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Locals gather at GOP caucus to pick delegates for presidential candidates

Republicans of all ages gathered Saturday morning, Feb. 20, to cast votes for the west precinct GOP Caucus at White Salmon’s Pioneer Center.

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High speed chase from Oregon ends in wreck

The pursuit of a wanted felon for parole violations that began in The Dalles Wednesday ended in a high speed chase and wreck in Washington.

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Bingen’s Walnut Street crossing listed as at-risk priority

The City of Bingen’s Walnut Street railroad crossing leading to SDS Lumber Co. warehouses has been listed as No. 2 on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission’s (WUTC) At-Risk Crossing Priority Ranking.

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Tetrahedron Winery tasting room opens in Lyle

At least 50 well-wishers were on hand to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tetrahedron Winery tasting room in beautiful downtown Lyle.

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Final site planning next step for WS pool study

The northeast corner of the Whitson Elementary School carpark has been designated as “the site” for the next White Salmon swimming pool.

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Judges say: Blue Bus Cultured Foods is Good Food

Blue Bus Cultured Foods will now have the honor of sporting a new embellishment on its Shakedown Beet, Kraut-chi, and Cortido fermented products: a Good Foods Award sticker.

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WDFW seeking input on 10 land proposals

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment through Feb. 12 on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.

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AG questions derailment data, emergency plan for proposed oil terminal

The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed its concerns last Friday in the environmental review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver.

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Tarwater Tavern serving up prohibition era cocktails, late night entertainment

Tarwater Tavern, located in downtown White Salmon, is now officially open.

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PUD’s stored energy project gets another rejection notice

Klickitat County PUD’s effort to license a closed-loop pumped storage hydroelectric energy project that it initiated in 2009 sustained another setback last month before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — this time due to environmental concerns raised by a redesign of part of the project.

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Friends oppose pot operations in NSA

Columbia River Gorge Commissioners listened to public comments during their Jan. 12 meeting regarding the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91 and Washington Initiative 502.

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Everybody’s brews into Chefs Week

Chefs Week PDX, the week-long culinary event held throughout Portland, pairs West Coast and local chefs to collaborate on dinners, desserts, and parties. This year, Chefs Week PDX invited two breweries to join the fun. Everybody’s Brewing (White Salmon), and Double Mountain (Hood River) were each paired with prominent Portland chefs to create a beer together.

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Library closing Feb. 1 for remodeling

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will temporarily close its White Salmon Valley branch for remodeling, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, through early March.

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Hospital Board hires agent to spearhead clinic purchase talks in clinic purchase

The Board of Commissioners of Skyline Hospital passed a resolution Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, in regard to the potential purchase of NorthShore Medical Group assets after the topic was previously addressed during a December 2015 meeting.

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Intermittent full bridge closures planned for tomorrow morning

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Tuesday, Port of Hood River bridge engineers have re-scheduled planned full closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge tomorrow morning, Jan.15.

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