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Breastfeeding support group earns national recognition

Klickitat County’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children nutrition) Peer Counseling Program was honored this past month by the USDA.

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Love and marriage: 75 years and counting for loving couple, Bugs and Rainy Hill, of Trout Lake

Lorraine “Rainy” and Walter Eugene “Bugs” Hill will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the White Salmon Elks Lodge, all are welcome. The couple married on Nov. 15, 1940 and have celebrated the 25th, 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries since their union.

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Underwood Community Center hosting special fall bounty event

On Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 10 p.m., the Underwood Community Council will host a local music, food, wine and beer event at the Underwood Community Center, 951 Schoolhouse Road in Underwood.

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The return of the Tule fall Chinook to hatchery continues the life cycle

Spawning of Tule fall Chinook is underway at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in Underwood. The process began Sept. 16 with the return of the fish to the hatchery.

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Cars and art highlight museum’s big weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts on October 3 and 4 at Maryhill Museum of Art.

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County proposing to let ATVs on some county roads

A proposed ordinance before the Klickitat County Board of Com-missioners would allow the operation of certain wheeled non-highway vehicles on about 18% of the county road system.

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Wishram winery loses vines to Horsethief Butte Fire

When driving east along State Route 14 past Horsethief Butte park and into Wishram, the evidence of the Horsethief Butte fire becomes clear from dark patches of burned grass that run along the hills and down the cliffs to the Columbia River. Some of those dark patches were vines belonging to Wishram’s Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery, 8866 SR 14.

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Gorge Grown hosting annual harvest dinner

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting its second annual farm-to-table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 27 at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

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Family of former Underwood resident donates bench to park

Underwood Community Park has a beautiful new park bench, thanks to the generosity of the family of Sharon Harmsen, former resident and Relief Postmistress for the Underwood Post Office.

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White Salmon seeking solution to ADU billing snafu

The White Salmon City Council is awaiting guidance from the city’s Operations Committee regarding the definition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and how, or if, the city should be billing these additional residential units for water and sewer services.

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Join Melissa’s color run against sexual violence

Teresa (preferably known as Melissa) Fortanel’s Fun Run, also being called a color run, is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., starting at Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park. Fortanel has planned the Color Run as a senior project for her final year at White Salmon’s Columbia High School.

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Columbia High student earns Eagle Scout rank

On Friday, Sept. 18, Boy Scout Troop 282 sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club held a Court of Honor at the Rockford Grange Hall in Hood River in recognition of eight outstanding young men, including one from White Salmon.

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Talent show, concert kick off 50th Huck Fest on Friday night

There will be “Pie in the Sky” when the annual Huckleberry Festival convenes in Daubenspeck Park in Bingen this weekend, Sept. 11, 12, and 13.

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2015 General Election will feature Klickitat County’s second three-way runoff

A number of candidates stepped forward to file for vacant non-partisan offices during Klickitat County’s special 3-day filing period Aug. 5-7, including three who filed for Lyle School Board Position No. 1.

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Insitu completes successful fire monitoring demonstration with drone in Olympic National Park

Insitu demonstrated recently over the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park that unmanned aircraft can play a critical role in fighting wildfires.

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