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Sampling of water for lead, copper begins Aug. 5 in WS

Do you have a house that is built in 1987 or older? The City of White Salmon wants you to participate in its periodic lead and copper water testing.

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Renowned Navy Band performing at winery

Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater will host The United States Navy Band Country Current, the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble, in the winery’s amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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White Salmon sisters compete at USATF regional Junior Olympics

Hannah and Jessica Polkinghorn run, jump, and throw

On July 9 and 10, Hannah and Jessica Polkinghorn, both of White Salmon, competed in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 13 Champion-ships in Seattle.

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Fair queen resigns via Facebook

A sharp conflict of opinion between the Klickitat County Fair Board and designated Fair Queen Kassandra Wedgwood has led to the teen resigning her post almost simultaneous to her picture appearing on the cover of 6,300 copies of the 2016 Fair Premium Book.

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WS River Fest explores river health, evolution

Ten rafts, brimming with locals and extended family, put in from Wet Planet’s launch site last Wednesday morning to view the White Salmon River’s continued metamorphosis.

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B-WSPD says Jewett parking grace period ending Aug. 1

Before the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department starts issuing citations for illegal parking on the south side of downtown Jewett Boulevard next month, Police Chief Tracy Wyckoff is hoping motorists will have adapted to the city’s new back-in angle parking policy.

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New B-WSPD recruits eager to serve the community

The Bingen–White Salmon Police Department expanded last month, with the addition of two new police officers.

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Log truck loses load on State Route 141A

Traffic was routed around State Route 141A Tuesday morning following a log truck accident which blocked both lanes of travel.

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Mt. Adams Institute receives $499,000 AmeriCorps grant

The Mt. Adams Institute has received a $499,000 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 58 AmeriCorps members in the successful career development programs: VetsWork Environment, VetsWork GreenCorps and Public Lands Stewards.

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Growlerz hosting final hurrah

The “sweet little business” serving drinks, gourmet hot dogs, and live music, held its last musical hurrah last Friday. Bingen’s Growlerz, located off Steuben Street, closed its doors just shy of two years after opening.

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Regional airport hosting DNR, ODF firefighting aircraft this fire season

Firefighting aircraft at Dallesport’s Columbia Gorge Regional Airport are here to stay for the 2016 fire season.

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Annual Riverfest set for July 12-13 return

The White Salmon River Fest celebrates the White Salmon River, the communities, and the natural and cultural history that surrounds this watershed. The annual event will be held on July 12 and 13.

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Mt. Adams Institute wins FS award for VetsWork program

The Mt. Adams Institute based in Trout Lake was recently recognized as the 2015 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Citizen Stewardship & Partnership Award winner for its innovative VetsWork program.

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Summer youth writing camp workshops at library

Are you, or do you know, an aspiring ‘tween or teen author?

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Colorful American Indian trade blankets on view at Maryhill

A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets will be on view at Maryhill Museum of Art from July 16 to Nov. 15.

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City of Bingen receiving fire response trailer from BNSF

The City of Bingen and BNSF Railway established a memorandum of understanding last week for the City to house a BNSF Fire Response Trailer within city limits.

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Nightime paving of SR 14 starting here next Tuesday

The paving of State Route 14 through Bingen, White Salmon, and Stevenson starts next Tuesday night, July 5, near the turnoff for SR 141 Alternate (the Underwood Cut-off).

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Gorge Days coming to North Bonneville

The 12th annual Gorge Days celebration is taking place in North Bonneville next Friday and Saturday, July 8-9.

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Light off fireworks at Bingen Point Park

The night of July 4, the Port of Klickitat will host its annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point.

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Helicopter operations resume restoration project in upper Catherine, Major Creek forest

Helicopter activity will resume in the upper Catherine and Major Creek areas as part of a project to restore historic forest types in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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