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Incumbent, challenger share thoughts about future of Skamania Co.

Incumbent Bob Anderson, a Republican, is seeking re-election to a second 4-year term on the Skamania County Board of Commissioners. He is being opposed by Democrat Robert (Bob) Hamlin in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Strong finish sought by Columbia High School soccer

With victories in its three remaining 1A Trico League schedule, Columbia High’s girls soccer team can lock up a berth in this year’s South-west District playoffs for state tournament seeding.

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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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Columbia High School's bid for playoffs ended by Castle Rock

Drive-killing turnovers for Columbia High and big-play touchdowns for Castle Rock were the competing story lines of last Friday’s 1A Trico League showdown in Castle Rock.

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First-time candidates running for Skamania PUD

This week The Enterprise turns its attention to the race for Skamania County Public Utility District Commissioner for District No. 3, the utility district’s eastern-most district, which includes the communities of Underwood, Mill A, Willard, Cook, Home Valley, and Carson.

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Bruins’ pack running pays off at Husum Hills XC meet

Columbia High’s strategy of running in packs during its cross country meets paid dividends last Wednesday.

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Skamania County Board declares state of emergency due to fiscal health ‘danger’

Skamania County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously took the bold step on Oct. 7 of declaring a state of emergency in the county “due to unhealthy national forest conditions, yearly threat to catastrophic fires, and, minimal county government, schools and emergency services.”

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21-13 loss to Kalama leaves Columbia High 0-1 in Trico League

After four non-conference games and playing the last three weeks away, Columbia High, at 3-1, was returning home and itching to play a 1A Trico League football opponent.

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Trout Lake soccer takes league opener, 7-2, against Moses Lake

Seniors Corbin Steffy and Juan Rico each scored two goals to lead Trout Lake to a 7-2 boys soccer victory over visiting Moses Lake Christian last Friday.

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Sauter, Richards in home stretch of Commissioner race

The two-man race for Klickitat County Commissioner District 2 is heading into the home stretch. After going head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election, two-term incumbent David Sauter of Lyle and first-time challenger Michael Richard of High Prairie will go at it one final time in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Prosecuting attorney candidates make their cases to voters

More than 13,000 Klickitat County voters will have a choice in the election for County Prosecutor on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots, between incumbent Lori Hoctor and challenger David Quesnel.

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Prosecutor, Sheriff ask WSP to investigate citizen complaints

Klickitat County’s prosecutor and sheriff jointly have asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate three citizen complaints against two county elected officials and certain county employees.

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Incumbent county assessor finds herself facing a tough challenger

The election for Klickitat County Assessor pits first-term incumbent Darlene Johnson of White Salmon against first-time candidate for elective office Crista Schroder of Goldendale. The two went head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election and will face off again in the Nov. 4 Primary Election.

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PUD candidates offer responses to questions

Voters in Klickitat County will find the race for Klickitat County Public Utility District Commissioner, Dis-trict No. 2, on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots. The candidates for the position are incumbent Dan Gunkel of Goldendale and first-time candidate Sherry Carver of Goldendale.

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Candidate for sheriff has checkered history

Robert L. (Bob) Songer Sr., Republican candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff, has been in law enforcement most of his adult life, save for a period between 1995 and 2000, when he was between jobs.

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Big second half propels Lyle/Wishram to victory

Lyle/Wishram scored 44 unanswered points in the third quarter last Friday on its way to a 64-22 victory over visiting Twin Valley.

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Baker, Brown Running for West District Court Judge

The field of candidates for the non-partisan office of Klickitat County West District Court Judge comprises two first-time candidates for the position. Jeff Baker of Trout Lake and Dave Brown of White Salmon are seeking to replace retiring nine-term West District Court Judge Robert (Bob) Weisfield.

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Volleyball Roundup: Lyle/Wishram posts two wins; Klickitat takes league opener

Columbia High had a rough opening week of 1A Trico League volleyball play.

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Veteran Law Enforcers Talk Qualifications, Share Plans For Next 4-Year Term

Editors note: This Q&A with the candidates for Klickitat County Sheriff ran in March 2014, but given the upcoming election The Enterprise chose to run the story once more online. Ballots are set to be distributed in October.

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Trout Lake boys soccer starts season on a roll

Trout Lake’s boys soccer is off to a 3-0 start thanks to non-league victories over three Oregon schools in the first five days of the 2014 season.

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CHS turnovers fuel Goldendale victory in ‘14 season-opener

Goldendale will hold bragging rights as Klickitat County’s best football team for the next year.

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Photo: Bingen celebrates Huck Fest

Bingen's 2014 Huckleberry Festival went off without a hitch last weekend with a parade led by the Lions Club and festivities in Daubenspeck Park.

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State slating WS River Bridge painting project for September

Road work in the White Salmon River Valley won’t end with the resurfacing of State Route 141 this month.

WSDOT proposes solution to safety issues on SR 141

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday it is proposing to install edge line rumble strips along the north shoulder of State Route 141 to address safety concerns voiced by pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Baker, Brown running 1-2 for WDC Judge; McCabe leading in bid for state House seat

The field of candidates for this year’s General Election in November is now set.

