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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Educators, legislators discuss school funding inequalities

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, along with teachers, staff, and former and current superintendents gave an impassioned plea to visiting Washington State legislators Dean Takko and Brian Blake to consider how to address a budget...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Berseng, Kuhl seek auditor job--Nicci Bergeng

When Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng stepped into the position left vacant by Diane Tischer, who retired in December 2017, she knew she was going to have to campaign to keep it every four...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Bergseng, Kuhl seek auditor job--Matt Kuhl

Matt Kuhl is running for the position of Wahkiakum County Auditor. Kuhl graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2003. He attended community college in Wenatchee and worked for the forest service, but...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

PUD board covers water, electrical issues

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met quickly on July 3 to listen to reports and approve a capital asset policy. Commissioner Dennis Reid said he had been approached by a business owner who had asked if there was anything the PUD could...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Commissioners handle varied business

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners met July 3 to field questions and concerns from residents and handle county business. Puget Island resident Nicki Seiler presented a letter signed by several of her neighbors regarding 6-8 parcels in the Pancake...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Chamber pair work for Bald Eagle Days

One Meg is great. Two is even better. When Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris took a little time off in April to add to her family, Meg Kuhl stepped into the position. "She came at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018 

Auditor, assessor candidates speak out

On June 27, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 5, 2018

Public comes out to hear candidates

Last Wednesday, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. Th...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 5, 2018

New coffee shop open in Cathlamet

A new coffee shop, Patty Cakes Cafe and Roasting, is open for business in downtown Cathlamet. The owner, Patty Vezaldenos, grew up in Stockton, California. After moving to the St. Helen's/Scappoose...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

School board covers budget, other issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors discussed curriculum, Chromebook policies, and held a budget extension hearing before taking action on several items at their June meeting on, July 21. After the budget extension hearing, the board...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Southern cyclists raise funds to stop trafficking

Eleven strangers have embarked on an adventure to travel the west coast from Seattle to San Diego for a common cause--to raise funds for a refuge in Texas to help victims of sex trafficking and to bring awareness to a problem that is quietly...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Committee begins broadband research

Claire Ward, a representative from Northwest Open Access Network, or noanet.net, addressed the Broadband Action Committee in Wahkiakum County that was formed to investigate ways to bring infrastructure and therefore better internet access to county c...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Brian McClain challenges Bill Coons for county assessor

Brian McClain has been visiting neighborhoods in Wahkiakum County and speaking to residents about their experiences with the assessors office. "They are ready for change," McClain said. "They want to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018

WHS graduation: Away they go

Last Friday, the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2018 graduated in front of a crowd of families, friends, teachers, staff, and community members. The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2018 graduated in fr...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018

Westside Water moving to PUD ownership

By Diana Zimmerman Two representatives from Westside Water attended the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to talk about plans for the PUD to take over their system in Skamokawa. System Vice-president Kirk Coughlin, who...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 21, 2018

Port, town officials review dredge work

Commissioners tackled several issues at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting last Thursday, including how to deal with boaters who were ignoring codes of conduct and causing damage, dredge spoils, and the farmers market. Mayor Dale Jacobson was in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

Caps in the air for NHS graduation

The Naselle High School Class of 2018 finished their last assignment on Saturday, sitting through speeches, and collecting scholarships and most importantly, their diplomas. Valedictorian Samanta...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

WHS graduation takes place Friday

Wahkiakum High School's class of 2018 will graduate this Friday in a 7 p.m. ceremony at the school. Morgan Bashore is the class's valedictorian. The senior, who has a 3.97 GPA, will attend Lewis and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

PUD backs off on bridge water project

Last Tuesday, a desire to take advantage of a limited time frame, the temporary catwalk, and the paint crew contracted to work on the Puget Island bridge led to a hurried proposal to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge cleaned, painted...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

Cathlamet pool opens Monday, maybe earlier

Pool staff supervisor Duncan Cruickshank is certain that the Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool will open on Monday but suggests there might be a chance that doors will open this Saturday in time for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Cars fill fairgrounds for scholarship funds

It was a beautiful day in Skamokawa for a car show. The fairgrounds were packed with people and cars on Saturday for the 13th and final Rods and Reels Rod Run. There were 361 cars registered by 11...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, a thank you from a community member, and a proposal from the general manager to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge sandblasted and painted by the contractor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Naselle High seniors ready for Saturday commencement

Naselle High School will hold its graduation ceremony this Saturday, 4 p.m. Samanta "Mayrel" Franco Monroy is the valedictorian for Naselle's Class of 2018. It's a praiseworthy achievement. What...

 

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled "Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!" opened at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Candidates for Congress express their views

By Diana Zimmerman Photos by Rick Nelson On May 23, five candidates for US Representative for District 3 answered questions in a bipartisan forum in front of a full house at the Pioneer Community...

 

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