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Fisheries meeting coming

The public is invited to attend an update on cold water fisheries (salmon, steelhead, and trout) conservation in Washington State on Wednesday, April 17. The meeting will be held at Columbia Bank in...

 

'Journey' needs your input

The Goldendale Sentinel will soon publish its annual Klickitat County visitors’ guide entitled “Journey Through Klickitat County.” The issue is the most widely distributed publication in the...

 

School district chooses new superintendent

The Goldendale School District's Board of Directors has selected Ellen Perconti to serve as its next superintendent. The school board made its...

 

Trout Unlimited gets grant for two more camps

The Klickitat Chapter 484 of Trout Unlimited received a grant for two more youth fishing camps to be held on May 17-19 and June 7-9 of this year. The...

 

Affordable child care focus of new bill

U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced legislation late last week to address the skyrocketing cost of childcare. Their bipartisan Family Savings for Kids...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    April 3, 2019

Goldendale to have a business park and get out of marl business

In the spirit of April Fool's Day just Monday, here's an entertaining tale that also actually happens to be true: Goldendale is finally hitting the...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

"Ghost Gun" bill moves to Senate Committees

Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under proposed legislation. These types of firearms are being manufactured most commonly via 3-D printers and are often...

 

Bickleton High School Honor Roll

Here are students who made the Bickleton High School Honor Roll: 3rd Quarter 2018-2019 4.0 GPA: Hannah Binfet, Scott McBride 3.75-3.99: Leyla Gonzalez, Adriana Gonzalez, Adrian Vargas-Salas, Cesareo...

 

Senate approves Mosbrucker bill against animal fighting

The Washington State Senate approved a measure last Friday, 44-2, that would expand criminal actions under the law and increase penalties for those involved in animal blood fighting. Rep. Gina...

 

Herrera Beutler appointed to Science, Space & Technology Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives has selected U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler to serve on the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over energy,...

 

State Parks announces April free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

Malicious harassment renamed hate crime in proposed legislation

Newly named hate crime offenses would let courts infer the offense was due to the perception of the victim’s association with a protected class, unless evidence suggests otherwise. The legislation w...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

Bill to raise tobacco age to 21 heads to governor

The legal age to purchase tobacco and vape products is about to rise from 18 to 21 under a bill headed to the governor’s desk after a 33-21 vote by the Washington State Senate last Wednesday. The...

 
 By Brendan Relaford    News    April 3, 2019

Mt. Adams purchased to house data farm

Sentinel exclusive The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U. S. Forest Service (USFS) recently announced that they have agreed to sell Mt. Adams for an undisclosed sum to a newly formed...

 

DNR land: bounty and bane for land lessees

New energy projects are poised to bring big bucks into Klickitat County, even as how they get here provokes sharp anger for some. Commissioner of...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    March 27, 2019

Marvel gets Red Cross award for heroism

On a September evening last year, two people clung to the side of their overturned boat on the Columbia River. Without life vests, they were almost...

 

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...

 

Pioneer Museum holds branding party

On Sunday, March 24, the Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum in Bickleton held a branding party for eastern Klickitat County farmers and cattlemen...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 27, 2019

Lawmakers propose school levy increases

Voter-approved school levy lid rates would rise from $1.50 to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property, under Senate Bill 5313, currently under consideration in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The...

 

Superior Court log

Below is a summary of resolutions from the Superior Court criminal docket for the week of March 18, 2019, provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in...

 

Collision claims are 9.7 percent higher in Washington due to legal marijuana, report says

Legal recreational marijuana in Washington may be associated with an increase in traffic accidents and claims in the state, according to a new report by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)....

 

Studded tire removal deadline is March 31

With a record-setting winter finally in the history books, the arrival of spring means drivers in Washington have until Sunday, March 31, to remove studded tires. The Washington State Department of...

 

Well Said

Congratulations to the Goldendale FFA members who competed at East Valley High School in Creed and Extemporaneous Public Speaking. Audrey Hill, pictured here, placed second in Creed Speaking, and...

 

County 4-H serves its community

The Dancing Mountain Riders (DMR) 4H group was one of two Klickitat County 4H clubs to serve dinner at the United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen in...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 27, 2019

Lawmakers consider extending eviction process timeline

Protecting tenant rights through increasing the length of eviction proceedings is part of eviction-reform legislation, currently in the state House of Representatives. The House Committee on Civil...

 

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