Memorial Day Weekend events

 

FRIDAY

Goldendale Motorsports cruise & barbeque Friday evening. Everyone is welcome. Meet at Perez Collision, 835 S Columbus Ave, Goldendale at 5 pm Friday. Cruise starts at 5:30 ending at Horsethief Lake. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided by Auto Service & Repair. Bring a side dish and come have some fun.

Remember Me Luminary Event and barbecue at The Springs at Mill Creek, 201 West 10th, The Dalles. Barbecue at 4:30, Luminary celebration of life at 5:30 honoring loved ones who have passed.

SATURDAY

Home With Heroes – 5K Run & Gun. The sevencourse biathlon race combines Crossfit endurance with trap and target shooting, against the picturesque Klickitat Valley on a private ranch in Centerville. More information at homewithheroes.com

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Catfish derby, sponsored by Gorge Outfitters of Rufus Saturday and Sunday. Allowable catches on the arm of the John Day River only. Prizes for the three longest, three heaviest and smallest catfish Additional information and signup at Gorge Outfitters in Rufus.

The Twin Bridges Museum has changed their opening date to coincide with the resurrection of the old Lyle Pioneer Days; the schedule is for Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Lyle Park. The museum is joining the celebration to bring you a great day of recalling the past and/or a glimpse into our pioneer family’s lives and is in search of photos of local military family members to honor our own.

Victor Johnson and “Historic Herbring House” presents Portland artists 3 Leg Torso in concert from 7 to 10 pm Saturday at St. Peter’s Landmark, 3rd and Lincoln in The Dalles. Tickets $15, available at Klindt’s Booksellers and at the door.

The Dalles Theatre Company presents “Beauty and the Beast” on stage at Columbia Gorge Community College, Building 2, in the third floor lecture hall. Performances Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., with a final showing Sunday starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Klindt’s Booksellers and online at www.thetheatrecompany.org.

Discover the art and passion of tango Saturday at Maryhill Museum. The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required. Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.

SUNDAY

Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast: ABC Huskies Child Care will sponsor the 34th annual Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast, Sunday and Monday, May 28th and 29th, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at North Sherman Rural Fire Hall located at 411 Yates Street in Wasco. The menu includes ham, eggs, hotcakes and choice of drink for $7.00. Proceeds will be dedicated to operational costs at the child care site which has expanded to include a preschool program.

If you would like to distribute American flags at grave sites, please come to the IOOF Mountain View Cemetery, N Columbus Ave in Goldendale, at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27th. The American Legion will appreciate your help.

MONDAY

Wasco Memorial Day celebration starting with breakfast at 7:30 at the North Sherman Rural Fire Hall.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a library book sale is scheduled at the Old Wasco School, where raffle tickets for a two-night stay at Wildhorse Resort & Casino, along with other prizes, will be sold, as will T-shirts, hats and cups.

A memorial service takes place at The Depot in downtown Wasco and Sen. Bill Hansell, who represents District 29, is scheduled to address the crowd at 10 a.m.

Jake Grossmiller has been named grand marshal of the 2017 parade through the downtown blocks that begins at 11 a.m. Grossmiller is a radio personality with ties to the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association and other organizations.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tales of the Wild West author Rick Steber will be at city hall to sign books and do a reading at 3 p.m.

The Paradise Chuck Wagon serves lunch at the Depot at 11:30 a.m. and a pastry auction takes place at noon.

During the afternoon, there will be a variety of family entertainment, including a visit from a clown, face painting and balloon twisting.

A classic car show located west of the Depot also takes place during the day, with prizes awarded in different categories.

American Legion Post #116 Goldendale will be conducting Memorial Day Services at three locations Monday. 11:00 a.m. at Centerville Cemetery, Noon at Stonehenge Memorial and 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. At the 1:00 p.m. service at Mountain View Cemetery, State Legislator Gina McCabe and Mark Boardman will speak.

 

U.S. Rep. Herrera Beutler opposes President’s proposal to sell BPA’s asets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement regarding the President’s budget proposal that includes divesting the Bonneville Power Administration’s assets:

“The President’s proposal to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s assets in his budget released today is a non-starter for residents and employers throughout the entire Northwest. For decades, ratepayers have made financial investments in and had say over hydropower infrastructure that provides our region with the cleanest, most affordable and most reliable energy in the nation. That opportunity has been afforded by the unique and sustainable model made possible by the BPA. If this were sold off to a private bidder, residents would most certainly face higher monthly energy bills and the needs of rural communities would likely be overlooked. Rather than selling off this self-financed asset for a one-time ‘credit card’ payment to the U.S. Treasury, I would encourage this Administration to emulate the BPA’s model in other regions of the country.

