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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

WC H&HS: Mask use carries issues

Masks for all are still not indicated, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said in a meeting on Monday. Masks are considered personal protective equipment, and right now, PPE is in short supply. “The highest priority for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Educators struggle with lessons in time of quarantine

It’s been nearly three weeks since Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced statewide school closures, and Wahkiakum School District and Naselle Grays River Valley School District are continuing to make adjustments, especially in finding new...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Local youth finds success in horse reining

Wahkiakum sophomore Landon Luce tied for sixth recently in reining cow horse competition at a National Reined Cow Horse Association World Show. Luce, the son of Cara Elliott and Casey Luce, has been...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

PUD commission declares covid-19 emergency

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution that delegates authority to General Manager Dave Tramblie during the public health emergency brought on by the novel coronavirus, covid-19. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Clinic director outlines testing criteria

The Wahkiakum County Eagle contacted Family Health Center Director Dian Cooper after receiving a complaint from an individual who said she had “pushed and fought” to receive testing for covid-19 at their office in Cathlamet because she had been...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Lions, volunteers offer delivery services

The Wahkiakum Lions Club and some other members in the community have joined forces to create Helping Hands, which is now providing delivery services in Wahkiakum County. "I think we had our first customer today,” volunteer Terri Elfers said. She...

 

WHS graduate leads Idaho college hoops team

Two days before the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors women's basketball team was headed to the NAIA Division 1 National Championship Tournament, the event was canceled due to concerns about covid-19...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

School board deals with covid-19

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, with some attending at the usual location in the high school library, while others checked in via Zoom, an online application that allows for audio and video conferencing. Directors...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Cathlamet Market adds new curbside service

Like many other stores in the US, Cathlamet Market Fresh employees recently had their own experience with panic shopping, but according to Store Manager Michael Kirby, it’s beginning to show signs of easing. Meanwhile, some shoppers are starting...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Port 1 authorizes emergency powers

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency and defining the delegation of authority. Commissioners voted to pass the resolution, as a response to the public health...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Distillery making sanitizer for medical community, first responders

John and Lauri Koehler, who live on Mill Creek Road and operate a craft distillery for the production of potato vodka, are temporarily turning their passion into creating another product in order to help local medical facilities and first responders...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

Local schools close to avoid covid-19 spread

Like all other public schools in the state of Washington, Wahkiakum School District and Naselle/Grays River Valley School District have suspended classes until April 24 due to concerns about covid-19. All spring sports and other extracurricular...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

PUD commission hears progress reports

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Directors met briefly on Tuesday morning to hear reports and for discussion about consolidation and the broadband project. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that tree trimming bids were due on Friday. He had...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

Port 1 commission drops plan for Johnson House

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners made a final decision on the Johnson House, approved a new policy to deal with abandoned or unauthorized property, and agreed to take over maintenance and operation of County Line Park last Thursday....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

Closures cascade for covid-19 response

The Port 1/Elochoman Slough Marina office will be closed to the public to protect customers and employees. Payments may be made by phone, mail, or payment drop box. For all customer inquiries, including applications for moorage, call 360-795-3501. Th...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2020

Family Health Center adapts to covid-19

The Family Health Center, including the clinic in Cathlamet has been making adjustments as needed to handle the current situation with covid-19. “We are following CDC and Washington Department of Health guidelines at all of our locations,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

Wahkiakum schools join others in closing for covid-19 safety

Like all other public schools in the state of Washington, Wahkiakum School District has suspended classes until April 24 because of concerns about covid-19. All spring sports and other extracurricular activities are suspended as well. “It’s a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

Cathlamet schools make covid-19 plans

Sanitization efforts have increased and there is a big focus on hand-washing, but officials are otherwise trying to keep things normal for students at local schools, as they prepare for a possible threat of COVID-19. It’s business as usual for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

PUD board approves raise for manager; adjusts rates

Dave Tramblie, general manager for the Wahkiakum PUD, received a 5 percent raise last week, effective for the district’s February, 2020, payroll, when the board of commissioners adopted a resolution to adjust his salary to $12,112.80 per month....

 

Comets capture 3rd in state tourney

The Naselle boys basketball team brought home a third place trophy from the State Class 1B tournament in Spokane last week. They started the tournament on Thursday with a 57-50 win against...

 

Curlew knocks Naselle out of girls tournament

The Naselle Comet girls ended their season with a 53-26 loss to Curlew in the opening round of the State 1B tournament last Wednesday. Lauren Katyryniuk scored eight points. Bella Colombo had seven....

 

Lady Mules place 3rd in state tournament

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team, or the hardest working team in the west, proved they could play with anybody this year, and brought home a third place trophy from the State 2B tournament in...

 

Lake Roosevelt ends Mule boys tourney hopes

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team's season ended on Wednesday in Spokane when a three point shot with less than two seconds left on the clock put Lake Roosevelt on top 62-59...

 

Mule boys recover from early district loss

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team punched their ticket to the State 2B tournament in Spokane for the first time since 2013 when they defeated Kittitas 58-43 in a regional game last Saturday at Mark Morris High School. “Going in, I thought...

 

Lady Mules rally to beat Adna, head to state

Never turn your back on the Lady Mules. The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team trailed Adna for nearly all of the 32 minutes of their regional game on Saturday, sometimes by as much as 10 points. In the last four minutes, the Lady Mules’ hard wo...

 

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