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Couple brings art, energy to community

Marina hosting 3 weekend events

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, head down to the Elochoman Slough Marina where the Wooden Boat Show and Buzzard Breath Chili Cookoff will coincide with the first day of the Fall Fishing Frenzy Salmon Derby. The Fall Fishing...

Big visitor

The heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin passed up the Columbia to Portland on Sunday carrying a drydock. Built in The Netherlands, the ship is 224.8 meters...

County budget: Don't ask for anything new

Wahkiakum County commissioners have some advice for department heads as they start developing their 2015 budget requests: Don't get your hopes up. Commissioners met Tuesday with Auditor Diane Tischer and Treasurer Tammy Peterson to go over the...

Kreidler announces limited special enrollment

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced a limited special enrollment period – effective Aug. 27 – for people who have experienced difficulty enrolling in health coverage through Washington’s Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, or...

Coons seeks re-election as county assessor; write-in bows out

Sam Valdez confirmed on Tuesday that he was out of the race for Wahkiakum County Assessor, leaving a sole candidate, incumbent Bill Coons. Valdez garnered enough write-in votes in the primary election to qualify as a candidate for the general...

Commissioners okay pay raise, handle other varied business

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a pay increase for employees, discussed the trend of hunters paying for access to private timberlands and acted on other business when they met Tuesday. The board formally approved a 2 percent pay increase...

Dry rot closes Mule football grandstand

The Wahkiakum High School football stadium grandstands may not be open to the public this year, district Superintendent Bob Garrett announced Tuesday. School staff have discovered dry rot in the structure, and the grandstand will be closed until...

Community food drive planned for September

There will be a food drive to address the continuing issues of hunger and food insecurity in Wahkiakum County on September 20. September is a tough month, according to volunteer Sue Garn, who has been working alongside volunteers from the Hunger...

Writer's conference to be held in Centralia

The Southwest Washington Writers Workshop will host its first writer’s conference at Centralia College on Saturday, September 13. Sponsored by the Lewis County Literacy Council, the one-day event will feature as its keynote speakers New York...

Taxable sales increase 4.9% for first quarter

The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014, recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion....

Couple brings art, energy to community

Artist, professor, sailor, port commissioner, Bob Kizziar is abuzz. Not always, but at the moment, he's got a captive and captivated audience who shares his love for art, if not his history, mastery...

Stella historians holding celebration

Members of the Stella Historical Society will hold their annual Remnants of the Past celebration on September 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The all-volunteer society furnishes and maintains buildings which display historical items relating to the settlement...

Greenwood Cemetery asks cooperation of public

Commissioners of Cemetery District #1 have announced that all excess items such as shepherd hooks, glass vases, statues, etc., will be removed from graves and placed by the wooden box at the back of the first mausoleum building 10 days after a...

Birth announcement

Kooper Howard Fritzie was born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, to Blain and Nicole Fritzie of Cathlamet. He weighed 8 lbs 4.6 oz., and was 21 1/8 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Tina Laney from Naselle; paternal grandparents are...

Lots to do on holiday weekend

STILL WARM--Summer is still upon us as this new week begins and forecasters say it will continue all week, so folks heading out for the big Labor Day weekend should have some nice days to enjoy before the kids head back to school. Of course, there...

Kindergarten round up will be held May 13

Here comes another year of school days, and the end of what has been a really nice summer, though a little warm for my taste. With a long Labor Day weekend ahead for everyone, here's to a safe and...

What's happening at the Fair?

WOW! The fair has been here and gone, I hope everyone who attended had a good time. I heard the kids had a lot of fun walking on the water in the balls. It looked fun. Thank you to all the vendors who were at the fair this year; hope to see you all...

Volleyball practice began this week

The 18 girls who turned out for Mule Volleyball this year work on their hitting skills during their second day of practice on Tuesday. The season begins on...