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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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At approximately 9:08 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, Klickitat County Emergency Management (KCDEM) 9-1-1/dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a High Prairie resident reporting that her husband was having a medical emergency.

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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…

Each year, The Corps Network (TCN), a national association of service and conservation corps, selects a group of outstanding corps members from across the country and honors them at their annual conference in Washington DC.

Breweries right here in the Gorge and around the country have answered the call from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in producing and pouring Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, with 100% of the profits from the beer sales being sent to help victims of the Camp Fire in Chico, Calif.

With the holiday spirit filling our hearts and city streets this month, it seemed fitting to highlight a tree that often finds its way into our homes this time of year, adorned with ornaments and family mementos: the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

I am taking a break this month from a “What’s in the sky” report to talk about a bit of history.

On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at approximately 7:31 p.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on the Lava Canyon Trail, located at the end of the USFS 83 road, 18 miles east of Cougar.

Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore, and Carpe Diem Books are thrilled to welcome Darryl Lloyd into the CCA Theatre in Hood River on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., to launch his book tour of “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams."

Since many areas of the Pacific Northwest are experiencing high to very high fire danger predicted to extend throughout the summer and likely into the fall, Mt. Hood National Forest fire personnel are encouraging visitors to take precautions to prevent human-caused wildfires.

Fire crews continue to make good progress on the 167-acre Memaloose #2 Fire. As of Monday, containment improved to 65 percent.

A fire broke out on Mott Rd around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, caused by a lawnmower. The fire was contained around 10:30 p.m. Total acreage burned is approximately 86 acres. No structures were lost.

State fire assistance was mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Mile Marker 119 Fire, located in Klickitat County, west of the Town of Roosevelt.

This month The Enterprise begins a new feature promoting White Salmon’s designation as a Tree City USA. This first column by the new Tree Board is about the program and the July Tree of the Month: Oregon White Oak. — Ed.

Getting an automated phone call stating all of the homes north of Lyle Point are to be on alert for possible evacuation, caught me off guard last Friday afternoon.

Summer came early this week for 15 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo. With the help of volunteers and local wildlife agencies, the zoo returned the endangered reptiles to the wild in the Columbia River Gorge on May 22, just in time for World Turtle Day.

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One defined as lands east of the Klickitat County Fire District #7 eastern boundary to include but not limited to Klickitat County Fire Districts #2, 9 and 10; outside the jurisdiction of the Yakama Indian Nation; and the jurisdiction of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and prohibiting the issuance of burning permits except for authorized agricultural burning.

The month of Venus and Jupiter in our evening skies. Our neighbor is growing closer to us, and will be getting slightly brighter in our evening sky.

On Jan. 30, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke to the White Salmon-Bingen Rotary Club at its weekly noon meeting at the United Methodist Church.

Klickitat County WSU Extension office introduces its new 4-H Program Manager, Abby Brandt. Brandt will be joining our team on Jan. 2, 2018. Abby comes to Klickitat County from Skamania County where she was the 4-H Program Coordinator this last year, prior to that she was the 4-H Program Coordinator for Kitsap County 4-H.

During the winter months, it’s more important than ever to plan for potential driving hazards, especially if you’re crossing the mountains where winter storms can develop at any time and create dangerous driving conditions.

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