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 By Jason Gibbs    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

End of a technological era means added security risks

Back in October, 2001, Windows XP was released, ushering in a new realm of internet connectivity and technological prowess that amazed the masses. This operating system (OS) has proven, over more...

 
 By Maryanna Kruse    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

The Talent Show needs more talent

To the Editor: Goldendale High Sschool Drama’s Talent Show fund raiser for Raven Java McCandless has 18 musical and dance numbers from the high school, one primary pianist, and a rock band who has...

 
 By Jane Alford    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

Churchill was not dishonored

To the Editor: This is in reply to Bill Davis’s letter of April 9, 2014, printed in The Sentinel. On Oct. 30, 2013, Paul Lewis, wrote an article in The Guardian. In part it said: “The bust of Sir...

 
 By Don Brashers    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

Why choose a tree over people?

To the Editor: This letter is written to let the people in the community of Lyle know how unjust some people can be. The County made an agreement with my wife and me about widening the road from...

 
 By Amanda Richards    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

Time for alternative to Herrera Beutler

To the Editor: The story repeats itself. We the people listen to the speeches and on that basis buy into a political candidate. Few of us really look into the voting record, but those of us who have...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Learn how to take the stress out of being stressed

“I’m so stressed out.” Been there? We all have, because stress is a natural human condition. What most people don’t realize, however, is that too much stress over time can have a negative impa...

 
 By Bill Davis    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Where did Winston go, and why?

To the Editor: Say it isn’t true. Sorry—it really is. The bust of Winston Churchill, who was so powerfully instrumental in helping America, England, and all our allies gain victory over our...

 
 By Darlene Johnson    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Don't miss out on property tax exemptions

With tax season here, the Assessor’s Office wants you to take a close look at your tax return and see if you or someone you know might qualify for an exemption on your property taxes. You may be el...

 
 By Don C Brunell    Opinion    April 2, 2014

How will a master's degree in puppetry fix your plumbing?

Millions of unemployed college graduates are back where they started, living with their parents. Upon receiving their diploma, they find themselves saddled with crushing student loan debt and unable...

 
 By Tom Beck    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Republicans and Democrats can share this cause

To the Editor: We are getting a $1,000 donation for the Track Chair for a Hero fund from the Klickitat County Republican party. We are grateful for their generous donation and challenge our Democrat...

 
 By James Shelton    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Who would you hire?

To the Editor: Something that comes up from time to time is how Goldendale looks. Real estate folks call it curb appeal, the outward appearance of a particular property. Like most towns, a drive...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Opinion    April 2, 2014

No, really, how are you?

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I visited a friend who was seriously ill. I was more surprised when he met me at the door. Then…out it came. “How are you?” I asked. For a moment he didn’t...

 
 By Lynn Ward    Opinion    April 2, 2014

School District does great job

To the Editor: I would like to express appreciation to the Goldendale School District. The recent phone call regarding a possible attempt to grab a child was appreciated. It helped parents make...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Where are the people and things that were once beloved?

The age of beloved things and people is mostly past. And we dearly need to bring it back. You may be old enough to recall when we had beloved...

 
 By Charis Weis    Opinion    March 26, 2014

New city online bill pay is great

To the Editor: A big congratulations to the City of Goldendale for the new online bill-pay option. The new system is great—it makes a convenient option for your customers!...

 
 By Joanne Walling    Opinion    March 26, 2014

A better use for the old nursing home

To the Editor: The recent news states that our town has received funding to bring the Mt. Adams Care Center up to code. Some people seem to think that we need a community center for various...

 
 By Ken Pearson    Opinion    March 26, 2014

The 'Invisible Servants'

To the Editor: Here in the geographical center of our community is a workforce doing their job 24/7. The cave-like setting where they must dwell for a long shift is located in the bowels of the...

 
 By Sarah Gould    Opinion    March 19, 2014

The tragic experience of being adored and exploited

Man, have I got a story for you. Enjoy it or not, it must be told. About six days ago, I was an MC at the talent show, and I got to joke and stall in a pleather jacket. I made it fun for everyone but...

 
 By Daris Howard    Opinion    March 19, 2014

The secret to how great couples are made

I went to a college reunion and was excited to see a former roommate there. Beside him was a beautiful lady, and behind them trailed four cute children. I walked over to him and punched him in the...

 
 By Troy Clark    Opinion    March 12, 2014

This ship will be righted

To the Editor: History has and always will repeat itself. And the strong, no matter how seemingly benevolent, will always eventually subjugate the weak. Our forefathers sacrificed everything to free...

 
 By Pastor TJ Wilder    Opinion    March 5, 2014

Hope awaits even in times of great affliction and turmoil

As a child of God, we have hope. Not a shaky hope, but a sure Hope. Not a worried hope, but a confident Hope. Not a “I hope so,” but “I know so.” Hope defined: a favorable and confident...

 
 By Neil Wiidanen    Opinion    March 5, 2014

What coal dust?

To the Editor: In regard to the letter written in The Sentinel on Feb. 26 by the man from Odell, Ore., about the oil and coal trains going down along the Columbia River and the potential danger they...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    February 26, 2014

The light and dark sides of seeing into deep space

At the last Java Talk community discussion group meeting, there was a lively conversation about dark sky compliance. For those still in the dark...

 
 By Richard and Judy Traister    Opinion    February 26, 2014

Keep the skies dark

To the Editor: We were so pleased to learn that the issue of non-compliance of the Dark Sky Ordinance was raised at the recent county commissioners meeting. When we moved to the area seven years ago,...

 
 By Dick Schuller    Opinion    February 26, 2014

Cheering of others is a welcome task

To the Editor: If you stacked all of your birthday cards that you have received in your life time, how many inches high would it be? For some of us, the pile is so high, it’s even tipping over....

 

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