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Sampling of water for lead, copper begins Aug. 5 in WS

Do you have a house that is built in 1987 or older? The City of White Salmon wants you to participate in its periodic lead and copper water testing.

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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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B-WSPD says Jewett parking grace period ending Aug. 1

Before the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department starts issuing citations for illegal parking on the south side of downtown Jewett Boulevard next month, Police Chief Tracy Wyckoff is hoping motorists will have adapted to the city’s new back-in angle parking policy.

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New B-WSPD recruits eager to serve the community

The Bingen–White Salmon Police Department expanded last month, with the addition of two new police officers.

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Log truck loses load on State Route 141A

Traffic was routed around State Route 141A Tuesday morning following a log truck accident which blocked both lanes of travel.

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Growlerz hosting final hurrah

The “sweet little business” serving drinks, gourmet hot dogs, and live music, held its last musical hurrah last Friday. Bingen’s Growlerz, located off Steuben Street, closed its doors just shy of two years after opening.

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Regional airport hosting DNR, ODF firefighting aircraft this fire season

Firefighting aircraft at Dallesport’s Columbia Gorge Regional Airport are here to stay for the 2016 fire season.

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Mt. Adams Institute wins FS award for VetsWork program

The Mt. Adams Institute based in Trout Lake was recently recognized as the 2015 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Citizen Stewardship & Partnership Award winner for its innovative VetsWork program.

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City of Bingen receiving fire response trailer from BNSF

The City of Bingen and BNSF Railway established a memorandum of understanding last week for the City to house a BNSF Fire Response Trailer within city limits.

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Nightime paving of SR 14 starting here next Tuesday

The paving of State Route 14 through Bingen, White Salmon, and Stevenson starts next Tuesday night, July 5, near the turnoff for SR 141 Alternate (the Underwood Cut-off).

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Light off fireworks at Bingen Point Park

The night of July 4, the Port of Klickitat will host its annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point.

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Helicopter operations resume restoration project in upper Catherine, Major Creek forest

Helicopter activity will resume in the upper Catherine and Major Creek areas as part of a project to restore historic forest types in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Tolls increasing July 1 on Bridge of the Gods

Tolls for Bridge of the Gods crossings will be going up next month for out-of-town users.

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WSDOT moving quickly to repair damage to SR 14

A series of unfortunate events surrounding State Route 14 in the Columbia Gorge is leading the Washington State Department of Transportation to schedule a contractor to come in and repair damage to the roadway.

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Republic Services unveils new ash metal recovery facility

Republic Services, Inc. and Lab USA unveiled a state-of-the-art ash metal recovery facility on June 14 at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.

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