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A tough row to hoe

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team is taking the long road to the State 2B tournament after a 53-43 loss to Toledo last Wednesday night in the first round of the District 4 tournament sent them...

 

"Ridiculous" and "disappointed": councilmembers and others vent frustration over budgets, mayor

The Cathlamet Town Council received an update about the waterfront park, a forestry report, approved county funding for the pool and the library, and aired some of their grievances on Monday night. Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne shar...

 

Residents express frustration over water cancellation

Frustrated Westend residents filed into the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning to talk about water issues after they received notice from Wahkiakum Fire District 3 that volunteer firefighters would no longer be...

 

Mules are going to the post season

Three Wahkiakum wrestlers are heading to regionals at Adna High School on Saturday after a successful weekend at sub-regionals. Harley Popp and Brody Ashe, who represented the Mule boys, ended their season at the boys’ sub-regionals held in...

 

Sause sets a new record for Mules

The single game scoring record at Wahkiakum High School keeps climbing, and so do the Wahkiakum Mules basketball team's postseason dreams. The Mules finished off their regular season last week with an...

 

Abdul Kariem closes out her senior year as a mentor to younger players

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their season last Wednesday at home with a 62-20 loss to Toutle Lake, and celebrated Amirah Abdul Kariem, the lone senior on the team. Abdul Kariem...

 

High school to be site for emergency communication center

Four members of a local ham radio club were at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting last week to talk about plans that could potentially make Cathlamet, and the more specifically the school district, an Emergency Operations Cen...

 

Westend to vote in special elections

Some voters in the Westend are being asked to make a decision about who will represent them on the Grays River Flood Control District and whether or not to pass a Naselle Grays River Valley School...

 

Mules reclassified

Reclassification is complete, and beginning next fall, for the next four years, the Wahkiakum Mules will be a 1B school. Enrollment is a major factor in classification, and while numbers have declined over the years, Wahkiakum’s Athletic Director...

 

Mules score big, clinching second place in league

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team solidified their second place standing in the Central 2B League with three wins this week. They moved up to eighth place in the Washington Interscholastic...

 

Mules beat Winlock

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team celebrated their second win of the season last week, beating Winlock 32-31 in a league game in front of a home crowd on Thursday. “I’m so proud of the girls,” Coach Ross Lofstrom said. “We were down...

 

Mules eye post-season after strong showing

The Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team fared well at a mix-and-match meet in Onalaska last Wednesday. Lilian Hale won both of her matches and come home with a sportsmanship award in the form of a pin. “She always shows amazing sportsmanship,” Coach...

 

Animal group bids adieu to two founders

Two volunteers instrumental to the formation of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group, President Rebecca Hompe and Treasurer/Secretary Anita Orchin, stepped down from the group on Jan. 15, and are...

 

Town, sheriff, confront parking enforcement standards

Following a presentation by Minette Smith and Terrie Howell on a mentoring program through Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, the Cathlamet Town Council agreed to an increase for services provided by Forrest Mora, discussed a problematic parking...

 

Awesome Sause

Last week was a thrilling week for Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball and their fans, as the team won two games back to back, first beating Toledo in overtime on Thursday, and then defeating a fifth...

 

The quest to preserve "the most significant heritage home in the state"

A bid to protect and preserve the home and estate of Julia Butler Hansen is underway thanks to Washington State Representative Joel McEntire and 11 bipartisan cosponsors, who introduced House bill 2310 to legislators on Jan. 11, proposing the creatio...

 

Columbia Land Trust seeks new opportunities for conserving land

Austin Tomlinson, the Natural Area Manager for Columbia Land Trust, spoke to about 40 people on Saturday at the Hope Center through the Wahkiakum Outdoors Program, about the history and the mission of the organization, and some of the projects they...

 

Mecha Mules take third in Olympia

The Mecha Mules traveled to Olympia over the weekend to compete against 30 other regional teams in a First Tech Challenge, where, according to the website, students are challenged to design, build,...

 

"We'll keep battling to the end"

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team continues to make the most of this growing season, working through losses, getting stronger, and picking up the skills that will benefit them in the future. In recent weeks, they’ve had to forfeit a game...

 

Mules take second at Jack and Jill tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team brought home some hardware from the Lumberjack and Jill tournament hosted by R.A Long High School in Longview on Saturday. The Mule girls team snared a second place...

 

US House committee hears Grays Bay flooding concerns

Last week Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Representative for Washington's Third District, stood before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Washington D.C., and spoke in support of a stud...

 

Infrared "hot spots" help PUD predict outages

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Public Utitilies District Board of Commissioners received a brief update on how things went over the last frigid, snowy week and learned about what’s coming up next at the PUD. “Tree trimming pays dividends,...

 

Port 1 saw big tourism boost from RVs

Wahkiakum County Port 1 held a brief meeting last week. In ten minutes time they agreed to move their February meeting, which usually occurs on the second Thursday of the month to Feb. 13, signed waivers of compensation for any potential special...

 

Port 2 seeks Main Street grant

By Wahkiakum County Port 2 Commissioners adopted a new employee compensation schedule and got a quick update at their meeting on Tuesday. The new compensation schedule is in response to the state minimum wage law and salary rules that the Department...

 

Mules continue to show grit and growth

It was a big week for the Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team, who very nearly upset the leading 2B team in state last Wednesday, and for senior cager Zakk Carlson, who scored his 1000th career point...

 

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