“As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee that directs spending of taxpayer dollars, we’ve never once had to appropriate money to the BPA. To the contrary, the BPA has made 33 consecutive debt payments to the U.S. Treasury that exceed $27 billion. This responsible financial stewardship has allowed BPA to keep its commitment to providing low-cost power to residents of the Northwest. Ending this would be a significant blow to our region’s economy for minimal gain, and as in the past, I expect this proposal to be rejected.”

 

Final list of candidates for special districts in Klickitat County

2017 Candidates Who Have Filed

Approved filings, excluding write-in candidates

50 Offices with Candidates Filed
63 Candidates Filed
Ballot Name Mailing Address Contact Phone/Email Filing Date
BINGEN MUNICIPAL Klickitat
City of Bingen Mayor Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Clinton Bryan
PO BOX 239
BINGEN WA 98605
(509) 774-8208
clint250r@gmail.com
5/15/2017 7:35:00 PM
Betty J. Barnes
POB 365
BINGEN WA 98605
(509) 493-4305
bingenbetty@charter.net
5/17/2017 11:37:00 AM
City of Bingen Council Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Catherine Kiewit
PO BOX 963
BINGEN WA 98605
(509) 637-5593
ckiewit@bingenwashington.org
5/16/2017 5:18:00 PM
GOLDENDALE MUNICIPAL Klickitat
City of Goldendale Council Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Miland Walling
1500 S COLUMBUS AVE 25
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/19/2017 3:22:00 PM
City of Goldendale Council Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year short and full term
Carmen Knopes
328 Railroad Ave
Goldendale WA 98620
(509) 261-2350
CarmenKnopes@outlook.com
5/16/2017 6:13:00 PM
City of Goldendale Council Pos. #6 Nonpartisan Office 4-year short and full term
Shannon Middleton
250 E 21st St.
Goldendale WA 98620
(541) 705-7549
shmiddleton1@yahoo.com
5/15/2017 4:54:00 PM
City of Goldendale Council Pos. #7 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Justin D. Leigh
PO BOX 855
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
(312) 343-8607
JustinDLeigh@gmail.com
5/16/2017 11:50:00 AM
Terry R. Luth
126 E Broadway
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
(509) 261-2383
auto.service98620@gmail.com
5/16/2017 1:36:00 PM
WHITE SALMON MUNICIPAL Klickitat
City of White Salmon Council Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 2-year unexpired term
Ashley Post
PO BOX 807
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(541) 399-3338
Jpandashley@gmail.com
5/16/2017 3:21:00 PM
Ben Berger
PO Box 2107
White Salmon WA 98672
(202) 329-1992
benjberger@gmail.com
5/19/2017 9:09:00 AM
City of White Salmon Council Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Jason Sabourin
PO BOX 918
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(509) 281-0060
jasnotron@yahoo.com
5/15/2017 12:22:00 PM
Jason Hartmann
PO BOX 2632
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(541) 490-0009
jlhartmann@gmail.com
5/19/2017 12:49:00 PM
City of White Salmon Council Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Amy A. Martin
PO Box 944
White Salmon WA 98672
(541) 400-1120
amymar88@icloud.com
5/18/2017 8:56:00 AM
Dan Caldwell
PO BOX 2637
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(360) 931-3074
b0rb0rigmus@yahoo.com
5/18/2017 7:29:00 PM
City of White Salmon Council Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Maurice Tunstall Jr.
PO BOX 842
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(334) 733-2848
maurice.tunstalljr@gmail.com
5/15/2017 3:52:00 PM
Marla Keethler
PO BOX 2276
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(917) 428-3983
marla.keethler@gmail.com
5/18/2017 10:06:00 AM
CEMETERY DISTRICT # 2 Klickitat
Cemetery District 2 Commissioner Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Darlene Witt
385 FINN RIDGE RD
CENTERVILLE WA 98613
5/15/2017 11:55:00 AM
Cemetery District 2 Commissioner Pos. 3 Nonpartisan Office 2-year unexpired term
Kirt O’Leary
768 GARNER RD
CENTERVILLE WA 98613
5/15/2017 11:58:00 AM
PARK AND RECREATIONAL DIST. # 1 Klickitat
Park and Recreation District 1 Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 4-year short and full term
Amber Jackson
