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Belief in organic farming keeps Columbia Gorge Garlic going

Columbia Gorge Garlic has been with the White Salmon Farmers Market since the beginning.

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Fermented foods coming to WS Farmers’ Market via Blue Bus

For Colin and Kristin Franger it all started in a big blue bus.

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Pot growers, processors sifting through logistics of licensing, compliance

There are hundreds of potential entrepreneurs taking advantage of the new Initiative 502 that passed last December making the recreational sale and use of marijuana legal for adults throughout the state, but in Klickitat County there have been 13 applications to produce, 11 to process, and four to sell it in a free and fair market, the waters of which have thus far been untested from a regulatory point of view until now.

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WGAP to no longer deliver to food banks due to lack of funding

Three food banks in Klickitat County and one in Skamania County are looking for ways to ensure food continues to make it to the shelves and to those in need after the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) was forced to eliminate its delivery services indefinitely.

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CHS FFA places 2nd at logging rodeo

The Columbia High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America got 2nd place in the logging rodeo at Toutle High School over the weekend.

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Don't miss out! One last WS Farmers' Market Oct. 15

White Salmon Farmers’ Market, in collaboration with Gorge Grown Food Network, will be holding one more farmers’ market in White Salmon this year.

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Abundant pear harvest shows promise, some frost damage with few pickers

While growers in the Gorge have found themselves in the midst of a plentiful yield of all types of pears, a late frost and a workforce of pickers spread thin have been cause for some challenges throughout the harvest.

Tribes demand state and federal responses to fish consumption advisories issued for the Columbia

Provoked by increasing health risks to their vulnerable high fish-consuming population, tribal leaders are calling for prompt state and federal responses to Monday’s announcement of fish consumption advisories for the Columbia River by Washington and Oregon state health authorities.

Fire closure lifted on private timberlands in two-county area

Effective Sept. 25, Hancock Forest Management, Longview Timberlands, Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company, Kreps Ranch LLC, Kreps Family LLC, Western Pacific Timber LLC, and American Forest Management, Inc., lifted the fire closure on company lands in Klickitat and Skamania counties.

DNR lifts statewide burn ban

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded.

Glenwood News 4-hers bring home the ribbons

Wow…what a showing the Glenwood 4-H kids made at this year’s Klickitat County Fair! Angel Murillo raised the Grand Champion Market Steer; while Madi Couch had the Grand Champion Market Hog! Doneva Brown’s novice 4-H horsewomen had an outstanding show as well. Each of the girls (Madi Couch, Bailey Gimlin, Kaitlyn Masden, Nahaleigh Schuster, Abby and Lizzie Hawkins and Melody Nilson) came home with at least one grand champion, purple ribbon! I hope to get additional results from the fair to report later on.

Prolonged dry conditions cause extreme wildfire hazard

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks the public to be cautious, alert, and aware of burn restrictions across Washington State.

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2012 Klickitat Co. Rodeo Queen hands reins to special needs sister

Melody Nilson wants to be just like her big sister.