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 By Rodger Nichols    News    June 3, 2020

City ready to move into Phase 2

It was a short meeting for the Goldendale City Council Monday night, just over half an hour by telephone, but the council covered several important topics. In the only action of the night, council...

 

County approved to move to Phase 2

Monday Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved the application for Klickitat County to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan. A total of 27 counties have now...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    June 3, 2020

Local man providing ammo for agencies around the state

Steve Shields took his experience in law enforcement and decided to go into firearms training and gun ammunition. It was a good move. Today, Shields'...

 

New shop fixes hydraulics

When the going gets tough, the tough open a business in Goldendale. Scott Peterson, owner of Ram Hydraulic in The Dalles, decided he wanted to better...

 

John Day Dam sites closed after storm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed some facilities at three John Day Lock & Dam recreation sites due to a severe storm that caused extensive damage Saturday. Winds between 40-50 mph and...

 

FEMA awards $31.9 Million to UW for Covid response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $31.9 million to the University of Washington for expenses incurred during the first 163 days of the COVID-19 response. The funding...

 

NOAA: May was about normal

According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at Goldendale averaged near normal during...

 

Poll shows businesses want CPA help on PPP loans

Almost half of small-business owners will seek the help of a certified public accountant in figuring out their Paycheck Protection Program loan-forgiveness application, according to results from a...

 
 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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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)...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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