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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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Why all the smoke

Some people who've lived here for decades say they've never seen smoke like this, even during the Monastery Fire. Even Seattle is socked in with...

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 22, 2018

Rick and Art Mains finish as top net team at Member-Guest Tournament

Jaryd Cline Sports Editor The duo of Art and Rick Mains were smoking over the weekend at the Goldendale Golf Course after cruising through the two-day... Full story

 By Jaryd Cline    Sports    August 22, 2018

Rodeos in Goldendale and Tygh Valley this weekend

The Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo is right around the corner – the rodeo runs Saturday and Sunday of this week actually – and the draw is... Full story


WDFW restricts fisheries on Columbia River and two tributaries to support steelhead run

State fishery managers have declared a “night closure” for salmon and steelhead fishing effective Aug. 18 on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries due to concerns about... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 22, 2018

I-1639 ordered to cease certification

A controversial Washington State initiative that would raise the age to buy semiautomatic rifles to 21 has hit a legal snag. Court action on Friday...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 22, 2018

Heid released, Grabenhorst in as interim school superintendent

In a statement last week, the Goldendale School District Board of Directors announced it was parting ways with Superintendent Mark Heid. Former Golden...

 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 22, 2018

Walking in other worlds

The Sentinel contributor and Gorge Country Media news director recounts his adventures at a world-renowned sci-fi convention. Aliens and robots and vampires stalked the halls at the 76th World Science... Full story

 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 22, 2018

Bird watchers ready for species census

One Merlin, one Peregrin, and one Prairie Falcon each were spotted in Klickitat County last fall. Sorry, no Maltese. There were 45 American Kestral...


Farmers' Market features EBT discount

The Goldendale Farmers' Market will be open Saturday at Ekone Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ekone Park is at the end of North Wilbur Avenue, off...


GMS teachers preparing for school year

Teachers and administrators at Goldendale Middle School (GMS) are looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year to share their summer learnings with...


County public meetings scheduled

Klickitat County wants its residents to be fully aware of its Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). For that reason, two meetings will be held to provide information on the plan. One is in...


Licensing office to be temporarily closed

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) is preparing to launch a modernized driver licensing system at the end of August. In order to transition from the old system to the new one, all...


Danny Lee Weese

Jan. 5, 1943 – July 8, 2018 Loving, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, Danny Weese left this world July 8, 2018. Danny is survived by his wife Sara Weese; Daughters Diann... Full story


Sarah Ruth ("Peggy") Thompson

Sarah Ruth Thompson (“Peggy”) passed away on August 16, 2018 at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, Oregon. Peggy was born on Sept. 27, 1932, and was 85 years of age at the time of her... Full story


East District Court log

For Aug. 9, 2018: • Avtar Singh Khangura: Reckless Driving (7/20/18); guilty plea, jail 364/363 suspended, fine/fees $145. • Jose Luis Bernal Fregoso: License vehicle out of state/Amended to fail...


Nominations sought for Washington's Medals of Merit and Valor

On behalf of the Washington Medals of Merit and Valor committee, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is seeking nominations for the awards, the highest civilian honors awarded by the state of Washington....


Temporary ban on target shooting put on BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District’s fire restrictions on lands administered by the district have been modified to prohibit discharging a firearm, except while engaged in lawful...


God fills the void in our lives through faith in His love

The tree gave a welcome shade from the sun as the six-year-old boy lay in the grass looking up at the clouds. By his side lay his dog, the only one in the world that seemed to understand. The only...


Letters from the community

A fresh look on housing I have been studying Sasha Bentley’s website—SashaFor State, running for state legislator in District 14—and I’m excited how close we could be to tackling some of the...


Fair is underway

The 2018 Klickitat County Fair has begun. As you read this, 21 youngsters from Glenwood are at the fairgrounds, participating in a wide variety of classes and events. There are 11 Mt. Adams Community...


Ice Cream Social drew a nice crowd

The Goldendale Library Ice Cream Social was such a hit last Thursday, Aug. 16, for a couple hundred people, with so much cake, ice cream, root beer floats, and watermelon. Not only that, but the...


Yellow bus monster on the way

Soon that big yellow monster will be prowling the streets and snatching up little children. It has flashing yellow and red eyes and its mouth is on the side of its face. It’s weird how the children...


Study shows county ranks third for tax value

A study by shows that Klickitat County ranks third in Washington State for best value on property taxes. The study aims to find the...


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