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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town council approves plan for sight distance

Sight distance may soon be improved for motorists turning on to SR 4 from Cathlamet's Main Street. Town of Cathlamet officials agreed Monday to take steps to trim trees blocking vision to the west of the intersection. The trees, a tall fir and some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town, county express broadband interest

Local officials are coming together to study the feasibility of offering high speed, broadband internet service in Wahkiakum County. Gene Healy, a member of the board of commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD, presented the issue to his fellow commissioners...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Election races ahead after candidates file

Candidate filing for this year's elections ended Friday with several races set for local candidates. Filings include: Wahkiakum County Assessor (4-year term) William H. Coons, incumbent, and Brian McClain. Both prefer the Independent Party....

 

Memorial Day Breakfast set for Saturday

Well, I made it to California last Thursday in 11 hours, visited a few minutes with family, and slept a few hours. Got up on Friday and drove to Corning to spend the night in a motel 30 minutes from Chico where my granddaughter’s graduation took...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Assessor, sheriff have election challenges

Candidate filing for this year's elections started Monday, with lots of interest in local races. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). As of Tuesday afternoon, filings...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

County, diking district discuss erosion issue on Welcome Sl. Road

What can be done about the eroding shoreline along Puget Island's North Welcome Slough Road? That's a question troubling the board of commissioners of Consolidated Diking District No. 1 on the Island. A long stretch of dike borders the Columbia...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Port 2 rejects laundry bids, parking pleas

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday rejected bids to construct a new office and public laundry at Skamokawa Vista Park. In other business, commissioners rejected pleas from long-term campers to rescind parking restrictions that separate the...

 

Great White-tail Run is this weekend

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Naselle baseball team for taking the District Championship. Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: today (Thursday), possible playoff game at Quilicene at 4 p.m. if winning game yesterday...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    May 17, 2018

NHS Track and Field

The Naselle Comets track and field team had some good results in the May 3 Pacific League meet. They competed in the district meet yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) at Naselle High School. In league meet team results, Naselle was second in the women's...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Dredging permits nearly finished

The stars seem to be aligning for Wahkiakum County's efforts to obtain dredge spoils for eroding beaches. County officials, their consulting engineers, and representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers met last week, and the parties agreed that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Candidates file for election starting next Monday

Candidate filing for this year's elections runs Monday through Friday next week at the office of the Wahkiakum County Auditor in Cathlamet. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission...

 

Westend busy with many varied events

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), middle school track-league meet at North Beach at 3:30 p.m., baseball district playoffs in Naselle with opponent and time to be determined; Saturday,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

County awaits report for action on slide

It's too soon to allow traffic on the Elochoman Valley Road near a slow moving landslide, Wahkiakum County officials decided Tuesday. Officials closed the road two weeks ago after residents in the area heard cracking trees and informed the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

Wahkiakum on the Move showing growth

Wahkiakum County's transit service has slowly grown and expanded since it was formed in 2004, system operators said Tuesday. Wahkiakum on the Move has grown from service three days a week with one...

 

Auction, dinner raising money for bull riding

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thurday), middle school track at North Beach at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, baseball in Naselle with Clatskanie at 4 p.m.; Saturday, high school track at Centralia Freshman...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 26, 2018

Citizens press county to pursue highway safety

On a day with a limited agenda, citizens in the audience pressed the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday to pursue traffic safety measures on SR 4. The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been consulting with the...

 

WHS golf team injured in 5-car accident

Members of the Wahkiakum High School golf team were among the injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident at 1:25 p.m. last Thursday. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the team was in a 2005 Ford Excursion, fourth in a line of...

 

New director for center; fund raisers ahead

News from Naselle: Naselle Comet teams sports calendar for the coming week includes: Today (Thursday), high school track at Raymond at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, high school fast pitch at Wishkah at 4 p.m., baseball in Naselle with Ocosta at 4 p.m.;...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

Thanks to timber, town paying off two loans

The Cathlamet Town Council breezed through its agenda Monday, agreeing to pay off federal loans and considering applicants to be town attorney, among other agenda items. The council took out a $388,200 loan from the US Department of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

WSP sergeant reports accidents, contacts

Troopers in the Washington State Patrol responded to 41 collisions in Wahkiakum County in 2017, Sgt. Brad Moon reported Tuesday. Troopers also made 1,582 contacts with motorists in the county, Moon said. The largest number of collisions, 12,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

County pressing to finish beach nourishment permits

Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer on Tuesday said he and the county's consulting engineers will meet soon with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize conditions in permits needed to establish dredge spoils disposal programs on...

 

Grays valley residents, agencies talk river work

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for this week: Today (Thursday), high school baseball and fast pitch at Oakville at 4 p.m.; Friday, high school baseball and fast pitch in Naselle with Winlock at 4 p.m., high school track at Chehalis Activator...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

WHS golf team injured in 5-car accident

Members of the Wahkiakum High School golf team were among the injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident at 1:25 p.m. Thursday. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the team was in a 2005 Ford Excursion, fourth in a line of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 12, 2018

Puget Island bridge work expected to start next week

Preservation work on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge seems to be getting underway with workers scoping out the bridge this week. A contractor for the Washington State Department of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 12, 2018

Commissioners, representatives go over their issues

Legislative and lobbying issues dominated the meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday. The day started at 8 a.m. with a regional forum featuring state Senator Dean Takko and representatives of Congresswoman Jamie Herrera...

 

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