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The Oregon Trail Rally held its first event in Klickitat County earlier this year, and now they've released a video on the race. One episode features...


State wants eyes on invasive forest pests this month

Four state agencies and a university are asking residents to check trees in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in...


Lyle practices putting out fires

Lyle's National Night Out was a huge success last week with the Lyle Park jam packed with residents trying their skills at such challenges as putting... Full story

 By Contributed    News    August 10, 2016


A young rattlesnake slithers across a porch in Lyle last week. The word is this particular snake no longer poses a threat, but he may have family...


Marjorie States

Marjorie Anne States, 81, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on August 6, 2016. She was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon on June 9, 1935 to Nelreatha Evanvaline (Glass) and Harry Carl Frost. Marjorie was... Full story


What's in the Sky...August

Welcome to August, a great month for stargazing. Darkness begins to come earlier, we enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, and we get a chance to see all 5...


State Parks announces 'free day'

In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Thursday, Aug. 25—the 100th anniversary of the fede...


Governor proclaims this Farmers Market Week

Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation designating Aug. 7-13 Farmers Market Week. In the proclamation, Inslee notes that Washington Agriculture...


July rainfall a hair below average at Glenwood

This is the season for family reunions, for sure. Mike and Carla Dillenburg enjoyed a large family reunion in Camas at the end of July. The Marble-Walker Reunion has been held every year for the past...


Artists to put their inspiration onto canvas for Plein Air event

Maryhill Museum of Art will host the 2016 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event, Aug. 22-28. The event will celebrate the Columbia River Gorge landscape, from the river and plateaus to the the... Full story


County senior picnic Aug. 19 in Bingen

Around 150 alumni attended Lyle’s All School Reunion at the Shilo Inn in The Dalles, Saturday night, and then reunited at the Lions Club in Lyle for a breakfast as the sad farewells were exchanged.... Full story


Lyle School music program "rising from the ashes!"

The Lyle School District continues to improve, not only their academic success, but also in adding dynamic programs to enrich the learning of their kids, says Superintendent Any Kelly. The mantra of...


East District Court

July 21 • Natasha Amber Kellick; Speeding 10 mph over limit (4/27/16), Committed $90. Operating motor veh. without insurance (4/27/16) Committed $225. •Aaron J. Mains; Fail to wear safety belt...


Maryhill schedule includes home design - REPEAT

August and September are packed with intriguing programs a Maryhill Museun: Design Reform in the American Home: Arts & Crafts Pottery Saurday,...


Far more serious injuries with fireworks this year

Serious fireworks-related injuries from June 1 to July 31 this year in Washington State rose by 40 percent according to the latest figures from the...



SCORE: Retirement 1, Newspaper 0. Game over. After nine years, our ace sports writer is retiring. It’s time to move someone up from Triple A into the pros, and so The Goldendale Sentinel seeks a... Full story


Trout Lake Fair

OLD TIME FAIR: From the idyllic setting at the foot of Mt. Adams, to the fantastic fair with quirky entries from the locals (such as this year's... Full story


Googlefest draws businesses, non-profits, educators

Googlefest, a free educational event from Google, came to The Dalles last week, giving area nonprofits, educators, and small businesses a unique...

 By Shelby Taylor    News    August 10, 2016

The potted plants return to form

The city of Goldendale colored the streets with aesthetically pleasing flower pots years ago, but their lives have not been a walk in the park. Many... Full story


Discovery Center named a True West museum

For a dozen years, True West magazine has recognized the best Western museums in America for their dedication to their mission of keeping the Old West alive in our communities and nation. This year...


Seems like a small vote, but it has a huge impact

On Monday, August 15, the Klickitat County Planning Board will be having a vote on whether to approve a re-zoning of roughly 8.5 acres in Dallesport. If this seems boring and isolated, please pay...


Let's keep Inslee

To the Editor: As we saw earlier this year with the oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, oil trains traveling through the state, especially the Gorge are a real danger. Gov. Inslee has been...


Wildlife agreement is sound

To the Editor: I am writing to correct the misinformation in Rob Kavanaugh’s recent letter to the editor (8.4.16) regarding the agreement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and...

 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    August 10, 2016

Choice is all too obvious

To the Editor: As we get closer to the big election, communication will become more important for us to become informed voters and, hopefully, elect the best candidates. Voter apathy brought on by...

 By Del Eldred    Opinion    August 10, 2016

District needs issues addressed

To the Editor: Congratulations to The Sentinel for the courage in taking on things in this community that need to be addressed. I appreciate it more every time I get a paper, especially the articles...


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