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Articles from the October 22, 2014 edition

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 By Jim Fisher    News    October 22, 2014

Pot roast meeting at city hall

Empty seats were nowhere to be found at Monday night's public hearing regarding I-502, the city's current moratorium against it, and the proposed...


Goldendale's Trunk or Treat provides howlin' good times for all

Make no bones about it, Goldendale, Washington's Trunk or Treat is a growing concern. It's no surprise that the event held annually on the Saturday...

 By Lou Marzeles    News    October 22, 2014

Prosecutor travel costs in question

Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney Lori Hoctor spent close to $23,000 of county money for travel in 2013, reimbursing the county for only $4,275, according to county public records. By comparison,...


County stacks up Commission applications

Klickitat County land use applications keep stacking up at the Columbia River Gorge Commission, and the problem is likely to get worse before it gets...


Keep those photos coming

Pictures for The Sentinel’s 2015 Goldendale calendar are coming in, and there’s still room for more. Great scenery shots will go into this year’s calendar. They can be views taken from...


Local aviator working on missing airplane

Doug Herlihy, Washington resident since 1966 (USCG pilot at Port Angeles) and a 10-year Klickitat County resident, is President of Aviation...


Second judge holds that local governments can ban marijuana businesses

A second superior court judge Monday agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office last year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to...


Don't buy scary stuff

The Better Business Bureau says be careful this Halloween, especially when shopping at pop-up retail stores and online “bootiques.” Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the...


Helen Holland

Aug. 12, 1967 to Oct. 6, 2014 Helen, also known by friends and family as “Scooter,” was little miss independent.  She loved and trusted animals more than people.  Despite her family, she chose... Full story


Taking the throne:

Reigning royalty over Homecoming 2014 are Queen Brandi Oglevie and King Chris Trunkey. The pair was crowned Wednesday at coronation, which followed a...


Observatory open special hours Thursday for solar eclipse

There is a partial Solar Eclipse coming up this Thursday, Oct. 23. Ordinarily, the Observatory is closed on Thursdays at this time of year, but will...


Dessert and silent auction to raise funds for Pregnancy Center

The Goldendale Pregnancy Resource Center will hold our “Together for Lives” CommUnity Appreciation Dessert and Silent Auction - Monday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.  This year’s special guest speaker has...


Courthouse named to National Register of Historic Places

The Klickitat County Courthouse, located at 205 S. Columbus Ave., has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, where it joins other properties which contribute to the rich cultural...


Asleep but still time to take control of the wheel

It’s time to face some less-than-optimal facts but also to rise to a new opportunity. Clarity emerging from perfect-vision hindsight leads to the... Full story

 By David West    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Amendment foe

To the Editor: If measure I-594 passes, David Quesnel’s commitment to prosecute makes him an enemy to the Second Amendment. His academic justification for prosecution of civil rights icon Rosa... Full story


Lavish travel

To the Editor: Dollars and sense—this is especially true for the current Prosecuting Attorney (PA) Lori Hoctor. Anyone watching the campaigns and reading the papers closely can see how Ms. Hoctor... Full story


Good man

To the Editor: As a citizen of Klickitat County and as an election is fast approaching, I would like to express an opinion on the Sheriff race. Mr. Songer has worked in law enforcement but not for... Full story


No bashing

o the Editor: I feel Amanda Richard’s letter in the Oct. 17 Sentinel deserves a response. I, too, attended the candidates’ forum in Trout Lake on Oct. 11. I do not believe Bob Songer... Full story


Good man II

To the Editor: A vote for Bob Songer is a vote for a true professional lifelong lawman. I served for 27 years as a law enforcement officer in Clark County Washington with the Vancouver Police... Full story

 By Tim Jones    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Rumor mill

To the Editor: The recent response letter from Ken Burrill stated that he didn’t hear that rumor from Darlene Johnson. I find it interesting that he also said that he was a PCO Precinct Community... Full story


Choose gun rights

To the Editor: Attention gun owners: if you wish to be able to loan or give a firearm to your son, daughter, brother, or even a non-friend, you should be sure to read our Washington State Voters... Full story


Why he isn't right

To the Editor: I very much appreciated your article on gun rights. You see, my brother was the only eye witness to a double murder that occurred in this county. You all might recall; unfortunately for... Full story


No new term

To the Editor: Michael S. Brumback is the best choice for the House of Representatives, 14th District. If his opponent wins another round, it will be his fourth term (eight years.) Brumback relates... Full story


Mighty low radio

To the Editor: In a radius of about five miles from its future broadcast point, KVGD-FM is a low-power, startup community radio station that aims to entertain as well as inform its listeners.... Full story


Experience counts

To the Editor: I urge the voters to re-elect Dan Gunkel for PUD commissioner. I served on the board when Dan was first elected and found him to be an excellent addition to the board. Dan has served... Full story


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