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About The Goldendale Sentinel

Established in 1879, The Goldendale Sentinel is the official newspaper of Goldendale, Washington and surrounding communities in Klickitat County.

The Goldendale Sentinel is in its 141st year of publication. Located in the heart of downtown Goldendale, The Sentinel office is housed in one of Goldendale’s historic buildings.

Distributed to more than 3,200 homes, The Sentinel keeps residents and visitors up to date on local-area news and events. Today The Sentinel reaches 9 out of 10 adults in Goldendale.

A little history about The Goldendale Sentinel

Just like eastern Klickitat County, The Sentinel’s history is one of hardships, changes, and successes.

The paper has survived through relatively few ownerships. While the founding of the newspaper is a bit clouded, it is generally observed that The Sentinel found its beginnings in 1879 and was born from the mergers of at least two nameplates, The Goldendale Gazette and The Klickitat Sentinel.

The Sentinel’s owners have been:

Year started


Length of Ownership


C.K and K.A. Seitz

7 Years


R.O. Dunbar

14 Years


Wm. F. Byars

9 Years


E.C. and N.L. Ward

2 Years


Irving S. Bath

26 Years


Harold Fariello & Archie Radcliffe

20 Years


Pete May

18 Years


Hood River News, Inc. & Eagle Newspapers, Inc.

10 Years


A.J. and Lynda McNab

26 Years


Leslie Geatches


The current Publisher and Editor of The Sentinel is Lou Marzeles. Lou was an editor at The News World in New York City, then at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., and served as a contract editor for Time-Life Books, before circuitously arriving in Goldendale.

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