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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Bald Eagle Days bring weekend fun

Are you ready for Bald Eagle Days? The fun begins this Friday with the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in front of the Bank of the Pacific from 11-3 p.m. Shoppers can stop by the Elochoman Marina...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

PUD working on Westend substation, Skamokawa water projects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed a newly drafted financial policy. “The contractor for the Grays River substation asked to start today,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Port 1 commission goes over dock plan

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting to discuss matters at the marina. The port had been asked to submit a letter of support for the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan and in June, Commissioners...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Lee and Diane Tischer are parade marshals

The grand marshals for the 2019 Bald Eagle Day parade are Puget Island residents Lee and Diane Tischer. The two were raised in Wahkiakum County, were high school sweethearts, and have spent years...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Brewery, Port 1 OK new waterfront site

If all goes well, River Mile 38 Brewing Co. customers could be sipping craft beer and cider at their new building on the waterfront some time next year. River Mile 38 owners Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez moved forward with plans when they recently...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

County dealing with election and mental health funding changes

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners tackled a variety of issues at their July 2 meeting. Cape Horn resident Bob Gawith asked for an update on the beach nourishment project. “It would be nice to have it right away, that would be great,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Trooper's family comes to aid of German family

"May the road rise up to meet you" was the phrase that echoed in my mind after meeting the Fischer family from Oldenburg, Germany. The family of six was near Dismal Nitch, just a few miles short of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 4, 2019

Kites rule Skamokawa sky

Kites filled the sky in Skamokawa this weekend, as enthusiasts returned to Vista Park to take advantage of the sun and wind and as they said repeatedly, a lovely location. This community of kite...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 4, 2019

Summer festivals will offer variety of mixed entertainment

The 38th annual Bald Eagle Days are nearly here and this year we will be “Reelin’ and Rockin’ on the River.” “It’s all about fishing, and rocking, and lots of music and fun,” Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Megan Elliott said of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

PUD accepts bid for Westend substation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners reconvened last Thursday to approve a bid for the Grays River substation project scheduled for later this year. The PUD received three bids. Following a recommendation from engineers at Brown & Kysar, I...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Noanet reports results from broadband survey

Claire Ward, the marketing and communications manager for Noanet returned to Cathlamet on Monday to share results from the broadband survey recently completed in the county. There were two major takeaways from the survey for Ward. One, there is a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Port 1 offers vouchers for senior produce purchases

Are you over 60? Would you like some fresh produce? The state has provided packets for 19 Wahkiakum seniors containing $40 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh produce at authorized farmers markets, farm stores, and roadside stands in Washington. They...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Inside story from Society for Creative Anachronism

On Saturday in the evening mist, I stood with two women. I was outside the youth barn at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds, dressed in jeans and a rain jacket. They were in the Shire of River's Bend. One...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 20, 2019

Resilient Class of '19 graduates at WHS

Thirty-two seniors walked through the doors of Wahkiakum High School last fall, and 32 seniors stood on the stage on Friday night to receive their diplomas. It was a resilient group, according to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 20, 2019

School board okays district wide salary hikes

School is out for the summer, but business continued as the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday evening to approve raises for all employees except the superintendent, select a bond underwriter, and discuss other business....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 20, 2019

Ports 1&2 enter service sharing

The Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement, set rates for two new camping sites, and agreed that the annual Warrior and Widows Salmon Derby should be a free launch day for everyone. Commissioners...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 20, 2019

PUD board discusses Skamokawa water rates

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports and award a bid for the Grays River substation project. Commissioner Dennis Reid had a question about the rates for the Skamokawa water system after being...

 
 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...

 

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