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 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021 

Commissioners plan gun rights resolution

Wahkiakum County commissioners plan to consider a resolution voicing opposition to any possible legislation that would infringe on a person's Second Amendment right to bear firearms. Commissioner Dan Cothren raised the issue at Tuesday's commission...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021 

Health officer discusses covid response

The disruption and danger of the covid-19 virus to society should ease as the population becomes vaccinated, Wahkiakum County Health Officer Dr. Steven Kraer said Tuesday. "I think the vaccine is our ticket to get back to some sense of normalcy,"...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 1, 2021

Tribal recognition, sewer rate study on tap for council meetings next week

The agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council will likely include time for consideration of a resolution to support efforts of the Chinook Indian Nation achieve status as a federally recognized tribe. Federal recognition would...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 25, 2021

Park water system set for improvements

Wahkiakum County and Port District 1 are evaluating how to improve water quality at County Line Park. The county owns the park property; Port 1 has contracted with the county to operate the facility. The park's water system has failed several recent...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    March 25, 2021

Mules rout Fishermen to end covid-19 season

The Wahkiakum Mules closed their covid-19 abbreviated football season with a 49-0 shutout over the Ilwaco Fishermen last Friday. The Mules scored four times in the first quarter, once in the second...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 18, 2021

County commission discusses milfoil, slide

Wahkiakum County's Noxious Weed Program should be able to spray herbicide on invasive milfoil in Puget Island water ways in the coming spring season, county commissioners said Tuesday. Puget Island...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 18, 2021

Port 2 commission takes care of business

Commissioners of Wahkiakum Port District 2 on Tuesday took care of some housekeeping matters and met in executive session to discuss possible sale or acquisition of real estate. Commissioners approved a recommendation from Manager Jeff Smith to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    March 18, 2021

Tigers top Mules, Ilwaco here Friday

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mule football team traveled to Napavine last Friday and came home with a 61-20 loss to the Tigers. The Mules host the Ilwaco Fishermen this Friday, 7:30 p.m., in th...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 11, 2021

County officials wary of unfunded mandate

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners on Tuesday turned their attention to the state legislature in Olympia. Commissioners agreed by consensus to a request from District Court Judge Heidi Heywood to lobby for changes in proposed legislation that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    March 11, 2021

Mules collar Bulldogs, looking for Napavine Tigers on Friday

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules raised their season record to 4-0 with a 47-6 football victory over the Stevenson Bulldogs last Friday. The Mules scored three times in the first and second...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 4, 2021

County commission supporting requests for SR 401, dredge spoils

Wahkiakum County residents on Tuesday called on the county board of commissioners to use their political influence to address problems in the region. Grays River resident Karen Bertroch asked the board to press the Washington State Department of Tran...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    March 4, 2021

South Bend/Raymond Ravens fall to Mules 45-6

The Wahkiakum Mule football team jumped on the South Bend/Raymond Ravens and rolled to a 45-6 victory last Friday. The win raised the Mules' season record to 3-0. The Mules scored three times in the...

 

Mules bag T-wolves to start season 2-0

The Wahkiakum Mule football team boosted its record to 2-0 with a 41-8 win over the Morton/White Pass Timberwolves last Saturday. The Mules head to South Bend High School this Friday for a 7 p.m....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 25, 2021

Commission address infrastructure issues

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners on Tuesday breezed through a short agenda focusing on infrastructure issues. Commissioners voted to declare a state of emergency resulting from February storms. This clears the way for the county, Wahkiakum...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 18, 2021

Commission hears storm response report; OK's capital improvement plan

Wahkiakum County commissioners received an annual report of tax refunds and approved a two-year county Capital Improvement Plan when they met Tuesday. Commissioners and staff also discussed the impact of last weekend's severe winter weather and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 18, 2021

Bennett named to Port 2

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 on Tuesday selected Puget Island resident Allen Bennett to fill a vacancy on their three-person board of commissioners. Commissioners interviewed two candidates, Bennett and Mike Backman, also of Puget Island....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 11, 2021

Vaccine, ferry, erosion issues concern county commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed issues with covid-19 vaccinations and the county ferry when they met Tuesday. Commissioners also discussed formation of a flood control zone district at the end of the Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. Distribution...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 4, 2021

Commissioners open rock & asphalt bids; okay capital projects list

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through their meeting this week, with highlights including consideration of the Capital Improvements Projects List and opening bids for rock and asphalt products for road maintenance projects. The Capital...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 28, 2021

County commission deals with culverts, lobbying and plans for dredging

The Tuesday agenda for the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was short on business items, but commissioners, staff and the public found plenty to discuss. Commissioners heard about drainage problems from a Risk Road resident; they heard reports...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 21, 2021

Port 2 commission hikes salaries, sets interviews with 2 candidates

Commissioners of Port District 2 boosted salaries and picked out two candidates to fill a vacancy on the three-person board when they met Tuesday. Commissioners Brian O'Connor and Austin Burkhalter recessed into executive session at the end of their...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 21, 2021

Commissioners nix, for now, more participation in Cathlamet wifi

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday by consensus declined to become partners in a project to create a public wifi system through the town of Cathlamet. The Town of Cathlamet, Port District 1, Wahkiakum PUD and other parties have been working...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2021

Rains flood SR 4, county roads

Wahkiakum County commissioners dealt with the impacts January's heavy rain when they met Tuesday. The board voted to declare a state of emergency to allow fast track repair of a failing culvert on Salmon Creek Road. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer...

 

There is no choice: Impeach him again

We lost two more this week. Subscribers, that is, upset with my choice to run articles from the Associated Press detailing the lies and deceitful statements of President Donald Trump and his supporters. We saw the results of those lies last week...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 7, 2021

County officials concerned about regional health plan

Wahkiakum county officials said Tuesday they would lobby against a proposal to replace county health districts with region-wide districts. Officials fear they will lose local control over public health issues if decisions are made at a regional...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 7, 2021

County board gets start on new year

Wahkiakum County commissioners elected Gene Strong chair of the board for 2021 and acted on other business when they met Tuesday in their first meeting of the year. Lee Tischer, attending his first meeting as a newly elected county commissioner, was...

 

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