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Articles from the July 27, 2016 edition

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 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 27, 2016

GSD head skirts law in golf cart sale

In May this year, Goldendale School District Superintendent Mark Heid sought to sell the district his used golf cart for $4,500. When the district...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    July 27, 2016

Author with local ties writes a Goldendale novel

According to writer Raye Wagner, Goldendale is home to some very strange creatures. In her book The Curse of the Sphynx-partially set in...


Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: General Store rich in history, mystery, and goods

You may remember the Steven Wright joke: "I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specific." Not true for Goldendale's General... Full story


Chamber work party this Saturday

The Goldendale Chamber of Commerce is holding a Chamber building work party this Saturday, July 30, from 8 to 11 a.m. The building gets closer to being reopened with each successful such gathering....


Canyon Days coming back Friday

Klickitat Canyon Days kicks off this Friday with a kids' carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., food and dancing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the outside,...


Goldendale FFA members attend WALE summer institute

Goldendale FFA members, Cassie Kayser, Morgan Coyne, Garrett Schroeder, and Cody Farmer, were selected to attend the Washington Agricultural...


Police advise locking doors to thwart prowlers

Goldendale Police report low crime numbers during the recent weeks, but they have sent out an alert to the public to keep vehicles locked. Last week, four vehicles were prowled within a two block...


FFA on food drive to fight hunger

The Goldendale FFA Chapter recently received notification that they have been awarded a $500 FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant. This grant is a competitive grant available throughout the year to...


Burglars bungle pot shop robbery attempt

A burglary on the Bud Hut in Murdock was thwarted when two suspects conveniently stuck around long enough for Sgt. Fred Kilian of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office to arrive. A gun was used to... Full story


From the Klickitat County Prosecutor

Below is a summary of resolutions from Superior Court criminal docket for the week of July 18. Provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney... Full story



There aren't many obstacles that stop the high-tech rock crawlers from running through seemingly impossible courses among boulders and trees and...


Critical shortage leads Red Cross to urge donors to give now

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage... Full story


Donna Joyce (Omeg) Sanford

Donna Joyce (Omeg) Sanford flew to Heaven on July 12, 2016 in Bend, Oregon due to complications from advanced Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson’s Diseases. She was born October 2, 1935 in The Dalles,... Full story


Jack Bostick

John I. "Jack" Bostick was born February 21, 1931 in Lamar, Colorado to Bessie (Stevenson) and Duke Allen Bostick. He graduated from Lewiston High... Full story


Beverly June Zaremba

Beverly June Zaremba passed from this life to her heavenly home on July 23, 2016. She is now at rest in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior.... Full story

 By Savvy Senior    Features    July 27, 2016

Great gadgets for aging golfers will help your game

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball...

 By Kathy Moco    Opinion    July 27, 2016

We feel for you

I would like to express appreciation for all of our law enforcement officers in Klickitat County—State Patrol Troopers, the Klickitat County Sheriff and his deputies, and the Goldendale Police...


She's the one

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly endorse L.A. Worthington, for the U.S. House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District. Let me take the time to explain my...

 By David West    Opinion    July 27, 2016

It's Bryant's time

To the Editor: Republican voters of Eastern Washington have selected our governor for the last several elections. Basically, by not voting. Western Washington voters have a high turnout at election...

 By Eric Olsen    Opinion    July 27, 2016

The signs don't work

The “go to jail” if you use drugs signs posted by Sheriff Songer leave a horrible first impression to anyone visiting, thinking of moving to the county, or someone wanting to start a business...

 By Steve Kenny    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Wrong reasons to be upset

To the Editor: I read the letter last week regarding the display of the "Confederate Flag" at the parade and the subsequent excoriation of the City for allowing it. Two points I want to make here....


Team Billy touring Northwest rodeos to qualify for Nationals

The end of July marks nine years since Claude McKenzie purchased and took over operation of the Glenwood General Store. Has it only been nine years? Claude and his store have become such an integral...


Call out for Pig Bowl nominations

Goldendale Police and Klickitat County Sheriff’s office are looking for nominations for this year’s Pig Bowl. The annual event raises money to support families who are dealing with financial... Full story


Cause of Lyle Point fire as yet unknown

First and foremost is our fire Thursday… from Fire Chief David McCune…“Fire on Lyle point started at about 17:30 near the inlet site on the Lyle Point. Cause of fire is unknown at this...


KLASAC leaders participate in Las Vegas conference

Leaders from the Klickitat & Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition (KLASAC) joined approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country in Las Vegas July 1...


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