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 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 8, 2015

City council moves to change residency requirements for planning commission

The Goldendale City Council’s meeting of Monday night included on its agenda a public hearing on the city’s six-year street plan that drew no comments from the sparse crowd and the first reading...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 3, 2015

City selling surplus property easement rights

The City of Goldendale played good neighbor Monday night, working through a two-step process to declare three pieces of property along the edges of the city’s 236-acre wastewater treatment plant...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 20, 2015

City appoints non-resident to planning commission

Goldendale residents will have to wait another year for the West Columbus Street project. “After much work, we ended up having two bidders for this project,” Public Works director Karl Enyeart...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 22, 2015

Frustrated commissioners vote to extend marijuana moratorium

Lacking a recommendation from the Planning Commission, Klickitat County Commissioners voted to extend a moratorium on any new marijuana producers, processors or retailers in Klickitat Couny at their ...

 

Meetings cover pumped storage project

Nobody can accuse Klickitat PUD of failing to dream big. And nowhere was that more evident than last Tuesday when a large crowd packed the Klickitat P...

 

New KVH clinic area opens in February

“It’s a bright new day at KVH.” That’s how Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) CEO Leslie Hiebert opened her talk at the community forum at Gee’s Restaurant Thursday. That was also the title of...

 

Sauter on Powell departure, budget, pot

Klickitat County Commissioner Dave Sauter was the featured speaker at the Goldendale Community Forum Thursday at Ayutla’s Restaurant, sponsored by the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce. Sauter was a...

 

County public meeting on moratorium brings out supporters

For Klickitat County Commissioners, last Wednesday's public hearing on a marijuana moratorium was the opposite of their experience on Oct. 21 when...

 

County stacks up Commission applications

Klickitat County land use applications keep stacking up at the Columbia River Gorge Commission, and the problem is likely to get worse before it gets...

 

Gov. Inslee stops at Bingen during state-wide tour, hears of Gorge area forest woes related to beetles, drought

Washington Governor Jay Inslee was in Klickitat County last Wednesday listening to a roomful of forestry experts, stakeholders, and politicians at Insitu in Bingen. The topic was forest health in the...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 20, 2014

Herrera Beutler calls conference on Gifford Pinchot Forest

When Congresswoman Jaimie Herrera Beutler asks, agency heads pay attention. That's due in part, of course, to her seat as a sophomore representative o...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 16, 2014

County's first marijuana store starts slowly

Klickitat County's first legal retail marijuana shop opened last Wednesday. On July 7, the Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state's...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 9, 2014

Second Track Chair recipient named

The Track Chair for a Hero Committee has raised close to $30,000 from the Goldendale community since January to provide specialized Track Chairs to...

 

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