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 Features    July 23, 2014 

Summer heat sends ticks for cover, but they shall return

Thanks to the recent heat wave in the Northwest, millions of ticks have gone listless to stay alive. High temperatures forced the arachnid’s biological processes into slow mode, similar to...

 
 Features    July 16, 2014

LWV releases 2014 voter information guide

After receiving her first Primary ballot, Lucy Copass, a new resident in a Washington town, wondered, “How can I come up to speed on local issues quickly?” A friend suggested she try Vote411....

 
 Features    July 16, 2014

State is looking for new farmers

The state of Washington is looking for a few good farmers, willing to also be good teachers. After a successful pilot program in two counties, Washington’s Farm Internship Project expands in July...

 
 Features    July 16, 2014

Agency urges to use caution in high heat

With the forecast for the week predicted to be 90 degrees and above for many regions of the area, North Central Public Health District is reminding people to take precautions to avoid heat-related...

 
 Features    July 9, 2014

Tourism Advocacy Council to meet in Goldendale

The Klickitat County Tourism Advocacy Council will hold its next meeting on Monday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Art Gallery located at 614 S Columbus in Goldendale. For those from the White...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Features    July 9, 2014

Tracking disease among mosquitos, ticks, and dead birds

Telltale sign that summer is in full swing? Pesky mosquitoes and ticks are out and biting! While most of us want to avoid them, Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) is interested to know what...

 
 Features    July 2, 2014

Burn ban in place on DNR land east of the Cascades

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a burn ban on DNR-protected lands east of the Cascades, effective July 1 through Sept. 30. It applies to all forestlands under DNR...

 
 Features    June 25, 2014

WOW, a workshop for women

Registration is now open for Washington Outdoor Women’s (WOW) annual fall workshop, dedicated to bringing together women and girls (aged 9-12) for a weekend of fishing, hunting and outdoor-skills...

 
 Features    June 11, 2014

Summer dangerous time for kids and dogs

Goldendale Police remind people to look out for the safety of children and animals during the warm weather. Small children should not be left alone...

 
 Features    June 11, 2014

Pilot program for forage (alfalfa) seed insurance becomes permanent for 2015

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that the forage (alfalfa) seed insurance policy offered through the federal crop insurance program will be converted to a permanent policy for the 2015...

 
 Features    June 11, 2014

VISTA seeks applications

The AmeriCorps VISTA program of Southwest Washington is seeking project applications for the 2014-2015 service year. Five VISTA positions will be awarded for projects which work to eliminate poverty...

 
 Features    June 4, 2014

New app lets public report and aid battle against invasive species

If you see an infestation of giant hogweed or a creature that looks like a wild pig but isn't, who should you call? The Washington's Invasive Species...

 
 Features    May 28, 2014

USDA grants to fund communications upgrade

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to enhance telecommunications and broadcast services in rural areas. “This funding will...

 
 Features    May 28, 2014

Coal transport in the Gorge, topic of panel discussion

There will be a public forum addressing coal rail traffic in Klickitat County and the Columbia Gorge, Monday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the White Salmon library. Panel members include Ed Powell,...

 
 Features    May 21, 2014

History dinner to focus on the building of the road that couldn't be built

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the June history dinner on Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done with author...

 
 Features    April 30, 2014

Wildfire Awareness Month starts May 1

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Each year, catastrophic wildfires threaten many Washington homes, businesses, and open lands, but residents can take steps to protect themselves and their...

 
 Features    April 30, 2014

Arlington Jackpot Rodeo May 10-11

The Arlington Jackpot Rodeo kicks off its 67th year, May 10 and 11 in Arlington. Events begin Saturday with a parade through downtown Arlington at 10 a.m. The queen’s luncheon at the United Methodis...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

Governor signs bill requiring public agencies to post agendas 24 hours in advance

A bill authored by Rep. Brad Hawkins that requires public agencies to post their meeting agendas online at least 24 hours in advance was signed Thursday (March 27) by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 2105...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

Health Exchange CEO says some enrollments could still be made

Richard Onizuka, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued this statement Monday: “We recently issued a statement that clarified we are not extending the March 31 deadline for...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

Brewery announces summer concert series

The Bettyslope Brewery, Klickitat County’s renowned spirits destination, has announced its hotly anticipated summer concert lineup for 2014: • Barry Cantaloupe, June 18. This legendary singer/...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

Washington Health Exchange enrollment closes with surge near deadline

Washington Healthplanfinder Tuesday announced that more than 146,000 Washingtonians have now signed up for Qualified Health Plans through...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

Beetle Patrol

Workers with Luciano Tree and Maintenance Service remove bits and pieces of a pine tree infested with bark beetles off of Highway 141 near White Salmo...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

World-renowned leaders coming to the Gorge on May 9

Columbia Gorge Community College and Northwestern Mutual are teaming up to bring world-renowned leaders to the Gorge for Leadercast®, a day-long event hosted by The Dalles Professional Women’s...

 
 Features    April 2, 2014

County cows are secretly aliens, spokesman says

Many Klickitat County cows are actually aliens, UFO researcher Carleton Stooty reports. Klickitat County has long been reported as a hotbed of UFO activity, especially in the region around the town...

 
 Features    March 26, 2014

Time for studs to come off

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31. Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in...

 

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