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Entertainment Update for Aug. 10

John Bunzow at Stave & Stone; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

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No surprises in Gorge Cup series finale

Perennial cup winner Bruce Peterson takes 2016 title

Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.

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Ideal conditions produce new course record for HRYC’s Double Damned

The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).

Sports briefs for Aug. 10

Sports briefs for Aug. 10.

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Bridge of the Gods run returns

Bridge of the Gods Run returned for its third year on Sunday.

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover talk graphic novels Aug. 13

Winners of the coveted Eisner Award, Paul Tobin and wife Colleen Coover will share their experiences working on comics and graphic novels in a presentation on Aug. 13 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Oklahoma! opens

Peddler Ali Hakim (Bob Fox, left), finds himself at the edge of a literal shotgun wedding thanks to an adoring Ado Annie (Anne Marie Goodman) and her stern father, Andrew Carnes (Bruce Ludwig).

Entertainment Update for Aug. 6

Local author Vikki Claflin at HR Library Aug. 13; Secret Salsa presents Kizomba; Slocan Ramblers in HR Aug. 16

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The Daily Bread: A place with no name

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Entertainment Update for Aug. 3

Free evening of Latino Theater, music, dance Aug. 27 at CCA; John Bunzow at White Buffalo; more

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BOTG Kite Fest enjoys great wind, greater turnout

The beach at the Port of Skamania in Stevenson was crowded with spectators and kiteboarders alike all last weekend, who came from around the Gorge, around the country, and around the world to take in the 16th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest.

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Columbia Gorge Racing Association sails through 20th anniversary

Hood River gets a lot of attention when it comes to wind and water sports in the Gorge, but the city of Cascade Locks is no slouch either, particularly when it comes to sailboat racing.

Chinook season opens below Bonneville Dam

The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opened to Coho and Chinook fishing Aug. 1, with another strong return of nearly one million fall Chinook predicted.

Sports Briefts for Aug. 3

Fall sports registration is underway; Mind over Mountain adventure race Aug. 6 at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort; Post Canyon 50K and Half Marathon

Entertainment Update for July 30

Get the led out; Market welcomes cookbook author Carver July 30 ; more