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Teacher Adam Smith returns from rare visit to Arctic Svalbard

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except for bears — bears will kill you.”

Entertainment Update for July 23

‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26; Food bank benefit Aug. 2; more

Radio Tierra receives $29,593 grant

Radio Tierra, KZAS, was awarded a $29,593 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust this month.

Entertainment Update for July 19

Lavender DAZE returns; ‘Power Trio’ at River City July 26; more

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Pet of the Week: Howie is small and spunky

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Howie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

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Wade Pickering, 14, and family learn together and look ahead to the County Fair

Pigs live where Stephanie Pickering’s garden used to be, but that’s okay with her.

Entertainment Update for July 16

Too Slim and the Taildraggers are playing a free show downtown Hood River on Wednesday, July 16!

Fire restrictions issued on east side of Mt. Hood

Due to extremely dry and hot weather conditions on the east side of the Mt. Hood National Forest, officials have issued public use restrictions effective Friday, July 11.

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KB4C breaks $100k in fundraising

Heart, Strength, Tenacity: Seventh Kiteboarding-4-Cancer unifies with wind and water

The wind gods smiled on the Hood River Event Site Saturday afternoon. Despite a less-than-favorable forecast, the wind kicked in at about noon, increased throughout the day and blew strong and steady for several hours, giving the 154 participants of the 7th annual Kiteboarding- 4-Cancer fundraiser a full afternoon of sunny skies and steady wind to make this year’s sixhour endurance race one of the best and most competitive in event history.

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Officers take ‘Cold Water Challenge’ to honor fallen colleagues

They were the coolest guys in town. Literally and figuratively. Four Hood River law enforcement officers dumped water on their own heads Friday in the parking lot of Hood River Supply. 41 buckets of ice water.

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Sisters Lauren and Lindsey Hagemann serve as youth ambassadors for reading

Summer, and every season, means books for the Hegemann sisters. Lindsey 15, and Lauren, 14, are avid readers who also work to encourage reading by fellow teens and people of all ages.

Staff changes at Hood River News

Look for new and familiar faces in the advertising and circulation departments of the Hood River News.

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Local ranch offers colorful horse experience for kids

Double Mountain Horse Ranch in Hood River offers a unique equestrian experience for kids, in the weeklong Pony Pal program, done in conjunction with Hood River Community Education.

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Pet of the week:Terrier Maury is the ‘total package’

Maury ... what a dog! Maury is about 10 years old, likely a rat terrier mix and a happy, perky fella!

Entertainment Update for July 12

Best bets in live music!