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FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29

The all-important culmination of a year’s work — the annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction — happens at the Hood River County Fair July 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kirby Ring.

Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mount Adams Hiking Day is Sept. 10, and sign ups are happening now for two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

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Entertainment Update for July 27

EnviroGorge has new EnviroTour for kids, families; WS Library exhibit celebrates life of Kris Karlsson; more

Oklahoma! to hit the Hood River Middle School Stage in August

Romp through the last dog days of summer with Plays for Non-Profits production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein acclaimed musical Oklahoma! The show comes to life on stage at the Hood River Middle School opening August 5.

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Gorge Downwind Champs sees big spike in participation

Surf ski, SUP, and outrigger canoe paddlers take to the Columbia River

A flotilla of bright, red-orange shirts bobbing in the Columbia River provided a great contrast to the moody Pacific Northwest sky Friday afternoon as around 250 paddlers took to the water to participate in this year’s Gorge Downwind Championships.

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Local outrigger canoe club competes in downwinder Gorge Outrigger Race

In addition to the Gorge Downwind Championships, outrigger canoe paddlers also competed in the 20th Annual Gorge Outrigger Race July 15-16.

Sports Briefs for July 27

Payton Rigert receives honorable mention naming to All-American team; HRV alum named as new TD boys soccer coach; Reminder: BOTG Kitefest July 29-31

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The Porch for July 23

TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.

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Gorge Cup favorite Bruce Peterson is 2016 frontrunner

Penultimate race of the annual windsurfing series held this Saturday

There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.

Sports Briefs for July 23

KB4C has best year yet for fundraising; Register before Aug. 1 to save money on BOTG Half Marathon & 10K; Hole-in-one recorded at Indian Creek Golf Course

Entertainment Update for July 23

Bob Connolly plays July 28; Mesa, Reynolds play July 24; Kolberg at Stave & Stone; more

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CL antique car show celebrates historical highway centennial

The City of Cascade Locks will host the Antique Car Tour of the Gorge on Saturday, July 23 at the Port Marina Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Friends of Mt. Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mt. Adams Hiking Day is not until Sept. 10, but you can sign up now to get in on two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

‘Slopeside Sustainability’ Saturday at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows’ weekend scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience will be “cleaned up” Saturday, July 23 at a Slopeside Sustainability and Mountain Cleanup Day.

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KB4C enjoys great wind, major milestone

Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.

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