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WS River Fest explores river health, evolution

Ten rafts, brimming with locals and extended family, put in from Wet Planet’s launch site last Wednesday morning to view the White Salmon River’s continued metamorphosis.

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White Salmon sisters compete at USATF regional Junior Olympics

Hannah and Jessica Polkinghorn run, jump, and throw

On July 9 and 10, Hannah and Jessica Polkinghorn, both of White Salmon, competed in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 13 Champion-ships in Seattle.

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Fair queen resigns via Facebook

A sharp conflict of opinion between the Klickitat County Fair Board and designated Fair Queen Kassandra Wedgwood has led to the teen resigning her post almost simultaneous to her picture appearing on the cover of 6,300 copies of the 2016 Fair Premium Book.

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Trout Lake nonprofit celebrates its 20th anniversary with name change

Nestled off Little Mountain Road, and housed in the old Trout Lake School building is Camp Jonah, a nonprofit, Christian based organization offering themed camps and retreats for participants throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Festival committee names parade grand marshals

The Soroptimist Of Mt. Adams is extremely honored to be selected as this year’s Spring Festival Parade Grand Marshals as they are passionate about serving and representing the community.

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Trout Lake veteran joins 55 others on ‘trip of a lifetime’

A little over six months ago, Bugs Hill didn’t know he had applied to participate in the Honor Flight Network until his son Dennis Hill told him he’d been accepted.

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Soroptimists recognizing community women

Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams held its annual awards presentations this past March at the Columbia High School Library to honor some local women.

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Lifetime achievement award is about passing on the knowledge

Between jobs was where Forest Hofer found himself a little over 23 years ago, after the hospital management company he worked for went under.

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Many gather to remember late Deputy Michael J. McNabb

On 30th anniversary of his death

April 17, 2016. Late Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff Michael J. McNabb would be in his third decade of law enforcement in the county. At 56, he might have already achieved his goal of be-coming sheriff of the county in which he grew up and returned to in 1981 after completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on law enforcement.

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100 years and counting for WS resident

Longtime White Salmon resident F. Stuart Chapin, Jr., known to his friends as “Stuart,” celebrated his 100th birthday on April 1.

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For Your Health: Fighting infections with alternatives to antibiotics

An eclectic assortment of amber glass bottles, vials of medicine, and circular plastic tubs were neatly arranged on the table in front of a small gathering of attentive locals.

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Studying the effect of climate change on native populations

Ecologist Terry Chapin finds native Alaskan communities prefer solving own problems to taking handouts from the government

Growing up, Stuart Chapin III, or Terry, remembered visiting his grandmother in White Salmon, before he and his family moved to the area. Now, after retiring from the University of Alaska as a professor of ecology in the biology department, Chapin has been studying the effects of global warming on boreal native populations outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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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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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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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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