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DOT reducing speed, placing height restrictions on SR 14 rock scaling project

The Washington State Department of Transportation Southwest Region will reduce the speed limit on State Route 14 from 55 MPH to 25 MPH between Mileposts 58.57 and 59.27 during a rock scaling operation near Tunnel No. 3.

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Hundreds turn out for Democratic Caucus at Henkle Middle School

Henkle Middle School saw a flurry of activity this past weekend. An estimated 600-plus Democrats from all over west Klickitat County gathered to caucus Saturday morning, March 26, filling the parking lot to the brim and overflowing on to the grass.

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Back-to-back shutouts put CHS soccer to top of Trico

Columbia High boys soccer made its 1A Trico League 3-0 last week with victories over Stevenson and King’s Way.

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CHS Knowledge Bowl Teams making history

On a sunny Friday in the middle of March, 12 students from Columbia High School were stationed in front of CHS surrounded by peers and CHS staff. The school band played, students cheered, and a pair of white vans sat idle with doors gaping. This was the Knowledge Bowl send-off.

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Skyline Hospital expanding transitional care program

In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the community today and in the future, Skyline Hospital recently expanded its Transitional Care Program.

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BCC discusses possible speed bumps for Humboldt

Speed bumps may be in the foreseeable future for the residents of Bingen’s Humboldt Street.

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Young Bruins focused on fundamentals

CHS Softball

Young is a modifier that fits the 2016 Columbia High softball team like a glove.

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For Your Health: Fighting infections with alternatives to antibiotics

An eclectic assortment of amber glass bottles, vials of medicine, and circular plastic tubs were neatly arranged on the table in front of a small gathering of attentive locals.

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CHS soccer opens with a 5-2 victory

Ivan Cortes wasn't part of last year's CHS boys soccer team that advanced to the WIAA 1A tournament for the eighth consecutive time. The senior midfielder made his presence on this year's team felt early on during last Friday's non-league season-opener in Bruin Stadium, however.

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Chess sets in the spotlight as Maryhill re-opens for season

When Maryhill Museum of Art opened its doors earlier this month, visitors were greeted with several special exhibitions, as well as a significant reinstallation of the museum’s beloved chess collection.

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For Buck Creek; WS fighting proposed ‘impaired for temperature’ listing

The City of White Salmon is pushing the state Department of Ecology to hold to its original draft federal Clean Water Act classification for Buck Creek.

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Carson’s Backwoods Brewing expands operation to Stevenson

Pallets of hundreds of empty beer cans wait, resting amongst a hum of steady commotion and scattered brewing material. Each sheet is composed of cans stacked one on top of another, layered like a cubic aluminum cake, their copper-orange sheen soon to be filled with Carson’s Backwoods Brewing Company Copperline Amber beer.

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‘KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads’ calling for artists

‘KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads’ is back for a second year. The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite artists to take part in the October 2016 KOOBDOOGA Art Exhibit.

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Local swimmers close out winter season with strong performances

A few Hood River Valley Swim Team members from White Salmon competed at an Oregon City meet last weekend that marked the end of HRVST’s winter season.

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March 19 is Discover Pass ‘free’ day to visit State Parks

Washington State Parks turns 103 years old on Saturday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day.

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Humboldt neighborhood residents conflicted over Bingen’s new smoke shop

Bingen’s new Indian tobacco retailer, Big River Indian Smoke Shop, drew comments of criticism and concern from neighbors during Bingen’s City Council meeting last Tuesday, March 1.

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Due to low enrollment Clark closing Bingen campus

Clark College has announced it will close its campus at Bingen Point on June 16 due to low enrollment. Students currently enrolled in classes will have the opportunity to work with college advisors to develop a plan to complete their programs.

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Call to Democratic Caucus

On Saturday, March 26, Washington State and Klickitat County Democrats will caucus in their local precincts to select their candidate for President of the United States. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and precinct caucusing begins at 10 a.m.

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New PRs for area swimmers at Oregon state swim meets

Shea Kasenga of Underwood logged two personal records the last weekend in February at the Oregon Swimming Speedo 11-14 Short Course Championships at the Tualatin Hills Swim Center, near Beaverton.

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CHS baseball opens 2016 campaign this Saturday

Columbia High baseball makes its 2016 debut this Saturday with a pair of games at the Max Beatty Invitational hosted by Fort Vancouver High School.