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.
Closing out the series on the on the anticipated futures of Columbia High School seniors is career high school athlete, Trenton Howard.
A passion for flight and travel has Columbia High School senior Gillian Woods (pictured at right) headed to Central Washington University to take part in the Professional Pilot Program.
The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation announces the recipients of its annual grant cycle, which will provide a total of $35,730 to high quality educational projects in White Salmon’s schools.
Taking a “gap year,” or a year between high school and college or career, has been popular in Europe for decades and is becoming a growing trend among students in the United States with some 40,000 students participating in a gap year each year since 2015.
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.
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…
Columbia High baseball earned its first State tournament berth since 2002 with a pair of victories last weekend at the Southwest District Tournament in Castle Rock.
Gorge Owned (GO!) announced the 2019 recipients of the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards at the Oregon e-Bikes Earth Week Celebration on Saturday, April 27.
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.
The post-season began Monday in Castle Rock for this year’s 1A Trico League baseball champions against Forks, the No. 4 en-try out of the 1A Evergreen League.
Graduation is just seven weeks away and many graduating seniors at Columbia High School are making plans for their futures.
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.
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…
There were so many out-standing performances at last Friday’s Bruin Invitational Track and Field Meet, picking one to lead with was a difficult task.
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.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter from Columbia High School competed in the Washington State Business Leadership Conference in Bellevue on April 10 to 13.
The proposed placement of the new community pool sparked up debate at the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District meeting on April 11.
White Salmon students and community members are using creativity, donated materials and environmental education, to encourage White Salmon to ban the sale of single use plastic bags.
The Sprint/Baker Gallery at the White Salmon Valley Community Library was in overflow Friday night for the kick off of the “Wild About Nature” series, presented by Joy Markgraf.
In the coming days, residents living in the White Salmon Valley School District will receive a fact sheet/newsletter detailing the district’s capital bond renewal, which will be coming up for a vote on April 23.
The Klickitat Chapter #484 of Trout Unlimited received a grant for two more youth fishing camps to be held on May 17-19 and June 7-9 of this year.
On First Friday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, White Salmon artist Janet Essley will present a slide show and artist talk.
The all-girl after school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) team, #STEMinists, are returning to Lincoln City, Ore., to compete in the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) challenge on April 20.
Gardeners and conservationists say put the right plant in the right place. There are few trees to which this applies with more wisdom than the black cottonwood tree.
Beneventi’s, Everybody’s, Feast, Harvest Market, Henni’s, Pioneer Pizza, and the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) invite you to shop and dine locally to support education with the “Night out for Schools” event this coming Thursday, March 21.
Four of the five commissioners of the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District (MPD) attended the White Salmon Valley School Board meeting on Feb. 28 to discuss the possibility of building the new community pool on or near the Columbia High School campus.
Sisters Skyla and Willow Hollowell, of White Salmon, were at the top of their disciplines during Oregon Swimming’s 11-14 Age Group State Championships in Corvallis, which were Feb. 22-24.
A multicultural mural was completed at Henkle Middle School the last week of Febru-ary with the help of 39 students. It will be placed on permanent display on the east exterior wall at the entrance to the football field.
The winter wonderland white that has blanketed our landscape the past two weeks has us dreaming of a different kind of white: the springtime blossoms of the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttali).
The Columbia High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual SE Winter Regional Conference at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Senior Hailey Johnson’s fourth-place finish in the State Girls 120-pound weight class led Columbia High’s performance at last weekend’s Mat Classic XXXI in the Tacoma Dome.
Operated by the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce, the Northshore Community Foundation was created in 2016 to foster awareness and innovation in art, food and beverages among Gorge residents by providing grants, scholarships, educational programs and events which feature and focus on these aspects.
On Friday, March 1, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum hosts local The Dalles resident and professional archaeologist Eric Gleason as he presents “From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brother’s Drugstore, The Dalles, Ore.”
RPI No. 9 Trout Lake awaited a rematch with Yakama Nation in a loser-out game at the Yakima Valley District 1B Boys Basketball Tournament in Goldendale.
Over the past two years, Running Start students from Lyle High School and their staff advisor, Cynnamon Hawkins, have quietly pioneered a model Running Start program for rural high schools in Washington state.
- Obituary for Rylan Ihde
- KCSO bringing back K-9 unit; safety cited
- Obituary for James Roberson
- Sagetech enters receivership amidst financial challenges
- Mt. Adams Institute receoves grant to expand AmeriCorps programs
- Pool Board moving project forward at its "preferred site"
- New Pastor coming to Bethel UCC
- Four U.S. partners getting ScanEagles
- 2019 All-Trico Baseball
- brews, blues playing this weekend
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