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WS not calling for more conservation after water line break

A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Spontaneous combustion blamed for bark pile fire at SDS complex

A watchman making rounds on the SDS Lumber Company complex Sunday night detected a fire in a bark pile at around 11:30 and called it in for an agency response.

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Prescribed fires planned for east end of the Gorge

When conditions allow, fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will implement prescribed fires for hazardous fuels reduction and habitat restoration.

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Marijuana compliance checks: 19 of 157 sell to minors

In the first complete round of compliance checks of retail marijuana retail stores, 19 Washington recreational retail marijuana businesses sold marijuana to an underage investigative aide.

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State attributing sockeye die-off to drought conditions

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the upper Columbia River on July 26, from Rocky Reach Dam upstream to Chief Joseph Dam, to protect this year’s run of sockeye salmon, which are suffering from drought-related effects.

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WS seeking drought funding for Jewett Springs diversion

Drought relief preparations are moving along in the city of White Salmon.

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Fire District No. 3 board working on fire chief succession

Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 commissioners are working on a process for replacing Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Virts, who has given the district a retirement date of March 30, 2016.

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Bingen moves comment period for critical areas ordinance

The City of Bingen’s Critical Areas Ordinance, Ordinance No. 2015-06-646, written comment period has been extended until Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m. and the item moved to be discussed during the August 18 city council meeting.

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SR 14 tunnels will be closed for two nights

State Route 14 between mileposts 57 and 61 will be closed in both directions for two nights next week, starting Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m., the Washington Department of Transportation announced on Monday.

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White Salmon seeking public input on pool study through survey

White Salmon’s Pool Committee wants to know if you have filled out the White Salmon Pool Survey yet. If you live anywhere in the pool’s service area, your input is needed to determine the future of the municipal swimming pool, the committee says.

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Fire crews closing down on Mt. Adams fires

Fire crews fighting a series of wildfires on the west flank of Mt. Adams, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, are making head way.

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Indicted TL man remains at large

The June 9 disappearance of Trout Lake resident David F. Tilton has become a bit of a mystery to federal authorities that want to bring him in for questioning.

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Washington’s new law restructures I-502 tax

The State of Washington’s marijuana law was restructured and signed into law Tuesday, June 30, by Gov. Jay Inslee. The signed measure restructures Initiative 502’s three-tier tax structure.

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Draft trail maps revealed at Lyle community meeting

Members of the Lyle Community Trails Committee and community gathered Wednesday, July 1, at Lyle’s Activity Center to discuss a proposed trail system for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge Cherry Orchard and adjacent Department of Natural Resources property.

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KPUD seeking Supreme Court review of appellate court’s opinion on fire cost law

PUD No. 1 of Klickitat County (KPUD) and its insurer have asked the state Supreme Court to review an April 30 appellate court decision that ruled the utility district is subject to Washington’s fire cost recovery statute.

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