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As the smoke rolled in over the Columbia River Gorge this weekend, residents in West Klickitat County found help had arrived in the form of KN95 masks, thanks to coordination by community leaders.

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday it is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger through Sept. 17. DNR staff this week will evaluate the possibility of extending the closure, enac…

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Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

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The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

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Carrying homemade signs, a dozen or so peaceful demonstrators gathered at the White Salmon Post Office Aug. 25 to lend their support to the beleaguered institution and to protest recent changes that have slowed mail delivery. The rally then moved to the Bingen Post Office, where, with a sing…

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The City of White Salmon is considering leasing land to a U.S. Cellular subsidiary on a city-owned parcel on N.W. Strawberry Mountain Road. If approved, the lease would net the city $900 per month in rent in the first year of the contract. The catch? It would open up the possibility for a ce…

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Work has begun on an aggressive new round of tree removal at Sorosis Park, focusing on 100-plus trees at the front of the park along Scenic Drive, a park official said.

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Oregon’s COVID-19 case rate seems to be in decline, but state health officials are nervous about a potential uptick in cases, following the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Governor Kate Brown today extended protections from foreclosure for Oregon homeowners and business owners through executive action, until Dec. 31. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium on foreclosures, as allowed by that legislation.

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The White Salmon City Council voted earlier this week to allocate the majority of CARES Act funding received by the City in the form of direct grants to resident families and businesses.

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White Salmon — Local, state, and tribal partners are exploring if the White Salmon River could be used as an alternative source for drinking water during the summer.

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Bill and Patty Morrissey, front, and Kristyn Fix and Dave Aiken raise a toast in the “Heights Alley Porches,” the new name for Slopeswell’s custom outside seating amenity once known as “parklets.” The porches were moved two weeks ago behind the business from 12th Street, In addition to the b…

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Over 30 local offices in Wasco County are up for election this November — including the Wasco County Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, and mayoral seats in The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Antelope and Shaniko.

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As the smoke rolled in over the Columbia River Gorge this weekend, residents in West Klickitat County found help had arrived in the form of KN95 masks, thanks to coordination by community leaders.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday it is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger through Sept. 17. DNR staff this week will evaluate the possibility of extending the closure, enac…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Agencies throughout the Columbia River Gorge are responding to hazardous smoke blanketing the region and much of the state.

  • 0

The League of Women Voters of Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties are holding events to register voters in time for the Nov. 3 election. Tuesday, Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a 50-State effort to register thousands of voters. The deadline for registering to vote is O…

  • 0

Carrying homemade signs, a dozen or so peaceful demonstrators gathered at the White Salmon Post Office Aug. 25 to lend their support to the beleaguered institution and to protest recent changes that have slowed mail delivery. The rally then moved to the Bingen Post Office, where, with a sing…

  • 0

The City of White Salmon is considering leasing land to a U.S. Cellular subsidiary on a city-owned parcel on N.W. Strawberry Mountain Road. If approved, the lease would net the city $900 per month in rent in the first year of the contract. The catch? It would open up the possibility for a ce…

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Work has begun on an aggressive new round of tree removal at Sorosis Park, focusing on 100-plus trees at the front of the park along Scenic Drive, a park official said.

  • Updated
  • 0

Oregon’s COVID-19 case rate seems to be in decline, but state health officials are nervous about a potential uptick in cases, following the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • 0

Governor Kate Brown today extended protections from foreclosure for Oregon homeowners and business owners through executive action, until Dec. 31. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium on foreclosures, as allowed by that legislation.

  • 0

The White Salmon City Council voted earlier this week to allocate the majority of CARES Act funding received by the City in the form of direct grants to resident families and businesses.

  • 0

White Salmon — Local, state, and tribal partners are exploring if the White Salmon River could be used as an alternative source for drinking water during the summer.

  • 0

Bill and Patty Morrissey, front, and Kristyn Fix and Dave Aiken raise a toast in the “Heights Alley Porches,” the new name for Slopeswell’s custom outside seating amenity once known as “parklets.” The porches were moved two weeks ago behind the business from 12th Street, In addition to the b…

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In a July 30 letter to parents and guardians with kids in North Wasco County Schools District 21, Interim Superintendent Theresa Peters said the district will begin the 2020-21 school year online in a “comprehensive distance learning” format.

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Over 30 local offices in Wasco County are up for election this November — including the Wasco County Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, and mayoral seats in The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Antelope and Shaniko.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a Racial Justice Council to advise her on the next state budget and to help reform a wide range of state programs and policies.

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