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 By Andrew Weiler    COVID-19    July 29, 2021 

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    July 22, 2021

Council, developer reach agreement for sewer, water lines

On Friday, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to consider possible action on an agreement between the Town and Sunnyfield LLC for a 32 parcel development on Greenwood Road. After much p...

 

Planned development travels bumpy road

Bill Coons is Wahkiakum County assessor, but he has recently worn a new hat which is that of property developer. More specifically, Coons is spearheading a proposed project called the East Cathlamet Housing Opportunity (ECHO) where he intends to deve...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    July 8, 2021

Town council acts on waterfront, Greenwood development issues

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council held its first hybrid meeting with all council members attending in-person since before the pandemic. Furthermore, the council approved a resolution to accept remote attendance and voting of council members for...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    June 24, 2021

Town council covers priorities, street plan

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council held a short meeting to discuss a few agenda items including a brief follow up on the council’s priority list for development. Council Member Bill Wainwright announced that he received lists from all but one...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    June 10, 2021

Town council debates development priorities

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council had a contentious discussion about the overall vision for the town’s development, including which projects to prioritize. However, after the council agreed at the last meeting to individually list their...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 27, 2021

Skyline Golf Course gets simulator; youth clinics planned

Nick and Martie Vavoudis have donated a SkyTrak Golf Simulator projection studio system with full cage at Skyline Golf Course. The donation is made in the spirit of providing a free of charge teaching tool for children learning to play golf or are...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 27, 2021

Dollars for Scholars holding online auction

Starting today (Thursday), Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars will host an online auction to help support the Wahkiakum High School (WHS) class of 2022. In their 20 years of fundraising, the local Dollars for Scholars chapter has raised over $513,825.00...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 20, 2021

Council votes to proceed with EV charging

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council announced that the town was awarded a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to fund the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Butler St. parking lot. Other items...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 22, 2021

Town planning work on water main

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council passed a motion to enter into contract with ARC Architects to perform on call work in 2021 for a variety of projects. “I’m very supportive of this. We have a number of projects that this is vitaly necessary f...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 22, 2021

PUD OK's wi-fi pact, considers other issues

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update about engineering for the Deep River water project. Tramblie concluded that by performing the engineering in...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 15, 2021

Klassic Kuts offers hair styling services

Last week, Klassic Kutz, a hair styling salon and barbershop in Cathlamet, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Owner, hairstylist and...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    Sports    April 15, 2021

Skyline Men's Club

Last Wednesday, Skyline Golf Course hosted its season opener for Men’s Club where two teams of five golfers dueled it out in a scramble format round. The winning team squeaked by with seven under (-7) to their opponents six under (-6). Last week's...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 8, 2021

Council supports tribal recognition; OK's feasibility study for sewer expansion

On Monday, The Cathlamet Town Council passed a resolution in support of recognizing the Chinook Indian Nation after decades of “neglect” by the United States, in order to encourage Congress to do the same at the federal level. The town’s...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 1, 2021

Golf club course is a hidden gem

Wahkiakum County is home to many cultural and geographical gems hidden in plain sight; unknown to many who routinely pass through on their way to the ocean or live in the area but are unaware. One of...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 25, 2021

Female brewers take over River Mile 38

On Saturday, River Mile 38 Brewing Co.'s female staff members brewed their own beer to celebrate women in the industry as a part of the Pink Books Collaboration Brew Day. For Amanda Doolin and her...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 18, 2021

Council discusses animal ordinance enforcement

The Cathlamet Town Council met on Monday to discuss and vote on three updated ordinances reviewed by Code Publishing which has been performing an external review of outdated municipal codes. Mayor Dale Jacobson was in attendance after missing...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 4, 2021

Town council updates several town ordinances

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council swiftly passed several ordinances during a short council meeting. The meeting was delayed once again by technical issues related to Zoom and the idea of safely having in-person council meetings was proposed but...

 

Council names Raglin to fill vacancy

On Feb. 11, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to fill a vacant council member position. Five year resident CeCelia Raglin was appointed to Town Council Position No. 3 for the unexpired term. One other candidate was considered, Jeanne...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    February 4, 2021

Council okays street dining; debates wastewater covid testing

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council voted to approve The Spar restaurant’s right-of-way permit which enables the owner to begin construction of a temporary outdoor dining space in two adjoined parking spots on Main St. On Wednesday,...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 21, 2021

Town council declines approval for restaurant's outdoor dining permit

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council declined to pass a motion to "approve The Spar restaurant's right-of-way permit subject to agreed upon terms" in a 3 to 1 vote, which gives outdoor dining on...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 14, 2021

Restaurants work to serve meals outdoors

Local restaurant owners are eager to reopen and are developing outdoor solutions, but the question remains whether outdoor dining will happen in Wahkiakum County. Abiding by state and local...

 

Mayor's vote breaks tie for on-street dining

On Tuesday, during a special Cathlamet Town Council meeting, the mayor’s tie breaking vote passed a motion allowing The Spar to work with town staff on a right-of-way permit for outdoor dining. The town invited the public to express thoughts on...

 

Council hears restaurant owner's request for on-street dining

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council scheduled a special meeting for next Tuesday to discuss the feasibility of establishing outdoor dining on Main Street. Restaurant owners urged the council to consider the idea as a means of supporting struggling...

 

Council to study sewer rate issues

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council reconsidered its decision to raise sewer rates and will review whether users are being treated equitably based on their proportional use of the sewer system. The council also discussed the possibility of starting...

 

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