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Another Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in the books

This past weekend athletes from Australia, Tahiti, Europe, Canada and the US traveled to Hood River to compete in the seventh annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC), which is one of the most competitive and prestigious stand up paddling races.

‘Motherhood’ magazine nears fundraiser deadline

“Motherhood,” a new parenting magazine, is coming to the Gorge.

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Veterans take flight at Gorge airport

The concept behind Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is in the organization’s motto: “Giving back to those who have given.” The devotion inherent in the motto was recently on display at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.

Open studio tour calls for Gorge Artists

The annual Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour will be held April 20-22, 2018, at Gorge-area studios, and applications are now being sought from artists who would like to participate. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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The Hook has crowned a king and queen

Windsurfing board tricks, relay races, tandem sailing and attempted acrobatics on the boards are just some of the fun that goes on at the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s King of the Hook event.

John and Suze Nigl celebrate 50th anniversary

John and Suze Nigl were married Aug. 26, 1967, in San Jose, Calif., where they spent their first year of marriage. They moved to Fresno in 1968 so John could attend Fresno State College on the GI Bill. He worked nights at the county library while Suze worked as a legal secretary. John received his degree in business administration in 1972 and a few weeks later they moved to Hood River.

Death notices for Aug. 23 edition: Kenny Newlan and Roland Solberg

Kenny Newlan and Roland Solberg

Bingen blood drive Aug. 30

Insitu sponsors an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Eagle Point facility, 901 E. Bingen Point Way, Bingen.

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Reader Photos: Enjoying the Eclipse

Hood River News invites readers to submit photos for web or print publication.

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Eclipse Scenes

The solar eclipse brought together onlookers in Hood River for a lively scene today shortly after 10 a.m.

Pet of the Week: Roxy is happy, friendly girl

Beautiful Roxy has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, who describe her as the happiest girl around! She loves everybody she meets and sure knows how to bring a smile to volunteers’ faces.

‘Walk with Ease’ starts in September

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program will be offered starting Sept. 11 at Wilson Park, Second and May streets, Hood River.

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‘Terrific Tale of Thumbelina’ Aug. 25 at Arts Center

Join Columbia Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for The Oregon Shadow Theater’s (OST) production of “The Terrific Tale of Thumbelina.” Oregon Shadow Theater is a Portland-based company specializing in the art of shadow puppetry.

Police Log, Aug. 7 to 13

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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‘Wheels of Hope’ nominations sought

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation a 2007 Honda Accord from Griffith Motors to help them meet their daily needs.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 19

Painful history; Support immigrants; more

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Two guys, one contested parking space, two police officers: one wonders

The paper was out and an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon brought a scanner call I just had to go check out: two drivers refusing to relinquish one parking spot. What we heard was that one guy was preparing to back into a space when another guy squeezed in and stole it from behind. But both were stuck at angles, and blocking traffic.

Church News: St. Mary’s holds retirement party for Rev. Maag

Covenant Hood River Church offers classes

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host a retirement party for longtime pastor Rev. Ron Maag on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 3-6 p.m. on the church lawn. The potluck is open to the community. He will retire at the end of August.