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July 1 meeting set in Lyle to discuss draft trail maps

Lyle’s Community Trails Committee will meet Wednesday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lyle Activity Center (the old Lyle School) to discuss draft trail planning maps for the Lyle Cherry Orchard property, owned by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and adjacent Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land. The public is welcome to attend.

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Klickitat County’s fire danger rating moved up to ‘high’

The fire danger rating on Klickitat County lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources went from “moderate” to “high” last Saturday, the DNR announced the day before.

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Trout Lake man goes missing in apparent attempt to elude arrest

A Trout Lake man has gone missing in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest and prosecution on federal criminal charges.

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Bingen approves resolution covering crude oil shipments

Bingen City Council members adopted and approved proposed resolution 2015-006, regarding Transportation of Crude Oil through the city of Bingen, during the council’s open public meeting Friday June 5 at City Hall in Bingen.

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County Board repeals Husum/BZ Corner plan, zoning

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners elected not to wait for a state Court of Appeals to rule on its 2012 land use plan and zoning update for the lower White Salmon River valley.

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Schools come together for Art for the Sky event

Lyle High School hosted artist Daniel Dancer of Mosier last Friday for the district’s Art for the Sky event. Students from Dallesport Elementary, the Wishram School District, Lyle Secondary School, and Lyle community members participated in the event, creating a human painting of a salmon in a field behind the high school.

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WSCC acts on Lincoln St. safety concerns

White Salmon’s Public Works Department has been given until July 1 to clear a corner of NW Lincoln Street to widen an identified choke point and install appropriate speed limit signs on the street from Garfield Avenue to El Camino Real.

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Emergency water supply options for WS identified

Consultants for White Salmon have developed six water supply enhancement options for the city’s consideration, in the event emergency measures are required during the 2015 drought.

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Outdoor burn ban for Klickitat County in effect June 1

Due to potential for extreme drought conditions, fire hazards, increased fuel loads, and the potential for lack of sufficient precipitation the various fire districts through Klickitat County Interagency Fire Association have requested that an outdoor burn ban be adopted within the unincorporated areas of Klickitat County to be in effect from June 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

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P. O. says accident means some mail for county may go missing

The U.S. Postal Service Friday announced that a fiery traffic accident in Portland on May 20 will result in missing mail for much of the Columbia Gorge area, including Goldendale and other locations in Klickitat County.

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Splish! Splash! City pool’s season opens on Saturday

The White Salmon City Pool will begin its 2015 summer season on Saturday, May 30, in conjunction with the community’s Spring Fest.

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Lincoln Street speed limit hike draws objections

White Salmon residents who live along NW Lincoln Street have lodged their objections to a 5-mile-per-hour increase in the speed limit that went into effect late last month.

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Library redesign proposals revealed

Members of the library, city, and community gathered Tuesday, April 28, in the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery to discuss and comment on preliminary design proposals for partial remodeling of the library.

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Revise or repeal Husum/BZ plan, but for different reasons

The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners heard a lot of testimony about what to do with the 2012 Husum-BZ Corner Sub-Area Plan and Zoning Update during its hour-and-a-half public hearing last Thursday at the Pioneer Center that was attended by nearly 90 people.

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KPUD proposing to raise rates 9%

Klickitat PUD is considering a 9% across-the-board electric rate hike, effective in June, because its renewable energy projects are not generating enough revenue to subsidize local electric rates anymore.

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