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 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 1, 2012

County engineer takes top state honor

“I think every board in the state believes they have the best county engineer in the state, and they all have reasons for believing that,” said...

 

Dallesport airport repair has rocky history

The Columbia Gorge Regional Airport is in the opening phases of a much needed make-over. Time has taken a toll on the integrity of the main runway...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 1, 2012

Adventist school has new teacher, programs

The Seventh Day Adventist school in Goldendale has a new teacher and room for new students. Carrie Ferguson joined the school a month ago. Asked what...

 
 By JoAnne Grogan    News    August 1, 2012

Art Guild holds annual dinner

The Golden Art Guild and Gallery is having its annual fundraising event, presenting a special exhibit, a preview reception, a dinner, and an oral and silent auction. The Golden Art Guild is a...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 1, 2012

Customer service topic at Chamber meeting

Customer service can’t start with complaints about customers, according to Mike DeMott, who spoke on the topic at Thursday’s Greater Goldendale...

 

Student at Klickitat killed in pedestrian, car accident

An 18-year-old student at Klickitat High School was killed on Sunday night when he was struck by a car while walking on the road just south of town. According to the State Patrol, Macklen L. Drew was...

 

Fire destroys interior of G’dale house

A fire Sunday afternoon did extensive damage to a house at 230 E. Broadway. According to Marty Hudson of Goldendale City fire department, flames from the structure fire were visible through the...

 

William Grassmyer

William Charles "Grassy" Grassmyer passed away in Yakima, Wash., on July 21, 2012 at the age of 68. He was born in Lewiston, Penn., to Pearl (Rothrock... Full story

 

Aleene Williams

A graveside service for Aleene Williams will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima. Aleene passed away in The Dalles, on July 28, 2012.  A complete obituary will... Full story

 

Looking Back

25 years ago- July 30, 1987 • Goldendale tracker, Carissa Seward, proved last weekend that she can run with the best of the pack. Fifteen year old Seward traveled to Provo, Utah to compete in The...

 

County Democrats host Treasurer, Dani Burton

Dani Burton, Klickitat County Treasurer, will address the Klickitat County Democratic Party for their August meeting. Burton will give an overview of the various aspects of her duties and host a...

 

Donation fund for Warren at Columbia Bank

Karen Warren, a 37 year-old mother of two and registered nurse, has been diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma, which has metastasized to her neck, spine, and brain. She has multiple appointments,...

 

Sing along at Ekone Park Thursday

Piano in the Park featuring Jim Ogden playing “foundling’ piano at Ekone Park will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Mary Jo Olson will sing four solos from the World War II era, and will lead a...

 

Share your world with an AFS exchange student

AFS-USA Intercultural Programs is looking for families in Goldendale to host one of 2,300 AFS Exchange Students arriving in the U.S. this August and September. These international high school...

 

Goldendale’s Quality Inn receives hospitality award

The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Goldendale, was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Gold Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    August 1, 2012

Let’s all work hard to keep working hard at cliches

One could make a case for not voting for any candidate in the coming election who uses trite platitudes in their campaign rhetoric. The challenge would be finding one who doesn’t. It’s as if they...

 
 By Robert Burns    Opinion    August 1, 2012

Dream business building ideal for Goldendale

To the Editor: Three years ago I was passing through Goldendale, when the thought occurred to me that this would be an excellent location for a business which would employ 1,000-2,000 people as...

 
 By Steve Harris    Opinion    August 1, 2012

Don’t tax middle class for the sake of the rich

To the Editor: House Republicans could give 98 percent of Americans a tax cut right now, but instead they're holding the middle-class tax cut hostage unless they can give an extra cut to the to two...

 
 By Tim ONeill    Humor    August 1, 2012

PT 109, Shakers, Mickey Mouse watch, first income tax, first Jeep

Aug. 1: 1649—Madame Touissant receives the first ever clothes catalog by mail. The next day she gets 46. 1861—The Confederacy receives recognition by world military power Brazil. 1936—Berlin...

 

Pool offers special session for triathlon swimmers

The Goldendale swimming pool is calling all Golden Man Triathlon swimmers. Are you participating in the Golden Man Triathlon? Do you need to establish your “Swim Time” for the 500 yard swim? We...

 

Buy a lottery ticket in Lyle? Better recheck it!

I received the following message via a friend of a friend and thought I may just make one of my neighbors a little happier… Go find that lottery ticket you purchased back in May and check it out…....

 

Bickleton student travels down under

Rhys Chapman is going into the eighth grade at Bickleton Junior High School. He writes here about his recent trip to Australia as part of the People to People Ambassador Program. I recently returned...

 

Speed Racing

Folks attending Klickitat Canyon Days this weekend, had an opportunity to drive go-karts. This is the first year the attraction was part of the...

 

Gregoire declares Farmers’ Market week in state

The popularity of farmers markets continues to increase across the Evergreen State. Last year, shoppers made nearly 1.8 million trips, many of them repeat visits, to experience Washington’s 160...

 

Premera CEO: health insurance premiums likely to skyrocket in new law

If you think the cost of health insurance is going to go down under health care reform, think again, says Jeff Roe, CEO of Washington state’s largest individual-insurance health plan. Many...

 

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