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BIA shocks KPUD with $65M fire damage claim

In an Oct. 21 letter to the president of Klickitat County PUD’s board of commissioners, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Yakama Agency issued a demand for payment of more than $65 million for calculated losses due to the Mile Marker 28 Fire of July 2013.

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Kula Chiropractic Sports & Wellness opens doors to help community

Kula Chiropractic Sports & Wellness Center on Nov. 5 held its official Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand-opening celebration.

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Logging industry shut down due to wildfire danger

The state Department of Natural Resources shut down Klickitat County’s logging industry last Wednesday, Aug. 19, in response to the extreme wildfire conditions that exist throughout the county.

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New Lyle Hotel owners aim to ‘make it what it’s meant to be’

It hasn’t been easy, but the Lyle Hotel is back in business.

Klickitat County, Gorge Commission sign planning pact

In a historic agreement — nearly 18 months in the making — Klickitat County will devote planning staff time to help the Gorge Commission process land use applications within its borders.

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Columbia Gorge Gluten Free baker uses chemistry background in new business

At the age of 17, Teresa Langen received some devastating news regarding her favorite hobby.

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Husum Hills Golf Course to close May 1

After a half of a century, western Klickitat County’s premier golf course is set to close this spring.

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KPUD studying feasibility of hydroelectric pumped storage facility by John Day Dam

Klickitat PUD will be holding three public meetings on Feb. 3 to discuss its latest power generation initiative, the closed-loop John Day Pool Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, which is currently being developed under a preliminary permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Dirt Hugger settles in at Dallesport location

After four years in The Dalles, Dirt Hugger, LLC is finally establishing itself.

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Six-month moratorium on new pot businesses continued

No new marijuana businesses will be permitted in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas until a six-month moratorium lapses or is called off by county commissioners.

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Filling in of hole near Feast Market delayed

Cold weather and ongoing litigation have delayed the filling of a hole next to an organic market and deli in downtown White Salmon.

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Controversial hole at downtown business to be filled soon

The gigantic hole that has plagued an organic market and deli in the downtown White Salmon area will be filled while litigation continues between former and current property owners regarding soil contamination.

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New Insitu CEO Hartman ushers in ScanEagle 2

As the Insitu Group’s new leader, Ryan Hartman sees his company as coming full circle.

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WSDOT letter puts city plans for Park and Ride in doubt

There likely will be no commercial development within the Heritage Plaza Park and Ride facility in lower White Salmon, next to State Route 14.

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County reinstates pot ban; doesn’t affect existing rights

A little less than a year after allowing a prior moratorium to lapse, recreational marijuana businesses in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas have been put on hold.