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Chinook season opens below Bonneville Dam

The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opened to Coho and Chinook fishing Aug. 1, with another strong return of nearly one million fall Chinook predicted.

Sports Briefts for Aug. 3

Fall sports registration is underway; Mind over Mountain adventure race Aug. 6 at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort; Post Canyon 50K and Half Marathon

Entertainment Update for July 30

Get the led out; Market welcomes cookbook author Carver July 30 ; more

Ways of the Wind: July weather a windfall

July has come and gone, and what a windy one it was! Looking back at the iWindsurf records shows that there has been wind every single day. The least windy day, so far, still gusted to 20 mph. Even with a little bit of heat to finish off the month, there still appears to be enough wind to call it a prefect month!

Summer construction closes roads in Mount Hood National Forest

traffic to Lost Lake may be impacted

Summer is the season for road maintenance and construction projects in the Mount Hood National Forest, and this year is no exception.

Sports briefs for July 30

Sports briefs for July 30.

It’s all over but the shouting in this year’s Gorge Cup windsurfing series

Bruce Peterson essentially locks up the Cup with another win

The Gorge Cup isn’t over yet, but it might as well be. Local windsurfing virtuoso Bruce Peterson is essentially uncatchable in the annual spring and summer slalom windsurfing series that ends next weekend with races on Aug. 6 and 7.

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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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