The city of Bingen saw some changes toward the end of this year in terms of what’s offered in town for quick bites with the closure of two burger joints. Killer Burger, which was located downtown between Growlerz and an Insitu space, and McDonald’s, at 910 W Steuben St., closed their Bingen location doors for good Nov. 30.
Skyline Hospital’s Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Skyline Hospital to consider an action item regarding the acquisition of the NorthShore Medical Group’s (NSMG) property and buildings that neighbor the hospital.
The White Salmon Valley School Board approved a motion last Thursday to allow the City of White Salmon’s swimming pool committee and paid consultant to proceed with a study of a proposed site on school district property.
Heavy rain last Tuesday night caused flooding in the Trout Lake and Glenwood areas and led to the evacuation of one home in Trout Lake last Wednesday, according to Klickitat County’s Department of Emergency Management.
During the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s (CRGC) meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, commissioners requested staff to prepare a memo providing guidance for the six counties of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in planning for the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91, and Washington Initiative 502.
Over 300 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends as part of the international robotics competition known as FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL).
Public works projects, vehicle purchases, and the hiring of a full-time building inspector/code enforcement officer are among the highlights contained in the City of White Salmon’s recently approved 2016 operating budget.
In order to keep its financial house in order, Klickitat County PUD must raise the retail rates it charges customers for electricity usage.
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.
Harvest of evergreen boughs for holiday garlands and wreaths got a late start thanks to the warmest October on record. Just what the economic impact is won’t be clear until the holiday season is over.
Clark College will host an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at its Bingen campus, 310 S. Larch St., in the Zepher Building.
The storm that blew through Tuesday, Nov. 17, had White Salmon-area public works and utility crews busy trying to keep pace with falling trees blocking roads and knocking out power lines. Customers around Northwestern Lake and Spring Creek, in Husum and on Snowden, and along parts of State Route 141 all lost power Tuesday afternoon.
Polling results released Oct. 9 from a September telephone survey of 1,200 Washington citizens found that “a strong and growing majority of voters in Washington opposes proposals to ship coal through Washington along rail lines for the purposes of export to Asia.”
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was met with no opposition during its public hearing in Stevenson on Thursday, Nov. 12. The hearing was held to discuss a proposed boundary expansion for the Stevenson Ridge National Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) near Table Mountain.
In an Oct. 21 letter to the president of Klickitat County PUD’s board of commissioners, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Yakama Agency issued a demand for payment of more than $65 million for calculated losses due to the Mile Marker 28 Fire of July 2013.