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White Salmon News roundup

Rope in some local news with the White Salmon News roundup.

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White Salmon postmaster begins retirement route

The White Salmon Post Office was a somber place last Friday, despite the corner adorned with pink metallic balloons, melon-colored punch, and a comment book with a blurb reading “Good luck in your retirement.”

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‘King of Roads’ film documentary premieres at Discovery Center

The public is invited to the premiere of “King of Roads,” on Friday, Feb. 24, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. program.

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Trout Laker named county veteran services officer

Klickitat County received 36 applications late last year for the vacant position of veteran services officer. The county’s choice, William Smith, of Trout Lake, has been on the job since Dec. 5, 2016.

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Cultivate Columbia Gala honoring Margaret Walker, celebrating the arts

The Skyline Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala Cultivate Columbia on Saturday, March 11, in the hospital’s event space, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge. This year’s event will honor community volunteer Margaret Walker for her decades of compassionate service to Gorge communities – while celebrating the arts and bounty of our region.

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Snow berms in your driveway? Volunteers can shovel it away

Need to have your driveway shoveled out?

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Fire Prevention: Get your chimney checked

This past week yet another home was severely damaged by a fire likely caused by a chimney problem. Our prolonged cold weather has prompted higher use of all types of heating appliances and each has its own risks and safety requirements. Wood burning stoves and chimneys require close inspection and regular maintenance. Even the high efficiency catalytic stoves can create a hazard.

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What’s in the sky: February

Welcome to February, our shortest month. The month will feature great evening views of Venus, Jupiter in the morning, and some nice overhead passes of the International Space Station. Step outside when the weather clears!

Behind the snow day: deciding whether to close or delay school

This winter has been rough on White Salmon Valley School District. Last week, students attended school for two days, Thursday and Friday, both days had two-hour delays.

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WS pool project advances to pricing phase

White Salmon’s swimming pool project has moved into a new phase: estimating the cost of building the pool design selected by the City Council on Jan. 4.

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Keep getting your mail, even in snow

Inclement weather, ice deluges, unplowed roads — there’s a lot getting in the way of mail carriers trying to deliver parcels and letters.

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Bowling in Gorge for kids’ sake

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11, at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Eagles are landing

Every year bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles in their natural habitat.

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White Salmon Schools adding snow days in June

The White Salmon Valley School District’s schedule is shifting two days in June (so far) to accommodate this year’s unusually high tally of snow days.

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Uncovering the story of The Dalles Chinatown

The public is invited to the opening of a new exhibit, “A Community Forgotten: Uncovering the Story of The Dalles Chinatown,” Saturday, Jan. 28, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

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