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Fire and smoke

It's a fire season that has produced the largest wildfire in Washington history (in Okanogan County, where three firefighters died on the front...

 

FAIR SHOTS

The Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo featured prized livestock, extraordinary showmanship and lots of hard riding. Here are some of the best shots...

 

Main Street midwives serve expectant moms

If you are an expecting mother in Klickitat County and have had a difficult time figuring out where you will receive your prenatal care and where you...

 

Sullivan to be honored at special dinner

On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Goldendale Grange will be hosting a retirement party for one of Goldendale’s finest. Earlene Sullivan, who has spent a total of eight years serving the Greater Goldendale A...

 

Pot involvement in state's fatal car crashes spikes, new data shows

Newly released data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) shows that marijuana is increasing as a factor in deadly crashes. The number of drivers involved in deadly crashes who tested...

 

Red House keeps drawing guests, renters

If you live in or around Goldendale, you've probably seen or heard of the famous Red House, built by Charles Newell in 1891. The house is known for...

 

Washington Healthplanner premium payment change coming

Washington Healthplanfinder Tuesday announced that current Qualified Health Plan and Qualified Dental Plan customers must pay their monthly premium payment directly to their insurance company...

 

Woman evicted from party hits man with car

A Goldendale man was hit by a car after telling a woman to leave a party on East Darland. The incident happened after midnight on Saturday morning....

 

Library offers return-by-mail

Remember when you used to get your library books in the mail, but then you’d have to drive into town or over to White Salmon to return them? Not any more. Kate Maple, the commissioner-appointed...

 

Forests not the only things getting burned by fires

With wildfires raging around Washington, some thieves are using the occasion to wantonly rip off unsuspecting victims. Around Klickitat County reports have surfaced of con-men showing up at homes dres...

 

CORRECTION

Last week’s story about new police Chief Reggie Bartkowski mistakenly said Goldendale did not have a police dog after Chico, who died in 2011. Indeed, Goldendale had Timber from 2009 through 2014...

 

Sam Jim Sr.

"Sula-kia-heet" Sam Jim Sr. (81) of Goldendale passed away in Goldendale on August 19, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Roosevelt, WA on... Full story

 

Lynnette Crow

Goldendale resident Lynnette Marie Crow passed away in Bend, Oregon on August 19, 2015 at the age of 65. She was born in Spokane, Washington on Januar... Full story

 

James E. Zimmerman

James E. Zimmerman (Jim) was born on April 10th 1943 at the White Salmon Hospital. He died on August 2, 2015 in Portland at St. Vincent Hospital. Jim... Full story

 

Don F. McManman

Don F. McManman was born Dec. 4, 1949 in Prineville, Oregon to Orval and Leona McManman. He grew up in Madras, Oregon and graduated from Madras High... Full story

 

Virginia Sophia (Hayden) Rainey

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

 

Ellis manages circulation

Next on our list of The Sentinel's behind the scenes workers, is long-time employee Karie Ellis. After her high-school graduation in 1982, Ellis...

 

And now a few words to those who most deserve them

We’d like to take a moment this week to say a few words directly to some people around town. Remarks will fall into two categories: 1) an admonition to a few folks to avail to higher conduct rather...

 
 By Pat Ward    Opinion    August 26, 2015

Don't forget Timber and Chris

To the Editor: In the article written about Reggie Bartowski it was stated that after Reggie was no longer in the drug dog program there was a lapse until now when Stan Berkshire is taking over. This...

 

Why not more on Sanders?

To the Editor: Some 28,000 people attended the Bernie Sanders rally in Portland. His no-frills, no-obfuscation platform has attracted more supporters by thousands, in some cases tens of thousands,...

 
 By Karen Helms    Opinion    August 26, 2015

Recycling may not be obvious

To the Editor: This is a response to George Ellis’s letter about recycling. I would like to say that I have recycled since I was in junior high school, which is a long time. My business does, as do...

 

Leave the signs alone

To the Editor: Well, it seems history is repeating itself. When I ran for mayor in 2011, my signs began to disappear. Guess what? It’s happening again! I’m only running for city council, so...

 

Learn to paint Thursday at Art Party

Well, it’s that time again to remind you of the Lions Club First Saturday Breakfast, serving from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lyle’s branch of the organization is run by very giving and committed...

 

Discovery Center presents First Foods of NW Tribes

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Linda Meanus with "First Foods of the Northwest Tribes, Friday, Sept. 11. The Culture a la Carte...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - August 26, 1965 A torrent of water rushed down the canyon on the south side of Haystack Mountain about 2:30 Sunday afternoon and covered both lanes of Highway 830 (now Highway 14) with...

 

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