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The White Salmon City Council appointed its newest member last Wednesday, bringing the council back to full strength after the departure of former Councilor Amy Martin. The council appointed resident Jim Ransier, one of three candidates being considered for the role. Ransier has been a resid…

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Masked up and socially distant, volunteers from the League of Women’s Voters of Klickitat and Skamania County are registering people to vote in anticipation of the Aug. 4 primary. Have you registered to vote? They will sign you up on the spot. Find the stand in the parking lot across from Ha…

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Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer spoke at a “We the People” rally, organized by the Klickitat County Republican Party, where he blamed the protests in Portland and Seattle and the law enforcement response on “left-winging, spineless politicians that buy into changing our country to a soci…

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The Summit to Summit Men’s Ministry of the Gorge is sponsoring a Gorge-Wide Law Enforcement Appreciation Barbecue Picnic for all law enforcement personnel in the Gorge area along with their families, according to a press release forwarded to Columbia Gorge News by Klickitat County Sheriff Bo…

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Candidates running for local and state offices spoke on various issues at an editorial board meeting of the Goldendale Sentinel this past Friday, fielding questions from both the community and the board.

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The upcoming races for open positions on the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners have been finalized.

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The City of White Salmon will begin repairing a main line at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Customers in the area beginning at Brislawn Road and Highway 141 west will experience a water outage beginning at 7:00 p.m. This includes the Powerhouse Road and Forester Lane neighborhoods. Th…

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Following an inspection by Klickitat County and Washington State health inspectors, the White Salmon City Council has chosen to permanently close the City Pool.

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A notice of development application was delivered to the cities of White Salmon and Bingen by Mike Hilb of Dry Creek Ranch LLC, notifying the cities of a plan to develop a 69-lot subdivision in the Dry Creek aea on the east side of Sky-line Hospital and Rhine Village.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Lisa Abel and Lisa Mockler, Hood River; Heidi Byers, The Dalles; Jennifer Mulder, Trout Lake; Kathrin Unger, White Salmon; Elyse Keith, Lyle.

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The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law enforcement officials who say they refuse to fully enforce the gun control measures voters approved in November.

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Rep. Gina Mosbrucker has introduced legislation that seeks to identify, address and reduce the growing number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Washington state. House Bill 1713 was submitted Friday to the state Code Reviser’s office by Mosbrucker, who was accompanied by Native Ame…

A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-managed lands.

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In the lead-up to Washington’s Nov. 6 General Election, The Enterprise interviewed all four candidates running for State House of Representatives Positions 1 and 2 in south-central Washing-ton’s 14th Legislative District.

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Whenever you get Republicans and Democrats into a room to talk about politics, it’s bound to be a bit tense right from the start.

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The race for Klickitat County Sheriff is an interesting one between Sheriff Bob Songer, a career law man, and political newcomer Doug Charters, a man who believes in citizens policing themselves. The Enterprise was able to sit down with both Songer and Char-ters to get a better sense of who they are and why they are running for the office of Sheriff (4-year term).

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In this issue, The Enterprise is introducing voters of the proposed White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District to the candidates running for non-partisan Pool District Board of Commissioners Positions 2, 4, and 5.

City pool consultant W.M. Smith Aquatics presented its schematics for the new pool at White Salmon City Council’s Aug. 1 meeting.

When you give people time to consider questions and work up their answers, sometimes you will be amazed at how thoughtful and organized people can be. The four challengers for Jaime Herrera Beutler’s seat who responded to The Enterprise’s 3rd Congressional District candidate questionnaire share their thoughts and make their cases for election in their responses to our questions.

On June 5, the Port of Hood River voted to approve and complete the administrative rules that would allow the port to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) as a procurement method for replacing the bridge.

White Salmon city councilors and staff gathered 167 signatures last Saturday in the council’s drive to put a Metropolitan Park District proposition on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot by petition.

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.

Kathy Coffey announced at a news conference in Yakima Monday, March 26, that she will run for Retiring 14th District Republican Norm Johnson’s position in the state legislature.

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