For Glenwood Valley
Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.
On 30th anniversary of his death
April 17, 2016. Late Klickitat County Deputy Sheriff Michael J. McNabb would be in his third decade of law enforcement in the county. At 56, he might have already achieved his goal of be-coming sheriff of the county in which he grew up and returned to in 1981 after completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on law enforcement.
During spring wildflower season in the Columbia Gorge, the Dog Mountain Trail traversing public lands in Skamania County is one of the most trekked.
School buildings once new deteriorate with age without ongoing maintenance. School programs can’t expand their offerings to students without continual upgrades in instructional materials and technology.
Young is a modifier that fits the 2016 Columbia High softball team like a glove.
The City of White Salmon is pushing the state Department of Ecology to hold to its original draft federal Clean Water Act classification for Buck Creek.
Columbia High baseball makes its 2016 debut this Saturday with a pair of games at the Max Beatty Invitational hosted by Fort Vancouver High School.
Higher-seeded teams in post-season brackets almost always are presumed to win their games against lower-seeded teams.
First-term White Salmon City Councilor Robert Gilchrist resign-ed from his council position, effective immediately, on Monday, Feb. 22, over a disagreement with the direction of the city’s proposed pool project is taking.
At the end of last Friday’s consolation rounds at the 28th annual WIAA Mat Classic in Tacoma, senior Paul “Bubba” Demchuk was the only Columbia High wrestler still standing.
The ball left senior Kayla McClain’s hands with a soft rotation on it. The off-balance shot from the left baseline caught just right on the rim and hung for a fraction of a moment before tumbling out of the bottom of the net.
Led by newly crowned Trico League champion Alex Medina, Columbia High wrestling will be taking nine wrestlers to this Saturday’s regional championships in Castle Rock.
The northeast corner of the Whitson Elementary School carpark has been designated as “the site” for the next White Salmon swimming pool.
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.
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.
Columbia High girls basketball won its third straight game here Monday with a 53-10 rout of Trico League opponent Seton.
Columbia High’s girls basketball team is riding a two-game winning streak into the 2016 portion of its schedule.
In its first season under first-time head coach Chad Myers, Columbia High’s boys basketball team got off to a rocky start.
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.
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.
Winter weather disrupts schedules, forces game postponements
Winter weather wreaked havoc on area schools’ basketball schedules last week.
In order to keep its financial house in order, Klickitat County PUD must raise the retail rates it charges customers for electricity usage.
The day after her final match as Columbia High’s girls soccer coach, Amy Kasenga was still processing the emotions that come from letting go of something she has built from the ground up over a 13-year career.
In an Oct. 21 letter to the president of Klickitat County PUD’s board of commissioners, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Yakama Agency issued a demand for payment of more than $65 million for calculated losses due to the Mile Marker 28 Fire of July 2013.
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.
The feasibility study for a new White Salmon swimming pool has taken a turn in a different direction concerning location.
A lot of time has passed since a team from Lyle last played in a state volleyball tournament — 14 years, to be exact.
Lyle/Wishram’s comeback from a 24-point halftime deficit fell short last Friday as visiting Clallam Bay held on for a 54-38 victory in a WIAA 1B football tournament play-in game.
Columbia High gutted out a five-set Senior Night victory over Castle Rock here on Oct. 27 to end its season with a two-match winning streak.
Columbia High’s girls and boys cross country teams are going back to the WIAA 1A state meet in Pasco this Saturday.
Winning back-to-back league championships at the high school level is a difficult feat because the lineups can change from year to year.
Columbia High snapped a three-game Trico League losing streak last Friday for its first league win: a 42-6 victory over Seton Catholic, in Camas.
A White Salmon man is suing the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, the state Department of Social and Health Services, and a DSHS employee for negligence in their conduct of an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse in December 2012.
Castle Rock crushed Columbia High’s shot at the Southwest District playoffs here last Friday, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 5:27 remaining in the 1A Trico League battle.
Klickitat County sent out more than 700 notices to west-side residents and a host of emergency response agencies recently about an upcoming weekend road closure that will impact segments of NW Loop and Snowden roads.
La Center eliminated Columbia High from contention for the 1A Trico League football championship with a 49-21 victory here last Friday. The second consecutive loss dropped CHS to 0-2 in Trico standings and to 4-2 overall.
The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners will be looking at a range of alternatives on how to implement a proposed ordinance that would allow specific wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to be driven on county roads designated for such use.
White Salmon voters will find just one contested race before them — the one for mayor — when they open their 2015 General Election ballots later this month. The race pits two-term incumbent David Poucher against City Councilor Bill Werst, who was elected to the council in 2011.
After vanquishing four warm-up acts by a combined score of 123-18, Columbia High’s football team is ready for the bright lights of center stage and its first 1A Trico League opponent of 2015.
A proposed ordinance before the Klickitat County Board of Com-missioners would allow the operation of certain wheeled non-highway vehicles on about 18% of the county road system.
Columbia High made a pair of middle-quarter touchdown runs stand up en route to a 13-0 non-league victory over Washougal here last Friday.
The White Salmon City Council is awaiting guidance from the city’s Operations Committee regarding the definition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and how, or if, the city should be billing these additional residential units for water and sewer services.
The 2014 high school cross country season was so much fun to cover, it kind of feels like it never ended.
Columbia High’s defense notched four takeaways and the offense tallied 331 total yards in last Friday’s 28-12 season-opening, non-league win at Goldendale.
Columbia High’s girls soccer team had two seasons in the fall of 2014.
Cougars enter season in rebuilding mode after losing many key players from team that produced Cinderella 2014 campaign
Lyle/Wishram has some big football slippers to fill this fall after the key players in its 2014 Cinderella season graduated last spring.
Insitu demonstrated recently over the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park that unmanned aircraft can play a critical role in fighting wildfires.
Hit hard by graduation losses, Bruins come into new season with some question marks on both sides of ball
Columbia High produced its second consecutive winning regular season record in 2014, finishing 5-4 in regular-season play for the second year in a row.
A number of candidates stepped forward to file for vacant non-partisan offices during Klickitat County’s special 3-day filing period Aug. 5-7, including three who filed for Lyle School Board Position No. 1.
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.