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Letters from the community

We need this This letter is to ask for your support for the EMS levy in Klickitat County that will allow for the continued level of service that Klickitat County Emergency Medical Service (KCEMS)...

 

USDA offers targeted farm loan funding for underserved groups and beginning farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Washington Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brian Dansel reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans...

 

Farmers, ranchers have voice in farm program

Klickitat Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Tomy Gertsch today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers...

 

Klickitat youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week from Oct. 7-13. This year's theme, Inspire Kids to Do, is a...

 

County wine project in Goodnoe fermenting

A group of vintners and investors hopes to turn eastern Klickitat County into wine country. The group formed the company V75 LLC and is preparing to establish a vineyard east of Goldendale. Its...

 

Raw milk risky for some, DOH says

The Department of Health cautioned consumers Friday to be aware of the risks of drinking raw milk especially for infants and young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immu...

 

Public invited to report invasive species

To help combat the $1.3 billion threat invasive species pose to Washington’s economy every year, the Washington Invasive Species Council is inviting the public to the frontlines of its work by...

 

National Night Out has great turnout

Sheila Crapper from KLASAC and Lyle School says, “Just had our third annual National Night Out. We had a great turnout, considering the heat. We would like to thank all of the local businesses and...

 

Looking Back

June 26, 1888 The new Methodist Church now in the course of construction will be considerably larger than the old one and will be heated by a furnace in the basement. A new bell for the Methodist...

 
 By Max Erikson    News    March 7, 2018

Committee, Assessor at odds on Net cash rental

The Open Space Advisory Committee meeting on Feb. 21 brought many members of the local agricultural community to the county courthouse to discuss disagreements with the Klickitat County Assessor’s...

 

State adopts Washington's first reclaimed water rule

Even in rainy Washington, water is a precious commodity. Agriculture, industry and our communities all depend on sufficient, stable supplies of water. As our state’s population and economy grows,...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 17, 2018

Hirst Decision weighs on legislature

With the 2018 Washington state legislative session kicking off, a 2016 state Supreme Court decision on water continues to make waves in the House and Senate. The so-called Hirst decision in October...

 

Marcella Spalding

Marcella Esther Spalding, 99, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on December 14, 2017. She was born in Goldendale (one of identical twins) on Nov. 18,...

 

Hunters: watch for noxious weeds

As hunters head into the backcountry this fall, several state agencies are asking them to watch out for noxious weeds, report any they find, and take easy steps to prevent their spread. The...

 

USDA loans available to Washington producers

(U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Tomy Gertsch in Klickitat County reminds producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan...

 

County producers urged to consider risk protection coverage before deadlines

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tomy Gertsch in Klickitat County reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including...

 

'We Can Do It' theme in Goldendale

Saturday, Nov. 18, marks the 6th Annual Women in Agriculture Conference. "We Can Do It" is the theme for the sixth annual Women in Agriculture...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 14, 2017

Food Fight: city fod bank in contention with state agency

The Washington Gorge Action Program (WGAP), distributor of food to Klickitat County food banks, is deciding whether or not to continue providing...

 
 By Matt Spaw    News    March 15, 2017

Senate action eases building-permit anxiety over well-water sourcing; House action next

OLYMPIA, Mar. 13 - A Senate-passed bill allowing local governments to approve development using Department of Ecology (DOE) water rules awaits action...

 
 By Tim Gruver    News    March 15, 2017

U.S. withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership may cost state's wheat farmers

OLYMPIA, Mar. 10 –– President Donald Trump's order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was issued with the...

 

Farm Service Agency selects Gertsch as Klickitat County executive director

A new face greets farmers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Klickitat County. The Farm Service Agency County Committee recently selected Tomy Gertsch to head the agency that implements federal...

 

Goldendale FFA: year in review

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's...

 

Celebrate CTE Month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. The goal of CTE is to prepare youth with hands-on educational experiences and leadership opportunities that align to their future career path....

 

The year in review: 2016 in Sentinel news

Following are some of the top stories reported by The Sentinel in 2016. Jan. 6, 2016 Ekone Ranch focus of concerns Ekone Ranch sprawls across 1,060 acres around Rock Creek Canyon near Goldendale. The... Full story

 

Agriculture Department recieves grants

Goldendale Agriculture Teachers Joshua and Randi Krieg have been awarded four grants that total $85,500. The grants will benefit Goldendale Agriculture Department students. With the Aerospace and...

 

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