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Plays about Protest: ‘For every human being’s right to think’

‘Thoreau’ and ‘Inherit the Wind’ open Friday at CCA

In two dramas opening together this weekend in Hood River, historical events find new life and current meaning, as Plays for Non-Profits takes the stage at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA).

Entertainment Update for Aug. 19

Hop Trip at White Buffalo; ‘Finest,’ more at River City; more

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Ways of the Wind: Lawn, and water, are full of energy this time of year

Midway through August, the Hood River Waterfront is in full form. Every day there is a wealth of activity from the Marina all the way down to The Hook.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 15

Gospel concert Aug. 16; Tony Furtado at CEBU Lounge; more

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Big Winds hosts SUP event for Big Brothers

Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fourth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on Aug. 1 at the newly re-vamped Nichols Basin.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 12

Hell’s Belles at the Columbia Gorge Hotel Aug. 14; MacMillan at Lyle Hotel; more

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GORGE EXPLORER: See snow-free ski runs, scenic waterfalls at HRM

Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.

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The Porch for Aug. 8

WELL SAID: “Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.” — Jonathan Swift

Entertainment Update for Aug. 8

Dufur Threshing Bee Aug. 8-9; Music at Maryhill features The Bylines, Willy & Nelson; more

Sports Briefs for Aug. 8

King of the Hook Aug. 15; Gorge Blow Out rescheduled again; more

Entertainment Update for Aug. 5

Farren, Rawlins, at Ruins; Jim Macmillan at Volcanic; more

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Gorge Explorer: Hike to the not-so-dry Dry Creek Falls

In geography, there are some pretty misleading names out there. Happy Valley, when viewed from Portland, looks a hell of a lot more like a hill than it does a valley (and do we know how happy things are up there, really?).

Outdoor News: Try spinners for Buoy 10 salmon

I was outnumbered, what with my single red-and-white spinner competing against four herring as we trolled near the Astoria-Megler Bridge. I knew my friends, all confirmed bait addicts, wondered if I was losing it a little when I’d traded my herring in for a spinner as we began our downstream troll a half-hour earlier.

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Arrival of August brings bevy of running events to the Gorge

It’s hard to keep up with all the different trail runs, 5Ks, marathons, and fun runs that are happening in the Gorge year-round, but the month of August in particular seems to have an embarrassment of riches as far running events go.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 1

Jared Davis signs with Fort Lewis College; Erin Jones heads to Olympic qualifier event; Vote for HR women for SUP honor