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 By Lou Marzeles    News    April 8, 2020

Looking for the helpers

At Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) early yesterday morning, a woman in scrubs was crossing the parking lot toward the main entrance. A car headed south...

 

THIS WAS JUST LAST WEEK:

Yes, it was just last Wednesday, April 1, that our area was blanketed in spring snow. It was pretty while it lasted....

 

Silent Streets

SILENT STREETS: Main Street in Goldendale in late afternoon on a recent weekday. Normally parking spaces would be mostly full. Like cities all across...

 

Goldendale, Lyle school districts deliver needed food to kids

Lyle Although Klickitat County didn't have a diagnosed case of COVID-19 until March 14, the virus has had a noticeable impact on the already limited...

 

Schools ordered closed for rest of the school year

Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal Monday announced the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The order keeps both public and...

 

Superintendent's statement on closing

Shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee announced the closure of all schools in Washington for the rest of current school year, Goldendale School District Superintendent Ellen Perconti wrote this message to...

 

Community Meal program needs help

The Community Meal program—formerly known as the Soup Kitchen— at the Goldendale United Methodist Church has seen its role expand greatly since the “Stay at Home” edict began. The program has...

 

Mosbrucker domestic violence bill vetoed, Goldendale shelter funding intact

A measure to create a workplace domestic violence task force was among 147 bills and supplemental budget appropriations Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed Friday in an effort to save money to address COVID-19...

 

Delivery service by first responders begins

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in partnership with Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) began delivering essential supplies such as groceries to community members Friday, March 27. This se...

 

Goldendale Police investigate vehicle theft

The Goldendale Police Department (GPD) has been working with police in Kennewick on the theft of a Honda Civic at the Mid-Columbia Veterinary Clinic. The theft occurred Thursday, March 26, at around...

 

Brian Frank Oliver

Brian was born on Sept. 20, 1962 in Toppenish Washington, to Lewis and Judy Oliver. He passed on March 30, 2020, in Yakima, Washington, at the age... Full story

 

Stanley Wilbert Crocker

Stanley Crocker, well-known and much beloved rancher and horseman died in The Dalles, Oregon, on March 16, 2020. He was 100 years old. Stanley was... Full story

 

Kenneth Craig Fisk

Kenneth Craig Fisk, 95, of Moses Lake, Washington, died March 29, 2020.... Full story

 

An Easter that will be remembered for years

Because of COVID-19, many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12. Easter Sunday can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. The dates change because Easter happens on t...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Seek true victory I’m not exactly old, but I have lived long enough to witness numerous catastrophes, both foreign and domestic. Natural disasters of all types, wars, terrorist attacks, famines,...

 

Look for the helpers

It’s nice to have some great news to share about one of our local college students. Kinley Troh, daughter of Bill and Toni, was named to the President’s List at Columbia Basin College in Pasco...

 

You finally have time

This year 2020 has not shown to be a happy and friendly one. With all the social gatherings being cancelled and government telling us to stay in doors for our own good, the human suffers. We are...

 

Distancing at work at New Hope

All who live and work at the farm are practicing “social distancing” as ordered by Gov. Inslee. There have been no outings or trips away from the farm for any of the residents, but they are...

 

Airwing ready for transport services

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer announced last week that the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Airwing, a commissioned special volunteer unit of the sheriff’s office headed by aviator Doug Herlihy,...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    April 8, 2020

Looking Back

Considering our recent weather, I had to start this week’s “Looking Back” column with a 100-year-old weather report that is appropriate today. April 1, 1920 - 100 Years Ago March’s departing...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 8, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report:

Washington has enacted the strongest measures in the nation when it comes to limiting outdoor recreation. Following Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home,...

 
 By Diane Jessup    News    April 8, 2020

Companion Animal: Update on human-animal COVID-19 cases

Nadia, a four-year-old female Mayalan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has tested positive for COVID-19, the human form of the coronavirus. Along...

 
 By Troy Carpenter    News    April 8, 2020

Rare celestial phenomenon over Goldendale

Troy Carpenter, administrator at the Goldendale Observatory, sent this picture and explanation Monday: A rarity occurred in the sky last week; Planet...

 

Legals for April 8, 2020

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR CLARK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS D. SVENDSEN, Deceased. Case No. 20-4-00118-06 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Personal...

 

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