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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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Fire destroys two structures near Broughton Mill

A fire completely destroyed two buildings near the old Broughton Mill in Skamania County Wednesday afternoon.

Body found at popular Skamania Co. windsurfing site

The body of Jennifer Gouvea, 38, of Portland, was found on Nov. 8 around 3 pm at the Swell City windsurfing site east of Stevenson, according to a press release by the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.

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Updated 11/6: Songer winning race for sheriff; Hoctor, Johnson, levy losing

Months — and in one case more than a year — of campaigning for candidates seeking elective public offices came to a head Tuesday night, as the 2014 General Election ballots of thousands of Klickitat County residents were tabulated by the Auditor’s Office.

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With grant, UCD aims to help landowners with removal of dead pine trees

In an attempt to wrangle the scourge of pines in the Gorge that is the California fivespined ips, the Underwood Conservation District is offering assistance to landowners who need to take down trees that have been attacked by the bark beetles.

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For local first responders, oil train exercise was ‘a real eye-opener’

As trains carrying crude oil stream through the Gorge on a weekly basis, the area’s emergency responders are busy preparing for potential derailments and the chaos that could follow.

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Klickitat Co. Jail escapee, Loyd, found in Portland

UPDATE: The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has reported that Charles W. Loyd was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a brief vehicle pursuit in Portland.

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