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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

Funding comes together for Pioneer Center upgrade

In August, thanks to the tenacity of the current Pioneer Community Association, the 125 year old Pioneer Church in Cathlamet might be getting a little TLC. "We're just really in limbo," Paige Lake...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

PUD addresses Westend water comments; progress on broadband

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to talk about broadband infrastructure, financial consolidation, recent letters in the local newspaper, and to pass a resolution that provides information on assistance to ratepayers....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Wahkiakum stands at five, with 235 tests conducted so far. There have been 18 positive cases in Pacific County, and 228 in Cowlitz County, 150 of which remain active. Across the river, there are now 44...

 

School officials unclear on status of fall sports

By Rick Nelson and Diana Zimmerman The covid-19 pandemic and subsequent responses to ensure people's health and safety are creating great uncertainty for school systems, and as July begins, participation in fall sports. The Washington...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

Insurance agency passes to new hands

By Diana Zimmerman James Sorensen officially took over the Farmers Insurance office in Cathlamet on July 1 following Linda Barth's retirement. Sorensen is from Vancouver but is making his home in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Commission candidates state their views

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Parities held the first in a series of planned online forums June 24 to give Wahkiakum County residents an opportunity to know the candidates in the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Covid-19 update: Wahkiakum case load steady; Phase 4 opportunity grounded

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 remains at five in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday, with only one case considered active. So far, the county has conducted 202 tests. Nearby in Cowlitz County, the number of positive cases continues to climb....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

(Editor's note: This completes the story about Paul Tillman's hike last year that took him the length of New Zealand.) Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

School staff making plans for reopening

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday in the high school gym for their June meeting. Superintendent Brent Freeman told them about his continuing work to find creative ways to fund renovations at the district after the attemp...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and as a volunteer with the Cathlamet Fire Department, but if you are like me and noticed his absence, he's been on a bit...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

Covid-19 update:

Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Monday morning, bringing the total of confirmed cases to five. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has contacted the individual and a case investigation is ongoing, Director Chris Bisc...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

WHS seniors graduate in livestreamed commencement

The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2020 graduated on Friday. It was a quieter commencement than normal, in a time when gatherings are capped at 50 or less by a pandemic. The event was livestreamed on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Wahkiakum PUD ready for summer projects

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and approved an interlocal agreement to perform water testing at County Line Park for Port 1 on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Dennis Reid asked General Manger Dave Tramblie if there were...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Port 1 commission handles varied business

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners passed two resolutions and discussed the manager’s report last Thursday at their June meeting. The first resolution to pass was an interlocal agreement with Wahkiakum PUD, who will perform water testing at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Abigail Moten named NHS salutatorian

By Diana Zimmerman The Naselle High School Class of 2020's salutatorian, Abigail Moten, has long had a very clear career goal. Because of that, as well as a lot of hard work, she is on track to have...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Covid-19 update:

While the number of covid-19 cases are bouncing in neighboring counties, Wahkiakum County’s positive count remains at four, with 172 tests conducted. In Pacific County, the number of positive cases has risen to 12, while Cowlitz County added 29...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

WHS seniors ready for unique commencement

The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2020 had a practice run for graduation last Thursday and Friday, as 32 students and their families visited the high school, one by one to check out, turn in books and clean out lockers. Each student in turn put on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Ethan Lindstrom named Naselle High valedictorian

Ethan Lindstrom has several athletic awards to his name. Now he can add an academic honor as well: Valedictorian for the Naselle High School Class of 2020. Lindstrom's final season of baseball was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Comet seniors hold virtual graduation

Because of the pandemic, the Naselle High School Class of 2020 held a virtual graduation on Saturday in lieu of a more traditional ceremony. The graduation began with a recording of each senior in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 11, 2020

Thai exchange student experience pandemic

If anybody deserves an instant replay, it might be Ifel Natnaphas Chanwharanya. The 16 year-old sophomore student from Bangkok, the capitol city of Thailand, has had a year. Some of it good, some of i...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2020

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday night, 110 people in Wahkiakum County had been tested for covid-19, and the number to test positive remained at four according to the Washington Department of Health. Pacific County held steady at nine, while the number of positive...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2020

PUD commission hears project progress

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to listen to reports. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that the tree trimming contractor and the pole testing bids were on hold until the current health issue was resolved. The PUD...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday night the number of people to test positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum remained at four, with 101 tested. Cowlitz County had 73 positive cases, Pacific County had nine. Across the river, Columbia County had 16 cases, and the number of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Teachers adopt new methods for remote work

The school year is beginning to wind down for the teachers, students, and parents of Wahkiakum School District, who have experienced a rather unusual period of remote learning brought on by a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

School board hears maintenance reports; virtual graduation plan

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday night to approve several items, listen to presentations from the technology director and the business manager, and get updates about graduation, the food program, and the conversation...

 

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