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The Lyle School message on their website stated, “What a great start to the 2021-2022 school year! We’re back to 100% in-person, face-to-face learning. We’re working hard to keep it that way, including following the state’s safety requirements and we whole-heartedly appreciate the support of…

County fairs aren’t just about corndogs, curly fries, sno-cones, and bouncy houses. There are a lot of local kids and their parents who put a huge effort into what they prepared and brought to the fair, and, boy it sure showed!

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In October, White Salmon Valley Community Library looks forward to KOOBDOOGA (“A Good Book” read backwards) where the community will read and discuss “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.”

Johnny Young, an award-winning Nashville recording artist who grew up in Trout Lake and spent his formative years gigging around the Columbia River Gorge with the country-rock bands Crossfire and HookahStew, has released a self-titled album, available at participating ACE Hardware stores inc…

If the heat comes back and you or someone you know are in the need of a cooling place, the Lyle Lions has been set up as a cooling shelter for residents to gather. Liaison Annie Maguire said if the doors are not open and there is a dire need, call Joan Titus, Dean Oldenburg, Barb Mills or Ly…

I mentioned awhile back that rodeo is a big deal here in Glenwood. The Klickitat County Fair is also a very big deal, and many adults from our community volunteer as officers or in other positions, and as 4-H leaders, helping make the fair a great success each year. We are excited that, afte…

Ernie Banks, the late, great Chicago Cubs baseball player, once wrote, “The measure of a man is in the lives he has touched.” That was so true of Dan Smith, the really good man whose life we celebrated on July 31. Dan’s wife Jody and sons Dan, Ryan, and Rob and their families asked that the …

Rodeo is still a big deal here in Glenwood. Emma Patterson, daughter of Shane and Billie, just returned from competing in the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev. While she didn’t place in her events, the experience was priceless and she is looking forward to the start of the…

A dreaded fire raised its ugly head and challenged many firefighters here in Lyle on July 4. Across the intersection from my property lies what we old timers call the “Old School Property” on the northeast corner of Third and Klickitat streets. No official ruling has been posted yet, but a n…

We all celebrated the return of the Glenwood Rodeo on Father’s Day weekend and it was wonderful to feel “normal” again. Now here’s more good news. The Glenwood Homemakers will be holding their Fall Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Glenwood school. Vendors interested in renting a tab…

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On July 5, Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network members Marisa Cieloha, Kirsten Dennis and Becky Miles picked up trash left from the Fourth of July community fireworks at the Bingen Marina. Pictured are the three CGWAN members, as well as the litter left behind by those using the marina the…

After two years of pandemic-impacted learning, the Class of 2021 can graduate with pride. They did so at the Lyle Football Field June 5. First though, they cruised through Dallesport and Lyle. Building on the success of the 2020 Senior Cruise, the group followed an expanded route in both Dal…

Our three Glenwood high school and junior high school rodeo cowgirls did very well at the State Finals in Okanogan. In the high school rodeo, Joslyn Arnold finished in fourth place for the year in breakaway roping, which qualified her for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln, Neb…

The Lyle Community Council has been actively searching for ways of improving our community, featuring a safe and convenient way to reach the sand bar west of town. After many meetings and discussions with various “powers that be,” Vern Harpole summed up the LCC’s involvement: “The LCC met wi…

Wow! What a busy weekend here on May 21-23, with three days of junior high and high school rodeo. The Goldendale high school and junior high school rodeo club hosted the event and their parents put in a huge amount of work to make it a success. The rodeo grounds were packed with trucks and t…

If you’ve driven through White Salmon in the several years before last, you’d have probably noticed the white salmon swimming in the downtown crosswalks. Since the salmon first appeared in 2015, they’ve been a popular and much anticipated icon of the city.

On May 22-23, Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library (FOLFL) will hold its annual plant sale at the Gallery at 3632 Cook-Underwood Road in Mill A. The sale will be held both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

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Tally Larcone of Goldendale Equestrian Vaulters performs during "Day of the Horse" events hosted at the Fort Dalles Rider's arena in west The Dalles Saturday. Trail riding, horseback shooting and more were demonstrated throughout the day, and booths at the arena offered a host of items for s…

WHITE SALMON — Things are starting to swing into motion for the Community Clean-up of Bingen and White Salmon, happening Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, and as it draws closer, the Community Clean-Up Committee is reminding residents of its need for a few volunteers to help with the weekend-l…

District No. 4 (LFD) has been busy responding to multiple car accidents along Highway 14 and Old Highway 8 Rowland Lake, along with multiple accidents along Highway 142. With the great weather we’ve been having, more people are venturing out to enjoy the outdoors. Please pay attention, watch…

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the recent, sudden passing of Mary Anita Leaton Addington. Mary Anita was the daughter of Bill and Sylvia Leaton and spent her entire life here in Glenwood. She and her husband, Vern, raised their children, Vernadean and Bill, on the family ranch. Mary …

Lola Marti, 12, a sixth grader at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School, White Salmon, earned $5,000 for her classroom after winning first prize in a creative contest highlighting Suicide Prevention Month.

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We have so much good news to share this week, it’s hard to know where to begin. The Glenwood Middle School girls’ volleyball team finished their season with a win in Klickitat last Friday night to complete an undefeated season. We here in Glenwood are very proud of our girls and their coach,…

The White Salmon-Bingen Rotary club appreciates the article in the March 17 issue of Columbia Gorge News. Our youth exchange program is quite unusual for a club our size and is recognized both in our district as well as larger circles. The unique three-year process starts with selection, ass…

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering another free day this month, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits; the next is Thursday, April 22 for Earth Day. Washington State Parks theme of “Step into Spring” with a State Parks’ ad…

For all you loyal Glenwood Ketchum Kalf Rodeo fans, here’s some good news. Glenwood Rodeo Association members met March 19 and made the decision that the 2021 rodeo is a go. Mark your calendars for Father’s Day weekend for an exciting weekend of roping, riding, good food, and lots of fun. Ro…

The president of the Lyle Community Council, Julie Larson, wishes the public to hear about and join in on the acquisition of access to the sandbar at the mouth of the Klickitat River. She wrote asking for Lyle residents to support the council’s effort backing this subject. The message she wa…

Another great couple in Glenwood recently celebrated a milestone. Darlene and Dennis Humphrey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27 with dinner out and a Zoom party with family. Dennis and Darlene met in Everett, Wash., and were married on a snowy day in Kirkland. They visited…

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Lyle Good Food Pantry will be switching from their present winter hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. to their first distribution day of spring starting March 3 to 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 pm. The pantry is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Tax-deductible monetary donat…

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