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State, county police keeping close eye on holiday driving

A new survey of drivers shows seven out of 10 have used marijuana and almost half of those have recently driven within a couple of hours after marijuana use. If you or someone you know uses marijuana...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 17, 2014

McCabe gets toes in the legislature waters

Newly elected State Rep. Gina McCabe has been chatting with the governor. Twice now. Gov. Jay Inslee first called McCabe the night of the general...

 

ELECTRIC HORSES AND A JOLLY CHAT

Horses and moonlight riders, Jessica Carr and Amber Mercer alit with Christmas cheer stroll down Main Street during Saturday's Candy Cane Lane...

 

City council meeting returns to calm

After the fiery confrontations of recent Goldendale city council meetings, Monday night's was almost strangely subdued. It was highly productive, as...

 
 By Debi Budnick    News    December 17, 2014

How to keep safe during the holidays

At this truly magical time of year, we all want nothing more than to enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season. This month, we’re sharing some tips on how to fully embrace the meaning and tradition o...

 

County moves to retain moratorium for now

The Klickitat County commissioners Tuesday told an expectant audience that the county would keep its current moratorium against new marijuana businesses opening in place for the time being. The...

 

Parade winners

The 2014 Candy Cane Lane Parade Winners in each division are as follows: Equestrian and Carts: 1st - Moonlight Riders (Jessica Carr and Amber Mercer). 2nd - Dan Better with his White Carriage. 3rd -...

 

Police capture KVH burglar, arrest combative suspect, search for stolen rocker

A variety of cleaning items were among the items stolen from Klickitat Valley Hospital (KVH) during the early morning hours of Dec. 10. According to...

 

Scammers hitting area with phony IRS e-mail warnings to pay back due taxes

A new e-mail scam has begun terrorizing victims across the country, including in Klickitat County, according to some readers. The scammer pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It...

 

Ihrig honored by state PUD association

The Washington Public Utility Districts Association presented its annual awards recognizing the outstanding dedicated service and commitment of indivi...

 

Thomas, Kyra and TJ Blakely

Thomas Gerald Blakely, 34, born on July 28, 1980 at the University of Washington Hospital to Margaret Sison and Thomas Blakely passed away on... Full story

 

Elnora Winterstein

A graveside service for Elnora Winterstein will be held at Spring Creek Cemetery in Goldendale on Saturday. Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The... Full story

 

Robert Yeley

A memorial service for Robert Yeley will be held at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The... Full story

 

Rick Watts

A memorial service for Rick Watts, who passed away on Dec. 13 in Goldendale, will be scheduled at a later date. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Sentinel.... Full story

 

Goodies galore

The Goldendale Masonic Lodge offered hot soup, hot chocolate and cookies to the community following the annual Candy Cane Lane Parade last...

 

Two ways to stay warm: lessons learned from logs

My introduction to heating our home by burning wood started on a homestead in Kenai, Alaska...a long time ago. Our remote land claim was 160-acre government site with four lakes. When finished with...

 

Change the 'Arrrhg' to 'Hurray'

To the Editor: The Klickitat County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) held its reorganization/holiday party Dec. 13. Compared to the account of the Republican meeting in the Dec. 10 editorial in...

 

Making the big leagues

To the Editor: The Dec. 10 Sentinel editorial was a valid report of the in-house Dec. 2 elections that took place at the Klickitat County Republican Party (KCRP). I was among the audience watching...

 

'Get rid of the old folks'

To the Editor: At the Dec. 1 meeting of the City Council of Goldendale, Mayor Baze was given a vote of “no confidence.” This action was “for the record” to show that the majority of the...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 17, 1964 • WOW! was the reaction of Klickitat County citizens as they peered at their thermometers to find the mercury had fallen to a minus 8 degrees below zero. Darland sai...

 

Cash award for holiday display winner

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Glenwood students performed in the school’s Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Santa Claus visited with the children and passed out candy canes following the production. The...

 

Sirens blast to beckon neighbors together

It’s all about Christmas… When you hear the sirens screaming and horns blaring on the evening of Dec. 20, don’t panic; it will only be the Christmas decorated, fire truck caravan wandering up...

 

Steindorf bids farewell to MCCC after 24 year tenure

Goldendale's Director at Head Start is retiring. After 24 years of employment for the Mid Columbia Children's Council (MCCC), Cheryl Steindorf is...

 

RIFLE RAFFLE

The Goldendale Free Masons (GFM) presented the second annual Rifle Raffle winner with a DPMS AR-15 from McCredy Co. at the Masonic Lodge in...

 

Goldendale and Klickitat take top two places in regional robotics competition, both headed to State

In just their fourth year of competing in the First Lego League (FLL), Goldendale's middle school team won its second regional all-around...

 

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