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Volunteer honored for saving swimmer in Columbia

Last Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office and Wahkiakum County Port 2 recognized Tina Boyd, for her bravery on August 6, when she put herself in harms way to save a stranger's life at Vista...

 

WHS outdoor class present at MRC summit

Last week the Wahkiakum Marine Resource Committee and the Washington State University Wahkiakum County Extension Office hosted a three day Marine Resource Committee summit, which was attended in...

 

Covid-19 update

Three more cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County this week according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative number to 607. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active...

 

Lady Mules fall to Napavine, Kalama

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team lost two games on the road this week, bringing their overall record to 3-4. On Thursday the team headed to Napavine for a match up with the Tigers and lost in three straight sets, 15-25, 22-25, and 14-25. “We rea...

 

Lucky Mud hosts women's disc golf final

A couple dozen golfers traveled from all over the region to the course at Lucky Mud in Skamokawa on Saturday to compete in the final match of the Battle of the Chain Maidens, a Professional Disc Golf...

 

PUD should benefit from BPA surplus

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met for more than two hours on Tuesday morning, with reports and engaging conversation that spanned a variety of topics that affect the utility both directly and indirectly. It started with a visit...

 

Lady Mules win 3 in volleyball action

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team made the most of their home court advantage this week, beating three challengers. Ilwaco was the first to visit last Wednesday, and the Lady Mules dispatched them...

 

WHS grad's movie accepted for festival

Wahkiakum High School alum Ben Vasion’s short film, Gizmo, was just accepted into the Seattle Film Festival, where it will be screened online. The festival is October 1 and 2, but screening times have not been determined. To see a trailer for the...

 

Covid 19 update

Four more cases of covid-19 were reported in the last week, bringing the cumulative number to 605 in the county, according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations in the county rose by one to 42, and the number of...

 

School board covers several topics

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to a presentation from the robotics club, and received updates on the new phone system, finances, security, and the lawsuit at their meeting on Tuesday. The district’s new phone system was...

 

Farm 2 Fiber Festival builds for 2023

The second annual Wahkiakum Farm 2 Fiber Festival was held this weekend at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, lucky visitors got to watch sheep shearing with Pony Jacobson, who made it...

 

Port 1 commission hears repair projects update

With only two commissioners in attendance at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners meeting last Thursday, one of them by phone, bids for the C Dock repair and talk about the preliminary b...

 

Herbicide treatment set for Birnie Slough

By Diana Zimmerman As early as Monday, the length of Birnie Slough could be treated for the usual suspects clogging the waterways, including native species like water stargrass and invasive species such as milfoil and parrot feather. The state has...

 

Comets claim 3-1 win over Lady Mules

A young Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team hosted Naselle at their home opener on Monday and lost to the Comets in four sets, 15-25, 22-25, 25-22, and 15-25. "Naselle has a strong squad this year, and...

 

Covid-19 update

One more case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County in the last week, according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing their cumulative total for the county to 601. “Wahkiakum is in the low risk category and all of our neighbors...

 

Massage therapy can improve quality of life

Alia Giltner, formerly of Portland, moved to Cathlamet recently and is offering massage therapy. It was her love of the outdoors, which includes kayaking, hiking, and diving, that took her on a path...

 

Widows & Warriors salmon derby returns to honor service members

The Warriors and Widows Fishing Derby was held again this year, following a two year hiatus during the pandemic, and all involved were glad to see it return, from volunteer to visitor. The weather...

 

PUD board approves mapping system purchase

Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners discussed the benefits of mapping their systems, approved an intent to apply for funding to do so, and heard reports on Tuesday. During open discussion, Commissioner Dennis Reid said he was happy with Wahkiakum...

 

Tsuga Gallery featuring four Westend artists

The featured artists for September at Tsuga Gallery are four friends from the Westend, who meet once a week to talk, create, and just enjoy each other's company. This Saturday, from 3-7 p.m., Tsuga wi...

 

Covid-19 update

There was one new case of covid-19 reported in the last week, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 600 in Wahkiakum County, according to the Washington Department of Health. The number of hospitalizations of county residents stands at 41, and...

 

Fall prevention classes have resumed

Because September is Fall Prevention Month, it’s a good time to remind residents that a fall prevention class is being offered at Hope House. The class started up again in April after being brought to a halt two years ago with the advent of...

 

Fishing was good; catch--not so much

Fishing is good, I heard a fellow say recently. Catching? He had a very different word for that. Luckily, fishing was profitable for seven fishermen in last week's Hook the Hawg 2 fishing derby...

 

Annual Network survey seeks info on varied issues

Wahkiakum Community Network (WCN) is conducting its annual community survey to find out how people in Wahkiakum County believe issues like alcohol, hard drugs, cannabis, bullying, and suicide are affecting the youth and general public. The survey is...

 

Cathlamet residents charged with not paying taxes for yoga business

Greg Gumucio, 61, and Haven Soliman, 33, of Cathlamet, and Michael Anderson, 51, of Bellevue were arrested on Aug. 24 on charges related to conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Anderson has local ties. Early that Wednesday morning, a search warrant was...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of cases of covid-19 being reported by the Washington Department of Health for Wahkiakum County rose by one this week to 599. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active covid-19 cases...

 

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