White Salmon voters will find just one contested race before them — the one for mayor — when they open their 2015 General Election ballots later this month. The race pits two-term incumbent David Poucher against City Councilor Bill Werst, who was elected to the council in 2011.
A proposed ordinance before the Klickitat County Board of Com-missioners would allow the operation of certain wheeled non-highway vehicles on about 18% of the county road system.
The White Salmon City Council is awaiting guidance from the city’s Operations Committee regarding the definition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and how, or if, the city should be billing these additional residential units for water and sewer services.
White Salmon administrators are regrouping after a federal agency turned down its request for a $500,000 grant to help cover the cost of restoring Jewett Springs as a supply source for the city’s sprawling regional water system.
At roughly 22,600 acres, the 10-day-old Cougar Creek Fire burning six miles northwest of Glenwood, in southwestern Yakima County, is now the sixth-largest active wildfire going in the state.
Following is an update of planned road work in the Bingen area, from the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Columbia Gorge Office: State Route 14, 6th Street to Bingen Paving and Chip Sealing — mileposts: 63.45 to 67.10.
PUD No. 1 of Klickitat County (KPUD) planned to restructure $80.3 million in bonded indebtedness this week through the issuance of electric system revenue and refunding bonds on Wall Street.
A water emergency declared Sunday morning by White Salmon Mayor David Poucher was lifted at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
A watchman making rounds on the SDS Lumber Company complex Sunday night detected a fire in a bark pile at around 11:30 and called it in for an agency response.
When conditions allow, fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will implement prescribed fires for hazardous fuels reduction and habitat restoration.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the upper Columbia River on July 26, from Rocky Reach Dam upstream to Chief Joseph Dam, to protect this year’s run of sockeye salmon, which are suffering from drought-related effects.
Drought relief preparations are moving along in the city of White Salmon.
State Route 14 between mileposts 57 and 61 will be closed in both directions for two nights next week, starting Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m., the Washington Department of Transportation announced on Monday.
White Salmon’s Pool Committee wants to know if you have filled out the White Salmon Pool Survey yet. If you live anywhere in the pool’s service area, your input is needed to determine the future of the municipal swimming pool, the committee says.
The June 9 disappearance of Trout Lake resident David F. Tilton has become a bit of a mystery to federal authorities that want to bring him in for questioning.
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