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‘The grace of God’

When the order came to evacuate during the Monastery Fire, Pam and Steve Reed were able to pack in the middle of the night without turning on a light....

 

Monastery Fire updates in brief

• Close to $80,000 has been raised from members of the community (apart from funds from Western Pacific Timber) for the Fire Victims Fund. • Fire victims encouraged to call the Fire Victims Fund...

 

Fire Victims Fund Board looking for victims, revisiting homes lost

The Klickitat Valley Fire Victims Fund is looking for fire victims who can no longer live in their homes due to the Monastery Fire. The fire victims are being asked to call (509) 250-3012 by Sept....

 

Big fire contained, two smaller ones arise

As of Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., the Monastery Complex Fire was 100 percent contained. However, two additional fires have flared up in that area...

 

Return of the Cossacks

The Festival of Wheels returned to Goldendale Saturday and enjoyed a good turnout. Among the many fun things to see were the Seattle Cossacks, back...

 

BPA selects route for new power transmission lines

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has made a final decision on a route for its new transmission lines. “The Bonneville Power Administration...

 

Council member’s quote attribution challenged at council meeting

Washington’s medical marijuana laws changed in July, and at Monday night’s meeting the city council looked at how the changes will affect Goldenda...

 

Photographer found deceased in GVT

Roger Mullis, recently moved to Goldendale from Redding, Calif., was found deceased at Golden View Terrace (GVT) Monday morning. The cause of death is still being determined. Mullis worked at...

 

Katherine Steinbach

Longtime Glenwood resident Katherine Steinbach died at her home Sept. 16, 2011, at the age of 84. She was born to Myrtle (Armstrong) and Herrel C. Throop on June 13, 1927 in Eugene, Ore., but lived...

 

50 Years Together

Darrell and Darlene Watson, married in 1961 in Bellingham, will reach their Golden Anniversary Oct. 7. They met while Darrell was attending Everett...

 

Miller commissioned and retired by father

Colonel James C. Miller retired as the Commander of the 173d Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Ore. As Commander, he was responsible for...

 

Looking Back

20 Years Ago- September 26, 1991 • Tire Shredders began the first of several tire shredding projects last month when the Goldendale based shredding machine was fired up for the first time. The...

 

Generosity continues to show true character of area

The generosity continues to overflow. Tuesday morning, The Sentinel wrote a check for $10,364.49 to the Fire Victims Fund, representing the donations...

 

Planning for emergencies keeps things organized

The recent fires in our county have reminded us all of nature’s power and the unpredictability of events. Emergencies such as these can cause a great deal of destruction and personal injury. These e...

 

From the firefighters: thank you for all the thank you’s

On behalf of the firefighters and staff of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 3, I would like to thank the Goldendale community for their support and encouragement during the Monastery...

 

Generosity was most helpful

To the Editor: The Stonehocker family appreciates Gina McCabe for her generosity to us during our evacuation during the Monastery fire. The motel room made my evacuation so much easier because my...

 

So many helped during fire

To The Editor: Some years ago, I was pleased to write a weekly column for The Sentinel titled “Proof Positive.” It was an easy column to write because finding positive stories and events in...

 

Candidate doesn’t blow his own horn

To the Editor: There is a man running for Position 2 District 1 on the hospital board. You probably don’t know him very well. He’s not the type of person who blows his own horn or gets on a soap...

 

Columbia Hills’ petroglyph tour offers view of past Native culture

The Goldendale Community, with the help of others far away and anonymous donors, exceeded the $25,000 goal last week, when putting the  wheels into motion to donate matching funds to the generous...

 

Being fire wise: Wildfire protection plan aids in protecting residents from fire danger

The final tally has not been completed; however it appears that the Community Foundation Labor Day Sale was just as successful as last year's sale despite the lack of larger, more expensive items to...

 

Bumper Crop: Lunch program benefits from community garden project

The Glenwood School and community garden is enjoying a bumper crop of produce in its second year. Pam Keithly and Mt. Adams Resource Stewards’ Paul Satzinger worked with several teachers and...

 

Quilt show postponed until spring

The first Pilates class began at the Lyle Activity Center, but it’s not too late to join. The fall series (each Tuesday and Thursday, September through December) is still ahead and open for any and...

 

Pack of 106 dogs found at home during Monastery Fire evacuation

It took three hours, three horse trailers, and more than a dozen volunteers to round up 106 dogs and take them to the Fairgrounds during the...

 

Dam seeks tree planting volunteers

Volunteers are invited to participate in a National Public Lands Day tree planting event Sunday, Oct. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Dalles Lock and Dam Project. Volunteers will help U.S. Army...

 

Bent but not broken

Even a tree can be stubborn. The core of this pine tree refused to break under the onslaught of the Monastery Complex fire....

 

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