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Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition

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 By Aaron Kunkler    News    January 11, 2017

Herrera Beutler calls for VA query

Vet's cancer turns terminal while waiting for treatment Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has sent a letter to U.S. Veterans Affairs... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

Animal shelter problems challenge rescue efforts

At some point over the weekend, the city animal shelter's drain-pipe froze. Dogs of the Gorge (DOG) volunteers found out Sunday, when an attempt to... Full story

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

Best rule of thumb for taxes: learn the rules

Last week, the first part of this article looked at do-it-yourself and basic tax preparation services in and around Goldendale. This week, we'll look...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

McCabe 'listening tour' elicits comment

Last Tuesday, Rep. Gina McCabe came to Goldendale as part of a district-wide “listening tour.” The event, sponsored by The Sentinel and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce, gave residents a chance...


City renews DOG contract

For The Sentinel The first meeting of the Goldendale City Council for 2017 started on an optimistic note. Councilors voted unanimously to sign an agreement for animal control with Dogs of the Gorge,...

 By Grace Swanson    News    January 11, 2017

McCleary major issue in this Legislative session

Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session. A major...

 By Jess Macinko    News    January 11, 2017

PUD says it's ready for weather

Depending on the weather, Klickitat county residents who experienced power outages last week should be prepared for more. According to Public Utility District (PUD) General Manager Jim Smith, we’ve...


Privacy campaign challenges bathroom law

The Just Want Privacy Campaign filed a ballot initiative with the Secretary of State Monday to repeal the State Human Rights Commission’s open bathroom and locker room rule. The initiative would rem...


Wendell Nida

Wendell Keith Nida, 77, passed away in Goldendale, Washington on Dec. 17, 2016. He was born in Miller, Missouri on Oct. 27, 1939 to Alfred and... Full story


Earl Hamllik

Earl Carl Hamllik was born April 20, 1939 in Goldendale. He passed away Jan. 4, 2017 at KVH in Goldendale. Earl was a welder by trade, a trade he learned in the Navy. Because of his thin stature he... Full story


Daniel Wedgwood

Daniel “Danny” Fredie Dewey Wedgwood of Goldendale died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at the age of 85. Danny was born Feb. 10, 1931 in Goldendale to Mrs. Ida (Parker) Wedgwood... Full story


Police encourage licenses for dogs

The Goldendale Police Department would like to remind dog owners (of animals six months or older) within city limits to purchase their 2017 dog licenses. Dogs six months or older must have a current... Full story


Golden Pride forms with big plans for a small town

A new group of locals have formed a committee to spruce up the community, called Golden Pride. The reason for this name is because the founders feel the community needs to take pride in this small...


Banquet award date coming

The Jaycees and the American Legion are co-hosting a community-service banquet and awards ceremony on Jan. 28. The free dinner is open to all service organizations and their volunteers. Each group...


The Sentinel announces a new approach to publishing opinion with 'facts'

We are announcing a new policy for expressing opinions in this newspaper, especially in instances of highly controversial topics. It involves four... Full story


Recognizing a great service

I just wanted to give recognition to Travis and Lisa Herseim for their thoughtfulness in providing their free holiday meals for the community. Both were fabulous! What great food! I wanted to express... Full story

 By Peter Leon    Opinion    January 11, 2017

Let's keep the momentum going

Hurray! We Republican voters carried the presidency, House, and Senate. The vast majority of Washington State counties like Klickitat County voted red as well. For 2017/2018, the Klickitat County... Full story


Ogden concert rescheduled

Dr. Jim Ogden’s annual piano concert, which was scheduled for Sunday 15 January has been postponed until Sunday, Jan. 22, due to the inclement weather situation. The concert will be at the... Full story


Town hit with major snow drifts

Attendance was high for the Glenwood Middle School basketball games against Trout Lake last Thursday. During halftimes of both games, the Glenwood Elementary K-4 kids entertained the audience with...


School ramps up music program

If you missed the Jan. 4 concert by the Lyle School District Music Department, you missed a great evening’s entertainment. The incredible vocal and instrumental performance could pirate the title...


Kids enrolling in poetry performance contest

High school students at Bickleton are performing poetry on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Bickleton gym. The event is “Poetry Out Loud,” a poetry recitation competition. Students perform poems before...


Family comes to Goldendale for their baby to be born

News Editor Vash La-Stampede Curtsinger came into this world on Jan. 1, 2017 at 10:07 p.m. Named after the hero of the Trigun anime series, Vash was...


Aussie company coming to Bingen

An Australian company is about to set up shop next to InSitu in Bingen, according to a report in The Seattle Times. According to the Times, a company called Orbital and based in Perth has signed a...


Team registration open for Gorge Wind Challenge

Team registration is now open for the fourth annual Wind Challenge, blowing to the Gorge on March 11 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. During the Wind Challenge, teams of high school...


Where'd that come from?

“Can’t Carry a Tune in a Bucket” Meaning: Someone who sings very badly, is tone-deaf or is musically challenged. It is the inability to metaphorically “carry” a tune in a bucket or the inabi... Full story


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