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Welcome to
Glenwood, WA... Weather:
 Located in Klickitat County   
at the foot of Mt Adams

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WIND GUST:  8 mph
PRECIP:           0"

Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away.
Article from The Columbian, about El Niño, which will likely be a strong El Nino early in August, peak sometime near the end of year and peter out sometime next spring. Meteorologists say it looks like the biggest such event since the fierce El Nino of 1997-1998.  Click Here for article.

I try to stay out of politics on this weather site....but....this was too good to pass up.
Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing.
He called the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.
The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days.
So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said,
"Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area".
The king was polite and considerate, he replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way." So he continued on his way.
However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.
 Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the weatherman at once!
Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of royal forecaster.
The farmer said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."
So the king hired the donkey.
 And so began the practice of hiring asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.

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07-28----It's quite refreshing outside this morning. Some people might even say it's cold. I've got all my windows and doors open to trap the refreshing. It's possible to keep it alive indoors for the better part of a day, you know, but after that it fades away. Expect mid 50's this morning and upper 80's this afternoon with calm wind by midday. Tomorrow starts with temps in the low 60's and heats up to the mid 90's. Calm to nearly calm wind. Thursday starts off in the mid 60's and ends up baking in the upper 90's. Light wind. No rainbows for the three-day period.



The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 19, 1936, page 1

Speeches, Parade, Music and Dancing
Nine Hundred People Enjoy Thrilling Rodeo, Winners of Events

(By Bob Meresse)

     A crowd estimated at about 900 persons attended the big one-day celebration of the Camas Prairie Pioneers in Glenwood last Friday. The festivities started out at 10 o'clock in the morning with the election of officers for the association and immediately following came speaking by many prominent men of the Camas Prairie section. Teunis J. Wyers, a former resident of the Glenwood community and now an attorney in Hood River, was the main speaker of the day.
     The big steer which was barbecued the night before was the next center of attraction with everyone getting a heaping plate of the delicious meat. Following the big barbecue the crowd wandered about town, filling the stores and confectioneries to overflowing. The big parade which was scheduled for 1:30 was a half hour late in starting, due to the large number of participants. Every ranch owner in the Camas Prairie section was entered in this colorful pageant of the Old West. Old-time wagons, carts and for that matter any kind of conveyance was used. Glenwood high school's six-piece band furnished the music for the march into town, while the fine Goldendale band furnished the music at the rodeo grounds.
     The parade started on the old road, half a mile north of Glenwood, passed through Glenwood and circled back to the rodeo grounds where it disbanded.
     The gay costumes worn by the cowboys and the old weather-beaten, torn outfits of the prospectors presented a pleasing picture. The attire worn by those in the parade varied from English riding habits to cowboy outfits and prospector's torn rags. Clowns and their donkeys supplied the comedy and fun that any celebration needs.
     Immediately following the big parade, in which six floats and 75 riders were entered, the gates were opened for the big event of the day -- the rodeo. By actual count 98 cars were parked facing the rodeo grounds, it was estimated that there was an average of four people to a car, making a total something like 392 people watching it from the cars alone. An additional 350 people were sitting in the bleachers erected for the occasion. About 100 people from Bingen and White Salmon were there seeing the big show.
     The first event on the rodeo program was the steer riding and the first man out was thrown in about three seconds. Two of the buckers had kind hearts and refused to buck, on the hole they showed plenty of action. In the bronk riding contest, the prize was all between Curtis Green, Ray Burgess and Baldy Margraf. Green won when he rode a horse that threw everyone last year. Baldy Margraf was third but rated really higher because he rode the champion bucker of last year's rodeo.
     In the calf riding contest George Van Bibber won first with a ride that gave the fans plenty of thrills. He was loudly applauded. Henry Ladiges copped off second place with another bit of popular riding and he drew plenty of praise. Coincidence, or not, Van Bibber was the first entrant in the calf riding contest and he won first.
     In the calf roping contest Lowell Shattuck, the clown (Homer for the day), won first and Homer Krall won second. These two were the only men to rope their calf.
     In the wild cow milking contest, Alex Henry and Alex Jones tied for first. Russell Kreps won second. They had to rope a cow and then fill a pop bottle full of milk.
     In steer riding, D.J. Morehead, took first place with seemingly great ease. It was a very fine ride. Ed Cooke took second and Homer Krall won third.

The winners in order:

Bronk Riding -
1 - Curtis Green
2 - Ray Burgess
3 - Baldy Markgraf

Steer Riding -
1 - D.J. Morehead
2 - Ed Cooke
3 - Homer Krall

Calf Riding -
1 - George Van Bibber
2 - Henry Ladiges

Calf Roping -
1 - Lowell Shattuck
2 - Homer Krall

Wild Cow Milking -
1 - Alex Henry and Alex Jones
2 - Russell Kreps

     The champion bucking bronk was the big blue roan gelding, ridden by Curtiss Green for the championship.


Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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