25 years ago
December 26, 1991: High School’s Vo-ag shop Construction done. The 1,200 square foot building will house business and agriculture students both. Business students will have access to 27 MacIntosh computers, six printers, and two lab rooms. For agriculture students, a 24 by 30 foot greenhouse replaces a portable facility that is fifth the size of the new structure. The greenhouse will be utilized by both horticulture and biology students. Perhaps the most noteworthy addition to the industrial area is a $23,000 overhead crane that can lift three tons of weight.
50 years ago
December 29 1966: Ski lodge to open when snow falls. Opening of the Satus Pass Ski area hinged strictly on getting enough snow to ski on, Jaycee spokesmen said this week. The new T-Bar lift was to undergo final inspection by the manufacturer Wednesday or Thursday and the tow can be placed in operation shortly afterwards.
The ski lodge will have three tows ready to operate when the T-Bar is given final approval.
75 years ago
December 25 1941: Building Boom Hits City In’41: Approximately one-quarter million dollars was spent in Goldendale during 1941 on public and private buildings. Last year the total expenditure for buildings in the city was approximately $43,000 and in 1939 the figure was $51,000. This year a substantial part of the money spent for building in this city went into the construction of the new Klickitat County Courthouse. This building now nearing completion will cost approximately $143,000. Brady Construction Company of Seattle are the contractors in charge of the construction.