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 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 8, 2020

City council swears in members and mayor

Goldendale City Council met Monday night for the first time in the new year and took care of some needed formalities. Four council members and Mayor...


January will be colder

According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at Goldendale averaged warmer than normal during the month of December. The average...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 8, 2020


Here's a bit of history you probably didn't know: Goldendale was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. It didn't come from planes, and there...


State BLM firefighters deployed to Australia

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington/Oregon announced Monday that it has deployed four firefighters to assist Australia with the prolific wildfires spread throughout the country. These...

 By Tammy Ayer    News    January 8, 2020

Woman seeks info on her newfound father

Growing up on a small grain farm in eastern Montana, Janet Hermann always thought there was something hidden about her. Her mother treated her...


No victims of climate change:

A group of hardy souls took to the Columbia River for this year's Polar Plunge on the New Year's Day. One long-time observer said this year's was the...


Harassment request denied

On Monday, Judge Rick Hansen denied LeAndra Kessinger’s request to issue an order of protection against Dallas Huskey-Wells for harassment. The request had been made after Huskey-Wells repeatedly...


LeRoy Arthur (Pete) Schoot

LeRoy Arthur (Pete) Schoot was born March 9, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Arthur Schoot and Edna Borseth. He passed peacefully from a sudden... Full story


John Randolph Swanson

John Randolph Swanson passed away on Dec. 23, 2019, while at Forest Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Kitsap County, Bremerton, Washington. Randy was... Full story


Tom Svendsen

Thomas Dean Svendsen, 66, a longtime resident of Goldendale, passed away Jan. 4, 2020, after losing his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Tom was born Sept. 24, 1953, at Fort Lawton Hospital while his... Full story


Arley Jean Gray

Arley Jean Gray, 84, a resident of Goldendale, passed away on Dec. 27, 2019. She was born April 19, 1935, in Ferndale, Washington, to Harley and Edna... Full story


Felicia Mayer

Felicia Mayer was born in Seattle, Washington, on Feb. 21, 1986, to Roy and Arlee (Thorlacius) Mayer. She passed away at the age of 33 at home in... Full story


Lawmakers are subject to records requests

In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as saying, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” That saying, or variants...



Why won't they take a stand? The Goldendale school bureaucracy will place students and parents under the big guns of the sexual identity lobby. That it will be imposed by officials whose supposed...


Patricia Jensen

Patricia (Pat) June (Harbour) Jensen, a long-time resident of Tualatin, Oregon, died Dec. 27, 2019, at Cedar Crest Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Tualatin. Born July 16, 1946 in Goldendale,... Full story


Fondly recalling those we lost

As we begin a new year, we want to take a moment to remember those we lost during 2019. For a small community, any loss is hard, but we have suffered the loss of several dear friends in the past...


Make the LCC work for you

I have a brilliant idea—well, maybe a 40-watt, but it’s still enough light to visualize: think about those New Year resolutions and put volunteering at the top of the list. So many worthy causes...


Looking Back

January 1, 1881 – 139 Years Ago The Sentinel will be enlarged to an Eight-Column Newspaper on Jan. 8, 1881, which will make it the “LARGEST” paper published North of the Columbia River. It will...

 By John Kruse    News    January 8, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report

The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen's show season in the Pacific Northwest, and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The...

 By Diane Jessup    News    January 8, 2020

Companion Animal: A Series on Canine Aggression – Part 3

Purebred dogs represent humankind’s long and very clever mission to take the grey wolf—a jack of all trades but master of none—and by selective breeding produce a variety of dog-breeds tailor...


Legals for January 8, 2020

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids for the New Klickitat County Services Building Project will be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the reception desk located in the Klickitat County...


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