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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 27, 2022 

Water woes trouble agencies across the county

By Rick Nelson "Water, water, everywhere," says the old poem, and it could well have been describing Wahkiakum County's January. December's snow and January's rain pushed streams out of the banks,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Please support the school levy

This week, I received a ballot in the mail to vote on a tax levy for the Wahkiakum School District. I marked the box to support the levy. They call it an enrichment levy. The state legislature has determined that the state is paying for the cost of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 20, 2022

Valley residents share concerns of erosion threats

Residents of Skamokawa's East and Middle valleys on Tuesday asked Wahkiakum County officials to take steps to end threats to their properties resulting from flooding earlier this month. Marshall and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 20, 2022

Council acts on grants, speed limit reduction

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Tuesday approved the expense of extra engineering services for two construction projects and took care of some housekeeping business. The council approved contract amendments with the firm Gray & Osborne to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Heavy rain releases torrents of water

A day of heavy rainfall last week has left Wahkiakum County residents dealing with flooding and other storm related incidents. Heavy rain arrived last Wednesday and kept coming into Thursday, melting...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Commissioners okay subdivision, hear epidemiologist concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a short plat for a 33-residential lot development outside Cathlamet and heard a variety of concerns about a proposal to hire an epidemiologist when they met Tuesday. The development will lie on pasture land...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 6, 2022

Commissioners considering epidemiologist, discuss hunting seasons with WDFW

Wahkiakum County commissioners gave tentative approval of adding an epidemiologist to the county health department staff and discussed hunting seasons and wildlife herd issues with regional state fish and wildlife officials when they met Tuesday....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 6, 2022

Council takes look at waterfront park, learns of resignation

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council took a first look at the possible development of a waterfront park at the mouth of Birnie Creek when they met Monday. The council also gave initial approval to am...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 30, 2021

Commissioners of Port 2 may alter boundaries

Commissioners of Port District 2 may alter their commissioner district boundaries when they meet in January. Local governmental entities have been considering changing their boundaries based on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 30, 2021

Commissioners update H&Hs advisory board, OK TOC law agreement

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday wrapped up their 2021 year by updating some contracts for the Health & Human Services Department, signing an interlocal agreement with the Town of Cathlamet for law enforcement services and amending the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Council acts on proposals for parks, streets, utility rates...

The Cathlamet town council adopted its 2022 budget, approved measures for park and sidewalk improvement projects and addressed other issues when it met Monday. Council members rejected a bid for exterior improvements to the town hall. The bid came...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Commission okays early interest saving HVAC loan payoff

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday headed into the Christmas holiday on a happy note. Thanks to Treasurer Tammy Peterson, the county will save around $186,000 in interest payments on a $1 million loan used to finance recent renovation of the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 16, 2021

Commissioners okay budgets and levies; voice concern over hunting

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved 2022 budgets, raised tax levies, modified labor contracts and discussed concerns over hunting seasons when they met Tuesday. The board had conducted public hearings on the budget Dec. 6 and concluded the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Town, county cancel community center lease

Operation of the community center in Cathlamet is up in the air after the Cathlamet Town Council and Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners voted to cancel their lease for center usage. The town owns the building housing the center, and the county...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Town council tackles budget, thorny issues

It wasn't easy, but the Cathlamet Town Council ploughed through a variety of business Monday evening, ranging from Butler Street parking lot redesign to initial approval of the 2021 town budgets. Council members received a report from John Hinton of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Agencies prepare to remove leaking barge from Deep River

The Oneida Road boat ramp has closed to the public in an initial step to remove an old barge leaking oil into Deep River. The state Department of Ecology learned Nov. 4 that oil was covering vegetation along Deep River and determined it originated fr...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 2, 2021

Commissioners hear concerns, comments on community center

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed future management of the Community Center in Cathlamet at their Nov. 23 meeting and adjourned to 9:30 a.m. next Monday to hold a public hearing on 2022 county budgets. During public comment, a visitor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Back to the drawing board

Cathlamet Town Council Members on Monday reviewed proposed plans for development of two parks and sent their architects back to the drawing board. First, the council studied concepts for development of Queen Sally Park and decided to seek a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council canceling community center pact

The Cathlamet Town Council voted Monday to cease operations at the Community Center in Cathlamet as soon as possible and form a committee to determine future operation. The center is a town facility operated on a contract with Wahkiakum County. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council debates historical society funding request

The Cathlamet Town Council had no comments from citizens when it held a public hearing on the proposed 2022 budget Monday, but council members had plenty to say. Council Member Robert Stowe objected to a possible appropriation of $5,000 to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Commission rejects island sale request

Wahkiakum County commissioners said no to declaring a county owned island surplus property and quickly handled other items of business when they met Tuesday. A private citizen approached county officials, wanting to purchase a 4.5 acre island owned...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 11, 2021

Commission OK's shoreline permit, plans comp plan work

Besides approving their agenda and standard resolutions, Wahkiakum County commissioners had only one item of business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners approved a shoreline management conditional development permit from Paul Bakkom and Holly E....

 

Spartans corral Mules and put end to season

The Wahkiakum Mule football season came to an end Saturday as the Mules fell to the Forks Spartans 40-14. The game was close for three quarters, but the Spartans' hurry-up offense wore down the Mules...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 4, 2021

Voters pick Olson for Cathlamet mayor

Wahkiakum County voters made their choices Tuesday in elections for school boards, port districts and Cathlamet mayor and council members. And in advisory votes, they also overwhelmingly supported repealing tax and financial measures passed by the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 4, 2021

Commissioners act on broadband, other varied issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground when they met Tuesday, from approving needed staffing for the mental health program to approving a franchise for Western Wahkiakum County Telephone Company's broadband expansion into the eastern...

 

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