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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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Sign-ups for aid to remove dead pine trees end Jan. 31

The Underwood Conservation District is continuing to offer the opportunity for landowners who remove pine trees killed by the California fivespined ips to be partially reimbursed through late February as long as they sign up by the end of January.

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Is White Salmon going baa-baa for lambs?

The White Salmon City Council last Wednesday gave every indication that it is going to amend its Animal Ordinance to allow residents to keep project lambs for a limited period of time during the year.

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WSV Schools navigating multiple state, federal inititatives this year; assessment forum Jan. 21

As the transition into a new year occurs, the White Salmon Valley School District continues to work through a series of complicated and time consuming state and federal initiatives aimed at improving schools, students, teachers, and administrators.

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After nine terms, county’s longest-serving elected official looking forward to retirement

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert (Bob) Weisfield was 31 years old and spending long days on his mother-in-law’s ranch seven miles up the Snowden Road out of Lyle. His responsibilities included caring for the farm’s livestock: primarily beef cattle, though the farm was phasing into rearing weaner pigs and butcher hogs.

White Salmon files complaint to recoup safety expenditures

The White Salmon City Council is seeking to recover the city’s costs for mitigating a public safety hazard on private property at the corner of W Jewett and S Garfield.

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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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Local fire agencies go all in on regional FEMA grant

Multiple Klickitat County fire departments and districts have submitted a joint application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a grant that would supply firefighters with new equipment.

WSCC revokes Dock Grade residence’s water charge waiver

A unanimous White Salmon City Council last Wednesday voted down a motion to continue a water charge waiver for a residence at 182 S Dock Grade Rd. that has been the subject of much discussion since it became an issue again last summer.

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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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Break-in at Dallesport Airport results in arrest

One person was arrested following a particularly destructive burglary of the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport last Friday.

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Clark College campus looking to refine CADD offerings

As the first quarter wraps up at the Bingen campus of Clark College, its CADD program is taking shape and is set to evolve based on student and community needs.

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Snowy roads make for treacherous driving conditions throughout area

Roads throughout the county, including Spring Street in White Salmon where this truck slid partially over an embankment, were extremely slippery throughout the day last Thursday and prompted the closing of most Gorge area schools.

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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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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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