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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 5, 2019 

PUD line crew replaces old underground line

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Nov. 26 to approve budgets for the coming year and listen to reports. General Manager David Tramblie said the line crew had completed a project to remove overhead service and replace it with...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 5, 2019 

County commissioners busy before Thanksgiving

Wahkiakum County Commissioners handled a variety of issues at their meeting Nov. 26. Commissioners approved a contract with InSight Medical Group, PA for the provision of telehealth-based professional mental health and psychiatry services, at the...

 

School board readies building bond plan, hears busing needs

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Nov.19 for updates on several matters and to adopt a school bond resolution for a coming ballot. Calvin Grasseth, who is in charge of transportation at the school district, spoke to the board...

 

Mule athletes prepare start of winter sports

Practice for winter sports got underway last week. This Monday, Wahkiakum High School girls basketball coach Rob Garrett watched the Lady Mules run drills and talked about defense as they prepared...

 

Washington state climatologist says warmer weather impacts salmon, our environment

Washington State Climatologist Nicholas Bond spoke toa small crowd about the complexities of climate change and how it might affect our ecosystems and the salmon that has been so important to the...

 

Solo sailor answers call from adventure to cross the Pacific

Sometimes I just get lucky. From the moment I saw that the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean would be speaking at the Cathlamet Yacht Club's Fall Dinner, I'd been daydreaming ways to...

 

State Volleyball Report: Lady Mules knocked out

The Wahkiakum Mules got in six sets before being eliminated from the State 2B volleyball tournament in Yakima last week. In the first round of the double elimination tournament on Thursday, the Lady...

 

Lady Comets win 1, lose 2

After three matches, the Naselle Comets found themselves heading home without hardware on the second day of the State 1B volleyball tournament. The team moved into the loser's bracket after losing to...

 

PUD: Keeping up with inflation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners held rate and budget hearings and listened to reports on Tuesday. A $7 increase in the electric base rate for every customer and a two percent rate increase on the Western Wahkiakum Water System has bee...

 

Bob Saari: At home in the trees

By Diana Zimmerman I heard Bob Saari mutter something and turned to find him struggling a bit with a rope he was using while perched in a tree nearby. I had been momentarily distracted by the...

 

Lady Mules now at state

The Wahkiakum Mules are in Yakima today (Thursday) to begin play in the two day State 2B volleyball tournament after qualifying at district on Saturday. After losing to Kalama in three sets in the district semifinals last Wednesday, the Lady Mules re...

 

Naselle at state volleyball

After taking second place in the District 4 1B volleyball tournament last Thursday, the Naselle Comets traveled to Yakima this week to begin play in the State 1B volleyball tournament. At district, the Comets beat Firm Foundation in three sets in...

 

County weed control board rebuilds itself

The Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board met on Monday to discuss how to begin dealing with milfoil in particular, as well as other invasive species, in a more proactive manner. Kyle Langan of Aquatechnix was on hand to answer questions about...

 

Local trooper honored for rescue efforts

Jacobe Conrad of Cathlamet has been named 2019 State Trooper of the Year by the American Legion, Post 48 of Ilwaco. He also received a Life Saving Award from the Washington State Patrol in October for...

 

Lee Tischer: No more working on chain gang

Lee Tischer once witnessed a sad scene at an away football game: An elderly man who volunteered on the sidelines, as a member of what Tischer affectionately calls the Chain Gang, was asked to give up...

 

Lady Mules pile up wins, start district tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team ended their regular season with a win and began district play on Saturday with two victories. Last Wednesday at home, the Lady Mules beat Winlock easily in three...

 

Runners set personal records at district cross country meet

The season ended on a high note for the Wahkiakum Mules cross country team at the District IV IB/2B meet last Saturday in Onalaska. Though no one qualified for state, four of six Mule runners finished the day with new personal records (PR). In the...

 

WWII veteran makes the Honor Flight

"I got the booby prize," Tom Irving said. Irving, who served in the Army's Sixth Infantry Division during World War II, moving through the South Pacific from New Guinea to the Philippines and...

 

Musician father created memorable memories

Some of the ladies who watched me grow up in church won't be too pleased to read the story I'm about to share, so to them, I simply say, read the next few paragraphs with at least one eye closed. Two...

 

Lady Mules top Mounties

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team added one to their win column this week, beating Rainier on the road. The Lady Mules beat the Mountaineers in four sets: 23-25, 25-19, 25-12, and 25-15. “We came out a little flat but the girls worked hard to...

 

PUD studies charger for electric cars

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and went over the 2020 budget at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie said he had spoken to Bonneville Power Administration regarding a possible overcharge. “I...

 

School board hears construction report

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors learned about the Career Technical Education program, transportation issues, and got an update on the FISH Center on Tuesday. Vocational/Agriculture teacher Kyle Hurley went over his five year plan...

 

Barge loading dock under construction

Changes are coming to Westport, Oregon after Clatsop County was awarded a $450,000 grant from Business Oregon to repair a dock and dredge the Westport Slough. Teevin Bros., which is building a yard...

 

Council candidates speak in forum

Three candidates for the Town of Cathlamet council tackled questions from a small crowd at a forum held in the DeBriae Room last Thursday. Robert Stowe, who is running uncontested for Position 1, was...

 

Lady Mules win two, lose one

The Wahkiakum High School volleyball team won two and lost one last week. Last Wednesday, the team traveled to Napavine and won in four sets, 25-13, 22-25, 28-26, and 25-21. "Napavine has a couple of...

 

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