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Lifetime achievement award is about passing on the knowledge

Between jobs was where Forest Hofer found himself a little over 23 years ago, after the hospital management company he worked for went under.

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Fire District 3’s new brush truck is red hot and rolling

Fire District No. 3’s new brush engine, ordered in September 2015, arrived well ahead of the upcoming fire season.

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Winners of the wind: local students take home prizes at Google challenge

On Saturday, a fierce competition blew into town as students from around the Gorge took part in the third annual Google Wind Challenge at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles.

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Stevenson knocks CHS baseball out of district playoff contention

A pair of losses to Stevenson last week eliminated Columbia High from South-west District playoff contention.

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CHS boys take first at Stevenson, girls place second at Washougal

Last week was a busy one for Columbia High’s track and field teams. They had a 1A Trico League meet at Stevenson on Wednesday and the Panther Invitational at Washougal on Friday.

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KCSO in Glenwood: It’s business as usual

Klickitat County’s Sheriff and his deputies made their presence known in Glenwood on Tuesday, April 19, with extra officers in the area showing support for the residents of Glenwood.

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Wild About Nature: The Dance of Water and Stone

White Salmon Valley Community Library was filled to the brim with people who had the desire to learn about the “History of Sculpting the Columbia River Gorge.”

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Pool feasibility study: Whitson carpark site is feasible location

The consulting engineer preparing a swimming pool feasibility study for the City of White Salmon told the City Council last week that the Whitson Elementary School carpark site is a feasible location for a swimming pool.

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CHS soccer moves step closer to clinching Trico title

The lone goal scored in last week’s 1A Trico League boys soccer showdown be-tween Columbia High and La Center came midway through the first half.

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Bruins baseball still in hunt for district berth

Columbia High baseball’s chance of making the district playoffs in 2016 took a hit in last week’s 1A Trico League series against La Center.

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Many gather to remember late Deputy Michael J. McNabb

On 30th anniversary of his death

April 17, 2016. Late Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff Michael J. McNabb would be in his third decade of law enforcement in the county. At 56, he might have already achieved his goal of be-coming sheriff of the county in which he grew up and returned to in 1981 after completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on law enforcement.

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County files suit seeking determination of status of Yakama Nation boundary

For Glenwood Valley

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

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Annual Silent Auction offering fun for the entire community

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will be holding its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding.

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CHS tennis nets league win

Columbia High won three of five matches here on April 12 to notch its second SW Washington League victory in two starts.

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Prescribed fire put to use on Mt. Adams Community Forest

Smoke and flames rose into the sky on April 7, west of Glenwood, as the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards ignited a controlled burn on a portion of the Mt. Adams Community Forest.

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Lyle Schools seeking money for facilities maintenance, technology for students

School buildings once new deteriorate with age without ongoing maintenance. School programs can’t expand their offerings to students without continual upgrades in instructional materials and technology.

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County says Glenwood not part of Yakama Reservation

Klickitat County Commissioners, Prosecutor David Quesnel and Sheriff Bob Songer have been meeting over several months now with the BIA, Yakama Nation representatives, Yakama Tribal Police, an assistant US Attorney, Yakima County Sheriff, the Yakima County Prosecutor, police chiefs from Union Gap, Wapato and Toppenish, along with the FBI and other officials in regards to retrocession.

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Dog Mountain: Too popular for its own good? Parking may be indicator

During spring wildflower season in the Columbia Gorge, the Dog Mountain Trail traversing public lands in Skamania County is one of the most trekked.

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Wild About Nature V: Insects and Wetlands

Last Friday’s second session of the fifth annual Wild About Nature speaker series was a mix of bug-talk and an overview of what’s been going on with the wetlands near Trout Lake.

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Cascade Mountain School offering summer camps, first-ever fall semester school

Glissading down snowfields. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa farms. Planting trees along a once-dammed river. Life at Cascade Mountain School is anything but ordinary.

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