Neita Cecil

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Neita Cecil covers faith, Columbia Gorge Commission, fire and general news.

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Klickitat Co. offers scenic aid

Planners could do ground work

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No Gnomes Here

Mike Lakowski’s garden art leans toward the beer variety

Gorge Commission rejects scenic area ban

Despite its legal staff saying the Gorge Commission had authority to ban growing and selling marijuana on the Washington side of the national scenic area, the commission took a pass on the idea.

‘Mystery pipe’ search persists

In the continuing search for the source of the Mill Creek “mystery pipe,” two more houses in Ericksen’s Addition will get dye-tested Wednesday.

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Scene locations change for Last Days

The Last Days of Jesus pageant begins its four-day run Thursday, April 17, at a new location, Calvary Baptist Church, where the Last Supper and Garden scene will be played.

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"Mystery pipe" dumps human waste in Mill Creek

Since at least August 2012, a “mystery pipe” has been dumping extremely high levels of human waste into Mill Creek, and officials so far cannot find its source, despite extensive efforts.

Ferguson: Collaboration will be benefit to county

Wasco County Commissioner Position 1 candidate Nora Ferguson said she’s a team player and collaborator who focuses on relationship-building and getting things done. She faces first-term incumbent Scott Hege in the May 20 primary election. The winner will be the sole candidate in the November general election.

Fatherhood event set for April 12

With the message that their presence in family life matters deeply, a free daylong workshop aimed at fathers is set for Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Teen office aide fearful after phone harassment

A phone call that began with, “The Dalles Wahtonka High School, student speaking,” ended with the male caller threatening to rape the female student who answered the call.

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Cherry of a Ride returns April 12

The 10th annual Cherry of a Ride, a fundraiser for St. Mary’s Academy, is slated for Sunday, April 13, and will offer five different courses through cherry orchards and wheat fields. The courses, which will suit every level of rider, wind through cherry orchards and wheat fields and some withvistas of the Columbia River.

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