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 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 10, 2018

Agency takes over Goldendale food bank

Lou Marzeles Editor The era of self-governed food bank service in Goldendale, going back some 30 years, has come to an end, at least for the moment.... Full story


An institution that has been and still will be

Another year rolls up on the chronological odometer we call the calendar. Measured on that device, The Goldendale Sentinel is older than anyone alive...


Bags of hammers and the costs of doing business

You may have heard the story about the Washington State politician having dinner with someone in a restaurant high atop a building in Seattle....

 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 6, 2017

Rising imposed costs force increase

For years The Sentinel has been among the cheapest newspapers you could buy anywhere, certainly the cheapest of any around the Columbia River Gorge....

 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 29, 2017

Man shot inside home in city

A group of gunmen burst into a Goldendale home Monday night, shot the resident, and bolted in a damaged SUV. According to the Goldendale Police...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 29, 2017

The giving line

Thanksgiving Day brought another opportunity for extraordinary giving to the Goldendale community from an extraordinary group of people. Above, the...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 29, 2017

A bill is proposed to make a no-brainer legislative fix

Some bills are introduced that make you go, “What? That wasn’t a law already?” Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, is introducing a bill ahead of...


A bill is proposed to make a no-brainer legislative fix

Some bills are introduced that make you go, “What? That wasn’t a law already?” Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, is introducing a bill ahead of...


A fitting story of timely transformation.

The young man who scraped a sharp instrument across The Wall That Heals when it was in Goldendale this past summer sent a shock wave of grave...


County Fair teens fight spilling into social media

A mostly unknown incident at the Klickitat County Fair this past summer is now circulating on social media in an attempt to sway opinion. On Aug. 24 two teens were involved in a fight at the...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 1, 2017

Energy project gets a fresh look

A report by Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal of Oct. 26 states that Goldendale’s quixotic quest for a massive energy storage project may...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    November 1, 2017

Vets dinner marks fifth year

Veterans have two days in a row that honor them in Goldendale this year. One, of course, is Veterans Day itself. The day after, at noon on Sunday,...


Sentinel Elections Q&A

Ballots for this November’s election will be mailed on Oct. 20. Voters have received their guides, but not all the information provided by the... Full story


County third is state in fastest income growth

Klickitat County has the third fastest-growing income in Washington State, ranking 214th among counties in the country, according to a report issued...


Being the Village Gossip is bad for business

Years ago, when I was at The Washington Times in D.C., we did an interesting story on the National Enquirer. A spokesperson for that publication told...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 30, 2017


LISTENING TO THE MUSIC: It was another sold-out evening at Maryhill Winery Saturday night as the Doobie Brothers and ZZ Top took to the amphitheater...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 30, 2017

Pastor seeks progress on racism in area

Pastor Kathy Neary, new to the Goldendale United Methodist Church, has a tough job on her hands. She’s taken over as an interim pastor, here for...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 30, 2017

Wall That Heals vandal apprehended

Saturday, Sept. 2, 3:25 p.m.: A 13-year-old boy was apprehended in Goldendale by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office today for defacing the Wall Tha...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 16, 2017

U.S. Attorney General takes aim at state marijuana industry

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a polite and quiet letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Fergusion....


Wild rumors abound about the eclipse

So the eclipse is almost upon us. From all indications, the totality during an eclipse really is quite an extraordinary, and very rare, thing to see.... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 9, 2017

McCabe to hold meeting, says driving bill misunderstood

Rep. Gina McCabe (R, Goldendale) makes it clear: Washington’s new Driving While Under the Influence of Electronics Acts (Distracted Driving) has... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 9, 2017

Amy Holland shines on new album

If you want to be haunted by the beauty and sweep of love, you need to listen to the music of Amy Holland. Holland evokes the full range of that...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 2, 2017

A young man's saga of strength and courage

By any reckoning, Noah Messenger is a remarkable 18-year-old; he was remarkable even before his fall off a cliff in May. You can see determination in...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 26, 2017

KVH prepares new therapy center

Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) set a record last month. Over the first half of 2017, the hospital saw 626 new patients-the greatest new-patient...


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