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Ways to conserve water and tips for preserving water

Even though summer’s been in full swing for some time there’s always time to start practicing precaution when using water, and making sure to conserve indoor and outdoor water use as often as possible for the remainder of the summer.

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Summertime cooking club keeps Lyle youngsters’ appetites whetted

The Lyle Youth Summer Cooking Club met for the second time on Tuesday, July 14, at Lyle’s Activity Center. The free club drew in 15 participants for its second meeting of the summer.

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Fire crews closing down on Mt. Adams fires

Fire crews fighting a series of wildfires on the west flank of Mt. Adams, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, are making head way.

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KB4C, planned as one-off, going strong in ninth year

Last weekend on the Columbia River, a barrage of colorful kites launched for the ninth annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) fundraiser, an event that fuels the continuing success of Athletes 4 Cancer (A4C), a nonprofit that offers week-long adventure camps for cancer fighters and survivors ages 18-40.

Costa Norte FC completes successful inaugural season

Costa Norte Futbol Club finished up its inaugural season on a successful note beating Hood River BSC in a friendly game on Sunday. The U-8 boys won 4-2 and the U-10 boys won 5-2. Costa Norte Futbol Club (FC) is the competitive soccer team that formed late last winter.

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Draft trail maps revealed at Lyle community meeting

Members of the Lyle Community Trails Committee and community gathered Wednesday, July 1, at Lyle’s Activity Center to discuss a proposed trail system for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge Cherry Orchard and adjacent Department of Natural Resources property.

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7 steps to take now to reduce wildfire hazards

Record-busting heat, a drier-than-normal early summer and an ongoing drought pose several complications for people in the greater Columbia Gorge – including an early and prolonged wildfire season.

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Service adapting to warmer riverscapes with early fish releases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released six million fish from Little White Salmon and Willard National Fish Hatcheries last Wednesday and Thursday, July 1 and 2. A week earlier than normal, the release of these upriver bright fall Chinook is in response to warming waters in the Columbia River Gorge.

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2015 Independence Day celebrations abound in Gorge

For those who are staying put for the weekend, there’s plenty to do in White Salmon, and its surrounding communities, to celebrate this year’s Fourth of July.

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Community gathers to dedicate new entry sign, memorials at Bingen park

Members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered Saturday afternoon, June 27, in Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park to observe the unveiling and dedication of the new skate park sign and honorary plaques.

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Lyle Schools hire new super

The Lyle School District Board of Directors announces that Andrew Kelly has accepted the position of K-12 superintendent/principal.

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DIY fireworks at the Port

As it has for the past eleven years, the Port of Klickitat will host the annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point the night of July 4.

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Stevenson Grange sponsors preparedness demonstration

Stevenson Grange #121 and Stevenson Community Library co-sponsored a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) demonstration recently at the Stevenson Community Library. The event is a continuation of the Grange’s 2015 Community Resiliency Programs with CERT.

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July 1 meeting set in Lyle to discuss draft trail maps

Lyle’s Community Trails Committee will meet Wednesday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lyle Activity Center (the old Lyle School) to discuss draft trail planning maps for the Lyle Cherry Orchard property, owned by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and adjacent Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land. The public is welcome to attend.

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Lifetime learner, teacher is city’s newest councilor

White Salmon’s newly appointed city councilor is also a candidate for the office in this fall’s General Election.