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New chief outlines goals

"I believe drug enforcement is the biggest thing we have to do here," says Goldendale's new Police Chief, Reggie Bartkowski. "Drugs fuel a lot of...

 

Cougar Creek Fire Level 1 evacuation notice rescinded, meeting Tuesday night in Glenwood

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 8:50 a.m.: Containment of the Cougar Creek fire along the southern flank north of Glenwood has been achieved and there is now minimal fire activity in that area. In consultation...

 

Gunkel takes national contest

He flirted with the title in 2013, was in the top five last year, but perseverance paid off for David Gunkel who won the light rifle competition at... Full story

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 19, 2015

Mayor resigns

Goldendale Mayor Clint Baze surprised council members and onlookers Monday night at the conclusion of the city council meeting by announcing that...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 19, 2015

Fire near Box Canyon: Containment confirmed

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2:10 p.m.: Chad James from DNR reports the Box Canyon is in fact contained, after reaching 114 acres. "Fire was contained last night...

 

GETTING SOCIAL:

Thursday's annual Goldendale Library Ice Cream Social featured treats, music, and community bonding....

 

HOT, THEN ICY

Wondering what the weather will be like the rest of the year? Weather service Accuweather says expect it to stay warm in the Northwest through fall,...

 

It's Fair time!

The Klickitat County Fair is here. Today it’s unloading, some judging, ranch sorting, Fair and Rodeo Queen tryout speeches, and other initial procedures. Thursday the Fair really gets rolling with...

 

BEHIND THE SCENES:

They don't have bylines. They don't have name recognition to many of our readers. But without them, The Sentinel would not function. This newspaper...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 19, 2015

Native American curriculum requirement catching some schools by surprise

In its issue of July 13 this year, the Yakama Nation Review, a publication of the Yakama Nation, carried a lengthy article on its front page called... Full story

 

Thieves drive off with three cars

Stealing cars was on someone’s agenda a couple of weeks ago in Goldendale. Three vehicles were taken in one night and the Goldendale Police believe...

 

Air quality warnings issued

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke is causing unhealthy air quality in Central and Eastern Washington. The Washington Department of Ecology and National Weather Service have issued an air...

 

Goldendale TSA students compete in Dallas

Goldendale High School students Connor Abbott and Nadia Smith traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the national Technology Student Association...

 

Wallace Fenton

Wallace Dean Fenton was born to Ralph and Elsie Fenton October 31, 1934 in The Dalles. At age two they moved from Goldendale to Wishram. At age nine... Full story

 

Virginia Rainey

Virginia (Ginny) Sophia Hayden Rainey passed away in Billings, Montana, July 24, 2015. She was born July 29, 1937 in Goldendale, Washington. She... Full story

 

Grace Brethren Church welcomes new worship director

Goldendale is still a happening place and a destination for people. Just ask the folks at Community Grace Brethren Church! Jan Johansen, a 2000...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 19, 2015

Lots of options for roadside assistance for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. Can you recommend some good and...

 
 By Roz Luther    Opinion    August 19, 2015

How about prevention?

To the Editor: For those of you opposed to abortion, would you consider making a money donation to Planned Parenthood designated for long-term contraception for young girls? I’m sure they would be...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - August 19, 1965 • Klickitat County commissioners awarded Teller Construction Co. of Portland a $449,915 contract to construct the Wahkiacus bridge over the Klickitat River in their...

 

Overseas military cemetery exhibit at museum in Moro

The Sherman County Artist Series for the rest of August is featuring local residents Bo and Mary Macnab with “Our Visit to Overseas American Military Cemeteries and Memorials.” Their display at...

 

Woodards, Naught, welcome new grandson

This is fair week for a lot of Bickleton 4-H members. I remember one year when it was so cold we had to wear our winter coats.  Another fair it poured rain the whole five days.  Good luck to all...

 

Share fun and camaraderie while exercising

Driving west on SR14 Saturday, it was a pleasure to see the river alive with color. So many diverse sails puffed full of the wind as they raced the white caps up the river. From above Doug’s Beach...

 

ABATE assists New Hope Farms during the Festival of Wheels

Whether they realized it or not, everyone who attended this year's Festival of Wheels was a supporter of New Hope Farms and America's most beloved...

 

From the best seat in the house

Congratulations to David Gunkel, National Champion small rifle marksman at the National High School Finals Rodeo, last month. Gunkel came up through...

 

Timberwolves to open football at jamboree

High school football presents the first reminder that school is almost back in session. Football practice starts on Aug. 19, and there will be a new...

 

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