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Friday night party, kids’ wind art, endurance race highlight ‘K4C’

The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.

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New short track mountain biking event coming to Cooper Spur Mountain Resort next weekend

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort presents the first-ever Short Track Weekend mountain bike event July 15-17 at the resort, located on the north side of Mount Hood.

11th Annual White Salmon River Fest next week

The White Salmon River Fest celebrates the White Salmon River, the communities, and the natural and cultural history that surrounds this watershed. This river is an invaluable social, recreational, agricultural and economic resource to those who call it home.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Indian Point: Climb high for a birds-eye view of the Gorge

I’ve done a lot of view hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during my time here and frankly, that’s not very difficult to do. There are many options on both sides of the Columbia River for those who want to take advantage of a clear summer’s day and take in the view from some overlook or basalt outcropping.

Entertainment Update for July 9

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9; more

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Daily Bread: Mending broken hearts

Last week was the 15 year anniversary of my open heart surgery. Since that time, I have always honored that day with something celebratory out in nature, like watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Hood. There is no equal to the power of wilderness therapy.

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Avenue Q is no Sesame Street

Puppetry — and pointed comment on stage at CAST

Yes, Avenue Q features puppet and human characters interacting together. And yes, there are intermittent, computerized visuals reminiscent of The Electric Company and Sesame Street.

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Much Ado About Nothing brings outside experience

Non-Profits troupe performs the Bard on Stonehedge Gardens lawn

Summer has arrived and Plays for Non-Profits is opening this season with outdoor dinner theatre, a first in the nine-year history of the program.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer party, fundraiser, returns July 15-17

The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17, and with this year’s event comes a significant milestone.

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Friends provide thrilling finish to Odell-HR race

Pesky wind, pesky competitor.

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‘Cantina’ style?

Skye Weiseth, as Princess Leia, strikes a pose with her father, Teg, as Chewbacca, and her brother, Jack, as Boba Fett, while Ben Bonham and his “alien band” play swing tunes, at Friday’s Star Wars-themed Hood River Library District celebration fifth anniversary at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

Entertainment Update for July 6

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9; Skamania Lodge hosts annual free Live Music Series; more

44 Trails Association’s Trailgate bike and hike party this Saturday

Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.

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Gorge Explorer: Nestor Peak; Valley views worth the hellacious climb

Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.

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