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 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 31, 2016

From the best seat in the house

This is my last act from the best seat in the house. It has been my pleasure to write about your children’s sports exploits. and photograph them in... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 17, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Hers is a jab well done

She may not be historical, but the practice of the new acupuncturist in town is definitely a mystery! Acupuncture, a practice I myself was not... Full story

 Features    August 10, 2016

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...

 Features    August 10, 2016


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

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    August 3, 2016

Bake My Day: from scratch to perfection

We all have the undeniable guilty snack pleasures of Twinkies, Honey Buns, Nutter Butters, and snacks like Oatmeal Creme Pies. But what if I told you... Full story

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    August 3, 2016

From the best seat in the house

It may be hot and it will certainly be dirty, but you have to go out to Broken Boulder Farms this weekend for the WE Rock rock crawl competition. It...

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 27, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: General Store rich in history, mystery, and goods

You may remember the Steven Wright joke: "I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specific." Not true for Goldendale's General... Full story

 By Savvy Senior    Features    July 27, 2016

Great gadgets for aging golfers will help your game

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 27, 2016

Looking Back

113 Years Ago The Independent, May 8, 1913 KLICKITAT INDIAN DIES AT 109 - Jake Hunt, Sr., aged Klickitat Indian, died at his shack on his White Salmon Valley homestead last Friday of smallpox, having... Full story

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 13, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: City's historic florist shop celebrates long history

Debbie and Ken Clark are the owners of Goldendale's Clark's Floral, which features tuxedos, giftware, chocolates, flowers, and accessories. The shop... Full story

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 13, 2016

Looking Back

110 Years Ago - July 7, 1906 Fred Lawrence, a business man of Tacoma, tells the following in the Portland Sunday Journal: “I boarded a passenger train claimed by the Columbia River and Northern,...

 By Shelby Taylor    Features    July 6, 2016

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Return of the Town House

"This is a happy place" - Sign on restaurant wall Previous owners Jeff and Debbie Teal earned an envious regard for their short-lived restaurant, the...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    July 6, 2016

Looking Back

110 Years Ago - July 7, 1906 Goldendale’s Fourth - The celebration at Goldendale was a “hot one,” as regards to the weather, and as regards from the crowd, it was the largest ever seen here on...

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    July 6, 2016

From the best seat in the house

Monday’s demolition derby was a good show. It seems these guys/gals are putting together some extremely durable cars these days. The only black ma...

 Features    June 29, 2016

What's in the Sky - July 2016

July brings a special astronomical event on the 4th, our Nation’s birthday. On that day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at the planet Jupiter, entering into an orbit around the Jovian giant....

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    June 29, 2016

Looking Back

75 Years Ago - July 3, 1941 Hard Riding Klickitat Posse Wins Oregon Trail Pony Express Race - Carrying the mail like the pioneer express riders of old, a hard riding team from the Klickitat County...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    June 22, 2016

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - June 20, 1991 The Goldendale police stand proudly around the department’s two new 1991 Chevrolet Caprices. The $12,000 cars sport a “softer, friendlier” look, according to Police...

 By U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler    Features    June 22, 2016

Zika needs to be taken seriously and acted on now

Zika is not a theoretical threat; it is very real, and scientists are warning that it could have catastrophic impacts right here in the U.S. We’ve already seen 472 cases within our borders and 658...

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    June 22, 2016

From the best seat in the house

A proud mother emailed to tell me that the mugger in a picture I ran from the Aldercreek Rodeo, last week, was Aaron Cochran. I was very glad to...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    June 8, 2016

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - June 6, 1991 For eight years, Cliff “Poot” Granum has the American Legion Memorial Day Flag Ceremony without a hitch. Months prior to the weekend honoring veterans he and other...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    June 1, 2016

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - May 30, 1991 Monster size engine noise will fill the Klickitat County Fairgrounds, June 1, during a return engagement of the track and tractor pullers. Last year’s premier event fille...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    May 25, 2016

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - May 23, 1991 Work crews lifted and carried layers of sod to cover the GHS baseball practice field. The sod was unearthed from the former vo-ag building. The installation marks a...

 By Andrew Christiansen    Features    May 25, 2016

From the best seat in the house

The State track and field meet is this weekend. If you have never attended, I urge you to give it some consideration. The scheduling is perfect for...

 By Kathy O Brennen    Features    May 18, 2016

Hear's Goldendale

Starting this week we have a new local feature, Tales and Trails with Pat Walker, airing Wednesdays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Pat will cover topics with a Western slant, with music, cowboy poetry, and...

 By Jean Allyn Smeltzer    Features    May 18, 2016

Looking Back

25 Years Ago - May 16, 1991 James B. Whitmore, son of Joseph and Carol Whitmore, Goldendale, has received the James L. Madison Award from Colorado State University, College of Natural Sciences. Whitmo...


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