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Missing Hood River Man Located

News Release from Hood River Police Dept.

The Hood River Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing Hood River man.

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White Salmon schools feeling teacher shortage

In the next few years public schools in the state of Washington may find themselves in a bind.

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Sweet things coming to Lyle

This February will mark the second annual Lyle Chocolate Festival.

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Columbia girls basketball rides win streak into 2016

Columbia High’s girls basketball team is riding a two-game winning streak into the 2016 portion of its schedule.

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Large-scale paintings, Indian trade blankets, new chess set installation on tap for Maryhill’s 2016 season

When Maryhill Museum of Art opens for the season on March 15, 2016, visitors will be able to enjoy a special exhibition featuring large-scale paintings from the museum’s collection, a small show of American Art Pottery, and nearly 100 new objects in the Native American gallery.

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CHS boys basketball’s sights set on post-season

In its first season under first-time head coach Chad Myers, Columbia High’s boys basketball team got off to a rocky start.

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Burn bans continue in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, added to Klickitat County; UPDATED

Air quality conditions have not improved across much of Central Washington, prompting the Department of Ecology to extend and expand burn bans for five counties.

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The Pack is Back in WS area

If you want to gain experience herding cats, become a Cub Scout Pack leader, joked White Salmon Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair and Tiger Den Leader Rayn Brock as he tried to mobilize Pack 384 last Monday for Christmas-caroling. The White Salmon Cub Scout Troop, Pack 384, sang Christmas carols for the residents of Beth-El Shalom Senior Citizen Center on NE Tohomish Street, Monday, Dec. 21.

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CHS sophomore claims second tournament title

Columbia High School 138-pounder James Bell continued his strong December run on the mats with a first-place finish at the Down River Challenge in Cathlamet on Dec. 19.

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Homicide victim found near HR recreation site; public’s help requested

Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, deputies were dispatched to a popular Hood River County recreation site on a report of suspicious activity.

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The Forest Awakens with the Return of the Fisher

Biologists earlier this month released seven fishers into Washington’s south Cascade Mountains, where the reclusive, cat-sized mammal hasn’t been seen for more than 70 years.

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Bingen sees dining choices in town dwindle

The city of Bingen saw some changes toward the end of this year in terms of what’s offered in town for quick bites with the closure of two burger joints. Killer Burger, which was located downtown between Growlerz and an Insitu space, and McDonald’s, at 910 W Steuben St., closed their Bingen location doors for good Nov. 30.

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Another tasty holiday display for White Salmon library

Royal icing, gingerbreads, fondant, food coloring, almond slivers, sprinkles, and various types of candy, are what Tricia Dunn uses to create the elaborate gingerbread arrangements exhibited in White Salmon Valley Community Library’s display case.

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CHS girls basketball searching for consistency in play, schedule

Kayla McClain dropped a career-high 20 points on Hood River Valley on Dec. 12, but they weren’t enough to lift Columbia High to a non-league victory.

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NorthShore moving, offers property to Skyline Hospital

Skyline Hospital’s Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Skyline Hospital to consider an action item regarding the acquisition of the NorthShore Medical Group’s (NSMG) property and buildings that neighbor the hospital.

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Bruins boys basketball rallies in fourth quarter for first win

Jabal Gilbert’s free throws with 1:50 left gave Columbia High’s boys basketball team a lead it never relinquished en route to a 53-45 non-conference result over Riverside High of Boardman, Ore., here last Saturday.

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School Board OKs study of proposed pool site

The White Salmon Valley School Board approved a motion last Thursday to allow the City of White Salmon’s swimming pool committee and paid consultant to proceed with a study of a proposed site on school district property.

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Flooding mars upper valleys

Heavy rain last Tuesday night caused flooding in the Trout Lake and Glenwood areas and led to the evacuation of one home in Trout Lake last Wednesday, according to Klickitat County’s Department of Emergency Management.

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Gorge Commission looking at marijuana laws

During the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s (CRGC) meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, commissioners requested staff to prepare a memo providing guidance for the six counties of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in planning for the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91, and Washington Initiative 502.

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Seven Bruins place at Saturday’s interstate invitational

Seven of the 10 Columbia High wrestlers who took part in last Saturday’s fourth annual Bruin Interstate Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Miller Gym made it onto the medal podium.