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McLean, Keillor repeat as Cato champs

HRV ski team out the gates at 25th and final Cato Memorial Race

Lucy McLean successfully defended her (unofficial) title as “Queen of the Cato Race” Saturday at Timberline Lodge, where the Hood River Valley High School senior blew away the competition to win the varsity girls race for a fourth consecutive year. Also defending his title, senior Austin Keillor posted the fastest time of the day to win the varsity boys race for his second year.

Mid-season leaders at the Lanes

We’re just about at the mid-season point in league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes, so as we normally do this at this time in the bowling season, let’s see who our top bowlers are right now (all scores are scratch):

Entertainment Update for Jan. 3

HRVHS benefit show Jan. 10; mile marker 6 returns Jan. 6

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Help restore museum paddlewheel

Mel Gibson in ‘Maverick,’ airs Jan. 16 as fundraiser

Do you want to help save the History Museum’s most iconic artifact? Do you love movies?

Entertainment Update for Dec. 31

Cripple Hop at Volcanic NYE; Ben Ballinger solo show Jan. 2; more

Kegler's Corner: Michael Allen strikes

Scoring at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes the past few weeks has been out of sight, especially in the high powered Fraternal league, where all five of our Team of the Week stars stirred the sticks. It took some mighty fine bowling to make this latest list of kegling standouts.

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A skier drops over a cliff on a run called Seventh Heaven at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Saturday morning. The resort reported 31 inches of fresh snow between Saturday and Tuesday and (as of Tuesday morning) a base of 44 inches at the lodge and 58 inches at mid-mountain.

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10-hour Sufferlandia nets $1k for A4C

Their rationale almost makes sense: if you’re going to spend an entire day toiling in masochistic anguish, you might as well make it the shortest day of the year.

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A fun guide to New Year’s Eve (and Day) in the Gorge

Happy New Year, however you mark the occasion. Thursday is 1/1/15, and in the Gorge, residents can enjoy a large variety of ways to “ring in the new year.” The weather prediction is cold, giving the Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Maryhill State Park a stark appeal.

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Hood River’s Jax Mariash-Koudele inspires others to focus on fitness

Get outside, get stoked, dream it and go do it, Jax Mariash-Koudele proclaims with conviction.

Meadows back on track with night skiing

Santa flew over the summit of Mt. Hood and dropped the much-needed Christmas gift of about six inches of fresh snow on the slopes of Meadows in time to spare the always-popular holiday break ski and snowboard season.

PLENTY to do over Winter Break! (Updated for Dec. 27)

Hey kids — are you looking for something fun to do over winter break, either by yourself, with your siblings or with your parents, too?

Entertainment Update for Dec. 27

Cripple Hop at Volcanic NYE; Ben Ballinger solo show Jan. 2; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Finally, a movie review that makes sense to me

A year ago I had the pleasure to interview NYC-based folk singer Christine Lavin. She was supposed to do a show at the Aladdin Theater in Portland but unfortunately the show got cancelled at the last minute.

Take the Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1 at Maryhill Park

Are you looking for a cool, fun and refreshing way to start the New Year? The Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District has the answer for you: the 8th Annual Polar Plunge at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Maryhill State Park.