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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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Maryhill set to open March 15

Can you believe spring is just around the corner? That means two things in the Gorge - wildflowers will soon be blooming and Maryhill Museum of Art will be open for the season on March 15!

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Taking night out for schools, businesses to donate to foundation

Beneventi’s, Everybody’s, Feast, Harvest Market, Henni’s, Pioneer Pizza, and the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) invite you to shop locally, and dine locally to support education, with the “Night out for Schools” on Thursday, March 10.

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Cultivate gala honoring O.J. Hecomovich

The Skyline Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala Cultivate Columbia on Saturday, March 12, in the hospital’s event space, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge.

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Finding Fremont exhibit opening in The Dalles

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum opens a new traveling exhibit, “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” Saturday, Feb. 20. The exhibit follows the 1843-44 travels of Lt. John C. Frémont on his famous expedition to map the Pacific Northwest.

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Gorge One presentation highlights North Shore Expo

Local businesses, community members, and interested patrons mingled freely during the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce third annual North Shore Expo.

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Sixth-grader wins first round of geography bee

Chris Nelson, a sixth-grader at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Saturday, Jan. 27, and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

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Reminder: Library moving to temporary service

The following are details regarding the upcoming library closure plan:

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What’s in the sky: February

Our shortest month is a bit longer this year, with 29 days instead of 28. Happy Leap Year!

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Studying the effect of climate change on native populations

Ecologist Terry Chapin finds native Alaskan communities prefer solving own problems to taking handouts from the government

Growing up, Stuart Chapin III, or Terry, remembered visiting his grandmother in White Salmon, before he and his family moved to the area. Now, after retiring from the University of Alaska as a professor of ecology in the biology department, Chapin has been studying the effects of global warming on boreal native populations outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Friends oppose pot operations in NSA

Columbia River Gorge Commissioners listened to public comments during their Jan. 12 meeting regarding the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91 and Washington Initiative 502.

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SAR volunteers honored for outstanding efforts

On Tuesday night, Jan. 12, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer thanked the Klickitat County Search & Rescue volunteers at the annual appreciation dinner in Goldendale.

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Library closing Feb. 1 for remodeling

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.

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Intermittent full bridge closures planned for tomorrow morning

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Tuesday, Port of Hood River bridge engineers have re-scheduled planned full closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge tomorrow morning, Jan.15.

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Sweet things coming to Lyle

This February will mark the second annual Lyle Chocolate Festival.

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