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 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 23, 2018

Group meets to examine planned pumped storage project

A representative of the British government, three U.S senators, a U.S. congresswoman, personnel from the governor's office and Washington State depart...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 23, 2018

Care facility sale approved

A sense of progress was in the air at the Goldendale City Council meeting last night, with trio of positive developments. First, councilors voted to accept a modified agreement for Goodnoe...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 16, 2018

Candidate filing week is here

This is candidate filing week in Washington. Candidates may file online at vote.wa.gov/klickitat or in-person in Room 203 at the courthouse in Goldendale. The cutoff for online filings is 4 p.m. Frida...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 9, 2018

City asked to consider BMX track

One of the items on the Goldendale City Council agenda last night caused concern to one motivated citizen with a dream. Brock Warner has been preaching the benefits of constructing a BMX track for...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 18, 2018

State to city: you need day care

The Goldendale City Council had a solid meeting Monday night. In the biggest item on the agenda, councilors approved construction of a new 9,000-square-foot building to house equipment for the public...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 4, 2018

Crime down, says police chief

Short and sweet were the watchwords for Monday night’s City Council meeting, which clocked in at a spare 26 minutes. The only action item on the agenda was a unanimous vote on an agreement with...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 28, 2018

Bull tour coming

There are more cattle in Klickitat County than the number of people in Goldendale, White Salmon, Bingen, Trout Lake, Wishram, Centerville, and...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 21, 2018

City backs off garbage plan

The City of Goldendale will not be passing an ordinance requiring every property owner in town to pay for garbage service: that was the word at the Go...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 7, 2018

Public comment derails city garbage plan

The prospect of a proposed new city ordinance that would require every resident of Goldendale to pay for garbage service whether they used it or not drew a packed house to the Goldendale City Council...

 

Auscrete returns to Goldendale

When the Goldendale city council met Monday night, the big surprise was the return of John Sprovieri, the businessman behind Auscrete. That's the...

 

City wants plan for airport

Goldendale City Council met last Tuesday following Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a session largely devoted to routine housekeeping measures. Councilors did vote to hire a consultant to help develop a...

 

City swears in new council members

The Goldendale City Council held its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 2, pushed from its normal Monday meeting schedule by the New Year’s Day holiday. And the meeting held an unusual...

 

City: Auscrete still up in the air

It was a busy news night at the Goldendale City Council meeting last night. Residents in Goldendale would pay more on their water and sewer bills January 1 under a proposed rate increase introduced...

 

Kid to city: 'I just feel like a jerk'

"I am the kid who defaced the Vietnam Memorial, and I just want to say that I am terribly sorry for my actiions." That's how the young teenager began...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 4, 2017

City avoids suit in legal deal

Monday night’s meeting of the Goldendale City Council included three items under Council Business on the agenda. That included a vote in favor of an option agreement with Goodnoe Station...

 

City says hut can be built

What's the definition of compatible? That was the big question for several residents of High Street, who complained to the Goldendale City Council...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 21, 2017

It's no-go for Nestle

A newly-formed group, the Goldendale Water Coalition, showed up at the Goldendale City Council Tuesday night to thank Mayor Mike Canon for recommending that the city not pursue any water bottling...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 22, 2017

Pot 'sunset' clause remains unresolved

To sunset or not to sunset? That was the question at the Monday night meeting of the Klickitat County Planning Commission, and the answer, at the end of a nearly three hour meeting, was—to be...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 1, 2017

Summer plans laid out for city council

It was good news for Goldendale at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, held a day over because of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Justin and Jocelyn Leigh of Dwinell Country Ales, the brewery...

 

Police chief: overall city crime is down

The Goldendale City Council met Monday in a meeting delayed from last week by inclement weather. They heard good news from Chief Reggie Bartkowski, who had some comparative crime statistics from 2015...

 

City renews DOG contract

For The Sentinel The first meeting of the Goldendale City Council for 2017 started on an optimistic note. Councilors voted unanimously to sign an agreement for animal control with Dogs of the Gorge,...

 

City hears outcries against Nestlé

So many people showed up at the Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night that the council adjourned to the church across the street so the...

 

New cable TV owner says rates won't rise for now

Cable television rates in Goldendale won’t be going up after Home Telephone completes the purchase of J & N Cable. That was the word from Home Telephone President Garrin Bott, who appeared in...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 5, 2016

City hears report on library

Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting dealt mostly with routine business and was over in 28 minutes. Councilors did approve a minor change order in the West Columbus Neighborhood...

 

Dispute in Lyle puts bullet in man's head

A dispute between neighbors that escalated into a shooting incident Sunday on Meadows Loop Road near Lyle left one person injured. Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer said the incident took place Sund...

 

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