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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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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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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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