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Klickitat County Undersheriff Tim Neher announced late last month that he is running to succeed his current boss, Sheriff Bob Songer, in the November election.

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Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, ranking Republican on the House Public Safety Committee, expressed serious concerns last week about a new bill that would reduce penalties for murder resulting from drive-by shootings in Washington state.

WHITE SALMON — General Surgeon Tyler Mittelstaedt, M.D., MPH, will join Skyline Health on Jan. 3, bringing a broad-based surgery and endoscopy practice to Skyline. Prior to joining Skyline, he was in private practice in Portland.

STEVENSON — Walking Man Brewing recently completed its project to cover its outdoor beer garden, now referred to as “the pavilion.” This project was supported by the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program, created by The Hartford Small Business Insurance and Main Street America.

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The Lyle School District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing Jan. 6 to finalize the plan to convey the Dallesport Community Center lot to the county. The meeting will be by Zoom only and will start at 6 p.m.

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Klickitat County schools were among several districts nationwide impacted by what law enforcement officials are calling “low-level” and non-credible threats of school violence.

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The WAGAP team at Pathways Health Connect has been coordinating a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic led by Comunidades, Columbia Riverkeeper, and NorthShore Medical group. The event focuses on the Spanish-speaking population and will be held fiesta-style to encourage participation.

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SDS Lumber Company executives finalized the sale of a vast array of the lumber company’s assets last month, and the three-party consortium that purchased the company’s assets has since revealed a portion of the plans for the future.

Opportunity brought Ubaldo Hernández to White Salmon from Mexico City. As a young man in 1994, he came looking for a chance to improve his life. He stayed for the opportunity to improve the lives of others through promoting social justice.

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Part of last weekend’s Christmas in the Gorge event in Stevenson was the 19th annual Nativities in the Gorge community nativity display, held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on N.W. Gropper Road.

The long running event displays as many as 650 creches on loan by members of the congregation, as well as other local communities in the Gorge as far away as Goldendale, said Coral Zimmerman, Nativities in the Gorge Committee. “Some are private collectors; some of the nativities have been donated to the event to be kept by the church and displayed every year,” she said.

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WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon City Council will consider recommendations to amend the city’s short-term rental code this week. City staff is recommending council discuss the proposal following a public hearing, and provide direction to staff for further consideration.

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The City of White Salmon honored the city’s late longtime mayor, Roger Holen, at a council meeting last week.

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The sale of SDS Lumber Company and Stevenson Land Company’s vast holdings of timberlands and operations was finalized last week, Nov. 17.

GOLDENDALE — Klickitat County is eying a 3% reduction in expenses for next year’s budget, according a preliminary budget summary outlining proposed changes to operations for the 2022 fiscal year. The county public works department submitted a proposal for a decrease in their budget by $5.6 m…

The suspect in the ignition of a July 4 fire that burned near the Lyle, Wash., sandbar pleaded not guilty Aug. 4 to a charge of reckless burning in the second degree.

In our small town, where everyone knows everyone else, every loss is felt deeply. Once again, the Glenwood community came together to say goodbye to a friend and nearly life-long Glenwood resident. A large gathering celebrated Mike Scott’s life on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Glenwood school. Man…

WHITE SALMON — Skyline Health is collecting canned and dry goods through Nov. 24 with all items benefiting the local food bank. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off in the main lobby of the hospital located at 211 Skyline Drive in White Salmon. Monetary donations are also accepted.

The Child Tax Credit has been expanded and many families do not realize they’re eligible for these funds if they were not required to file taxes this year. Each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child under 6 years old, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6-17 years old. This…

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Klickitat County’s Nov. 3 non-certified election results are now available for public review. Below is a list of the races in our coverage area.

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Create memories and explore the forest while finding this year’s holiday tree for your home. Starting Nov. 9 visitors may buy Christmas tree cutting permits online at Recreation.gov. Permits may be purchased in-person beginning Nov. 17 at Mt. Adams and Cowlitz Valley Ranger District offices …

Sign-up for Lyle Lions Club Christmas Baskets will be through Nov. 30. This is for the area served by the Lyle School District. Pick-up will be Saturday, Dec. 18 by appointment only. Call Joan Titus at 509-365-2872; leave your name, phone number, where you live, and number of adults and chil…

The Glenwood community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of “Glenwood kid” Sam Kuhnhausen. A large gathering of family and friends joined in a celebration of Sam’s life Oct. 30 at the Glenwood School. Sam grew up here and is part of the fifth generation of the family of early Glenwood…

BINGEN — Making the world a better place for our children is a commonly held goal across different cultures. Juan Reyes, the eldest child of immigrant seasonal workers, works daily to give his three girls more opportunities than he had as a young boy.

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WHITE SALMON — White Salmon is exploring an opportunity to purchase the historic, three-story Walker House and its property on Jewett Boulevard.

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The City of White Salmon is considering acquiring State Route 141 from its junction with State Route 14 to the alternate junction.