75 PINEY WOODS RD
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/19/2017 3:23:00 PM
TROUT LAKE FIRE DISTRICT # 1 Klickitat
Trout Lake Fire District Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Eula Smith
6 CHAPARRAL RD
TROUT LAKE WA 98650
5/15/2017 11:38:00 AM
BICKLETON FIRE DISTRICT # 2 Klickitat
Bickleton Fire District Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 2-year unexpired term
Donald Slater
PO BOX 167
BICKLETON WA 99322
(509) 896-5101
donniebucket@gmail.com
5/19/2017 8:40:00 AM
Bickleton Fire District Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Larry Jensen
PO BOX 119
BICKLETON WA 99322
(509) 384-5412
com2kcfpd2@gmail.com
5/19/2017 8:46:00 AM
HUSUM FIRE DISTRICT # 3 Klickitat
Husum Fire District Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Charles Virts
PO BOX 819
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(707) 953-2991
conradv@gorge.net
5/16/2017 12:27:00 PM
CENTERVILLE FIRE DISTRICT # 5 Klickitat
Centerville Fire District Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Dan Rhoades
680 NIVA RD
CENTERVILLE WA 98613
5/15/2017 11:53:00 AM
DALLESPORT FIRE DISTRICT # 6 Klickitat
Dallesport Fire District Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 4-year unexpired term
Bradley Swing
PO Box 504
DALLESPORT WA 98617
(760) 578-3351
BPSwing@aol.com
5/15/2017 11:32:00 AM
RURAL FIRE DISTRICT # 7 Klickitat
Rural 7 Fire District Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year short and full term
David Ward
226 FOSTER RD
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
(509) 261-2028
linsey1130@gorge.net
5/15/2017 11:12:00 AM
GLENWOOD FIRE DISTRICT # 8 Klickitat
Glenwood Fire District Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Bryan Keithly
PO Box 126
GLENWOOD WA 98619
5/15/2017 11:36:00 AM
ROOSEVELT FIRE DISTRICT # 9 Klickitat
Roosevelt Fire District Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Mark Stewart
PO BOX 66
ROOSEVELT WA 99356
(509) 384-9448
vicky99356@aol.com
5/15/2017 11:46:00 AM
KLICKITAT FIRE DISTRICT # 12 Klickitat
Klickitat Fire District Pos. #1 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Carl R. Coolidge
PO Box 124
KLICKITAT WA 98628
(509) 369-4400
crahnc@hotmail.com
5/15/2017 11:49:00 AM
HOSPITAL DISTRICT # 1 Klickitat
Hospital District 1 Commissioner Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Sherrill Basse
PO BOX 898
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
(509) 773-5385
sherrillbasse@hotmail.com
5/15/2017 10:59:00 AM
Mark Sigfrinius
708 E Collins
Goldendale WA 98620
(509) 773-5664
marksigriniuss@gmail.com
5/15/2017 11:45:00 AM
HOSPITAL DISTRICT # 2 Klickitat
Hospital District 2 Commissioner Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
R. Howard Kreps
2 ACORN LN
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
5/15/2017 11:03:00 AM
Karleen Swarztrauber
PO BOX 37
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(503) 816-2959
swarztra@stanfordalumni.org
5/15/2017 8:32:00 PM
PORT DISTRICT # 1 Klickitat
Port District 1 Commissioner Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 6-year term
Wayne Vinyard
161 Glenwood Hwy
Glenwood WA 98619
(509) 364-3379
reelect.waynevinyard@gmail.com
5/15/2017 11:02:00 AM
WISHRAM SCHOOL DISTRICT # 94 Klickitat
Wishram School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Kandy Churchwell
PO BOX 285
WISHRAM WA 98673
(541) 993-1603
kchurchw@esd112.wednet.edu
5/18/2017 3:20:00 PM
Wishram School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Christina Patten-Rowan
PO BOX 247
WISHRAM WA 98673
(541) 288-6304
cpattenrowan@esd112.wednet.edu
5/15/2017 9:31:00 AM
Wishram School Board Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Peter F. Leon
PO Box 451
DALLESPORT WA 98671
(541) 490-9396
peter.f.leon@gmail.com
5/15/2017 12:01:00 PM
Jeri Ruefer-Hore
PO BOX 202
WISHRAM WA 98673
(509) 748-2662
jrueferh@esd112.wednet.edu
5/19/2017 11:39:00 AM
PROSSER SCHOOL DISTRICT # 116-219 Benton, Klickitat
Director District 3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Jesalyn C. Cole
174306 W. Byron Rd.
Prosser WA 99350
(509) 781-4899
yesilanda@hotmail.com
5/15/2017 9:13:00 AM
Director District 4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Scott Coleman
