After living for the past 40 years in the mid-Columbia Gorge and serving on multiple non-profit boards, Marc Harvey is joining the Lyle School District Board of Directors. The board selected Mr. Harvey from a field of three applicants to fill the open Position 4 school board seat on September 22. Applicants Brad Blazer—the father of a Lyle School District student—and community member Becki Vital also interviewed with the board at the evening business meeting. Current board members were hard-pressed to decide between the three candidates, extending their executive session to further discuss the candidates’ merits and select the appointee.

Ultimately, Mr. Harvey got the nod. He has served on several major Lyle area boards: he was a founding board member of the Lyle Community Council in 2018 and also served on the Old Lyle Elementary School Supporters (OLESS) board, which manages the Lyle Activity Center. He also served six years as a port commissioner for the Port of Klickitat.

Vendors for the High Prairie upcoming Christmas Bazaar scheduled for December need to schedule by October16, and that’s next week. Tami is in charge: (360) 241-3537. These bazaars not only help the small businessman or woman but also the buyers for those last minute Christmas gifts for the hard to buy for parent or Great Aunt Matilda.

If you are patient, kind, hard to antagonize, and above all have a deep love of children, there is an opportunity for you to help the school district. That is, if you are interested in driving a school bus for the district. Please visit for more information and for application forms.

Klickitat County Zone Two – FD4 (Lyle) and 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, as well as 15 has an Outdoor Burn Ban Extension Through October 15. Due to the high wildfire hazard conditions experienced this summer and continued lack of sufficient precipitation, Klickitat County is extending the ban on outdoor burning within Klickitat County Burn Ban.

This may not be Lyle news, but it might possibly be of interest if you have a pair of cowboy or work boots sitting in the back closet needing repair, too good to throw away but not quite right for duty. With all our Western Country families, I’m sure I can’t be the only one in need—mine, however, is a purse that is in dire need of TLC. I’m getting ready to take it over to the new business called Boot Restoration in The Dalles with hopes that they will extend that leather work to us girls, too, besides our own boots. It’s located at 213 E. 3rd Street, and hours are mostly 9 to 5.