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Columbia High boys claim sweep of series with Ilwaco

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.

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Cougars run over by Knights in pairing of GCB unbeatens

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.

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Photo: Another world up Snowden

One just had to drive up Snowden last week to see a winter wonderland.

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Chamber's Business and Community Fair sees big turnout

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.

Five CHS wrestlers no match for full Toledo, C-Rock sides

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.

Flu-struck CHS boys lose critical Trico tilt at Seton

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.

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Columbia High girls riding new hot streak

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.

Republic Services taking over WS waste collection March 1

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.

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CHS wrestlers earn dual meet victory

Columbia High wrestlers put on quite a show during a Trico League double dual meet here last Thursday.

Fire District No. 3 denies all charges in levy lawsuit

Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has denied all allegations made against it in Committee for Fair Taxation from Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 v. Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 and Klickitat County, et al, a lawsuit begun in Superior Court on Dec. 2.

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Columbia boys’ win streak ends with defeat at Toledo

Toledo snapped Columbia High’s two-game win streak with a 66-39 Trico League boys basketball victory there Monday night.

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Bruins wrestlers building toward post-season competitions

After a few years of better-than-average turnouts, Columbia High’s wrestling program took a hit in the numbers for the 2013-14 season.

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Columbia High boys net much-needed Trico win

The home-court advantage again played to Columbia High’s favor Monday night.

CHS takes a first and a third at Washougal River Rumble

Senior Nathan Bell’s victory in the 160-pound weight class provided Columbia High’s top highlight at the Washougal River Rumble last Saturday.

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CHS girls working on fitting ending to 2013-14 story

December was a tale of two months for Columbia High’s girls basketball team.

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Columbia High girls snap three-game losing streak

The Columbia High girls basketball team got back on the winning track last Sat-urday with a 45-37 non-league victory over the visiting Corbett (Ore.) Cardinals.

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County Board lifts moratorium on growing, processing of pot

It’s now legal for state-licensed growers and processors to operate in all zoning districts in the unincorporated area of Klickitat County.

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White Salmon offers support to countywide tourism project

The City of White Salmon has agreed to financially support a travel tour package project to draw tourists to Klickitat County throughout the year.

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Wrestlers open season at home, place third at Bruin Invitational

Five Columbia wrestlers, led by Austin Walker’s victory in the 195-pound weight class, earned placings at last Saturday’s Bruin Interstate Invitational in Miller Gym.

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Photo: Ho Ho Ho! Santa performs hose unbuckling at Husum Fire Station

Santa Claus, joined by a group of youngsters from the lower White Salmon River Valley and members of the Husum Volunteer Fire Department, performs a customary unbuckling of a fire hose during a stopover on Dec. 3 at Klickitat Couty Fire District No. 3’s Husum Fire Station.

Columbia girls off to 2-0 start; CHS boys begin 0-2

Columbia High’s varsity girls basketball team made its record 2-0 last Wednesday with a 40-31 non-league victory over Riverside in Board-man, Ore.

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White Salmon approves ‘austere’ 2014 budget

City of White Salmon residents can expect to see a number of infrastructure projects next year as part of the city’s 2014 budget expenditures.

Fire District No. 3 residents challenge board’s levy decision

A group of residents of Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has started a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging Fire District No. 3 Commissioners’ decision to make the district’s property tax levy permanent at 92 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

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Steady play serves CHS girls well at Goldendale jamboree

Columbia High’s varsity girls basketball team was steady if not spectacular during a season-opening jamboree in Goldendale last Saturday.

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Marijuana moratorium getting public hearing

Klickitat County Commissioners are seeking public comment on whether to continue, lift, or partially lift a moratorium on the production, processing, and sale of marijuana in the county’s unincorporated areas.

Curbside compost collection comes to WS

The White Salmon City Council voted 4-0 on Nov. 6 to approve an ordinance granting an exclusive organics recycling franchise to Dirt Hugger, LLC, an Oregon limited liability company that is authorized to conduct business in Washington, for the purpose of providing compost collection and processing to city residents on a fee-for-service basis.

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Photo: Building up Bingen

This two-story, 23,286-square-foot building being built on Lot 10 on Bingen Point will house Zepher, Inc., operations.

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White Salmon OKs parking ordinance

After amending it 15 times, including twice to incorporate public input, the White Salmon City Council approved an ordinance to regulate how vehicles stop, stand, and park in city limits.

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Tenino subdues Columbia with 27-point second half

For the first time in 12 years, Columbia High found itself in a football game with post-season implications.

