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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

NHS seniors ready for next big adventure

The Naselle High School Class of 2019 graduated in front of a crowd of friends and family on Saturday. Class Speaker Jacob Eaton began by thanking the crowd for all their support over the years. Then...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

WHS Class of 2019 will graduate this Friday

Wahkiakum High School will hold a commencement ceremony on Friday, 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium for the class of 2019. As announced by the school, speakers are Valedictorian Ellie Leitz,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

Responders unable to save sailor

Harry Alan Utti, 72, of Seaside, Ore., died on Sunday evening despite the valiant efforts of two unknown fishermen, local emergency services, and other visitors to the Elochoman Slough Marina....

 

WHS students earn state awards

A new, two year old program at Wahkiakum High School is helping to prepare seniors for some of the issues that they will soon face as they look for employment and manage their own homes. Adulting,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

Chiropractic practice opens in Cathlamet

Need an adjustment? Dr. Dyana Mulvihill, a chiropractor from Phoenix, Arizona, moved to Wahkiakum County this year. She had planned to open an office in Longview, but after receiving some local encour...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Mayor, 2 councilors to plan Butler St. park

The lot on Butler Street was the topic of a Town of Cathlamet special meeting last Friday, as the council tried to move forward with the design of the property. Brice Wozniak, who had facilitated two recent workshops on the matter, compiled and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

NHS seniors look forward to their next chapters

The highest academic honors for the Class of 2019 at Naselle High School belong to two young men, Valedictorian Cole Dorman and Salutatorian Jacob Eaton. The school’s counselor, Justin Laine, had...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

PUD crews busy with varied projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners discussed possible funding from the Department of Ecology for drought assistance and listened to reports in a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. General...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Grain ship runs aground

The Gorgoypikoos, a bulk carrier, ran aground on Miller Sands Bar near Altoona on Sunday due to a steering control malfunction, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 738 foot vessel was reported to be carrying grain and 318,000...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Pet sanctuary owner pleads guilty to 3 counts

Debra Lawson of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary pleaded guilty to three counts in a deal with the State of Washington on Friday in District Court with Judge Heidi Heywood presiding. Lawson, who was represented by Geordie Duckler, plead guilty to 1)...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 30, 2019

On the refuge: White-tail numbers are expanding

Though a scenic through way along the Columbia River may never be recovered, what seemed to be a setback at the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for Columbian White-tailed Deer a few years ago has led to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 30, 2019

Mules, Comets medal in state track meets

Wahkiakum High School sophomore Jansi Merz took second place in the discus at the State 2B Track and Field Meet at Eastern Washington University with a throw of 117-03, a new personal record. In the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 30, 2019

3 Mules sign up for college ball

Three seniors at Wahkiakum High School have signed letters of intent to play athletics at the collegiate level. Charlie Ashe will play basketball next season at South Puget Sound Community College in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 23, 2019

School board planning bond sale to update aging high school

An aging school has the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors considering a bond. On Tuesday before the regular board meeting, the directors listened to a presentation from two representatives of Piper Jaffray, about why they should serve as t...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 23, 2019

Kayaker embarking on coastal odyssey

Kyleen Austin is going to have a grand adventure this summer while kayaking from Ketchikan, Alaska back to her home on Puget Island. She will paddle solo through the Inside Passage, south along Vancou...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 23, 2019

Loss knocks Mules out of tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team ended their season in the first round of the State 2B tournament after losing 5-3 to Friday Harbor in Yelm on Saturday. “We had to fight a lot of adversity this year with injuries,” Coach Marc Niemeyer said. “M...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 23, 2019

Mules, Comets head to state track meets

Three Wahkiakum athletes and 18 students from Naselle High School are headed to the 1B, 2B, 1A State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney this week. The event begins today and ends on Saturday. At the 2B District...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 16, 2019

Port District 1 plans new camping spots

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about marina business. Counsel Tim Hanigan gave a quick update on the most recent meeting between Port 1 and Port 2. “The last meeting went well,” Hanigan said, “there was a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 16, 2019

Mule baseball team advances to state

With a trip to the state tournament already secured last week, the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team finished the District 4 2B tournament in fifth place after splitting games last week. On Friday, the Mules lost to Ocosta in Adna, 7-1. Pitcher Brody Car...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 16, 2019

Local athletes head to district track meets

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team competed in the Central 2B League championships on Friday in Kalama. The Mules took 11th place out of 11 teams in boys’ competition with six points and seventh place out of 11 teams in girls’ competition...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 16, 2019

Comet teams headed to state

The Naselle Comets baseball and softball teams are headed to state. While the softball team is just beginning their District 2/4 1B tournament today (Thursday), the baseball team has already won their district championship and will play in the first...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Bee keepers collect hive from Main Street

Photos courtesy of Allen Bennett The rooms in the saloon in downtown Cathlamet have been empty for decades, but that didn't stop a colony of bees from making a home there. Allen Bennett, who is a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Community responds for broadband survey

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday. They discussed a possible expansion of the water system in Skamokawa, the broadband survey, and how to handle potential revenue loss due to net generation. They also listened to reports and...

 

Drama Club prepares to perform original play

Next weekend, the Wahkiakum High School Drama Club will perform their new play, Love at First Thought. Shelby Bond and Ryan McKay-Beach who have both won best actor honors at the High School One Act...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 9, 2019

Mules battle for state baseball position

The Wahkiakum Mule baseball team is returning to the state tournament. District began last Saturday at Lower Columbia College, with a 10-0 Mule win against Raymond, ending the season for the Gulls. Luke Brown hit a triple and two doubles for the...

 

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