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Covid-19 update

There were seven new cases of covid-19, this week, with three reported last Thursday and four more on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 294. Of those, 24 are considered potentially active. The risk of contracting covid-19 in Washington is ver...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 27, 2022 

Covid-19 infections disrupt local clinic

By Diana Zimmerman Covid-19 seems to be causing staffing issues everywhere right now, including the Wahkiakum Clinic, which was closed last Thursday and Friday. “All of our clinics are just getting slammed with covid-19,” Cowlitz Family Health...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 27, 2022 

Community Services staff ready to help our homeless population

There are three variations of homelessness that Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Community Services Manager Julie Johnston sees in Wahkiakum County. There are those who are literally on the streets, or living in cars, without easy access to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 27, 2022 

2020 Census results have been released

The following is a summary of the 2020 census of Wahkiakum County, completed by the United Census Bureau. The total population on April 1, 2020 was 4,422 compared to 3,978 a decade earlier, an increase of 444 people. Females make up 50.1 percent of t...

 

Mule boys fall to two tough teams

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team ran into a couple of the toughest teams in the league last week and dropped two more games, bringing their record to 8-6 overall, and 3-3...

 

Lady Mules tame Tigers

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team traveled to Napavine and beat the Tigers 56-41. “We struggled a bit to play our style early, but I was really happy with how the girls responded after half,” Coach Rob Garrett said. “I...

 

PUD hears reports on damage, new disconnects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned there would be a second round of disconnects this week, listened to reports, and approved a cost of living increase for their new general manager on Tuesday. General Manager Dan Kay spoke about...

 

Port 1 commissioners okay boundary changes

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to do a little housekeeping and talk about potential business. Commissioners authorized Port Manager Jackie Lea to sign paperwork to resolve a boundary issue with the Town...

 

School board covers topics from robotics to enrichment levy

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors covered a lot of ground Tuesday, talking about transportation, the coming levy, the lawsuit, transportation, and more. Superintendent Brent Freeman was most animated when he began to talk about...

 

Covid-19 update

There were 11 more cases of covid-19 reported in the past week, with four on Thursday and seven on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 287 in Wahkiakum County. Of those, 19 are considered potentially active. “We have had a lot of cases in...

 

Mule boys trample Ducks, Cardinals

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team added two wins this week bringing their overall record to 8-4 and their league record to 3-1. The Mules managed to hold on to a late...

 

Lady Mules dominate 2 opponents

Photos by Ian Brandon The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team continues to dominate with two more wins this week, bringing their record to 12-4 overall and 6-0 in league. The team traveled to...

 

Covid-19 update

Friday update: On Thursday, Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services reported four more case for county residents, bringing the total to 280. Fifteen are considered active. ----------- Six more cases of covid-19 were reported this week, with five...

 

Mules beat Spartans with 2nd half surge

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team spent more time on the road to Forks than they did on the Spartan home court on Monday, but they made the trip count, coming home with a win, 60-52. “I don’t know the exact time frame we were on the bus,...

 

Lady Mules win 2

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team finished the week with two more wins, bringing their overall record to 9-4. On Monday, the Lady Mules beat Winlock at home 61-29. “I thought it was a testament to just how far this team has come,” Coach...

 

Creamery expands with kitchen, meeting rooms

There has been a kind of cycle of expansion and contraction at the Little Island Creamery in recent years, as the owners and their employees have sought to define and refine their mission, their...

 

Wahkiakum PUD starts disconnects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners agreed to move forward with disconnects, heard about the PUD’s response during the recent freezing and snowy weather, and approved a cost of living adjustment for the new general manager....

 

Lions Club offering equipment for elderly

I became a great big fan of the Lions Club in early November. I found myself in a bit of a bind, unable to travel too far, and looking at a long wait for an online order. I needed a wheelchair and I...

 

Covid-19 update

Six new cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County this week, with five on Monday, and one on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative total to 270 cases, with seven considered potentially active. According to the Washington Department of Health,...

 

Lady Mules go cold in loss to Union High

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team traveled to Camas to take on a 4A Union High School team. They lost 50-43, bringing their overall record to 7-4. “We scheduled a game pretty last minute,” Coach Rob Garrett said. “We...

 

Mules fall Loggers in 70-43 league win

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team beat Onalaska at home on Tuesday 70-43 to bring their overall record to 5-4. "You can tell we had a little rust from the break," Coach...

 

School district suing state for failing local students

In October, the Wahkiakum School District hired attorney Thomas Ahearne of Foster Garvey, the lead litigator in the McCleary case, in which the state was sued for failing to fund basic education sufficiently. On Tuesday, the school district filed a...

 

Crews kept busy keeping up with weekend's snow

While the Washington State Department of Transportation clears SR 4 and other state roads, and the Town of Cathlamet is responsible for city streets, the Wahkiakum County Road Department has been preparing and clearing county roads since the snow...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County this week. The cumulative number of cases remains at 264, with one case considered potentially active. So far, there have been 18 reported hospitalizations, and five deaths attributed...

 

School board reviews covid-19 protocols

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to a presentation by the Robotics Club, heard about the covid-19 contact tracing and testing program, learned about a new grant awarded to the school, and more on Tuesday. Following an...

 

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