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Kelly pretrial begins

Today is the pretrial date for Andrew Kelly, the Lyle School District Superintendent who was cited for Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Endangerment on March 12. According to the police probab...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017

Chinook Coffee, Aimee's Attic see changes

To the dismay of local gourmands and blearyeyed news crews alike, Golden Chinook is closing its doors at the end of the week. Citing inadequate customer numbers and a steep small-business learning cur...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017

Town meeting addresses mental health and law enforcement

A Tuesday night meeting focused on the intersection of mental health services and local law enforcement (LE). Representatives from Comprehensive...

 
 By Pat Muir    News    April 26, 2017

Park loses dark sky status

With a $1.5 million state-funded renovation set to begin next month and a newly reconfigured telescope that gives visitors much better views of the night sky, things are looking up at Goldendale...

 
 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017

WEEKEND IMAGES

Around the county this week....

 
 By Grace    News    April 26, 2017

Distracted drivers: killers at large

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Meyer loved hiking at Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, Washington, and lighting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. He spent...

 

Trump approves state disaster declaration

Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery...

 

Police log

On April 23, 2017 at about 8:11 a.m., the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) was advised of a vehicle trespassing on Wing Road. The vehicle was reportedly parked in the same area for several...

 

Homeless youth bills approved

Three bills addressing youth homelessness were approved by the Legislature this session, which ended Friday. A 30-day special session began Monday. The three youth homelessness bills are among dozens...

 

Grantham University congratulates graduate Diana Steininger

Grantham University is proud to announce that Diana Steininger, of Goldendale, recently graduated with an online AA Business Administration. "We are so proud to congratulate Diana Steininger on...

 

McCabe housing bill becomes law

Last week, the Gov. Jay Inslee signed Rep. Gina McCabe’s bill to lower the fine incurred by individuals seeking affordable housing opportunities in mobile or manufactured homes. Currently, the Depar...

 

Auditor to accept candidate filings

The Klickitat County Auditor’s Office will accept candidate filings for local offices the week of May 15 – 19. Candidates may file online at: https://wei.sos.wa.gov/county/klic...

 

Gorge airman graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Seraiah Hines graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman...

 

JEREMY PAUL STEPHENSON

Jeremy was born on July 5, 1979 and died on April 20, 2017. He fought a long and courageous battle against Huntington's disease and leaves behind a...

 

Lowell Smith

Goldendale resident Lowell Philip Smith, 78, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on April 21, 2017. He was born in Bellingham, Washington to Eugene and...

 

Tharon D. Griffith

Dad's Obituary Tharon D. Griffith, 79, died April 10 at his residence in Goldendale. He was born in Toppinish Washington on July 9, 1937 "Under a...

 

Social Security: Funding crisis? Or doing just fine?

What we call Social Security is actually three federal programs that serve retired seniors; widows and widowers (and minor children); and the permanently disabled, together known as Old-Age,...

 

Bunny love in Lyle

The cloudy Saturday morning did not present a problem to the families who came out to see the Easter Bunny, a big hit with children of all ages. One...

 

GHS Drama Club brings Theatre of the Absurb to life

With witty, face-paced reparte' reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello, GHS sophomores Emmanuel Casteneda and Sarah Gould in the...

 

FFA sweeps state fair

Congratulations to the ten Goldendale FFA members who competed at the Washington State FFA Agriscience Fair this Saturday in Puyallup. Ethan Sherrett...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    April 26, 2017

Gdale U14 Gold team bound for nationals

After an extremely busy three days of volleyball, the Goldendale Volleyball Club U14 team has finally accomplished its season-long goal while accompli...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    April 26, 2017

Wolves fall in first home games

The Goldendale softball finally was able to host its home opening doubleheader on Friday, but faced a challenge right off the bat against the Zillah...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    April 26, 2017

Archers aiming at Brooks Park state shoot

Twenty-nine archers from around the area turned out for the annual Klickitat County 4H Archery County Shoot with the majority of the group advancing...

 
 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    April 26, 2017

Balcom goes big in Boston Marathon

You might find it strange how Goldendale runner and Boston Marathon veteran Jenny Balcom got started as a runner, and you're not the only one. Balcom...

 

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