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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 20, 2018 

Council completes sewer rate appeal, lifts moratorium

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council worked their way through an appeal of a sewer rate for a business, lifted a building moratorium and handled other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Steve and Paige Lake, owners of the Bradley House,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 20, 2018 

Commissioners review dredge progress, broadband

Wahkiakum County commissioners reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans and handled other business when they met Tuesday. The board, acting as the commission for four flood control zone districts, is working with a consultant to obtain a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    September 20, 2018 

Loggers edge Mules 32-27

When can a loss in a football game make one happy? For the Wahkiakum Mules, it was their performance in a 32-27 loss to the visiting Onalaska Loggers last Friday. The Mules had suffered a 34-0 loss...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

County board votes to provide local match for broadband study grant

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday voted to apply for an application for a grant to study the feasibility of creating a broadband network in the county. Government entities have had a committee studying creation of a broadband network, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

Elochoman road closure may be lifted in October

Wahkiakum County commissioners plan to re-open the Elochoman Valley Road, probably in early October. Commissioners were ready Tuesday to open the road--closed last winter near milepost 7 because of potential landslide, but a request from Hancock...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

Commission OK's funds for office access security

Wahkiakum County offices may soon have significant security upgrades. On Tuesday, county commissioners authorized sheriff's office personnel to proceed with purchase and installation of electronic door locks for offices in the courthouse and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

DNR sets meetings on murrelet strategy

The Washington Department of Natural Resources and US Fish and Wildlife Service are preparing to gather input on their updated proposed amendments to their long-term conservation strategies for the marbeled murrelet. The endangered sea bird nests on...

 

Pirates pound Mules; Onalaska here Friday

The Adna Pirates aren't ranked first in the Associated Press Class 2B football poll for nothing: They're a good team. The Pirates took it to the Wahkiakum Mules for a 34-0 victory last Friday. The Mules had returned to the football poll after a few...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 6, 2018

Suicide prevention month: Resources available in the area

Suzanne Arnits came to the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners meeting Tuesday asking for a proclamation. She got that from the commissioners, but she also started a conversation. Arnits is an outreach coordinator for NAMI SW WA—the...

 

Mules collar Bulldogs for season opening win

Photos by Diana Zimmerman As part of an east-west football doubleheader, the Wahkiakum Mules defeated the Colfax Bulldogs 14-0 last Saturday in Cathlamet. In the day's other game, the Napavine Tigers...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

County receiving $21,000for marijuana program

Wahkiakum County will put some of Washington's tax on the sale of marijuana to work. County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract amendment with CHOICE Regional Health Network to increase funding for youth marijuana education and prevention....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

Final primary vote count changes no results

Wahkiakum County election officers certified final primary election results last week. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,021-814. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US Congress, District 3, incumbent...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    August 30, 2018

Lots to see Saturday in football doubleheader

By Rick Nelson The Wahkiakum Mule football team begins the 2018 season with one of its largest rosters in years. Even with 31 players on the squad as of Monday, this year's team is a mixture of youth and experience. "We have 31 kids turning out of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Four injured, two die in Saturday collision

A Vancouver couple died and another couple was badly injured when a pickup collided with their motorcycles on SR 4 at Cathlamet on Saturday. William J. Neudorher, 56, and Patricia Neudorher, 54, died...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Crew makes progress with town water leaks

Town of Cathlamet officials reported progress on a variety of issues at the monthly town council meeting on Monday. Public Works Director Duncan Cruickshank said the town crew had found two large water leaks and repaired them. They were leaking...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Port 2 plans work on water, electric lines

Commissioners of Port District 2 addressed infrastructures and staffing at their monthly meeting Tuesday at Skamokawa Vista Park. Commissioners authorized Manager Janet Bryan to obtain estimates for upgrading electric and water lines at Vista park. T...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Highway projects abound in our area

The pace of highway work in the Cathlamet area is picking up. Both re-decking and paint crews are making progress on the Puget Island bridge. A striping crew has been working on SR 4 through Cathlamet to realign lanes and create new left turn lanes....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Board sends new shoreline program to county planners

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to send a revised version of an update of the county shoreline management plan to the county planning commission for review and recommendation. In 2017, the planning commission completed a multi-year effor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Beach erosion: Sand only for Cape Horn

Wahkiakum County is nearing the end of its two-year old effort to set up a 10-year permit for depositing dredged sand on four eroding shorelines, but county commissioners and residents learned Tuesday that there is sand for only one of the sites. US...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Primary election update changes no results

There were no changes in results as Wahkiakum County election officers tallied late election day votes on Thursday. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,019-810. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    August 16, 2018

Mule football starts with 4-team, 2-game Saturday, September 1

The start of the Wahkiakum Mule football season will be a lot different this year. Sure, the Mules hit the locker room just after midnight Wednesday morning, the first day they could practice, and,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

McClain shows strength in primary election

Washington’s voters went to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 primary election, and challenger Brain McClain showed strength in the race for Wahkiakum County assessor. In the early tally of votes that had arrived at the county auditor’s office...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

Mental health therapist at work in schools

When students return to school this fall in Cathlamet, they'll have mental health services available if they need them. The Wahkiakum County mental health department has been able to supply a therapist to serve Wendt Elementary, Thomas Middle and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

County ploughs through permits for sand

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground when they met Tuesday on issues ranging from dredging program efforts to setting fees for electronic access to Superior Court records. Commissioner Dan Cothren presented a written update of the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 2, 2018

Highway work booming on bridge, along SR 4

Wahkiakum County highways are busy these days with a variety of construction projects. Tree removal will close SR 4 intermittently today at Milepost 47 for tree removal, travelers are dealing with...

 

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