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Top stories of 2012 include dramatic rescue


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SAR TO THE RESCUE: Klickit Search and Rescue’s successful rescue of a swimmer on the Klickitat River was one of last year’s top stories.

This is the second part of The Sentinel’s coverage of the top stories of 2012.

July 11: Four hours to safety—Search and Rescue’s Klickitat River rescue

Tuesday was a bad day for fishing on the Klickitat River. Recent thunderstorms and snow melt had the river lapping at its banks with a roiling mix of chocolate brown water. It seemed like the place to be for a group of four teenage girls and a 10-year-old boy who were having a blast on the river—until they floated just a little too far.

July 18: Local WorkSource office loses contracts by missing deadline

Because of missing a deadline by two minutes, contracts for four employees at the Goldendale WorkSource office were terminated. W...

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