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County tax districts adjust to change in wind values

The wind turbines that crown the hills to the south and east of Goldendale have been a contentious issue since they were first proposed, but recently...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    February 6, 2013

Wolves may be making their way into county

A group of Klickitat County members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) yesterday attended the House Agriculture and Natural Resource...

 

County emergency radio program cost goes up

Department of Emergency Management Director Ed Powell reported to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) last month that the price tag of the radio project has increased significantly. The original...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 30, 2013

City starts over on rentals ordinance

The Goldendale city council meeting last Tuesday had standing room only as many landlords of Goldendale came out to protest the recent proposed city...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 30, 2013

Assessor’s Office defends number of appeals

This is part two of the feature on the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office. Part one ran in last week’s paper. If you missed it, you can find it at...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 30, 2013

Assessor fields questions at Chamber lunch

Klickitat County Assessor Darlene Johnson spoke at the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Thursday, discussing her soon-to-be-released taxes payable report, the new windmill depreciation...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 23, 2013

Assessor’s Office facing record number of appeals

This is the first of a two-part series on the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office. In this first story, the impact of new assessment procedures is...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 23, 2013

Deputies’ union files action against KCSO

On Dec. 27, 2012, Eddie Allen, the Klickitat County Sheriffs Office (KCSO) deputy’s union representative for Washington State Council of County and City Employee (AFSCME), submitted a request to the...

 

Share home to open soon for residents

Georgia’s Adult Care Home is having an open house on Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to introduce her new “Share Home” at their facility located...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 16, 2013

SAR volunteers given special recognition

The Klickitat Search and Rescue (SAR) honored their volunteers at their annual SAR Volunteer Appreciation Night Banquet on Jan. 8 at the PUD. “I...

 

Council holds hearing on CDBG application, offers changes to rental property ordinance

At the first Goldendale City Council meeting of 2013, a full council held a public hearing on the city applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) to help pay for the West Columbus...

 

Klickitat rallies together for community center

The planning and renovation of the Klickitat Community Center, a project seven years in the making, is now moving forward and is estimated by project...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 9, 2013

County sites will benefit from grants

Klickitat County received $2.75 million in state grant money for economic and community development in 2012. This money is for two projects: a flex space office building at the Dallesport Airport and...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 2, 2013

New parks manager wants fresh approach

Lem Pratt, the new manager for the Goldendale area state parks, proposes revitalization and more community involvement for the Goldendale Observatory...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    January 2, 2013

County budget is under 2012 level

The Klickitat County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved the 2013 Klickitat County budget and says the budget is reasonable and fair. “I think we have done a really good job,” says...

 

New tax service opening in Goldendale

Starting in the New Year, KB Tax Service, owned and operated by Kerry Bodily, will be offering tax return preparation out of his new office in the back of the McCredy Store. “I can do pretty much...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 26, 2012

Commissioner change marks Thayer’s last meeting

On Dec. 18, the Klickitat County Board of County Commissioner’s (BOCC) Chambers at the Klickitat County Courthouse were full of family, friends,...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 26, 2012

Forest thinning services available to residents

Local Goldendale resident Mark Jobe has recently founded Dominion Ranch Services LLC (DRS), a forest health management and timber thinning company...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 19, 2012

City gets donated building

Goldendale now has a new multipurpose building. Monday night at the Goldendale City Council meeting, council members passed a motion to execute a donation agreement with Laurel Hill Enterprises for...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 19, 2012

Assessor’s office dealing with high appeals and notices

On Nov. 3, 1,669 revaluation notices were sent out by the Klickitat County Assessor’s Office. For some property owners, the notice they receive might be their third or fourth notice this year. The...

 

Quilters create artwork for Library

The Goldendale Chapter of Friends of the Library thanked the Klickitat Valley Quilters (KVQ) at a small reception on Dec. 13 for their contribution...

 

To call or not to call 911?

Law enforcement and emergency management officials in Goldendale very emphatically say: “Call! When in doubt, call 911.” “Anything, in the act, that is detrimental to safety, health, or property...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 5, 2012

Safety board ends on high note

The Klickitat County Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) performed so well, it worked itself out of a job. On Dec. 22 last year. the Board of County Commissioners created the PSAB to work with...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 5, 2012

City police facing new challenges in pot law

On Dec. 6, possession of marijuana becomes legal across Washington, after Initiative 502 (I-502) passed the general vote last month, ending a 70-year prohibition. The legalization of possession is...

 
 By Kelly Shipp    News    December 5, 2012

Co-workers help to save a life

“That day was totally lost to me,” says Michael Baduns, 52, who collapsed at Napa Auto Parts where he was working on Sept. 14. “People tell me now that I was going to go on a delivery for a...

 

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