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Major event planning, training play key roles in emergency readiness

Here’s the situation: A fire that started on the railroad tracks south of State Route 14, between Dock Grade and the White Salmon River, has jumped the highway and is now working its way up the White Salmon bluff toward numerous homes. Are local emergency responders ready to work together to take on such a major event?

In Husum-BZ area Required cultural resource surveys proving costly

An unanticipated and potentially expensive step could be awaiting those interested in buying and developing some properties in the Husum and BZ Corner area.

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‘Out of this world’: Vic Wild speaks about gold medals, growing up, and moving away

The last few weeks have been busy for Vic Wild. Winning two gold medals in the span of four days during the winter Olympics in Russia in the men’s Parallel Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom, closing ceremonies, and the wave of media attention directed at the first American-born athlete to compete for Russia has led Wild to refer to it all as “the busiest time of my life.”

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Veteran law enforcers talk qualifications, share plans for next 4-year term

A pair of veteran law enforcers who have nearly 70 years of combined law enforcement experience have entered a wide-open race that will determine who will be Klickitat County’s next sheriff.

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Whitson fourth grade moving to new ‘intermediate school’ at Henkle because of growth

By the time the next school year rolls around the current third-grade class at Whitson Elementary School will move up as fourth graders to a new “intermediate school” that will be formed in the current fifth-and-sixth-grade wing at Henkle Middle School.

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Vic-torious: Olympian Wild rides to two gold

White Salmon has produced some amazing things over the years and now it can add "gold-medal-winning Olympian" to that list.

WUTC staff recommends lower garbage rate increase

Solid waste regulatory staff for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) is recommending a temporary 5.8 percent rate increase in residential rates for Klickitat County’s primary waste collection company.

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Interstate 84 reopens after landslide

Roads throughout the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by multiple landslides — some serious —late last week and into the weekend.

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Bus drivers monitoring stop paddle violations

Bus drivers responsible for transporting students to and from school in White Salmon have started assessing how many motorists pass a stopped bus while students are loading or unloading.

Tri-County Disposal seeking 20 percent raise in county garbage rates

The company that collects and disposes of most of Klickitat County’s residential and commercial solid waste is seeking an average 20.1 percent increase in the rates it charges its customers.

Proposed law would cap number of early release, late start days for schools

A bill proposed by a senator out of Ferndale would limit the amount of early release and late start days school districts can use in a year.

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Multiple rock slides occur throughout the Gorge Wednesday and Thursday

Roads throughout the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by multiple rock slides—some serious—Wednesday night and Thursday.

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Wild racks up two Olympic golds

White Salmon has produced some amazing things over the years and now it can add "gold-medal-winning Olympian" to that list.

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Going hard in the paint...and hardwood: Klickitat business refinishes gym floors

Roger Mortensen has been retired from education for years, but somehow he still manages to find himself inside schools.

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Icy roads lead to collision Tuesday

Slippery road conditions caused by snow and ice led to this early morning head-on collision on State Route 141 north of White Salmon, near milepost 3.5.