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2 m MA 20,2015 J GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON More than 100 animals taken from Centerville home On Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) served a search warrant at 419 Finn Ridge Road, Center- ville, to take custody of over 100 animals at the home of Carmen Conway, The action was taken by the KCSO after two weeks of contact with Conway regard- ing her living situation and concern for the animals under her care. It became clear the animals were suffer- ing from mistreatment due to her inability to properly care for them. KCSO deputies attempted to work with Conway over the weeks prior to Sunday's official action, which includ- ed removing goats, dogs, rab- bits, chickens, ducks, llamas, and guinea pigs from the property Conway was unable to care for the animals her- sell and unable to find any- one to consistently assist her with her animal care. Volun- teers assisted in the interim caring for the animals while a longer term plan was devel- oped. Conway was continu- ing to acquire animals with- out having an adequate plan for their necessary care. Over the course of the in- vestigation, numerous dead animals, some in cages, were located, causing removal of the live animals to locations where they could receive proper care. Sunday's action involved Sheriff Bob Songer and Deputies Cole and Bianchi. They were assisted by a group of approximately 20 volunteers who, independent- ly or through association with different animal rescue groups, are involved in assist- ing animals in distressful sit- uations. Conway faces charges re- lated to confining the ani- mals without properly caring for them. The matter will be forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for consid- eration of misdemeanor charges. PRESBY from Page 2 couple. After years of troubling marriages, both Randy Uhl and Shirley Raab had di- vorced their former spouses and reconnected with each other. At the time, both were residents of Iowa but decided to begin their journey togeth- er in the West Coast last Sep- tember. Before becoming Mr. and Mrs. Uhl, the couple had been viewing other locations along the Gorge to get married, one of which was the Maryhill Museum of Art. "We first looked at the Maryhill muse- um; we found it a very inter- esting place but it didn't seem compatible for a very small wedding such as ours," says Randy, With that said, the couple were married at 1 p.m. last Friday, and they say they couldn't have picked a better place to do so. CITY from Page I "There aren't a lot of cheap ways to fill potholes," he said, "but it is cheaper to do so with the hot mix." Council members also turned in an unusual five to one vote on an appointment to the city planning commis- sion...,,M.,ay0r Baze said there were two applicants for the position and that he had cho- sen Gary Koch. That prompt- ed Councilor Guy Theriault to ask why the city would chose someone who lived out- side the city over someone who lived in the city, gestur- ing toward Terry Luth, who was in the audience. City Manager Larry Bel- lamy noted that the appoint- ment was a mayor's privilege but a council vote was also re- quired to confirm. The final tally was five in favor, with Theriault the only "no" vote. Council member Len Craw- ford had an excused absence at the meeting. . t t., e aes- - Showtimes are online! www.Moviesln YOU to all the businesses & p ur donations and the help you have )'( o my Kidney Transplant Fund Raffle which raised $1344.43. T L I could not have done this without your help. COMMUNITY BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY LIST Grill Mary If anyone is interested in making a donation to yomY kidney transplant fund you can visit: ,., or il I Umpqua Bank in Goldendale. (1 CONTRIBUTED FAMILIES UNITED: Top, the Cliff West and Chris Hammers fam- ilies together in Spokane for Bloomsday. Above, West's commem- orative tee shirt. WEST from Page I dorsement, came to the in- tersection of Maple and Mis- sion in Spokane where he was thrown head-first off his motorcycle into an oncom- ing car. He died on June 3, 2013, at the age of 23. Soon after a call came to West. A lung was available for him to receive a trans- plant, the only thing that could save his life. It was Chris Hammers' lung. In a surgery on June 14 West received Hammers' lung. This June 14 will mark two years of post-transplant life for West. It's also been two years of the Hammers family living in grief over their beloved son. But a few weeks ago, a huge step toward healing and solace took place when the West family came to Spokane to meet the Ham- mers family and honor their son. Spokane held its Blooms- day festival on May 3 this year. It features a marathon- style 7.5-mile race. In it was Cliff West, wearing a tee shirt with the words, "In memory of Chris Hammers" on the back. Ar walking four miles of the race with him were members of Chris Hammers' family "It was done with my donor family," as West refers to the Hammers. "I