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Bingen makes moves on ATV-use ordinance

Bingen residents would be able to ride all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on roads within the city with speed limits less than 35 miles per hour if the city council passes an ordinance it began examining at a meeting last Tuesday night.

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April 12 is Vic Wild Day in White Salmon

The White Salmon City Council approved a proclamation by Mayor David Poucher declaring April 12, 2014 as Vic Wild Day in honor of the White Salmon native who won two snowboarding gold medals at February’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Two high-speed chases in two days end in crashes

A case of a suspected stolen vehicle turned into a high-speed escape attempt last Thursday afternoon and ended south of Trout Lake when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed it into an informational sign at the intersection of State Route 141 and Warner Road.

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WSV Schools to modify tobacco policy, prohibit e-cigarettes on campus

The White Salmon Valley School District is taking steps to keep electronic cigarettes and smoking devices off of school property.

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Attack of the Bark Beetles: Fivespined Ips still a problem in Gorge

Workers with Luciano Tree and Maintenance Service remove bits and pieces of a pine tree infested with bark beetles off of Highway 141 near White Salmon on Monday.

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.