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Although short of forecasts, salmon run still breaks records

Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 18

Vampires and Victims run is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party; Middle school coaches needed; CSRT FreeRide Team signups start

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse; Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17; more

Mid Valley News: Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend

St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 15

Vampires and Victims fundraiser is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; more

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen Repeats

For the second time in just a couple of weeks, Woody Eskildsen emerged as the No. 1 bowler of the week in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 15

‘Caddyshack’ screens at ‘Throwback’ film series; Bingen Theater Jam Oct. 23; mroe

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend in Odell

A little of everything: classical music, barbecue, fruit, art, and horses

The popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell

Spirit of the Forest: mushroom expert Taylor Lockwood presents Oct. 22

Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Vampires and Victims run returns Oct. 18

Get your freak on with the Hood River Valley High School Booster Club’s Vampires and Victims fun run and fundraiser Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at HRVHS.

Kegler's Corner: Carl Casey shackles sticks

Carl Casey found the range last week in the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, where he stroked three scratch 200 games on his way to a fine 646 series.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 11

‘Chansons Francaise’ at Riverside; Film ‘GMO OMG’ at Skylight Oct. 15; more

This Week at HRVHS

This Week at HRVHS will be a new feature in the Hood River News, compiled by teacher Tom Ames.

Paisley caves make historic sites list

National Park Service has added the Paisley Five Mile Point Caves to the United States’ listing of the nation’s most important archaeological and historic sites. Situated near the town of Paisley in south-central Oregon, archaeological excavations at the site has produced evidence of human occupation in Oregon beginning 14,300 years ago, nearly 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Parkdale News: Own a piece of upper valley history

The Board of Directors of the Mt. Hood Town Hall is looking for someone who is interested in keeping a piece of history in exchange for a donation.

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