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Bingen City Council approves preliminary plan for Humboldt St.

Changes are afoot for Bingen’s Humboldt Street next summer, if everything goes accordingly. Last Tuesday, Bingen’s City Council passed a motion choosing a preliminary design outlining parking along Humboldt Street. Two options were presented to the City Council by Mike Meskimen of Gray & Osborne Inc. Consulting Engineers.

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Pool season coming to an end

The 2016 season for the White Salmon City Pool is quickly drawing to a close.

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Practice makes perfect: EMS personnel train for mass casualty incident

It was a warm and windy Saturday afternoon on which the agitated husband yelled at the first emergency medical responder to arrive at the scene of the car-bus accident. His wife, who was driving, got ejected from the driver’s seat and came to rest on her back, just outside the open door.

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State launches medical marijuana database, recognition cards

Starting last month, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) changed its requirements for medical marijuana patients. Medical patients must now hold recognition cards issued by medical marijuana distributors.

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White Salmon trying to secure more water rights

The City of White Salmon’s effort to secure a long-term source of drinking water for its customers got a boost in May.

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Sampling of water for lead, copper begins Aug. 5 in WS

Do you have a house that is built in 1987 or older? The City of White Salmon wants you to participate in its periodic lead and copper water testing.

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Fair queen resigns via Facebook

A sharp conflict of opinion between the Klickitat County Fair Board and designated Fair Queen Kassandra Wedgwood has led to the teen resigning her post almost simultaneous to her picture appearing on the cover of 6,300 copies of the 2016 Fair Premium Book.

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Mt. Adams Institute wins FS award for VetsWork program

The Mt. Adams Institute based in Trout Lake was recently recognized as the 2015 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Citizen Stewardship & Partnership Award winner for its innovative VetsWork program.

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City of Bingen receiving fire response trailer from BNSF

The City of Bingen and BNSF Railway established a memorandum of understanding last week for the City to house a BNSF Fire Response Trailer within city limits.

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Nightime paving of SR 14 starting here next Tuesday

The paving of State Route 14 through Bingen, White Salmon, and Stevenson starts next Tuesday night, July 5, near the turnoff for SR 141 Alternate (the Underwood Cut-off).

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Light off fireworks at Bingen Point Park

The night of July 4, the Port of Klickitat will host its annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point.

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Helicopter operations resume restoration project in upper Catherine, Major Creek forest

Helicopter activity will resume in the upper Catherine and Major Creek areas as part of a project to restore historic forest types in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Tolls increasing July 1 on Bridge of the Gods

Tolls for Bridge of the Gods crossings will be going up next month for out-of-town users.

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Back-in parking coming to south side of Jewett

Back-in parking will soon be the norm on the south side of Jewett Boulevard in downtown White Salmon. The City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the parking code on June 1 that calls for back-in parking on Jewett’s south side between S 1st Avenue and the entrance to the Hi-School Pharmacy and Ace Hardware carpark.

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State Parks offers two ‘free’ days in June

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two “free days” next month: Saturday, June 4, recognition of National Trails Day and Saturday, June 11, National Get Outdoors Day.

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