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BINGEN — First Interstate Bank observed the company’s fifth annual Volunteer Day Sept. 14 by completing much needed yardwork projects at The Guided Path.

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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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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.

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.

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.

KLICKITAT COUNTY — The cities of Bingen and White Salmon announced last week that they have been awarded $182,381 from the Zero-Emissions Access Program (ZAP) to establish a shared-use electric vehicle program.

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Nobody knows the city of Goldendale quite like Larry Bellamy. He was hired as clerk-treasurer back on Aug. 2, 1995, and in January became Goldendale’s first city administrator. Now he’s retiring on July 29, just a few days short of 27 years on the job.

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…

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BINGEN — Mount Adams Fruit, a family-owned and operated fruit company based in the Pacific Northwest since 1909, has entered into a deal to acquire the majority of the Oregon pear assets formerly owned by Stadelman Fruit Company LLC, based in Zillah, Wash., from the S.S. Steiner Company.

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WHITE SALMON — The City of White Salmon and Klickitat County Fire District No. 3, which serves the communities of Snowden and Husum, are considering a cooperative agreement between the two fire departments.

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WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Assisted Living and Memory Care project was recently awarded an additional $1.4 million through the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Housing Trust Fund, helping to close what was previously a $3.25 million funding gap.

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On June 30, Derek and Domonique Krentz, owners of Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon and Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale, retired from the funeral industry after 26 years.

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The Hideaway in Dallesport celebrates its first year under new management on July 2 with a live performance by The Rock Doctors and a host of activities.

The White Salmon Valley School Board will undergo discussions to consider whether to a put a levy or a bond out to the community for a vote in the Feb. 23 elections.

Last month the cities of Bingen and White Salmon submitted joint grant applications, request $200,000 from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to participate in a car-sharing program.

The Teen and Young Adult Drop-in Center hosts an open house this Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located at 125 W. Main St. in Goldendale. Come and meet the team, see the space, support young people at risk of or experiencing houselessness and learn about volunteer oppor…

Proms, proms, proms. What a busy time of year for our Glenwood high school students. Last Saturday, our cowgirl athletes, Joslyn Arnold and Peyton Sanchey, along with their friend Gavin Bensel, attended the Cowboy Prom at their high school rodeo in Ellensburg. This great tradition allows the…

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White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District will be hosting a virtual town hall this coming Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

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White Salmon city councilors unanimously voted to rescind the city’s offer to buy “Margaret Walker house” following a presentation that included a wealth of information and estimates on what it would take to bring the house up to code.

The second Community Resiliency Program, hosted by Stevenson Grange No. 121, will be held May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under tents in the Stevenson Library parking lot. The event is free and open to all.

The City of Bingen received additional state funding for the completion of a railroad “Quiet Zone,” the culmination of years-long lobbying for the upgrades necessary to eliminate train horns blaring through the small industrial town.

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.

Handheld tools can be hard to come by; the cost can be prohibitive and some have niche uses that might prompt you to second guess an investment. The Underwood Conservation District’s Farm Tool Library looks to make tools more available.

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Potential changes in design schemas, as well as staffing turnovers have caused unexpected delays in the state-led East of Bingen Port of Klickitat Access Project, a Washington State Department of Transportation official said, leading to a change in the construction timeline.

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Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management announced April 5 that an updated Emergency Notification System (ENS) vendor is now available to all residents, replacing the previous system. The ENS is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from local author…

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One, defined as lands east of the Klickitat County Fire District 7 eastern boundary to include, but not limited to, Klickitat County Fire Districts 2, 9 and 10; outside the jurisdiction of the Yakama…

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Friends of Gorge Area Parks (FOGAP) is now the official friends’ group for Brooks Memorial State Park, Columbia Hills State Park, Goldendale Observatory State Park, and Maryhill State Park.

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