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 By Shelby Taylor    News    August 24, 2016

Night Sky symposium keeps light on the dark

The Gorge Night Sky Symposium at the Goldendale Observatory and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center last week proved to be an educational experience... Full story


Our Town's Pride join us to celebrate!

Since 1973 Goldendale has been home to a great treasure. Right on the hill overlooking town we have one of the largest and most accessible public... Full story


State Parks announces 'free day'

In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Thursday, Aug. 25—the 100th anniversary of the fede...

 By Shelby Taylor    News    July 6, 2016

Observatory gets new telescope, undergoes major renovation

Thursday, June 30, the telescope was removed from the Goldendale Observatory through the top of the dome via crane. The observatory, having a... Full story


Operation Dry Water aims at boating safety

The Sheriff’s Office is partaking in Operation Dry Water on June 24, 25 and 26, which is a statewide event put on by the Washington State Parks to promote safer boating operations. The...


Canner alert...expect early crop of cherries and pears due to early heat

I wish to share a message from our very proud Lyle School District #406 K-12 Superintendent/Principal, Andrew Kelly. “We’re super proud of the progress of our amazing 3, 4, 5th graders! Considerin...

 By Contributed    News    June 1, 2016

Popular State Parks GeoTour to end this summer

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Geocaching Association have announced the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour will officially end June 6. However, t...


County burn ban in effect

Klickitat County has issued a burn ban from June 1 through September 30. In a resolution adopted May 10, the Board of County Commissioners of Klickitat County stated it “hereby places into effect a...


Friday at the parks is free

In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks this Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use...


Peter Cottontail set to hop down the Lyle Trail

Oh my goodness, I heard some exciting activities are going on at the Lions Club. They are helping out that great big white fluffy fellow coming to hide all the goodies for the boys and girls ages two...


Mayor offers State of the City report on Goldendale

Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon presented his State of the City report to the city council Tuesday night. (The city met on Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday.) Canon offered...


City police to stage Active Shooter training

Goldendale Police will conduct an Active Shooter training at the Goldendale High School, Saturday, Jan. 23 from 7 a.m. to noon. The training helps law enforcement be prepared to deal with the active...


Polar Plunge again calls to the daring

The Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District suggests that the best way to begin 2016 is by throwing yourself into icy water. The...


The most interesting stories of the year

Jan. 7 2015: McCabe begins term Standing before her family and friends, Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, was sworn in as the newest 14th District state... Full story

 By Inez Freeman    News    December 16, 2015

Carpenter: Observatory to become 'world class'

Excitement is in the air on Observatory Hill, especially in the voice of Interpretive Specialist Troy Carpenter at the Goldendale Observatory.... Full story

 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....


Neverending fire season claims buildings near Horsethief Lake

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, a fast-moving grass fire was reported near the intersection of Highway 197 and Highway 14 intersection east of Dallesport. The fire quickly grew spreading...


Fire in the Night

Just when it seemed time to feel comfortable again-surely the fire season's over by now-up came the Horsethief Butte Fire. Thankfully, it was handled... Full story


Childhood obesity can be beat with community support

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity is an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke. In...


State Parks announces 'free day' for Sept. 26

In recognition of National Public Lands Day the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Saturday, Sept. 26, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors...


Fire in mop-up stages, Highway 14 open, FEMA approves funds

Monday, Sept. 14, 11:08 a.m.: The Klickitat County Emergency Management Department has released this update: Horsethief Butte Fire: At approximately...


State Parks announces 'free day' for Aug. 25

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced that Tuesday, Aug. 25 is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The free...


Looking Back

50 Years Ago - June 24, 1965 New rest room and shower room facilities at Brooks Memorial State Park are approaching reality, under a contract with the state parks commission being fulfilled by Harold...


KCSO crack down on drinking and boating and underage consumption

Klickitat-Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition and the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has been working in a partnership to reduce under age...

 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Pick up some Vitamin Sunshine while you're out

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the forecast, you may have come to one exciting conclusion: summer is here! Hopefully, this means more time spent outside enjoying the beauty of our area. One fun...


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