Hood 2 River Relay race set for May 31

A first of its kind in Hood River County, the May 31 Hood 2 River Relay Race is a six-stage event starting on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows and ending at the Hood River waterfront, with stages of alpine skiing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, road biking, running and paddling in between.

The Dalles Dam hosts an amazing race, geocache style

Do you like treasure hunts? Geocaching is a big, outdoor treasure hunt, and park rangers at The Dalles Lock and Dam invite the public to take part in an amazing race, geocache style, between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

Entertainment Update for March 26

Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; Kids free at Discovery Center; more

Gorge Fiddle Contest returns July 24-25

After a two-year absence the Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest returns to the Gorge on July 24 and 25 in Stevenson, Wash. The contest will be held in conjunction with the long-running Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival.

Bird Festival April 26

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards in conjunction with Conboy Lake NWR invites you to celebrate the birds of the Glenwood Valley on Saturday, April 26.

USFS lifts closure order for Cloud Cap Road

The United States Forest Service recently announced it has lifted the closure order for Cloud Cap Road located on the northeastern flank of Mount Hood in the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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‘A Few Good Men’ opens: Large cast aligns veteran actors with new faces on local stage

The cool thing about a large-cast theater production is the greater likelihood of seeing new faces on stage.

Books, puppets, crafts and more fun things to do over spring break

Looking for a fun family activity during spring break?

‘Good Body’ opens May 8

“The Good Body,” by Eve Ensler and directed by Judie Hanel, will open May 8 and run through May 18. The following actors have been cast in the show: Julie Jindal, Jessica Metta, Kathleen Morrow, Irene Fields, Brenda Hering, Lisa Roth, Desiree Amyx Mackintosh and Kim Robichaud.

Entertainment Update for March 22

Ceramic button and charm class; ‘Science!’ plays March 22; Toney Smiley at Pheasant Valley; more

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USFS aims to open bridge at Multnomah Falls by Memorial Day

An iconic pedestrian bridge at Multnomah Falls that was damaged by a large falling rock earlier this year is expected to be restored by Memorial Day Weekend, according to the United States Forest Service.

Sports briefs for March 22

Kennedy awarded All League honors; Register now for Co-Ed Soccer League ; HRV boys tennis plays Gresham, Sandy

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Bigs and Littles make a racket with tennis team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge held its first ever tennis clinic for Bigs and Littles on Sunday, March 16, on the newly renovated Hood River Community Tennis Courts.

Volunteers sought for trail work party March 29

Hood River County will be holding a trail work party March 29 to begin construction of the Pinemont Loop Connector.

Things to do during spring break

Discovery Center Scavenger Hunt;Spring Extravaganza at The History Museum; Thomas, more at the Hood River Library