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Lack of goals keeps CHS from advancing to state

A pair of 1-0 losses last week at the Southwest District Class 1A girls soccer tournament in Kalama prevented Columbia High from clinching its first WIAA state championship berth since 2008.

Port District levy lid lift fails; Voters retain Campbell as County Clerk, Goodrich wins race for School Board

Klickitat County Port District No. 1’s temporary levy lid lift request was failing by a more than 2-to-1 margin on Election Night, Nov. 7, as more than 68 percent of returned ballots said No to the proposition.

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CHS soccer earns district berth with play-in victory

Columbia High girls soccer is back in the Southwest District’s Class 1A playoffs after a three-year hiatus.

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CHS girls place second, boys finish third at 2013 Trico XC championships

Jordon Bigler and Katie Whitten of La Center set Hu-sum Hills course records last Wednesday to lead their res-pective teams to 2013 Trico League cross country championships.

Recommendations for County Clerk, Port levy lid lift, and initiatives

The Enterprise endorses Renea Campbell for Klickitat County Clerk, recommends approval of the Klickitat County Port District’s request for a temporary levy lid lift, and opposes passage of Initiatives 517 and 522.

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Columbia clinches berth in district football playoffs

Columbia High gained more than 400 yards and allowed less than 100 last Friday in its 42-7, Southwest District playoff-berth clinching victory over Homecom-ing opponent Castle Rock.

County Board enacts moratorium on siting of marijuana facilities; local cities unaffected

Klickitat County’s moratorium on the siting of commercial marijuana enterprises in unincorporated areas of the county is now in its second week.

Special teams, defense shine in Bruins’ victory

Columbia High got back on the winning track last Friday following two consecutive losses, unloading on Seton Catholic, 64-8, in a Trico League football game played in Camas.

MAPARD moving ahead with aquatic center project

The Mt. Adams Park and Recreation District’s board of commissioners has decided to proceed with development of an aquatic center in the west end of Klickitat County via the efforts of the district’s all-volunteer Aquatic Committee.

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Students of the week 10/17/13

Bookends Beatriz Cortez and Cesar Robles received Henkle Middle School student of the week honors for the period ending Sept. 11, while Rylee Kona and Barrett Ihde collected the award for the week ending Sept. 4.

Trout Lake scores first league win

After a nearly two-week layoff, Trout Lake’s boys soccer team returned to field last Friday against Greater Col-umbia B League opponent Moses Lake Christian Acad-emy in Moses Lake. The long break showed in Trout Lake’s ability to finish off scoring chances, said Mustangs Coach Jeff Baker.

Columbia girls soccer pulls one out late against United

Savannah Story scored on a breakaway in the 78th minute last Thursday to lift Colum-bia High to a 1-0 victory over Toledo/Winlock United in Trico League girls soccer action.

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CHS XC teams poised to make post-season noise

Columbia High’s cross country teams closed out their 2013 regular-season schedule last Wednesday by winning their only home meet.

GCB volleyball gears up for second-half matches

In the first half of the Greater Columbia 1B League volleyball action, defending champion Sunnyside Chris-tian emerged as the front runner in the race for the top position in next month’s district tournament.

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La Center hands CHS a humbling home-field defeat

After five weeks of football games in the nine-team Trico League, it’s pretty clear where teams stand: front-runners La Center and Wood-land are in a tier by themselves, followed by a middle tier of Toledo, Columbia, and Kalama, then everybody else.

Seven-match win streak sends Bruins into Trico’s second half with a boost

Midway through its 13th season, Columbia’s girls soccer team finds itself firmly ensconced in second place in Trico League standings.

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WSCC candidate says she’s eager to serve city

Kimberly H. Hoppus is many things, including: a wife and mother, a wildlife biologist and environmental consultant, and a teacher of Bikram yoga. She can now add to her list of experiences the title of first-time candidate for public office.

WS accepts another annexation proposal

Annexation again topped the agenda of the White Salmon City Council, which had only a minor quorum of councilors present for its first meeting in October.

Wagging the dog

It’s week two of the federal government shutdown and many of us out here in the hinterlands are still wondering what the Republican end game is. We know what the shutdown represents symbolically: a ransom note to President Obama and Senate Democrats to give in to House Republican demands on the federal budget, i.e., defund or delay the Affordable Care Act, or else the Republicans will increase the pain their hostages — the American people — are enduring at their expense.

CHS volleyball takes three out of four

Three victories in its last four matches have turned the Columbia High varsity volleyball team’s 2013 season around.