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History Museum offers chance to ‘step back in time’

The Oregon Department of Transportation is sharing with The History Museum of Hood River County a brand new portable history display, “A Road Trip of Historic Proportions,” that the agency developed as part of the centennial celebration for the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Yesteryears: Hood River County Fair draws record crowds in 1986

Cool July weather, plus an extended schedule, led to an all-time fair attendance record for the Hood River County Fair, said Manager Doris Jensen after the four-day run ended Saturday night.

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FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29

The all-important culmination of a year’s work — the annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction — happens at the Hood River County Fair July 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kirby Ring.

Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mount Adams Hiking Day is Sept. 10, and sign ups are happening now for two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

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Entertainment Update for July 27

EnviroGorge has new EnviroTour for kids, families; WS Library exhibit celebrates life of Kris Karlsson; more

Oklahoma! to hit the Hood River Middle School Stage in August

Romp through the last dog days of summer with Plays for Non-Profits production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein acclaimed musical Oklahoma! The show comes to life on stage at the Hood River Middle School opening August 5.

Peace Walk: Take steps for a ‘safe future’ on Wednesday

In what has become a yearly tradition, the 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk — “spreading peace and hope for a peaceful world, 71 years after Hiroshima” — makes its way to the Gorge on July 27.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.

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The Porch for July 23

TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.

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Evening of music, healing and hope on Monday

Canadian musician Jonathan Maracle will present his ministry of hope and healing Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello. The event is free and open to the community.

Entertainment Update for July 23

Bob Connolly plays July 28; Mesa, Reynolds play July 24; Kolberg at Stave & Stone; more

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CL antique car show celebrates historical highway centennial

The City of Cascade Locks will host the Antique Car Tour of the Gorge on Saturday, July 23 at the Port Marina Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local author reading at the Hood River Library

Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield will discuss her recently published book, “Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time,” at the Hood River Library on Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Killer’ in name only

Have you ever had a specific expectation, one that was quite logical, yet the outcome was the absolute opposite of what you anticipated?

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