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Outdoor News: Salmon fishing hot at the Columbia Mouth

A flooding tide, calm ocean and lack of boat traffic made the sometimes rough water between the jetties seem mystically calm as our boat skimmed the salty surface heading west.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Chinidere Mountain offers unmatched views

Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer returns next weekend

Part endurance race, part festival, part fundraiser, the 9th Annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) presented by Patagonia is an action-packed, feel-good event with a goal that lifts everyone’s spirits: help young cancer survivors find hope and healing through outdoor adventure.

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Junior golf growing at Indian Creek

Golf course’s program is getting more kids to participate in the sport

After starting its inaugural season last year, Indian Creek’s PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Junior League Golf program is now really getting into the swing of things.

Sports Briefs for July 1

HR 10U softball heading to state tourney; Motorized trail use on HRC trails currently prohibited; Mt. Hood NF issues fire restrictions

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Basketball skills

Horizon Christian School’s annual Triple Threat concluded last week, with about 70 campers in grades 4-9 attending to improve their basketball fundamentals (triple threat stands for pass, dribble, shoot).

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Chantelle Carter heading to Silver State International Rodeo

Hood River’s Chantelle Carter is heading next week to the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., for the second year in a row, where she will compete against some of the best riders in North America.

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Looking back: 40 years of the Kollas-Cranmer run

Memorial run continues to grow while staying true to its roots

July 4, 1975: In the midst of the phenomenon known as the “running boom” that became that decade’s athletic focus, and several weeks after the passing of Oregon cross-country/track and field legend Steve Prefontaine, a few dozen individuals gathered for a footrace from Odell to Hood River.

Sports briefs for June 27

HRVHS Swim team results, Oilers work on first win.

Carson Oilers looking to get first win of the season

Team has close first game of doubleheader against Tualatin’s Horizon Christian, plays Gladstone Wednesday at home

Two teams seeking their first summer league win met in an American Legion Single A baseball game Monday as the Carson Oil-sponsored Hood River Oilers hosted the Horizon Christian Hawks of Tualatin at Hood River Valley High School’s Traner Field.

Sports Briefs for June 24

Free fishing event for kids; White Salmon Backyard Half Results

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World-class paddling event coming to the Gorge

Outrigger canoes and surfskis highlight Gorge Downwind Paddling Festival July 19-25

The Columbia River Gorge is home to a multitude of wind and water sports, as well as a number of festivals and races to go with them and come July, the Gorge will add another such festival to its already busy summer roster.

Sports briefs June 20

Sports briefs for June 20.

Ways of the Wind

The summer wind season hit us early in the Gorge this year.

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CG Tri Club enjoys great conditions at Ironman 70.3 Victoria

Last weekend, 18 members from the local Columbia Gorge Tri Club travelled to Victoria, BC, to participate in the Ironman 70.3 Victoria, with 1,622 total finishers listed for the race.

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