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Tim Mayer and Kim Garoutte at VolcanicTim Mayer and Kit Garoutte will be teaming up to play at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. Mayer said, “We’ll be playing our usual mix of jazz, funk, blues, rock, and we hope to be outside in back, weather permitting.”

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Hood River County Library District has a popup library site in Odell each Thursday at the Wy’east Community Church’s meeting room from 3-6 p.m. Patrons can check out and return books, sign up for library cards, find wi-fi and internet access, use copiers and scanners, and find craft activiti…

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In its 13th consecutive year, Kiteboard 4 Cancer, which benefits Project Koru, once again brought participants and spectators from around the world to the shores of the Columbia in Hood River to celebrate the sport and “harness the power of the elements to benefit lives affected by cancer.” …

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“Retired” is an interesting concept. I retired figuratively from my job with the county in 2015 due in part to budget cuts at the state level that no longer funded staff for the Commission on Children and Families. I was also 65. I could draw social security and receive Medicare for most of …

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There are many Hood River service organizations that provide great benefit back to the local community such as the Lions, Elks, Kiwanis, and Rotary, but one such group is rarely noticed. It is the Philanthropic Educational Organization, or P.E.O. as it is known, which is a women’s only group…

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The sun is out and the winds are strong along the banks of Hood River, and that combination has brought hundreds of kiteboarders and windsurfers to the Columbia shores. Clad in wet suits, these aqua enthusiasts took to the choppy waters from sunrise to sunset, massing along the beach and the…

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Did you know that eggplants have gender? (Females have more seeds than males.) That you can tell if an avocado is good or not by peeking under its stem? (Green is good. If it’s brown, it’s too old.) That you should only store mushrooms in a paper sack? (They get sweaty in plastic — don’t we all?) 

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The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum hosts its eighth annual Traffic Jam fundraiser on Saturday, July 13. Admission will be $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

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If you bought beer this weekend, you might have seen an eye-catching sticker reminding you not to drive under the influence.

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Gorge Grown’s Mobile Farmers’ Market has been making stops from Cascade Locks to Moro this summer. The nonprofit has been working with local farmers to bring locally grown food to communities throughout the Gorge who have limited access to grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farm stands, sa…

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The 2019 Kollas Cranmer July 4th Memorial Run saw hundreds of local residents head to the Odell Fire Station and trek their way across more than seven miles to Jackson Park in Hood River. The weather was warm and sunny, with a slight breeze blowing to keep runners cool, and the roads were cl…

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The annual Odell Fourth of July parade through downtown started at 4 p.m. on the dot, led by Hood River County Sheriff Matt English. From start to finish, the parade lasted 12 minutes. 

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The first professional rodeo in The Dalles in four years proved to be a successful event that was well attended with full grandstands at the Fort Dalles Riders Club. The C.H. Urness Motor Co. Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo included over 40 cowboys and cowgirls from Oregon and Washington co…

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1919 — 100 years agoWith the close of business on June 30, all post offices throughout the United States were ordered to discontinue the sale of 2-cent postal cards and 3-cent stamped envelopes, and at the same time postmasters were ordered to redeem such postcards and stamped envelopes if t…

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Brassicas and Beer, a monthly summer seminar series of casual and informative garden related presentations, will be offered by the Oregon State University Extension Central Gorge Master Gardener Association through the summer.

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UCC hosts ‘Borders and Belonging’ Sunday

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Summer has arrived, and with it a surge of folks wanting to park downtown and on the waterfront. The City of Hood River and the Port of Hood River each implement their own separate paid parking plans, which can cause some confusion for visitors. Below is a guide to help summer visitors strai…

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WELL SAID: — ‘Old future’s gone, old future’s gone/war is the beast of last resort/the old future’s gone.” — John Gorka

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Scotch broom was introduced as an ornamental along highway corridors and in western Oregon as a dune stabilizer. It is now one the most extensive forest weed species.

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June and July are busy times of the year for the Hood River County 4-H program. Members are preparing exhibits for county fair in July. Static exhibits in the Summit Building at the Hood River County Fairgrounds show off skills in art, foods, textiles, photography, gardening and other creati…

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