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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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The ‘centerpiece’ blossoms: Phase 2 is complete at Waterfront Park

Phase 2 is complete at Waterfront Park, seven years after a 2007 start that saw some skeptics

Sunbathers, soccer players, sandcastle builders and snugglers.

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The prolific, delicious blackberry

Thinking of a blackberry binge?

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Fair Moments

One of the great things about the Fair is meeting up with friends you haven’t seen for a while.

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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.”

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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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Urinetown: With grit, CAST show looks to the sky

It’s hard to describe Urinetown, the Musical.

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Busy summer coming to Cascade Locks

A spirited Sternwheeler Days festival starts a busy Cascade Locks summer, bringing visitors from all over

Some big events are coming to Cascade Locks and Stevenson this summer, a testament to Cascade Locks’ growing place as a prime adventure sport locale: the North American Laser Masters Championship from July 11-13, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival July 25-27, and the first Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon on Aug. 10.

'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?

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After 40 years, Tsuruta Mayor Kenji Nakano retires

Kenji Nakano has dedicated almost half of his life to his community and townspeople, and after serving 40 years as the Mayor of Tsuruta, Japan, the 84-year-old is finally retiring.

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HRVHS Class of 2014 up for whatever comes next

The Hood River Valley High School Class of 2014’s motto is an oft-quoted lyric from John Lennon’s 1971 hit “Imagine,” that states: “You may think that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

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Horizon grad sums it up: ‘We made it through together’

Roller-skating incidents, teachers’ waistlines, and misplaced homework assignments lined up as humor fodder in Saturday’s Class of 2014 commencement at Horizon Christian School.

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Ron and Marg Guth find friendship among the Navajo

This was no simple rural delivery.

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Reverent Remodel: Asbury’s new owner respects, yet transforms, the former church

A well-preserved felt banner, reading “Asbury, Hood River,” lies folded on the floor of what was once a Sunday school room of the 100-year-old Methodist Church, left behind 15 months ago when the church closed its doors.

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Chasing the dream

Hood River’s Richard Hallman soul searches during journey to photograph world’s biggest waves

If you’ve lived in Hood River long enough, chances are you’ve seen Richard Hallman’s photography somewhere and thought to yourself, “What a lucky punk.”

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