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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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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...


Plea for seniors' housing made to city

Goldendale City Council met Monday night and rolled through some routine business. Councilors adopted ordinances to eliminate conflict of development... Full story

 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 3, 2016

City agrees to revisit lighting ordinance

A pair of public hearings on proposed new ordinances had to be had to be continued to a later date at Monday night's Goldendale City Council meeting....

 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 20, 2016

City chooses new council member

Goldendale City Council had a busy time of it Monday night with a packed agenda that included choosing a replacement to fill the vacant seat on the... Full story

 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 13, 2016

City expresses support for performing arts center

Last week’s Goldendale city council meeting was held July 5 because of the Fourth of July holiday, and the council heard about danger in the air and passed a resolution of support for an incipient p...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 22, 2016

City council hears about performing arts center

The Goldendale City Council met last night and covered a lot of ground, but the meeting was dominated by a Powerpoint-on-steroids presentation from Goldendale Sentinel publisher Lou Marzeles about a... Full story

 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 18, 2016

City approves aerial mapping project

Good news for anyone paying insurance in Goldendale. The city has managed to maintain a Level Six fire rating, after first being notified the city was being dropped to a Level Seven, which would have...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 4, 2016

Council sets new committees

The Goldendale City Council covered a lot of ground efficiently at last night’s meeting. Councilors voted to establish three new special committees—on airport issues, business and economic issues...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 6, 2016

City council meeting warns of tire tickets, says delay in project start

The Goldendale City Council honored retiring city police officer Kevin Dyment Monday night. Mayor Mike Canon read a proclamation praising his skill and dedication. Police Chief Reggie Bartkowski...


Spring keeps meeting efficient and smooth

Spring was in the air at the Goldendale City Council last Monday night as councilors sailed through a packed agenda with smooth efficiency, wrapping it all up in less than a half hour. Though there...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 9, 2016

City council hears report on grant for police overtime

It was an evening of good news for the Goldendale City Council, starting with the report from public works director Karl Enyeart, who told the council that the blue reservoir had recently been...


City awards contract on improvement project

The Goldendale City Council met in special session Monday night to consider bids received for the West Columbus Neighborhood Improvement Project. City Administrator Larry Bellamy said Tuesday that...


Council hears of 'chilling' active shooter instruction

The major item of Monday’s Goldendale City Council meeting was a report on the shoreline master plan from Mark Daniel of Reid Middleton, the engineering firm hired by the city to help develop the...


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