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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Commissioners address disputes from neighbors

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman were asked to adjudicate neighborhood disputes at their meeting Tuesday. [Commissioner Gene Strong was out of town at a statewide meeting of county officials.] The first dispute involved...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Council votes to reopen Butler St. parking lot

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday voted 3-1 to open their Butler Street lot to parking with a six-month deadline to begin improvements to the lot. The action was one of several initiatives from Council Member David Olson who also...

 

Washington state climatologist says warmer weather impacts salmon, our environment

Washington State Climatologist Nicholas Bond spoke toa small crowd about the complexities of climate change and how it might affect our ecosystems and the salmon that has been so important to the...

 

Solo sailor answers call from adventure to cross the Pacific

Sometimes I just get lucky. From the moment I saw that the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean would be speaking at the Cathlamet Yacht Club's Fall Dinner, I'd been daydreaming ways to...

 

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THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Port 1 commission addresses varied issues

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to talk about a variety of issues. An error was discovered on the 2020 rate schedule. Three vendor fees had been listed when there should have been only one, set at $10. Commissioners...

 

Veterans Day assembly focuses on Vietnam vets

As I walked down the hallway at Naselle High School to their gymnasium last Friday, I was focused only on where to get the best pictures without disturbing their ceremony. As I was approaching the...

 

Veterans Day at WHS

Above: US Navy veteran Dennis Reid talked to Wahkiakum students about his service in the US Navy at the Veterans Day Assembly at Wahkiakum High School on Friday. Below, right: Veterans were treated...

 

PUD: Keeping up with inflation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners held rate and budget hearings and listened to reports on Tuesday. A $7 increase in the electric base rate for every customer and a two percent rate increase on the Western Wahkiakum Water System has bee...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 14, 2019

Port 1 offers to buy Johnson House

Wahkiakum County Commissioners on Tuesday tentatively accepted an offer from Port District 1 to purchase the county's Johnson House. Commissioners have wanted to sell the house on Division Street but maintain ownership of the land on which it sits...

 

Council holding hearing on budgets today

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget revenues today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in the DeBriae Meeting Room, Fire Hall, 255 2nd Street, Cathlamet. Staff will present budgetary reports, and the council will...

 

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THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior Fitnes...

 

Bob Saari: At home in the trees

By Diana Zimmerman I heard Bob Saari mutter something and turned to find him struggling a bit with a rope he was using while perched in a tree nearby. I had been momentarily distracted by the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Elk hoof disease research underway

The effort to find the cause of elk hoof disease has turned into a scientific quest. The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue. The hooves...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Voters favor O'Connor, Wainwright, Richter

In an election with low turnout, voters in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties joined others across the state in deciding few contested races and showing their will on statewide issues. In one of the few contested local races, Bill Wainwright defeated...

 

Neewollah Day fun

Tricks and treats were up for grabs at the annual Neewollah Day Celebration at the Bank of the Pacific last Thursday. Children, adults, and even some dogs came in costume. One participant, Henri...

 

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THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Commissioners finish initial budget work, approve ferry work

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered lots of ground this week, including wrapping up their work on preliminary budgets for 2020. Besides budget work, commissioners approved installation of gates at the KM Transfer Station and design of expanded...

 

County weed control board rebuilds itself

The Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board met on Monday to discuss how to begin dealing with milfoil in particular, as well as other invasive species, in a more proactive manner. Kyle Langan of Aquatechnix was on hand to answer questions about...

 

Local trooper honored for rescue efforts

Jacobe Conrad of Cathlamet has been named 2019 State Trooper of the Year by the American Legion, Post 48 of Ilwaco. He also received a Life Saving Award from the Washington State Patrol in October for...

 

Lee Tischer: No more working on chain gang

Lee Tischer once witnessed a sad scene at an away football game: An elderly man who volunteered on the sidelines, as a member of what Tischer affectionately calls the Chain Gang, was asked to give up...

 

WWII veteran makes the Honor Flight

"I got the booby prize," Tom Irving said. Irving, who served in the Army's Sixth Infantry Division during World War II, moving through the South Pacific from New Guinea to the Philippines and...

 

Town council budget coming up for review

Here's a notice from the Town of Cathlamet outlining next step in the process to develop 2020 budgets: "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; that the 2020 Preliminary Budget has been filed and an attached is summary of said budget for your review. The full (35...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Commissioners consider how to raise elected officials' salaries

Wahkiakum County officials continued their presentation of preliminary budget requests this week, starting with a long discussion with department heads over pay increases. Throughout 2019, elected officials and staff have been working through a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Local governments busy with plans, budgets

Local governmental bodies are busy with comprehensive plans and 2020 budgeting. Port District 2 will act on its 2020 budget when its board of commissioners meet Nov. 19, 5 p.m., at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church building; they've also started...

 

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