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Eclipse in Goldendale to about 98 percent of totality

Parts of Washington state will be treated to an extraordinary show during what NASA is calling the "Great American Eclipse" on Aug. 21, even though...

 By Max Erikson    News    August 9, 2017

Hirst decision keeps capital budget frozen

Washington State Legislators finished their record setting 193-day legislative session on July 20 without passing a $4.2 billion capital budget or addressing the impact of the Hirst decision—Hirst...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 9, 2017

McCabe to hold meeting, says driving bill misunderstood

Rep. Gina McCabe (R, Goldendale) makes it clear: Washington’s new Driving While Under the Influence of Electronics Acts (Distracted Driving) has... Full story

 By Roger Nichols    News    August 9, 2017

City council to hold meeting on Auscrete

Though Goldendale City Council members covered a number of subjects quickly at their meeting Monday night, the big news was something that didn’t happen. Originally Mayor Mike Canon said the city...

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 9, 2017

Two move on for school board

With the 2017 primary elections taking place on August 1, voters were deciding on just one race in Klickitat County, a position on the Goldendale School Board. Incumbent and long-time Goldendale resid...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 9, 2017

Amy Holland shines on new album

If you want to be haunted by the beauty and sweep of love, you need to listen to the music of Amy Holland. Holland evokes the full range of that...

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 9, 2017

Vehicular homicide case headed to trial

Brandon Cline Reporter On Aug. 7, 24-year-old Cody Sallee pleaded not guilty to a Vehicular Homicide charge in the Klickitat County Superior Court. The case will now head to trial. Sallee was...

 By Max Erickson    News    August 9, 2017

Game reveals government process in easy, fun way

A contentious 2016 election cycle inspired a White Salmon couple to develop a card game that simulates the political functioning of U.S. democracy with the hopes of educating people on how our...

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 9, 2017

Twenty-three county offices still without candidates

The special filing period has come and gone, and Klickitat County now remains without a single candidate in 23 elected offices throughout the county ahead of this November’s general election....

 By Max Erickson    News    August 9, 2017

Wall still needs volunteers

Preparations are coming together in advance of The Wall That Heals, scheduled to arrive in Goldendale Aug. 30, as local organizations and law enforcement are working together to ensure a grand...


George Fox

George passed away in The Dalles on April 3, 2017 with his family by his side. He suffered for 38 years from diabetes, which ultimately claimed his... Full story


Doris Brack

Doris Mary Yeley was born September 7, 1925 on the Hamilton ranch eight miles east of Goldendale, Washington to F. Erman Yeley and Sylvia May... Full story


Betty Emma Wonder Byars Goodwin

Sept 18, 1924 was the first day of Mom's life. She was born to Park and Emma "Peggy" Wonder in Wenatchee, WA. Shortly after her birth they moved to... Full story


Ethel W. Read

Ethel W. Read, age 90, of Bickleton passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Toppenish Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in The Dalles on April 18, 1927, the oldest of four children born to... Full story


Lea Mae Moline

Lela Mae Moline was born to Oscar and Florence Moline on April 24, 1926 in Pendleton, Oregon, and passed away peacefully in her sleep July 10 in White Salmon. She was preceded in death by her... Full story


Parker Lee Perkins

Parker Lee Perkins, age 4, resident of The Dalles, passed away July 30, 2017 near Goldendale. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles. Spencer... Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Finding help for seniors on opioids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the... Full story


Get a grip, people

The hot topic of the month seems to be all about the upcoming eclipse. To me it is just a time when the day will slowly go dark for a few minutes and then slowly go back to the norm. I lived through... Full story


Extreme heat requires extreme caution

This week's triple digit weather will make it extra dangerous and deadly for children or pets if left in a vehicle, even for a short amount of time....


Live music pulling in to the Glenwood Station

The Glenwood Station will have live music on Friday, Aug. 11, from 6 – 10 p.m. The band CSG will provide great music and the restaurant will be staying open later for this special occasion. The...


School registration coming up

With the new school year rapidly approaching—this week’s news holds a bundle. On Aug. 17 - 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lyle Community School will have registration for new students and scheduling...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 9, 2017

Rock crawl this weekend at Broken Boulder

This weekend, be prepared for out-of-your-seat, up-close rock-crawling action as the World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series (W.E. Rock)... Full story

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 9, 2017

Soccer camp continues through Friday

For kids looking to sharpen up on their soccer skills or for kids who have never played soccer, the High Power Summer Soccer Camp caters to kids at...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 9, 2017

Denney helps Pippins to playoffs

Former Goldendale High School standout Lucas Denney and the Yakima Valley Pippins are headed to the West Coast League's playoffs after finishing the r...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 9, 2017

Drug free run coming up

The Coalition for Preventing Abuse in Klickitat County is hosting its 11th annual Drug-Free Walk/Run on Saturday in an effort to celebrate sobriety...


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