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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 12, 2017 

Port 1 prepares for dredging marina

Port 1 commissioners met with Josh Elliott, a project engineer for Maul, Foster & Alongi, last Friday to go over some final details for dredging the Elochoman Slough Marina and a portion of the...

 

Retiring health director plans to stay active

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron retired last Friday after working in public health for 42 years. Cameron got her start at Portland State University with a class in...

 

Lady Mules sweep Rainier Mountaineers

On the road on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team beat the Rainier Mountaineers in three sets, 25-11, 25-10, and 25-11, according to Coach Kayli Hurley. “We played pretty efficiently on both sides of the ball tonight,” Hurley said....

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team competed in a 1B/2B meet against 13 other teams in Onalaska last Tuesday, October 3. Ellie Hiatt finished the girl’s 5,000 meter race in 12th place with a time of 24:21.05. Chloe Wu finished in 30:14.45 and...

 

Students team up for Mule sculptures

On September 26, an art project started by Wahkiakum High School students in Sue Garn's art class in the spring was completed with an installation at the highway entrance to the school. The whole...

 

PUD wrestles with rates for 2018 budget, substation repairs

After a report from General Manager Dave Tramblie, the preliminary budget for 2018 became the primary focus at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. Two rate hikes were proposed with the new budget, but only one was...

 

Lady Mules split with Toutle Lake, Toledo

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games this week and raised their record to 3-1 in league and 7-2 overall. Last Thursday, the Mules suffered their second loss of the season in a league match...

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The cross country season started for the Wahkiakum Mules in September. On September 7 at La Center, freshman Ellie Hiatt led the girl’s team in the 1.5 mile run, taking 19th place with a time of 11:46.6. She was followed by junior Chloe Wu, who...

 

Kite festival success leads to calls for encore

There is something about a kite that seems to bring out the child in all of us. Perhaps it's the splash of color against the sky, the fun shapes and creatures, or the idea of flying. Whatever it is,...

 

New K-8 principal enjoys variety inherent in the job

The new K-8 principal at Wahkiakum School District, Nikki Reese, would rather give up her Social Security number and her mother's maiden name than submit to an interview. Nevertheless, she is articula...

 

Group dedicates fishermens' memorial

A crowd showed up at the Elochoman Slough Marina on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the installation of a memorial to local men and women involved in commercial fishing. David Nelson welcomed the...

 

Lady Mules sweep Morton/White Pass, down Onalaska 3-1

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team is on a roll. They won two more games this week and brought their record to 2-0 in league and 6-1 overall. The Mules beat Morton White Pass at home last Thursday...

 

Art festival brings artists, admirers together

The first annual Cathlamet Art Festival sponsored by Tsuga Gallery was great fun and brought new customers into several downtown businesses. The event was opened with a reception on Friday night at...

 

Port 1 commission tackles a variety of issues

By Diana Zimmerman Commissioners at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting discussed several issues last Thursday including how to deal with boaters who continue to power on, the coming dredging season, a vendor fair, and a security system to address...

 

PUD commission rejects deposit request

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports, discuss a recent request for an exception to a policy, and approve travel. After reviewing the PUD’s policy on security deposits, the commissioners announced...

 

School board hears phone system issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to reports and approved several items on Tuesday evening at their September meeting. Techonology Director Paul Ireland spoke at length about the phone problems plaguing the elementary and...

 

Lady Mules defeat Ilwaco, Naselle

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team won two more non-league games this week and brought their record to 4-1. After losing the first two sets last Thursday against Ilwaco, the Mules turned on the heat...

 

Historical society shares stories from Stella's past

The arts of blacksmithing, wool spinning, candle dipping, and soap making were being practiced by volunteers at the Stella Historical Society's annual Remnants of the Past event on Saturday. The...

 

Cathlamet clinic has permanent practitioners

The Family Health Center has been looking for the right people to staff the Wahkiakum Clinic in Cathlamet for years. They finally got their wish when Dr. Hassan Tabrizi joined the practice in July,...

 

Mules lose to Tigers, defeat South Bend

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split non-league games this week with a loss at home and a win on the road. Last Thursday, in their first home game of the season, the Lady Mules faced a tough...

 

Widows and Warriors derby creates a lot of joy

The water was rough on a warm and windy Wednesday and didn't make for good fishing, but the participants in the third annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby were still smiling that evening at the...

 

PUD commission hears of notification problems

A customer made a request, reports were given, and several items were discussed and approved at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. A PUD customer who was having financial difficulties approached the commissioners abou...

 

Lady Mules beat Jills in opener

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team traveled to Longview on Tuesday night to face R.A. Long, a 2A school, in their season opening volleyball match. They came from behind to beat the Lumberjills in...

 

Volunteers sought to aid Wahkiakum seniors

Catholic Community Services is looking for volunteers of all ages in Wahkiakum County to help out local low income seniors and people with disabilities. The organization was started in 1981, when senior services were cut in the State of Washington,...

 

Bigfoot revisited: Pyle updates his work

I’m really lucky. One of the pleasures of my job is getting to sit down with Grays River writer Robert Michael Pyle and learn about his projects firsthand. Most recently, I got to hear about about the reissue of his 1995 book, Where Bigfoot Walks:...

 

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