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No doldrums here: Keep kids busy with local summer fun

Kid-friendly programs abound in Hood River County. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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.

Entertainment Update for July 4

July 4th music gigs; ‘TRAILGATE’ happens July 11; more

44 Trails Association hosts Trailgate event on July 11

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Bagge Gardens holds last gospel garden concert

Bagge Gardens, located at 1805 Carroll Rd., Mosier, will hold its last-ever gospel music garden concert on July 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Entertainment Update for July 1

Eddie Corduroy plays July 2; Trout Lake Fair July 31; more

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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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Moving 4th-ward: Four facts for a safe, fun, litter-free celebration

Hood River County hosts two parades that are definitely kid-friendly.

Arnold celebrates 50 years of dance Saturday

Charlotte Arnold is celebrating 50 years of tap instruction with a special dance performance on June 27 at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, from 2-5 p.m.

Entertainment Update for June 27

‘Daddies,’ more at Everybody’s; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: The voices have the power for ‘Independence Eve’

My timing was perfect the other evening. Not only did I catch the Columbiaires at band practice for the upcoming “Independence Eve” show at the Bingen Theater, but I managed to show up exactly during the fairly lengthy power failure that White Salmon and Bingen were experiencing at the time.

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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.

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