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 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 3, 2014

Council passes vote of no confidence in mayor

During a half hour of intensely heated discussion at the Goldendale city council Monday night, Goldendale Mayor Clinton Baze was given a vote of no...

 

New fire ban in effect

A Stage 1 burn ban for Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties has been issued that began at 4 p.m., Dec. 1, by the Washington Department of Ecology. The ban will remain in place...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

There’s snow on the ground, lights on houses and wires, music wafting through the air. It’s Christmas time again in Goldendale. With it comes a plethora of activities and events throughout the...

 

Why the search still matters

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

 

GAINING PERSPECTIVE

Norm Johnson, 14th Dist. Representative, invited Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos for a visit of small schools in Eastern Washington this week. Santos, who...

 

State AG plans to sue feds over Hanford

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is sending the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a Notice of Endangerment and Intent to Sue. Ferguson...

 

E-file webinar offered by DOR for businesses

The Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) will host a free, live webinar for new and small business owners to further understanding of benefits for filing taxes online. The webinar will be presented...

 

Dolly Jean Tate

Dolly Jean Hendrix Bluhm Tate, 89, of Kennewick, WA died at home on November 23, 2014. She was born on July 2, 1925 in Halfway, Oregon. She graduated... Full story

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 3, 1964 • Approximately 20 ski enthusiasts opened the winter’s skiing program Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Satus ski area according to Ron Rombalski, a member of the local...

 

Lots to do this month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

December holds many activities and events at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Included are: “Bittersweet Harvest” Smithsonian Exhibit Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will host the opening...

 

Help to improve the health of your forest

The Mt. Adams Chapter of the Washington Farm Forest Association (WFFA) is hosting a meeting on Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the White Salmon Library. The USDA Natural Resource Conservation...

 

Goldendale Library hosts December programs

Thursday, Dec.4 • Computer classes offered by the Library. Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 773-4487....

 

Good causes plus awful tactics equals big trouble

The outcome of last night’s meeting of the county Republican Party won’t be known in time to report on in this issue of The Sentinel, so this...

 

The privilege of freedom

To the Editor: I have been reminiscing on the past year, the elections, and the ongoing debate and the angers over the pot shop, the mayor, and the city government, the oppositions that were heated...

 

Only one law

To the Editor: Did I miss President Obama issuing another executive order making marijuana legal? I wouldn’t put it past him. Last I checked, marijuana is still illegal according to federal law. Yes...

 

Don't do it

To the Editor: This is an adaptation of Amy Peters’ story “The Walnut and the Bell Tower.” There once was a magnificent bell tower with beautiful chiming bells. A crow dropped a walnut when the...

 

Let it be

To the Editor: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a little more than two years ago. The pain that I endure is sometimes overwhelming and unbearable. I have been prescribed ridiculously expensive...

 

Celebrate Lela Ward's 90th birthday this Saturday

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends – and were blessed with too much to eat so you had leftovers to enjoy following the big day! A celebration of Lela Ward’s 9...

 

Bring the kids to meet with Santa

Santa’s coming! The sheriff will escort Santa to the Lyle Activity Center in order for him to hear all the children’s wishes on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:45 p.m. There he will have a chair to relax in...

 

Proceeds from Lyle Lions' breakfast to benefit Christmas food boxes

Come on Saturday, Dec. 6, to the Lyle Lions Club and enjoy a very “hearty” breakfast of pancakes; choice of omelet or eggs and ham; blueberry compote, orange juice, tea or coffee. All the...

 

Bickleton's holiday bazaar this Sunday

Many folks from this area spent the Thanksgiving Holidays at the beach.  It was cold there. The Bickleton Bazaar is coming up this Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bickleton Grange...

 

From the best seat in the house

Area basketball teams had a chance to scrimmage against someone other than their teammates with the jamborees this week. Coaches have told me in the p...

 

Wolves shoot well in opening action at Bruin Jamboree

The Timberwolf basketball teams came prepared for their opening action at the Bruin Jamboree in White Salmon, Monday. The boys won both of their...

 

Lego® league robotics competition starts this weekend in The Dalles

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Tournaments in December. These free events will be held from 9 a.m. to around 3...

 

Community radio seeks mug donations for bazaar

Goldendale Community Radio will have a table at the Goldendale Farmers’ Market Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 13. Radio organizers are asking for donations of gently used coffee cups. The cups...

 

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