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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Covid-19 case surge continues in county

A little over a week ago, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services that some of their employees had been in contact with two people who had tested positive for covid-19. “We’re talking close...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Wahkiakum schools deal with covid cases

By Diana Zimmerman On Nov. 16, Wahkiakum School District learned that an individual at the school had tested positive for covid-19. On Monday, they learned that a second person, a member of the same tight cohort, had tested positive, as had a close...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

4 new covid-19 cases reported on Monday

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was notified on Monday that four more residents had tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20 in Wahkiakum County. Two were related to a case at Wahkiakum School District...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Christmas Stars bring happiness to young ones

By Diana Zimmerman When NovaLee Knopp joined the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department as a reserve deputy 20 years ago, she was surprised to learn that some of her duties came with the unofficial...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Holiday lighting festival set for Saturday

The annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for this Saturday, November 28 in downtown Cathlamet. Santa Claus will be at the Community Center from 3–6:30 p.m. and small family groups are welcome to stop by and say hello from the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Covid-19 update

On Friday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was awaiting test results for approximately 30 people who had been in close contact with the four Wahkiakum County residents that tested positive for covid-19 last week. Some were symptomatic, and WHHS...

 

Covid-19 update

Four more cases of covid-19 were confirmed in Wahkiakum County residents for a total of 16 as of Tuesday. There have been 748 tests conducted in the county so far. Pacific County added 26 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 191. Of those, 61 are...

 

WHS Veterans Day assembly goes virtual

Last Thursday, Wahkiakum High School held its annual Veterans Day assembly, but because of the pandemic, they held it minus one key ingredient, an assembly of Wahkiakum students. In order to make it...

 

PUD commission hears storm reports, possible Westend expansion

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard about recent activity at the utility, approved the budget for 2021, and spoke with George Caan, director of the Washington PUD Association about succession planning. General Manager...

 

School board hears variety of reports

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a quick update on school business at their November meeting on Tuesday. Landon Luce, a student at Wahkiakum High School who was elected by the student body to be the executive liaison, will be...

 

Busy county board considers wi-fi plan, endorses new chair of legislature's resources committee

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners learned more about a project to extend wi-fi in Cathlamet, agreed to send a letter of support for a representative who hoped to succeed Brian Blake as the chair of the Rural Development, Agriculture and...

 

Port commission supports Cathlamet wi-fi proposal

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners adopted three resolutions and received an update on ongoing work and activities around the port property. In quick succession, commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2021 budget, totaling $938,201 in...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, there were 12 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 710 tests conducted so far. The number of positive cases in Pacific County went up exponentially over the last week when they added 28 last Thursday, and four more on...

 

New Cathlamet shop focuses on the holidays

Holiday shopping just got a little easier in Cathlamet, thanks to five women who found friendship in a shared love of arts and crafts and in their appreciation for the local people who practice a...

 

PUD studies grant offer for broadband project

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned that they did not receive the award they hoped for from the Washington Public Works Board to fund infrastructure for broadband on the east side of the county. “The PUD put in an ap...

 

County commission covers milfoil, summer lunches, freezer, wifi

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard about the summer lunch program and approved purchases using funds from CARES Act funding at their meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners approved an interlocal cooperative agreement with the Cowlitz County Noxious...

 

Gas money job turns into 38-years spent with kids

During Joyce Wilson's nearly four decades working at Wahkiakum School District, she became "Mom" to a lot of students, and so her own kids, Todd and Rondee, took to calling her Joyce. When the two...

 

School board hears update on career, technical education

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Oct. 20 to learn about a new arts committee, hear about a recent assessment of the Career and Technical Education Program, and get an update on the technology director’s response to the recent...

 

Elections officers describe ballot handling process

As of Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office had received a little more than 40 percent of the ballots from registered voters. “We’re excited about the turnout,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The auditor’s office will have...

 

Elections officers describe process to verify signatures

A link on Facebook to a Washington voter’s site caused a little stir this week, bringing voters to the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office concerned about ballots being rejected because signatures didn’t match. Election officials are aware of...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, Wahkiakum County’s covid-19 case count held steady at 10, with 663 tests conducted so far. Pacific County was reporting 120 total cases, with five new ones on Monday. Of the 120, ten are considered active. Cowlitz County has 808...

 

Flu vaccine in short supply at area health clinics

Need a flu shot? Please check with your primary care provider first, to see if they have flu shots available. The Family Health Center in Cathlamet has adult and pediatric flu shots available for their patients only, and asks that anyone needing one...

 

Commissioners approve variety of agreements

Wahkiakum County's Board of Commissioners began a busy week of budget workshops with a bit of their usual business on Tuesday. Sheriff Mark Howie said that a power outage on Monday was caused by a backhoe, not the rumored attempted hack he had heard...

 

Election 2020: County commission candidates

The Wahkiakum Republican and Democratic Team held a debate for Wahkiakum County Commissioner candidates on October 21. The virtual event can be viewed online, on the Wahkiakum RandD Team YouTube page. Dan Cothren, incumbent for Commissioner,...

 

Covid-19 update:

Wahkiakum County’s positive case count for covid-19 went up to 10 over the past week, with 643 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County has had 779 cases, with 173 considered active. They have 115 confirmed cases and three probable in...

 

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