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CHS girls can clinch No. 3 seed

Columbia High girls basketball took one on the chin last Thursday on its Senior Night. Trico League-leading La Center delivered the knockout by a score of 65-27. The loss dropped CHS to 5-5 in league play, though not from third place, with two games to go: at King’s Way and at Seton.

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PUD’s stored energy project gets another rejection notice

Klickitat County PUD’s effort to license a closed-loop pumped storage hydroelectric energy project that it initiated in 2009 sustained another setback last month before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — this time due to environmental concerns raised by a redesign of part of the project.

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CHS girls basketball wins third in a row

Columbia High girls basketball won its third straight game here Monday with a 53-10 rout of Trico League opponent Seton.

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Columbia girls basketball rides win streak into 2016

Columbia High’s girls basketball team is riding a two-game winning streak into the 2016 portion of its schedule.

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CHS boys basketball’s sights set on post-season

In its first season under first-time head coach Chad Myers, Columbia High’s boys basketball team got off to a rocky start.

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Bruins boys basketball rallies in fourth quarter for first win

Jabal Gilbert’s free throws with 1:50 left gave Columbia High’s boys basketball team a lead it never relinquished en route to a 53-45 non-conference result over Riverside High of Boardman, Ore., here last Saturday.

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Area schools launch new sports seasons

Winter weather disrupts schedules, forces game postponements

Winter weather wreaked havoc on area schools’ basketball schedules last week.

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2016 WS budget offers new projects and new hires

Public works projects, vehicle purchases, and the hiring of a full-time building inspector/code enforcement officer are among the highlights contained in the City of White Salmon’s recently approved 2016 operating budget.

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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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KPUD Board looking at two-stage electric rate hike

Klickitat County PUD commissioners will be presented KPUD staff’s recommendation for a two-stage retail electric rate increase in 2016 during public hearings the first part of next week.

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