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CHS principal leaving at end of school year

When the Columbia High School class of 2014 crosses the stage at graduation at the end of the school year and they prepare to leave the high school forever, they’ll be followed by Principal Troy Whittle, who is set to take another job as of June 30.

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Growth leads to expansion at Little Oak Montessori

Big things are happening for Little Oak Montessori School in White Salmon.

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Sunday evening fire leaves two Lyle residents homeless

A “smoldering cigarette” has been pegged as the cause of a fire that left a Lyle mother and her son without a home on Sunday.

Former police officer pleads guilty to lying under oath, falsifying record; sentenced to community service

A former Bingen-White Salmon police officer accused of doctoring an official police report and obtaining a search warrant under false pretenses has been sentenced to perform 30 days of supervised community service and pay $1,700 in court fees and restitution over the next 24 months as punishment for his crimes.

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Cascade Mountain School offers two community days

Cascade Mountain School wants to take members of the community on a walk on the wild side.

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Security, tax base concerns lead Lyle School Board to restrict Cherry Orchard access

Hikers wishing to access The Friends of the Columbia River Gorge-owned Lyle Cherry Orchard property can no longer reach the trail via Lyle High School following a decision by the school board.

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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.