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 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...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 17, 2019

Council hears of rise in crime calls

The Goldendale City Council met Monday night in an abbreviated session with an abbreviated group, following the resignation of Councilor Carmen Knopes. In the absence of Mayor Mike Canon, Councilor...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 20, 2019

Council hears about burglaries

A bare quorum of four Goldendale City Council members were present for a brisk 20-minute meeting Monday night. Councilors Andy Halm, Shannon Middleton, and Carmen Knopes were excused due to travel and...

 

City approves new server

The February 4 Goldendale City Council meeting agenda was so packed that coverage needed to be extended to this week. Here are the other items that were covered in that meeting: The police...

 

City gets an earful from upset tax dollars groups

The Goldendale City Council had a packed agenda Monday night in a meeting so long councilors had to vote to extend it past 9 p.m. That meeting was...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 9, 2019

Police: crime in city down from last year

The Goldendale City Council met Monday night and approved several new contracts for services. Those include a $10,000 contract with the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development,...

 

Solar facility planned for Bickleton

A company called Avangrid Renewables, LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is planning a large solar energy facility near Bickleton. The company has more than $10 billion of operating assets...

 

2019 city budget approved

Goldendale City Councilors approved a modest budget for 2019 and a couple of housekeeping measures at their final meeting of the year Monday night. Budget Committee members proposed some adjustments...

 

Energy site gets grant

The proposed pump storage electrical generation project in Klickitat County took a huge step forward Monday. City Council member Miland Waling reported at Monday night’s council meeting that a year...

 

City cuts its PUD electric bill

The Goldendale City Council had an unusual double session Monday night. The regular meeting started at 7 p.m., and the main item on the agenda was...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 3, 2018

Council looks at 2019 budget

With Mayor Mike Canon not present at Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting, Councilor Guy Theriault took the helm and sailed the council swiftly through a short agenda with no...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 29, 2018

Cost for school district to release Heid more than $200K

The Goldendale School District and former Superintendent Mark Heid have parted ways, but that parting came at a substantial cost. The Sentinel obtained the agreement between the school board and Heid...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 29, 2018

Dark doings under the 'Singing Bridge'

A major portion of the Aug. 20 Goldendale City Council meeting was taken up with a presentation by Peter Andress and Terry Stone. They told the council via a Power Point presentation that local...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 22, 2018

Walking in other worlds

The Sentinel contributor and Gorge Country Media news director recounts his adventures at a world-renowned sci-fi convention. Aliens and robots and vampires stalked the halls at the 76th World Science...

 

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