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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Columbia girls win three-way XC meet

Columbia High’s girls cross country team won its first meet of the 2013 season and the CHS boys team ran a solid second last Wednesday in Vancouver.

Lyle/Wishram prevails over Bickleton in competitive GCB volleyball match

The Greater Columbia 1B League volleyball season is in full swing now. Last week, the Lyle/Wishram Cougars played a full slate of two matches, with mixed results.

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CHS runners moving in positive direction

Five meets into the 2013 prep cross country season, Columbia High’s boys and girls teams are starting to hit their strides.

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CHS girls soccer runs win streak to five

Columbia High School enjoyed some more home cooking last week in running its record to 5-1 and moving into second place by itself in Trico League girls soccer standings.

Kalama holds off Columbia’s bid for win No. 4

An inadvertent official’s whistle on the kickoff that followed Columbia High’s first touchdown last Friday cost the Bruins in more ways than one in its pivotal Trico League game at Kalama.

Home, sweet home: Bruins serve up 14 goals in three-win home stand

Last week presented Columbia High’s girls soccer team with a rigorous early-season test: three matches in five days, albeit, all at home.

Columbia High cross country teams have a hey-day at Seaside Challenge

Saturday turned out to be a great day for a cross country meet at the coast: overcast skies with temperatures in the 60s.

Big 3Q propels Columbia to its second Trico victory

For the first time since 2001, a Columbia High football team has started 3-0.

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White Salmon considering three annexation proposals

City of White Salmon administrative staff is studying three citizen-initiated annexation proposals to determine their impacts and whether the city should accept them for processing.

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Curbside compost pickup could come to WS

Curbside compost collection could be available to interested White Salmon residents as early as next month under an agreement being negotiated between the City of White Salmon and a composting service currently located in The Dalles.

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County's salmon panel recommends four of five projects for full funding

The citizens committee charged with reviewing and prioritizing salmon recovery and habitat enhancement projects in Klickitat County for state funding had more projects than it had money for during its recently completed 2013 rankings.

Port District seeking to lift levy lid again

The board of commissioners of Klickitat County Port District No. 1 has decided to try again to obtain voter approval of an increase in the district’s property tax levy rate.

Two Gorge residents charged with hate crime

Stephen L. Campbell, 22, of Lyle, Wash. and 28-year-old Jared T. Duddles of Parkdale, Ore. charged with with three counts of assault and three counts of harassment

Two men accused of assault with a deadly weapon – but not a firearm – and the hate crime of malicious harassment, pleaded not guilty to the charges on May 20 in Klickitat County Superior Court. The County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged both Stephen L. Campbell, 22, of Lyle, and 28-year-old Jared T. Duddles of Parkdale, Ore., with three felony counts of second-degree assault (deadly weapon) and three felony counts of malicious harassment, defined by state statute as a hate crime involving “crimes or threats motivated by bigotry, prejudice, and bias.” Superior Court Judge Brian Altman appointed defense counsel for Campbell and Duddles, who entered not guilty pleas during Monday’s arraignment hearing. They are next scheduled to appear in court on July 15.

Fire District No. 3 appoints task force to review levels of service

Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3’s board of commissioners has appointed a 12-member community task force to look at the services the district is currently providing and to make recommendations for improvements, if any are needed.