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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.

Families receiving food stamps will see reduction in benefits

Individuals receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will notice a reduction in the amount of funding provided through the program starting this month.

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WS considering city-run marijuana shop

City Council’s first attempt at beginning process fails with tie vote

Concerns regarding cost and community impact bubbled to the surface of a special meeting of the White Salmon City Council focused on potentially seeking a license to open a retail marijuana shop.

County Board enacts moratorium on siting of marijuana facilities; local cities unaffected

Klickitat County’s moratorium on the siting of commercial marijuana enterprises in unincorporated areas of the county is now in its second week.

MAPARD moving ahead with aquatic center project

The Mt. Adams Park and Recreation District’s board of commissioners has decided to proceed with development of an aquatic center in the west end of Klickitat County via the efforts of the district’s all-volunteer Aquatic Committee.

WS accepts another annexation proposal

Annexation again topped the agenda of the White Salmon City Council, which had only a minor quorum of councilors present for its first meeting in October.

Bingen to survey residents for interest in compost pickup

Bingen residents will find a survey in the mail with their next water bill inquiring whether or not compost curbside pickup is a desired service in the community.

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Federal government closure hits close to home

The Mt. Adams District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest might have closed due to the shutdown of the federal government, but local fish hatcheries are able to maintain full staffing.