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The flowers are great So often in life we as people fail to appreciate the little things in life—like the flowers here in town. Many thanks to Ty Ross for all the hard work and funds that it took...


Fencing for fun and profit in the county

This is the second part of Sandra DeMent’s commentary on the bureaucratic and logistical mayhem she encountered erecting a fence around her property in Klickitat County. By late March the snow melte...



Time to extend popular Medicare In 2009 all Republican and two Democratic senators killed the Affordable Care Act's proposed "public option" that like...


The fun of fencing in Klickitat County

It was only a fence. How hard could it be? True, it had to run around three sides of a 40 acre parcel, and it had to cross an old gravel road and a creek twice, but I was sure I could get it done. My... Full story

 By Ken Margraf    Opinion    August 30, 2017

Bank's practice is deceptive

I recently received an updated “Terms for Business and Deposit Account Agreement” from Columbia Bank. I am not in the habit of reading the fine print but for some reason this time I did. I came... Full story

 By Ken McKune    Opinion    August 30, 2017

Burn-out has got to go

The Festival of Wheels gave it another try this year. It seems the attendance has dwindled to much lower levels than when the event was new, 10 years ago. There are a lot of competing car shows this... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 23, 2017

Cell phone plans that are easy on the wallet

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best low cost options. I use my phone primarily for talking and texting, but also need some... Full story


Bigotry in any form unacceptable

We, the Klickitat County Democrats Board, condemn any act of racism, white supremacy and/or bigotry, and any false equivalence to those speaking out against such threats. The current administration... Full story


Wild rumors abound about the eclipse

So the eclipse is almost upon us. From all indications, the totality during an eclipse really is quite an extraordinary, and very rare, thing to see.... Full story


Follow the stars

My husband and I are part of the revived group called Town Pride (TP), which joined together about three years ago to help beautify Goldendale. This is not to be confused with the new Golden Pride.... Full story


Meeting was very useful

Thanks to all the people who attended the program, “Social Security: Today and Tomorrow”. Shane Banbeater, manager of The Dalles Social Security Office and Tim Burns, representing Puget Sound... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Finding help for seniors on opioids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the... Full story


Get a grip, people

The hot topic of the month seems to be all about the upcoming eclipse. To me it is just a time when the day will slowly go dark for a few minutes and then slowly go back to the norm. I lived through... Full story


Legislation pending on Social Security

Sort of. In early July the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration released a list of dozens of letters and memos prepared at the requests of Congressmen and Senators that, as he put it,... Full story


County support was superb in fighting the Dry Creek Fire

I want to offer my sincere appreciation to the community members and businesses of your area during the Dry Creek Fire that started Friday, July 7, 2017. The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office,... Full story


Where can the disabled go?

I am doing this as I am disabled. As a life-long resident of 53 years, I have seen a lot of bad and good changes in this town, but I have a major question: how in the world are the disabled supposed... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Some took issue with a single misread word

After two biting editorials in The Sentinel against wanton incidents of racism committed in Goldendale against a pastor of a church here, feedback... Full story


Put out 'Burn Out'

Last night my husband and I watched a film called “Chasing Coral.” This film documents in visual terms the die-offs worldwide of coral reef ecosystems (it is currently streaming on Netflix). Coral... Full story


Racism has to stop

With a very sincere heart, we thank The Sentinel for the past two weeks of explaining the racist activity against our Pastor Pat of the United Methodist Church here in Goldendale and the possible... Full story

 By Jim White    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Jobs finally coming

It is encouraging to see a new business (and jobs) coming to Goldendale—Auscrete Corporation. Hopefully the city will ensure that the new facility’s lighting is dark-sky friendly, helping to... Full story

 By Norm Luther    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Is Trump suppressing voters?

Is suppression of Democratic voters the goal of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity? Prior voter fraud claims by the commission’s activist vice-chair and... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 19, 2017

The Racism pot in town has been stirred

Our editorial in last week’s Sentinel, about an African American pastor at a local church who felt forced to leave Goldendale because of intense... Full story

 By LeRoy Schoot    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Where do we turn?

The editor of The Sentinel is correct in naming the abuse piled on a black female clergy recently. There is much for us to learn from this sad and deplorable situation. Discrimination against those... Full story


I thought Goldendale was better

I was born and raised in the Goldendale area but have never been ashamed of Goldendale until now. I cannot believe what I read in this week’s paper about what happened to the Pastor of the United... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Goldendale racism drives out pastor

This column is getting a little ahead of a story we’re actually still working on, but we have enough information in hand to state one hard, extremel...


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