The land trust preserve has been a place of trailblazing innovation for over a century. The Cherry Orchard, 540 acres perched above and east of the community of Lyle, has a history of adventure. Years before Sam Hill directed his road-building zeal to the Oregon side of the Gorge, it was thi…

There is no shortage of interesting people living in White Salmon and The Enterprise makes an effort to get to know them; we try to give them an opportunity to share their stories and show how unique this little dot on the map is.

A press release from Klickitat County Emergency Management mid last week contained seriously bad news: “At approximately 5:45 this morning, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 an Industrial fire broke out at the Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Co. on the west end of Bingen, WA.”

The 74th annual Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo is promising a Star-Spangled Celebration of the rural life during its four-day run at the county fairgrounds in Goldendale.

Underwood Conservation District (UCD) celebrated 75 years of service to both Skamania and Klickitat counties by hosting a tour highlighting just some of the things UCD does to bring natural resources and human communities into better balance.

Creating a statewide certification program for marijuana production materialized last month in the form of bill ESSB 5131. The legislation allows for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to create a certification program that follows organic standards issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Underwood Community Gardens begins its fifth year with exciting plans for community gardening as well as various workshops and presentations – both on-site and off-site. All are open to the general public.

Columbia River Gorge Commissioners listened to public comments during their Jan. 12 meeting regarding the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91 and Washington Initiative 502.

During the Columbia River Gorge Commission’s (CRGC) meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, commissioners requested staff to prepare a memo providing guidance for the six counties of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in planning for the implementation of Oregon’s Measure 91, and Washington Initiative 502.

When driving east along State Route 14 past Horsethief Butte park and into Wishram, the evidence of the Horsethief Butte fire becomes clear from dark patches of burned grass that run along the hills and down the cliffs to the Columbia River. Some of those dark patches were vines belonging to Wishram’s Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery, 8866 SR 14.

Five days from today, 4-Hers can buy licenses to keep project lambs for a limited period of the year in the city limits of White Salmon.

There are hundreds of potential entrepreneurs taking advantage of the new Initiative 502 that passed last December making the recreational sale and use of marijuana legal for adults throughout the state, but in Klickitat County there have been 13 applications to produce, 11 to process, and four to sell it in a free and fair market, the waters of which have thus far been untested from a regulatory point of view until now.

Three food banks in Klickitat County and one in Skamania County are looking for ways to ensure food continues to make it to the shelves and to those in need after the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) was forced to eliminate its delivery services indefinitely.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded.

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Wow…what a showing the Glenwood 4-H kids made at this year’s Klickitat County Fair! Angel Murillo raised the Grand Champion Market Steer; while Madi Couch had the Grand Champion Market Hog! Doneva Brown’s novice 4-H horsewomen had an outstanding show as well. Each of the girls (Madi Couch, Bailey Gimlin, Kaitlyn Masden, Nahaleigh Schuster, Abby and Lizzie Hawkins and Melody Nilson) came home with at least one grand champion, purple ribbon! I hope to get additional results from the fair to report later on.

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