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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019 

Junk car concerns return to board

Wahkiakum County officials may take another look at their ordinance governing junk vehicles following complaints from citizens during the past few weeks. Skamokawa resident Ursula Petralia raised the issue at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019 

County: Dollar General meets code

In a June 4 written statement, Wahkiakum County officials said proposed construction of a Dollar General Store in Rosedale meets building permit and land use requirements. Applicant Zaremba Group, LLC, is short platting a 1.19 acre lot off North...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 6, 2019

County: Little to do about Dollar General

There's little Wahkiakum County can do or want to do to stop a corporate store from locating in Cathlamet, officials said Tuesday. The Dollar General retail chain plans to build a store on recently cleared ground near the corner of North Jacobson...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Commissioners plan for dredging, support planning grant

Wahkiakum County commissioners looked to the future during their business meeting Tuesday. First, the board reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans with Cape Horn residents. State and federal agencies have approved permits necessary to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Port 2 increasing fees at County Line Park

Commissioners of Port District 2 on May 21 agreed to raise camping rates $2 at County Line Park effective this Saturday. Port Manager Jeff Smith proposed the increases, saying current rates of $13 for tents and $23 for recreational vehicles are...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Council schedules Friday meeting to go over, act on Butler St. park input

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting this Friday to review public input on the proposed Butler Street park and possibly take action on next steps. Here is the agenda.: 1. Call to Order – Mayor 2. Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor 3....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

WDFW officials: Salmon stocks suffer from ocean conditions

Wolves and fishes--those were the topics addressed with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials visited the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners Monday. The group shared points...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

Recall issues haunt council

By Rick Nelson Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council had a bit of everything: Council members amended their 2019 budget, agreed to hold workshops, covered other business, and ended with a heated discussion about the effort to recall the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Rick Nelson The initial filing period for elected offices on the fall election ballots closed last Friday, with the following results: Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3 (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum counties), Judge...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

County receives final OK for beach nourishment

By Rick Nelson The US Army Corps of Engineers last week gave final approval to a 10-year permit for placement of dredged sand on eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. As described in a county news release, the purpose of the sand placement...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Council names Olson to fill vacancy

The Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting Monday to fill a vacant seat on the council and go over needed amendments to their 2019 budgets. After interviewing two people who applied to fill...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Commissioners, health director discuss homelessness

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of issues at their meeting Tuesday, including how to address the population of homeless persons in the county. Cape Horn resident Trish Shroyer said she had seen news reports about the controversies...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Filing for political offices starts Monday

Filing for offices on this year's election ballots starts Monday. Local offices on the ballot this year include: Wahkiakum/Pacific Superior Court Judge Position 1, 1-year unexpired term, Donald J. Richter incumbent [Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties]....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

County's dredging permits ready to sign

Residents of the Little Cape Horn community were all smiles Tuesday as they received word that federal authorities are ready to approve the permit needed to allow placement of dredge sand on the eroding shoreline in front of their houses. The final r...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Pioneer Center will benefit from state funding grant

Members of the Pioneer Community Association were thrilled to learn last week that the state legislature's funding for historical preservation includes a $165,000 grant for Cathlamet's Pioneer...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Bipartisan group forms to promote local interests

A group of Wahkiakum County residents plans to form the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan workgroup by the end of May, group member Ron Wright said Tuesday. The group includes leaders of the county's Democrat and Republican parties. They came together...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Special meeting Monday to fill vacant council position

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday to fill a vacant seat on the council. The meeting will be held in the DeBriae Fire Hall Meeting Room starting at 3 p.m. Two people have applied to fill the vacancy, Acting Clerk/Treasurer...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 2, 2019

More ideas appear at 2nd park planning

After gathering a few new ideas from citizens last Friday afternoon, members of the Cathlamet Town Council will proceed with planning the layout of a park at the former Butler Street parking lot. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 2, 2019

Puget Island bridge painting progresses

Photos by the Wash. State Dept. of Transportation Contractors working on the Puget Island bridge have returned to work for the season and are painting pier supports, doing touch up work and replacing...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 25, 2019

Commissioners cover wide range of issues in Tuesday meeting

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business Tuesday ranging from hearing reports about community events to meeting with department heads to go over a new facilities incident guide. Puget Island resident Suzanne Holmes covered two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

Council wrestles with public comment issues

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council wrestled with public comment policies, the vacancy on the council, stipends, the town water system and a variety of other issues when they met Monday. The council's policy has been to hear public comment at the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

County to develop fair park camping rules

Wahkiakum County officials outlined plans to deal with campers at Fairgrounds Park when they met Tuesday. The park, which lies adjacent to the county fairgrounds in Skamokawa, has hosted a group of long term campers who have been paying rent to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

Update about procession for slain Cowlitz County deputy

Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman and the DeRosier family would like to share this update with those who wish to honor Deputy Justin DeRosier as his procession moves through our Kelso and Longview communities. The procession will begin from the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

Port 2 busy with varied park projects

Jeff Smith, new manager of Wahkiakum Port District 2, outlined a wide variety of plans and projects when the district board of commissioners met Tuesday. Smith reported that an upgrade of electric service at County Line Park has finished. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 11, 2019

Council plans meetings for park development

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday hashed out how they want to start design of a park on a controversial parcel at the corner of Butler and Main streets. The town acquired the lot, the si...

 

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