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Help launch next decade at Gorge Grape Escape

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) invites the public to help celebrate a decade of helping local schools at the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. At the Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn.

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Newest historic trail segment dedication Saturday

On Saturday Sept. 24, state and federal agencies will join the public in celebrating the opening of the newest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

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Republic monitoring Bingen recycling drop site for abuse

Klickitat County’s recycling drop site in Bingen may close in the near future if overeager recyclers can’t contain their need to reduce and reuse.

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TL resident’s big surprise: You have qualified for General Election ballot

There will be one contested race for Klickitat County Commissioner this year after all.

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Serendipity leads career firefighter to Fire District No. 3’s top position

When he graduated from Washougal High School in 1986, Wesley Long’s career plan was the same as many graduates in that part of Clark County: hook on at the paper mill in Camas and try to keep moving up to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility.

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Start of school year just days away

The start of the 2016-17 school year is approaching quickly for school districts in western Klickitat County. Following is a rundown of new happenings, new programs, and new staff in the Lyle, Glen-wood, Klickitat, and Trout Lake school districts. A look at what’s new in the White Salmon Valley School District will appear in the Sept. 1 issue of The Enterprise.

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Governor declares wildfire emergency in 20 counties, including Klickitat

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to multiple wildfires in Eastern Washington threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural resources. Inslee toured the Spokane-area fires Tuesday morning.

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Mt. Adams Park and Rec District slates property tax levy election

This November’s ballot includes Proposition 1 for a levy to fund the Mount Adams Park and Recreation District (MAPARD).

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DNR bans campfires across the state

With the arrival this week of the most dangerous fire weather of the year, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark expanded the statewide burn ban effective Aug. 17 to prohibit all campfires on DNR-protected lands through Sept. 30.

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County fire agencies respond to trio of SE Washington fires

The effort to contain three fires in southeastern Washington farm country last month included fire crews from Klickitat County.

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New study looks at juvenile fish production

On White Salmon River

If you remove it, they will come. That was the expectation among fish scientists as they contemplated the removal of the Condit Hydroelectric Project from the lower White Salmon River prior to the fall of 2011.

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County’s new building director wears more than one hat

From blueprints to brick and mortar, Klickitat County’s new building director has been on both sides of the county’s building spectrum.

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El Riconcito Express brings Bingen eats to White Salmon

Lunch-goers hankering for tacos now have an option north of Bingen to satisfy south of the border cravings.

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Bingen City Council approves preliminary plan for Humboldt St.

Changes are afoot for Bingen’s Humboldt Street next summer, if everything goes accordingly. Last Tuesday, Bingen’s City Council passed a motion choosing a preliminary design outlining parking along Humboldt Street. Two options were presented to the City Council by Mike Meskimen of Gray & Osborne Inc. Consulting Engineers.

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Ecology adopts new clean water rule

Following extensive outreach, the Department of Ecology last week adopted a water quality rule that safeguards the health of Washington’s people and its economy.

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