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Covid-19 update

With the report of six new cases last Friday, Wahkiakum County's tally of covid-19 cases hit a total of 155, with 37 of those potentially active. A news release from Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services (WHHS) Operations Manager Duncan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 17, 2021 

County revenue will benefit from hot timber market

A hot timber market should boost Wahkiakum County revenue, representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. Also at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners, citizens and commissioners resumed discussion of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 10, 2021

Commissioners, visitors express mandate frustration

Wahkiakum County commissioners spent over 30 minutes of their Tuesday meeting discussing effects of the urban-rural divide on county issues. Season and John Long returned to ask what could be done to counter mandated restrictions and vaccinations...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The diagnosis is rough and hard to talk about

A couple letter writers this week take me to task for printing an Associated Press article on racial issues. One said I should have featured Memorial Day. Well, on Page 1 was an article announcing the local Memorial Day ceremony presented by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 3, 2021

Resources board approves purchase for county timberland

Wahkiakum County's ability to earn revenue from state managed trust timberland took a jump Tuesday as the state Board of Natural Resources approved a purchase of 266 acres of timberland to add to the county's trusts. For much of his five-term...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 3, 2021

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners handled a variety of business at their meeting Tuesday, including: --Rebecca Hompe and Wendy Edwards of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) described the growth and activities of the group and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

PUD applying for grant for water main extension

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was happy Tuesday to agree to a request for a letter of support for a Wahkiakum PUD application for grant funds to extend the Western Wahkiakum Water System (WWWS) to an unserved area west of the Deep...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

Officials respond to covid questions

Wahkiakum County commissioners hosted an energetic discussion of pandemic response issues when they met Tuesday. Two men and a woman who were unidentified questioned county officials about covid-response issues after hearing Wahkiakum County Health...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners handled a variety of business at their meeting Tuesday, including: --Commissioners had planned last week to act on a resolution supporting federal recognition of the Chinook Tribe; however, the resolution...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 20, 2021

Commissioners hear Oneida residents' concerns

Oneida Road residents are seeing a return of congestion problems on the county road to occur with many recreational fishing seasons. At the Tuesday meeting of the county board of commissioners, area resident Corbett McMasters asked county officials...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 20, 2021

Candidates file for office

Candidates have started filing for positions on the 2021 election ballots. Filings as of the end of office hours Tuesday are below. So far, there are two contested postions. Cathlamet Mayor Dale Jacobson has filed for re-election, and Council Member...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

County pushing clinics for 100% vaccinations

Wahkiakum County public health officials have set a goal of vaccinating 100 percent of the county's population against covid-19, and they've set a number of clinics to bring vaccinations to various parts of the county. The county Health & Human...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

County adopts rules for local election voters pamphlet

With filing for election coming up next week, Wahkiakum County officials have adopted formal administrative rules for creation of a county voters guide. Candidates for office and jurisdictions running ballot measures such as special levies are...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

Officials study relief fund use

Wahkiakum County officials are just starting to understand how federal coronavirus relief aid funds could be used. Treasurer Tammy Peterson said Tuesday that she and county Auditor Nicci Bergseng had just received 150 pages of guidance. "It is very...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

Filing for election starts on Monday

The filing period for candidates for positions on this year's election ballot runs next Monday through Friday. Positions on the ballot are listed above; they include four positions on the Naselle/Gray's River Valley School District board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 6, 2021

As vaccination rate slows, restrictions may start to ease

Health officials across the nation are starting to consider widespread easing of restrictions designed to halt the spread of the covid-19 virus. The rate of vaccination has slowed locally and nationwide, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

WSDOT planning local highway projects

Motorists traveing SR 4 will experience two major projects this year. The Washington Department of Transportation (WDOT) has scheduled paving work from Skamokawa to Longview and the start of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Commissioners act on elections position, hear weed spray concern

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday set the salary for a new elections supervisor position and planned a meeting of county officials to consider adjustments to their salary schedule. They also heard concerns about herbicide application; they...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Local officials pan plan

Wahkiakum County officials and District 19 legislative representatives had little good to say about legislation reclassification of possession of small amounts of drugs. The legislation reclassifies possession as a misdemeanor, sending people into...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Legislators report on session

The budget passed by the state legislature last week contains funding important to Wahkiakum County, District 19 legislators (Senator Jim Wilson and Representatives Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire) told the board of commissioners Tuesday. The budget...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021

School board discusses IT strategic plan, funding inequities

By Rick Nelson The Wahkiakum School District board of directors discussed the need for an information technology (IT) strategy plan and what Superintendent Brent Freeman called funding inequities when they met Tuesday evening. The district needs to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021

Covid-19 update

Wahkiakum County's number of cases inched up by two cases to 108 this week as cases mounted in nearby counties. In a Monday morning briefing, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021

New position approval spurs salary concerns in county courthouse

A request to create a new position at a new pay rate has spurred county officials to begin a new analysis of their salary schedule. The position, said Auditor Nicci Bergseng, is called Auditor Recording/Election Coordinator and would be paid at step...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Commission adopts resolution supporting US 2nd Amendment

Wahkiakum County commissions on Tuesday made good of their intention announced last week to adopt a resolution opposing infringement of rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The resolution came at the reques...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Covid-19 update

Editor’s note: The print edition incorrectly states that the county health department will hold a vaccination clinic on Friday. The clinic will actually be on Saturday, April 17. We most sincerely regret the error. By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum...

 

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