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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017

Commissioners seek key eroding beaches

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners revisited beach nourishment issues and covered other topics at their regular Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported consulting engineers are...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017

Council drops proposed administrative assistant after seeing budget

The Cathlamet town council got their first look at their 2018 budget, came to agreement on the controversial town administrative assistant proposal and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. At the request of Council Member Ryan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 19, 2017

Mules upset Toledo with 18-7 victory

The Wahkiakum Mules shocked the state's fifth ranked Toledo Indians in an 18-7 Central League River Division football game last Friday. Coming off a strong performance in a loss last week to Kalama,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

County accepts donation of church property

Wahkiakum County commissioners agreed Tuesday to accept the donation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ (UCC) property. Down to only eight members, the UCC congregation in May voted to donate its church building and adjacent parsonage free of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

Hot market means timber revenue boost for county

Thanks to a hot timber market, Wahkiakum County government should receive several hundred thousand dollars more than expected this year in revenue from county trust timber lands. County officials expected around $1.1 million in timber revenue when...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 12, 2017

No. 1 Chinooks top Mules 35-2

Bigger, faster, stronger. The visiting Kalama Chinooks showed themselves to be just that in a 35-2 football win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday. The state's top ranked Class 2B team took...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 5, 2017

Commissioners hear about DV programs, discuss dredging

Wahkiakum County commissioners recognized the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and handled other business when they met Tuesday. Susan Schillios, director of the Charlotte House Domestic Violence Shelter, asked the board to approve a procla...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 5, 2017

Mules beat Vikings, face No. 1 Chinooks

The visiting Wahkiakum Mules used a balanced offense to defeat the Mossyrock Vikings 20-7 last Friday. The Mules gained 175 yards on the ground and 103 in the air while holding the Vikings to 82 rushing yards and 57 passing yards. The Mules scored...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 28, 2017

Dredging, hoof rot occupy commissioners

The fun never stops for the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The board recessed their meeting last week to interview two candidates to take over as director of the department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, they reconvened and vot...

 

Mules bag Gulls in homecoming win

The Wahkiakum Mules celebrated their homecoming football game with a 21-14 win last Friday over the visiting Raymond Seagulls. The Mules controlled play, but the Gulls kept it close with two big scori...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 21, 2017

Commissioners address variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground at their meeting Tuesday. They concluded the day with an executive session to hear comments from a committee assigned to interview candidates for the position of director of Health & Human...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 21, 2017

Council fills vacancy, studies sewer rates

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on utility rates, appointed a new member, agreed to budget for a town administrator and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Andrew L...

 

Wahkiakum High celebrates homecoming this week

Homecoming Week is coming to a close at Wahkiakum High School. During the week, students have been dressing according to daily themes: Monday: Team Day--students supported their favorite team. Tuesday: Decades Day. Wednesday: Athlete versus Mathlete....

 

South Bend defeats Mules 28-6

The South Bend Indians handed the Wahkiakum Mules a 28-6 loss in non-league football last Friday. "We couldn't stop Ben Byington," Mule Coach Eric Hansen said. The 5-10, 185 lb. running back tallied 230 yards rushing and scored all four of his...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Driver hospitalized after truck runs off highway

A log truck driver from Terrebonne, Ore., was hospitalized Monday after his truck ran off SR 4 east of Cathlamet and rolled onto its side. Charles Ron Wilson, 69, sustained cuts and fractures of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Commissioners gather input for union talks

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday dealt with a variety of issues ranging from wage negotiations to elk hoof rot and, of course, dredging. Commissioners and department heads held a workshop to discuss issues and goals for coming negotiations...

 

Mules rip Wildcats for 2nd win of season

The Wahkiakum Mules came on strong in the second half to defeat the visiting Ocosta Wildcats 34-7 last Friday in a non-league football game. After a scoreless first quarter, the Mules took the lead...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners: Reduce SR 4 speed, but no roundabouts

While county officials agree they'd like to see lower speeds on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area, they don't want to use traffic circles to accomplish that end. County Engineer Paul Lacy on Tuesday asked commissioners if they'd like to include in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners leery of property acquisition

With their members aging and dwindling, the congregation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ this spring started looking for an organization to take over ownership and operation of their building. They ended up agreeing by an 8-0 vote to offer...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County urged to study elk hoof rot disease

Should Wahkiakum County's heath department investigate the cause of elk hoof rot disease? Dr. Boone Mora, a Skamokawa resident and a retired public health officer, thinks so. On Tuesday, he met with the county board of commissioners, who also serve...

 

Mules edge Comets to claim KM Trophy

The Wahkiakum Mule football team journeyed to Naselle last Friday with one goal in mind: To return to Cathlamet with the KM Trophy, the grand prize when the Mules and Naselle Comets meet. The Comets...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County faces steep costs for dredging

Wahkiakum County may well have to come up with another quarter million dollars to accomplish dredging projects to protect eroding shorelines. That's the news Commissioner Dan Cothren reported from a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 31, 2017

Heywood sworn in as district court judge

William Faubion, who is retiring after serving 38 years as Wahkiakum County district court judge, had a first time experience Tuesday. "I've been judge a long time here and I've sworn a lot of public...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 31, 2017

School board hears alternative learning, okays staff raises

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors heard a report on the alternative learning program, approved golf course rental agreement, and, after going into executive session, new contracts with raises for employees. Here's how Superintendent...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Commercial poachers at work on the Elochoman

I received this communication Tuesday from an Elochoman Valley resident who feared retribution if he were identified. With that in mind, I'm printing here. "Some may be aware of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist counting fish...

 

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