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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.  

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Portland native Kristoffer Lindstrom, MSW, LICSW is Skyline Health Medical Clinic’s first behavioral health consultant. He began caring for patients in May and invites those in need of behavioral health services to schedule an appointment.

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

On May 16, the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office was notified 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. The report was the previously-reported trailer was linked to a…

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.

The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center in Unified Command with The Public Health Department released clarifications regarding recreational activities in the county May 14. The new clarification opens up additional low-risk sports and activities, which offer an opportunity to enjoy …

Klickitat Public Utility District has concerns about the impacts in the community due to the COVID-19 crisis and state mandated business closures. In the interest of public safety and regional economic stability, improving access to energy assistance those impacted by COVID-19 is a priority,…

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer — already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639 — now says he will refuse to enforce aspects of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s social distancing order because they are unconstitutional.

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.

Days after Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an order outlining a phased approach to reopening the state, officials from Klickitat County’s Unified Command presented the latest information on the public health crisis to the White Salmon City Council, and outlined what reopening Klickitat County m…

With the weather warming up, locals and out-of-towners alike are itching to get outside and enjoy sunny days in the Gorge, and while multiple agencies are working to reopen recreation in the Gorge, it is a challenge to get those sites back open safely.

The COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund, established by the United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative, has awarded more than $62,000 in grants within the past month to 13 local nonprofits to address the immediate needs faced by these organizations and their clients…

Pacific Power’s charitable arm, the Pacific Power Foundation, has committed $250,000 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Oregon, Washington and California.

Klickitat County has establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One defined as lands East of the Klickitat County Fire District No. 7 eastern boundary to include, but not limited to, Klickitat County Fire Districts Nos. 2, 9 and 10; outside the jurisdiction of t…

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…

Local government elected officials from the Mid-Columbia Region have formed a bi-state working group that meets regularly to collaboratively address issues and take actions necessary to keep the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge replacement project moving forward as the required envi…

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.

Klickitat County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Crestline Construction has been given authorization by the City of White Salmon to resume work on the Jewett Water Main Improvements Project.

Restrictions on some outdoor recreational activities in Washington were lifted Tuesday, May 5, but the partial reopening does not mean that the state is relaxing its stance on safety precautions.

Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) will temporarily furlough some employees beginning Sunday, May 3, due to loss of revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release issued April 24.

With tolling on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge set to resume on May 1, the Port of Hood River is continuing to urge community members to set up a BreezeBy account to avoid being charged the extra administrative fees that come with the new all-electronic tolling system.

Bobby Begay, 51, a Celilo Village leader, Yakama tribal member and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commssion’s (CRITFC) lead fish technician, died Friday, April 25 from COVID-19 complications, according to a Facebook post from CRITFC.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has adopted a regional, metrics-driven approach to re-opening the state’s economy, and eastern Oregon counties will likely be among the first to begin the process, Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) told constituents during a virtual town hall Thursday, April 23.

A collaboration of community organizations across western Klickitat County has received word they will be awarded a grant to launch a Community-Clinical Linkages Program.

Volunteers build Skyline COVID surge unit

The City of White Salmon will begin repairing a main line at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Customers in the area beginning at Brislawn Road and Highway 141 west will experience a water outage beginning at 7:00 p.m. This includes the Powerhouse Road and Forester Lane neighborhoods. Th…

Fewer sights may be more valuable at this time than a newly planted flower garden.

A robbery on a Trout Lake logging company led to the arrests of two men by Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies on April 14, Combining forces were law enforcement officers from three counties and U.S. Forest personnel, including an aerial assist.

First responders rescued three hikers Thursday from a closed-off area below the Lower Falls Recreation site in Skamanaia County.

This Friday is National Arbor Day. First celebrated 1874 in Nebraska, this annual holiday is one holiday that proposes to the future, rather than reposing on the past.

U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash), Derek Kilmer (D-Wash) and Madeleine Dean (D-Penn) introduced legislation to significantly expand the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to ensure that every qualified small business is able to access the critical assistance …

The Port of Hood River has announced that intermittent, single-lane closures are planned for the interstate bridge, daytimes through May 1.

The Bingen City Council followed suit with White Salmon and Klickitat County and ratified Mayor Betty Barnes’ emergency proclamation during an April 14 meeting. The proclamation waives late fees, penalties and water shut-offs due to late or unpaid bills for the duration of the emergency. Gre…

Klickitat County officials are asking residents to refrain from outdoor burning until further notice while they respond to the COVID-19 situation. In a press release, officials said while they recognize the value of controlled burns, doing it at this time may have negative consequences, such…

Kula Chiropractic Sports and Wellness Center (Dr. Katie Kula) will see patients at its current location 410 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, and then move temporarily to Roberson and Gibbs Building, 1000 E. Jewett, until summer when the clinic’s permanent space is completed, in the former Feas…

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