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Sunday evening fire leaves two Lyle residents homeless

A “smoldering cigarette” has been pegged as the cause of a fire that left a Lyle mother and her son without a home on Sunday.

Former police officer pleads guilty to lying under oath, falsifying record; sentenced to community service

A former Bingen-White Salmon police officer accused of doctoring an official police report and obtaining a search warrant under false pretenses has been sentenced to perform 30 days of supervised community service and pay $1,700 in court fees and restitution over the next 24 months as punishment for his crimes.

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Photo: Olympian Vic Wild throws first pitch for new WS Little League opener

Wild posed for a picture with a White Salmon softball team last Saturday morning after throwing out the first pitch for the new Mt. Adams Little League’s opening ceremonies at the Jewett Sports Complex.

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Cascade Mountain School offers two community days

Cascade Mountain School wants to take members of the community on a walk on the wild side.

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Columbia High baseball rallies for Trico victory over Kalama

Columbia High’s varsity baseball team won its most important Trico League victory of the John Hallead era last Tuesday, April 8.

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Photo: Mt. Adams Little League kicks off season

The new Mt. Adams Little League held opening ceremonies for the 2014 season last Saturday at the Jewett Sports Complex.

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Security, tax base concerns lead Lyle School Board to restrict Cherry Orchard access

Hikers wishing to access The Friends of the Columbia River Gorge-owned Lyle Cherry Orchard property can no longer reach the trail via Lyle High School following a decision by the school board.

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Bingen makes moves on ATV-use ordinance

Bingen residents would be able to ride all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on roads within the city with speed limits less than 35 miles per hour if the city council passes an ordinance it began examining at a meeting last Tuesday night.

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April 12 is Vic Wild Day in White Salmon

The White Salmon City Council approved a proclamation by Mayor David Poucher declaring April 12, 2014 as Vic Wild Day in honor of the White Salmon native who won two snowboarding gold medals at February’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Baseball Roundup: Errors doom Columbia High; Dufur sweeps pair from LWK

Columbia High squandered a standout pitching performance by Dawson Reynier in losing a non-league baseball game, 3-1, on March 31 at Boardman, Ore.

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Local jr motocross riders finish first season on high note

Jace and Danner Greenwood, 9 and 7, of Husum, both earned spots on the XTC Racing Team after their first season of racing motocross. The boys will be fundraising for their upcoming spring and summer seasons on May 3.

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Local Rotary exchange student excels at Junior National XC championships

A Finnish exchange student through the White Salmon-Bingen Rotary pulled off a shining performance at the 2014 Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships in Stowe, Vt. in early March.

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WSV Schools to modify tobacco policy, prohibit e-cigarettes on campus

The White Salmon Valley School District is taking steps to keep electronic cigarettes and smoking devices off of school property.

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Good results all-around help CHS girls to third-place finish

Columbia High senior Nathan Bell won both boys hurdles races, and Lyle/Wish-ram swept the top three places in the girls javelin last Thursday during a rainy 1A Trico League track and field meet in Stevenson.

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Two high-speed chases in two days end in crashes

A case of a suspected stolen vehicle turned into a high-speed escape attempt last Thursday afternoon and ended south of Trout Lake when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed it into an informational sign at the intersection of State Route 141 and Warner Road.

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Attack of the Bark Beetles: Fivespined Ips still a problem in Gorge

Workers with Luciano Tree and Maintenance Service remove bits and pieces of a pine tree infested with bark beetles off of Highway 141 near White Salmon on Monday.

Major event planning, training play key roles in emergency readiness

Here’s the situation: A fire that started on the railroad tracks south of State Route 14, between Dock Grade and the White Salmon River, has jumped the highway and is now working its way up the White Salmon bluff toward numerous homes. Are local emergency responders ready to work together to take on such a major event?

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Photo: A moist start to spring

Thursday, March 20, was the first day of spring. And, recent warm weather has seen plenty of spring daffodils blooming like this in the Mt. Adams Soroptimist flower bed.

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Bakk Talk: March 27 Edition

Trico League boys soccer schedules were shaken up recently with the announcement that Castle Rock is not fielding a varsity soccer team this season. Folks who show-ed up on March 17 at Bruin Stadium expecting to see the CHS varsity kick off its 2014 campaign against Castle Rock instead were treated to a friendly between the CHS jayvee and an undermanned Castle Rock side. The Junior Bruins won the match, 3-0.

CHS softball opens with win

Good pitching, error-free defense, and timely hitting carried the day for Columbia High’s fastpitch team in its 13-5 non-league win over the Klickitat/Lyle/Wishram combine last Thursday, in Klickitat.

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