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By Lou Marzeles

Columbia Bank has new manager


October 30, 2019


WELCOME TO GOLDENDALE: Diane Boles is the new branch manager at Columbia Bank in Goldendale. The "construction" signs behind her are decorations for the bank's big annual Halloween display.

Diane Boles' office at Columbia Bank in Goldendale already feels cozy, even though a large picture leans against a wall still awaiting a place to hang. It's a sparse space, but Boles says she likes being at Columbia, in Goldendale, and working with an inherited staff she calls really good people.

Boles took over just about a month ago as a vice president and branch manager at the Goldendale office of Columbia Bank. She got here via Ellensburg, most recently, where she was a branch manager at Umpqua Bank. She's an émigré from Montana, having lived there 15 years, and she sees a lot to like around Goldendale.

"My family lives in the Portland area," Boles says, "and we'd drive past Goldend...

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