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 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 4, 2012

New redistricting maps change county lawmakers

Doc Hastings. Bruce Chandler. David Taylor. Jim Honeyford. After November 2012, Klickitat County will no longer be served by these familiar...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 4, 2012

Truck leaks, oil spilled into river

A semi truck that overturned on Highway 97 northbound in early morning hours Tuesday about five miles north of Goldendale is seeping diesel and engine...

 

New rabies law takes effect

With the New Year comes a new state law that started Jan. 1, which mandates that all pet dogs, cats, and ferrets are up to date on their rabies...

 

Top stories of 2011 include fire

Last week The Sentinel covered our top stories of last year from January through June. Among 2011’s most compelling stories in the second half of...

 

Farmers’ market vendors, gardeners get free workshops

Gorge Grown Food Network, Washington State University-Klickitat County Extension, and the Goldendale Farmers’ Market are co-sponsoring a day of free workshops geared toward vegetable farmers,...

 

Marijuana initiative clears first hurdle towards law

An initiative to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana in the state of Washington could be on the ballot this November. Sponsors of a marijuana initiative delivered what they say are roughly 3...

 

Business planning success class offered

A free class from the Small Business Development Center on “Planning for Business Success” will be offered in Goldendale on Thursday, Jan 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Klickitat PUD meeting...

 

Shoot! Archery 4-H club to meet

The Goldendale 4-H Archery club will hold an informational meeting Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at 1925 E. Collins Drive. Interested attendees are encouraged to bring their own archery equipment. However,...

 

MaryAnn Watkins

MaryAnn Brock Watkins, 83, passed away quietly in her home on Dec. 25, 2011. She was surrounded by her loving family. MaryAnn was born in Ridgefield,... Full story

 

Jon Rushing

Jon A. Rushing was born April 1, 1938, to Nathan C. and Elizabeth J. Rushing in Beaverton, Ore. His early life was full of memories and stories about... Full story

 

Christmas past

Todd Niva, a Klickitat PUD lineman, removes the holiday decorations from around Goldendale Tuesday morning. KPUD has been helping to decorate the...

 

It’s a year of major changes coming soon in many areas

There are a few strange things going on lately. First, there’s the redistricting, which has forced Klickitat County to lose its long-time and highly effective legislators on both the state and...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    January 4, 2012

Power prices surging with higher demand

For years, energy experts warned us that regulations and policies that reduce the supply of affordable conventional energy would result in higher prices for American families. Now it is clear the...

 
 By Mary Lee    Opinion    January 4, 2012

First Apply-A-Thon a big success

To the Editor: I wanted to let The Sentinel’s readers know about an exciting event that wrapped up before Christmas break at Goldendale High School. The First Annual Apply-A-Thon came to a close on...

 

Looking Back

25 Years Ago – Jan. 1, 1987 • Pete Lacoursiere was named “Fireman of the Year” at the annual Goldendale Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas banquet Dec. 20. Lacoursiere was recognized for...

 

Help make Lyle best town in the Gorge

Family and friends of Ovadell Roth mourn her parting. She was a resident of Lyle for many years and those who knew her will certainly miss her presence. Those wishing to attend her graveside service...

 

Heid to talk about school district’s M&O Levy at Chamber luncheon Jan. 5 at Glass Onion

Happy New Year to all Goldendale Sentinel readers. I was among the 58 people who plunged in the Central Klickitat Parks and Rec District's Polar Plunge New Years Day, which was five more than last...

 

Trout Lake students collecting clothing for school in Honduras

We wish our readers a very healthy and pleasant New Year. A year free as much as possible of the twists and kinks, hills and valleys that life’s road can develop.   The seventh and eight grade clas...

 

Goldendale teams finish 2011 with a pair of wins

Goldendale’s basketball teams put a winning cap on 2011 with boys and girls posting victories over Stevenson and Columbia-White Salmon in the...

 

AT&T reports critical tower outage

Updated: AT&T has fixed the issue and customers should not be experiencing any more problems. Most Goldendale AT&T wireless customers know by the... Full story

 

Taking the plunge

At exactly 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, 58 brave individuals went into the Columbia River for no reason at all but to support Central Klickitat...

 

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