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David West of Centerville was the proud winner of the Klickitat County Republican’s raffle for an iTargetPro. Garrett Towle, the KCR’s fundraising chairman, organized the fundraiser, which lasted approximately 8 weeks. The winning ticket was drawn at the KCR’s Central Committee meeting in Ju…

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Gorge Youth Mentoring (GYM), a program of The Next Door, announces its summer-time virtual fundraiser: GYM Gets You Moving!

The future White Salmon Valley Pool will feature one eight-lane, 12-foot-deep lap pool and one main building for showers, dressing rooms, lockers, a ticketing office and mechanical and chemical components in initial construction, according to consensus met to confirm key aspects of the desig…

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NW Natural, the natural gas company serving Bingen and White Salmon customers, is preparing to upgrade their gas distribution system by installing 1.5 miles of pipeline in Bingen and White Salmon.

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The progress of the Bi-State Working Group had Port of Hood River Board of Commissioners in a self-congratulatory mood June 1.

As the contractors prepare to report back to the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District on initial cost estimates of the pool project, the board is beginning to have discussions on the feasibility of spending money on some desired features that have been included in preliminary …

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Correction: In last week's article on Pony Espresso, Columbia Gorge News mixed up the names of the owner of Summit Excavation LLC and the owner of the building which will house the future restaurant. Jake Strain owns Summit Excavation LLC, while Russell Kramer owns the Blue Barn RV Park and …

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Gills Point S Tire and Auto, Ray Schultens Motors, Washington Gorge Action Program, Car Stereo Specialists, and Columbia Veterinary Hospital are teaming up for the seventh year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels of Hope will provide a strug…

On Friday, April 9, Insitu’s new CEO Megan Davies traveled to three Gorge non-profit organizations to distribute $10,000 in donation checks to representatives from Hood River Adopt-a-Dog, FISH Food Bank and Columbia Gorge CASA.

WHITE SALMON — Skyline Foundation will host SHINE ON! — a virtual event — Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, May 16. The event will host a silent auction with more than 40 items to bid on and an opportunity to donate directly. It will be accessible via your mobile devices or computer. The two-…

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 …

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White Salmon — A public hearing will continue next month for the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners to decide whether to approve a rezoning proposal to redesignate an 80-acre forestry parcel in the Trout Lake Valley as a General Rural zone.

Archaeological survey reveals modern refuse; Port budget includes same tax rate; Next Door launches free workshop series for Klickitat County; Google seeks land division; Tree pruning planned May 11-13 in HR

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Joel Madsen directs both Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation. The two organizations have separate but related roles working towards a single goal: promoting and administering affordable housing in the Gorge.

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Mt. Adams Elks Lodge No. 1868 in White Salmon has announced Jacob Lockman, a senior at Columbia High School in White Salmon is the first place male winner of the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship.

For many years, Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) has been doing assessments of the real needs of our residents in Skamania and Klickitat counties. There are patterns that repeat across the decades, and the causes of poverty within our rural communities have remained much the same. Wh…

Friends of the Columbia Gorge recently appealed decisions by the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that allow the logging of one-million board feet of timber (roughly equivalent to 250 logging trucks) within one of the most highly protected areas i…

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…

A Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School student raised $5,000 for her sixth-grade class, led by Laura Meyer, after receiving first place in a creative contest highlighting Suicide Prevention Month.

The City of White Salmon approved the closing of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan documents and acknowledged the Jewett Street Water Main Improvement project as complete during a special meeting of the city council last Thursday.

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About 1.6 million people’s personal data may have been compromised by a “security incident” at a company hired by the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) for services including temporary data storage, according to a press release from SAO.

The Klickitat County Board of County Commissioners is making a return to remote meetings this week, according to Board Chairman Dave Sauter.

Members of the community have been hard at work these past couple of months pulling together Washington Gorge Action Programs’ Tree of Joy program this year, and it was all worth it in the end. With 200 children accounted for, local families in need will be able to give gifts to their little…

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A public hearing on a subdivision application for a multifamily housing project resulted in a consensus vote by the Bingen City Council to continue the public hearing into the new year.

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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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Abbie Vermiere and her team at Pixán Taqueria & Cantina had originally expected to open up a steakhouse in White Salmon ... until March happened and the coronavirus swept across the country. 

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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…

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Eleven Gorge chambers and tourism organizations are working together to find new ways to support local businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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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 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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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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