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Articles from the January 14, 2015 edition

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 By Cooper Inveen    News    January 14, 2015

Legislature weighing seven fresh approaches to existing marijuana law

Two years after Washington voters ended pot prohibition, lawmakers are wading through a thicket of reforms that aim to stabilize an industry struggling to get off the ground. “Right now I call it...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 14, 2015

Sentinel web site attacked by computers in China

The Goldendale Sentinel web site was heavily hit last week by numerous internet sources in China. The attacks forced The Sentinel site to slow down...

 

Beware the phony IRS, State tax collectors

A Goldendale woman reports an old scam making a fresh appearance in Klickitat County. “A man called this morning and said he was with the IRS,” the woman said Tuesday. “He wanted me to arrange...

 

Vern Markee Park still holds a place of honor

What used to be an empty weigh station on the side of Highway 142 has since become a local landmark of volunteerism and a tourist destination-the...

 
 By Cooper Inveen    News    January 14, 2015

It's weird and wacky bills week in the Legislature

Would your legislator ever consider decriminalizing heroin possession? Or maybe turning the Supreme Court justices’ elections partisan? What about allowing teenagers to taste alcohol? The 2015...

 

Biggs intersection construction will go to bridge deck

Kerr Contractors, building the modernization project at the Biggs Junction Interchange of I-84 and US 97, will focus on the bridge this week. Now through Jan. 18, the contractor will be performing...

 
 By Patty Cooper    News    January 14, 2015

MAJESTIC SUNDOWN

Sunset over the county last Tuesday was unusually colorful. This was taken in Goldendale Tuesday evening....

 

Mitten Tree Harvested

The Soroptimist Mitten Tree at The Sentinel office yielded more than 100 items this year thanks to the generosity of the Goldendale community. Six...

 

Hit-and-run driver arrested in city

A backing mistake at the Mt. View Shell station on Sunday turned into a hit and run case and pictures taken by the victim helped make the arrest. The...

 

Ogden Winter Piano Concert this weekend

Dr. Jim Ogden will present his annual winter piano concert on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Goldendale Senior Center located at 115 East Main Street. The program will begin at 2 p.m. A selection of sheet...

 

Bill McEwen

William McEwen 1938-2015 Bill passed away January 8, 2015 after a long battle with congestive heart failure and diabetes. He was in the company of... Full story

 

Charlie Glover

Charlie A. Glover (Chuck), a longtime resident of Goldendale, Washington, passed peacefully on January 3, 2015 at the Oregon Veterans' Home in The... Full story

 

Brent Alan Lovelace

On Jan. 25, 1947, Brent Alan Lovelace was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Fredrick and Florence Lovelace. After a very brief hospital stay, he passed away on Dec. 18, 2014, at the VA Hospital in... Full story

 

Nancy Mondor

Nancy "Ga-Ga" L. Mondor, was born in Yakima, WA on February 11, 1950 and peacefully passed away January 6, 2015 in Goldendale, WA. She was so very... Full story

 

Margie L. Sharon

On Jan. 5, 2015, Margie L. (Foster) Sharon passed away quietly at home, following the passing of her husband, Loren, in September. Margie was born to E.M. (Pokey) and Nellie A. Foster on Aug. 4, 1933... Full story

 

Vernon Lee Bowlby

Vernon Lee Bowlby, 83 died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his home in Corvallis.  A Celebration of Life is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis. McHenry Funeral... Full story

 

It might be time to shake off the curse of Timmerman for good

We have it on excellent authority that the city of Goldendale is still cursed. We say “still” because many people think the curse of Timmerman,...

 

Leave the lights alone

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article in The Sentinel reporting about the new lights at the county court house. I personally think they are great. Please don’t let...

 

Did someone say chocolate? Sweet fundraiser coming in Feb.

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere, when you visit the Chocolate Fair! (Chocolate Festival in reality, but it didn’t rhyme.) Don’t pencil in the date… use your pen! On Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6...

 

Church holds Adventure Club for kids K-5

The Glenwood Rodeo Association’s annual meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Grange. The agenda includes coronation of the 2015 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen Shania Weifenbach a...

 

Whitmores welcome sixth great-grandchild

Kathryn Shinn, age 97, mother of Barbara Clark passed away unexpectedly Jan. 4, 2015.  Kathryn was still living in her own home on the ranch west of Mabton, driving her own car and enjoying life....

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - January 14, 1965 • County Engineer Strombom said the Klickitat road was back in service New Year’s eve. Traffic was reduced to slow speed, going one way in places, but repairs had...

 

Top stories of 2014: heavy focus on contentious political races

June Sheriff resigns early Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas will step down from his office on June 30, calling the move an early retirement. McComas first made his plans known June 3 at a...

 

From the best seat in the house

Two players who were great in losing efforts this past week are Goldendale’s Dillon Shattuck and Lyle-Wishram’s Maelynn Luke. Shattuck was unstopp...

 

Wilkins grabs top honors at Wapato meet

Forfeits bit the Timberwolves, early last week, leading to losses of 42-36 to Connell and 43-30 to Kiona-Benton, two of the SCAC wrestling powers over...

 

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