Rumors in the fall of 2019 that SDS was going to sell its mill in Bingen, Washington, and/or its 101,000 acres of timberland were confirmed by their press release on September 21, 2020.   Beginning September 30, 2020, Sandra DeMent wrote a series of articles printed in The Goldendale Sentinel providing an informative historical background of the company and tentative proposals for its future. An interview with the new CEO, covered in the  December 30, 2020 article, confirms that SDS intends to sell the entire company in the near future.  The sale of SDS has potentially large, negative consequences for many aspects of life for the people and critters here in the Gorge.