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Summer visitors to Stonehenge Memorial, which overlooks the Columbia River near Goldendale, may have noticed some unexpected color among the site’s usual gray and brown landscape: Red poppies.

Maryhill Museum of Art hosts the Festival of Fiber Arts on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the culminating event of the community-based art project, Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts.

There are so many reasons why those of us who live here feel blessed to be part of this community. One wonderful example is the large number of friends who gathered along Main Street early on July 14 with signs and noise makers to give Joslyn Arnold and her good horse Tommy a rousing surpris…

First, Lyle Lions news: The club awarded scholarships to Alana Hail, Arturo Gutierrez and Sophie Kilian, Lyle High School class of 2022, at graduation. Congratulations, students! The club has a donation jar set up at each of its pancake breakfasts, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

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The White Salmon Valley Community Library’s gallery is open for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a show highlighting the life and art of local artist Diane Gadway, who passed away in 2018.

Congratulations to the Lyle High School class of 2022! Arturo Gutierrez, Alana Hail, Hannah Hunsaker, Haylee Hunsaker, Wyatt Jones, Sophie Kilian, Angelina Quintero, Aaron Smith, Dakota Stubbs, Myeengan Syrette, Carly Tetro, and Cody Zaugg walked across the stage at the school’s gymnasium Sa…

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The White Salmon Spring Festival happens this Saturday, June 4, at Rheingarten Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Our Glenwood school typically has classes with small numbers of students, and, every so often, we only have one senior graduating. Such is the case this year, as James Griffin, son of Kara and Dan, finishes his senior year here at Glenwood High School.

Klickitat County Solid Waste Department hosts “Backyard Composting Training” online May 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with Pete DuBois. Learn how to have a successful backyard composting system — and bring your questions or issues. To register, visit klickitatcounty.org/374/Solid-Waste; scroll to …

WHITE SALMON — Jordan Nagle, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician, recently joined Skyline Health Medical Clinic in White Salmon. He and his family moved to the Gorge to embrace the healthy outdoor lifestyle and close community relationships available in a small town.

Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library will hold their annual benefit plant sale on May 21-22 at the Gallery, 3632 Cook-Underwood Road in Mill A, Wash., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Due to the surprise snowstorm April 11 that closed area schools up and down the Gorge, Lyle School District will make up that lost time by extending the 2021-2022 school year by one day. The last day of school will now be on Monday, June 13, with dismissal at noon.

Glenwood had a full and busy week, starting with the middle school track meet at Eldred Field on Tuesday, April 21. I don’t have the results for our Eagles middle school athletes, but I think they all did really well, despite the rain and wind. Our kids are tough. The high school Eagles host…

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The White Salmon Arts Council hosts artist, designer and educator Julie Beeler for its spring Art Chat on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bingen Grange, 323 E. Steuben St., Bingen.

I really enjoy keeping in touch with former Glenwood students. Last week, my Tuesday was made brighter by a phone call from 2020 graduate and sweet friend Brooklyn Emerson. It was great to hear her voice and catch up on all the happenings in her very full life. Brooklyn, daughter of Cheyenne…

Starting in May, Klickitat County Senior Services is resuming congregate lunches. In Lyle, Senior Lunch will be held Tuesdays beginning May 3 at the Lyle Lions Community Center. The meals will be served every Tuesday; doors open at 8 a.m., with lunch served at noon. There is a suggested dona…

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The eighth annual Skamania County Reads kicked off April 1 with copies of this year’s title, “The Music of Bees,” available at the Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave. Once you’ve read the book, you’re asked to bring it back to the library so others can read it, too.

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BINGEN — A call for volunteers, partners and sponsors is being made to support the Community Cleanup of Bingen-White Salmon, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and will be held Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, in Bingen.

There’s so much good news to share this week, I don’t know quite where to start. The 2022 Klickitat County Cattleman’s Banquet, held on Saturday, March 26, was a big night for several members of our community. Association President Travis Miller put in countless hours with his committees to …

On Saturday, March 5, a huge gathering of family and friends celebrated the life of Ray Lemley. Ray’s children and grandchildren prepared a beautiful service in the Glenwood School gym. Some of Ray Jr.’s very moving music accompanied a slide show of the rich, full, good life Ray lived. The s…

I received a call asking me to notify Lyle residents that an unknown person entered a resident’s fenced yard and placed dead fish where the landowner’s dogs were let out each day. The caller was adamant that this could be a hazard to the dog’s health and wanted others to be aware and check t…

The Klickitat County high school and junior high school rodeo athletes and their parents would like to extend their gratitude and thankfulness to all who supported their taco dinner/dessert auction/silent auction fundraiser on Feb. 19. Parents from Glenwood collected many auction donations f…

I’ve received an answer to last week’s search in identifying the object uncovered on the corner of Washington and 10th Street here in Lyle. Frankie Roth, living on that property for many years, called to let me know that the structure was used by propane dealers about in the late 1960s and ‘…

Our Glenwood school is such a vital part of our small community, so it was heart-warming to see the great support for the levy vote last week. Thank you, Glenwood voters, for recognizing the need to support our school so the children can have programs that would not be possible without all of you.

Another Glenwood kid is having a very successful college year. Liam McLaughlin, son of Jay and Bridget, was named to the Academic Distinction list for Whitman College in Walla Walla for the fall semester. To earn a place on this list, students must have completed and passed a minimum of 12 c…

Lyle Community Council meets on the second Tuesdays at the Lyle Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. They are working hard to find safe ways for pedestrians to cross Highway 14 to get to what they are now calling “Klickitat Spit.” Never heard it called that before, but hey, it’s gotta be called some…

WHITE SALMON — There are two new additions in the Estes Street parking lot of the Mt. View Grange. One is a shed. It’s not an ordinary shed, but the Underwood Conservation District’s (UCD) Farm Tool Library planned to open in March. The tools can be reserved and checked-out via a website, th…

WHITE SALMON — Snowboarder Vic Wild will race in the mens snowboard parallel giant slalom event representing Russia at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Wild, 35, will race in the qualifiers round on Feb. 7 with hopes of making the finals that same evening. These Olympics will be Wild’s last…

Things have calmed down considerably since our big snowstorm and power outage. In fact, things are almost too quiet. I’m sure there are some folks having lots of fun on their snow machines, and high school basketball is charging through the season. Or, I should say “was” charging through. He…

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