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In a Jan. 15 meeting of the White Salmon City Council, Mayor Marla Keethler led an effort to pass an ordinance imposing a 6-month moratorium on development in all residential zoning districts within the City.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22Bingen Fire Department training drill, 6:30 p.m., Bingen Fire Hall.Mt. View Grange No. 98 meeting, potluck at 6 p.m., meeting to follow, Grange Hall, White SalmonJazzercise, 8:30 a.m., Mt. View Grange, White Salmon. For information call 541-490-0057.Senior meal, noon, Pione…

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii a unique opportunity to gather in three different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other …

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A Nobel laureate, a former prime minister, a Hollywood director and a Gorge resident and businessman are among 120 people honored in the New Year’s appointments to the Order of Canada by Rideau Hall, the official residence in Ottawa of the Governor General of Canada.

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Mayor Marla Keethler, formerly councilor for the City of White Salmon Position  No. 5, was sworn into office during a Jan. 2 City Council meeting. Campaigning on a platform of transparency in the Mayor’s office and focus on the City’s comprehensive plan’s update, Keethler comes into office a…

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The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board has announced the award of $26.1 million in grants for projects across the state aimed at bringing salmon back from the brink of extinction.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the board’s creation and the suite of projects announced today brin…

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The White Salmon Valley School District is preparing to implement a new electronic communications system, the culmination of one of the goals school officials had developed earlier this year as part of an overall update to the district’s mass communication plan.

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Rep. Gina Mosbrucker is inviting local citizens to bring their questions, suggestions and comments about state government to four Listening Tours she is holding across the 14th Legislative District.

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A letter from a group of three local officials and one state senator proposing an increase on the tolls collected on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge made its way to the Port of Hood River office, according to Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes, who presented the letter to Bingen’s City …

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The City of White Salmon offers residents the following information on the City’s 2019-20 snow removal procedures.

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Olympia, Washington - Late Monday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) became aware that a WSP associated phone number is being “spoofed” and fraudulent bomb threats are being made with voicemail instructions to go to a suspicious website in an apparent scam attempt.  

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The White Salmon Valley School District Board of Directors is preparing to ask local voters to increase the amount raised by an enrichment levy for the next three school years.

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Although a judge has ruled in favor of Seattle and King County’s bid to put a temporary halt on implementing I-976, effectively pausing the $30 car tabs measure while it plays out in court, Governor Inslee has directed WSDOT to postpone projects not yet underway.

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…

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The White Salmon City Council deemed the City Hall improvement project “substantially complete” during a Nov. 20 meeting, citing only three change orders that needed approval by the council and a short laundry list for contractors to complete.

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Petitions to repeal a controversial law aimed at stricter regulations on gun ownership are appearing across Klickitat County.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Elise Byers, Sonja Good Stefani, and Cynthia Wheeler, Hood River; Barry Ginter, The Dalles, and; Michael Marques, Husum.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6Senior 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…

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Yesterday, residents of Washington state voted on a number of issues concerning vehicle taxes, affirmative action and a proposed levy lid lift by Skyline Hospital. Also on the ballot were the contested races for the office of Mayor of White Salmon and Skyline Hospital Commissioner Position #4.

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines. Recently, House Republicans have been complaining about a perceived lack of transparency surrounding the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. Republicans and critics of the inq…

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The White Salmon Valley School Board heard public comment with the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park Dis-trict over the proposal to build the new facility at the district campus during a meeting of the School Board on Oct. 24 at Whitson Elementary School.

Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat and Tekoa-Rosalia are headed for a Southeast 1B League showdown in Week 9 of the prep football season.

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The Bingen-White Salmon community will soon be free of single-use plastic bags after the White Salmon City Council unanimously overrode Mayor David Poucher’s veto on the checkout bag ordinance during an Oct. 16 Council meeting.

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Klickitat County Auditor Brenda Sorensen spoke with the community about how elections are administered in the County during an Oct. 7 forum at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.

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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler recently shared her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry that House Democrats launched on Sept. 24 into whether President Donald J. Trump betrayed his oath of office, the nation’s security, and the integrity of U.S. elections when he tried to enlist a foreign g…

Harvest Market in White Salmon is presumed to be the retail establishment most affected by the plastic bag ordinance if it were to be passed into law in the City of White Salmon. The grocery store is currently selling reusable bags, pictured here, that wouldn’t fall under regulation.

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Mayor David Poucher is considering a veto on the checkout bag ordinance proposed to the White Salmon City Council after a 4-0 vote in favor of the bill to ban single-use checkout bags was submitted during Wednesday night’s council meeting. The City of Bingen, meanwhile, passed the ordinance …

Columbia High volleyball closed out the non-league, non-tournament portion of its 2019 schedule last week with a match on the road to start the week and one at home to end it.

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A large crowd of parents, students, faculty and staff gathered together last Tuesday evening in the Henkle Middle School/Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School gym for a special meeting of the White Salmon Valley School District Board of Directors to discuss the lockdown that oc…

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Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SCARES) has recently installed a radio repeater on Augspurger Mountain for the primary purpose of facilitating emergency radio communications when normal methods of communications are unavailable.

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The statue commemorating the life of Guillermo “Willy” Fisch will continue to stand in the garden owned by his wife after the Bingen City Council rejected the proposal to place the statue on the southeastern corner of Walnut and Steuben streets in a 2-3 vote at the Sept. 17 City Council meeting.

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