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Sheriff names top officers, sets goals

Klickitat County’s newly elected sheriff, Bob Songer, has officially transitioned into his new role and made some big changes to the office’s management team.

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Dirt Hugger settles in at Dallesport location

After four years in The Dalles, Dirt Hugger, LLC is finally establishing itself.

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After nine terms, county’s longest-serving elected official looking forward to retirement

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert (Bob) Weisfield was 31 years old and spending long days on his mother-in-law’s ranch seven miles up the Snowden Road out of Lyle. His responsibilities included caring for the farm’s livestock: primarily beef cattle, though the farm was phasing into rearing weaner pigs and butcher hogs.

White Salmon files complaint to recoup safety expenditures

The White Salmon City Council is seeking to recover the city’s costs for mitigating a public safety hazard on private property at the corner of W Jewett and S Garfield.

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White Salmon Farmers Market experiences growth

The White Salmon Farmers Market saw growth in multiple areas last summer, including gross sales totals for vendors.

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White Salmon Lego League teams headed to state competition

Teams of students from White Salmon are headed to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) state competition in January.

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Six-month moratorium on new pot businesses continued

No new marijuana businesses will be permitted in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas until a six-month moratorium lapses or is called off by county commissioners.

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Local fire agencies go all in on regional FEMA grant

Multiple Klickitat County fire departments and districts have submitted a joint application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a grant that would supply firefighters with new equipment.

WSCC revokes Dock Grade residence’s water charge waiver

A unanimous White Salmon City Council last Wednesday voted down a motion to continue a water charge waiver for a residence at 182 S Dock Grade Rd. that has been the subject of much discussion since it became an issue again last summer.

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Filling in of hole near Feast Market delayed

Cold weather and ongoing litigation have delayed the filling of a hole next to an organic market and deli in downtown White Salmon.

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Break-in at Dallesport Airport results in arrest

One person was arrested following a particularly destructive burglary of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport last Friday.

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Call to readers: Show us your spirit of giving!

Jackson Porter, 8, of Bingen, is in the spirit of giving this holiday season and we want to hear about yours, too.

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White Salmon Schools prepare for new state assessments

This spring, many students in the White Salmon Valley School District will take a new standardized test meant to align with the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Clark College campus looking to refine CADD offerings

As the first quarter wraps up at the Bingen campus of Clark College, its CADD program is taking shape and is set to evolve based on student and community needs.

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Snowy roads make for treacherous driving conditions throughout area

Roads throughout the county, including Spring Street in White Salmon where this truck slid partially over an embankment, were extremely slippery throughout the day last Thursday and prompted the closing of most Gorge area schools.

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