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Articles from the December 9, 2015 edition

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Council takes on fresh pot concerns

Marijuana was the surprise topic at what was supposed to be such a routine meeting that the two media representatives in the room tripled the size of... Full story

 

Guess what's coming soon?

Hint: it rhymes with "isthmus." In anticipation of the big day, keep these upcoming events in mind: Operation Sleigh Bells - Santa makes rounds...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 9, 2015

FAA to check wires for possible flight hazard

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) completed its new Big Eddy-Knight transmission lines earlier this year, with heavy wires traversing the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 9, 2015

Gas odors trigger calls to utility

A rash of calls to Avista about gas leaks has prompted concern about the utility’s new gas lines. Fifteen calls have been received about odors in...

 

THINGS THAT DO GROW ON TREES

Mittens, scarves, and hats are growing on the annual Soroptimists' Mitten Tree in The Sentinel office. Each year at this time these articles of...

 

Fresh computer scams hit the area

There were more reports last week of scammers hitting Goldendale and Klickitat County residents with computer repair rip-offs. Two people reported calls from phony Microsoft “engineers” saying...

 

Looking Back

December 9, 2015 50 Years Ago - December 9, 1965 Veterans of WWI Barracks and Auxiliary No. 2977 of Goldendale attended a potluck dinner and Christmas party held at a regular meeting at Fort Dalles...

 

McKern of Lyle inducted into Honor Society

Lyle local Shelby McKern was recently inducted into Harding University’s chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society this semester. McKern, oral communication major, was welcomed into the prestigious...

 

Hovinghoff brothers receive Eagle Scout award

On Nov. 21, Boy Scout Troop 389 in White Salmon recognized Simon and Dean Hovinghoff for achieving their Eagle Scout Ranks. Dean and Simon are...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Is there a Medicare premium increase coming?

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B...

 
 By Larry Jose    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Where's the reciprocity?

To the Editor: A disabled Washington State veteran, rated at 30 percent disability or greater, can apply to the state and receive a veteran’s park pass granting free access to State Park venues....

 

We need better vetting

To the Editor: I urge citizens to call or write your senators requesting the approval of H.R. 4038. Please call or write before Dec. 11, 2015. The Senate will vote on this bill Dec. 11. H.R. 4038...

 

Children's holiday party at Dallesport Elementary Dec. 18

Santa came last Sunday … and he’s coming again on Saturday, Dec. 19, at approximately 7:30 p.m., for those who missed his first visit. He will be escorted by the “Lighted Emergency Vehicle...

 

Volunteer chore services comes to Trout Lake

There is snow on the ground! at least until the rain washes it away and there is a report that skiing is possible at Pineside Snopark; starting to really look like the winter recreation season and the...

 

Local actors present 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The Pioneer Memorial Community Church is planning another ‘Parents’ Day Out” for Saturday, Dec. 12. This free community service will allow parents to make a trip to town for shopping -...

 

Roosevelt School holds Christmas program Dec. 16

Verona Hooker Naught fell earlier this fall and broke her hip.  She is a native of this area. She is now in assisted living in Omak near her daughter.  Verona Hooker Reece will soon be 102.  Her...

 

More than 123,000 Washingtonians select plans in first month of open enrollment

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Tuesday announced that more than 123,000 residents have selected Qualified Health Plans for 2016 coverage since the launch of the third open enrollment period on...

 

A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas

Part 3 - Previously on "A Warm and Fuzzy Christmas": The Barneses, on their way to a much-needed Christmas vacation, have been stranded in a winter...

 

From the best seat in the house

Back to indoor sports just in time as the rain has come to Klickitat County. Last Friday’s game between the Lady Timberwolves and the River View...

 

Lady Wolves wear out Panthers for 44-38 win

Coach Mike Plum had to be thrilled with two things from the Goldendale Lady Timberwolves, Friday. First of all, it was a team effort that produced a... Full story

 

Cameron Read wins 220 pound class at Davis

Goldendale’s Cameron Read was dominant in his first outing of the year, winning the 220 pound division at the Davis High School wrestling tournament, Saturday. Read was the top placer among five...

 

Wolves lose 48-45 to River View in fourth quarter battle of threes

The clock ran out on Goldendale as they tried to open their season with a win against River View, Friday. The Panthers used a 10-2 edge from the foul...

 

Lady Cougars clobber Bulldogs

Lyle-Wishram’s girls unloaded on Stevenson with a 31 point second quarter on their way to a 61-36 win in their season opener on the Bulldogs’ home court. Four Lady Cougars were in double digits,...

 

East District Court

November 17 • Alison Frazier: No Contact/Protection Order Vio. Attempt (9/7/15); guilty plea, jail 90/90 susp., fine/fees $938; 12 mos. probation. • Alison Frazier: Vio. of Civil Anti-Harass... Full story

 

Public comment sought on hatchery reform plan to support fish recovery

The public is invited to comment on a new plan designed to align state fisheries and hatchery operations to support the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead populations in the lower Columbia River Ba...

 

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