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Families in the Park return Aug. 7

Music, sponsors and fundraising schedule

Aug. 7 — Families in the Park: Radical Revolution (‘80s genre gems), 6-9 p.m. at Jackson Park, 13th and May Streets, Hood River. Toy Gun Conspiracy open. Fajitas will be served by Eye Openers Lions Club, raising money for sight and hearing. Free concert sponsored by Griffith Motors, Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Bruce Burton DMD, Lions Eye Openers, Rotary of Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 6

‘After the Rain’ plays Aug. 16; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

‘Kleeway’ approved; will be Seven Streams alternate

With the addition of “Kleeway” – a proposed new trail named after the late Matt Klee – congestion issues on the popular Seven Streams Trail should be greatly alleviated.

Sports briefs for Aug. 2

Sports slideshow Saturday at Hood River Hostel; Bernie Fagan Soccer Camp runs next week; Youth tennis camps coming up

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SUP for pups

At Gorge Paddle Challenge, one competitor will be two

Matt and Hunter make a great pair.

CGRA sails through busy summer

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is gearing up for a busy next few weeks of sailing in Cascade Locks.

Entertainment update for Aug. 2

Ruins open at Springhouse; more

Van Gogh Days blossoms Aug. 2

Van Gogh Days, celebrating the beauty of summer’s signature flower — the sunflower —returns to Rasmussen Farms in the heart of Oregon’s Hood River Valley Aug. 2-3.

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Quilting three ways: This hot August, it makes perfect sense to wrap yourself in quilting

This 90-degree weather doesn’t exactly say “warm blankets,” but in fact August is the month to wrap yourself in quilting.

‘Megafloods’ scholar speaks Saturday at HR County Library

The Hood River County Library District and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute are hosting Dr. Victor R. Baker from the University of Arizona for a presentation on “Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond” Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sports Briefs for July 30

Youth football start soon; Indian Creek hosts two good-cause golf tournaments; more

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Bridge of the Gods goes off in Stevenson

Downwind Blowout race rescheduled for this weekend

Fueled by steady thermal winds and sizzling summer temps, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest brought hundreds of kiteboarders and spectators to the Stevenson waterfront over the weekend for two days of friendly but fierce freestyle competition.

Entertainment update for July 30

Folksinger, storyteller Adam Miller plays Hood River Library Aug. 12; Sallie Ford at Ruins Aug. 15; more

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HR County Fair was ‘fantastic’

Record crowds throng to weekend concerts

Record crowds attended the Hood River County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Lions were ready.

USFS hopes to open Cloud Cap Road ‘soon’

The U.S. Forest Service is aiming to have Cloud Cap Road open this season for the first time in over a year, which has been closed since 2013 due to dead trees finally toppling years after they were burned in a wildfire in the Mt. Hood National Forest.