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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

KPUD seeking dismissal of $1.6M DNR fire cost claim

Attorneys for Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County and the Washington Department of Natural Resources will be in Klickitat County Superior Court next Tuesday to argue for and against KPUD’s motion to dismiss the DNR’s complaint for firefighting costs related to an August 2010 wildfire near Lyle.

Klickitat, Lyle/Wishram taking games to fastpitch regionals

Lyle/Wishram and Klickitat split a Greater Columbia 1B League fastpitch double-header in Dallesport on April 30, but the results did not alter the league standings.

CHS baseball closes with a win

Columbia High was victorious its final game of the 2013 prep baseball season on April 30, winning game two of a SWW 1A Trico Division double-header in Ilwaco in five innings.

CHS boys soccer clinches automatic 1A state berth

Thanks in good measure to its eighth shutout of the season last Thursday, Columbia High’s boys soccer team enters the start of the Southwest District’s Class 1A tournament tonight as the SWW 1A Trico Division’s No. 1 seed.

Klickitat Co. shelves hwy. safety project because of owl issues

A federally funded highway safety improvement project in western Klickitat County has been shelved because the County Public Works Department cannot meet a grant deadline for a required biological assessment of the project area.