wanted to do this." The event ramped up over some time. "We started send- ing emails, and then Chris' dad talked to friends on Facebook," West says. "I had the tee shirt made in memo- ry of Chris, and I asked them, 'Could I wear that in his honor?' And they told me, 'Sure.' and then we got to be friends. I asked them if they would meet me at the finish line. And they did, Chris's morn and dad, and older sister and his ll-year- old brother." Also in the race were West's family members from Goldendale and Seattle, his two sons and daughters- in-law and his daughter. "Now I am all about, 'If I can help reach out to anyone who is sick now and need to know about transplants'- there are a lot of people in transplant need," West says. Next up for West: the Rock and Roll half-marathon in Seattle, 13.1 miles, on June 13. Joining him will be some of the staff from his trans- plant team in Seattle. That same month, West will turn 65 years old. He's already past the age when he would have died but for the loving will of a grieving fam- ily, DELl DAVE turns 40 on Saturday... and his hair is just libe it was in high school! son Agronomy Division Manager Certified Crop Advisor 541-993-6300 MCGG hs a highly experienced sta to help you meet all of your agronomy needs. We offer seed, pesticides and fertilizers for ground and aerial application, custom seed treatmeTat and scouting. Our staff is here to help you maximize your farming capabilities, bringing product innovation to you and your fields from our two convenient locations. Morre,w: __Cun I " ly LGratn Growers I l! wa. -6-aT -'! (800) e24-7185 -'/  ,J .eppner (541)676-9422 WATER from Page I priority water and how best to save fish." The Washington Depart- ment of Agriculture is pro- jecting a $1.2 billion crop loss this year as a result of the drought. To protect crops in the state's most productive agri- cultural region--the Yaki- ma Basin--irrigation dis- tricts are turning off water for weeks at a time to try to extend water supplies longer into the summer. In the Walla Walla region, water is being shifted from creek to creek to keep water flowing for steelhead, Chi- nook and bull trout. Fish are even being hauled farther upstream to cooler water. On the Olympic Peninsu- la, where there would nor- really be 80 inches of snow now, flowers such as glacier lilies are blooming. As things continue to dry out, the Department of Nat- ural Resources expects more early-season and higher-ele- vation wildfires. In the Puget Sound re- gion, the large municipal water suppliers such as Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have adequate reservoir storage to meet their cus- tomers' needs and do not an- ticipate water shortages. Homeowners and business- es with questions about water use should contact their local utility district. "This drought is unlike any we've ever experi- enced," said Washington De- partment of Ecology Direc- tor Maia Bellon. "Rain amounts have been normal but snow has been scarce. And we're watching what little snow we have quickly disappear." Snowpack in the moun- tains has dropped to just 16 percent of normal levels statewide. Snowmelt through the spring and sum- mer is what usually keeps rivers flowing, crops wa- tered and fish alive. Howev- er, the snow has already melted in the central Puget Sound basin and upper Yaki- ma basin, and on the Olympic Peninsula. , On May 1, the NatuM Re- sources Conservation Ser- vice found 11 Snow sites in Washington that are snow free for the first time ever. Of the 98 snow sites the Conser- vation Service measured in Washington, 66 of them are currently snow free. The U.S. Geological Sur- vey reported in April that 78 percent of streams statewide were running below or much below nor- mal. Some were already at historic lows. The Bureau of Reclama- tion, which manages water for the Yakima Basin, has tapped into reservoir stor- age two months earlier than normal. "We have some tough, challenging months ahead of us. We're ready to bring support and relief to the hardest hit areas of the state. We're going to do everything we can to get through this," Inslee said. Farmers and communi- ties facing hardships may qualify for drought relief funds. Money can be used to drill water wells, lease water rights and acquire pumps and pipes to move water from one location to another. The Department of Ecolo- gy has been leasing water rights to boost stream flows, partnering with other agen- cies to evaluate fish passage problems and monitoring well water supplies. A request for $9.5 million in drought relief funds has been submitted to the Legis- lature. Until funding is ap- proved, Ecology is using ex- isting funds for drought re- lief work. "We've been busy the past few months working with sister agencies, tribes and communities to prepare and respond to this," Bellon said. "We're working hard to help farmers, communities, and fish survive this drought." WDDestiny Fri.Wed, May22-May27,2015 1 eatres Subjecttochange.Che:ktimesdaily. 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