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 By Max Erikson    News    February 7, 2018

U.S. attorney declines to prosecute fire setting by officer on Yakama land

A Yakama Nation police officer who was caught on camera last summer setting fire to a water control irrigation structure near Cougar Creek will not...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    February 7, 2018

GCGL hoops tournament tips off Friday in Goldendale

The Greater Columbia Gorge League District Tournament (boys and girls) kicks off Friday in Goldendale, and features a handful of top five teams among...

 

Committee approves McCabe school bus bill

This week, the House Education Committee approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe that would help keep students safe while they ride on the school bus. House Bill 1246 would require all school...

 
 By Max Erikson    News    February 7, 2018

Coalition makes progress on substance abuse

Klickitat and Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition (KLASAC) continues to make progress in its mission to reduce teen substance abuse with the help of teen volunteers and the community as a whole....

 

Bentley announces office run

Former chair of the Klickitat County Democrats Sasha Bentley last week announced her candidacy, running as a Democrat for District 14, Position 1,...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 7, 2018

Washington health insurance market in flux

Washington state’s health insurance market is increasingly volatile. While the number of people without insurance has decreased every year since 2013, monthly premium rates have spiked and only one...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    February 7, 2018

WIAA announces spring sports rule changes

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), during the Executive Board’s January meeting late in the month, approved a couple...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    February 7, 2018

Students lobby for state funded tuition grants

University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers in support of higher education bills during the...

 
 By Max Erikson    News    February 7, 2018

Get your toolbox

Is your farmer toolbox equipped? Can you make it one more year? These are the questions that a new Survival Series workshop, sponsored by the Goldendale Grange, Klickitat Valley Health (KVH), and the...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    February 7, 2018

GHS honors cheer and band seniors during last basketball home game

It wasn’t just the Goldendale hoopsters who were honored before hitting the hardwood for the last time in high school. Senior members of the pep...

 

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...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    February 7, 2018

Senior boys end basketball careers with exciting wins over Granger, Cle Elum

The Goldendale boys hoops team closed out the 2017-18 season just how they started it, with an exciting win in front of the home crowd. The Timberwolv...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    February 7, 2018

Bill would outlaw concealed carry on private property

A proposal before lawmakers could make it a crime for someone to carry a concealed weapon into a friend’s home without permission. The current law allows someone to carry a concealed handgun...

 

Looking Back

January 10, 1889 On last Friday, just as the Bickleton stage had reached the long decline a few miles this side of Dot post office and the team was going at a good brisk gate, one of the single trees...

 

Diane Layman

Diane Olsen Layman, 83, passed away at her home in Goldendale on Jan. 21, 2018. She was born in Portland, Oregon to Ruby (Sawyer) and Martin Rogholt o...

 

Shelley Marie Grable

Shelly Marie Grable, age 50, passed peacefully in her sleep Feb. 2, 2018, at Klickitat Valley Health. Born July 1, 1967, in the back of a taxi cab in...

 

Bickleton High School Honor Roll

Bickleton High School has released its current Honor Roll, as follows” First Semester 2017-2018 4.0 GPA: Kira Harvey, Hannah Binfet, Leyla Gonzalez, Scott McBride 3.75-3.99: Emily Hanson, Ethan...

 

Brandon on EWU Dean's List

Former Goldendale Sentinel employee Brandon Cline was named to the fall quarter 2017 Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University. Cline wrote for The Sentinel from June to September while he was...

 

Watch DOGS looking for great dads

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is looking for some great dads ready to make an impact at Goldendale Primary School. The group is hosting a GPS Watch D.O.G.S. gathering on Thursday, Feb. 15,...

 

WGAPS' intractability does not serve Goldendale

Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP) believes it has secured a long-sought foothold in Goldendale, after effectively shutting down the Goldendale F...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Shocking figures prove the case February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. According to the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project, “The repercussions of teen dating violence...

 

Klickwood teams play again

The Klickwood girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will be participating in District play, Goldendale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. The girls play Sunnyside Christian in their first game on...

 

Help prevent substance abuse

Klickitat-Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition’s (KLASAC) Coordinator Rita Pinchot, wants to invite any and all who are interested in keeping our students from the substance abuse that once ran...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    February 7, 2018

Seven Wolves advance to regionals in hopes of advancing to Mat Classic

Postseason wrestling is what the Goldendale grapplers have been grinding for all season long, and at Saturday's South Central Athletic Conference...

 

Reflections

Reflections on early life in Klickitat County… The early pioneers and innovators of Goldendale and Klickitat County used their ingenuity, dedication and backbone to create a viable and vibrant...

 

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