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 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020 

Silent Memorial Day

For the first time in recent memory, there were no American Legion ceremonies at the area cemeteries this year....

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Unemployment scams targeting Washington State

Since the beginning of May, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has been experiencing a dramatic rise in incidents of “imposter fraud,” where an individual using stolen...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020 

Sheriff says Contact Tracing plan violates rights

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer Monday issued a statement saying Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan for Contact Tracing is unconstitutional. Songer has...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 27, 2020 

Story sparks diverse response

Last week’s story in The New Yorker magazine, focusing on disparate reactions to the pandemic in Klickitat County, has predictably drawn diverse...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Burn ban in place for Zone 3

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone 3 defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire District No. 7 eastern boundary west to the western...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Police dog drags out suspect

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 deputy, a dog named Profi who takes his job very seriously, found and dragged a suspect out from under a vehicle on May 16. On that day, the Sheriff’s...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Ogden music sessions postponed

Due to the pandemic, the Monday evening music jam sessions we have been doing each summer in front of Dr. James Ogden’s office for nearly 10 years will not be happening until further notice. “We...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Commerce awards small business emergency grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the first group of grants approved for 501 very small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the governor’s Working Washington Small...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

KVH begins to reopen surgery and outpatient care

Klickitat Valley Health is beginning a measured and clinically led process to resume certain elective, non-urgent, and medically necessary procedures at the hospital and family medicine clinic in...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

HHS delivers millions to expand testing

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $177,231,545 in new funding to Washington State to support testing for COVID-19. In total, $10.25 billion in funding is being...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 27, 2020 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fish & Wildlife enforcement during the pandemic

On May 13 a regional news outlet reported the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued 17 fishing violations and three land use (trespassing)...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Ministries group to hold online conversation

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous change to our ways of life. The virus exploits the human relationships that knit society together. Economic devastation is left in the virus...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

HEAD 'EM UP, MOVE 'EM OUT:

Do you hear the theme to "Rawhide" looking at this picture? Cowboys in Bickleton were roundin' up critters that moo over the past...

 
 By Genevieve Shuey    News    May 20, 2020

'Snitch List' goes viral

The State of Washington has compiled a list of businesses turned in by citizens for violating Governor Inslee's Stay at Home order. Dozens of people...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 20, 2020

'New Yorker' story focuses on pandemic reaction in county

It's famous for its cartoons, its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism-Ronan Farrow took the award in 2018 when he wrote about the Harvey Weinstein...

 

County puts COVID sheltering RVs at fairgrounds

The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) last week announced it is establishing voluntary COVID-19 sheltering housing at the county fairgrounds in Goldendale. “With the assistance of...

 

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan last Wednesday that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and...

 

Looking Back

March 28, 1890 – 130 Years Ago The Goldendale Mountain Water Company has completed the organization of their company and will be able to let contracts for the construction of the ditch in a few...

 
 By Diane Jessup    News    May 20, 2020

Companion Animal: Tether Tither 2

We have all seen the sad pictures on television ads seeking money for "humane" groups: a lonely looking dog tangled up in an overly large logging...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 20, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Can we go camping Memorial Day weekend?

Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kickoff to the summer camping season, but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year. In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in...

 

COVID scams increasing for taxpayers

During disasters and national emergencies, there is often a rise in the number of fraudulent calls and emails by individuals looking to use the crisis for their personal gain. Important things to...

 

Drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots launch statewide push for universal public access broadband

The Washington State Broadband Office estimates over 300 new drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots are coming online statewide through an initiative to bring free public broadband internet access to all residents....

 

Bickleton holds drive-by birthday celebration

There have been many birthday celebrations for Ada Ruth Whitmore, lifetime resident of Bickleton, Washington, but none so unique as her 90th she...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    May 13, 2020

Sheriff says he won't enforce some distancing orders

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer-already a national public figure for his defiance of enforcing Initiative-1639-now says he will refuse to enforce...

 

Five counties move into Phase 2

Friday Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved applications from Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties to...

 

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