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 By Max Erikson    News    August 16, 2017

Goldendale ramps up eclipse preparations

The most anticipated event of the summer is just five days away, and the City of Goldendale is getting ready for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, with... Full story

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 16, 2017

Two convicts escape from fire crew

State and local law enforcement officials have begun a manhunt for two convicted criminals who escaped from a Department of Natural Resources fire crew in Goldendale at around 2:30 a.m. on August 15....

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 16, 2017

City Council votes Auscrete in for business

The Goldendale City Council briskly and unanimously approved the purchase of two lots in the Industrial Park by Auscrete Corporation in a special meeting on Aug. 9. The two lots purchased by Auscrete...

 By Max Erikson    News    August 16, 2017

Social Security meeting raises concerns

An informational meeting on the future of social security was held Aug. 7 at the Lyle Lions club to discuss the long-term solvency challenges the program faces and gave senior citizens an opportunity...

 By Brandon Cline    News    August 16, 2017

New postmaster is sworn in

The newest postmaster for the Goldendale post office was sworn in on August 10, as Jennifer Zimmerlee has officially taken the reins from the...

 By Max Erikson    News    August 16, 2017

Family Fun Center opens

Family fun is back in Goldendale with the Aug. 6 opening of Twisted Throttle Family Fun Center at 114 S Columbus Ave. with arcade games-including...


The Wall That Heals

Two weeks from today—Aug. 30— the Wall That Heals will roll into Goldendale and be erected at the fairgrounds. Volunteers canvassed the fairgrounds last week to get a visual picture of where the...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 16, 2017

U.S. Attorney General takes aim at state marijuana industry

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a polite and quiet letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Fergusion....


Billie Drew

Billie Louise Drew died August 1, 2017 in Klickitat, Washington. She was born October 3, 1954 at home in Wahkiacus, Washington. She was the fourth of... Full story


Timberlands Closed

Local timberland companies have announced that due to conditions of high fire danger all lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River, and Wasco Counties will be closed to public entry as of now...


Super Star Troll Kids Camp coming

The Super Star Troll Kids’ Camp is coming Aug. 24-27 at Goldendale’s Touch of Class Dance Studio. The camp, for boys and girls ages 3 and up, will feature training classes in gymnastics, hip-hop,...



After a 35-year career, District 9 biologist John Weinheimer retired in July from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which covers...


Wild rumors abound about the eclipse

So the eclipse is almost upon us. From all indications, the totality during an eclipse really is quite an extraordinary, and very rare, thing to see.... Full story


Follow the stars

My husband and I are part of the revived group called Town Pride (TP), which joined together about three years ago to help beautify Goldendale. This is not to be confused with the new Golden Pride.... Full story


Meeting was very useful

Thanks to all the people who attended the program, “Social Security: Today and Tomorrow”. Shane Banbeater, manager of The Dalles Social Security Office and Tim Burns, representing Puget Sound... Full story


Prime rib dinner hard to beat

Here’s another reminder of the August prime rib dinner at the Glenwood Station on Saturday, Aug. 19. It’s hard to beat the delicious prime rib served up by the staff at the Station. The Klickitat...


Reminders of things going on

Not much news but many reminders this week. First we have the Twin Bridges Museum. The staff wants to be sure that the information about their fundraising Yard Sale goes out to as many as possible, so...


Lyle's Success Academy provides ways to get high school diploma

Young adults ages 16 - 21 in the Lyle School District and surround areas now have another option for completing their high school education outside of the traditional high school path. The Lyle...


Superior Court log

Following is a summary of resolutions from the Superior Court criminal docket for the week of Aug. 7, 2017, provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 16, 2017

Rough riding for off-road rock crawlers

The 10 courses set up out at Broken Boulder Farm proved to be a tough task for the many rock crawlers in their suped-up jeeps and off road vehicles.... Full story


Denney, Pippins out of WCL playoffs

Former Goldendale High School standout Lucas Denney and the Yakima Valley Pippins season came to an end last Thursday after falling in three games to the Corvallis Knights in the opening round of the...


Timberwolf football practice starts today, rest of fall sports begin Monday

Fall sports season for the Goldendale Timberwolves is finally here as the football team was busy at work this morning in their first practice while...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 16, 2017

First week of practice

Gridiron Gang...


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