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 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 19, 2019 

City council focuses on airport

One of the main topics of discussion at the Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night was the city's airport, which recently received a $550,000...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 5, 2019

City changes fireworks times

One of the key things to come out of Monday night’s Goldendale City Council meeting was a reminder that an ordinance passed a year ago by the city takes effect before the next City Council meeting....

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 17, 2019

Council hears of rise in crime calls

The Goldendale City Council met Monday night in an abbreviated session with an abbreviated group, following the resignation of Councilor Carmen Knopes. In the absence of Mayor Mike Canon, Councilor...

 

Police, hoping for best, train for worst

Goldendale Police Chief Reggie Bartkowski focused on active-shooter scenarios in a six-hour training-session drill on Saturday, March 23. Such drills...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    March 20, 2019

Council hears about burglaries

A bare quorum of four Goldendale City Council members were present for a brisk 20-minute meeting Monday night. Councilors Andy Halm, Shannon Middleton, and Carmen Knopes were excused due to travel and...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    March 13, 2019

Civil rights suits target parts of I-1639

Two civil rights lawsuits in Washington state have challenged the constitutionality of certain bans enacted through the gun control measure, Initiative 1639. Each lawsuit is built on the premise that...

 

22 of state's 39 counties won't enforce I-1639

The number of Washington law enforcement and government leaders balking at upholding gun control measures approved by voters in November is growing....

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    February 6, 2019

More law agents come out against I-1639

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer was one of the first in Washington State to say he will not enforce the state’s new Initiative 1639 (I-1639)...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 9, 2019

Police: crime in city down from last year

The Goldendale City Council met Monday night and approved several new contracts for services. Those include a $10,000 contract with the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development,...

 

Fire on Burgen Street contained

A fire broke out on a city block of Goldendale early this morning. At about 4:40 a.m. (Dec. 19), the Goldendale Fire Department was paged for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a vacant home...

 

Energy site gets grant

The proposed pump storage electrical generation project in Klickitat County took a huge step forward Monday. City Council member Miland Waling reported at Monday night’s council meeting that a year...

 
 By Roger Nichols    News    November 7, 2018

City to hold hearing on 2019 budget

The Goldendale City Council had another double session Monday night. It started with a special city council meeting at 6 p.m. continuing a workshop aimed at updating the city’s Park and Recreation C...

 

City agrees to hire firm for sewer plan

It was another quick and breezy Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night, with few official actions but several interesting tidbits. On the...

 

Bill to require law enforcement training put on ballot

In the wake of last week’s ruling on Initiative 1639, the Washington Supreme Court has issued another ruling that clears the way for ballots and voters’ pamphlets to be printed and delivered in...

 

Town Hall meeting on drugs

Drug abuse in this area, according to some reports, is at an all-time high. The Coalition for Preventing Abuse in Klickitat County wants to do something about it, but can’t do it alone. It takes a...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 8, 2018

Six-year street plan approved by city

There were two main items on the Goldendale City Council agenda Monday night: housekeeping budget amendments for the first and second quarter, and a resolution approving the six-year street plan. No...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 18, 2018

Council hears talk on deer problem

When is a city council meeting not a meeting? When there’s lack of a quorum. That’s what happened Monday night when only three of the seven council members—Miland Waling, John Sullivan, and...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    July 11, 2018

New laws address dangerous dogs, gas franchise fees

Goldendale City Council covered a lot of ground in a brisk hour-long meeting last Monday night, July 2. A trio of ordinances passed unanimously on their second reading. An ordinance modifying the...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 20, 2018

City considers new fireworks, dog ordinances, approves fire truck

With the passage of three ordinances, the Goldendale City Council made major upgrades in the city’s rolling stock at Monday’s meeting. Those ordinances authorized purchases of a new fire truck, ne...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 23, 2018

Care facility sale approved

A sense of progress was in the air at the Goldendale City Council meeting last night, with trio of positive developments. First, councilors voted to accept a modified agreement for Goodnoe...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 9, 2018

City asked to consider BMX track

One of the items on the Goldendale City Council agenda last night caused concern to one motivated citizen with a dream. Brock Warner has been preaching the benefits of constructing a BMX track for...

 
 By Max Erikson    News    April 18, 2018

Ready for a worst case no one wants

Members of city and county law enforcement agencies, together with personnel of regional and county fire departments and emergency responders, joined...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    April 4, 2018

Sheriff sees new tasks

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer can fill pages with his accomplishments during his first term in office—and he did in his announcement that...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    April 4, 2018

Crime down, says police chief

Short and sweet were the watchwords for Monday night’s City Council meeting, which clocked in at a spare 26 minutes. The only action item on the agenda was a unanimous vote on an agreement with...

 
 By Max Erikson    News    March 28, 2018

Burglars nabbed

The Goldendale Police Department (GPD) has submitted charges to the Klickitat County Prosecutor on two male juveniles who burglarized the Easy Outlaw Skate Shop on March 12. GPD is requesting that...

 

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