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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.

Republic Services taking over WS waste collection March 1

It’s settled. The White Salmon City Council on Jan. 2 affirmed its decision to privatize garbage collection in the city limits by authorizing a letter to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) that asks the state agency to assign a certificated vendor to take over the city’s service area.

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County Board lifts moratorium on growing, processing of pot

It’s now legal for state-licensed growers and processors to operate in all zoning districts in the unincorporated area of Klickitat County.

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White Salmon offers support to countywide tourism project

The City of White Salmon has agreed to financially support a travel tour package project to draw tourists to Klickitat County throughout the year.

Fire District No. 3 residents challenge board’s levy decision

A group of residents of Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has started a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging Fire District No. 3 Commissioners’ decision to make the district’s property tax levy permanent at 92 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

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White Salmon approves ‘austere’ 2014 budget

City of White Salmon residents can expect to see a number of infrastructure projects next year as part of the city’s 2014 budget expenditures.

Open house planned regarding proposed Lyle community trail system

An open house is being hosted by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge regarding the Gorge Towns to Trails project on Dec. 11 between 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lyle Activity Center.

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Marijuana moratorium getting public hearing

Klickitat County Commissioners are seeking public comment on whether to continue, lift, or partially lift a moratorium on the production, processing, and sale of marijuana in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Goldendale police chief addresses animal control to Bingen City Council

After a lull in coverage, Bingen will be seeing a steady presence of a new animal control officer the city shares with Goldendale, according to a report by the Goldendale police chief.

Open house set for proposed Lyle trail system

An open house is being hosted by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge regarding the Gorge Towns to Trails project on Dec. 11 between 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lyle Activity Center.

Curbside compost collection comes to WS

The White Salmon City Council voted 4-0 on Nov. 6 to approve an ordinance granting an exclusive organics recycling franchise to Dirt Hugger, LLC, an Oregon limited liability company that is authorized to conduct business in Washington, for the purpose of providing compost collection and processing to city residents on a fee-for-service basis.

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2014 Bingen budget will include water rate, property tax increases

The Bingen City Council took its first step toward finalizing the 2014 budget last week by approving a resolution and an ordinance that will increase property taxes by 1 percent.

Federal agency’s ruling raises questions for widow and family of late WS miner

It’s been one year since Tonya Aldrich got the call. Her husband, Rick, had been in an accident while operating a road grader at his job as a mine superintendent at Avery Pit near Wishram and she needed to go to the hospital right away.

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White Salmon OKs parking ordinance

After amending it 15 times, including twice to incorporate public input, the White Salmon City Council approved an ordinance to regulate how vehicles stop, stand, and park in city limits.

Port District levy lid lift fails; Voters retain Campbell as County Clerk, Goodrich wins race for School Board

Klickitat County Port District No. 1’s temporary levy lid lift request was failing by a more than 2-to-1 margin on Election Night, Nov. 7, as more than 68 percent of returned ballots said No to the proposition.