Articles from the March 9, 2011 edition

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 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 9, 2011

City renews contracts for jail, communications

The City of Goldendale renewed its agreement with Klickitat County for jail services and approved the revised agreement with Klickitat County for...


PRC fundraiser to bring in Southwestern jewelry

There will be a fundraising event for the Goldendale Pregnancy Resource Center, hosted by Goldendale resident Meagen Moody and Silpada Jewelry representative Jeneane Herrera. The event will present a...

 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 9, 2011

Open for Business

Officer Mike Smith (left) takes Connie Byers and other visitors on a tour of the new Goldendale police headquarters, located in the Industrial Park,...


Friends’ hiking program offers 64 outings

Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s 2011 Spring Hiking program offers 64 outings for hikers of all levels, but this year includes a special twist in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Columbia River G...


New Business in Town

Deanne Luth (left) and Lin Smith have opened Paperworks Ink, a new business that provides a wide range of secretarial and office services. “We want...

 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 9, 2011

Time to support the bond for a new school and kids’ future

There’s been a fair amount of controversy over the proposed bond for a new high school, with proponents insisting that the current one is...


False kudos for prosecuting attorney

To The Editor: I think it was crass that our Prosecuting Attorney turned a news article regarding the tragedy in Klickitat into an opportunity for campaigning. While the community and families of all...


Costs of war

To the Editor: One of the costs of war is the deception sovereign nations use in inciting their citizens to take up arms. Deception can be intentional but always involves withholding relevant informat...


Grant funds help Trout Lake School students build robot

Mercy, I can’t believe it’s nearly Daylight Savings Time, not to mention St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring. I’d never make it if I lived any further north, where the sun doesn’t... Full story


Glenwood students present musical, Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes will be presented in an all-school-musical featuring the talent of Glenwood students and staff. The program will be held in the gym on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.,... Full story

 By Tim ONeill    Humor    March 9, 2011

The bow tie, Ides of March, birth of Einstein

March 9: 1796 – Napoléon Bonaparte marries Joséphine. 1916 – Mexican raiders led by Poncho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico. 1982 – FCC begins hearings for false advertising against...


Volunteer fire and rescue workers needed

The robins have been back since at least Feb. 1, but I didn’t hear them singing until yesterday as they were serenading along with the frogs.  Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2... Full story


Senior luncheon welcomes Swiss exchange student

Where the deer and the antelope play! That is in this area. They are playing now on The Glade. I’ve never heard of antelope being there, but people are seeing them. On the fourth Tuesday at the... Full story


Authorities advise caution as marijuana season nears

Outdoor marijuana growing season is rapidly approaching. Last year, the Klickitat County’s Sheriff’s office, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, located and seized over 96,000 marijuan...


WA Tries to Hit a Moving Target: The State Budget

It’s like a math problem that can’t be solved, as state budget forecasters struggle to predict how much income Washington State and others can count on. A new report says in 2009, half of the...


Pirates sailing into Klickitat for carnival

The fifth annual “Pirate Carnival” hosted by Klickitat PTO in conjunction with the secondary school ASB, will be held this Sunday, March 13, in...


Cougars look to bounce back after a down season

A new era for Lyle-Wishram baseball starts this year with a new coach and a new league. The only thing that could be better would be to win a title an...


Three Wolves All-League SCAC

Goldendale’s boys’ basketball team closed out a great year with a 19-5 season. The outstanding record was built through a true team effort, but three players were chosen for special honors. SCAC...


Charles Klatt

Charles (Chuck or Charlie to most) L. Klatt, 81, died March 4, 2011, at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Charles was born to... Full story


Gorge League All Opponents named

Steven Broersma was selected as Player of the Year from the Greater Columbia Gorge League for his part in helping the Sunnyside Christian Knights post a league-winning 10-0 record. Seven Klickitat...


Robert Chase

Robert “Bob” Ernest Chase of Lakeside, Ariz., died Feb. 27, 2011 after a long struggle with many health issues. He was born on May 6, 1930 in... Full story


Gary Solie

Gary Solie died of natural causes at the age of 73 on Feb. 17, 2011, in Yuma, Ariz. He was born Feb. 1, 1938 in Silverton, Ore., to Lawrence and... Full story


Frances Leona Conlee

Frances Leona (Anderson) Conlee peacefully passed away on Feb. 15, 2011 in Vancouver. She was born Mar. 25, 1922 to Helen and Peter Anderson on a... Full story

 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 9, 2011

Ogden fundraiser seats 180, showcases talent

Approximately $3,000 was raised Saturday night at a fundraising dinner for a mission trip to Cambodia that Dr. James Odgen is planning for April of...


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