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 By Jess Macinko    News    February 1, 2017

Goldendale trounces Winter, 2-0

Community efforts beat winter mishaps last week, making the best of two weather-related accidents. First, cooperation between Bishop's Towing and the... Full story

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 1, 2017

State agency wages war on Peace Pipe

For the past four years, Jarred Boyes has been operating Peace Pipe Tobacco Company, supporting his family with the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Last month, that all came to a...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 1, 2017

Police take 'shot in the dark,' apprehend Most Wanted in Goldendale home

Goldendale Police have been looking for Edwin Charge Jr. for almost exactly one year. On Jan. 26, at approximately 3:30 p.m., they got him. Charge...

 
 By Deb Stenberg    News    February 1, 2017

State acknowledges Lyle School District improvement

The Lyle School District received official notification this week from the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) that Lyle Middle School has officially exited “priority”...

 

McCabe mobile home bill passes committee

Monday, Rep. Gina McCabe's bill to decrease penalties paid by mobile and manufactured home owners passed the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee unanimously. Currently, a $1,000 fine is...

 

State sues Trump over immigration: Lawsuit seeks to invalidate new policy nationwide

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ran...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    February 1, 2017

Ready to wax on, wax off?

Karate is coming to Goldendale. Well, make that Taekwondo. “People recognize ‘Karate,’” says Levi Winston, soon-to-be instructor at “Winston’s School of Karate and Self-defense.”...

 

Legislators look to both protect and restrict gun rights

After the heavily backed and massively popular ballot measure, Initiative 1491, passed with 69 percent of the popular vote in Washington last November, lawmakers in Olympia have proposed legislation...

 

Fresh round of 'IRS' scam hitting area

Twice on Jan. 27, Kathy Berg received menacing phone calls from someone claiming to be the IRS. When she picked up the phone, Berg heard a recording of a man’s voice, with a “low tone,” telling...

 

Larry D. Hoveland

Larry passed away in his home in Ellensburg on January 12, 2017 of natural causes. He was born in Astoria, Oregon on February 7, 1948 to Lawrence and Beatrice Hoveland. Larry was preceded in death by... Full story

 

Vurel William Cloninger

Vurel William Cloninger, age 75, passed away on January 26, 2017 at his residence in Goldendale, Washington. Vurel was born in Glen Allen, Missouri to Floyd & Florence Cloninger. He is survived by... Full story

 

Birth Announcement

Johdon Smith of Goldendale would like to announce the birth of her son Vincent Smith born January 14, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces and 20 inches long... Full story

 

AND THEY'RE OFF

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Goldendale's Cub Scout Pack 551 held their 2017 Pinewood Derby at the Goldendale Methodist Church. Twelve Cub Scouts designed,... Full story

 

Opt In for Student Success

Last week, the Ready Washington coalition launched a proactive, upbeat awareness campaign called "Opt In for Student Success." Through a video...

 

Think it's cold now?

If you raise livestock, it doesn’t matter what the outside temperature is critters need daily care. After completing our morning routine of delivering hay to hungry cows and checking on frozen...

 

Sentinel asks for a seat in the White House press room

The Sentinel is on the White House press release email list, and that predates the Trump administration. We’ve been getting press releases from...

 

I believe in Lyle School District

Lyle School District is seeking a replacement maintenance and operations (M&O) levy and you will receive your ballot soon. As a Lyle alumnus who spent K-12 in Lyle, the mother of three children in... Full story

 
 By Don Thomas    Opinion    February 1, 2017

What, me worry?

I watched a movie last night (The Sum of All Fears) about terrorists setting off a small nuclear bomb in an American city as part of a plan to bring about a nuclear war between the U. S. and Russia.... Full story

 

Get your terms straight

I recently gave advice about political discussion to some friends: before engaging in any political discussion, agree on the definitions of terms to be used in the discussion first. Only then can an... Full story

 

Voices of the March

The day after President Trump's inauguration, protest marches took place in Washington DC and cities across the country. That's undisputed. Beyond...

 

Troh honored

Here’s a heads up regarding bingo. Due to illness of the bingo caller, bingo will be moved to the second Friday of February, the 10th at 7 p.m. Glenwood Women’s Club is sorry for the...

 

Saturday breakfast coming

As always, near the first of the month it’s time to inform you of the great First Saturday Breakfast offered by the Lion’s Club. It’s time to treat your whole family to a fine meal and give your...

 
 By Tim Gruver    News    February 1, 2017

Law could prohibit driver cell phone use

Two new bills could drive a deeper wedge between you and your smartphone on the road if passed by the state Legislature. Drafted by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, House Bill 1371 effectively prohibit...

 

Area artist has show

Works by area artist Charles Kliesh will be featured during the month of February in the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Traveling the United...

 

Where'd that come from?

Apple of my eye: Idiom In Old English, the pupil of the eye was called the ‘apple.’ If someone is the ‘apple of your eye’, he or she is someone that you look at a lot because they are your... Full story

 

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