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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

PUD revisits Oneida water main extension

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners heard a variety of reports at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that a crew, in preparation for a potential new customer, had replaced an old water line on the Westend after they...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

Students flock to new chess club

Joel McEntire, who teaches science and language arts at John C. Thomas Middle School, is looking for some community members to join him in teaching, challenging, and just playing the game of chess...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

Port 1 commission considers future growth

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners gathered for their August meeting last Thursday and discussed several items that were on the agenda. Commissioner Bob Kizziar suggested that they schedule a workshop to discuss future port growth and goals,...

 

Bill Faubion sees growth of court over long career

After 38 years, Bill Faubion has decided to step down from his position as Wahkiakum District Court judge. His tenure will end on August 31. "Law school called my bluff," Faubion said last week. "I...

 

Love of rowing leads men to form local club

The Cathlamet Rowing Club was formed when two Wahkiakum residents, Julius Dalzell and Allen Bennett, decided to share their love of boats with others. Dalzell, who grew up on Grand Manan Island, New...

 

Wooden boat show expands to the classics

Julius Dalzell, one of the 2017 Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Show organizers, was a little worried about the turnout when the event opened on a beautiful Saturday morning, but he shouldn't have...

 

Approaching eclipse will bring heavenly show to our area

On Monday, August 21, people will be able to view a total solar eclipse as it moves eastward through the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. A total eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and the earth meet in a straight line, thus allowing the moon to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

Book about Stephen Biko changes woman's life

Laura Ray's life was completely altered by a book about a man who lived and died half a world away from her own in the Pacific Northwest. The book put her on a journey that some might dream of, but...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

PUD commission discards survey idea

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and announced that they had decided to forgo plans to survey public interest in the possibility of the utility taking on a water system that is currently being managed by...

 

Jacob Hammond joins county fair royalty

Jacob Hammond has been involved with the Wahkiakum County Fair in one way or another for over a decade. This year, he decided that he wanted to express his appreciation by vying for a fair crown,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

Beerbowers find reward in working for the fair

Jean and Neil Beerbower can attest, they absolutely work more than they did before they retired. It's almost fair time, and a lot of their waking hours right now are spent in Skamokawa, getting the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

School board OK's budget in Tuesday session

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors reconvened on Tuesday to approve the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The district is expected to receive $6,358,609 in projected revenues. The funds come from three sources. The first is from...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

Suspect sought for Naselle bank robbery

The Bank of the Pacific in Naselle was robbed on Monday by a woman who fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The woman entered the bank at approximately 3:50 p.m. and handed a note to a...

 

Princess Kayla Bowcutt is working for the fair

Kayla Bowcutt is one of two people vying for top spot in the Fair Court this year. The 18 year-old Wahkiakum High School senior decided to run when her best friend, last year's Queen Novella...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

10-digit phone numbers needed starting Saturday

A new area code in western Washington means a little more work for local calls. Once upon a time, Wahkiakum residents with a 795 prefix only needed to dial the last four digits in a phone number to make contact with friends, neighbors, and local...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017

Bald Eagle festival has large variety of activities

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Paige Lake said earlier this month that if she wanted to build excitement for an event, it needed to start with her. That philosophy paid off for this year's...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017

PUD board discusses water merger poll

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports and discuss the language in a public poll about a possible water system merger with the Town of Cathlamet. Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund gave an...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017

Special meeting set for school budget

July means it’s time to tackle the budget at the Wahkiakum School District. This year Superintendent Bob Garrett did not have time to prepare the 2017-2018 budget for the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors because it arrived the same day...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Retiring principal looks back on rewarding career

Theresa Libby has been going to school for 50 years. When she makes plans, she has to consider her schedule. Everything has to work into summer vacation, spring break, or Christmas break. That's all...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Ready or not, parade, street fair, fireworks are here this weekend

Paige Lake, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director is still excited about the coming weekend's Bald Eagle Days festivities. Last week she was making chalk for the 10th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

PUD discusses possible survey for water merger

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and approved a new credit card purchasing policy at their meeting July 5. They also discussed the possibility of conducting a poll to ascertain the public’s interest in a merger of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

County closing Covered Bridge Road for repairs

At the July 5 Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, commissioners listened to concerns from Puget Island residents about inland sand disposal on Puget Island and conducted business as usual. A bid in the amount of $28,976.91 from...

 

Summer lunch now serving meals

Volunteers are serving meals for the Wahkiakum Summer Lunch program Mondays thru Thursdays at noon in the J.A. Wendt Multipurpose room until August 16. The program started on July 5, and volunteers...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year

This June, Cathlamet resident Cindy Faubion was named Nurse Coordinator of the Year for Southwest Washington and Oregon by the March of Dimes. She was one of 17 nurses honored that day, out of what...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Bald Eagle Day events are coming together

Of all things, Paige Lake was thinking about black chalk last Friday. It was just one of many minor details the director for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce needed to be addressed for the coming Bal...

 

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