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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Klickitat County’s 2014 Primary Election ballot will feature two contested races for local elective office.
A seventh consecutive WIAA Class 1A soccer tournament appearance ended in defeat for Columbia High’s boys team.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday’s 22nd annual Bruin Invitational Track and Field Meet provided the setting for a number of outstanding performances by Columbia High athletes.
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.
After opening the 2014 season with four away matches, Columbia High is reacquainting itself with the advantages of playing at home.
A toddler hunts for prizes at the White Salmon Lions Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in Rheingarten Park last Saturday.
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.
The new Mt. Adams Little League held opening ceremonies for the 2014 season last Saturday at the Jewett Sports Complex.
Columbia High’s varsity baseball team won its most important Trico League victory of the John Hallead era last Tuesday, April 8.
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.
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.
A case of a suspected stolen vehicle turned into a high-speed escape attempt last Thursday afternoon and ended south of Trout Lake when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed it into an informational sign at the intersection of State Route 141 and Warner Road.
Columbia High senior Nathan Bell won both boys hurdles races, and Lyle/Wish-ram swept the top three places in the girls javelin last Thursday during a rainy 1A Trico League track and field meet in Stevenson.
Thursday, March 20, was the first day of spring. And, recent warm weather has seen plenty of spring daffodils blooming like this in the Mt. Adams Soroptimist flower bed.
Good pitching, error-free defense, and timely hitting carried the day for Columbia High’s fastpitch team in its 13-5 non-league win over the Klickitat/Lyle/Wishram combine last Thursday, in Klickitat.
Trico League boys soccer schedules were shaken up recently with the announcement that Castle Rock is not fielding a varsity soccer team this season. Folks who show-ed up on March 17 at Bruin Stadium expecting to see the CHS varsity kick off its 2014 campaign against Castle Rock instead were treated to a friendly between the CHS jayvee and an undermanned Castle Rock side. The Junior Bruins won the match, 3-0.
Here’s the situation: A fire that started on the railroad tracks south of State Route 14, between Dock Grade and the White Salmon River, has jumped the highway and is now working its way up the White Salmon bluff toward numerous homes. Are local emergency responders ready to work together to take on such a major event?
A solid core of returning players gives Bruins Coach John Hallead hope that Columbia High’s 2014 baseball season will go better than its 2013 season.
Thirty athletes turned out for boys soccer at Columbia High this spring — an indication that interest in the program is as strong as ever.
A pair of veteran law enforcers who have nearly 70 years of combined law enforcement experience have entered a wide-open race that will determine who will be Klickitat County’s next sheriff.
Solid waste regulatory staff for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) is recommending a temporary 5.8 percent rate increase in residential rates for Klickitat County’s primary waste collection company.
Going into his second Mat Classic in three years, Columbia High senior Nathan Bell held the No. 9 ranking at 160 pounds in the final Class 1A coaches’ poll of the 2014 regular season.
Lyle/Wishram and Yakama Tribal boys basketball teams were scheduled to meet for a third time this season on Tuesday to decide who’ll play Sunnyside Christian on Fri-day for the Yakima Valley District 1B Tournament’s top seed in next weekend’s 16-team WIAA regional playoffs.
Columbia High senior Na-than Bell and junior Regina Bell are bound for Tacoma this weekend to take part in the WIAA Mat Classic. The two-day state championships get under way tomorrow and conclude on Saturday in the Tacoma Dome.
Columbia High’s boys basketball team played its final game of the 2013-14 regular season on Feb. 4 at home against Trico League opponent La Center.
A 44-21 victory over La Center here Feb. 4 earned the Columbia High girls junior varsity basketball team a share of the 2013-14 Trico League championship.
The company that collects and disposes of most of Klickitat County’s residential and commercial solid waste is seeking an average 20.1 percent increase in the rates it charges its customers.
Eight Columbia wrestlers are slated to compete Saturday at Southwest District Class 1A sub-regional meets that also are serving as entry points for next weekend’s regional championships.
A 50-30 victory over Seton Catholic on Jan. 27 is proving to be an important one for Columbia High’s girls basketball team.
School districts across Klickitat County are asking voters to turn out next month to support property tax levies that will help pay for school programming and maintenance and operations expenses that state basic education funding does not cover.
Ryan Lockman scored a game-high 17 points and Columbia High led from the first quarter on last Friday en route to a 56-41 Trico League boys basketball victory at winless Ilwaco.
After scoring a hard-fought Greater Columbia 1B League girls basketball victory on the road last Friday, Lyle/Wish-ram looked to maintain its hold on first place at home last Saturday against undefeated Sunnyside Christian.
One just had to drive up Snowden last week to see a winter wonderland.
Christine Ellenberger chats with visitors to Everybody’s Brewing table at the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Fair held at Skyline Hospital last Thursday.
With only five wrestlers available, Columbia High was no match for Toledo or Castle Rock at last Thursday’s Trico League double dual meet in Toledo.
Columbia High’s boys basketball team took three steps back last week with a trio of Trico League losses that left it all alone in seventh place.
A second three-game winning streak of the season has vaulted Columbia High’s girls basketball team into a tie for fourth place in updated Trico League standings.
It’s settled. The White Salmon City Council on Jan. 2 affirmed its decision to privatize garbage collection in the city limits by authorizing a letter to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) that asks the state agency to assign a certificated vendor to take over the city’s service area.
Toledo snapped Columbia High’s two-game win streak with a 66-39 Trico League boys basketball victory there Monday night.