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Tolls increasing July 1 on Bridge of the Gods

Tolls for Bridge of the Gods crossings will be going up next month for out-of-town users.

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WSDOT moving quickly to repair damage to SR 14

A series of unfortunate events surrounding State Route 14 in the Columbia Gorge is leading the Washington State Department of Transportation to schedule a contractor to come in and repair damage to the roadway.

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Trout Lake nonprofit celebrates its 20th anniversary with name change

Nestled off Little Mountain Road, and housed in the old Trout Lake School building is Camp Jonah, a nonprofit, Christian based organization offering themed camps and retreats for participants throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Republic Services unveils new ash metal recovery facility

Republic Services, Inc. and Lab USA unveiled a state-of-the-art ash metal recovery facility on June 14 at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.

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Listen to terrace music all summer long

Maryhill Winery’s vine covered terrace concerts offer free live music from some great Pacific Northwest performers from 1 to 5 p.m. all summer.

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Local Republican going to national convention as alternate

Close to 5,000 state delegates and alternates not counting the 15,000 members of the media will file into Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena next month to officially nominate the Republican Party’s presidential candidate during the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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The Huck Truck is open for business

Tucked in the northern corner of Blue Bus Cultured Foods’ Shop is a new blue vehicle: The Huck Truck.

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CHS graduates taking over $400K in scholarships

During Scholarship Night on Tuesday, June 7, in Miller Memorial Gym in White Salmon, Columbia School’s Class of 2016 students received scholarships and other monetary awards totaling over $400,000.

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Mt. Adams bike tour returns for 14th year

This Saturday’s 14th annual Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour (MACBT) will be another opportunity to ride the beautiful Mt Adams Country with well marked routes, rest stops, safe sag support, and, of course, wonderful weather.

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White Salmon Farmers’ Market kicks off season in park on June 21

The White Salmon Farmers’ market opens for the 2016 season on Tuesday, June 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Rhinegarten Park.

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Faulty rail bolt may have caused Friday’s oil train wreck

A column of smoke scarred the sky early Friday afternoon after a Union Pacific oil train, containing Bakken crude oil from Idaho on its way to Tacoma, derailed in Mosier on tracks paralleling Interstate 84 near Mosier’s wastewater treatment plant. No injuries have been reported as a result of the accident.

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Back-in parking coming to south side of Jewett

Back-in parking will soon be the norm on the south side of Jewett Boulevard in downtown White Salmon. The City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the parking code on June 1 that calls for back-in parking on Jewett’s south side between S 1st Avenue and the entrance to the Hi-School Pharmacy and Ace Hardware carpark.

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Oregon edible sales not biting local pot shop

Last Thursday, Oregon recreational marijuana users were offered a wider scope of choices. June 2 marked the expanded sales of low dose pot-infused edibles, extracts, and non-psychoactive topical products in Oregon’s recreational marijuana shops. In May of this year, Oregon’s Legislature approved the expanded sale of marijuana products.

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Columbia High electric car team competes at PIR

Imagine a car race where there are no engines roaring, no smell of exhaust and no clouds of smoke from squealing tires. Then imagine a race where many of the cars resemble pod-racers from Star Wars, and you’d begin to have an idea of what an Electrathon America event looks like.

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Washington residents can fish for free this weekend

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on "Free Fishing Weekend," scheduled for June 11-12.

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Washington residents can fish for free this weekend

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on "Free Fishing Weekend," scheduled for June 11-12.

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Train fire out, small oil sheen reported on Columbia River

The Washington Department of Ecology is currently assessing an oil sheen in the Columbia River near the site of the oil train derailment at Mosier.

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Multi-car oil train derailment reported near Mosier, I84 closed

Authorities are reporting a multi-car oil train derailment near Mosier, with smoke and flames visible near the Rock Creek overpass. We will update when more information becomes available. Exit into Mosier is closed.

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WGAP building memorial garden for education

The old saying of, “give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” is coming to life in the form of a community garden at the Washington Gorge Action Program (WGAP) office in Bingen.

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Preparation isn’t paranoia; search and rescue calls spike in Skamania County

This isn’t a record year for Skamania County’s Search and Rescue, but it is an active one. With beautiful weather becoming more frequent, Skamania County’s Sheriff Department and local Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, and volunteers, have been kept on their toes with calls for overdue or missing people. And it’s only going to get busier.