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HRV’s House: Henderson Community Stadium celebrates its 20th anniversary

Over the past twenty years, it’s been the place where parents wiped tears as they watched their children walk across the stage to collect their diplomas.

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Travelogue: Hood River backpacker follows trail mantra: ‘Hike Your Own Hike’

When I found myself jobless at the end of May, I decided to follow a long-held dream to solo-hike sections of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

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A Pillar Moves On: Community thanks Chuck Johnisee

Hood River parks and rec stalwart credits ‘working together with a lot of good people’

This was a summer-ending pool party with meaning.

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Orchard obscure: The unusual picks of autumn

Fun facts behind some lesser-known apples and pears of the Hood River Valley

All around the county, farmers are bringing in a variety of unique and/or heirloom apples and pears that just aren’t found in traditional markets.

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Travelogue: Hood River sailor explores the rugged

I almost don’t want to tell you what’s in Magdalena Bay.

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Back to school for students in Hood River County

New faces, details for 2015-2016

On Tuesday it all begins again, for students, at least.

New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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Plays about Protest: ‘For every human being’s right to think’

‘Thoreau’ and ‘Inherit the Wind’ open Friday at CCA

In two dramas opening together this weekend in Hood River, historical events find new life and current meaning, as Plays for Non-Profits takes the stage at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA).

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Travelogue: In remote west Pacific tropics, traditions charm, then startle

Papua New Guinea: Hood River woman witnesses rituals beautiful and brutal

After three flights, two days, and a 16 hour time difference, I arrived at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, exhausted and apprehensive but full of anticipation.

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Your guide to al fresco options: mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around the county

Mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around Hood River County.

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2015 Hood River News Staff Fair Moments

I’m not going to lie — cows freak me out.

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From slopes to stage: a history of Jackson Park

The decades have matured Jackson Park. What began as a humble, hilly plot of grass and trees has become a truly impressive family gathering place, thanks to a continued effort from the community throughout the years.

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Steppes in the right direction: New friends via Transiberian rail

It started as a casual conversation. We were spending a long weekend at the coast with some good friends.

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Chasing Normal: CAST Theater tackles mental illness, heartbreak and redemption

CAST Theater’s summer play is anything but ordinary — “Next to Normal” covers the dark terrain of mental disorder and family dysfunction, but treads with humor and tenderness.

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Katie Crafts is addicted to high latitudes: Wanders and wonders in Antarctica and Alaska

“How much money do you have?”