The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is creating a K-9 Unit to assist with patrol, narcotic detection, and search and rescue (SAR), Sheriff Bob Songer recently announced.

Defense News reported on June 5 on a contract award for 34 Insitu ScanEagle drones under the For-eign Military Sales program to U.S. partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

The City of Bingen celebrated a major victory after completing its annual Water Use Efficiency Report with the Washington State Depart-ment of Health.

Sagetech Corp. of White Salmon has been placed in receivership by its owner “due to declining demand for manufacturing services” and the financial challenges that decline presents for the manufacturer of avi-onics for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The City of Bingen has installed twp speed signs in high traffic areas -- one on the Bingen Hill and one on State Route 14 just past Dickey’s Store, encouraging motorists to reduce their speeds. If a motorist is following the 25 mile per hour speed limit, a “Thank You” will flash. If, howeve…

Evan Childs American Legion Post 87 and Mt. Adams Elks Lodge 1868 performed an American flag retirement ceremony behind the Grange Hall on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. They conducted a patriotic ceremony to fittingly retire old, worn U.S. flags submitted by citizens of Klickitat Coun…

The Skyline Foundation recently awarded $12,500 in scholarships to five local women – all pursuing their dream of making a difference in health care. This year the foundation has more than doubled its scholarship awards.

During his 31 years as an employee of the Trout Lake School District, Doug Dearden rose from the ranks of its teaching staff to become its top administrator. He has held the position of superintendent for the past 15 years.

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The Glenwood Ketchum Kalf Rodeo is coming up on Father’s Day weekend, June 15 and 16. For the first time in the rodeo’s 85-year history, a grand marshal has been chosen to lead the rodeo parade on Sunday, the 16th and this year the honor goes to 91-year old Hazel Bertschi Parsons of White Salmon.

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Tim Darland, High Prairie Fire Chief, on behalf of the Fire Commissioners and High Prairie Community Council (HPCC), welcomed guests to celebrate the grand opening of High Prairie Fire Department Station #2 on Saturday May 18.

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Following a lifelong passion for service and achieving a goal of obtaining a quality education, Columbia High School senior, Chandlor Bucklin will be headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

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When thinking about trees, remember that there is a “right tree in the right place” and it’s also a good idea to plant it at the right time of year. With warming temperatures and drying soils now is the time to be sure your irrigation systems are ready to deliver the right of amount of water…

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Mana Wildfire Logistics, Inc. a small non-profit start-up in Washington State, focused on being a link in the supply chain with local, state, and federal efforts battling our ever-growing wildfire seasons.

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A team of students from The Dalles, Hood River, and Bingen involved in the national Project Invent competition have continued to improve their design, beating the odds for the issue they are helping solve.

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May is here, and spring is in full swing. We will gain over an hour of daylight during the month, and usually see an increasing number of clear nights. Of course, you’ll have to stay up later to see the night sky – by the end of the month, sunset will not occur until about 8:48 p.m.

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Many of our White Salmon deciduous trees have begun celebrating Spring with some show stopping blooms – yellows, pinks, purples, and white. The Kousa Dogwood (Cornus Kousa) is a hardy, yet delicate and beautiful tree that extends the season of tree blossoms as it displays its beautiful, whit…

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Following an inspection by Klickitat County and Washington State health inspectors, the White Salmon City Council has chosen to permanently close the City Pool.

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What happens after you take out a dam (Condit) that has been here for over 100 years? Do you restock with hatchery fish or let nature take her course? Re-wilding is a term for letting nature have her way while monitoring the results, plus providing habitat restoration.

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