Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their  dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply …

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John Miller of Goldendale was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), representing Klickitat County.

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WHITE SALMON — Skyline Health began offering no-cost flu shots Oct. 1 at its medical clinic in White Salmon, located at 211 Skyline Drive. The clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for flu vaccinations. To make an appointment, call 509-637-2810. 

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Willow Bill hadn’t always been a “water guy,” but now at the age of 51, he is making his second trip down the Snake and Columbia rivers to the Pacific ocean and back in a handmade canoe, recreating the final stretch of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of 1804-1806.

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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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General Election Day, and the start of election results week, is just under two weeks away. 

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Skyline Health is offering no-cost flu shots beginning October 1 at its medical clinic located at 211 Skyline Drive in White Salmon. The clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for flu vaccinations. To make an appointment, call 509-637-2810.

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A rare dust event obscures the Washington side of the river Monday in these images taken from Hood River Marina beach at about 1:30 p.m. The plume covers part of Hood River bridge, and walkers on Marina Beach are framed against the plume. A parfait of dust, green river water, and beach strat…

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 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and admini…

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Crestline Construction will be paving on Jewett Blvd. beginning Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. In addition, the city was notified that Klickitat County PUD will be replacing power poles on Jewett Blvd. between Skyline Drive and Fireman's Park (Grandview) at the same time. Exp…

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Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply a…

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The 70th Annual Washington State Weed Conference will be offered online and free to the public, according to the Washington Vegetation Management Association and the Washington Invasive Species Council.

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The City of White Salmon approved their policy priorities for the year 2021 at the latest city council meeting following the city’s annual retreat.

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Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) will be hosting the 2020 Columbia Gorge Economic Symposium on Friday, Nov. 6 in a virtual format. With the impacts on the regional economy from COVID-19, this year’s annual event will focus on economic and employment trends, recovery and res…

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Our Klickitat (OK) is reaching out to present a training opportunity through the Washington prevention summit, the training will be held virtually on Nov. 3-4. This training would be beneficial to any youth, volunteers and professionals who are working towards the prevention of substance abu…

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Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Counc…

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Understanding Medicare is not a walk in the park. It’s more like crawling through a dark cave: Disorienting and challenging. And every year during Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you get to explore that cave again!

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Shred Day 2020 happens a month later than usual, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hood River.

Klickitat County and the Port of Hood River have received a $5 mil- lion grant award from the federal BUILD (“Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development”) Transportation Discretionary Grant program to fund Phase 2 of the ongoing effort to re- place the Hood River-White Salmon Inter…

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As the smoke rolled in over the Columbia River Gorge this weekend, residents in West Klickitat County found help had arrived in the form of KN95 masks, thanks to coordination by community leaders.

Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.

Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $100,000 to the Childcare Committee of Klickitat County to work toward developing a training program for in-home daycare options in Goldendale as well as develop a childcare facility in the city.

Klickitat County will hear public comments through Sept. 18 on an environmental review of a development proposal submitted by luxury camping company Under Canvas after the Klickitat County Planning Department issued a preliminary determination of mitigated non-significance.

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White Salmon Mayor Marla Keethler issued a proclamation Monday, Sept. 14, declaring a state of emergency due to poor air quality and fire hazards.

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday it is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger through Thursday, Sept. 17. DNR staff will evaluate the possibility of extending the closure, orig…

Voters will be deciding once again whether to increase the maximum amount Hospital District No. 2, consisting of Skyline Health’s facilities, can levy at the General Election in November. According to the proposition filed with the Klickitat County Auditor, it would further fund upgrades to …

Correction: Lyle School District officials announced a new school starting date of Tuesday, Sept. 8. Starting next week, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, students will meet with teachers and pick up laptops in what school officials are calling a "soft opening."

In accordance with recently passed legislation, the state of Washington has been working to achieve the goal of providing broadband access to every resident by 2024. One critical piece to puzzle requires public participation: Taking a one-minute speed survey from your computer.

The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) will terminate its housing contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), the jail announced Thursday.

Portland native Kristoffer Lindstrom, MSW, LICSW is Skyline Health Medical Clinic’s first behavioral health consultant. He began caring for patients in May and invites those in need of behavioral health services to schedule an appointment.

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