By JESSE BURKHARDT
The numbers may not yet be completely final, but the identity of winners in the two contested races for White Salmon's City Council is no longer in doubt.
With virtually all the votes counted, incumbent council member Mark Peppel and political newcomer Anthony Coulter have prevailed.
As of Nov. 9, the results showed Peppel with 276 votes -- about 52 percent of the vote -- as opposed to challenger Darlene Johnson's 252 votes (48 percent).
In the other contest, Coulter had 278 votes (55 percent), versus 224 votes for Troy Wamsley (45 percent).
(For complete story see this week's Enterprise.)