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Mt. Hood Meadows summer events series kicks off next weekend

Runs, hikes, music, and educational events in store for resort’s second summer season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort usually asks its patrons to “pray for snow,” but for the month of August, “pray for sun,” would be probably be a better request.

Ways of the Wind: The eternal summer of the Gorge

A summer series with Greg Stiegel

With one week left in July, we have had an action-packed summer. Warm weather and west winds all spring have made summer feel eternal — no complaints here! The waterfront has been abuzz with fun, community-oriented events that do a great job of celebrating the beautiful place and people we have here in the Gorge.

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Gorge Grown Farmer’s Market comes to Hawks Ridge Fridays

Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers’ Market is making a stop at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. on the south lawn. The next market will be held July 24. Everyone is invited to attend.

Entertainment Update for July 22

Joni Harms concert Aug. 2; August Summer Concert Series at Mt. Hood Meadows; more

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Tardy winds can’t keep Hood River Huckfest down

Big-air kiteboarding competition has biggest year yet despite reluctant winds

The winds may have taken their sweet time getting to Rufus this weekend for the annual Hood River Huckfest competition, but for both participants and spectators, it was worth the wait.

Fried fish: heat brings more fish kills, regulations

In the wake of continued above-average high temperatures, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has instituted new fishing regulations to help mitigate the stress on salmon and other fish that has been caused by the heat and low water levels.

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Jake Morgan named 2015 ICMGA Club Champion

Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association offers congratulations to Jake Morgan, the 2015 ICMGA Club Champion. Jake continued his outstanding play on the third day of competition with a 70-stroke game and finished with a three-day total of 212, four strokes under par.

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Sports Briefs for July 22

14U baseball team headed to state tourney; Youth football camp coming up; more

Lila May’s party on Friday receives lots more help

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, is getting bigger.

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Hood River mother and daughter ‘having a blast’ in the Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo kicked off with the opening round of events that included Hood River cowgirls Crystal Beam and her daughter, Josee, on Wednesday at Milt Tumilson Arena in The Dalles.

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Senior Expo helps highlight 2015 County Fair

Hood River County Fair brings entertainment, activities for kids and adults, displays and exhibits, carnival and midway fun, horses, livestock, flowers, and food.

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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.

HR County Fair arrives July 22-25

The Hood River County Fair returns Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.

Entertainment Update for July 11

Graham, more at Moth Lounge; ‘Vokab’ at River City July 16