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Kegler's Corner: The Dudes win County League

The Thursday Hood River County league had its championship roll off last week at Orchard Lanes and The Dudes trio emerged victorious over The Incredibowls team in the battle for the title in this fun league. Bowling for the champs were Matt Monbouquette, Patrick Hughes and Jeremy Ziegler. We want to extend our thanks to the County league for bowling with us this season. We miss you already and can’t wait to see you again next fall.

Outdoor News: Drift boating for steelhead

I traded the old drift boat for a new one last fall; my new one is an 18 foot wide-bottom Willie drifter complete with a UHMW (synthetic) bottom. Yes, it’s big, but this boat’s plastic bottom makes the craft row easily, not stick on rocks, and its size means it’s in no way tippy and allows me to haul gear and people safely over shallow river bottoms.

Entertainment Update for March 4

Student Loan at CEBU; ‘New Wasco Bros.’ March 7; more

Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers Spring-Summer Hike Program

Events celebrate Friends’ 35th anniversary

Spring is in the air a bit earlier than usual in the Columbia River Gorge — ready to get out and explore? It’s a great time to kick off a new season of discovery: fascinating trails, colorful wildflowers, bracing waterfalls, and a new wealth of Gorge discoveries! From March 15-July 18, Friends of the Columbia Gorge will host over 65 hikes, outings, and land stewardship events as it celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary.

Kegler's Corner: Voyles rolls 299

Time marches on.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 28

House concert with Lucia Comnes and Daniel Carr; Tony Smiley plays Pint Shack; ‘Heroes not Welcome Home’ exhibit opens March 14; more

Feast of Words benefits Library Foundation March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to eat, drink and be merry in the library at the fifth annual Feast of Words, their annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. The event will include exquisite desserts and savory appetizers, local wine and beer, and live music in the beautiful downtown Hood River Library.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 25

Pigs on the Wing - Pink Floyd tribute in Bingen March 7; Clink! Wine exhibit Feb. 28; more

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Truax headed to U18 Nationals

Hood River Valley High School senior and Cooper Spur Race Team alumni Elle Truax qualified for next month’s U18 U.S. National Skiing Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo. Traux will be racing in the speed events of Super G and Downhill.

Rhoades presents in White Salmon

Last in library KOOBDOOGA program series

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to attend a presentation by Seattle cinema scholar Lance Rhoades, titled “American Indians in Cinema: Participation Onscreen and Behind the Scene” on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 21

‘Loren and Mark’ play Feb. 23; Bob Connolly at Volcanic; more

SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 27

Students versus teachers in 2015 contestant list

Students and teachers will vie for the title in the fifth annual Tongue Twister Tournament, Feb. 27.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre brings Oz to Parkdale

Parkdale Elementary School is teaming up with Missoula Children’s Theatre! Audiences will skip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her friends when the MCT and more than 45 local students perform an original musical adaptation of the timeless favorite, The Wizard of Oz.

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Hook project provides great new river access

Should be done by the end of the month

A welcomed addition to the Hood River Waterfront is quickly taking shape, and with a finish date of the end of February, the new river access at the west end of the Hook will be ready for windsurfers, kayakers and stand-up-paddlers who come out of the woodwork in droves as winter winds down and the river-recreation season rapidly approaches.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 18

‘Mbrascatu,’ more at CEBU; Gorge Sinfonietta plays Feb. 20; more