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A volunteer of “Lyle Good Food News” wishes to relay to you a reminder that from their conglomerate of various Lyle organizations and State Washington Gorge Action Program (WaGap) a grand open house is planned at the Lyle Activity Center, on the corner of Third and Klickitat streets for July…

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We have enjoyed seeing videos of graduations for the various schools in our county and around the U.S. showing creative ways to allow seniors to have a meaningful graduation that complies with state guidelines.

Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office was notified May 16 that a reported stolen trailer was at a residence on Bates Road in White Salmon. The Sheriff’s Office as well as the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department responded, as the previously reported trailer was linked to a certain vehicle.  

Efforts to construct a domestic violence shelter in Klickitat County continue steadily, with just under half the funding goal met.

Columbia Gorge News presents ways to help around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

Memorial Day comes May 25 and COVID-19 concerns have canceled events, including the annual ceremony at White Salmon Cemetery.

Columbia Gorge News presents this list of ways to help neighbors around the Gorge during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your group would like to be included in the listing, email information to Trisha Walker at twalker@hoodrivernews.com.

You may be venturing out more because you’re going crazy or there are just some items you need: Plants for the garden, your prescriptions and toilet paper (shop early).

With the transfer of ownership with the newspapers, Lyle News column will be printed in the Columbia Gorge News every other week, while the Goldendale Sentinel will continue to print the column weekly.

We’re still adjusting to changes required in order to comply with closures and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last week, Glenwood students began their online classes with their teachers. Laptop computers, text books, and work packets have been distributed to all the student…

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, community members are preparing for a local influx of patients by securing extra surge capacity adjacent to Skyline Hospital.

It’s nice to have some great news to share about one of our local college students.  Kinley Troh, daughter of Bill and Toni, was named to the President’s List at Columbia Basin College in Pasco for the winter 2020 quarter.  Kinley made the list with a 4.0 GPA and is currently waiting to lear…

This year 2020 has not shown to be a happy and friendly one. With all the social gatherings being canceled and government telling us to stay in doors for our own good, the human suffers. We are meant to socialize and when that is deprived we must turn to other ways of keeping our spirits up.…

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4Senior meal, noon, Pioneer Center, White Salmon. Public is welcome.Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m., Mt. View Grange, White Salmon. For information call 541-490-0057.Breastfeeding Support meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Riverside Church, 4th and State streets, Hood River. For information call…


Eat breakfast with SantaIn conjunction with the community’s “I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon” downtown holiday celebration and the White Salmon Community Library’s Wassail Open House, the White Salmon Band Boosters invites the public to the annual Santa’s Breakfast event on Saturday, Dec. 7, …

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20White Salmon City Council meeting, 6 p.m., fire hall, 119 NE Church, White Salmon.Providence Hospice of the Gorge Bereavement Support Group meeting, 11 a.m. Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living Facility, Hood River. For information call 541-387-6449.Senior meal, noon, Pioneer Cente…


This Veterans Day we honored the service of our military veterans and also recognized the support many of our Veterans need as they make the sometimes difficult transition from their military career to the civilian workforce.

A local downtown bar is going to be the scene of a staged murder when the off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad opens this October in Hood River.


Columbia High School’s Music Program would like to thank the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) for funding the purchase of 5 instruments for the Concert Band in its most recent grant cycle.


Washington Gorge Action Programs’ (WGAP) third annual Food for All on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Aniche Cellars, raised $29,242 in support of the four food banks in Skamania and Klickitat counties.


The White Salmon-Bingen Rotary Club is working to repair the play area behind the Washington Gorge Action Programs’ Community Youth Center on E Jewett Boulevard.

The annual Mid Columbia Community Choir Christmas Cantata rehearsals are set for Thursday evenings, beginning on Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on NE Tohomish Street in White Salmon.

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) and its Advisory Council invite all interested parties to attend the 2020-2023 Area Plan Public Meeting for Aging and Disability Services.


August is one of my favorite months for viewing the night sky. Darkness comes a bit earlier, nights are warm, and the summer Milky Way is high overhead. This summer we’ll have the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn in the southern evening sky, one on each side of the Milky Way. August is summ…

Since the late 19th century artists have worked outdoors – or en plein air – at paint-splattered easels and battling the elements to capture the beauty of nature. Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge keeps this tradition alive.

The White Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church on N.E. Tohomish St. will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, beginning Monday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, and continuing daily through Friday, Aug. 9.

Five local scouts headed to the World Scout Jamboree on Saturday, July 20. The WSJ, held every four years, is in the U.S. for the first time in 50 years and will be held in West Virginia. Approximately 45,000 scouts from around the world are estimated to attend the 12-day event. Local scouts…

Reserve your spot now and plan to join staff for a magical overnight campout and stargazing experience at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, July 20, from 3 p.m. onwards.

This month I’m not going to talk about what’s in the sky, rather about a bit of history. 50 years ago, on the July 20, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, the first time humans have travelled to another celestial body. It was a thrilling event, one that I’ll never forget. Some of my college roomma…

This month the White Salmon Tree Board would like to highlight the deciduous London Plane Tree (platinus x acerifolia). This beautiful tree can be found in White Salmon’s Rheingarten Park and also lines the south side of Jewett Blvd. between Garfield and Main. The London Plane is a hybrid of…

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