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CHS boys soccer nets first home state playoff match

Columbia High received a handsome reward for finishing second in the Southwest District 1A boys soccer tournament last weekend: An opening-round match of the state tournament on its home pitch.

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Twenty-six Bruins qualify for district track and field meet

Twenty-six Columbia High track and field athletes will give it their best on Friday in their attempts to qualify for next weekend’s WIAA championships.

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Sitting councilor files challenge to incumbent WS mayor

White Salmon Mayor David Poucher will face opposition for re-election once again and, once again, his opponent is a sitting member of the City Council.

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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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Court of Appeals finds Klickitat County PUD subject to state’s fire cost recovery statute

A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals, Division 3, ruled last week that Klickitat County PUD “is subject to a civil action to recover fire suppression costs” under Washington’s fire cost recovery statute.

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CHS baseball looking to secure Trico League’s No. 3 district seed

Columbia High must win two of three games against Kalama this week to lock up the No. 3 seed in next week’s Southwest District Class 1A Baseball Tournament.

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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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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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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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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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CHS boys soccer reloaded for another run at state

Nine returning starters bolster the 2015 Columbia High boys soccer team that is hoping to make a stronger start than the 2014 version did...

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One taken to hospital after roll-over car accident

Roll-over accident sends driver to hospital March 28th...

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Marijuana moratorium coming back to Klickitat County Board for review

The question of continuing a moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated Klickitat County will be put to the board of commissioners during an April 14 public hearing in Goldendale...

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102nd birthday of Washington State Parks System

Last Thursday, March 19, was the 102nd birthday of the Washington State Parks System...

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City, county officials restart riverfront park discussion

Is a riverfront park in White Salmon's future?

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Draft drought risk assessment offers troubling news

The possibility of a drought this summer is very much on the minds of White Salmon water managers.

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Columbia High girls reach end of the road

The third time was not at all charming for Columbia High’s girls basketball team in its Southwest District 1A game last Thursday against Trico League co-champion Kalama.

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Lyle/Wishram girls need win for shot at regionals

Lyle/Wishram and Bickleton girls basketball teams were scheduled to meet Tuesday night in Goldendale to determine which would be the Yakima Valley District’s No. 2 seed in Feb. 20 regional play-in games.

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4-H lambs OK in city, WSCC says

Five days from today, 4-Hers can buy licenses to keep project lambs for a limited period of the year in the city limits of White Salmon.

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Columbia High girls qualify four for regional wrestling

Sub-regional champion Catalina Suarez will lead a four-member Columbia High contingent into this Saturday's WIAA Region IV Girls Wrestling Tournament in Kelso.

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Trout Lake, Lyle districts seeking voter approval of school levies

Tuesday, Feb. 10, is election day in the Trout Lake and Lyle school districts, as each is seeking voter approval of a two-year replacement levy to pay maintenance and operations not covered by state basic education funding.

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White Salmon Council gets first update on pool feasibility study

The swimming pool feasibility study the City of White Salmon initiated last fall is still in the information-gathering stage, according to the engineer conducting the study.

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KPUD studying feasibility of hydroelectric pumped storage facility by John Day Dam

Klickitat PUD will be holding three public meetings on Feb. 3 to discuss its latest power generation initiative, the closed-loop John Day Pool Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, which is currently being developed under a preliminary permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Home victory over Ridgefield gets Columbia High girls back on track

Kayla McClain scored a season-high 12 points and Morgan Vasquez had 11 to help Columbia High’s girls varsity basketball team defeat Ridgefield, 48-31, in non-league play here last Saturday.

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Is White Salmon going baa-baa for lambs?

The White Salmon City Council last Wednesday gave every indication that it is going to amend its Animal Ordinance to allow residents to keep project lambs for a limited period of time during the year.

Columbia High boys basketball handily beats Seton for first Trico win

Columbia High’s boys varsity basketball team played one its best games of the season here on Monday night. The result was CHS’s first 1A Trico League victory of the season, 57-42, over Seton Catholic of Vancouver.

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Columbia High girls basketball off to best start in years

The Columbia High girls varsity basketball team is off to one of its best starts ever.

