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Working out the shrapnel on a cross-country ride

Bicycling Marines pass through Gorge in final leg of tribute ride

Two Marine veterans cycled into The Dalles Saturday afternoon on the final leg of their 4,400 mile ride to honor a fallen brother and raise money for a children’s charity.

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HRV Swim Team sets records

The Hood River Valley Swim Team swam at the Western Speedo Sectional swimming championships in Gresham earlier this summer.

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Smooth sailing for inaugural Commissioner’s Cup

Sunday saw the beginning of what many hope will become an annual event in Hood River. Supported by the Port of Hood River and Zepher Inc., the Commissioner’s Cup Regatta was the first local youth sailing race to be held in Hood River.

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Opportunities for comment on park and ride

Weigh in via petition, site meeting or public comment period

It was originally a project that was approved without notification of the general public, but now the proposal for the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort park and ride slated for the community of Mount Hood is open for public comment.

Words to the wild

‘Art of the Wild’ talk examines spirit, language, of the Wilderness Act

A large crowd gathered at the Columbia Center for the Arts last Wednesday evening to welcome Professor Mark Harvey and his presentation on Howard Zahniser (1906-1964), an instrumental figure in creating the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Mom gets five years for crash that killed daughter

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who crashed her SUV after falling asleep while drunk driving — killing one of her children — has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide and other charges.

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One dead in Mt. Hood NF flash flood

An Illinois man is dead after getting swept away in a flash flood on the Sandy River last week.

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What does wilderness Sound Like?

Composer Christina Rusnak wants to let you hear what a wilderness area sounds like.

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Local volunteers replenish Parkdale Bicentennial Gardens

What Upper Valley residents are seeing lately isn’t a mirage, but rather the oasis of the Bicentennial Gardens in Parkdale, taking shape once again through the combined hard work and efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, The Central Columbia Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.

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‘Dad dunk’ yields Queen of the Hook for Kayla Schurton

Dressed in gold lamé glory and dunking her dad, Kayla Schurton took away top honors, and a valuable prize, in Saturday’s King of the Hook contest.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 20

Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; Music Thursdays at White Buffalo; more

UPDATED: Sheriff's deputies investigating double shooting in Odell

Two Odell residents suffered gunshot wounds Tuesday morning and were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

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‘Pears aren’t fast’: Dwight Moe and family sustain orchard tradition at Glacier Ranch

Dwight Moe spends his days in August answering the 65-pound question. Will the boss help pick the fruit? The answer is a resounding yes, if only because the owner-foreman-maintenance man of many hats believes in working by example, including taking a shift filling bags with fruit.

Portion of Powerdale pipe to be removed

Walking trail section of pipeline untouched

After decades in the dirt, 2,600 feet of steel pipe that comprised part of the late Powerdale Dam on the lower Hood River is marked for removal. Columbia Land Trust, a Pacific Northwest river conservation group that owns part of the land the pipeline is on, announced it is removing the half-mile section on the southern end of the fragmented pipeline in order to make way for riparian restoration efforts.

Paddle Challenge gains acclaim as world-class event

Kids, don’t miss ‘Positively Kai’, free SUP opportunity

The Columbia River has again been a hotbed of activity this summer, and in case the frenzy of wind and wave junkies along the Hood River Waterfront wasn’t hot enough, next weekend’s Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is going to kick it up to a whole new level.

Letters to the Editor

'Novel idea'; Who gets noticed?; Leave dogs at home

Editorial: The sweet Looking beyond the bitter

This is the season of the bittersweet. Minds are on the return to school, a fact favored by parents and regretted by most kids. This is the time of year when wind sports enthusiasts are still looking for a good ride, but typically see glassy water. The lack of moving air aggravates the already warm temperatures.

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E.Coli advisory posted, then lifted, at Waterfront Beach

Event Site, Hook water quality ‘meets standards’ according to County Health

Update to print story: City Public Works director Mark Lago called Hood River News at 4 p.m. Friday to say that Thursday’s E. Coli alert on Waterfront Beach has been lifted, following latest tests by Riverkeeper. “The beach is open again,” he said.

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Families in the Park continue Aug. 14, 21, 28

Hood River annual concert series features Banjopunk Americana, a Heart Tribute band and a dance party with Hit Machine

Bounty of the Hood River valley is on display in Fruit Celebration, Aug. 16-17

This weekend, all along the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop, find berries, peaches, cherries, Gravenstein apples, the earliest pears, all kinds of fresh summer garden produce, apple treats, wine and hard cider tasting, and country fun for the whole family.