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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Young porcupine adopts family

"Oh life is bigger, bigger than you," REM's Michael Stipe first sang in 1991. That lyric seems to echo in my ears when I don't have an easy explanation for things I don't understand. Like when a wild...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Christmas lights parade set for Saturday

Everybody loves a parade, especially if it involves Christmas lights. A stressful election season had Paige Lake, Nicci Bergseng, and Kaelee Dearmore daydreaming about an altogether, much happier season: Christmas. While talking, Dearmore and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Night time bridge closures set to end soon

Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation's Puget Island Bridge project are making progress, and the night time full bridge closures needed to replace deck panels could end as...

 

Lady Mules win three

Coach Rob Garrett took advantage of three easy wins this week to challenge the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team to focus on the details that will make the good team even better. Last Wednesday,...

 

Mules lose 1, win 2 in action this week

Things are looking up for the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team, who followed a tough loss with two wins this week. Last Thursday at home, the Mules played catch up with Morton/White Pass and...

 

Wrestlers hosting tournament

It’s time for the annual Downriver Challenge, the all day wrestling meet hosted by the Wahkiakum High School wrestling team and family. According to Frankie Mendez, the wrestling coach for Wahkiakum High School, 13 teams from southwest Washington a...

 

Woman's Club names Joyce Orr as citizen of the year

Joyce Orr may try to fly under the radar as a busy volunteer, but her warm, generous, and fun loving heart will always give her away. The Cathlamet Woman's Club took notice of all her good work...

 

Naturalist writer RM Pyle branches into fiction

Grays River writer Robert Michael Pyle's latest book tour is winding down, but lucky Wahkiakum residents can hear him read from his first work of fiction at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa on Saturday,...

 

PUD conservation dollars go to work

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got an update on how conservation dollars were being used, learned about water pressure issues on Puget Island and approved a resolution that authorized a mutual aid agreement for a water system...

 

Lady Mules crunch Clatskanie Tigers

With five seniors on the roster, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team seemed to pick up right where they left off last year, beating Clatskanie 69-54 in a non-league game on Monday. "I thought...

 

Mules lose 2 games

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team show promise but continue to look for their identity as a team in two non-league losses this week. On Saturday, the Mules faced Vancouver prep school Seton...

 

School board acts on levy language

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors last Tuesday learned about state and federal programs, talked about food services, and passed a resolution that could potentially increase their budget if property values rise. Superintendent Brent...

 

Broadband feasibility study grant moves on

The Wahkiakum County PUD’s application for a broadband feasibility study grant has “passed the threshold,” and the next step, a presentation to the potential grantor, has tentatively been scheduled for mid-January, the Broadband Action...

 

Commissioners cover a variety of issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners convened quickly Nov. 20 to tackle a few issues before the Thanksgiving holiday. In an update on the Cape Horn beach nourishment project, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said that an archaeological review had been...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

General Manager Dave Tramblie had several items to share at last Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting. In broadband news, an email from the Washington Department of Commerce’s Community Economic Revitalization Board said...

 

Cards top Mules 47-41

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team started their season with a loss on the road to Winlock, 47-41. “They played really well but came up a little short,” Coach Todd Souvenir said. “We cut the score to two with under a minute when Jake...

 

Island couple opens store at Backwater Farm

Last Saturday, Bruce and Desiree Craven officially opened their Farm Store doors at Backwater Farm on Puget Island. The Cravens are selling fresh eggs, jams, honey, bone broth, chicken, lavender oils...

 

Exchange students enjoy small town life

Daniel E. Rosua Lopéz, 17, is an exchange student and a junior at Wahkiakum High School for the 2018-2019 year. Lopéz was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but thanks to dual nationality, was able to...

 

Exchange students enjoy small town life

Vo Dai, 16, is an exchange student and a junior at Wahkiakum High School this year. Call him Dai. Dai is from Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam. "We only have two...

 

Wahkiakum students hear veteran's story

Three Vietnam veterans were the featured guests at Wahkiakum High School's annual Veterans Day Assembly last Wednesday. They were Ron Kimmel, Brian Elliott, and Edward Garcia, and they all sat down...

 

Marine Corps Reserve honors local officers

Two Wahkiakum County men were honored for their service in law enforcement at the 2018 Marine Corps Ball at the Astoria Country Club on Saturday. Commander Lou Neubecker of the Marine Corps League...

 

Port 1 okays paper trailer, dredge repair

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners made room for the Lions Club and approved several items at their meeting last Thursday. Brian McClain, a member of the local Lions Club, asked if the organization could relocate their paper recycling trailer...

 

Recovering athlete faces surgery

Wahkiakum High School sophomore Beau Carlson continues to rest at home. Carlson suffered a head injury during a football game with Adna in September. He came home on October 31 after spending a month in a Portland hospital battling a life...

 

Lady Mules finish eighth in state volleyball

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team brought home an eighth place trophy after an initial loss to Tri-Cities Prep sent them to the loser's bracket in the double elimination tournament State 2B tourname...

 

Here's how your votes are counted

With stories of disenfranchised voters coming out of Georgia, North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas, there has been an uptick of concern about voting procedures even from voters in Wahkiakum County. The...

 

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