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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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Bingen council gives support to drug enforcement proposal

Members of Bingen’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution last Tuesday in support of the county-wide criminal justice sales tax increase proposed by Bingen-White Salmon Police Chief Tracy Wyckoff.

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WS withdraws notice of violation to RV park

After hearing arguments against from the former and current owner of Bridge RV Park last Wednesday, the City of White Salmon backed off the notice of violation it had issued to the park for a failure to connect to the city’s sewer system.

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KCSO in Glenwood: It’s business as usual

Klickitat County’s Sheriff and his deputies made their presence known in Glenwood on Tuesday, April 19, with extra officers in the area showing support for the residents of Glenwood.

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Pool feasibility study: Whitson carpark site is feasible location

The consulting engineer preparing a swimming pool feasibility study for the City of White Salmon told the City Council last week that the Whitson Elementary School carpark site is a feasible location for a swimming pool.

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County files suit seeking determination of status of Yakama Nation boundary

For Glenwood Valley

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

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