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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 26, 2023 

Council reviews Butler Lot costs, discusses Columbia Street speeds

Town of Cathlamet Mayor David Olson presented a breakdown on the total costs for the Butler Lot at the town council meeting last Tuesday equaling an amount closer to $450,000, not the $600,000 reported by a council member at the previous meeting,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 26, 2023 

School facilities suit headed to state supreme court

A 51 page closing brief for Wahkiakum School District’s suit against the State of Washington has been submitted to the Supreme Court in preparation for their court date before the Washington State Supreme Court on March 14. The school district,...

 

Mule boys post wins over Adna, Onalaska

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team added two more to their win column this week. On Wednesday, the Mules traveled to Adna, and after falling behind early in the game, Wahkiakum hit some big...

 

Lady Mules fall to Napavine

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost 72-37 to Napavine last Thursday at home. Reigha Niemeyer led the Lady Mules with 17 points. Miya Kerstetter added 13 points. Amirah Abdul-Kariem had...

 

Covid update

With no new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County in the last two weeks according to the Washington Department of Health, the cumulative total remains 633. The number of hospitalizations is 49, and the number of deaths attributed to the...

 

Insurance to cover Port 1 dredge repairs

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners agreed to continue managing County Line Park and learned that their insurance company approved a claim which will cover repairs after the dredge sank in...

 

PUD commission reviews water plans

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners talked about water plans, a new way to deal with supply chain issues, and got an update on activity at the utility. General Manager Dan Kay said he was working with the Department of Health...

 

Lady Mules have very rough week

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost three last week, bringing their league record to 4-5. Last Wednesday, the team traveled to Rainier, where they lost 42-35. "I was really happy with our...

 

Mules split with Toledo, Napavine

Last week, Brodie Avalon, a senior on the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team tied a school scoring record with 43 points. This week, he hit the 1,000 point career mark. "Brodie has put more time in...

 

Young barrel racer claims championship

While Tru Blue Most doesn't live in Wahkiakum County, her roots run deep, and it was here that this champion barrel racer first learned to ride. Most, who is 14 and attends school in Longview, is the...

 

Covid update

No new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County in the last week according to the Washington Department of Health, and the cumulative total stands at 633. The number of hospitalizations went down by one to 49, and the number of deaths...

 

Holiday surprise: Burst water lines flood elementary school

Structural and system failures plagued Wahkiakum School District over the holiday break. Outside pipes burst in the bus garage and the grandstand two days after the big freeze taking Maintenance Super...

 

Mules lose one game, win two

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team followed a loss to Morton/White Pass last Thursday with wins against Willapa Valley and Winlock this week. In the Mules 52-44 loss to MWP on Thursday, Zakk Car...

 

Lady Mules lost to Ducks, defeat T'wolves

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball returned to regular season play this week after Christmas break with a win and a loss. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules lost 44-41 in a close game with Toutle Lake....

 

Cost of Butler Lot vexes town council

The parking lot on Butler Street is paved and painted now, but grumbles at the Town of Cathlamet meeting last week regarding the process and its somewhat unsatisfying results prove it continues to be...

 

Covid update

One more case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County over the last week according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 633. Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations rose by two to 50, and the number of...

 

PUD manager reports on security, ice storm response

General Manager Dan Kay addressed substation security issues at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. “We are taking it seriously,” he said. “Wahkiakum PUD is aware of substation vandalism events that have occurred...

 

Wahkiakum County's mental health program offers variety of services

According to the county website, the mission of Wahkiakum Heath and Human Services is to “enhance the health and well-being of Wahkiakum County by providing effective health and human services and by fostering and implementing sound, sustained...

 

Tumwater woman injured in car-truck collision

A Tumwater woman was hospitalized after the vehicle she was driving collided with a log truck last Friday afternoon near Nassa Point. Nancy Knofler, 66, was headed westbound on SR 4 in a Subaru Outback on Friday around noon when her vehicle crossed...

 

Mule boys claim Mt. Vernon tourney title

Sixty was the magic number for the Mule boys basketball team last week, when they won three games with that score and were named champions of a Christmas tournament at Mount Vernon Christian School....

 

Lady Mules win 1, lose 2

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team participated in a girls' tournament at Mount Vernon Christian School during the last week of December. The Lady Mules lost their first and second games, 32-19 to Orcas Island and 47-37 to Moses Lake...

 

Covid-19 update

The number of reported covid-19 cases rose by two this week according to the Washington Department of Health, for a cumulative total of 632 in Wahkiakum County. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus remained unchanged, at...

 

WSP Sergeant Brad Moon has a horrible, no good, very bad day

According to Sheriff Mark Howie, when the arctic blast gave us freezing rain on December 23, it stranded one deputy at home, and a trooper at the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office. Thankfully,...

 

State Supreme Court to hear school board case in March

The date has been set. The Washington Supreme Court will hear Wahkiakum School District’s case against the State of Washington on March 14, 2023. The lawsuit, initially filed by the district a year ago in Wahkiakum Superior Court, argues that the...

 

Covid update

By Diana Zimmerman The number of cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County rose by three in the last week, bringing the cumulative number to 630. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus stand at 48 and 10,...

 

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