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 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

Son arrested choking mother

In police activity in both the city and county, there was some bad news and some good news. On Monday, Jan. 16 at about 4:30 p.m., officers responded to Simcoe Drive for a reported...

 News    January 18, 2017 

Special live Sentinel coverage of the presidential inauguration

This Friday, tune in to our website ( for live presidential inauguration coverage. The Sentinel will be test-driving a content management system, a computer program that... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

Local 'Warm Hearts' quadruples goal

“Exceeded expectations” is a modest description of Columbia Bank’s Warm Hearts Winter Drive this year. The Goldendale branch more than quadrupled its goal of $1000, raising a total of $4,242.86... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

MLK holiday: invisible history

Many Goldendale residents had the day off Monday, Jan. 16, but if they wanted to celebrate the occasion in a publicly organized way, they would have... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

A blizzard for the books

You may not have noticed, but the Gorge got a little snow recently. Goldendale received its fair share: a total of 25 inches between Jan. 8 and 12....

 News    January 18, 2017 

McCabe delivers Republican response to governor's state of the state address

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, delivered the Republican response to the governor’s state of the state speech Wednesday in Olympia. McCabe focused on securing a better future for Washingtonians by...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

Meet The Sentinel's carriers

Luke Winslow Meet Luke Winslow, eight-grader at Goldendale Middle School and intrepid carrier for The Sentinel. Luke has been faithfully delivering...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 18, 2017 

Cabinets get creative

"It's in my head all the time. Sometimes I go home and dream about it-I'll have it figured out the next morning." These could be the words of a chess...

 News    January 18, 2017 

Goldendale student serves as page

Alyssa Simmons, an 11th-grade homeschooled student from Goldendale, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in...

 By Grace Swanson    News    January 18, 2017 

Thousands vent funding frustration

More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure...

 By Grace Swanson    News    January 18, 2017 

Schools look for ways to work with budget

When Rachel Lake teaches music classes at Ilwaco High School and Hilltop School in the Ocean Beach School District (OBSD), she aspires to provide all students with a quality education. However, her...

 News    January 18, 2017 

Avoid 'germy' places during this winter's flu season

Widespread flu is reported in Washington and nearly half the country right now and health officials say that means you can expect more people to get sick in the next few weeks. The best way to fight...

 By Aaron Kunkler    News    January 11, 2017

Herrera Beutler calls for VA query

Vet's cancer turns terminal while waiting for treatment Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has sent a letter to U.S. Veterans Affairs... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

Animal shelter problems challenge rescue efforts

At some point over the weekend, the city animal shelter's drain-pipe froze. Dogs of the Gorge (DOG) volunteers found out Sunday, when an attempt to... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

Best rule of thumb for taxes: learn the rules

Last week, the first part of this article looked at do-it-yourself and basic tax preparation services in and around Goldendale. This week, we'll look...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

McCabe 'listening tour' elicits comment

Last Tuesday, Rep. Gina McCabe came to Goldendale as part of a district-wide “listening tour.” The event, sponsored by The Sentinel and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce, gave residents a chance...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 11, 2017

City renews DOG contract

For The Sentinel The first meeting of the Goldendale City Council for 2017 started on an optimistic note. Councilors voted unanimously to sign an agreement for animal control with Dogs of the Gorge,...

 By Grace Swanson    News    January 11, 2017

McCleary major issue in this Legislative session

Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session. A major...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

PUD says it's ready for weather

Depending on the weather, Klickitat county residents who experienced power outages last week should be prepared for more. According to Public Utility District (PUD) General Manager Jim Smith, we’ve...

 News    January 11, 2017

Privacy campaign challenges bathroom law

The Just Want Privacy Campaign filed a ballot initiative with the Secretary of State Monday to repeal the State Human Rights Commission’s open bathroom and locker room rule. The initiative would rem...

 News    January 4, 2017

Some Sentinel calendars found with mixed-up months

he Sentinel's 2017 Calendar has found a lot of happy homes, but one very confused buyer called last week with a strange comment: "My calendar doesn't...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 4, 2017

Couple pairs up on ag studies

Two years ago, Josh and Randi Krieg were living a double life. They both taught high school agriscience, but Randi taught in Mabton, while Josh... Full story

 By Deb Stenberg    News    January 4, 2017

Lyle Schools focus on board achievements

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. This marks the 22nd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995. In keeping...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 4, 2017

Area has wealth of tax prep options: The Sentinel looks at multiple resources to handle a taxing time of year

News Editor Tax preparation. You might think a front-page article on the subject screams "slow news week." You might say to yourself, "I've been...


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