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Cathlamet pool open, ready for the heat

Cathlamet and Puget Island residents asked to conserve water

Attention water customers of the Town of Cathlamet and the Puget Island Water System: You are being asked to voluntarily conserve water due to limited water production capacity, increased warm weather consumption, and system leaks. For the next...

Cathlamet pool open, ready for the heat

Children have already started swimming lessons at the pool, which opened quietly last week, just in time for the summer heat. Because of the high temperatures expected this weekend, Pool Manager...

Commissioners OK full time inspector

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on varied business, honored employees for years of service, and prepared a letter to Governor Jay Inslee seeking help in restoring the county authority over application of biosolids. The Department of Health and...

School board busy with many issues

Board members and staff said goodbye to Director Michelle Budd LoBue at her final Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday June 23. LoBue, who married recently, is relocating to Louisiana. “It’s been awesome and we always...

Burn bans imposed on state, county lands

Wahkiakum County and the Washington Department of Natural Resources on Monday announced bans on outdoor burning on areas in their jurisdictions. Effective Monday, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expanded last week’s...

Skamokawa school reunion still on August 22

STILL NICE--In spite of a few spinkles late last Friday and early Saturday morning, the dampness did not last long and by afternoon on Saturday, there seemed to be no trace of the earlier showers. With dry weather causing some serious hazards, like...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

Naselle schools see many changes in staff

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 16. Several personnel matters were addressed at the beginning of the meeting. The resignations of Board Members Steve Gacke and Josh Holt were...

Chalk art contest honors Armstrongs

The 2015 Bald Eagle Days festival will begin on Friday, July 17, with the eighth annual sidewalk chalk art contest on Main Street near the Bank of the Pacific. Members of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce decided to rename the event this year in...

Puget Island set for garage, yard sale

The Puget Island Garage and Yard Sale or PIGYS, which begins on Friday, is in its 14th year. Sandie York has participated in the event six times, but this is the first year she has been involved in its organization, shooting all the way to the top...

Bernard J. Cossette

Attended to by family, Bernard 'Bernie' Cossette, 89, passed away peacefully in his Longview home on June 7, 2015. One of eight children, he was born August 20, 1925 in Wild Rice, N.D. to parents...

Lee Tischer ready for something new

After 27 years, Lee Tischer is retiring from the County Road Department. For some, retirement means tee times or travel, television or gardening, and certainly too much time on their hands. Not...

Dry weather brings need for fire safety

News from Naselle: With all the nice warm and dry weather we have been having, comes the risks as well. If you take your kids swimming, please remember to put life jackets on them, and when you are in an area where it is applicable be wary of drop...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone's summer has started off well. We are still looking for this year’s fair royalty. The royalty will be going to the Cowlitz County Fair to the Gloriana concert. Last year’s royalty saw "Love N Theft"...

Safety advice for fireworks season

Holiday fireworks go on sale June 28, the Office of the State Marshal urges people to use them safely. Last year, there were 432 fireworks related injuries and/or fires reported by fire departments and hospital emergency rooms. The state fire...

Naselle school board seeks members

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is looking for patrons to serve in the capacity as school board members. The vacancies are Director Districts 2 and 5. Interested persons may submit a letter of interest to the district office at 793...

Refuge invites volunteers for cleaning

Staff at the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer are inviting people to join them in cleaning up debris dumped around the refuge. A cleaning day is scheduled July 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m ., or for however long...

Run/Walk Challenge set for morning of July 18

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has announced that registration is now open for the 2015 Bald Eagle Days Run/Walk Challenge. This event consists of a 10k run, a 5k run, and a 2 mile walk or run. Meet in front of Cathlamet Pharmacy on Saturday,...

WHS honor roll announced

The Honor Roll as announced by Wahkiakum High School this week includes full time students grades 9-12 with GPA (3.25) or above for semester two. The following students earned 4:00: Makenzie Anderson, Hannah Arn, Tawny Felton, Sydney Hansen, Elliot...

Live Entertainment News

On Friday, June 26 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Tugboat Ally, Donna and Jade Lewis will perform on the Up-Beet Stage, 4-6 p.m. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, June 27 at River Mile 38 Brewing...

Water aerobics offered

According to information supplied by Mary Moonen, water aerobics will be offered at the Julia Butler Hansen Memorial Pool mornings and evenings. She will assist in teaching classes from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Open swim...

Give the proposal a fair hearing and then hang it!

by Rick Nelson In my youth, newspaper persons used to tell of the publisher of a major weekly newspaper in Skamania County. They said he had been a press agent for Marilyn Monroe and that he was accustomed to shooting from the hip. So when a man...

Concerns abound over Cathlamet water

To The Eagle: On May 21 an article appeared on the front page of The Eagle reporting a water outage to a couple of residences on the Elochoman Valley Road. The residences were served by a meter across the road. A town policy states that the...

Why pay out of county engineers?

To The Eagle: Historically Wahkiakum County has had problems finding a Professional Engineer to fill our public works and county engineer position. I know that in the past it has been difficult to find a P.E. to reside in our beautiful county. We...

Sheriff's Report, June 25, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 16 — 3:57 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported suspicious activity after his dogs started barking and...

 
 
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