The Weyerhaeuser Raymond Lumber hosted local students for Manufacturing Day at the mill on November 15. The students were provided with detailed tours around the mill to learn about its operation. Enabling them to see from start to finish how lumber is made and the entire process involved. The Herald was invited along for the ride and it sure was an experience.
The Willapa Valley School District and teachers reached terms on teacher salaries. The contract was approved at the Willapa Valley School Board meeting on November 13. Signifying an end to a long and tense back and forth between the district and teachers.
The school district and teachers began talks just before the end of the 2017-2018 school year with both sides unable to compromise. The tension carried over to the 2018-2019 school year with teachers returning to work without a contract. Early talks were often met with a stalemate and both sides at a disagreement. Instead of making students suffer and teachers taking to the picket line teachers decided to return to work without a contract in a good faith move that let the situation calm down and then resumed talks.
Willapa Harbor Business Week is reportedly all set after negotiations with the Raymond Theatre concluded. Last week the Herald published an article regarding a surge in the rental fee for the theatre and new details have since emerged with a retraction requested.
New Information and a backstep
Previous information has been accused of being incorrect and non-factual regarding the rental fee for theatre use during Business Week. During the November 5 Raymond City Council meeting Council members grilled Mayor Tony Nordin about the fee for the week being raised to $2000 by new Theatre Manager Diane Ziel. Days after the meeting several council members informed the media that a deal had been reached: $1200 for the week.