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 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017 

Sun sets on county cannabis

Monday night, the Klickitat County Planning Commission made its final recommendation: repeal the sunset clause and place a permanent ban on new marijuana businesses and expansions. The so-called...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017 

Libraries promote early literacy, student access

is spring, young children and their parents may be pleased to find children's books in unlikely places. In waiting rooms throughout the county,...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017 

Herrera Beutler addresses range of issues

Healthcare took centerstage in Thursday’s telephone town hall with Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. The issue was the common denominator among... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017 

City Council anticipates report system

Monday night’s city council meeting centered on a report system for the Goldendale Fire Department and a cost-sharing measure for Oregon Trail Rally preparations. The report system, which received...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Spring brake in Alderdale: traffic grant targets road

If you go to Alderdale before dawn, you won't see the vast swaths of vineyards and orchards that blanket the landscape. But you might guess at their... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

EMS heroes are multi-hat wearers

It's Thursday afternoon, and the call center for the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) is deceptively "cricket cricket." So...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Elder: too many people consider faith a spectator sport

Many people identify as Christian, but what does that really mean? To his chagrin, Darrell Watson thinks it may not mean much. "What they're saying...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Mental Health Meeting

Comprehensive Healthcare (formerly Comprehensive Mental Health) will be joining local law enforcement in a public meeting to discuss the community response to mental health and drug- or...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Police Log

Assault On April 3 at 11 a.m., Goldendale Police Officer Steljes responded to a reported assault. The victim said she was asleep at her home in the 500 block of West Burgen Street when her boyfriend,... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 5, 2017

New judge says thank you to Bickleton

Thanks in part to a small town in eastern Klickitat County, Yakima County has a new superior court judge. Kevin Naught, a Bickleton native, was... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 5, 2017

ACLU proposes rules to local law agencies

Last Wednesday, a panel of local law enforcement officials met to discuss proposed rules suggested by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In...


Phone Town Hall

During last Tuesday’s telephone town hall, one caller asked, why “telephone?” The answer, in so many words, was “for the convenience of legislators and the public alike.” Rep. Norm Johnson... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 29, 2017

School musical marks new course

Last Friday, friends and family gathered in the Goldendale Middle School cafeteria to watch a student performance of Willy Wonka Jr.¸ a musical...

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 29, 2017

New mental health provider opens on Main Street

Goldendale has a new mental health provider. Adventure Psychological Services, located at 125 W. Main St., offers counselling by appointment, 9 a.m....


Histories and Mysteries: Black Iron Gym still going strong

Six miles outside Goldendale on Pumphouse Road sits a barn with a big yellow smiley face on the side. The interior is rough plywood with a cement... Full story


Superintendent cited for DUI, reckless endangerment

Lyle School District Superintendent Andrew Kelly was charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment the night of March 12 in White Salmon. According to the Bingen-White Salmon... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 22, 2017

Fate of building still contested, delayed

Last Tuesday's city council meeting on proposals for the former Mount Adams Care Center reached the same conclusion as previous meetings: more...

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 22, 2017

Local police asked to consider ACLU approach

Should local law enforcement adopt recommendations from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? That's the subject of an upcoming public forum... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 22, 2017

Police, fire

On March 18, 2017, the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office made multiple arrests and served a search warrant after a lengthy investigation. The Sheriff's Office arrested John Edde, of Wishram, for...

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 22, 2017

Meet The Sentinel's carriers: Andy Huwe

Andy Huwe is no stranger to subscribers along Route E, who have been served by the youth for three and a half years. What they may not know is that... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 15, 2017

Maryhill Museum opens for 2017 season

Maryhill Museum of Art re-opens for the season today with a special exhibition featuring recent additions to the museum's collection. The exhibition... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 15, 2017

City's childcare 'desert' has few oases

It may be little comfort to parents, but Goldendale might just escape the title of "childcare desert," depending on how you parse the term. As...

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 15, 2017

Coalition fights domestic violence

Teresa Clyne had just begun to address her audience when an irate man stormed into the room, swearing loudly and waving an empty whiskey bottle. He gr...


Lyle school superintendent faces DUI, reckless endangerment charges

Lyle School District Superintendent Andrew Kelly was charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment Sunday night in White Salmon. His son, a minor, was in the vehicle with him at t...

 By Jess Macinko    News    March 8, 2017

School joins in active shooter exercise scenarios

Saturday, officers responding to Goldendale Middle School (GMS) faced a unique threat: Animal Control Officer Tom Fitzgibbons, wielding a plastic... Full story


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