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Make way for fireworks: Spit closed July 3, other Port areas restricted

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to Port of Hood River property beginning July 3, when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begin setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

Tractor Pull and Bust That Wool!

Make plans to attend kid-friendly County Fair July 23-26

The 2014 Hood River County Fair, with its theme “Music, Memories, Magic,” takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 23-26, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, Odell. Gates open at noon each day. Carnival rides begin at 1 p.m. General admission is $7 per adult on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and $10 per adult on Saturday. Children aged 6-12 are admitted for $2 every day, and children younger than 6 are admitted free.

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Class Notes: Noah Tauscher attends Grammy Camp

The Grammy Foundation recently announced that Noah Tauscher, a Hood River Valley High School senior, was selected to attend Grammy Camp 2014, to be held this July on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles.

Entertainment Update for June 28

‘Inspired Garden Art’ July 4; Street dance at Double Mtn.; more

‘Phoenix Rising,’ ‘Lost Highwaymen’ headline Sternwheeler Days in CL

The 39th annual Sternwheeler Days festival features live music from Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising on the main stage at Marine Park on Saturday from 12:30 - 5 p.m.

Chamber singers at Riverside June 28

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association proudly presents the Portland State University Chamber Singers under the direction of internationally recognized director and composer Ethan Sperry, Saturday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State Streets, Hood River.

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Athlete Fiona Wylde, 17, travels the world for wind sports, but still feels grounded to Hood River

Seventeen-year-old Fiona Wylde grew up around water, so it’s probably not surprising she’s an elite water sport athlete.

Museum Blog: Connie’s parting words: Please get involved

I have sat down many times over the past few weeks to write this, my last blog for The History Museum of Hood River County.

Challenge Day, Wy’east Outdoor School send thanks

Two school programs send thanks to community supporters who made possible a variety of student enrichment in the last school year.

BBBS program announces ‘Mentoring Match of the Year’

Keely and Zoe have bonded as Big and Little Sister since 2011; Zoe is now honorary big sister

When her “Little Sister” graduated from 8th grade a year ago, Keely Kopetz was beaming proudly in the audience. Like many middle schoolers, her Little Sister, Zoe, was anxious about starting high school. She was afraid she’d get lost on campus, worried she wouldn’t choose the right classes, and concerned about finding new friends who shared her interests. Living with a dad who speaks primarily Spanish, the girl wondered how he could help her through the process., writes Dawn Stover of Next Door Inc.

'Bang!' goes summer

Fresh fruit, big art, hot rods and ‘Dino Train’ — what’s happening in the Gorge’s splendid season

What are the sounds of summer?

Entertainment Update for June 25

Williams at The Pines June 27; 48 Hour Film awards June 28; more

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Five essential things about July 4 celebrations you need to know

There are plenty of things to know about Independence Day celebration, but here are five main things to get you going; see future editions of Hood River News for more details.

Lost films chronicle dawn of hydroelectric power

The Bonneville Power Administration Library has released a new collection of six BPA-produced films from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s that takes viewers on a cinematic journey into the early years of the Northwest hydroelectric power and transmission systems.