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This Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has turned lives, careers and families upside down, and created some panic and uncertainty, especially in the newspaper world.

The MWB trio did it again in the mighty Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.  Heir apparent to becoming our local version of the evil empire due to winning the championship of this tough league practically every year in the recent past, these bad boys have stayed successful even w…

Last week Patrick Olson rolled his second perfect 300 game of the season and it was his 20th career perfecto! He did it in in the fast-paced Fraternal league at Orchard Lanes, where we have already seen two 300s this year. Patrick completed his session in the Fraternal with a scratch 771 thr…

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More big scratch scores highlighted tenpin bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. There were five more 700 sets by most of the same pin busters who seem to end up in the limelight with astonishing regularity. These guys better get some protection from sunburn! 

The first youth ski race of the year was held at Mt. Hood Meadows last weekend. Skiers ages 5-13-years-old raced the slalom and giant slalom with athletes coming from all over Oregon and Washington.

A total of 33 kids participated in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest Jan. 18, put on by the Knights of Columbus Mid-Columbia Council 7292 and Cody Kunigel, as part of his winter hoops skills clinic at Hood River Valley High School.

Hood River Valley Little League is now registering children ages 4-12 for its youth baseball and softball leagues at hrvll.com. Through February, registration is $65. From March 1-7, the cost is $75.

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Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildllife (ODFW) is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in the lower Deschutes River from the mouth upstr…

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The Columbia Gorge Hustlers held a Fan and Sponsor Appreciation Night on Monday, July 15, at Bob Williams Field during a non-league baseball doubleheader versus Orofino, ID. In the group photo are, from left to right, starting in the back row, coaches Chad Smith, Steve Sugg, Dean Dollarhide,…

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The NWPRD announced a Men’s Slow-Pitch Tournament slated for Aug. 3-4 at Kramer Field.

Costs is $10 a player, and team fees are $325 or $275 if a team agrees to umpire three games.

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Last weekend at the Columbia Gorge 3-on-3 Classic Basketball Tournament held at Hood River Valley High School, Team Splash Brothers, represented by Sherman County third graders, took home first place.

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The third time may prove a charm in a years-long effort to replace and repair two boat ramps at Pine Hollow Reservoir. After two rounds of bids came in at $140,000 over, and then $75,000 over, the $210,000 budget the South Wasco Park and Recreation District has for the boat ramps, changes to the project scope have brought the bid amount much closer to the budgeted amount, an official said.

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In NASCAR, the Daytona 500 is the premiere event, the pièce de résistance of the cup series and the race every driver looks to. For off-road racers, such as Hood River resident Todd Walter, the Mint 400 is held to the same prestige. Todd Walter has been trying to get into the Mint 400 desert race for several years, and finally overcame his “curse” this spring.

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