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Many gather to remember late Deputy Michael J. McNabb

On 30th anniversary of his death

April 17, 2016. Late Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff Michael J. McNabb would be in his third decade of law enforcement in the county. At 56, he might have already achieved his goal of be-coming sheriff of the county in which he grew up and returned to in 1981 after completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on law enforcement.

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County files suit seeking determination of status of Yakama Nation boundary

For Glenwood Valley

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

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Annual Silent Auction offering fun for the entire community

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will be holding its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding.

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CHS tennis nets league win

Columbia High won three of five matches here on April 12 to notch its second SW Washington League victory in two starts.

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Prescribed fire put to use on Mt. Adams Community Forest

Smoke and flames rose into the sky on April 7, west of Glenwood, as the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards ignited a controlled burn on a portion of the Mt. Adams Community Forest.

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Lyle Schools seeking money for facilities maintenance, technology for students

School buildings once new deteriorate with age without ongoing maintenance. School programs can’t expand their offerings to students without continual upgrades in instructional materials and technology.

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County says Glenwood not part of Yakama Reservation

Klickitat County Commissioners, Prosecutor David Quesnel and Sheriff Bob Songer have been meeting over several months now with the BIA, Yakama Nation representatives, Yakama Tribal Police, an assistant US Attorney, Yakima County Sheriff, the Yakima County Prosecutor, police chiefs from Union Gap, Wapato and Toppenish, along with the FBI and other officials in regards to retrocession.

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Dog Mountain: Too popular for its own good? Parking may be indicator

During spring wildflower season in the Columbia Gorge, the Dog Mountain Trail traversing public lands in Skamania County is one of the most trekked.

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Wild About Nature V: Insects and Wetlands

Last Friday’s second session of the fifth annual Wild About Nature speaker series was a mix of bug-talk and an overview of what’s been going on with the wetlands near Trout Lake.

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Cascade Mountain School offering summer camps, first-ever fall semester school

Glissading down snowfields. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa farms. Planting trees along a once-dammed river. Life at Cascade Mountain School is anything but ordinary.

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100 years and counting for WS resident

Longtime White Salmon resident F. Stuart Chapin, Jr., known to his friends as “Stuart,” celebrated his 100th birthday on April 1.

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SAR comes to rescue of lone stranded hiker

A 43-year-old Portland woman’s day in the Columbia Gorge last Thursday included a bit more than the wildflower photography she had planned for.

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On White Salmon River Pacific Lamprey returning upstream of Condit site

The Pacific Lamprey may be on the rebound upstream of the former Condit Dam site on the White Salmon River.

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Stewards planning prescribed burn in Glenwood area

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS), in Glenwood, is planning to undertake a prescribed burn operation on community forest lands owned and managed by MARS this coming Thursday, April 7, conditions permitting.

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Weather, performances are the highlights of CHS’s first home meet of spring 2016

Results from last Wednesday's, March 30, Track and Field meet at CHS.

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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.