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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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Dog Mountain: Too popular for its own good? Parking may be indicator

During spring wildflower season in the Columbia Gorge, the Dog Mountain Trail traversing public lands in Skamania County is one of the most trekked.

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Stewards planning prescribed burn in Glenwood area

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS), in Glenwood, is planning to undertake a prescribed burn operation on community forest lands owned and managed by MARS this coming Thursday, April 7, conditions permitting.

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CHS Knowledge Bowl Teams making history

On a sunny Friday in the middle of March, 12 students from Columbia High School were stationed in front of CHS surrounded by peers and CHS staff. The school band played, students cheered, and a pair of white vans sat idle with doors gaping. This was the Knowledge Bowl send-off.

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School Board reviews proposed city pool designs

Potential pool layouts for the lot east of Whitson Elementary were presented to White Salmon Valley school board members Thursday. No motion was made in regards to the designs presented.

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Intermittent full bridge closures planned for tomorrow morning

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Tuesday, Port of Hood River bridge engineers have re-scheduled planned full closures of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge tomorrow morning, Jan.15.

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School Board OKs study of proposed pool site

The White Salmon Valley School Board approved a motion last Thursday to allow the City of White Salmon’s swimming pool committee and paid consultant to proceed with a study of a proposed site on school district property.

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Gorge Commission looking at marijuana laws

During the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s (CRGC) meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, commissioners requested staff to prepare a memo providing guidance for the six counties of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in planning for the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91, and Washington Initiative 502.

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Electric rate hike on KPUD agenda for Dec. 8 meeting

In order to keep its financial house in order, Klickitat County PUD must raise the retail rates it charges customers for electricity usage.

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Big winds blow through county’s west side

The storm that blew through Tuesday, Nov. 17, had White Salmon-area public works and utility crews busy trying to keep pace with falling trees blocking roads and knocking out power lines. Customers around Northwestern Lake and Spring Creek, in Husum and on Snowden, and along parts of State Route 141 all lost power Tuesday afternoon.

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Public hearing looks at expansion of Skamania County conservation area

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was met with no opposition during its public hearing in Stevenson on Thursday, Nov. 12. The hearing was held to discuss a proposed boundary expansion for the Stevenson Ridge National Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) near Table Mountain.

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House bill makes CRGNSA eligible for funding

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) spoke Friday, Nov. 6, at The Port of Hood River Marina Center about the recent “Bridges in National Scenic Areas” amendment, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Local man sues county, DSHS for negligent investigation

A White Salmon man is suing the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, the state Department of Social and Health Services, and a DSHS employee for negligence in their conduct of an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse in December 2012.

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Weekend closure coming up for WS area roads

Klickitat County sent out more than 700 notices to west-side residents and a host of emergency response agencies recently about an upcoming weekend road closure that will impact segments of NW Loop and Snowden roads.

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County Board seeks more information regarding ATV use

The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners will be looking at a range of alternatives on how to implement a proposed ordinance that would allow specific wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to be driven on county roads designated for such use.

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