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School Board defers action on proposed pool site study

The White Salmon Valley School Board took no action last Thursday following a presentation and discussion about School District-own-ed property that has not been previously studied as a site for a new city swimming pool.

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What’s in the sky: December

Welcome to December! Our last month of the year features the beginning of winter, some great evening passes by the International Space Station, and bright planets visible in the morning sky. Clear December skies may be rare, but step outside when you get a chance, the views will be worth it!

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KPUD Board looking at two-stage electric rate hike

Klickitat County PUD commissioners will be presented KPUD staff’s recommendation for a two-stage retail electric rate increase in 2016 during public hearings the first part of next week.

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Amy Kasenga taking her leave from soccer program she built

The day after her final match as Columbia High’s girls soccer coach, Amy Kasenga was still processing the emotions that come from letting go of something she has built from the ground up over a 13-year career.

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Fifth-graders taking part in White Salmon River restoration

Outdoor education and stewardship opportunities along the White Salmon River increased for fifth-grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School.

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Scope of work changes for pool study, as more potential sites identified

The feasibility study for a new White Salmon swimming pool has taken a turn in a different direction concerning location.

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Skyline Hospital recognizes breast health with spa day

Skyline Hospital held its first Mammography Spa Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28, as a part of Breast Health awareness month. The day was booked with about 30 appointments and entailed mammogram screenings, a massage, treats, and goodie bags for participants.

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Building a new community foundation for Mill A School

Mill A School District #31 will be seeing changes in the coming years. Most recently the school has acquired all new staff including superintendent and principal Dr. Benton Dorman, and teachers Anastasia Gavenas and Bob Rogers.

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WS library getting defibrillator thanks to Stevenson grant

Friends of the White Salmon Library (FOL) approved a motion to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the White Salmon Valley Community library during their meeting on Oct. 12.

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Twice as much trick or treating this year

Area youth, and adults, will get the opportunity to don Halloween costumes and gather treats two weekends in a row.

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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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