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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019 

Work nears completion on Puget Island bridge

The end of the road is in sight for the the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Deck Repair and Replacement project. "Provided we do not have any weather delays, this project could wrap up before the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019 

Commissioners review junk ordinance issues

Discussion of an update to Wahkiakum County's solid waste nuisance ordinance continued at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners. Last week, county officials discussed the ordinance and decided to amend it and increase its...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019 

Commissioners OK equipment sale to local entity

How to dispose of surplus equipment? That was the question posed to the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The county road department has surplused several pieces of equipment, including a bulldozer, excavator, generator, engine bloc...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 10, 2019 

Mules pull away to defeat Mossyrock

The Wahkiakum Mules pulled away in the second half to claim a 34-14 victory over the Mossyrock Vikings last Friday. The Vikings scored first on a 30-yard run in the first quarter and took an 8-0 lead. The Mules responded with a second quarter...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

County officials say junk car ordinance needs some teeth

There's change coming for Wahkiakum County's Solid wast Nuisance Ordinance. The county board of commissioners adopted the ordinance in 2016 to give the sheriff's office and Department of Health and Human Services regulations and processes to address...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

DNR: County timber revenue on track to 10-year average

Wahkiakum County should receive $1.5 million this year from the harvest of timber from state managed timberlands, Department of Natural Resources foresters reported Tuesday. County officials rely on the revenue from timber trust harvests to support...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

Assessor reports that property assessments increase in 2019

Wahkiakum County land owners can expect to see their property tax assessments increase, Assessor Bill Coons announced this week. Coons said the assessed value of the county increased 11.8 percent this year, by $57.4 million. Part of that was new...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 3, 2019

Mules lose to No. 1; face Vikes Friday

First seventh. Then sixth, followed by third and now, last Friday, first. That's the pre-league schedule for the Wahkiakum Mule football team this year: A young team gaining experience at the hands...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 26, 2019

Local officials unhappy with DNR's marbled murrelet plan

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week released its proposed long-term strategy for managing habitat for marbled murrelets, an endangered seabird which nest in inland forests. Among many aspects, the proposed updated habitat...

 

Loggers pound Mules; Tigers Friday

The Wahkiakum Mule football team's rough pre-league season continued Friday with a 58-6 loss to the Onalaska Loggers last Friday. Relying on a strong option running attack, the Loggers dominated from...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Town council covers lots of ground in Monday meeting

Member of the Cathlamet Town Council and the public got a look Monday evening at an updated proposal for development of the controversial vacant lot at the corner of Main and Butler streets. In other...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

A. Burkhalter joins Port 2 commission

Rosburg resident Austin Burkhalter has been appointed to fill a vacant position on the Port District 2 board of directors. He replaces Lori Scott who resigned at the commission's August meeting. She...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Council candidate seeks early appointment to fill vacant position

How will the vacancy on the Cathlamet Town Council be filled? Council Member Sue Cameron resigned from the position in August, leaving one of the five seats vacant. When the council met Monday for its monthly meeting, Council Member Ryan Smith was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Commissioners respond to complaints about channel maintenance spoils site

An article in The Daily News of Longview this past week came home for the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners. The article reported comments from Port of Kalama personnel saying they are preparing to begin depositing dredge spoil sand on Puget...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 19, 2019

Supreme Court rejects council recall appeal

By Rick Nelson The Washington Supreme Court last Thursday announced its opinion in the appeal of the recall charges against Cathlamet's mayor and three council members; the court upheld the ruling of Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald J. Richter...

 

Pirates stop Mules; Onalaska Loggers next foe

The Adna Pirates showed why they're ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class 2B state rankings with a 39-21 win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday in Cathlamet. The Pirates scored four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 12, 2019

Supreme Court ruled Cathlamet recall charges are insufficient

Today, the Washington Supreme Court announced its opinion in the appeal of the recall charges against Cathlamet's mayor and three council member; the court upheld the ruling of Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald J. Richter that the recall charges...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 12, 2019

Inspection shows ferry engines are fine

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they worked their way through a light agenda Tuesday. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said an examination of a new engine on the ferry Oscar B. showed no overheating problems. The ferry had...

 

Bulldogs corral Mules; Pirates here Friday

The Wahkiakum Mule football team opened the 2019 season with a 54-21 loss to the Colfax Bulldogs last Friday. The game was part of a double header featuring the Napavine Tigers and Liberty Lancers. The teams met last year at the Mule Stadium in Cathl...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 5, 2019

Dredge spoils: some get them, some won't

Some of Wahkiakum County's eroding beaches will receive dredge spoil replenishment this year, and some won't. Residents of the Cape Horn neighborhood last week learned they can expect a Port of Portland dredging crew to begin depositing spoils along...

 

New look Mules start season on the road

With 27 players on the roster, the Wahkiakum Mule football team is ready to start the 2019 season. The Mules will leave school Thursday to travel across the state to take on the Colfax Bulldogs in a non-league game on Friday. They feature just two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 29, 2019

Commissioners, officials debate salaries, space needs

Procedure versus practicality: That was the debate Tuesday when Assessor Bill Coons met with the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners to discuss a request to promote two employees. With a senior analyst departed to a new job, Coons said he wants...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 22, 2019

Commissioners vote 2-1 to dispose of the Johnson House

In a 2-1 vote, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday voted to dispose of an unused house on county property. In other business, commissioners raised the ceiling for contracting off the small works roster; Sheriff Mark Howie discussed the need...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 22, 2019

Council acts on agenda, financial, other issues

The Cathlamet Town Council covered a lot of ground at their regular monthly meeting on Monday. The meeting was the last for Council Member Sue Cameron who is moving to Clark County. Sheriff Mark Howie reported officers are close to making arrests in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 22, 2019

Public responds to parks and recreation survey

Community activists have begun surveying Wahkiakum County residents about their likes and dislikes for potential parks and recreation facilities. Survey responses will go into development of a county...

 

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