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HR County Fair arrives July 22-25

The Hood River County Fair returns Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.

Entertainment Update for July 11

Graham, more at Moth Lounge; ‘Vokab’ at River City July 16

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The Porch, July 11

BOOT HILL: Someone strapped a black therapeutic boot to the railing on the 9th Stret-Montello stairs.

Sports briefs for July 11

Gorge Tri Club grabs success, Ryan Ward honored in The Oregonian.

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Kollas Cranmer Run Results

The Kollas Cranmer Fourth of July Run results are in, which featured 213 runners and 107 walkers.

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Columbia River Gorge riders represent at Washougal Motocross Park races

Local motocross riders of all ages compete and find success in western Gorge race series

In the Columbia Gorge, there's certainly a wide variety of outdoor activities available for people to enjoy throughout the summer.

Cascade Observations: Some other roadside attractions

What do a flat tire, a cloth diaper, a nuclear cooling tower, a gargantuan jug of maple syrup, and a poet’s grave have in common? The answer is “road trip.” On a recent family adventure via a silver Nissan, old memories of trips long past were recalled, and new memories were made.

Parkdale News: ‘It Takes a Community’ project makes progress

When one of its own needed help with a safe place to live, the Upper Valley community responded with donations, fundraisers and offers of help.

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Archery Tag event benefits BBBS

Global Sessions, an event and destination management team specializing in event coordination, hosted an Archery Tag tournament on Saturday, June 6 at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The event was a huge success, with 11 teams raising over $2,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

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Chasing Normal: CAST Theater tackles mental illness, heartbreak and redemption

CAST Theater’s summer play is anything but ordinary — “Next to Normal” covers the dark terrain of mental disorder and family dysfunction, but treads with humor and tenderness.

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July 4 rolls out the fun, despite the heat

Annual festivities bring out crowds in Hood River, Odell, Bingen

Barbecue smoke wafted over an empty main lawn of Jackson Park on July 4.

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Traffic Jam: first the cruise, then the show

WAAAM hosts annual antique vehicle display; look for a cruise through town this Friday night

Come on out July 11 to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum to enjoy all sorts of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and more 30 years old or older.

Laurie Lewis, Sierra Hull play CG Bluegrass Festival July 23-26

2015 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, and the celebration boasts some of the biggest stars in bluegrass: Sierra Hull, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. They join The Caleb Klauder Country Band, the Downtown Mountain Boys, North Country Bluegrass and Jim Faddis with Farmstrong beginning July 23-26 when the event hits the Skamania County Fairgrounds in scenic Stevenson, Wash.

Entertainment Update for July 8

‘3 Speed’ at The Pines; ‘Dreams’ at Mt. Hood Winery; more

Three CrossFit Hood River athletes qualify for the CrossFit Games

Hood River residents Christine Wells, Karen McCadam, and Regan Huckaby qualify for world-level competition held later this month

For the second year in a row, CrossFit Hood River Athletes are heading to the annual CrossFit Games in southern California to compete against some of the sport’s best athletes on the planet.