Record-busting heat, a drier-than-normal early summer and an ongoing drought pose several complications for people in the greater Columbia Gorge – including an early and prolonged wildfire season.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released six million fish from Little White Salmon and Willard National Fish Hatcheries last Wednesday and Thursday, July 1 and 2. A week earlier than normal, the release of these upriver bright fall Chinook is in response to warming waters in the Columbia River Gorge.
For those who are staying put for the weekend, there’s plenty to do in White Salmon, and its surrounding communities, to celebrate this year’s Fourth of July.
Members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered Saturday afternoon, June 27, in Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park to observe the unveiling and dedication of the new skate park sign and honorary plaques.
The Lyle School District Board of Directors announces that Andrew Kelly has accepted the position of K-12 superintendent/principal.
As it has for the past eleven years, the Port of Klickitat will host the annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point the night of July 4.
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.
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.
White Salmon’s newly appointed city councilor is also a candidate for the office in this fall’s General Election.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.