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Beach Bash features music, wind sport fun this weekend

The 2016 Beach Bash weekend gets going Thursday, with the annual Columbia Windsurfing Association Pray For Wind Party, 6-10 p.m. at Stonehedge Gardens; dinner tickets are sold at the door.

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Merkley talks oil trains, Trump at Hood River town hall

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) hit Hood River on his town hall sweep Saturday evening.

Ken Meidell named new CEO at Dakine

Altamont Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Ken Meidell to the position of CEO at Dakine.

Police Log, June 6 to 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, June 5 to 18

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Mt. Hood Town Hall celebrates summer

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will hold its annual Summer Barbecue event on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for the board of directors to say thank you to the community for all of its support over the year and for everyone to gather and celebrate.

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Golden Rule docks in Hood River

The Golden Rule, an anti-nuclear sailboat, was in Hood River Wednesday for multiple events, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper.

‘Incredible Years’ parenting classes begin on July 13

‘Incredible Years’ Parents can enrich their child’s life and their own by attending the “Incredible Years” 12-week parenting program starting Wednesday, July 13. The series will be held at The Next Door office in The Dalles at 318 W. Second St.

Police Log, June 6 to 11

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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A carnival to take on cancer

Luminaria remain, but changes abound in revamped ‘Relay For Life’ July 9 at Hood River Marina

This year’s Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

Sports camps make exercise fun

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of sports camps for children and teens available to keep them healthy and active during the break. Here are three:

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A SENSE OF CONNECTION: One Community Health begins cherry orchard visits

On June 16, certified community health workers, medical providers and volunteers from One Community Health (OCH) began visiting local cherry orchards to connect personally with an estimated 500 migrant farmworkers.

Healing, Freestyle: Hood River boy, 11 gets creative with designers at Nike

Corwin Carr, 11, Hood River, is one of six Oregon children selected to participate in a unique shoe design exhibition known as Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Stirn resigns from parks

McCarthy, fellow directors wrangle on oversight questions

Longtime Parks Director Lori Stirn will leave Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in September

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‘A stand needs to happen after the grief’: Arts Center vigil will honor Orlando lives lost

Violinist Matthew McCravey plays a lament during a vigil at Waterfront Park Wednesday to honor those who died last weekend in the Orlando nightclub massacre.