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Mt. Hood Town Hall Summer BBQ

The Mt. Hood Town Hall holds its annual Summer Barbecue on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Final reunion for Odell High School

Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

‘Art in the Gorge’ show in Hood River July 1-3

Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.

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Parkdale mason crafts new ‘masterpiece’ at Cape Horn

While working on his second masterpiece for the Cape Horn Trail, Michael Byrne hiked a half-mile back to show his granddaughter the waterfall overlook he completed a year ago.

Portland leaders ask governors to ban oil-by-rail

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland and Multnomah County leaders on Tuesday urged the governors of Oregon and Washington to push Congress for a permanent ban on oil-by-rail in the wake of a fiery train derailment along the Columbia River.

What happened to sea lion ‘Ray?’

“Ray,” a 1,300-pound male California sea lion, was a well-known fixture at The Dalles Marina, where he took up residence on a tenant’s dock in 2011. For years, he was a highly visible member of the river community, hauling himself out on a marina dock each day and feasting on salmon migrating through the river.

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Rock ‘n roll, loop ‘n jibe: Relive early ‘80s Gorge surf scene via videos and music

With apologies to vintners of the Gorge, around here there’s no vintage like Surf Vintage.

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Chalk and Hopes

The traveling “Before I Die” kiosk awaits all-comers next to the downtown Hood River Library.

HR County moves toward affordable housing tool

Hood River County decided Monday to pursue a new affordable housing tool ushered in by an inclusionary zoning bill.

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No Sternwheeler Days in Cascade Locks, but …‘Mountain Man Rendezvous’ still on

Cascade Locks’ annual June festival has been cancelled this year. The Mountain Man Rendezvous will go one as planned, Friday through Sunday on Thunder Island in Port Marine Park.

Parks district takes input on future park locales

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District board took public input last Wednesday on two park concepts: Westside Park and Golden Eagle Park.

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Tum-A-Lum ‘timber’

Michael DeHart of The Dalles and his sons enjoy a suspenseful game of lumber “Jenga” Saturday at the 110th anniversary and grand-reopening celebration at Hood River Tum-A-Lum on Highway 35. Brandon, left, and Kaden, center, watch as James s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-ly removes a piece of wood in hopes the entire pile stays upright. The trick is to then place that chunk on top without felling the stack

Beach Bash features music, wind sport fun this weekend

The 2016 Beach Bash weekend gets going Thursday, with the annual Columbia Windsurfing Association Pray For Wind Party, 6-10 p.m. at Stonehedge Gardens; dinner tickets are sold at the door.

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Merkley talks oil trains, Trump at Hood River town hall

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) hit Hood River on his town hall sweep Saturday evening.

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