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 By Lou Marzeles    News    September 9, 2015

Relay takes on carnival theme

A carnival has seldom been this important. But carnivals aren't typically called hope. This weekend Goldendale will host its annual Relay for Life,... Full story

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    September 9, 2015

County leads state in per capita pot sales

Klickitat County sold more marijuana per capita over the past year than any other county in Washington, according to a report just released by the...

 

Cougar Creek Fire in mop up stages

The Cougar Creek Fire, listed by its Incident Command information site as just six miles from Glenwood, Tuesday was reported as 97 percent contained....

 

County Drug Recognition Expert says pot with alcohol on the rise

“It is hard to say if we’ve seen more marijuana impaired drivers in Klickitat County,” says Joe Riggers. “We are seeing more kids with marijua...

 

Pumped storage project on hold

A planned project for using an enormous pumped storage facility in Klickitat County to generate power has come to a standstill, at least for the...

 

Wildfire victims offered quicker housing

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has issued a waiver that allows victims of recent Washington wildfires to more quickly access housing across the state. People displaced by the wildfire...

 

Cars, food, and arts festival coming to Maryhill

Celebrate Sam Hill's love of roads, the automobile, and the arts on Oct. 3 and 4 at Maryhill Museum of Art. Combining two popular events-the Car is...

 

Big River Art presents "Senior Art"

This Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Big River Art and Crafts will celebrate their September exhibit, "Oldies but Goodies," art by their... Full story

 

Huxley-Lee wed

Amanda Huxley and Ty Lee were married Aug. 15, at their ranch on the Columbia River near Rainier, Oregon. She rode up to the wedding site on...

 

Carol Lee Blakey

Carol Lee Blakey, age 63, of Bickleton, Wa. died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at her home in Bickleton, WA. Carol was born March 3, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Robert and Carol Trimble.... Full story

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - September 9, 1965 • Joe Dressel, acting as secretary for the Goldendale Observatory Committee, this week sent a letter to Professor Lawrence Wilets, chairman of the Astronomy Dept....

 

Supreme Court decides state voters can't have their way

On Sept. 4, the State Supreme Court derailed Washington’s nascent charter school movement when it ruled that charter school Initiative 1240 is unconstitutional. Approved by voters in 2012, I-1240...

 

Gas tax needs support

To the Editor: The Sentinel Sept. 2 front page story, “Legislators talk on issues at town hall,” reported that Sen. Curtis King was adamant in his support of a gas tax. He should be. Senate Bill...

 

Snow and rain contribute to reduction in fire level

Thankfully we have had some rain, not much, somewhere around 1.7 inches, but enough to reduce the feeling that everything was drying up and bring a little green to the grass. It certainly has not...

 

Classic cars line the streets of Bickleton

Memorial service for Carol Blakey will be Sunday Sept. 13 at the Lodge Hall.  Carol and her husband John live in Pine Creek west of Bickleton. The...

 

Lyle residents cautioned to keep pets safe from harm

It started out as a rumor and after a week of phone calls and personal interviews, I tracked down a reliable source that confirmed to me that family pets… cats… have been maliciously maimed by...

 

Hunters take to the field, salmon move in from the ocean

The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are beginning to turn color – signs of another change of season. Fall is in the air, and hunters are headi...

 

Geocache at The Dalles lock and dam

Enjoy an afternoon walk, geocache style, and learn about local history while treasure hunting at The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center Sept. 12. Park rangers will provide assistance and introduce...

 

Pig Bowl to benefit Gorge area families

The annual Pig Bowl will be played at Wahtonka football field in The Dalles on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 7 p.m. The game is a benefit event with all proceeds distributed to families who are...

 

Early Learning Coalition meets Sept. 18

The Gorge Early Learning Coalition (GEL) is inviting parents, educators, healthcare professionals, childcare providers and others interested in supporting early learning programs and activities to...

 

From the best seat in the house

High school sports are back in action and I think we actually had a colder night for Goldendale football on Friday, than we did all last year. I...

 

Bruins rush for 282 yards in win over Goldendale

Columbia-White Salmon scored in every quarter to defeat Goldendale 28-12 last Friday in their traditional opening game. It was the fourth straight... Full story

 

Cougar defense dominates in 38-36 thriller over Siletz

Big plays and a stubborn defense gave Lyle-Wishram a 38-36 win over Siletz Valley in the opening game for both teams at the Dufur Classic, Saturday....

 

Lady Cougars go 4-0 at Dufur jamboree

The games won’t show up in their match record, but Saturday’s performance by the Lyle-Wishram volleyball team at the Dufur jamboree was...

 

Discovery Center and Ft. Dalles Museum to participate in Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, Sept. 26 as the 11th annual Museum Day Live! Participating museums in the Mid Columbia area include Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum....

 

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