Rumble strip removal on 141 upsets non-cyclists

City of White Salmon officials want the public to know that the city had nothing to do with the removal of the rumble strip on State Route 141 last week.

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Area motorists bracing for traffic delays

Motorists traveling State Route 141 Monday got a feel for what they can expect to experience in coming weeks.

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Three vying for Top Two in WDC Judge contest

The field of candidates for the non-partisan office of Klickitat County West District Court Judge comprises three first-time candidates for the position. Jeff Baker of Trout Lake, Dave Brown of White Salmon, and Elizabeth (Liz) Hallock of Murdock are seeking to replace retiring nine-term West District Court Judge Robert (Bob) Weisfield.

DNR hits Klickitat County PUD with another fire damage claim

For the second time in four years, the state Department of Natural Resources is holding Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County responsible for a wildfire it alleges was started when a tree came into contact with a KPUD power line.

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CJTC: Songer can get certification to be sheriff

Now that Sheriff Rick McComas has cancelled his retirement plans, the question of who will complete the remaining six months of his second 4-year term is moot.

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Upstart Soap Box Derby racer on her way to world finals

The first time she got behind the wheel of a Soap Box Derby car, Danielle Fuller was hooked by the sensation of steering the car around a makeshift track, only the wheel in her hands and a brake pad at her feet to help control her speed.

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Congratulations to the CHS class of 2014!

Columbia High School 2014 graduates (top to bottom) Corrie Brending, Omar Guzman, and Imelda Quintana head for a Miller Gym exit following the conclusion of CHS’s commencement.

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Columbia High’s Nathan Bell resets own school record in 300 hurdles

Senior Nathan Bell was involved in all three highlight moments for the Columbia High boys team at last weekend’s WIAA small-school track and field champion-ships in Cheney.

White Salmon City Council taking look at Bingen’s ATV-use ordinance

The City of White Salmon may be the next local government in western Klickitat County to allow the operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-type vehicles (UTVs) on all city streets with posted speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less.

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14 Columbia High athletes bound for state track meet

At least 14 Columbia High athletes will be making the trip to Cheney today for the WIAA Class 1A Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at East-ern Washington University.

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Columbia High soccer bows out of state with 5-2 first-round loss

A seventh consecutive WIAA Class 1A soccer tournament appearance ended in defeat for Columbia High’s boys team.

Candidates file for election; only two contested primary races

Klickitat County’s 2014 Primary Election ballot will feature two contested races for local elective office.

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CHS girls place second, boys third at Trico championships

Columbia High seniors came through in a big way last Friday, winning four individual championships to lead the CHS boys and girls teams to top-three finishes at the 2014 Trico League Track and Field Championships.

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State 1A soccer berth on the line for Columbia High boys

The Columbia High boys soccer team entered its Southwest District Class 1A Tournament loser-out match on Tuesday at Toledo/Win-lock as an underdog to qualify for its sixth consecutive WIAA state tournament.

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Signs to the contrary, Klickitat Trail remains open for public use

The 31-mile-long Klickitat Trail between Lyle and the Centerville area was never officially closed and remains open for public recreation, according to the communications director for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

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CHS boys soccer pushing for top-3 finish in league

With 1A Trico League victories over Toledo/Winlock and Woodland last week, Columbia High’s boys soccer team solidified its hold on fourth place in the standings.

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Coach: CHS has "best showing of the season" at Bruin Invitational

Last Friday’s 22nd annual Bruin Invitational Track and Field Meet provided the setting for a number of outstanding performances by Columbia High athletes.

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Photo: WS Lion's Club Easter Egg Hunt

A toddler hunts for prizes at the White Salmon Lions Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in Rheingarten Park last Saturday.

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Bases-loaded HBP in 7th gives Toledo/Winlock sweep of CHS

Both games of Monday’s home 1A Trico League double-header with Toledo/Win-lock were close, but there were no cigars passed out at the end of the day for Columbia High players.

Columbia High soccer finds its scoring touch

After opening the 2014 season with four away matches, Columbia High is reacquainting itself with the advantages of playing at home.

Former police officer pleads guilty to lying under oath, falsifying record; sentenced to community service

A former Bingen-White Salmon police officer accused of doctoring an official police report and obtaining a search warrant under false pretenses has been sentenced to perform 30 days of supervised community service and pay $1,700 in court fees and restitution over the next 24 months as punishment for his crimes.

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Photo: Olympian Vic Wild throws first pitch for new WS Little League opener

Wild posed for a picture with a White Salmon softball team last Saturday morning after throwing out the first pitch for the new Mt. Adams Little League’s opening ceremonies at the Jewett Sports Complex.

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Photo: Mt. Adams Little League kicks off season

The new Mt. Adams Little League held opening ceremonies for the 2014 season last Saturday at the Jewett Sports Complex.

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Columbia High baseball rallies for Trico victory over Kalama

Columbia High’s varsity baseball team won its most important Trico League victory of the John Hallead era last Tuesday, April 8.

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Baseball Roundup: Errors doom Columbia High; Dufur sweeps pair from LWK

Columbia High squandered a standout pitching performance by Dawson Reynier in losing a non-league baseball game, 3-1, on March 31 at Boardman, Ore.

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