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Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club sending teams to world’s largest endurance race

They may be only a few years old as an organization and have only a couple seasons of racing under their belts, but a local outrigger canoe club has been training hard to tackle next month one of the biggest events in their sport.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 20

Uphill Challenge Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows; Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge going on this weekend; more

Mt. Hood Meadows hosts ‘Uphill Challenge’ Event on Saturday

The third Annual Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows will be run this Saturday, Aug. 20.

‘Get Outside’ Event Aug. 27 at waterfront

Hood River Education Foundation and local merchants host the Aug. 27 event “Get Outside For Education,” 1-4 p.m. at Hood River Waterfront Park.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 13

Guitars and cider at Slopeswell; ‘Pete’s Dragon’ flies quietly; more

Sports briefs for Aug. 13

7/8 grade football kicks off Monday; Mt. Hood Meadows hosts Geocache Dash Aug. 13

Entertainment Update for Aug. 10

John Bunzow at Stave & Stone; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

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No surprises in Gorge Cup series finale

Perennial cup winner Bruce Peterson takes 2016 title

Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.

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Ideal conditions produce new course record for HRYC’s Double Damned

The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).

Sports briefs for Aug. 10

Sports briefs for Aug. 10.

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Bridge of the Gods run returns

Bridge of the Gods Run returned for its third year on Sunday.

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover talk graphic novels Aug. 13

Winners of the coveted Eisner Award, Paul Tobin and wife Colleen Coover will share their experiences working on comics and graphic novels in a presentation on Aug. 13 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Oklahoma! opens

Peddler Ali Hakim (Bob Fox, left), finds himself at the edge of a literal shotgun wedding thanks to an adoring Ado Annie (Anne Marie Goodman) and her stern father, Andrew Carnes (Bruce Ludwig).

Entertainment Update for Aug. 6

Local author Vikki Claflin at HR Library Aug. 13; Secret Salsa presents Kizomba; Slocan Ramblers in HR Aug. 16

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The Daily Bread: A place with no name

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

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