The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

 
Troublesome culverts removed from dike

            County, DNR lift outdoor burning restrictions

      The onset of cool and moist weather has led agencies to end bans on outdoor burning. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on September 25 announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded. Fire...

Troublesome culverts removed from dike

When Poul Toftemark moved to Rosburg in 1995, he had no idea he would eventually spend more than eight years in battle with Columbia Land Trust over a pair of culverts on their Kandoll Farm project....

County revenue: Good news, then bad news

As has happened before, Wahkiakum County officials received a mix of good news and bad news Tuesday when representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources reported their projections for revenue off state managed county timber trust...

Dike is breached

Water flows through a channel in what used to be the Steamboat Slough Dike. The US Army Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife Service have moved the dike back as erosion threatened the existing ...

Litigation reins in Corps dike rule

Conservation groups successfully ended their litigation against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers September 11 after the Corps suspended its controversial program requiring removal of all trees and shrubs from levees and after Congress passed a new...

School district urged to develop timber holding plan

Teacher Kyle Hurley asked the members of the school board to consider how they wanted to use the Farm Forest at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum School District’s Board of Director’s meeting. According to Hurley, Dave Houk, a service forester for the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Fire District 2 Commissioners, Skamokawa Fire Hall, 7...

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 15 — 10:32 a.m. A Puget Island parent requested tests on white powder found in son’s bedroom....

Sunday fire burns Rosedale residence

The District 4 Fire Department and the Cathlamet ambulance were called out early Sunday morning when a structure fire was reported in the Rosedale area. After more than two hours, fire crews were able to get the home, which had been fully engulfed...

Commission to discuss 2015-2021 Game Management Plan

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will receive briefings on proposed changes to sportfishing rules in the Columbia River Basin and the development of the 2015-2021 statewide Game Management Plan during its meeting Sept. 26-27...

Roger G. Munson

Roger G. Munson, 85, of Cathlamet, died September 19, 2014. He was born August 26, 1929 to John D. Munson and Jane Cline Munson and spent his entire 85 years as a resident of Cathlamet. He retired from the City of Longview and was employed by Crown...

Merrill D. Dominique

Merrill Dee “Mel” Dominique, 82, died at Hospice Care Center in Longview on September 17, 2014. He was born October 29, 1931 in Chillicothe, MO to Charles and Gretchen (Butt) Dominique. After high school he attended nursing school in Port...

Open house set for Cathlamet senior center

There will be an open house for senior citizens on October 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center, located below the library in the lower half of the old City Hall at the intersection of Main Street and Columbia in Cathlamet. The space will...

Sons of Norway celebrate 80 years

The Sons of Norway got its start in the community when in 1911, three local young Norwegian American men began to attend Sons of Norway meetings in Astoria. After several trips, they came to the...

Sheriff Howie completes 106th session of National Sheriffs' Institute

Aurora, Colorado—Sheriff Mark C. Howie of the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 106th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, Colorado, September 14-19, 2014. The NSI is the only...

Final two weekends for exhibit at Redmen Hall

RAINS RETURN--As Fall officially began there was definitely a change in the weather, as when I was headed to bed, the rain was coming down quite heavily and lightning lit up the sky and the thunder shook the house! I'd say the seasons were changing...

Culvert removal shows some lessons learned

Before Columbia Land Trust came on the scene, life on Kandoll Road was quiet, serene and full of nature sounds for the local human inhabitants. Then, along came big money and ideas that would put fish and their habitat before people and their homes...

Cranberrian Fair set for October 11 and 12

A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry will take place on the Long Beach Peninsula, on October 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Foods, crafters, bog tours, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during this...

At the Memory Cafe: Don't forget to laugh

Canterbury Gardens, A Koelsch Senior Community, announces a Memory Café, the first of it’s kind in this area. The Mission of the Memory Café is to provide an environment where people with memory loss and their care partners come together to...

Senior citizens prom to be held next Tuesday

The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, in cooperation with Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, will host a Senior Prom “Dancing Under The Stars” on September 30 at the Elks Lodge, 900 Ash Street, Kelso, from 6-8...

Library announces changes

The Cathlamet Public Library will be changing their hours starting Wednesday, October 1 to 2-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. This change is designed to simplify hours of service for patrons, and to complement times that the Community Center...

Volunteers visit St. James Family Center

St. James Family Center was very appreciative of volunteers from Kelso School District who visited St. James Family Center on September 10 for the annual United Way of Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Counties “Day of Caring.” These volunteers spread 25 yards...

Food drive was a great success

To The Eagle: Thank you Wahkiakum County for your contributions to the 2014 Food For Friends food drive! 1,294 pounds of food were collected and monetary donations may continue to be made until September 30, 2014 at Bank of the Pacific! We had more...

Titans 41, Mules 6

The Pe Ell/Willapa Valley Titans pounded the Wahkiakum Mules for a 41-6 Central League football game Friday in Cathlamet. The Titans wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. Jason Fluke scored...

Pirates edge Mules 28-20 in two overtimes

The Wahkiakum Mules suited up 18 players last Friday to take on sixth ranked Adna Pirates in a Central League football game, and they gave the Pirates all they could handle in a 28-20 overtime Mule...

Mule volleyball team wins matches

The Mule volleyball team won two matches this week, defeating Ilwaco on the road last Thursday and meeting Morton White Pass at home on Tuesday. Last Thursday in Ilwaco, the Mules swept the Fishermen ...

 
 
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