Celebrating a river’s return: Community float highlights the ‘remarkable recovery’ of the White Salmon River
It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.
HRV water polo info sessions July 18 and 27; Hood River athletes place well in TrackTown Youth League Champs; Youth “Fun and Run” camps coming early August; Bridge of the Gods Kitefest July 29-31
Shakespeare in the Park; Tess Barr Blues Band Saturday at HoodCrest
It’s that time of year when businesses throughout the Hood River Fruit Loop share the bounty of the Hood River Valley, starting with the annual Cherry Celebration.
Hood River County Fair returns July 27-29
Benny Beaver will be showing his trademark buckteeth and flat tail at the Hood River County Fair. The OSU mascot will be cruising the fairgrounds on Thursday, July 28, starting at 1 p.m. with free photo opportunities and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Benny will help fairgoers learn what Oregon State University is doing in Hood River County.
EnviroGorge wants to share what kids have to say about the environment.
Hit Machine Block Party for United Way Friday; more
Strange circumstances led to the delay in getting Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run results; organizer Mary Gumm wanted to get it right.
The results from the Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run are in after a bit of delay and congratulations go to Jesse McChesney, who finished first place out of the 269 people who registered to run the event (99 walkers), finishing in 39 minutes, 8.10 seconds. He narrowly beat second-place finisher Oscar Bauman, who completed the 7.41-mile course from Odell to Hood River in 39:08.39. Also going sub-40 in the race were Ahrlin Bauman (39:12) and Dusty Lopez (39:32), who finished in third and fourth places, respectively.
An increasingly popular big-air kiteboarding competition located near Rufus for the past three summers will not be held this season as organizers take time off to assess the future of the event.
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.
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.
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.
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.
Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9; more