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Looking Back

June 6, 2012


25 years ago – June 4, 1987

• The long hard wait is over. Commonwealth Aluminum Corporation announced on June 2 that it has agreed to sell its idle aluminum smelter to Columbia Aluminum Corporation.

For a county and city reeling for a slumping economy and astronomical unemployment rate of 30 percent over the past month, the news is nothing short of fantastic.

50 years ago – May 31, 1962

• Goldendale Jaycees will dedicate the wading pool at the city park and turn it over to the city in a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to Bob Cole, chairman, some 2,200 man-hours of work went into the project during the last year. Cole also said the Jaycees were greatly in...

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