• No Pool In White Salmon This Summer
    White Salmon will not have a swimming pool this summer.  Klickitat County and Washington state health inspectors found numerous critical deficiencies to the aging pool that are a significant risk to health and safety that would have to be repaired prior to its opening, and the cost is estimated at over $50,000, more than what […]
  • Thomsen Expecting K-12 Budget To Reach Current Service Levels
    Oregon 26th District State Senator Chuck Thomsen is expecting the K-12 education budget for the upcoming biennium to reach the $10.37 billion that school officials say is needed statewide to maintain current service levels.  The Governor’s budget proposal was for $9.24 billion, but Thomsen says this is following a pattern he has seen in his […]
  • April 18 Prep Sports Roundup
    Baseball Sunnyside Christian 5, Lyle-Wishram 4:  Sunnyside Christian scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to come from behind for the win. Track and Field Sherman was the boys’ winner and South Wasco took the girls’ title at the Husky Twilight Meet in Moro.  Sherman’s Tyler Jones, Luke Martin, and Owen Christiansen […]
  • Police Confirm ID Of Driver In Post-Pursuit Accident
    The Dalles Police Department has identified the driver of a vehicle that crashed on Monday after a pursuit by police was discontinued as 32-year-old Jessica Widner.  Widner suffered critical injuries and was taken by Lifeflight to a Portland area hospital.  According to a statement by the department, in-car video confirms that officers had discontinued the […]
  • Bonham Expects More Amendments In Carbon Bill Debate
    Oregon 59th District State Representative Daniel Bonham says there won’t be much activity on the carbon cap-and-trade bill in the next couple of weeks beside amendments that continue to roll in.  The Dalles Republican, who is on the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction that is dealing with the bill, says there have been 120 amendments […]
  • Health Advocates Form Gorge Wellness Alliance
    A group of Mid-Columbia health care advocates have formed the Gorge Wellness Alliance.  One Community Health behavioral health manager Lucas O’Laughlin says members from Wasco, Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties make up the group that looks to promote healthier lifestyles in the region.  The group is also trying to destigmatize mental health issues.  To […]