PO Box 44
Prosser WA 99350
(509) 778-1978
lbblackgold@hotmail.com
5/15/2017 10:41:00 AM
Maricela Sanchez
1001 6th Street
Prosser WA 99350
(917) 476-6999
maricela.sgr@gmail.com
5/15/2017 9:54:00 PM
Director District 5 Nonpartisan Office 2-year unexpired term
Scotty Hunt
147401 W Hoisington Rd
Prosser WA 99350
(509) 572-7888
scottyhunt123@yahoo.com
5/15/2017 1:20:00 PM
BICKLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT # 203 Klickitat, Yakima
Bickleton School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Mary Jo Hanson
1130 MIDDLE RD
BICKLETON WA 99322
5/18/2017 10:13:00 AM
Bickleton School Board Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Gary R. Hess
1348 Hale rd.
Mabton , WA 98935
(509) 830-0922
mhrbar76@yahoo.com
5/16/2017 9:47:00 AM
CENTERVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 215 Klickitat
Centerville School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Carole Garner
1100 Centerville Hwy
Lyle WA 98635
garner.carole@gmail.com
5/15/2017 12:45:00 PM
Centerville School Board Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Nancy Sizemore
819 YEACKEL LN
CENTERVILLE WA 98613
5/16/2017 11:09:00 AM
TROUT LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 400 Klickitat
Trout Lake School Board Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
James Jensen
PO BOX 358
TROUT LAKE WA 98650
(303) 385-7286
Jamesmjensen@gmail.com
5/16/2017 9:22:00 PM
Joe Dean
PO BOX 302
TROUT LAKE WA 98650
(509) 637-3564
theironfixer@gmail.com
5/17/2017 7:01:00 PM
Trout Lake School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Camden McMahon
PO Box 109
TROUT LAKE WA 98650
(509) 395-2617
mtngoat98@hotmail.com
5/15/2017 11:41:00 AM
GLENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT # 401 Klickitat
Glenwood School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Travis Miller
1370 BZ GLENWOOD HWY
GLENWOOD WA 98619
5/18/2017 10:16:00 AM
KLICKITAT SCHOOL DISTRICT # 402 Klickitat
Klickitat School Board Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Tony Spino
102 J NEILS RD
KLICKITAT WA 98628
5/18/2017 1:12:00 PM
Klickitat School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Traci L. Kessinger
28 SKOOKUM FLAT RD
LYLE WA 98635
5/16/2017 8:31:00 AM
ROOSEVELT SCHOOL DISTRICT # 403 Klickitat
Roosevelt School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Beverly Juris
264 OLD HIGHWAY 8
ROOSEVELT WA 99356
5/16/2017 4:02:00 PM
Roosevelt School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Bob Hanan
211 WILLOW ST
ROOSEVELT WA 99356
5/16/2017 4:09:00 PM
GOLDENDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 404 Klickitat
Goldendale School Board Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 2-year unexpired term
Betty L. Richards
507 E COURT ST
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/16/2017 11:42:00 AM
Goldendale School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
T.J. Wilder
306 CLYDE STORY RD
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/17/2017 1:25:00 PM
John Hoctor
559 HOCTOR RD
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/18/2017 1:57:00 PM
Stephen R. Kenny
1167 BICKLETON HWY
GOLDENDALE WA 98620
5/19/2017 3:55:00 PM
Goldendale School Board Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Darren Hoffman
1530 S Roosevelt Ave
Goldendale WA 98620
(509) 261-0756
hoffman@embarqmail.com
5/16/2017 4:52:00 PM
WHITE SALMON SCHOOL DISTRICT # 405-17 Klickitat, Skamania
White Salmon School Board Pos. #3 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Laurie Stanton
PO Box 559
White Salmon WA 98672
(360) 904-2349
lauriestanton65@gmail.com
5/15/2017 9:04:00 AM
White Salmon School Board Pos. #5 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Paul H. Mosbrucker
PO BOX 1368
WHITE SALMON WA 98672
(509) 493-4712
paulwwo@gorge.net
5/17/2017 9:29:00 PM
LYLE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 406 Klickitat
Lyle School Board Pos. #2 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Barbara Mills
PO Box 277
LYLE WA 98635
(509) 365-3903
barbaramills1955@gmail.com
5/16/2017 1:43:00 PM
Lyle School Board Pos. #4 Nonpartisan Office 4-year term
Tria Bullard
PO BOX 498
DALLESPORT WA 98617
(541) 980-2488
triabullard@gmail.com
5/17/2017 1:25:00 PM

