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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

County fair honors two longtime volunteers

The Wahkiakum County Fair was dedicated this year to two longtime volunteers, Barbara Rose and Sandy Hart. The annual fair is a chance for residents, divided by KM, to come together and not only show...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

Air quality monitors installed in county

By Diana Zimmerman Thanks to some local officials, we now have two air quality monitors in Wahkiakum County. It all started with a conversation at a Community Health Alliance Advisory Committee meeting after the fires in the county earlier this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

Wine bar coming to hotel building

The Tavern at the Hotel Cathlamet, a new wine bar, is opening this Friday with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Doors will be open to kids until 5 p.m. that day but from that point on, you'll have to be at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

PUD commission works on budgets, rate increases

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to go over a preliminary budget for 2020, listen to reports, and approve a couple resolutions. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the Grays River substation project. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

Two young ladies running for fair queen

The Wahkiakum County Fair begins next week in Skamokawa, running three days, from Thursday, August 15, to Saturday, August 17. This year there are two young women vying for the Wahkiakum County Fair...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

Wooden Boat Show has more than boats

The Wooden Boat Show had something for everybody this year. "The show was great," Allen Bennett, one of the organizers, said. "We had many more boat exhibitors this year than in the recent past. We...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Robotics program is taking off

"I was absolutely overwhelmed when I watched these robotics presentations," Mike Passmore said in an introduction to his latest guest for his Wahkiakum Outdoors program at Hope House. "The kids are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Boat show activities include display of art, ugly cars, and wooden boats

It’s August, and that means it’s time for the annual Wooden Boat Show, which begins with a reception at Tsuga Gallery on Friday and moves to the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday and Sunday. The reception at Tsuga Gallery is from 5-7 p.m. on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

The Crowd: Bald Eagle Days were awesome

It was rockin' and reelin' in Cathlamet this weekend when a big crowd showed up to celebrate the 38th annual Bald Eagle Days, enjoy a parade, and shop at scores of vendor's tables. The hometown event...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

School district uses reserves to balance next year's budget

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors adopted the budget for 2019-2020, heard an update on the commercial kitchen project, and handled other business at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The board approved a budget of $7,950,464, which...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

Chalk art draws a crowd

This year's 12th annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest boasted the biggest turnout yet on Friday, with 64 entrants ranging from 2 years old to adults. Winners were selected in three age categories: 8 and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Outdoor Café offers meals, activities

A lunch program for local youths, Outdoor Café, is underway for the summer. Right now they are serving about 35 kids, but they have the capacity to feed many more, according to organizer, Suzanne...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Bald Eagle Days bring weekend fun

Are you ready for Bald Eagle Days? The fun begins this Friday with the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in front of the Bank of the Pacific from 11-3 p.m. Shoppers can stop by the Elochoman Marina...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

PUD working on Westend substation, Skamokawa water projects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed a newly drafted financial policy. “The contractor for the Grays River substation asked to start today,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Port 1 commission goes over dock plan

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting to discuss matters at the marina. The port had been asked to submit a letter of support for the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan and in June, Commissioners...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Lee and Diane Tischer are parade marshals

The grand marshals for the 2019 Bald Eagle Day parade are Puget Island residents Lee and Diane Tischer. The two were raised in Wahkiakum County, were high school sweethearts, and have spent years...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Brewery, Port 1 OK new waterfront site

If all goes well, River Mile 38 Brewing Co. customers could be sipping craft beer and cider at their new building on the waterfront some time next year. River Mile 38 owners Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez moved forward with plans when they recently...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

County dealing with election and mental health funding changes

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners tackled a variety of issues at their July 2 meeting. Cape Horn resident Bob Gawith asked for an update on the beach nourishment project. “It would be nice to have it right away, that would be great,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Trooper's family comes to aid of German family

"May the road rise up to meet you" was the phrase that echoed in my mind after meeting the Fischer family from Oldenburg, Germany. The family of six was near Dismal Nitch, just a few miles short of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 4, 2019

Kites rule Skamokawa sky

Kites filled the sky in Skamokawa this weekend, as enthusiasts returned to Vista Park to take advantage of the sun and wind and as they said repeatedly, a lovely location. This community of kite...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 4, 2019

Summer festivals will offer variety of mixed entertainment

The 38th annual Bald Eagle Days are nearly here and this year we will be “Reelin’ and Rockin’ on the River.” “It’s all about fishing, and rocking, and lots of music and fun,” Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Megan Elliott said of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

PUD accepts bid for Westend substation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners reconvened last Thursday to approve a bid for the Grays River substation project scheduled for later this year. The PUD received three bids. Following a recommendation from engineers at Brown & Kysar, I...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Noanet reports results from broadband survey

Claire Ward, the marketing and communications manager for Noanet returned to Cathlamet on Monday to share results from the broadband survey recently completed in the county. There were two major takeaways from the survey for Ward. One, there is a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Port 1 offers vouchers for senior produce purchases

Are you over 60? Would you like some fresh produce? The state has provided packets for 19 Wahkiakum seniors containing $40 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh produce at authorized farmers markets, farm stores, and roadside stands in Washington. They...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Inside story from Society for Creative Anachronism

On Saturday in the evening mist, I stood with two women. I was outside the youth barn at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds, dressed in jeans and a rain jacket. They were in the Shire of River's Bend. One...

 

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