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OLYMPIA — More than 75% of Washington residents choose to not litter and about 26% of litterers would be motivated to stop if a friend, family member, or passenger asked them to refrain, according to 2021 research commissioned by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). These nu…

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HOOD RIVER — Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS) and Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) have announced that they will be working together to operate a warming shelter in Hood River this winter.

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WHITE SALMON — One of the more prominent trees in downtown White Salmon has been spared the axe pending an engineer’s inspection of the tree’s surroundings.

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To true-up differences between estimated and actual natural gas costs, NW Natural filed an annual Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) on Sept. 14.

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The suspect in a shooting in The Dalles last week was arrested in the Goldendale area Thursday, Sept. 15, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles police department.

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WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Valley Pool District held a discussion surrounding potential benefits to be gained from forming a non-profit organization at their Sept. 8 regular meeting.

TROUT LAKE — Residents of the Trout Lake School District interested in becoming more involved in the community are invited to run for election to the Trout Lake Community Council.

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Dakota and Greg Wilkins love a good party.

The couple, married in 2021, live in North Bonneville and, having lived in the area most of their youth, are well acquainted with The Gorge. They both have full time careers — Dakota teaches kindergarten and Greg works in the restaurant/brewery industry — but when the idea of a cool, vintage truck turned party vehicle came up, Dakota couldn’t get it out of her head.

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While human anglers toiled through 90 degree temperatures this summer, northern pikeminnow, a native salmon predator with a bounty on its head, lived apparently unaffected by the heat.

WHITE SALMON — White Salmon City Councilors will be considering a proposal to allow the mayor to declare a water emergency and implement mandatory conservation measures at this Wednesday’s city council meeting.

The proposed amendments to the municipal code on water conservation would grant the mayor the authority to declare various stages of water emergencies and implement conservation measures based on the severity of a given emergency.

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Columbia Gorge Community College is home to America’s newest aviation maintenance technician training program upon official recognition this month by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Sept. 30 marks the end of burn bans across Klickitat County, and as private individuals begin to prepare their slash piles, so too will Mt. Adams Resource Stewards prepare for prescribed open burns in state forests.

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Parents are invited to register for “Guiding Good Choices,” a free and confidential series designed around promoting healthy development and reducing risky behavior for children as they enter their teenage years.

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As the Hood River Cherry Company wraps up its 29th cherry harvest, owner Katy Klein and Field and Packing Plant Manager Kristoff Fowler — also Klein’s son — couldn’t be happier with the outcome despite unpredictable spring and summer weather.

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Improvements to the south campground and day-use area at Viento State Park, seven miles west of Hood River, have started as part of an overall project constructing the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail from the park east to Mitchell Point, according to the Oregon Parks Department.

On Aug. 15, Oregon Nurses Association announced one of its member leaders “filed a class action lawsuit against Providence St. Joseph Health for wage theft, seeking injunctive relief to stop Providence from continuing to shortchange frontline health care workers” in a press release.

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) in collaboration with the White Salmon Valley School District (WSVSD) has announced continued funding for A-List Adventures, an established program for elementary through junior high school students.

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Tim Neher, was reassigned to the position of detective, effective Aug. 16.

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Klickitat County officials are preparing to undergo a discussion about how to keep the Dallesport wastewater plant financially healthy and mechanically up-to-date.

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White Salmon interim City Administrator Paul Koch says he’s enjoyed working with city staff and elected officials since the beginning of his time in service with the city in March and is looking forward to working through many tasks as his contract was recently extended through the end of the year.

The White Salmon Valley School Board met July 28 to approve the 2022-2023 budget and to approve a purchase of 115 district laptops for the upcoming school year.

Nestled in the hills between White Salmon and Stevenson lies the newest Gorge getaway. The Tenzen Springs & Cabins sits on a wide open 100-acre property that is now open and reservations have been flowing in. But owners Nanae and Nick Yoshida’s priority isn’t to make money. They want to …

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Fish hatcheries have a long history in the Columbia River Gorge, said Cheri Anderson, information and education specialist for the six stations that make up the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatchery complex. And the work they were designed to do continues to be relevant.

STEVENSON — Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum will hold its 25th annual “Show N’ Shine” car show from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.

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The Wasco County Board of commissioners split over whether to endorse the current draft of the Climate Change Action Plan presented to them by Columbia River Gorge Commission on Aug. 3, as the board and staff sought clarification of language implying restrictions on agriculture within Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry recalled the use of its wildfire risk map on Thursday, Aug. 4, after public criticism that the online tool is causing home insurance rates to increase or not be available at all.

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Twenty scholarships were awarded to students in 2022’s Art Camp, which is once again hosted in The Dalles Art center after its 2020 cancellation and 2021 year in the The Dalles Civic Auditorium, according to Executive Director J. Scott Stephenson.

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The City of White Salmon released a draft of the city’s park system plan and park system capital improvement plan, and is seeking public comment.

Written public comment can be sent via email to janb@ci.white-salmon.wa.us through Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. In addition, public comment will be taken regarding the draft plan at the City Council meeting scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

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Patty Gallardo’s children mean the world to her. But for more than two decades, her status as an undocumented immigrant left her in constant fear of deportation. Add to that stress the fear of potentially being separated from her family.

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Glenwood Student Part of Rocket Team at NASA Competition

Underwood Conservation District is seeking input on what natural resource concerns matter most to Skamania and Western Klickitat county residents. Whether you want to see healthy forests and reduced fire risk, clean rivers and fish habitat, or viable farms and modernized infrastructure, this…

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