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MASKED BALL KICKOFF: Serious Fun for United Way

The second annual Masquerade Ball, the kickoff for the Columbia Gorge United Way fall campaign, meant serious fun Sept. 30 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.

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Packing Out History

Nearly complete is the slow unlocking of a time capsule that is a historic agriculture building near Odell.

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Foster Parenting: Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.

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Success is one caring adult away

To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.

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Responding to Eagle Creek fire

As fire continues, community puts concern into action

Nearly 1,000 people have put themselves in harm’s way to fight the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire in the past two weeks, and as the fire grows so does community support for the fire crews and other responders.

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Three Flags and a pit stop

Back on Sept. 1, when Gorge smoke was more of a bothersome haze than a choking blanket, approximately 300 motorcyclists passed through Hood River en route to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

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Travelogue: GUATEMALA

‘A week that will never be forgotten’ in a beautiful, broken country

As we touched down with two pronounced bumps on the puddled runway at Guatemala City International airport, I took one more big breath, whispered a prayer, and prepared for the unknown week of hard work waiting for us in this incredible country.

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Beyond the Loft: 6 Street's next 25 years

Long-time regulars at Sixth Street Bistro and Pub might remember that loft.

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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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Travelogue: Eclipse in Tahiti

During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.

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HRMS: A school transformed

Hood River Middle School will be a “smart building with an old look,” said the man overseeing the transformation of one of the county’s most iconic structures.

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SUMMER SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Plays for Non-Profits performed on the lawn

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Aug. 3, in dinner theater, on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens.

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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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Travelogue: Panama

Aboard catamaran, bikes and ATVs on remote Caribbean islands

My teeth chattered. In my tiny backpack, there were no socks or long pants.

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