The City of White Salmon is experiencing a wastewater emergency. All property owners within the following area are asked to not use any water and to not flush any toilets at this time until further notice.
WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Valley School District and White Salmon Valley Education Foundation have recently received a variety of grants to support student achievement and well-being.
BINGEN — Imagine leaving your home, country, and immediate family to arrive in a new country, with a new language and a new family, all at 10 years old. For one White Salmon woman, this was her reality, and she works hard now to help others who have been through similar experiences.
WHITE SALMON — Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) announced it will purchase White Salmon’s affordable housing complex, Rhine Village. The purchase will extend the time in which the housing development will maintain its affordability.
The Dallesport Industrial Park, which is owned and operated by the Port of Klickitat and located north of The Dalles in Washington, will receive $99,000 in federal funds designated for economic development in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (see related story, this page) to upg…
Cascade Locks — The Oregon Department of Transportation recently issued new load ratings for the Bridge of The Gods that spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks and Washington State Highway 14.
Bingen — Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) has announced that it will require all employees and volunteers throughout the organization to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18.
White Salmon’s short-term rental application moratorium has continued following council vote, allowing policy discussions by the planning commission to proceed.
On Aug. 24, a group of community members, led by Kirsten Dennis and other Columbia Gorge Woman’s Action Network (CGWAN) members, welcomed White Salmon Valley School District staff on the first day of their contracted school year. “It was a show of appreciation and support for all they do to …
BINGEN — When a system works as designed and allows someone to provide the highest level of service, it can bring immense satisfaction, especially when it enables someone to help another human being improve their quality of life.
In October, White Salmon Valley Community Library looks forward to KOOBDOOGA (“A Good Book” read backwards) where the community will read and discuss “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.”
A hearing examiner upheld the Klickitat County Planning Department’s environmental determination following a lengthy appeal hearing on luxury camping company Under Canvas’ plans to develop a “glampsite” near Husum, Wash. The hearing examiner concurrently approved the company’s conditional use permit.
In response to the rise in COVID cases throughout the Gorge, the Port of Hood River met virtually on August 24. Conversations centered around planned repairs and testing of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge and changes at the Ken Jernstedt Airfield. Engineers gave updates on the planning for replacement of lift span’s deteriorating wire ropes and live load testing related to the lowered weight limit imposed in March. Considerably far along on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Project Director Kevin Greenwood expects the final draft to be presented sometime early next year, after he announced a delay for the final EIS.
With September, the end of summer arrives. The autumnal equinox, when the Sun lies directly over the equator, comes on Sept. 22 this year. The length of our days and nights are about equal.
Dollar General Corporation is considering opening a store in Bingen. The company recently applied for an environmental determination ahead of development plans to construct a one-story commercial building on the lot currently inhabited by the vacant McDonald’s building on 910 W Steuben Street, west of downtown.
The CDC issued a health advisory today about a rapid increase in ivermectin prescriptions — now up 24-fold over pre-pandemic levels — and reports of severe illness associated with use of ivermectin products to prevent or treat COVID-19, according to North Central Public Health (NCPHD) in The Dalles.
Ivermectin is not FDA approved for use in preventing or treating COVID, and has not been proven as a way to prevent or treat it. Calls to poison control centers have gone up nationwide as a result of people taking ivermectin improperly, NCPHD reported.
Klickitat County will make one last stand to seek a favorable ruling in the Tract D land dispute.
In a split 2-1 vote last Tuesday, the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners signified their intent to appeal their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In what protesters called a “For The Kids” rally, groups voiced opposition to mask mandates in schools through signage and blaring of horns down the streets of Klickitat County communities last Wednesday.
A month after Klickitat County rescinded a moratorium on solar development applications outside the county’s Energy Overlay Zone, national energy company Cypress Creek Renewables voiced interest in constructing a solar farm outside of Goldendale in Klickitat County. The company recently held…
The last year and a half has been long and difficult for everyone, health providers especially. And now, as we near what feels to be like the end of the pandemic, the delta variant emerges to mix everything up. It’s scary for everyone, but Dr. Matt Swanson is hopeful.
A proposed closed-loop pumped hydro storage facility near Goldendale is again moving forward. The Goldendale Energy Storage Project proposes to store “clean” energy generated by wind and solar projects.
Klickitat County is considering a continuation of legal arguments in connection to a land dispute with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation over a sizeable acreage that partially overlaps into the county.
WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Valley School Board held its first meeting with new superintendent Sean McGeeney on July 22, when the board approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
BINGEN — When Moon Mountain Highway opens for the day, there’s no sign to flip over, no neon to turn on. Instead, a set of flags is put up outside: one depicts a moon with the word ‘Open’ and the other is a pride flag.
THE DALLES— Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum celebrates International Owl Awareness Day (IOAD) Wednesday, Aug. 4 with owl education, games, and pellet dissection clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sockeye salmon arriving at the Little White Salmon River west of Hood River are covered with lesions and dying due to high water temperatures in the main stem of the Columbia River.
GOLDENDALE — Throughout Klickitat County, there is a tremendous need for licensed childcare providers to serve all ages, especially infants and toddlers. In 2019, community members in Goldendale created the Klickitat County Childcare Committee (KCCC). Last year, the group secured a planning …
WHITE SALMON — New applications for short-term rental permitting, development, designation, construction, expansion, creating, locating, and siting within White Salmon city limits will not be considered in the near future, as the White Salmon City Council approved a six-month moratorium on s…
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will temporarily close all recreation lands in eastern Washington beginning Friday, July 23 due to drought and extreme fire danger.
The City of White Salmon hired a full-time land use planner — the first position of its kind within city ranks. The creation and filling of the position fulfills a key goal for the administration.
The White Salmon Planning Commission has approved the city’s draft comprehensive plan with minor amendments. The 100-page document now proceeds to the White Salmon City Council for final approval and adoption.
GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County has a severe shortage of licensed childcare options, especially for children aged 6 and under, according to a recent study commissioned by Klickitat County Childcare Committee (KCCC) using grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce. In Golden…
The new Sohler Scholarship Fund, created by the family of the late George “Larry” Sohler, a community leader who passed away in March 2021, will provide scholarships for seniors at Hood River Valley High School beginning with the class of 2022 to pursue skilled vocational training. Sohler ha…
WHITE SALMON — A statement released by Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — which called for the arrest, detainment and recommendation for prosecution of governmental officials he unilaterally believes are acting outside the bounds of the constitution — drew pushback from county commissione…
BINGEN — A virtual discussion focused on building awareness of what affordable housing is and sharing strategies to address this growing challenge throughout the Gorge will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. The bi-state event will be hosted by Washington Gorge Action Prog…
BINGEN — The Bingen Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project is nearly complete, with about a month to go on the rest of the updates planned for the plant, which services the cities of Bingen and White Salmon.
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