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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 18, 2018 

Weekend slide work planned for SR 4

An intense four days of slide stabilization work is set for this weekend on SR 4 near the Wahkiakum/Cowlitz county line. The work is scheduled Friday through Monday, with the contractor working...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 18, 2018 

Town council, updates CAO, sees moratorium end

Members of the Cathlamet town council lifted a building moratorium, took steps to update the Critical Area Ordinace and handled other business when they met Monday. Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally explained the reason for the update--state agencies...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Ballots coming soon; thoughts on election

Our vote-by-mail ballots for the general election will soon arrive, and many people will pick up a pen and fill them out right away. I learned a long time ago to wait till just before election day to make my choice. I had endorsed a candidate in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 18, 2018 

Toledo hands Mules a hard 24-6 loss

The Toledo Indians overwhelmed the Wahkiakum Mules for a 24-6 Central League football victory last Friday. "I'm proud of the way the boys played," Mule Coach Eric Hansen said of his team. "Injuries...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Updates: Puget Island bridge, SR slide work

Highway construction projects on SR 4 and the Puget Island bridge will impact traffic next week. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractors plan to finish work at the slide at Stella very soon, and a new slide stabilization...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Body found in river was that of Island resident

The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Medical Examiner Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that fingerprints confirmed the identity. Abeyta lived...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Commissioners, public review dredging delays

Wahkiakum County officials covered a lot of issues when the board of county commissioners met Tuesday, but most of it revolved around erosion. County officials have been working for two years to set up a 10-year program with the US Army Corps of...

 

Coons is the right candidate for assessor

For weeks, I've been waiting for the edition when we didn't have a letter to the editor regarding the election for county assessor. I've wanted to write an opinion column about the race, but I've wanted to avoid giving the impression that I'm...

 

Covered Bridge dinner was a great success

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for this week: Today (Thursday), high school volleyball in Naselle with WSD at 6 p.m.; Friday, high school football at Darrington at 6 p.m.; Saturday, high school volleyball JV Tournament in Naselle at 8:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 11, 2018

Mules rip Toutle, host Toledo on Friday

The Wahkiakum Mules picked up a Central League/River Divison win with a 42-6 win over the host Toutle Lake Ducks last Friday. The Mules had no trouble with the Duck defense; they rushed for 310 yards and gained another 138 in the air as quarterback...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Changes in store for recycling plastics

International affairs have caught up with Wahkiakum County's recycling program. The county, subsidized by state funding, operates the program that collects cans, paper, cardboard and plastics. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Body of man found in river identified as Puget Island man

[Editor: This story has been updated to include more detail.} The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

County planning commission receives shoreline update

The Wahkiakum County Planning Commission last Thursday accepted a proposed update of the county's shoreline management program from the county commission's Real Property Rights Advisory Committee. Planners had recommended approval of a document in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Renaissance town proponents speak at county commission

` Proponents of a Renaissance theme cooperative farm in the Elochoman Valley presented their plans to concerned neighbors Tuesday before the county board of commissioners. JD Honoré and his wife, Shira, purchased a farm from Margaret and Dale...

 

Covered Bridge Dinner tickets are sold out

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Thursday, high school JV volleyball in Naselle with Knappa at 6 p.m.; Friday is Homecoming for high school football in Naselle with Neah Bay at 6 p.m. Good luck Comets! Monday, middle school...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Permit reviews delaying Cape Horn dredging

The eroding beach at Cape Horn apparently won't receive dredged sand this year for beach nourishment. Wahkiakum County officials have been working for two years to obtain permits for dredge spoils deposits at Cape Horn and three spots on Puget...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 4, 2018

Mules swamp Vikes in homecoming

Photo by Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules ran over the Mossyrock Vikings for a 58-21 football homecoming victory last Friday. In the first quarter, Chance Cothren scored on an 87-yard run and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 27, 2018

Valley residents concerned about Renaissance style town

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard concerns from Elochoman Valley residents Tuesday that a commune might start in their neighborhood and adversely impact their quality of life. Residents of the Monroe Acres development and other Elochoman Valley...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 27, 2018

Search groups locate 2 missing in woods.

Regional search and rescue units located two people who became lost in Wahkiakum area forests. On Tuesday, responders located a Naselle man, Pete Rigert, age 52, who had become lost Monday while hiking in the woods above his house near the Pacific...

 

Town of Taylor rightly has a long way to go

Elochoman Valley residents were surprised this weekend by an announcement that the new owners of the Strueby Farm plan to start a farming cooperative and build a Renaissance style village there. Word spread; neighbors began studying the project...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 27, 2018

Port 2 reviews proposed budget for 2018

Commissioners of Port District 2 went over their preliminary budget when they met Sept. 18 at Skamokawa Vista Park. The proposed budget totaled $1.058 million, down from $1.13 million budget for 2018 and $1.14 budgeted for 2017. The port expects to...

 

Many good events are on the calendar

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week for Comet teams: Friday, high school football at Lummi Nation at 5 p.m.; Monday, middle school volleyball at North Beach at 5:45 p.m.; Tuesday, high school volleyball at Firm Foundation at 4:30...

 

Tigers down Mules; homecoming Friday

Ranked third last week in the Associated Press state Class 2B football poll, the Napavine Tigers handed the Wahkiakum Mules a 39-20 defeat last Friday. The AP 2B poll almost looks like Central League standings: 1. Adna, 3. Napavine, 4. Kalama, 5. Rai...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 20, 2018

Council completes sewer rate appeal, lifts moratorium

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council worked their way through an appeal of a sewer rate for a business, lifted a building moratorium and handled other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Steve and Paige Lake, owners of the Bradley House,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 20, 2018

Commissioners review dredge progress, broadband

Wahkiakum County commissioners reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans and handled other business when they met Tuesday. The board, acting as the commission for four flood control zone districts, is working with a consultant to obtain a...

 

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