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Stevenson Grange sponsors preparedness demonstration

Stevenson Grange #121 and Stevenson Community Library co-sponsored a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) demonstration recently at the Stevenson Community Library. The event is a continuation of the Grange’s 2015 Community Resiliency Programs with CERT.

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July 1 meeting set in Lyle to discuss draft trail maps

Lyle’s Community Trails Committee will meet Wednesday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lyle Activity Center (the old Lyle School) to discuss draft trail planning maps for the Lyle Cherry Orchard property, owned by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and adjacent Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land. The public is welcome to attend.

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Lifetime learner, teacher is city’s newest councilor

White Salmon’s newly appointed city councilor is also a candidate for the office in this fall’s General Election.

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Get ready for Father’s Day weekend rodeo

The 2015 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen is 15-year-old Shania Weifenbach. Shania is the daughter of Steve and Sonya Shields of White Salmon. Shania is a straight-A student at Columbia High School where she just completed her freshman year.

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Radio broadcast coming from Bingen

Radio Tierra and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to present the live radio broadcast of Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, July 3, 7 to 9 p.m. featuring the music of the “Columbiaires” of “It’s a Wonderful Life” fame, singer/songwriter Alonza Garbanzo, Mariachi Los Temerosos De Juan Antonio, Harmony of the Gorge, the poetry of William Stafford, Tongue Twisters with Kirby Neuman Rae, and much, much more.

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White Salmon boy, 6, gets his Make-A-Wish

“Join the dark side, we have cookies,” was one of the signs superimposed over a life-size cut out of Darth Vader at the home of Amy Miller, Mat Cox, and their son Connor Miller-Cox on Sunday, June 7.

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Sign up for summer reading at the library

Children, teens and adults, too, can have fun and earn rewards while keeping their reading skills sharp with no-fee summer reading programs at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.

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Gorge Grown receives grants for veggie program

Gorge Grown Food Network is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Jerome S. and Barbara Bischoff Discretionary Subfund of The Oregon Community Foundation to fund a new Veggie Prescription pilot program in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Schools come together for Art for the Sky event

Lyle High School hosted artist Daniel Dancer of Mosier last Friday for the district’s Art for the Sky event. Students from Dallesport Elementary, the Wishram School District, Lyle Secondary School, and Lyle community members participated in the event, creating a human painting of a salmon in a field behind the high school.

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Kids get to create mosaic for city park during art camps

The City of Bingen is offering a free art camp to children ages 2-15.

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Splish! Splash! City pool’s season opens on Saturday

The White Salmon City Pool will begin its 2015 summer season on Saturday, May 30, in conjunction with the community’s Spring Fest.

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New police officer glad to be back in NW

Ashley Hackett is excited to be living in White Salmon. The cooler weather is a nice change from the humidity of Virginia, although she confesses to not having experienced the intense winters that are expected of the Columbia Gorge.

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Lyle High wins top honors at Wind Turbine Challenge

Lyle Schools is proud of its team that won first place in the Columbia Gorge Wind Challenge on May 2.

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Library redesign proposals revealed

Members of the library, city, and community gathered Tuesday, April 28, in the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery to discuss and comment on preliminary design proposals for partial remodeling of the library.

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Gorge students compete in 2nd Wind Challenge

Saturday was an action-packed day at the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center at the Columbia Gorge Community College as nearly 200 high school and middle school students from across the Gorge and Portland-metro area competed in the 2015 Wind Challenge.

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