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Latest count is 29 homes lost in fire

The most recent report as of this writing is that 29 homes were lost, 105 were saved, and 79 outbuildings burned in what is now called the Monastery...

 

CNN picks up photograph by Sentinel photojournalist

News megasource CNN yesterday sought and acquired rights to use a photograph by Goldendale Sentinel reporter and photojournalist Rebecca Gourley. The...

 

Community meeting sparks emotions

A community meeting was held Friday evening at Goldendale High School, with information from emergency officials and occasionally heated comments from...

 

Air quality monitoring device moved to Goldendale during spread of fire

In response to health concerns surrounding the Klickitat/Monastery Fire burning on Satus Pass in South Central Washington, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) moved a mobile air quality...

 

Hastings outlines federal aid process for fire victims

In a phone conversation Monday, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said he’d been closely watching developments with the Monastery Fire. “Our thoughts and pra...

 

FEMA Authorizes funds to help fight Monastery Complex Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Washington State fight the Monastery Complex Fire burning in Klickitat County. FEMA Regional...

 

Goldendale Food Bank running low on produce and canned goods

The Goldendale Food Bank is in need of fresh produce and canned goods. Alecia Atwood, director of the food bank, said that the regular food deliveries from the county's main food bank in Bingen had...

 

Taking stock in the fire’s aftermath

For most of the people around Goldendale, the fire is nearly over. When the morning blanket of smoke fades away, life will get back to normal. But...

 

Goldendale has many helping hands

The Sentinel asked its Facebook followers to share their stories of valiant efforts made by community members, businesses and volunteers during the ti...

 

The Festival Returns

Wheeling into town this Saturday is the seventh annual Festival of Wheels, presented by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Registration for the...

 

Slight of hand and coffee, both part of Ethiopian welcome

Jess Garnett, a graduate of Goldendale High School, started working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month as a teacher at Bingham Academy. He reports...

 

Simmons sisters promote responsible pet care

Faith and Alyssa Simmons are on a mission. Their goal: to ensure all dogs and cats in Klickitat County are wanted and well treated. The sisters and their parents, Darla and Darrell, put their money...

 

Looking Back

20 Years Ago- Sept. 19, 1991 • Citizens opposed to a waste transfer site near the city sewer plant may rest a bit easier this week as Rabanco Regional Land Fill Co. pursues a site near the...

 

A time to take stock and feel renewed hope for all

The worst of times brings out the best in people. It seems to be some kind of inverse-ratio law of human behavior. As of this writing, the community...

 

Be prepared for any crisis

To the Editor: My heart goes out to those suffering loss of home and property due to the Monastery Fire. With the smoke in the air, our mountain views obscured, the news full of natural disasters, my...

 
 By W Brooks    Opinion    September 14, 2011

What can we do to prevent future fires?

To the Editor: I am saddened by the loss of property in the fire but cheered by the fact that an action plan was in place so quickly. It speaks well of the efficiency of government and neighborly...

 

The 80/20 rule in business plays out in many ways

Odds are most of you have heard some version of the 80/20 rule. The general concept behind this rule is that 80 percent of your revenue comes from 20 percent of your customers. The actual percentages...

 

Dedication was tested and all rose to the occasion in crisis

Sept. 7, 2011… a very warm, lazy day… just before the noon hour we were most likely enjoying some long overdue summer weather. Who would have known that it was only seconds before one of the most...

 

Trout Lake’s Country Inn doing well, Serenity’s has new owners

Summer has finally arrived just about a month late which is the norm this year.  We have really been enjoying the clear, sunny and hot days.  Unfortunately, the beautiful weather is accompanied by...

 

Weight-loss contest offering cash prizes

A beautiful wedding took place in Glenwood on Sept. 10, on a perfect day! Travis Miller and Kelly Link were surrounded by family and friends as they became husband and wife at the home of Harry and...

 

Chapple, Gabriel tie the knot in Seattle

Jackie, Bill Jr. and Joe Clark all of Federal Way are here visiting Bill and Barbara Clark for a few days.  Bill took them to Roosevelt sightseeing and they took a dip in the Columbia River.  They...

 

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Nine Lady Sundowners met for their monthly luncheon at Momma Jane’s in The Dalles. The atmosphere was so congenial that they found themselves still sharing family news near closing time, then...

 

Farmers’ cafe now at Farmers’ Market

The Monastery Complex fire that is still in progress 10 miles north of Goldendale this week has caused many to be evacuated, and some homes and structures were lost.  This week was also the 10th...

 

Air quality monitoring device moved to Goldendale during spread of fire

In response to health concerns surrounding the Klickitat/Monastery Fire burning on Satus Pass in South Central Washington, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) moved a mobile air quality...

 

This Week's Most Wanted

Goldendale Police are looking for Samantha Gunderson. Gunderson, 26, is wanted for fourth degree assault and disorderly conduct. Gunderson is 5-6,...

 

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