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White Salmon approves ‘austere’ 2014 budget

City of White Salmon residents can expect to see a number of infrastructure projects next year as part of the city’s 2014 budget expenditures.

Open house planned regarding proposed Lyle community trail system

An open house is being hosted by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge regarding the Gorge Towns to Trails project on Dec. 11 between 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lyle Activity Center.

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Marijuana moratorium getting public hearing

Klickitat County Commissioners are seeking public comment on whether to continue, lift, or partially lift a moratorium on the production, processing, and sale of marijuana in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Goldendale police chief addresses animal control to Bingen City Council

After a lull in coverage, Bingen will be seeing a steady presence of a new animal control officer the city shares with Goldendale, according to a report by the Goldendale police chief.

Open house set for proposed Lyle trail system

An open house is being hosted by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge regarding the Gorge Towns to Trails project on Dec. 11 between 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lyle Activity Center.

Curbside compost collection comes to WS

The White Salmon City Council voted 4-0 on Nov. 6 to approve an ordinance granting an exclusive organics recycling franchise to Dirt Hugger, LLC, an Oregon limited liability company that is authorized to conduct business in Washington, for the purpose of providing compost collection and processing to city residents on a fee-for-service basis.

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2014 Bingen budget will include water rate, property tax increases

The Bingen City Council took its first step toward finalizing the 2014 budget last week by approving a resolution and an ordinance that will increase property taxes by 1 percent.

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Photo: Building up Bingen

This two-story, 23,286-square-foot building being built on Lot 10 on Bingen Point will house Zepher, Inc., operations.

Federal agency’s ruling raises questions for widow and family of late WS miner

It’s been one year since Tonya Aldrich got the call. Her husband, Rick, had been in an accident while operating a road grader at his job as a mine superintendent at Avery Pit near Wishram and she needed to go to the hospital right away.

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White Salmon OKs parking ordinance

After amending it 15 times, including twice to incorporate public input, the White Salmon City Council approved an ordinance to regulate how vehicles stop, stand, and park in city limits.

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Preparing for the feast: Underwood farmer raises heritage turkeys for first time

For the past 22 weeks, Lee Lynn Thompson has been taking care of 52 mischievous, meandering, crop-munching, fence-jumping, gobbling occupants of the small farm she leases off of Cook-Underwood Road.

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School recognizes Veterans Day with solemn ceremony

The White Salmon Cemetery’s Walk of Honor was lined with Columbia High School students paying their respects to the local veterans present and those who made the ultimate sacrifice last Friday.

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Everybody’s big day: Canning operation begins at WS brewery

Enjoying a refreshing beer from Everybody’s Brewing here, enjoying it there, and enjoying it just about anywhere just became a possibility thanks to the new canning operation in White Salmon’s premier brew pub.

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Drug charges brought against pair involved in Bingen chase

An attempted traffic stop in Oregon turned into a vehicle leading law enforcement officials on a chase across the Hood River Toll Bridge and through Bingen on Friday.

Port District levy lid lift fails; Voters retain Campbell as County Clerk, Goodrich wins race for School Board

Klickitat County Port District No. 1’s temporary levy lid lift request was failing by a more than 2-to-1 margin on Election Night, Nov. 7, as more than 68 percent of returned ballots said No to the proposition.

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