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Sports Briefs for Aug. 1

Jared Davis signs with Fort Lewis College; Erin Jones heads to Olympic qualifier event; Vote for HR women for SUP honor

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Arrival of August brings bevy of running events to the Gorge

It’s hard to keep up with all the different trail runs, 5Ks, marathons, and fun runs that are happening in the Gorge year-round, but the month of August in particular seems to have an embarrassment of riches as far running events go.

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2015 Hood River News Staff Fair Moments

I’m not going to lie — cows freak me out.

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BOTG Kite Fest sails through its 15th running

Gorge residents grace the podium in multiple categories in annual freestyle kiteboarding event

Though there weren’t any new events to specifically commemorate its 15th running, this year’s Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest still had plenty of highlights.

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Mt. Hood Meadows summer events series kicks off next weekend

Runs, hikes, music, and educational events in store for resort’s second summer season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort usually asks its patrons to “pray for snow,” but for the month of August, “pray for sun,” would be probably be a better request.

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Saturday Spotlight: Matt Luchsinger lives a ruff life

Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.

Fried fish: heat brings more fish kills, regulations

In the wake of continued above-average high temperatures, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has instituted new fishing regulations to help mitigate the stress on salmon and other fish that has been caused by the heat and low water levels.

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Tardy winds can’t keep Hood River Huckfest down

Big-air kiteboarding competition has biggest year yet despite reluctant winds

The winds may have taken their sweet time getting to Rufus this weekend for the annual Hood River Huckfest competition, but for both participants and spectators, it was worth the wait.

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Matt Luchsinger lives a ruff life at NW Balanced Dog Training

Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer has its biggest year yet

Huge turnouts and fundraising efforts make 9th annual event a success

The dark clouds that gathered Saturday morning failed to dampen the spirits of those who gathered at the Hood River Waterfront to watch the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer kite derby get underway.

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