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Sheriff’s retirement announcement sparks accusation of ‘politics’

Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas will officially retire from his position on June 30, according to a letter submitted to the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners.

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Congratulations to the CHS class of 2014!

Columbia High School 2014 graduates (top to bottom) Corrie Brending, Omar Guzman, and Imelda Quintana head for a Miller Gym exit following the conclusion of CHS’s commencement.

White Salmon City Council taking look at Bingen’s ATV-use ordinance

The City of White Salmon may be the next local government in western Klickitat County to allow the operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-type vehicles (UTVs) on all city streets with posted speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less.

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Despite hole in ground, Farmers’ Market still to be hosted by Feast

The crater next to Feast Market and Delicatessen will not prohibit the White Salmon Farmers’ Market from opening there next month.

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New Insitu building nearing completion

In a matter of days, Insitu employees will begin moving into the nearly complete Eagle Point.

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Beer, vegetables served up at Acadian Farm and Brewery

Like every other farm in the history of farming, Acadian Farm in Carson grows vegetables.

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Law enforcement, local community remember fallen officers at service

Law enforcement officers from across the Columbia River Gorge and members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered at Fireman’s Park last week to honor those who protect, serve, and some who have made the ultimate sacrifice to do so.

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Hopes, concerns voiced for future of lower WS River

Residents, recreationists, fishermen, business owners, biologists, and more turned out last Saturday for a meeting to swap ideas and discuss concerns regarding what could be in store for the future of the Lower White Salmon River.

Candidates file for election; only two contested primary races

Klickitat County’s 2014 Primary Election ballot will feature two contested races for local elective office.

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Signs to the contrary, Klickitat Trail remains open for public use

The 31-mile-long Klickitat Trail between Lyle and the Centerville area was never officially closed and remains open for public recreation, according to the communications director for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Phase 2 of Bingen skatepark officially declared complete

The scene at the Bingen skate park was joyous as kids of all ages skated, scooted, and explored the new addition that was finally declared complete last Tuesday.

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Photo: Substantial damage reported after fire at Underwood home

Multiple fire agencies responded to a fire that broke out Monday morning at 61 Ternahan Road in Underwood.

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LCB: No lottery needed in Klickitat County for ‘pot’ retail licenses

Four potential marijuana retailers will continue the licensing process through the Washington Liquor Control Board after it was determined that a lottery to narrow the playing field was not needed in Klickitat County last week.

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Police agencies team up for Operation S.A.F.E.

A swarm of officers were on the lookout for those who commit stop-paddle violations in the White Salmon and Husum area last week as part of Operation S.A.F.E.

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Klickitat County's first ‘pot’ processing/production licenses granted

Klickitat County’s first licensed marijuana production and processing facility is officially up and running.