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SR 14 and US 97 to close for historic super load transformer

What weighs just over 1 million pounds, is 360 feet long, 21 feet tall, and will soon be traveling through the Gorge? A windmill transformer, of course. In addition, travelers in the area of State Rou...

 

Photographer captures 50 years of Mt. Adams

For anyone who is intrigued with the Pacific Northwest's majestic peaks, Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams offers a first-time, close-up look at...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    September 5, 2018

The challenging lessons of a Harvard class

The most famed of universities carry a certain mystique, and perhaps none does more so in this country than Harvard. The fabled institution has...

 

It's calendar time again!

The Sentinel will publish its 2019 Goldendale calendar in late October, and we're still inviting area photographers to submit pictures for the...

 

County proposes permit fee hike

The Klickitat County Building Department is proposing a 2 percent annual increase, effective October 1 of each year. Other fees will increase by $5 every three years, while the fee to place a factory...

 

Centurylink line cut, 911 temporarily out

At around noon today (Sept. 6), the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) posted on their Facebook page that all phone lines into the department’s 911 dispatch were down. That...

 

Making Centerville proud

Centerville's Dustin Cameron prepares to lasso a cow during Saturday's cow milking event in front of a packed grandstand in the Conboy Arena.See...

 

County seeks input on reservoir project

A proposal to store Columbia River water in an off-channel reservoir is under consideration in a rural watershed in the Horse Heaven Hills, in Benton County, Washington State. Both Benton County and...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 29, 2018

Cost for school district to release Heid more than $200K

The Goldendale School District and former Superintendent Mark Heid have parted ways, but that parting came at a substantial cost. The Sentinel obtained the agreement between the school board and Heid...

 

Gun bill back on ballot

The Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon’s ruling on Initiative 1639 means the initiative will go before voters this November. The...

 

Herrera Beutler, Long to debate at Goldendale candidate night

Jaime Herrera Beutler Monday announced her plan for three new debates and forums, including one in Goldendale, in the race for Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. In an effort to...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 29, 2018

Dark doings under the 'Singing Bridge'

A major portion of the Aug. 20 Goldendale City Council meeting was taken up with a presentation by Peter Andress and Terry Stone. They told the council via a Power Point presentation that local...

 

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...

 

East District Court log

For Aug. 16, 2018 • Kevin Howard Ojala: Malicious Mischief – 3 (8/6/18); Guilty plea, jail 364/361 suspended, fine/fees $243, 24 months probation. • Kevin Howard Ojala: Assault 4th degree/Amende...

 

Tango at Maryhill

The Maryhill Museum presents "Tango at Maryhill," a festive evening of tango with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, this Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to...

 

Superior Court log

Below is a summary of resolutions from the Superior Court criminal docket for the week of Aug. 20, 2018, provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in...

 

County woman charged with insurance fraud

Kaitlyn Parker-Lee, 29, of Trout Lake in Klickitat County, has been charged with filing a false insurance claim, a felony, following an investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Crimin...

 

Eastern Oregon University announces Goldendale graduate

Eastern Oregon University awarded 754 degrees during the 2017-18 academic year. Those who earned GPAs between 3.5 and 3.69 graduated with Cum Laude honors, 3.7 to 3.84 graduated Magna Cum Laude, and...

 

Plan ahead for Labor Day travel

Labor Day weekend is often the last big weekend of summer travel, so planning ahead and being prepared for occasional congestion is crucial to a successful end-of-summer excursion. Travelers can...

 

Soroptimists hold plant sale

Soroptimist International of Goldendale will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 103 W. Main Street, in front of Dr. James Ogden's office. Stop by and...

 

Voter registration continues during Licensing update

During a Department of Licensing (DOL) system upgrade scheduled for Labor Day weekend, online voter registration and updates will be unavailable at myvote.wa.gov. However, Washington residents can...

 

County employment figures rising

The Washington State Employment Security Department has issued its monthly job review for the state, with promising news for employment in Klickitat...

 

Why all the smoke

Some people who've lived here for decades say they've never seen smoke like this, even during the Monastery Fire. Even Seattle is socked in with...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 22, 2018

I-1639 ordered to cease certification

A controversial Washington State initiative that would raise the age to buy semiautomatic rifles to 21 has hit a legal snag. Court action on Friday...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    August 22, 2018

Heid released, Grabenhorst in as interim school superintendent

In a statement last week, the Goldendale School District Board of Directors announced it was parting ways with Superintendent Mark Heid. Former Golden...

 

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