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…

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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…

White Salmon — Children in the White Salmon Valley School District’s after-school program, A-List Adventures, received coats, sweaters and hats this fall and winter, thanks to a number of community donations.

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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WHITE SALMON — Three Bingen/White Salmon-area organizations — CultureSeed, Gorge MakerSpace and the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation — have received grants from the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund to support out-of-school programming for vulnerable youth.

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White Salmon is bringing the cheer to this year’s holiday season with new holiday decor, a virtual tree lighting, and with some help from Community Partners, angels and ornaments which line the drive up Dock Grade road. In the virtual tree lighting event, hosted last Saturday on Mayor Marla …

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WHITE SALMON — Three Bingen/White Salmon-area organizations — CultureSeed, Gorge MakerSpace and the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation — have received grants from the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund to support out-of-school programming for vulnerable youth.

Our community has lost a very beloved member. Helen Blair passed away last week at her home with family by her side. Helen, who was 91, moved to Glenwood a few decades ago with her husband, Lester. She was active in Glenwood Women’s Club where she served as president for 20 years and helped …

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Greg Kock and Sheilah Nelson with the new Mill A, Wash., town sign. Created through an effort involving a number of talented and generous local individuals, the new sign replaces one originally created by Clyde Taylor over 25 years ago. After a winter storm in 2018, it literally fell apart a…

Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP), which serves Klickitat and Skamania counties, have joined “GivingTuesday,” a global movement highlighting volunteers and donors.

At the Oct. 28 Lyle School Board meeting, Lisa Bren was selected to fill the position vacated by Nick Fitzsimmons. Bren, like Fitzsimmons, has children in the district and lists this as a predominant reason for wanting to serve. 

White Salmon —The Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network (CGWAN) collected donations this fall in the amount of $1,000 to benefit the Chuush Fund. The Chuush Fund was created  by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to accept contributions from foundations and individuals to directly benef…

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Students from the Klickitat County have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Spring 2020 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50.

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On Nov. 11, the United States of America takes time to say thank you to the men and women who have served this country in military uniform.

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Among the countless cancellations wrought by the pandemic this year was the annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge fall gala, which is normally one of the organization’s primary fundraisers. Other United Way fundraising events also have been canceled including the annual holiday benefit concert.

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Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in a grant-funded pilot project. The project will develop conflict resolution and leadership skills in young adults (ages 21-35), with a focus on those who …

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Dickey Farms, 511 W. Steuben St., Bingen, hosts a family-friendly “Mini Harvest Fest” Oct. 24-25. Every child is invited and Halloween costumes are encouraged, said a press release. The event will include apples, cider, candy, pumpkins, corn on the cob, tamales, pizza, hot chocolate and more…

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