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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer has its biggest year yet

Huge turnouts and fundraising efforts make 9th annual event a success

The dark clouds that gathered Saturday morning failed to dampen the spirits of those who gathered at the Hood River Waterfront to watch the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer kite derby get underway.

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Hot temperatures stressing Pacific Northwest fish

Fish and wildlife agencies encourage anglers to focus on warm-water fish

Cooler weather finally returned to the Gorge this past weekend, ending a two-week period where the mercury refused to dip below 90 degrees and on more than one occasion, soared into the triple digits.

Sports briefs for July 11

Gorge Tri Club grabs success, Ryan Ward honored in The Oregonian.

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Kollas Cranmer Run Results

The Kollas Cranmer Fourth of July Run results are in, which featured 213 runners and 107 walkers.

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Columbia River Gorge riders represent at Washougal Motocross Park races

Local motocross riders of all ages compete and find success in western Gorge race series

In the Columbia Gorge, there's certainly a wide variety of outdoor activities available for people to enjoy throughout the summer.

Three CrossFit Hood River athletes qualify for the CrossFit Games

Hood River residents Christine Wells, Karen McCadam, and Regan Huckaby qualify for world-level competition held later this month

For the second year in a row, CrossFit Hood River Athletes are heading to the annual CrossFit Games in southern California to compete against some of the sport’s best athletes on the planet.

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40TH ANNUAL KOLLAS CRANMER RUN

Fourth of July celebrations kicked off with the 40th Annual Kollas Cranmer Run early Saturday morning that saw 213 runners and 107 walkers make the 7.4-mile trek from downtown Odell to Jackson Park in Hood River.

Sports Briefs for July 8

Wild Woman run in TL July 18; HRVLL teams fare well in All-Star tourney

Outdoor News: Salmon fishing hot at the Columbia Mouth

A flooding tide, calm ocean and lack of boat traffic made the sometimes rough water between the jetties seem mystically calm as our boat skimmed the salty surface heading west.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Chinidere Mountain offers unmatched views

Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer returns next weekend

Part endurance race, part festival, part fundraiser, the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) presented by Patagonia is an action-packed, feel-good event with a goal that lifts everyone’s spirits: help young cancer survivors find hope and healing through outdoor adventure.

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Junior golf growing at Indian Creek

Golf course’s program is getting more kids to participate in the sport

After starting its inaugural season last year, Indian Creek’s PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Junior League Golf program is now really getting into the swing of things.

Sports Briefs for July 1

HR 10U softball heading to state tourney; Motorized trail use on HRC trails currently prohibited; Mt. Hood NF issues fire restrictions

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Basketball skills

Horizon Christian School’s annual Triple Threat concluded last week, with about 70 campers in grades 4-9 attending to improve their basketball fundamentals (triple threat stands for pass, dribble, shoot).

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Chantelle Carter heading to Silver State International Rodeo

Hood River’s Chantelle Carter is heading next week to the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., for the second year in a row, where she will compete against some of the best riders in North America.