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 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 10, 2014

Mayor gives detail on what he calls trail of city council hypocrisy

Goldendale Mayor Clinton Baze says the Goldendale city council is trying to convict him in a court of public opinion of "crimes" the council itself co...

 

FULL OF CHRISTMAS CHEER

Monday night saw eight community music ensembles lift their voices-and bells, in the case of the LDS Children's Bell Choir-in celebration of the...

 

Cause of fatal fire was wiring

A father and his two children died in a house fire in Goldendale, Dec. 3. Thomas Blakely, 34, Thomas “TJ” Blakely, 5, and Kyra Blakely, 7, died...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    December 10, 2014

Quesnel sees smooth transition

David Quesnel, Klickitat County Prosecutor-elect, says his incumbent opponent has been nothing but helpful in his transition into office. “I have to hand it to [incumbent] Lori Hoctor,” Quesnel...

 

Bring out your cans

The Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive will be this Sunday at 1 p.m. The Jaycees will be going around town with the help of Rural 7 and Search and Rescue picking up non-perishable food items to donate...

 
 By Neita Cecil    News    December 10, 2014

Airport burglar held at gunpoint

Darren Lacock helped with Project ELFF Thursday night in Dallesport, where he's a volunteer firefighter, and a few hours later, found himself holding...

 

Future business leaders attend symposium

On Nov. 18, the Capitol Theatre in Yakima, was host to the Many Faces of Entrepreneurship symposium. An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and...

 

Jacob Hoff

Jacob Anton Hoff, 28, of Portland, Oregon, a 2004 graduate of Goldendale High School, passed peacefully on December 5, 2014. Jacob was a loving father... Full story

 

Lee Brock

Reverend Ivan Lee Brock, a retired Baptist pastor, passed from this life on November 30, 2014. He and his wife of 70 years, Frances Patterson Brock, ministered together until her death in September... Full story

 

Woods named new VP of NW Hort Council

Kate Woods, legislative director for Congressman Doc Hastings in Washington, D.C., has accepted a position as vice president of the Northwest...

 

Looking Back

50 Years Ago - December 10, 1964 • The Klickitat County Sheriff’s office was embarrassed Sunday night by the escape of two prisoners. The first, a visiting transfer to the reformatory at Monroe,...

 

Goldendale Library hosts Sonic Light Brigade folk music concert

Local band Sonic Light Brigade will return to the Goldendale Library for an encore performance of the signature folk-rock music and seasonal favorites on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the...

 

A roll-call vote at this meeting probably began with 'Arrrgh!'

This exercise will test the limits of your credulity, but give it a try: imagine, if you will, a regional branch of a major political party right...

 

We're finally on the map for the wrong reasons

To the Editor: Prior to Goldendale’s election for mayor many months ago, there were some folks who doubted the credibility of the current mayor. While campaigning, he made statements to the effect...

 

Stop the Christian sanctuary

To the Editor: Apparently, the most important issue facing government officials in Klickitat County is the opening of legally sanctioned marijuana businesses in their areas of jurisdiction. It seems t...

 

The mayor's unstable behavior

To the Editor: Regarding the Dec. 1 meeting of our city council: are we citizens going to accept our mayor yelling and calling four city council members liars, then using profanity three times at...

 

Washington girls can have fun with code

Google is doing a special program with the National Park Foundation that will give girls in Washington State the chance to have their work on display in the other Washington, for the annual tree...

 

Help neighbors, give to Christmas basket project

Finally we had snow, not much but still much prettier than the ice storms that preceded the snow. It created a festive holiday spirit for the Holiday Market fundraiser for the National Honor Society...

 

And the winner is

To help support New Hope Farms, Ronnie Glover donated a hand-crafted sled. The sled has been on display at Columbia State Bank since the first part...

 

Coats and blankets wanted, donate by Dec. 17

Those who attended Santa Night on Monday, Dec. 8, and had their children photographed with Santa…the photos are free of charge, sponsored by the Lyle Community Council and will be ready for you at...

 

East District Court

October 21 • Devin Wayne Prouty: DWLS 3 (10/2/13); guilty plea, jail 90/87 susp., fine/fees $1075; 12 mos. probation • Devin Wayne Prouty: DWLS 3 (4/18/14); guilty plea, jail 90/89 susp.,...

 

Donation to SAR adds to rope rescue resources

Klickitat County Search and Rescue was the recipient of a substantial donation from Iberdrola Renewables, Inc., Big Horn Wind Plant of Bickleton....

 
 By Neita Cecil    News    December 10, 2014

Gorge Commission gets big boost from Gov. Kitzhaber, hopes Gov. Inslee will match

The Gorge Commission’s audacious budget request for the new biennium—seeking nearly double its current funding—has met with resounding success at the first of many steps in the budget process....

 

Outdoors with Terry Nickels

Flying L Ranch Located on the sunny eastern slope of the Cascade Range, the Flying L Ranch is nestled in the ponderosa pines and meadowland of Glenwood Valley at the base of 12,276 foot Mt. Adams. Bui...

 

Police union announces bargaining agreement

AFSCME Local 1533G, Goldendale Commissioned Officers have agreed to a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The successor agreement includes a 2 percent COLA salary adjustment for each year...

 

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