The state Department of Natural Resources shut down Klickitat County’s logging industry last Wednesday, Aug. 19, in response to the extreme wildfire conditions that exist throughout the county.
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.
The White Salmon City Council authorized putting the structural portion of the City Hall rebuild project out to bid last Wednesday, Aug. 5, by canvassing the city’s Small Works Roster.
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.
Drought relief preparations are moving along in the city of White Salmon.
Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 commissioners are working on a process for replacing Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Virts, who has given the district a retirement date of March 30, 2016.
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.
Two athletes with strong ties to Klickitat County will be competing in the 2015 Pan American Games, which get under way tomorrow in Toronto, Ontario.
PUD No. 1 of Klickitat County (KPUD) and its insurer have asked the state Supreme Court to review an April 30 appellate court decision that ruled the utility district is subject to Washington’s fire cost recovery statute.
Consulting engineer Mike Wellman delivered the initial draft of a feasibility study for White Salmon municipal pool improvements to the City Council on June 3, initiating a project review and selection process under the auspices of the council and city staff.
Klickitat County’s citizen Planning Commission is recommending to the County Board of Com-missioners that it enact a 2-year moratorium on the establishment of new marijuana-related businesses and the expansion of existing ones, in unincorporated Klickitat County.
White Salmon’s newly appointed city councilor is also a candidate for the office in this fall’s General Election.
The fire danger rating on Klickitat County lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources went from “moderate” to “high” last Saturday, the DNR announced the day before.
Consultants for White Salmon have developed six water supply enhancement options for the city’s consideration, in the event emergency measures are required during the 2015 drought.
White Salmon’s Public Works Department has been given until July 1 to clear a corner of NW Lincoln Street to widen an identified choke point and install appropriate speed limit signs on the street from Garfield Avenue to El Camino Real.
Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners elected not to wait for a state Court of Appeals to rule on its 2012 land use plan and zoning update for the lower White Salmon River valley.
There are always winners and losers in high school sports competitions; the system is designed to produce such results.
Columbia High’s transport to the WIAA Class 1A Track and Field Championships in Cheney today will be carrying a lighter load than the one that took CHS athletes to last Friday’s Southwest District meet in Vancouver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With two wins and a draw last week, Columbia High retained its hold on first place in 1A Trico League boys soccer standings.
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.
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.
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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The possibility of a drought this summer is very much on the minds of White Salmon water managers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).