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 By Doug Garman    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Do the storage project

To the Editor: Regarding the pumped storage project: to me it is a project whose time has come. Add a little more vision and add irrigation capabilities. My only concern is the ground stability on...

 
 By David Telford    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Why I'm not a Chamber member

To the Editor: Last week, in light of a recent rule change at our Chamber of Commerce, I decided that I would not continue my membership. The chamber decided to pass a rule to exclude any business...

 
 By Jay Olson    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Let's hear it for those teens

To the Editor: About this time each year, Dr. James Ogden donates his time and talents to team with Lions Club to provide free eye exams and glasses to qualifying individuals. This past Feb. 14...

 
 By Debi Budnick    Opinion    February 18, 2015

You don't have to let winter blues get your mind down

February is maybe best described as “the light at the end of winter’s tunnel.” It’s a great way to look at it because for some people, winter can lead to feelings of sadness, lethargy, and...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    February 11, 2015

The continuing misadventures of the KCRP Pirates team

Before we launch into this week’s scathing satirical commentary, let’s head off any potential misunderstanding right away: The following...

 
 By Mike Rick    Opinion    February 11, 2015

It'll take too long to repay

To the Editor: In response to the proposed PUD project, the following are facts that I obtained through The Goldendale Sentinel and the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). The cost of the...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    February 11, 2015

What were they thinking?

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in opposition of the local pot store that our elected city council, and our elected mayor, has let come into our community. Citizens of our community are...

 
 By Andrew Christiansen    Opinion    February 4, 2015

The play call wasn't the problem

It was tough getting to sleep Sunday night. As bad as it was for Seahawk fans, I can only guess what it is like for the players and coaches. Some in...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    February 4, 2015

Community division over pot still foments lingering rancor

True story: not long ago, I was talking with an acquaintance from Georgia. Somehow the topic came around to the Civil War. “You mean the ‘War of...

 
 By Teresa Clyne    Opinion    February 4, 2015

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

To the Editor: Do the following behaviors look familiar to you? Constant calling or texting to keep track of you; stalking or following you around; showing up unexpectedly at places you go; using...

 
 By Dean Kiggins    Opinion    February 4, 2015

It's silly and needs to stop

To the Editor: When the people of Washington State cast their votes and legalized the use of recreational cannabis, it signaled the “beginning of the end”—not the end of a civilized moral...

 
 By Darrell Smith    Opinion    January 28, 2015

The unbridled rule of selfishness

To the Editor: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke At the recent Goldendale Planning Committee public meeting, nearly everyone who...

 
 By Cheri Harris    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Let's not be defeated by defeatism

To the Editor: My husband and I moved to Goldendale nearly three years ago. It was obvious this small community had problems and had seen better days, but I saw a great deal of potential here then,...

 
 By Delbert Brown    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Put yourself in my shoes

To the Editor: As the public is well aware, and it remains no secret, I have a serious problem with KVH, its doctors, and with the present administration. I personally would like to ask the CEO: if...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 21, 2015

On the inverse theory of Multiple Intelligences at the public hearing

In 1983 a Harvard professor named Howard Gardner revolutionized education with a new teaching model. His theory of Multiple Intelligences argued that...

 
 By Eileen Maurin    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Raise your hands if you're disappointed

To the Editor: How many of us are disappointed in the actions of the mayor when he deliberately deceived the city council and public in order to allow a pot shack to operate in Goldendale? I’m also...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    January 14, 2015

It might be time to shake off the curse of Timmerman for good

We have it on excellent authority that the city of Goldendale is still cursed. We say “still” because many people think the curse of Timmerman,...

 
 By Carol Wright    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Leave the lights alone

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article in The Sentinel reporting about the new lights at the county court house. I personally think they are great. Please don’t let...

 
 By Scott Robinson    Opinion    January 7, 2015

We're not a suburb of Portland

To the Editor: I write this because it is time to address this issue at a higher level . I am referring to the lack of Washington based news programing we receive in Klickitat County. It’s not only...

 
 By Richard Rhoades    Opinion    December 31, 2014

Letters from the Community

To the Editor: Another year is drawing to a close, and a New Year is close at hand. And so time passes swiftly, even as sand in an hour glass. Dear friends and neighbors, have you considered the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    December 24, 2014

It's a conflicted time of peace and disquiet around the world

It’s the Christmas truce. All is silent on the eastern front of Klickitat County. There is an ungainly civility in civic affairs. The quiet is...

 
 By Rosemary Hoyt    Opinion    December 17, 2014

Change the 'Arrrhg' to 'Hurray'

To the Editor: The Klickitat County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) held its reorganization/holiday party Dec. 13. Compared to the account of the Republican meeting in the Dec. 10 editorial in...

 
 By Adrian Bradford    Opinion    December 17, 2014

Making the big leagues

To the Editor: The Dec. 10 Sentinel editorial was a valid report of the in-house Dec. 2 elections that took place at the Klickitat County Republican Party (KCRP). I was among the audience watching...

 
 By Darrell Smith    Opinion    December 17, 2014

'Get rid of the old folks'

To the Editor: At the Dec. 1 meeting of the City Council of Goldendale, Mayor Baze was given a vote of “no confidence.” This action was “for the record” to show that the majority of the...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    Opinion    December 10, 2014

A roll-call vote at this meeting probably began with 'Arrrgh!'

This exercise will test the limits of your credulity, but give it a try: imagine, if you will, a regional branch of a major political party right...

 

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