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Vaccines harder to come by as flu season continues

Those who have not obtained a vaccination against influenza might have a harder time finding somewhere that still has the immunization available at this point in the flu season.

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KPUD studying feasibility of hydroelectric pumped storage facility by John Day Dam

Klickitat PUD will be holding three public meetings on Feb. 3 to discuss its latest power generation initiative, the closed-loop John Day Pool Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, which is currently being developed under a preliminary permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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BPAC holding open house Jan. 28 to discuss creation of walk routes

Anyone who walks, runs, bikes, or just lives in White Salmon is invited to an open house seeking input on the creation of maps that would show walking routes through the area.

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Trout Lake boys on the rise, move into third place in GCB standings

Thanks to victories over Glenwood and Klickitat last week, Trout Lake’s boys basketball team is sitting by its lonesome in third place in Greater Columbia 1B League standings.

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GCB girls teams jockeying for position

Trout Lake’s girls basketball team earned its first Greater Columbia 1B League win last Saturday, defeating visiting Klickitat, 46-39.

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Medicaid changes impact thousands in Klickitat County

New Medicaid enrollees and those previously not assigned to a managed care plan under Apple Health, Washington’s Medicaid program, are now covered by an insurer called Amerigroup.

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Sign-ups for aid to remove dead pine trees end Jan. 31

The Underwood Conservation District is continuing to offer the opportunity for landowners who remove pine trees killed by the California fivespined ips to be partially reimbursed through late February as long as they sign up by the end of January.

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Is White Salmon going baa-baa for lambs?

The White Salmon City Council last Wednesday gave every indication that it is going to amend its Animal Ordinance to allow residents to keep project lambs for a limited period of time during the year.

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Home victory over Ridgefield gets Columbia High girls back on track

Kayla McClain scored a season-high 12 points and Morgan Vasquez had 11 to help Columbia High’s girls varsity basketball team defeat Ridgefield, 48-31, in non-league play here last Saturday.

Columbia High boys basketball handily beats Seton for first Trico win

Columbia High’s boys varsity basketball team played one its best games of the season here on Monday night. The result was CHS’s first 1A Trico League victory of the season, 57-42, over Seton Catholic of Vancouver.

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Smooth and blue: Tai Chi comes to Bingen

Craig Rundell wants his students to be strong, steady, and relaxed.

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WSV Schools navigating multiple state, federal inititatives this year; assessment forum Jan. 21

As the transition into a new year occurs, the White Salmon Valley School District continues to work through a series of complicated and time consuming state and federal initiatives aimed at improving schools, students, teachers, and administrators.

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Sheriff names top officers, sets goals

Klickitat County’s newly elected sheriff, Bob Songer, has officially transitioned into his new role and made some big changes to the office’s management team.

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Columbia High girls basketball off to best start in years

The Columbia High girls varsity basketball team is off to one of its best starts ever.

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Columbia boys basketball plays 12 games in 32 days

Twelve games. That’s how many games the Columbia High boys varsity basketball team played between Dec. 3 and Jan. 3.

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Dirt Hugger settles in at Dallesport location

After four years in The Dalles, Dirt Hugger, LLC is finally establishing itself.

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After nine terms, county’s longest-serving elected official looking forward to retirement

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert (Bob) Weisfield was 31 years old and spending long days on his mother-in-law’s ranch seven miles up the Snowden Road out of Lyle. His responsibilities included caring for the farm’s livestock: primarily beef cattle, though the farm was phasing into rearing weaner pigs and butcher hogs.

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White Salmon Farmers Market experiences growth

The White Salmon Farmers Market saw growth in multiple areas last summer, including gross sales totals for vendors.

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White Salmon Lego League teams headed to state competition

Teams of students from White Salmon are headed to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) state competition in January.

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