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 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 14, 2015

Drivers ignoring flashing school bus lights

There are some Goldendale drivers who apparently need to be on the very school buses they drive past when the bus's stop paddles are out-you know,... Full story

 

BEAUTIFUL HOMES

This week The Sentinel begins a new feature: photos of homes in town that show exceptional care, creativity, and a sense of beauty. Our photographers...

 

Alpaca fleece gets prepped for production

Late spring into summer is a busy time for alpaca farms, including ours (Golden Pine Alpacas). This is the time to tackle all those poly bags stuffed... Full story

 

Local group receives USDA award

Klickitat County's WIC (Women, Infants and Children nutrition) Peer Counseling Program was honored this past month by the USDA. It is one of only...

 

Superior Court log

Below is a summary of resolutions from Superior Court criminal docket for the week of Oct. 5. provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in session... Full story

 

Quake drill will be world's largest

In a bid to highlight preparedness in the face of potential earthquakes and storms, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed October as Washington State Disaster...

 

Cowboy music and poetry concert coming

Western musicians and cowboy poets from five western states will take the stage at the Bingen Theater on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a one-time-only matinee. This is an opportunity to...

 

2015 is record fire mobilization season

The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire...

 

Outdoor safety tips for fall from OPEI

Autumn is a busy time for lawn and garden equipment users – with leaves to mulch, garden beds to clean out, and yards to prepare for winter. The bustle of fall outdoor activities and chores can take...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - October 14, 1965 • Mrs. Ella Lanegan of 615 West Broadway, Goldendale, was winner of the August $5 check from Molly McKay, given her prize winning recipe for “Love Light Cake...

 

Smart Driver Program scheduled

The updated AARP Smart Driver program taught by Jim Bull is scheduled for October 29-30, 2015 at the Goldendale Library 131 W Burgen St. This 8 hour class for adults 50+ years of age is completed in...

 

Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge

An Environmental Geology workshop with Steve Carlson is the second in a 3-part series on Foreshock: Climate Change in the Gorge, Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery...

 

Birth announcement: Leah Marie Pope

Born to Ryan and Laura (Erickson) Pope, a daughter, Leah Marie, on Sept. 27, 2015. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Linda Erickson of...

 

Ricky Dean Mitchell

Ricky Dean Mitchell, age 54, died Oct. 5, 2015, in Hawaii. Ricky was born in Ontario, Calif., to Dean Mitchell and Joyce Stevens (maiden name Bryant). He worked as a self-employed carpenter. His... Full story

 

`Vote in Honor'' launched

Secretary of State Kim Wyman, partnering with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, is launching “Vote in Honor of a Vet” to encourage both voting and taking time to acknowledge...

 

Ladiges graduates from Perry Tech

A Goldendale native was among the students graduating from Perry Technical Institute on September 24. Alexis Ladiges graduated from the Business Technology & Accounting Program. Established in 1939,...

 

Maryhill owner is the featured Coug at WSU Alumni Feast

The Feast brings together some of the very best aspects of WSU. Jamie Callison, Executive Chef for the School of Hospitality Business Management, works with his students to bring guests expertly...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Don't add a heavy financial burden to a sad necessity

Dear Savvy Senior, When my brother died last year, my sister and I had a regular funeral for him and got stuck with a $12,000 bill. Can you recommend some funeral cost cutting tips or cheaper alternat...

 

Good for you, mayor

To the Editor: Mayor Cannon is to be commended for consulting the city council on the beer and wine license application for Trunk-Or-Treat. This indeed is a sensitive issue in our community. The...

 

Rather focus on firefighters than fire starters

To the Editor: This letter could be all about the unfair loss that my wife and I have experienced because of the careless people that started the Horse Thief wild fire that caused the Wishram...

 
 By J. H. Link    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Let's roll, America

To the Editor: In the wake of the classroom shooting at Roseburg, in a time when grieving Americans are looking for answers, in a time when confusion and emotion bring irrational solutions, responsibl...

 

Coming soon, recipe book by Glenwood Homemakers

Doug Daniels reported another dry month in Glenwood. A mere .49 of an inch of precipitation fell in the valley last month. The 20-year average September rainfall is 0.83 of an inch. Glenwood’s...

 

Men's chorus forming in Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia Gorge communities will soon have a new singing organization. The Columbia Gorge Chorus, a men’s a cappella group, will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 20, from 6:30 - 9:00...

 

Hunter's dinner this Sunday at Bickleton Grange Hall

There is a reception to be held for Joe and Agnes Roberts to honor them on their 75th wedding anniversary. The reception will be Saturday Oct. 24 at the Church in the Friendship Hall from 1 p.m. to 4...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Intimate Partner Violence is the leading cause of female homicide and injury-related deaths during pregnancy. Children are present in more than 60 percent of intimate partner assaults each year....

 

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