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11th KB4C boasts more riders, spectators, fun

The 11th annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event had another great year of sunshine, wind, and lots of kiters hitting the water at the Hood River Event Site for a good cause.

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HRVHS alum Skyler Hunter a standout in college baseball

Hunter a top player with Purdue Boilermakers, Palm Springs Power

Skyler Hunter may only be an incoming sophomore, but he’s already making his mark in Division I college baseball.

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KB4C returns for 11th running this weekend

The ever-popular Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns this weekend for an 11th running, turning the Hood River Waterfront into a sea of colorful kites as participants do laps on the Columbia to help raise money for those who have survived cancer, as well as those still fighting the disease.

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Fiona Wylde near top of rankings after SUP World Cup win

Fiona Wylde’s reputation already precedes her when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), but even by those standards, she’s having a banner season.

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Gorge Explorer: Weldon Wagon Trail falls short of other Gorge hikes

The Weldon Wagon Trail maybe over a century old, bit it has been enjoying some recent prominence.

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Soltysiak bros take Gorge Cup twin bill

Last weekend was a good one to be a Soltysiak.

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IWT competitions waited for wind, went off Monday

The wind wasn’t cooperative for the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) competitions slated as part of the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s (CGWA) Beach Bash celebration held last weekend, but in the Gorge, if you wait long enough, the wind will always come back.

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New gravel grinder grows out of the ashes of former bike races

Mt. Hood Gravel Grinder hits the upper valley July 8

There’s a litany of recreational events in the Gorge this summer, but there always seems to be room for one more.

HRVHS makes list of top Oregon public schools for athletes

Hood River Valley High School has found plenty of success with its sports teams over the years, particularly in the last few, racking up multiple state titles.

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HRVHS alumnus Kyle Beam signs with Milwaukee Brewers

Monday morning, Kyle Beam woke up and reported to his first day of work at Beam Excavating and A-1 Septic Tank Service. By the end of the day, Beam had a new job: professional baseball player.

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