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By Heres Goldendale
Diana Notestine 

What to do if 9-1-1 doesn't work


February 28, 2018

What do you do when 9-1-1 doesn’t work? Jeff King, Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management/E911/Dispatch, has some wise words for us. There have been a small number of situations, in recent years where telephone service and/or 9-1-1 service has stopped working in Klickitat County (construction damage to feeder lines, weather-related outages, and related incidents). When Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management 9-1-1 Communications Officers find 9-1-1 service is down and not being forwarded to neighboring 9-1-1 call centers, they dispatch firefighters to their stations to standby. This way, citizens can travel to a nearby fire station to report any kind of problem (police, fire, medical). Fire station staffing is dependent upon the availability of volunteer firefighters and/or Emergency Communications Radio Operators who provide standby service. The County’s Public Safety Radio System is used by the Firefighters or Emergency Communications volunteers to call for needed assistance.

Goldendale Primary School will have their Spring Class/Individual Portraits on Tuesday, March 6. Please send the exact amount of money for pictures. The office will not be able to make change. Picture packets were sent home. Visit the Goldendale Primary School website at to get updates on school delays and closures and general information about our school. Also, listen to KLCK 1400am or

Remember that everyone is invited to the Open House for the Goldendale Grange’s 100th Birthday Potluck, on Sunday, March 4, at the Goldendale Grange on East Darland, beginning at 1 pm. Everyone bring a dish to share.

The Goldendale Rock Painters invite the young and old alike to come to the Twisted Throttle Family Fun Center on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. to see their artistic endeavors—and swap a rock. This is a free event, and anyone can bring a painted rock to trade. Kids under 18 can bring a nice clean, flat, unpainted rock to trade for one painted rock from a special table. The Family Fun Center expanded their hours to accommodate this event, and has donated their party room as well.


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