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Thu, Dec 22, 2011 

 

Landslide threatens upper Elochoman Road

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday, 2 p.m., to consider the possible closure of the upper Elochoman Valley Road.

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 

 

School board considers 2-sport athletics

The Wahkiakum School Board asked district coaches to propose how student athletes could participate in two sports concurrently. The board continued the discussion it started in November with parents Lamar and Wendy Blix whose sons, in junior high and high school may want to play both baseball and track.

Tue, Dec 20, 2011 

 

Landslide threatens upper Elochoman Road

Commissioners to discuss emergency closure in special meeting Wednesday

Ecology inviting public to take photos of upcoming king tides

OLYMPIA – Washington’s higher-than-usual winter tides will begin Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, and the state Department of Ecology (Ecology) is inviting the public to share their photos of this naturally occurring event.

Thu, Dec 15, 2011 

 

Liquor initiative bringing change to county consumers

While she waits for the outcome of two lawsuits filed to stop the implementation of Initiative 1183, which eliminates state-run liquor stores, Cathlamet Liquor Store owner Janelle Seaberg is considering what to do if the law takes effect on June 1.

County to repair rot, wall damage at Grays River Center

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners handled wide-ranging business at their Tuesday meeting.

Port 1 finishing new dock, planning for springers

A project to replace a dock at Wahkiakum Port District No. 1’s Elochoman Marina is almost completed, port commissioners heard at their December 8 meeting.

New life for the Duck Inn

When Judy Smith was asked by this writer what she would like to say about the fact that she was having to leave her home, the "Duck Inn," in Skamokawa, after having lived there for 25 years, she said, "I don't think there's anymore to say. I think you said it all the last time you wrote about our final weekend here."

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 

 

PUD to waive water connection fee for one year

Wahkiakum PUD commissioners approved a resolution eliminating the system development fee for new water customers over the next year at their December 6 meeting.

County to take input on proposal to lower Elochoman speed

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners handled wide-ranging business at their Tuesday meeting.

Commissioners keep tight rein on county budget

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved final budgets for 2012, maintaining the conservative tone they established several years ago in the face of declining revenues.

Council OK's tax increase at special meeting

Cathlamet town council members held a special meeting November 30 to approve an increase to the 2012 regular property tax levy for town residents.

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 

 

Port 2 holding reception to honor Carlton Appelo

State's longest serving port commissioner to be honored for years of service

Commissioners okay emergency road pact

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business when they met November 22. The board approved an agreement with Hancock Forest Management for emergency use of private roads during Grays River Valley flood emergencies.

Census shows county's ethnic mix unchanged

According to the 2010 census the ethnic breakdown for Wahkiakum County’s population of 3,978 is 94 percent White.

Unemployment up in October

Two-sport athletes at WHS?

The Wahkiakum School Board met the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and considered allowing student athletes to participate in two sports concurrently.

Thu, Nov 24, 2011 

 

Port 1 raises rates, salaries, cuts rentals

Port District No. 1 commissioners raised management employee salaries 2.5 per cent at their meeting November 10.

Veterans Day assembly celebrates freedom

The Veteran’s Day celebration at Wahkiakum High School has taken on a familiar form in recent years, with student leaders lighting a candle for each branch of service and reading essays or poems they write in Mrs. Tina Landroche’s classes.

Commissioners ready constrained 2012 budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners have completed their preliminary budget, and copies were made available last week in advance of the December 5, 9:30 a.m. budget hearing.


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