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  • Local races are set with one contested position

    Bill Coons|May 15, 2024

    Mike Backman seeks a rematch with Lee Tischer. They both filed for election as County Commissioner for District #1. Dan Cothren is unopposed in seeking another term as County Commissioner for District #2. Both positions are for four years. Bob Jungers is also unopposed in his quest to serve another 6 years as PUD No. 2 Commissioner for District #2. Democratic and Republican Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) for all 11 county precincts have attracted a few more contenders. Steve Puddicombe as Grays River Democratic (D) PCO and Tom Merz as West...

  • DeBraie retires

    Bill Coons|May 8, 2024

    Jerry DeBriae Logging, the largest private employer in Wahkiakum County, is ending its logging operations. Founded by Jerry DeBriae in 1967, DeBriae Logging employed over 130 people at its peak around the end of the millennia. Soon there will be a half dozen employees and they won't be engaged in logging. Asked about the decision to close, Jerry DeBriae said "There's no work". He and his son, Jerry Jr., decided to pull the plug around the end of last year. "We just decided it was time." An...

  • Candidate filing period ends Friday

    Bill Coons|May 8, 2024

    Candidates began filing for some local offices early this week. Lee Tischer filed for re-election as County Commissioner for District #1, and Dan Cothren is seeking another term as County Commissioner for District #2. Both positions are for four years. Bob Jungers wants to serve another 6 years as PUD No. 2 Commissioner for District #2. Democratic and Republican Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) for all 11 county precincts have yet to attract any candidates except for incumbents Steve Puddicombe as Grays River Democratic PCO and Tom Merz as...

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