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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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Fourteen Gorge teams advance to state robotics tournament

Over 300 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends as part of the international robotics competition known as FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL).

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2016 WS budget offers new projects and new hires

Public works projects, vehicle purchases, and the hiring of a full-time building inspector/code enforcement officer are among the highlights contained in the City of White Salmon’s recently approved 2016 operating budget.

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Electric rate hike on KPUD agenda for Dec. 8 meeting

In order to keep its financial house in order, Klickitat County PUD must raise the retail rates it charges customers for electricity usage.

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