Approved filings, excluding write-in candidates

In case you missed it: listen to Jaime Herrera Beutler’s telephone town hall

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe listen to Klickitat County Commissioner Jim Sizemore during a tour of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in August 2014. Rodger Nichols photo

Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler held a telephone town hall May 9 with constituents to discuss health care, taxes, the economy and other subjects.

If you missed listening in at the time, you can hear that town hall by clicking on the grey podcast bar below:

Governor signs McCabe bill concerning the crime of voyeurism

A bill that will expand the ability to prosecute voyeurism was signed into law Wednesday, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale.

Voyeurism occurs when someone views, photographs, or films another person without the victim’s knowledge or consent, so long as there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. Under current law, a person would have to commit the act for the purpose of arousal or sexual gratification in order to be found guilty. McCabe says proving whether someone was seeking sexual gratification is too difficult a standard to meet for some crimes.

“We needed a bill that went beyond addressing your typical ‘peeping Tom’ situations,” said McCabe. “Unfortunately, some individuals have recently been ‘upskirted’ in a school and at Sea-Tac airport, and had my bill been enacted at the time, those victims would have had a clear course of action. House Bill 1200 gives prosecutors another tool in their toolbox to prosecute these wrongful acts.”

In July 2016, a Sea-Tac TSA agent was caught ‘upskirting,’ or filming up a traveler’s skirt, while they rode up an escalator, and nearly two years ago, a teacher at a Vancouver school was accused of inappropriately photographing female students.

House Bill 1200 creates the crime of voyeurism in the second degree. Under the new law, prosecutors would have to prove whether a perpetrator intended to distribute or disseminate photographs or videos of a victim’s intimate areas in order to convict. Ensuring current law keeps pace with changing technologies was one of McCabe’s focuses in drafting the bill.

“Live streaming capabilities in this new social media era makes it so you can share inappropriate images in real-time and to large audiences,” she said. “We must ensure the bills we enact into law can be applied to the technologies of today and tomorrow.”

McCabe, a former varsity coach and performing arts studio owner, first came up with the idea for the bill when some of the cheerleaders she coached asked to not wear their skirts for performances out of fear classmates would ‘upskirt’ them, and then share the photos or videos with fellow students.

Under House Bill 1200, current law on voyeurism will become voyeurism in the first degree.

The bill will take effect in July.

Interview: Popular Energy Star®Program threatened

Weather forecasters predict an uncomfortably hot summer ahead. Keeping cool and safe will be a major challenge because of threats to several federal energy efficiency initiatives. Millions of American homes and businesses save money annually from using air conditioners and ceiling fans that waste less energy and cost less to operate, and benefit from industries that develop new technologies to reduce our utility bills. These and other appliances carry the ENERGY STAR logo.

This popular and widely successful ENERGY STAR® program is on the federal budget’s chopping block, which also includes weatherization assistance for low-income households. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and quickest solution to lessen mounting demands as it saves money, creates American jobs (more than 2.2 million including in your state), and increases business competitiveness. Reducing consumption and demand on the electricity grid means Americans don’t have to burn as much fuel to power homes and businesses. The advantages are especially real as power plant pollution increases severe health risks like asthma,exacerbating respiratory illness, aggravating chronic illnesses including lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema, and ultimately leading to shortened life expectancy.

To hear our interview with Noah Horwitz, Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency Standards, click on the grey podcast bar below.

 

Election results from May 16

Despite several contested elections only a fraction over 27 percent of eligible voters in Wasco County cast their ballots in special district elections May 16. And the voters who did turn out were in the mood for change. All four incumbent members of the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors were defeated by challengers.

Position 1: Challenger Sarah Segal 36% , incumbent Carmello Gamez 30%, Challenger Monty Wilcox 32%.

Position 2: Challenger Dana Campbell 54%, incumbent James Willcox 45%.

Position 5: Challenger Kim Morgan 54% percent, incumbent Ernie Keller 45%.

Position 7: Challenger Kevin McCabe 52%, incumbent Charlene Cobb 47%.

Incumbents also lost on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue board.

Position 2: Challenger Kathy Schwartz 55, incumbent John Willer 44%.

Position 4: Challenger David Jacobs 44%, incumbent Crystal Dodge 27%, and challenger Cyndi Vipperman 26%

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The Port of The Dalles board had an open seat in Position 1 open seat after Kristi Timmons did not seek re-election, and the result was the closest race of the night,with Robert Wallace edging Dawn Rasmussen by just 13 votes out of more than 2,600 cast in the race.

One incumbent did survive yesteday’s tidal wave of change. Annette Byers held her position on the Northern Wasco Parks and Rec board with 67% against challenger Daniel Polehn with 31%.

And in the race with the widest margin came in the contest for the open seat in Position 2 on the Mosier Fire District board. Todd Reeves drew more than 80% of the vote for Position 2 against Craig Dorsay.

The only money measure on the ballot, 55% of the voters turned down a request for a permanent tax base for NORCOR regional jail.