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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.

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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…

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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.

A Washington judge has decided not to halt Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer’s cougar sighting response program.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photographs from the first day of school in White Salmon.

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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.

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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…

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Sheriff Bob Songer is planning on being back to work after recovering from his COVID-19 illness, he said in an interview with Columbia Gorge News.

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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.

Two back-to-back hearings commenced under a hearing examiner late last month concerning the proposed Under Canvas luxury camping site near Husum.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Drought and extreme heat create early fire warnings, firework bans and fires throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

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…

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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…

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.

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