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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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Fun at the CGWA Beach Bash

The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.

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Keep fireworks legal, and safe

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

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Downtown streets closed for First Friday

Library celebrates Friday with ‘Star Wars’ party

Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.

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Entertainment Update for June 29

Art on Oak celebrates; STEM Fair on Oak Street Friday; more

Sports Briefs for June 29

HRMGA Chapman Tourney results; HRV wrestler Justin Wilson heads to Japan for cultural exchange program; Tennis events going on throughout summer

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This summer, 'Have a Free Book'

Each year, the Leaders for Tomorrow high school senior group participate in a community project.

Sports Briefs for June 25

Beach Bash this weekend; more

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Teen teaches paddling to help food banks

A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.

Entertainment Update for June 25

Lavender DAZE July 2-3; HR County Fair July 27-30; more

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Final reunion for Odell High School

Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.

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Cascade Observations: Making New Friends, Keeping the Old

I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”

Sports Briefs for June 22

Country Forestry aims to curb illegal trail building; HRV baseball has good time at All-Star game

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