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Safety officials remind residents: be mindful of thin ice

Warning – danger thin ice. Public Safety Officials throughout the Columbia River Gorge would like to remind everyone about the dangers of our frozen lakes, rivers, and ponds.

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PUDs overcome icy conditions to restore power to the people

The Klickitat and Skamania public utility districts both experienced widespread power outages during last week’s barrage of ice and snow.

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Icy conditions hamper firefighting efforts

Icy conditions made a mess for Skamania County Fire Department District No. 3, with mutual aid from Klickitat County Fire District No. 3, White Salmon Fire Department, and Bingen Fire Department, when they responded to a house fire off Wess Road in Underwood.

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Two listening sessions left

The Columbia River Gorge Commission and Forest Service are hosting listening sessions in January and February to seek input from the public on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Management Plan.

Behind the snow day: deciding whether to close or delay school

This winter has been rough on White Salmon Valley School District. Last week, students attended school for two days, Thursday and Friday, both days had two-hour delays.

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Keep getting your mail, even in snow

Inclement weather, ice deluges, unplowed roads — there’s a lot getting in the way of mail carriers trying to deliver parcels and letters.

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Bowling in Gorge for kids’ sake

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The fun takes place on Saturday, March 11, at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Eagles are landing

Every year bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles in their natural habitat.

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Report: Despite 20 years of investment, salmon still declining

Salmon throughout most of Washington are in trouble, and will need continued investment by state, federal and local organizations if they are to be saved, according to a report released this month by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.

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City Hall moving home

White Salmon’s administrative and clerical staff will begin moving their departments back into the City Hall building at 100 N Main Ave. on Friday, Jan. 20.

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White Salmon Schools adding snow days in June

The White Salmon Valley School District’s schedule is shifting two days in June (so far) to accommodate this year’s unusually high tally of snow days.

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Mayor says he’s open to other locations for police

The three-year-old issue of moving the Police Department downtown is still pushing the wrong buttons for some residents of the Bingen-White Salmon, and greater surrounding areas.

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Dock Grade cottage will come tumblin’ down

Commuters zipping past the Dock Grade hill on State Route 14 may have noticed the little mystery cottage adjacent to the power station. This year will be its last.

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Opinions vary over downtown police station

Local business owners have some kinks to iron out with the City of White Salmon before endorsing the Police Department’s move downtown.

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Salmon recovery projects include three in Klickitat County

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced this month the award of $14.6 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction.

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