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 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 7, 2015

County gets ready for the 'Big One'

An earthquake isn't going to sneak up on Jeff King. King hopes one doesn't sneak up on anyone else. King, the Director of Emergency Management for...

 

Multiple scams still hitting county

There's a cocktail of poisons to choose from in the way of scams rampant around Klickitat County these days. They include: • Phony KPUD calls. This...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 7, 2015

Adonai's still offers books and a peaceful place

The long and short of a mild case of confusion last week is this: Adonai's Christian Bookstore is still open. "Yes, we are definitely still open and...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    October 7, 2015

Mayor says no to liquor plan for Halloween Trunk or Treat event

New Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon did not take long in demonstrating that there's been a change in philosophy along with a change in personnel in the...

 

Students excel in Smarter Balanced testing

Goldendale students shined brightly in the Smarter Balanced tests for reading, math and end of course biology, according to Goldendale Superintendent...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 7, 2015

The Shack author in the Gorge for book signing

William Paul Young is enjoying another heady ride on the New York Times bestseller list. First it was with his book The Shack, which spent more than...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 7, 2015

End-of-world prediction makes its way into local church

The good news: no one is sure who is in charge of such things, but apparently the end of the world was postponed. The bad news: it was moved to...

 

Herrera Beutler to share veterans stories

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that she will be sharing the stories of Southwest Washington’s veteran heroes on her website. “Our military service members and veterans have sacrif...

 

2015 fire season sets record for state mobilization

The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire...

 

Offices on Columbus burgled

Doors were kicked in at two South Columbus businesses last week. The police have a suspect and report that while damage was done to the doors, small value items were stolen, leaving behind larger,...

 

Letters About Literature contest kicks off

An annual national competition encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is under way, and Washington is again taking part. The Letters About Literature contest encourages stu...

 

Getting their limit at Goose Lake

On Sept. 29, Trout Unlimited Chapter 484 members Bill Johnson, Shannon Clarin and Olivia Holderman headed to Goose Lake to do some fishing. Before...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - October 7, 1965 • The first tenant moved into the recently completed Shepler building in Goldendale Tuesday. Furniture for a Goldendale branch office of Robert Dalson Accountants, of...

 

5th Annual Sole to Soul Harvest 5K Run coming Oct. 24

The 5th annual Harvest 5K fun run, sponsored by Sole to Soul Health Center, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 24, and registration is now open for early...

 

How to stay prepared for fires, storms-and the 'Big One'

The Pacific Northwest had its share of media attention this summer, as a severe wildfire season and talk of a potentially devastating earthquake captured national interest. The earthquake scenario...

 

Correct information about OLESS

To the Editor: In a recent article written by Mildred Lykins about the news from Lyle, there were some errors. Mildred reported what she thought were the thoughts of the OLESS board, the governing...

 

Monster kids become monster adults

To the Editor: The recent mass killing in Roseburg hit me hard. Since New Town there have been dozens of mass shootings, and there seems to be no end in sight. I have come to the conclusion that...

 
 By Avery Hoyt    Opinion    October 7, 2015

Time to update the constitution

To the Editor: I’m saddened by the recent mass shooting in Roseburg. Like I was saddened by the mass shooting in Charleston and was saddened by the mass shooting before that. We seem to...

 

Annual Fall Fling set for Oct. 24

It’s always interesting to see the seasonal decorations in and near the old wagon at the intersection of Highway 141 and the southern end of Sunnyside Road. This month in honor of harvest and fall...

 

Cooley reunion draws 40 relatives back to Bickleton

What a big time we had here this past weekend.  The Cooley family, numbering about 40 relatives all, came for an overnight visit.  We ran out of beds so the rest of them rolled out sleeping bags on...

 

Come along on the Magical History Tour

Join the Cascade Locks Historical Museum on The Magical History Tour on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy friends, fun, live music, an auction,...

 

Winter's coming, home energy assistance available through WGAP and KPUD

Although the weather doesn’t seem like it, winter is coming and Washington Gorge Action Program can help you with Home Energy Assistance. It is available to low-income families, disabled...

 

Masonic lodge announces raffle winner

The long awaited raffle drawing for the gun safe took place at the Masonic Lodge on Oct. 1. New Mayor Mike Canon  drew the winning ticket, belonging...

 

Students invited to submit WW II essays

To help mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Washington students in grades 8 through 11 are invited to take part in an essay and letter-writing contest. The competition, sponsored by...

 

Neverending fire season claims buildings near Horsethief Lake

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, a fast-moving grass fire was reported near the intersection of Highway 197 and Highway 14 intersection east of Dallesport. The fire quickly grew spreading...

 

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