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 By Don McManman    News    July 30, 2014

Somewhere under the rainbow: Wishram history

Wishram goes back well over a century as a community, starting life as the village of Fallbridge. Yet, with its history, the entire Pacific Northwest...

 
 By Don McManman    News    May 14, 2014

Farmers Market open Saturdays at Ekone Park

Facing blustery weather, vendors and customers thronged to the Goldendale Farmers Market on Saturday for one of the most successful openings in...

 
 By Don McManman    News    February 5, 2014

New farm bill passes

The U.S. House last week passed a farm bill that would continue many programs in Klickitat County. [Note: the Senate Tuesday also passed the bill; The Sentinel will have more on that next week.] But...

 
 By Don McManman    Opinion    August 7, 2013

Looking Back' is informative

To the Editor: I’m a fan of Jean Allyn Smeltzer. The Looking Back column in each edition is informative, knowledgeable and insightful. Thanks for publishing it....

 
 By Don McManman    Opinion    June 12, 2013

In a world of tradeoffs, where do we draw the line?

News last week of genetically engineered wheat springing up on the other side of the Columbia begged a simple question: aren’t we getting a little too close to playing God? You decide. Most...

 
 By Don McManman    News    June 5, 2013

Goldendale wheat faces heat challenge, GMO scare

In a world of agricultural uncertainties—heat, drought, rain, markets—Goldendale-area wheat farmers swapped one worry for another in the past few weeks. First, there was a knee-buckling drought,...

 

Sports tycoons taking over fishing

To the Editor: The article about salmon in the Dec. 26 Sentinel is correct as far as it goes—which isn’t far at all. In short, the state is on the brink of handing Columbia River salmon to rich...

 
 By Don McManman    Features    June 20, 2012

Farmers’ Market salad greens like the cool

Even in a windy, cool spring, you can grow your very own salads at home. Just ask Tobiah Israel. But in case you haven’t bothered, you can buy bags...

 
 By Don McManman    Opinion    March 28, 2012

Easement fee would be more than land value

To the Editor: This is in response to R. Zornes’ editorial concerning a plan by the Bonneville Power Administration to build a new line from near Wishram to the Goldendale area. Zornes says...

 

Wine grapes, good for more than wine

Eric Leber and Lori Ramonas are taking the leftovers of wine production and creating new products that you’ve probably never encountered before. Merlot Grape Seed Flour, anyone? Or a splash of...

 

Summer bounty expected at Farmers’ Market

The bounties of summer are showing up—finally!—at the Goldendale Farmers’ Market. This Saturday, you should find vegetables, fruit and freshly p...

 
 By Don McManman    News    August 17, 2011

Make your own wands at Farmers’ Market

Now that the weather has warmed—again—you should find more summery vegetables at the Goldendale Farmers Market this Saturday. Also, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a special demonstration by Rody...

 

It’s not all veggies, Farmers’ Market also offers smoked salmon

William Slockish started learning the family business when he was about seven. “We didn’t pull the net or anything like that, but we packed fish...

 

Retirement, used greenhouse, new start for Granny

You can’t blame Don Lancaster. After all, he wanted to just retire, not to do the heavy lifting in a plant nursery. But six years ago, Janiece Lanca...

 

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