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 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 5, 2020 

Rolfes coordinating livestock auction sale

The Grand Marshalls of this year's Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo, Steve and Helen Rolfe, say it's an honor to have been selected for the event-even...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 29, 2020

Commissioner race embroiled in ongoing contention

Fact-finding Story In recent weeks, Dan Christopher, candidate for Klickitat County Commissioner Position 3, sent out a three-page campaign letter...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 29, 2020

Good news! We lead in Bigfoot sightings!

Editor The sage analysts at, evidently swamped with spare time and pristine data, have officially declared Washington as the...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 22, 2020

Candidates mostly cordial in Q&A meeting Friday

Friday night's Goldendale Sentinel editorial board meeting with the seven candidates in contested races ran a gamut of emotions from friendly...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 22, 2020

UPDATED: Christopher campaign letter fact checked

Thursday, July 23, 2:20 p.m. This is an updated version of this story, adding two additional points (on I-1639 and shooting on private land). In... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 15, 2020

Sentinel to hold candidates meeting

The Goldendale Sentinel will hold an editorial board meeting with almost all the candidates running for office in Klickitat County and the 14th Legisl...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 8, 2020

Inslee mandates state-wide 'no mask, no service'

As of yesterday, all of Washington state is now under an order from Gov. Jay Inslee prohibiting businesses to serve anyone not wearing a face mask....

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 8, 2020

Strange squirrels are invading city roofs

Editor A bewildering mystery is baffling Goldendale. It involves squirrels. Let's clear up some immediate speculation: we're not talking about grey...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 1, 2020

BLM protest comes to Goldendale

Wind and verbal confrontation were the key features of a protest held Saturday afternoon on the Klickitat County courthouse lawn in Goldendale in...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 24, 2020

County Fair is canceled

It's no fair, but there's no Fair. Not this year. The board of the Klickitat County Fair bowed to the inevitable last week and voted to cancel this...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 24, 2020

Dual petitions take sides on Sheriff's Office

A petition in support of local police is currently circulating online, with more than 1,500 signatures to date. Organizer Sarah Wold writes she began...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 24, 2020

One accuses sheriff of racism and call for defunding ofof the department

A petition demanding the defunding of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office has completed collecting signatures and has been submitted to the...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 17, 2020

Online petition asks for police defunding

A petition is circulating online demanding that the Klickitat County commissioners act to defund the Sheriff's Office and move funds instead to...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 17, 2020

County sees spike in new cases

The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), with the Klickitat County Public Health Department (PHD), released a statement last Wednesday...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 17, 2020

Petition in support of sheriff circulating

Thursday, June 18 A petition in support of local police is currently circulating online, with more than a thousand signatures to date. Organizer... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 10, 2020

County cases back on the rise

Klickitat County health officials reported Monday that the county’s cases of Covid-19 increased by 16 in the past nine days. The increase was not...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 10, 2020

New manager wants to build professional 'teams"

Rod Cole, new branch manager at Columbia Bank in Goldendale as of May 18, is from the tiny town of Heppner, Oregon, a farming community a lot like...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 10, 2020

Petition started to defund sheriff

Thursday, June 11, 7:42 p.m. A petition is circulating online demanding that the Klickitat County commissioners act to defund the Sheriff’s Office... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 3, 2020

Local man providing ammo for agencies around the state

Steve Shields took his experience in law enforcement and decided to go into firearms training and gun ammunition. It was a good move. Today, Shields'...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020

Silent Memorial Day

For the first time in recent memory, there were no American Legion ceremonies at the area cemeteries this year....

 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020

Sheriff says Contact Tracing plan violates rights

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer Monday issued a statement saying Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan for Contact Tracing is unconstitutional. Songer has...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020

Story sparks diverse response

Last week’s story in The New Yorker magazine, focusing on disparate reactions to the pandemic in Klickitat County, has predictably drawn diverse...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 20, 2020

'New Yorker' story focuses on pandemic reaction in county

It's famous for its cartoons, its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism-Ronan Farrow took the award in 2018 when he wrote about the Harvey Weinstein...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 13, 2020

Sheriff says he won't enforce some distancing orders

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer-already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639-now says he will refuse to enforce...

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Integrity Literacy 4: the benign cultural medium

One person can change the world. We’ve heard that before, probably often. Sometimes the expression mutates from initial inspiration to tired...


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