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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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WS amends speed limits around city park

The White Salmon City Council took up speed limits and parking issues during its April 15 meeting, and adopted ordinances that will affect certain areas in the city limits.

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County Board hearing on Husum/BZ land use plan drawing a lot of interest

Tonight’s Husum/BZ Corner land use hearing at the White Salmon Pioneer Center has been drawing lots of interest from members of the public who contacted The Enterprise by telephone and e-mail last week with requests to post an April 9 story about the hearing on its Web site.

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Despite draw with United, CHS soccer holds onto Trico lead

With two wins and a draw last week, Columbia High retained its hold on first place in 1A Trico League boys soccer standings.

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BCC hears concerns about proposed water shortage procedures

Last Tuesday, April 7, the City Council of Bingen met to swear in new city council member Sandra Guzman and discuss the city’s proposed Ordinance 2015-03-643, Water Shortage Emergency Procedures.

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Details still being worked out for Whitson afterschool care program

Whitson Elementary is looking into starting an afterschool program outside of its current Community Learning Centers program (CLC). The new afterschool care program is projected to start as early as this fall with about 20 students in the first year.

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County Board reviewing revisions to, repeal of Husum/BZ plan update

While the future of its June 2012 Husum/BZ Corner Plan and Zoning Update may be in the hands of a state appellate court, Klickitat County’s board of commissioners plans to hold a public hearing on April 23 to take public comment on revisions to or the possible repeal of the update.

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Pool study schedule calls for late April delivery

The Enterprise The consulting engineer preparing a pool feasibility study for the City of White Salmon plans to deliver a draft of the study to the City Council on April 30 and present the study’s preliminary findings publicly for the first time during the council’s first meeting in May.

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WS looking to locate unrecorded hook-ups to its water system

Are there connections to the City of White Salmon water system that the city doesn’t know about?

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