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Hood River resident Erika Vikander was vying for a spot in the 2014 Sochi Olympics when she tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in her knee in the slope style events, effectively ending her ambitions to compete for the U.S. Olympic Team. Knee injuries are common among skiers and snowbo…

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HOOD RIVER — Fiona Wylde, swept the first place awards at the 2021 Gorge Paddle Challenge in August, but her work was not finished. In a year with so many uncertainties she continued to train and compete in the International Canoe Federation (ICF) European Tour of Italy. In the absence of a …


Riding dirt bikes through narrow trails and the steep hills of central Idaho, five women became the first all-female dirt bike team to complete the Great R’Idaho Trails Challenge. Kalyn Benaroya of Hood River, assembled a squad of dirt bike fanatics and small business owners to make history.

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