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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Columbia High sat atop 1A Trico League baseball standings at the end of the 2019 season’s first month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Welcome to April, our first full month of spring. As I write this in mid-March, with still over two feet of snow here in Trout Lake, spring sounds pretty nice.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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