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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...

 

PSE to buy renewable natural gas from KPUD Roosevelt

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has signed an agreement with Klickitat Public Utility District (KPUD) to purchase renewable natural gas starting in July of...

 

County issues 'Employers' Guide to safe reopening

The Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management in Unified Command with The Public Health Department Monday issued what it calls the “Employers’ Guide to Reopening Safely.” The agencies...

 

HHS awards funds to expand COVID-19 testing in Washington

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $20,701,398 to 27 health centers in Washington, to expand...

 

County bans burning in Zone 2

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone Two defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire...

 

New county cases reported

Klickitat County saw an increase in confirmed positive cases over the weekend. Public Health has confirmed cases 20, 21, and 22, according to the Klickitat County in Unified Command Emergency...

 

Yakama Nation receives CARES Act funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—CARES Act—provides funding to workers and families, small businesses, and governments for economic relief during the COVID-19 crisis. This...

 
 By Richard Lefever    News    May 13, 2020

Looking Back

May 1, 1890 – 130 Years Ago One of our handsomest young ladies was terribly upset by a little mistake she made the other day. Going in a hurry for some flour to a store on Main Street, she took...

 

Hedges named principal for Primary School

Goldendale School District Superintendent Ellen Perconti last Wednesday released statement announcing the new principal for the Goldendale Primary School: “Angie Hedges has agreed to be the next...

 

Brending graduates from Boise State University

Corrie Brending, of White Salmon, Washington, graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University on May 9. Brending was among nearly 2,800 students eligible for degrees....

 

Local governments to receive nearly $300 million in relief

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced local governments will soon receive their portion of nearly $300 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES...

 
 By Diane Jessup    News    May 13, 2020

Companion Animal: The tether tither 1

Dogs are the most diverse species on the planet. Due to human intervention over what scientist now estimate could be as long as 30,000 years, dogs came to be in more sizes and shapes than any other...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 13, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Prime time for trout

The April 25 lowland lakes trout opener didn't go off as scheduled, but fish plants did all over Washington this spring, and the weeks ahead should...

 
 By Brittany Allen    News    May 6, 2020

Goldendale Grange takes on grass-roots care effort

Since before Gov. Inslee implemented the stay-at-home order on March 24 to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, many Washingtonians...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    May 6, 2020

City cancels Community Days

It was a case of good news and bad news from the Goldendale City Council Monday, following Governor Jay Inslee’s signing of his new Safe Start program earlier in the day. Though it symbolized...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

SBA now working loans just for ag businesses

The Small Business Administration has begun accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses....

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Governor announces phases for re-opening

Governor Jay Inslee Monday signed an order extending the Stay Home Order through May 31. The governor also laid out his plan to reopen the state in a...

 

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