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SAR volunteers honored for outstanding efforts

On Tuesday night, Jan. 12, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer thanked the Klickitat County Search & Rescue volunteers at the annual appreciation dinner in Goldendale.

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Library closing Feb. 1 for remodeling

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.

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Intermittent full bridge closures planned for tomorrow morning

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Tuesday, Port of Hood River bridge engineers have re-scheduled planned full closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge tomorrow morning, Jan.15.

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Sweet things coming to Lyle

This February will mark the second annual Lyle Chocolate Festival.

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Large-scale paintings, Indian trade blankets, new chess set installation on tap for Maryhill’s 2016 season

When Maryhill Museum of Art opens for the season on March 15, 2016, visitors will be able to enjoy a special exhibition featuring large-scale paintings from the museum’s collection, a small show of American Art Pottery, and nearly 100 new objects in the Native American gallery.

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The Pack is Back in WS area

If you want to gain experience herding cats, become a Cub Scout Pack leader, joked White Salmon Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair and Tiger Den Leader Rayn Brock as he tried to mobilize Pack 384 last Monday for Christmas-caroling. The White Salmon Cub Scout Troop, Pack 384, sang Christmas carols for the residents of Beth-El Shalom Senior Citizen Center on NE Tohomish Street, Monday, Dec. 21.

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The Forest Awakens with the Return of the Fisher

Biologists earlier this month released seven fishers into Washington’s south Cascade Mountains, where the reclusive, cat-sized mammal hasn’t been seen for more than 70 years.

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Another tasty holiday display for White Salmon library

Royal icing, gingerbreads, fondant, food coloring, almond slivers, sprinkles, and various types of candy, are what Tricia Dunn uses to create the elaborate gingerbread arrangements exhibited in White Salmon Valley Community Library’s display case.

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Flooding mars upper valleys

Heavy rain last Tuesday night caused flooding in the Trout Lake and Glenwood areas and led to the evacuation of one home in Trout Lake last Wednesday, according to Klickitat County’s Department of Emergency Management.

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CHS Mechanicals build from scratch to compete

In the back of Columbia High School’s metal shop is where the robotics class meets and students learn about gear ratios. In the middle of the room, next to a skeleton of a go-kart, is a 10 by 10 foot mat with a structure tucked into one corner bearing a red side on the left and blue on the right. This is the structure that’s been helping CHS’s new robotics team train for its first league tournament in January.

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Gorge Winds blowing for 16th annual concerts

The 16th annual Christmas Concerts for The Gorge Winds have been set for Friday, Dec. 18, at the Hood River Valley High School at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a second presentation of the concert on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles.

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Electric rate hike on KPUD agenda for Dec. 8 meeting

In order to keep its financial house in order, Klickitat County PUD must raise the retail rates it charges customers for electricity usage.

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Revisiting the Cougar Creek Fire

Veteran mountaineer Darryl Lloyd previews forum that’ll take a geographic view of burn

The Friends of Mt. Adams will be hosting a free public forum Friday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Columbia High School’s library to discuss the future of communities and burned forest areas as a result of the 2015 Cougar Creek Fire. The fire burned almost 54,000 acres from Aug. 10 to Sept. 15, and was caused by lightning.

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Stevenson kicks off holiday season with celebration

The celebration begins on Friday, Dec. 4, in downtown Stevenson. Many local businesses will host open houses throughout the day with holiday refreshments and special sales. At 6:30 p.m. caroling begins in the Courthouse Plaza and the Courthouse Christmas tree will be lit at 6:55 p.m.

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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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