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School board addresses variety of issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including a possible rental fee for facilities, approve collective bargaining agreements and contracts, and listen to reports from administration. After...

 

Life-long collector opens Cathlamet shop

A new shop, D's Art Antiques and Collectibles, opened on Main Street in Cathlamet last month. It's full of treasures collected by Dee Syfert-Subramaniam, who bought property in Skamokawa a few years...

 

Port 1 commission OK's marina sewer repairs

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners went over reports and discussed facility issues at last Thursday’s meeting. The port is down to one sewer pump after installing their spare. Hoping to avoid the same problem in the future, they...

 

PUD covers quakes, exits and carbon use

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers asked to have a line item added to next year’s budget to allow for the acquisition of spare high side bushings for the transformer in...

 

Couple undertake historical tourism project

When an anonymous donation was made to Tsuga Gallery to create new signs for historic homes and structures in the community, Cathlamet resident Paige Lake was more than happy to step up. “I was pretty excited that they let me take it on,” Lake...

 

Cross Country

Wahkiakum High School runners competed in the Fast and Flat cross country event at Cascade Peak in Randle on Tuesday. John C. Thomas eighth grader Kaiden Ray took 21st place in the boy’s middle school competition. He ran the 2,500 meter race in...

 

Lady Mules look for VB rhythm

Early in the season, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team is struggling to find its rhythm after three losses this week. Last Thursday, the Lady Mules came out strong in their first set and beat...

 

Retired sheriff challenges incumbent commissioner--Blair Brady

Incumbent Blair Brady is running for a fourth term as a Wahkiakum County commissioner, and part of his work has been to fight not only for this county, but for all the counties in the state. "I'd...

 

Retired sheriff challenges incumbent commissioner--Gene Strong

According to former Wahkiakum County Sheriff Gene Strong, four years ago he became a write-in candidate for county commissioner in a race against incumbent Blair Brady, somewhat unintentionally. This...

 

Lady Mules sweep Lumberjills in opener

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team started the season with a win against R.A. Long in three sets at home last Wednesday, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-17. "It was a great all around match," Coach Kayli...

 

Cross Country

Wahkiakum High School and John C. Thomas Middle School cross country runners competed in two events this week. At a La Center meet last Wednesday, high school and middle school athletes ran a 1.5 mile course. Eighth grader Kaiden Ray, the sole Warrio...

 

Widows and Warriors derby is a good time on the river

If the smiles and laughter on Thursday afternoon were anything to go by, the fourth annual Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby was a great time for both participants and volunteers. All the...

 

PUD board addresses water systems

Water rights and an aging Western Wahkiakum Water System were the hot topics at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray & Osborne was on hand to talk to the commissioners about the process of...

 

New play equipment erected in Cathlamet park

It took a little longer than expected, but thanks to the Town of Cathlamet, children have a new park structure to play on at Erickson Park. Last year, the town applied for a grant to purchase a...

 

Wahkiakum School District, teachers avert strike

A strike was averted at Wahkiakum School District after the board of directors and teachers were able to come to an agreement during salary negotiations on Tuesday evening. On Monday, teachers had voted to strike following a tense meeting with the bo...

 

Broadband group pick PUD to lead the effort

The Broadband Action Committee voted on Monday to make Wahkiakum PUD the lead agency in their continued bid to bring broadband to Wahkiakum County. The committee is made up of representatives from the PUD, the county, the Town of Cathlamet, Port 1,...

 

Freeman takes oath of superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard reports, discussed policies, and approved several items at last Thursday's meeting. Brent Freeman made it official when he took the...

 

Irish song and dance come to Skamokawa

It was the luck of the Irish if you made it to the Skamokawa Grange last Saturday night. The Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Oregon Branch of Comhaltas was there, and they held a céilí, a traditional Irish...

 

County fair has its three-day run

There are some wonderful things to be found at the Wahkiakum County Fair, and most of them are walking around with smiles on their faces. Washington State Fair Commissioner Ronald Crawford is likely...

 

PUD considering water district consolidation

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners started a conversation about consolidating water systems and voiced support for the PUD to become the lead agency in the Broadband Action Committee’s bid to bring broadband infrastructure...

 

Widows and Warriors heading out for salmon

Next Wednesday, 33 soldiers and Gold Star family members are expected to arrive in Cathlamet to participate in the annual Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby. When men and women die in service to our country, members of their family are...

 

Cathlamet teacher runs for state legislature

Joel McEntire, a local resident and teacher at Wahkiakum School District, is running for the Legislative District 19, Position 2, against incumbent Brian Blake. McEntire, who prefers the Republican Party, earned 21.79 percent of the vote in the prima...

 

Wahkiakum County Fair starts its 3-day run

The Wahkiakum County Fair opened today in Skamokawa. Fair Manager Patty Dursteler is passionate about the fair. Every year she looks forward to seeing people from all over the county get together to...

 

Brent Freeman takes reins of school district

Brent Freeman's daring dreams have led to an interesting, fulfilling life. Now he hopes to help local students do that too, in his new role as superintendent of Wahkiakum School District. Freeman...

 

Port commission sets special launch for derby

Thursday, August 30, will be a free launch day at the Elochoman Slough Marina, thanks to the generosity of Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners. When organizers for the annual Warriors and Widows Sal...

 

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