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

 
Lady Washington brings history to life

Lady Washington brings history to life

Last Wednesday was warm and gorgeous, perfect for an evening tour aboard the Lady Washington on the Columbia River. I don't know how the weather could have been any better. Really, I only had one...

PUD board okays preliminary budget in 2-1 vote

Two votes were enough to pass the preliminary 2016 budget reflecting a 5 percent rate increase for all systems at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. Commissioners Gene Healy and Bob Jungers voted to approve the...

Health clinic faces issues

There's good news and bad news for the Cowlitz Family Health Center Clinic in Cathlamet. Making a quarterly report to the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday, health center Executive Director Dian Cooper acknowledged the clinic's...

Brian Hatfield resigns from state senate

Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, announced Tuesday that he has left the Washington State Senate to become the Sector Lead for Rural Economic Development for the Governor. Hatfield has represented the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

Clinic, health department outline projects

Wahkiakum County health officials aren't impressed with the state of Washington's draft plan for the distribution of marijuna funds. The state has collected millions in taxes from the sale of legalized marijuna in the past year, and $7.25 million...

Commissioners discuss dredging, other issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners handled a variety of business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners heard a suggestion for working with a consultant to plan placement of dredge spoils on eroding Puget Island beaches. Public Works Director Pete Ringen...

Sharon's Pizza changes hands

Less than a year ago, Sharon Buennagel was celebrating a decade at her restaurant, Sharon's Pizza. Today, she, husband John and daughter, Sarah are beginning a new chapter in Honolulu, HI, while new ...

Kyleen Austin debuts new CD

Kyleen Austin's second album, If You Were, came out quietly on August 18. She's been too distracted and busy with the abundance that comes from a productive, happy life. "I haven't had time to do any ...

Wooden boat show at marina on Saturday

NEW MONTH--Here we are, into the ninth month of this year, which has certainly flown by, at least it's felt that way to me. By now, the kids are back in school, we're having to watch out for more kids at school bus stops and we need to be more...

Preschool set to start with open houses

What a nice change from the heat and dry weather. We show more than 2 inches in our rain gauge. I love it when it rains anyway, and I’m sure the firefighters appreciate it as well. News from Naselle: The new school year has begun, time to think...

Ham radio class coming to Cathlamet this month

A two day class will be held to prepare people to take the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Amateur Radio License test to receive their Technician License and operating tips. The class will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 2...

Senior Citizens prom set for September 29 in Kelso

The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities has announced their second annual “Dancing Under the Stars” Senior Citizens Prom will be held September 29 at the Elks Club, 900 Ash St., Kelso. Dessert and coffee will begin at 6 p.m. and live big band...

Kelly Services® announces engineering scholarship

Kelly Services® is accepting applications for its annual “Future Engineers Scholarship” a $5000 award that will be presented to one eligible undergraduate student in December, 2015. The scholarship award, which can be used for tuition, fees,...

Harvest Days Vendor Fair seeking participants

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Elochoman Slough Marina to host the Harvest Days Vendor Fair on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-day opportunity will provide benefits for local organizations, businesses, and...

Donation for school supplies

On the day before school started, Bob and Esther Roche, from local VFW Post 5297, presented Principal Theresa Libby with a donation for school supplies. Photo by Ruth...

2015 Battle of the Bowls canceled

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce recently had to make a tough decision. The Board voted to cancel the 2015 Battle of the Bowls: Chili vs. Chowder competition due to low turnout from cooking participants. The initial deadline of August 25 was...

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready as possible...

Mule volleyball

Macie Elliott, Kennedi LaBerge and Tyra Elliott practice drills as the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team gets ready for the season. Photo by Diana...

Getting ready

Wahkiakum Mule football Coach Eric Hansen gives instructions to a player as the Mules worked on defense Tuesday afternoon. The Mules will field a team short in numbers when they open the season...

Sheriff's Report, September 3, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 25 — 7:53 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Main Street address. Front and back doors were found open....

 
 
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