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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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Missing Hood River Man Located

News Release from Hood River Police Dept.

The Hood River Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing Hood River man.

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White Salmon schools feeling teacher shortage

In the next few years public schools in the state of Washington may find themselves in a bind.

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Burn bans continue in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, added to Klickitat County; UPDATED

Air quality conditions have not improved across much of Central Washington, prompting the Department of Ecology to extend and expand burn bans for five counties.

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Homicide victim found near HR recreation site; public’s help requested

Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, deputies were dispatched to a popular Hood River County recreation site on a report of suspicious activity.

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Bingen sees dining choices in town dwindle

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.

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NorthShore moving, offers property to Skyline Hospital

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.

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School Board OKs study of proposed pool site

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.

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Flooding mars upper valleys

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.

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Gorge Commission looking at marijuana laws

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.

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