Friday night party, kids’ wind art, endurance race highlight ‘K4C’

The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.

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New short track mountain biking event coming to Cooper Spur Mountain Resort next weekend

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort presents the first-ever Short Track Weekend mountain bike event July 15-17 at the resort, located on the north side of Mount Hood.

11th Annual White Salmon River Fest next week

The White Salmon River Fest celebrates the White Salmon River, the communities, and the natural and cultural history that surrounds this watershed. This river is an invaluable social, recreational, agricultural and economic resource to those who call it home.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Indian Point: Climb high for a birds-eye view of the Gorge

I’ve done a lot of view hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during my time here and frankly, that’s not very difficult to do. There are many options on both sides of the Columbia River for those who want to take advantage of a clear summer’s day and take in the view from some overlook or basalt outcropping.

Little League season wraps up in Prineville

The Hood River Valley Little League season wrapped up last week in Prineville with the annual All-Star game for District 5.

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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer party, fundraiser, returns July 15-17

The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17, and with this year’s event comes a significant milestone.

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Friends provide thrilling finish to Odell-HR race

Pesky wind, pesky competitor.

44 Trails Association’s Trailgate bike and hike party this Saturday

Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.

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Gorge Explorer: Nestor Peak; Valley views worth the hellacious climb

Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.

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Hood River’s Jax Mariash Koudele finishes first for women, sixth overall in 155-mile Gobi Desert run

Local ultramarathoner Jax Mariash Koudele became the female champion and sixth overall at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in China known as the Gobi March on June 25. This was the race series 50th Anniversary race. The Gobi March stop is the third of five for Koudele to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.

Sports briefs for July 2, 2016

Sports briefs for July 2, 2016.

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Fun at the CGWA Beach Bash

The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.

Sports Briefs for June 29

HRMGA Chapman Tourney results; HRV wrestler Justin Wilson heads to Japan for cultural exchange program; Tennis events going on throughout summer

HRV track athletes compete at USATF event

Local track athletes had some great performances last week at the USA Track and Field Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships held at Jesuit High School June 23-26.

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HRV grad and track athlete Parker Kennedy recovering from freak javelin accident at USATF meet in Beaverton

Javelin pierces Kennedy’s eye socket, athlete still able to see out of injured eye

A recent Hood River Valley High School graduate and track star is on the mend after a freak accident that occurred at a track meet in the Portland metro area, where the teen’s eye socket was pierced by the tail end of a javelin.