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Aurora Solar is planning for development of a second solar farm in the Bickleton area of Klickitat County.

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.

Concerned parties will have to wait another month to testify and learn the results of two widely anticipated back-to-back hearings on separate aspects of a proposal to develop a luxury camping site near Husum, Wash.

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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!

After two years of pandemic-impacted learning, the Class of 2021 can graduate with pride. They did so at the Lyle Football Field June 5. First though, they cruised through Dallesport and Lyle. Building on the success of the 2020 Senior Cruise, the group followed an expanded route in both Dal…

Our three Glenwood high school and junior high school rodeo cowgirls did very well at the State Finals in Okanogan. In the high school rodeo, Joslyn Arnold finished in fourth place for the year in breakaway roping, which qualified her for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln, Neb…

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.

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A group of six Columbia High School students invented a device, through extracurricular work with local afterschool program Gorge MakerSpace, that helps a third-grade student with a speech disorder communicate in the classroom. The invention scored the group first place May 16 at Project Inv…

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A lawsuit seeks to declare Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer’s cougar sighting response program illegal.

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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Those visiting popular recreation sites along the Lewis River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Lewis River Recreation Area can expect some changes this year. Visitors who park within the Lewis River Recreation Area will now be required to obtain a reserved parking ticket during the busy visitor season: June 15 through Sept. 30.

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SDS Lumber Company is partnering with an international financial advisory firm to assist with the company’s plans to divest its and sister company Stevenson Land Company’s corporate assets, Columbia Gorge News has learned.

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Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified of an additional fourteen COVID-19 cases in individuals associated with Goldendale High School (GHS) this week after receiving reports of three positive COVID-19 cases last weekend. In response, GHS will move to remote learning only beginning Monday, May 24.

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The Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified of three positive COVID-19 cases associated with Goldendale High School over the course of the weekend and is currently investigating close contacts and possible transmissions.

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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 …

White Salmon — The Klickitat County Hearing Examiner will hold a consolidated two-part public hearing June 17 and June 18 starting at 9 a.m. to consider the Under Canvas Columbia River Gorge Project proposal.

The project, submitted by Under Canvas Inc., is to provide a seasonally operated, 95-tent luxury camping facility with individual canvas tents for sleeping quarters. Camping would be offered April through October (weather dependent). The tents would be a mix of standard safari-style structures using shared restroom facilities placed throughout the site and deluxe tents with en suite bathrooms. Tents would be equipped with wood-burning stoves for heat designed for use in such facilities, complete with spark arrestors and heat shields.

White Salmon — The Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified of the death of a community member on May 13, according to a press release. The individual was 48 years of age and had tested positive for COVID-19. They were transported from Klickitat County to a Portland area hospital where they later died. It is unknown at this time if the individual had any underlying health issues that affected their health in addition to having COVID-19. Klickitat County has had a total of 830 COVID-19 cases to date.

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The Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified of the death of a community member on May 13, 2021, according to a press release. The individual was 48 years of age and had tested positive for COVID-19. They were transported from Klickitat County to a Portland area hospital where they later died. It is unknown at this time if the individual had any underlying health issues that affected their health in addition to having COVID-19. Klickitat County has had a total of 830 COVID-19 cases to date.

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-…

WHITE SALMON — Things are starting to swing into motion for the Community Clean-up of Bingen and White Salmon, happening Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, and as it draws closer, the Community Clean-Up Committee is reminding residents of its need for a few volunteers to help with the weekend-l…

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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.

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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.

Lola Marti, 12, a sixth grader at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School, White Salmon, earned $5,000 for her classroom after winning first prize in a creative contest highlighting Suicide Prevention Month.

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…

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White Salmon Valley School District officials released the names of the three final candidates for the superintendent position ahead of the April 22 marathon interview event.

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White Salmon — Starting this week, the health and wellness center building on the White Salmon Valley School District campus is opening to provide services at a permanent location.

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Goldendale, April 13 – All Klickitat County Providers administering Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will pause administration of the vaccine until further notice following the guidance of the CDC, FDA, and Washington State Department of Health. Approximately 450 doses of Johnson and Joh…

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Large groups of people are newly eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, including frontline workers and their age-eligible family members living with them, and those 16 and older with underlying health conditions as defined by the CDC.

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Columbia High School senior Jacob Lockman has been named a 2021 National Scholar by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Lockman will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

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WHITE SALMON — The White Salmon Planning Commission is continuing discussion on the city’s draft update to its 2012 comprehensive plan this week, the fourth workshop of its kind to occur since the review process began in January.

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