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Sitting councilor files challenge to incumbent WS mayor

White Salmon Mayor David Poucher will face opposition for re-election once again and, once again, his opponent is a sitting member of the City Council.

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Governor signs Rep. Johnson’s bill to increase ballot measure information

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 6 aimed at helping voters better understand the fiscal impacts of a ballot measure before they vote.

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CHS boys soccer nets first home state playoff match

Columbia High received a handsome reward for finishing second in the Southwest District 1A boys soccer tournament last weekend: An opening-round match of the state tournament on its home pitch.

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Community members rally in support of after-school program for young students

Community members involved in local businesses, chambers, and organizations gathered Tuesday, May 12, for the Children and Community Connections Summit held at the Columbia High School library.

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Twenty-six Bruins qualify for district track and field meet

Twenty-six Columbia High track and field athletes will give it their best on Friday in their attempts to qualify for next weekend’s WIAA championships.

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Lincoln Street speed limit hike draws objections

White Salmon residents who live along NW Lincoln Street have lodged their objections to a 5-mile-per-hour increase in the speed limit that went into effect late last month.

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New police officer glad to be back in NW

Ashley Hackett is excited to be living in White Salmon. The cooler weather is a nice change from the humidity of Virginia, although she confesses to not having experienced the intense winters that are expected of the Columbia Gorge.

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Lyle High wins top honors at Wind Turbine Challenge

Lyle Schools is proud of its team that won first place in the Columbia Gorge Wind Challenge on May 2.

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CHS tennis sweeps past Stevenson

Columbia High’s girls tennis team won all five varsity matches in its 1A Trico League meet at Stevenson last Thursday.

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Court of Appeals finds Klickitat County PUD subject to state’s fire cost recovery statute

A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals, Division 3, ruled last week that Klickitat County PUD “is subject to a civil action to recover fire suppression costs” under Washington’s fire cost recovery statute.

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Library redesign proposals revealed

Members of the library, city, and community gathered Tuesday, April 28, in the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery to discuss and comment on preliminary design proposals for partial remodeling of the library.

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Gorge students compete in 2nd Wind Challenge

Saturday was an action-packed day at the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center at the Columbia Gorge Community College as nearly 200 high school and middle school students from across the Gorge and Portland-metro area competed in the 2015 Wind Challenge.

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CHS baseball looking to secure Trico League’s No. 3 district seed

Columbia High must win two of three games against Kalama this week to lock up the No. 3 seed in next week’s Southwest District Class 1A Baseball Tournament.

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Revise or repeal Husum/BZ plan, but for different reasons

The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners heard a lot of testimony about what to do with the 2012 Husum-BZ Corner Sub-Area Plan and Zoning Update during its hour-and-a-half public hearing last Thursday at the Pioneer Center that was attended by nearly 90 people.

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From butterflies...to Big Foot

Friday April 24, was the last talk in April’s Wild About Nature series coordinated by Joy Markgraf. Robert Michael Pyle spoke to a full house at White Salmon Valley’s public library, Friday evening. The presentation was titled, Butterflies and Bigfoot on the Wild G.P. (Gifford Pinchot).

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KPUD proposing to raise rates 9%

Klickitat PUD is considering a 9% across-the-board electric rate hike, effective in June, because its renewable energy projects are not generating enough revenue to subsidize local electric rates anymore.

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Saturday's shooting at Hood River Marina

On Saturday, April 25, Hood River Police officers arrested Parkdale resident Tyson Sackett, 28, for shooting a man at the Hood River Marina.

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Walk-off win gives CHS series edge over LC

The scene at home plate last Friday said it all. Bruin baseballers mobbed seniors Dawson Reynier and Kyler Riggleman after the two combined to produce the winning run in a 4-3 Trico League victory over visiting La Center.

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WS amends speed limits around city park

The White Salmon City Council took up speed limits and parking issues during its April 15 meeting, and adopted ordinances that will affect certain areas in the city limits.

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Nature series lecturers present ideas for improving the lot of local wildlife

April’s “Wild About Nature” series continued at the White Salmon Valley Community Library last Friday and featured speakers Jim Hulbert, talking about Nesting Habits of Western Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and Wood Ducks; and Tom Snellgrove, who spoke about the efforts he and his wife have taken to preserve the wildlife and habitat on their 10-acre home.

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