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 By Jess Macinko    News    January 3, 2018

Top stories of 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....

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 3, 2018

Top stories of 2017: The Sentinel's inside look at the county jail

On Dec. 26, 2014, an inmate at the Klickitat county jail assaulted a corrections officer. Patrolman Robert Bianchi investigated the attack. Shortly...

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 24, 2017

Agency threatens end to city food bank contract

Today, the board of the Goldendale Foodbank (GFB) will meet to consider a response to a notice of contract termination from Washington Gorge Action Programs (WGAP). WGAP, a non-profit human service...

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 24, 2017

Weed trouble in Moro, Oregon

"Noxious weeds spread the same way as something that's viral on Facebook." With those words, Sherman County wheat farmer Bryan Cranston linked the...

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 17, 2017

Tribal housing plans focus of talks

Will properties in Dallesport and nearby areas be developed for Native American tribal housing? The short answer: probably. But few details have been... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 17, 2017

Pot ban made permanent

The sunset clause has been repealed, cementing Klickitat County’s ban on marijuana business. Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners accepted a planning commission recommendation to repeal the...

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 10, 2017

Bell of prophecy rings once again

On April 1888, shortly before being hung for murder, Jochin Henry Timmerman cursed the town of Goldendale and swore it would burn to the ground. One m... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 10, 2017

New Services in Town

Don't be shocked to hear Goldendale has a new solution to your electrical needs. Geoff Porter, a journey level electrician, is now offering his... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 10, 2017

Sunset meeting scheduled

Will the sun set on the sunset clause? That’s the subject of a Klickitat Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 16. The question before the board is whether to repeal the...

 By Jess Macinko    News    May 3, 2017

State Poet Laureate in Goldendale today

Today, Washington state's Poet Laureate visits Goldendale. Todd Marshall, who was appointed to the position in 2016, plans to visit Goldendale...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017

Chinook Coffee, Aimee's Attic see changes

To the dismay of local gourmands and blearyeyed news crews alike, Golden Chinook is closing its doors at the end of the week. Citing inadequate customer numbers and a steep small-business learning cur...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017

Town meeting addresses mental health and law enforcement

A Tuesday night meeting focused on the intersection of mental health services and local law enforcement (LE). Representatives from Comprehensive...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 26, 2017


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 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017

Sun sets on county cannabis

Monday night, the Klickitat County Planning Commission made its final recommendation: repeal the sunset clause and place a permanent ban on new marijuana businesses and expansions. The so-called...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017

Libraries promote early literacy, student access

is spring, young children and their parents may be pleased to find children's books in unlikely places. In waiting rooms throughout the county,...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017

Herrera Beutler addresses range of issues

Healthcare took centerstage in Thursday’s telephone town hall with Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. The issue was the common denominator among... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 19, 2017

City Council anticipates report system

Monday night’s city council meeting centered on a report system for the Goldendale Fire Department and a cost-sharing measure for Oregon Trail Rally preparations. The report system, which received...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Spring brake in Alderdale: traffic grant targets road

If you go to Alderdale before dawn, you won't see the vast swaths of vineyards and orchards that blanket the landscape. But you might guess at their... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

EMS heroes are multi-hat wearers

It's Thursday afternoon, and the call center for the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) is deceptively "cricket cricket." So...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Elder: too many people consider faith a spectator sport

Many people identify as Christian, but what does that really mean? To his chagrin, Darrell Watson thinks it may not mean much. "What they're saying...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Mental Health Meeting

Comprehensive Healthcare (formerly Comprehensive Mental Health) will be joining local law enforcement in a public meeting to discuss the community response to mental health and drug- or...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 12, 2017

Police Log

Assault On April 3 at 11 a.m., Goldendale Police Officer Steljes responded to a reported assault. The victim said she was asleep at her home in the 500 block of West Burgen Street when her boyfriend,...

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 5, 2017

New judge says thank you to Bickleton

Thanks in part to a small town in eastern Klickitat County, Yakima County has a new superior court judge. Kevin Naught, a Bickleton native, was... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    April 5, 2017

ACLU proposes rules to local law agencies

Last Wednesday, a panel of local law enforcement officials met to discuss proposed rules suggested by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In...


Phone Town Hall

During last Tuesday’s telephone town hall, one caller asked, why “telephone?” The answer, in so many words, was “for the convenience of legislators and the public alike.” Rep. Norm Johnson...


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