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 By Rodger Nichols    News    December 4, 2019 

City to bear no cost for county project

Rodger Nichols For The Sentinel “There’ll be no extra cost to the citizens of Klickitat County, the way the stars have aligned for this project.” That was Klickitat County Commissioner Jim...

 

Theriault quits city council

Mayor Mike Canon made a surprise announcement at the beginning of Monday night's Goldendale City Council meeting, reading from a letter he received...

 

City gets calls about WAGAP

Last Monday night’s meeting of the Goldendale City Council was more informational than action-packed. The only action item was a resolution approving a request for permission to drill a...

 

City hears on new RV park, Food Bank

Goldendale's newest development, the nearly completed Stargazers RV Park and Resort, will open soon: "Sometime between the first of November and Thank...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 9, 2019

City hears complaints against parcel plan

Citizen concerns about a recent short plat to divide a parcel of land near High Street and Melinda Lane in Goldendale into four smaller parcels drew...

 

Inslees at KPUD plant, pumped storage site, KVH

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and his wife flew into Dallesport Wednesday and then split up. First Lady Trudy Inslee was taken to Goldendale where sh...

 

City forms Urban Wildlife committee

Members of the Goldendale City Council followed last meeting’s Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) presentation on urban wildlife by confirming Mayor Mike Canon’s appointment of...

 

Deer primary council topic

Urban deer and the predators that follow them into the city were the subject of a special report at Tuesday night's Goldendale City Council meeting....

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 21, 2019

Deluge forced sewer backups in city

Among the items on the agenda for the Goldendale City Council was a report on the Emergency Medical Services from Tony Gilmore of the EMS board. Gilmo...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 14, 2019

grant Airport plans stuck on fuel

The Airport Committee of the Goldendale City Council met Monday night at City Hall. The intent was to present a proposal to the full City Council at its meeting next week on how best to use the $550,0...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 7, 2019

City council meeting short and sweet

Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting was short, sweet, and positive. Here are the bullet point takeaways, in the order they came up in the 30-minute meeting: • The city’s fire...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 7, 2019

Hiking trail links The Dalles with Troutdale

The prospect of a complete hiking and bike trail from Troutdale to The Dalles got a step closer Saturday when a three-mile stretch of new trail from...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 24, 2019

Bill to create new state dies, but not the idea

The controversy surrounding the implementation of the second phase of the I-1639 gun control measure on the first of this month has more people...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 17, 2019

Peck tells city something big is coming

Three key pieces of news came out of the Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night. First, the newest member of the council was sworn it....

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 17, 2019

Joint meeting focus on counties' common issues

Klickitat and Skamania County Commissioners met in a joint session Thursday in the meeting room at Klickitat PUD in Goldendale. Joining them were...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 3, 2019

1639 goes into full effect

While Section 13 of the controversial I-1639 gun control measure requiring age requirements for gun purchases took effect Jan. 1, the balance of the...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 3, 2019

State starts charging Oregon shoppers sales tax

A bill that changed the limits on sales tax exemptions for Oregonians shopping in Washington took effect Monday. Thanks to ESSB 5997, Oregon...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 3, 2019

Police chief reminds about fireworks law

It was a busy night for the Goldendale City Council. One of the main features was a report by the Airport Committee, which met for nearly two hours...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 19, 2019

City council focuses on airport

One of the main topics of discussion at the Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night was the city's airport, which recently received a $550,000...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 12, 2019

Cougar said to attack dog in city

A reader of The Sentinel, David Counts, called to express concern that the public in general and schools in particular are not being alerted about...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 5, 2019

City changes fireworks times

One of the key things to come out of Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting was a reminder that an ordinance passed a year ago by the city takes effect before the next City Council meeting....

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 5, 2019

Foreign consuls come to city

This corner of the Gorge may see more interest in foreign trade, thanks to a meeting convened Friday at Maryhill Museum. The City of Goldendale and...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 5, 2019

Pronghorn antelopes spotted in county in greater numbers

Are the deer and the antelope both playing in Klickitat County? The answer appears to be yes. Pronghorn antelopes are native to North America but...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 22, 2019

City council meeting is all good news

It was a night of good news for the Goldendale City Council. Monday's session began with the swearing-in ceremony for new council member Jane...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 8, 2019

City appoints new council member

The Goldendale City Council has a new member, though she won't take office until May 20. Jane E. Roberts was the only person to apply for the seat...

 

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