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Columbia boys basketball plays 12 games in 32 days

Twelve games. That’s how many games the Columbia High boys varsity basketball team played between Dec. 3 and Jan. 3.

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After nine terms, county’s longest-serving elected official looking forward to retirement

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert (Bob) Weisfield was 31 years old and spending long days on his mother-in-law’s ranch seven miles up the Snowden Road out of Lyle. His responsibilities included caring for the farm’s livestock: primarily beef cattle, though the farm was phasing into rearing weaner pigs and butcher hogs.

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White Salmon cross country has come long way in short time

Until you attend a major cross country event like the 1A Trico League championships, you can’t fully appreciate and understand the passion long-distance runners have for their sport. That passion also flows from their coaches and parents in the form of encouragement as the runner make their way around a 5-kilometer course that may be flat and fast on a perfect day for running, or hilly and grueling on a day the rain is as relentless as each runner’s commitment to finish.

White Salmon files complaint to recoup safety expenditures

The White Salmon City Council is seeking to recover the city’s costs for mitigating a public safety hazard on private property at the corner of W Jewett and S Garfield.

WSCC revokes Dock Grade residence’s water charge waiver

A unanimous White Salmon City Council last Wednesday voted down a motion to continue a water charge waiver for a residence at 182 S Dock Grade Rd. that has been the subject of much discussion since it became an issue again last summer.

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In frigid conditions Lummi leaves Lyle/Wishram in its snowy wake

No regrets were spoken on the Lyle/Wishram sideline as the last few minutes of last Friday’s WIAA 1B football tournament game wound down.

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Snowy roads make for treacherous driving conditions throughout area

Roads throughout the county, including Spring Street in White Salmon where this truck slid partially over an embankment, were extremely slippery throughout the day last Thursday and prompted the closing of most Gorge area schools.

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Klickitat/Glenwood attain season’s goal, win state volleyball trophy

Klickitat/Glenwood survived elimination last Friday night at the WIAA 1B volleyball tournament thanks to a five-set victory over Provi-dence Classical of Kirkland.

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Bruins leave it all on the course at state

Columbia High’s boys cross country team left everything they had on the hilly Sun Willows Golf Course last Saturday on its way to an 11th-place finish in the 2014 WIAA 1A Championship in Pasco.

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Klickitat/Glenwood beats Lyle/Wishram for berth to state

Chants of “On to State” echoed in White Salmon’s Miller Gym last Saturday as Sunnyside Christian and Klickitat/Glenwood clinch-ed the Yakima Valley District’s two berths in the 2014 WIAA 1B Volleyball Champ-ionship.

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WSDOT letter puts city plans for Park and Ride in doubt

There likely will be no commercial development within the Heritage Plaza Park and Ride facility in lower White Salmon, next to State Route 14.

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Updated 11/6: Songer winning race for sheriff; Hoctor, Johnson, levy losing

Months — and in one case more than a year — of campaigning for candidates seeking elective public offices came to a head Tuesday night, as the 2014 General Election ballots of thousands of Klickitat County residents were tabulated by the Auditor’s Office.

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Columbia High boys cross country running like it’s 1996

Now that’s an encore. Following on the heels of its first Trico League championship since 1996, Columbia High’s boys cross country team hoisted its first South-west District first-place trophy since 1996, following the 1A meet last Saturday on the Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland.

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Late touchdown lifts Columbia High football over Stevenson

Senior quarterback Tanner Rabinowitz’s unconcealable smile as he crossed the goal line and White Salmon Valley Schools Supt. Jerry Lewis’s jump for joy along the home team’s sideline told everyone at last Friday’s regular-season finale all they needed to know.

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Investigation of Sauter: no violation of law found

An investigation of Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter’s travel expenditures and cell phone and Internet usage discovered “no specific violations of law.”

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CHS boys capture Trico League cross country championship

On a rainy, dreary Wednesday afternoon in late October, Columbia High’s boys cross country team won the program’s first Trico League championship since 1996.

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Bruins run for it in Homecoming win

For the first time at home this season, Columbia High’s football team lined up in the victory formation.

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White Salmon Council reconsiders pot store lease, opts for RFP

The White Salmon City Council has elected to issue a request for proposals for potential leasing of property within the Heritage Plaza park-and-ride facility off State Route 14.

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