Busing changes will be occurring at the Intermediate School on its first day, Aug. 26, and route changes will occur throughout the district the remainder of the year.

Approximately 1,800 Klickitat Public Utility District customers in Dallesport, Murdock, Lyle, High Prairie, Appleton and Timber Valley will experience an eight-hour electric service outage from 11 pm on Friday, Aug. 15th until 7 am on Saturday, Aug. 16th.

White Salmon has produced some amazing things over the years and now it can add "gold-medal-winning Olympian" to that list.

Slippery road conditions caused by snow and ice led to this early morning head-on collision on State Route 141 north of White Salmon, near milepost 3.5.

Justin Black, owner of Dr. Roscoe's Holistic Bike Repair, cuts the ribbon officially opening his shop at 209 W. Steuben Street in Bingen with his wife, Kate Black; daughter, Lynette, 7; nephew, and Dylan, 4.

An open house is being hosted by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge regarding the Gorge Towns to Trails project on Dec. 11 between 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lyle Activity Center.

This two-story, 23,286-square-foot building being built on Lot 10 on Bingen Point will house Zepher, Inc., operations.

The Columbia High School Homecoming Parade went off without a hitch on Thursday when the Bruins took to the streets of White Salmon.

A minor car accident occurred at the intersection of W. Steuben and Willow Streets in Bingen on Thursday. Julie Jackson, of Klickitat, was preparing to turn into Solstice Wood Fire Café around 10 a.m. Thursday when she was rear-ended by Christine Jones, of Bingen, in a Honda Pilot, according…

Klickitat County Fire District No. 3 Incidents for Oct. 6-12, 2013 Oct.6

Columbia Gorge Community College and OSHA offers a Pesticide Recerti-fication/Worker Protection Standard course on Nov. 5 at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce is continuing the Brown Bag Lunch Series on Monday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the White Salmon Library. The series is free and open to the public.

WEST DISTRICT COURT Monday — Friday Court — Tues. & Wed. Judge Robert D. Weisfield

White Salmon schools will be the beneficiaries of another successful Grape Escape event, the 7th annual fundraiser for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF).

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bookends Beatriz Cortez and Cesar Robles received Henkle Middle School student of the week honors for the period ending Sept. 11, while Rylee Kona and Barrett Ihde collected the award for the week ending Sept. 4.

Senior representatives for CHS Homecoming 2013 include (top to bottom, left to right): Ryan Earls, Jacob Rawding, Jared Garwood, Cody Guler, Gabriel Guzman, Mariah Rawding, Kylene Olin, Imelda Quintana, Jaleh Kermani, and Chelsea Davidson.

Google announced its $600 million expansion plans for its data center in The Dalles last Thursday. The expansion brings Google’s total investment in The Dalles to $1.2 billion since 2005.

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on Sept. 30. Due to this event, the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be closed to the public. This includes: Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Glenwood; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Othello; Cold Spring National Wildlife Refuge, Hermiston, Ore.; McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Pendleton, Ore.; McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Burbank; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, Toppenish; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, Irrigon, Ore.; and Hanford Reach National Monument, Richland.

Historic September rainfall totals continued to add up across Oregon and SW Washington on Monday. In some cases more than 15" of rain has fallen in just the past 72 hours alone near Mt. St. Helens in SW Washington.

The seasons continue to change as we circle the Sun, and here we are to October, the first full month of autumn 2013. Nights are now longer than days, bringing a familiar chill to the air, the frozen dust of frost on chilly mornings, and changing colors in the woods.

With the wetter weather, and fall like temperatures the 2013-2014 season has officially begun for the Trout Lake Quilters.

If you missed the Homesteader’s Fair you missed out on one of the most active and fun events of the year. There was a huge turnout of over 30 vendor booths filling the park and even more activities inside the Activity Center. The Twin Bridges Museum’s doors were open and their offer of a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy downstairs was a success and brought many new visitors upstairs to the museum itself. Both Lyle and High Prairie fire departments demonstrated techniques and let the children have a go at holding the fire hose. Other demonstrations were fly tying, blacksmithing, soap making, farming with draft horses, a traveling museum with display boards and hands on fun with gold panning, and baby animals; all this and more was topped with two food vendors and live music from four different bands taking turns entertaining the crowd.

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