Articles from the December 11, 2013 edition

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 By Jim Fisher    News    December 11, 2013

Santa and sleigh come through county

Santa Claus made a thorough tour of Klickitat County last week, aided by members of the Klickitiat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Search and...

 

Meeting in Lyle sparks heated comment on trail plan

A large crowd filled the Lions' meeting room in Lyle last week for what was to be an informational meeting. What transpired was more of a venting of...

 

Businesses talk about potential effects of Hanford in the Gorge

Could hazardous materials from the Hanford Nuclear Site contaminate the Columbia River and affect life along the Gorge? A toxic cocktail of radioactiv...

 
 By Jesse Sines    News    December 11, 2013

What's big about 'Big Art'?

The Art Gallery has been making progress with its back room and enticing the community of Goldendale to come and see their “Big Art” in the back. “It’s really nice, when we have second...

 

Ag producers can apply for assistance

Agricultural producers have until Jan. 17, 2014 to apply for financial and technical assistance through Washington’s most popular conservation program, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation...

 

Huggy and the Bears in special concert

Rising country band Huggy and the Bears are set to play a special fundraiser concert this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Centerville Grange. Tickets for the dance and refreshments are $15, with...

 

Christmas Bird Count, bird census for more than 100 years

Each year in late December, more than 50,000 birders across North America participate in Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count, the world's...

 

Evelyn Butler

Evelyn Jayne (Philip) Butler, 95, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, from natural causes. She was born April 11, 1918, in Bandon, Ore. She joins her husband,... Full story

 

Fred Bassetti

Fred Bassetti, a prominent Seattle architect, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in The Dalles following complications from breaking his hip. Born in 1917, he was the son of Italian and Norwegian... Full story

 

Sherry Smith

Sherry Lynn Smith, 67, of Goldendale passed away in Portland, Oregon November 8, 2013. She was born in Centralia, Wash., on October 25, 1946. The family will celebrate her life privately. Columbia... Full story

 

Businesses dropping employee insurance as too costly

Some 60 percent of Americans—nearly 160 million people—get insurance through their jobs. Because of Obamacare, that number is about to nosedive. The president’s signature law is hiking the cost...

 

Stop cozying up to coal

To the Editor: Some thoughts for the author of a recent letter saying that he couldn't see coal dust coming off of coal trains and that those who said they did must be liars: The coal company admits...

 

Too many eagles dying

To the Editor: How many eagles have to die from bad Obama policies? We have seen fewer eagles here in our own state/county. Is anyone talking about it? Pretty soon they will put another extinction...

 

Time to get on the cannibis bandwagon

To the Editor: Cannabis legalization means billions of dollars for Washington. Can you imagine some peripheral businesses it will create? It was businesses supporting the California Gold Rush that...

 

Sayler's holds fundraiser for fire victims

The Town Hall meeting held at the Lion's Club will be covered in another article in this newspaper so I will only add that it was a standing room...

 

Sasquatch Revealed at Discovery Center

Does Sasquatch exist? Rumors of a large, hairy, man-like creature roaming the Cascade Mountains have existed for centuries. Where does myth end and...

 

Folklore society holds December dance

The Mid Columbia Folklore Society will hold their December Country Dance on Friday, Dec. 13, to avoid parking conflicts with the annual West Side Fire Dept. annual Christmas Party. The dance will run...

 

County Dems hold holiday party

The Klickitat County Democrats are holding their annual holiday party and food drive on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m.  The group will gather at the White Salmon Library Community Room for a potluck,...

 

Wilkins, Partlow and Enstad champs at Davis Invitational

Three class winners at a tough, early season meet is warning enough to members of the SCAC that Goldendale has a wrestling team to contend with this...

 

18 rebounds for Twohy as Lady Wolves crush Warriors 50-20

Goldendale made the most of their size advantage as they rolled over Wahluke 50-20 on Saturday, in Goldendale. Kirstin Twohy had a huge game...

 

Lyle-Wishram teams come away clean from Klickitat Jamboree

The Klickitat Jamboree was the first taste of competition basketball this season for most of the area's class 1B teams. The traditional opener of the...

 

Fast start stalls in third quarter as Wahluke hands Wolves 59-55 loss.

One bad quarter squelched the Goldendale Timberwolves' chance to open the season with a win. Credit the Wahluke Warriors for making half time...

 

Bickleton entertains Australian club teams

Lindsay Brown started the year with a double-double, but Bickleton fell to Mabton JV 50-35. Turnovers and an anemic 23 percent shooting percentage kept the Lady Pirates from posing much of a challenge...

 

Cougar boys and girls come up short at Tri Cities Prep

Third quarter woes plagued Lyle-Wishram’s boys and girls basketball teams, Saturday at Pasco. Both teams were cruising in the first half and both teams lost their grip on the game in the third...

 

Vandals down Spray at Dufur

Winter weather already has altered the basketball schedule in the Columbia River Gorge as Klickitat’s plans to play in the Dufur tournament over the weekend were disrupted. Instead of playing on...

 

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