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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...


City council gets reports on thefts, public works, possible airport development

Goldendale City Council met last Tuesday night, pushed past last week’s Sentinel deadline by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday. The highlight of the meeting was a first-ever...


Council works on end-of-year housekeeping

Goldendale City Council members rolled through a number of housekeeping measures Monday night for their final meeting of the year. That included...


Council takes on fresh pot concerns

Marijuana was the surprise topic at what was supposed to be such a routine meeting that the two media representatives in the room tripled the size of... Full story


Council praises police officers

Goldendale City Councilors covered a lot of ground in a short time Monday night. They were able to whip through what looked to be a packed agenda in...


City council delays vote on replacement

The Goldendale City Council did not pick a new council member Monday night to fill the vacancy on the city council created when Mike Canon was appointed as mayor. The decision has been postponed and...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 7, 2015

Mayor says no to liquor plan for Halloween Trunk or Treat event

New Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon did not take long in demonstrating that there's been a change in philosophy along with a change in personnel in the...


City gets new mayor

Members of the Goldendale City Council made a smooth transition to a new mayor last Tuesday, following the earlier resignation of former mayor Clint... Full story

 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 29, 2015

Powder in letter clears Wasco courthouse

Police and fire department vehicles surrounded the Wasco County Courthouse Monday afternoon and the courthouse was evacuated for an hour, following...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 22, 2015

City hears on reader board, moving Community Days, product pitch

Members of the Goldendale City Council held a special meeting before the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The early time was to accommodate a...


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