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Serendipity leads career firefighter to Fire District No. 3’s top position

When he graduated from Washougal High School in 1986, Wesley Long’s career plan was the same as many graduates in that part of Clark County: hook on at the paper mill in Camas and try to keep moving up to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility.

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What’s in the sky: September

September is my favorite month for stargazing. Nightfall comes earlier, so one doesn’t need to wait until very late to enjoy the dark skies.

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Museum gearing up for car show

Staff and volunteers at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum are gearing up for their 20th annual Show & Shine Car Show & Swap Meet on Saturday Sept. 3.

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Bonneville Dam rolls out program for kids

Bonneville Lock and Dam rolled out its initial Every Kid in a Park event on Aug. 24 at the Bradford Island Visitor Center.

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Hike with Friends this fall

The Friends of the Columbia Gorge have slated 38 outings for its fall guided hike season, which runs Sept. 9 to Nov. 5.

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Start of school year just days away

The start of the 2016-17 school year is approaching quickly for school districts in western Klickitat County. Following is a rundown of new happenings, new programs, and new staff in the Lyle, Glen-wood, Klickitat, and Trout Lake school districts. A look at what’s new in the White Salmon Valley School District will appear in the Sept. 1 issue of The Enterprise.

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Mt. Adams Park and Rec District slates property tax levy election

This November’s ballot includes Proposition 1 for a levy to fund the Mount Adams Park and Recreation District (MAPARD).

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Remembering the Historic Columbia River Highway

Robert Hadlow presents “Remember, Restore, Reconnect: The Historic Columbia River Highway,” on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum in The Dalles.

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County’s new building director wears more than one hat

From blueprints to brick and mortar, Klickitat County’s new building director has been on both sides of the county’s building spectrum.

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Artists head outdoors to capture light, vistas of Columbia Gorge

Since the late 19th century artists have worked outdoors – or en plein air – at paint-splattered easels and battling the elements to capture the beauty of nature. Pacific Northwest Plein Air event keeps this tradition alive in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tracking big trees in Gorge counties

This past year, Darvel and I have been doing a lot of bushwhacking and exploring for big trees in three states.

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Pool season coming to an end

The 2016 season for the White Salmon City Pool is quickly drawing to a close.

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White Salmon Farmers’ Market cultivating idea of eating locally

Tuesday evenings have been a busy affair at Rhinegarten Park this summer, since the move of the White Salmon Farmers’ Market.

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Practice makes perfect: EMS personnel train for mass casualty incident

It was a warm and windy Saturday afternoon on which the agitated husband yelled at the first emergency medical responder to arrive at the scene of the car-bus accident. His wife, who was driving, got ejected from the driver’s seat and came to rest on her back, just outside the open door.

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White Salmon trying to secure more water rights

The City of White Salmon’s effort to secure a long-term source of drinking water for its customers got a boost in May.

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