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

Veterans speak at WHS

Wahkiakum High School honored district employees at their Veterans Day assembly on Monday. Four of them, representing each branch of the military, were invited to speak. Marine Sergeant Joel McEntire ...

Veterans honored at NHS

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District honored local veterans and announced the winners of two essay contests at their annual Veterans Day Assembly last Thursday. Grace Hunt wrote about the...

Natural resources board picks plan for marbled murrelet management

Washington's Board of Natural Resources (BNR) on Nov. 7 selected its preferred alternative for management of marbled murrelet habitat on state-managed trust timberlands. Started in 1997, the habitat conservation plan (HCP) is meant to preserve...

Election: Jacobson takes lead in race for mayor

The election for mayor of Cathlamet took a turn in the second round of tallying votes last Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson claimed a narrow lead in the election, 69-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller. When votes were first counted...

County may go to court to gain rights-of-entry

Are the gloves ready to come off? Wahkiakum County officials are trying to get everything in order for beach nourishment projects next year, and facing one major obstacle. County officials and their engineering consultants met Tuesday afternoon to...

Port 1 acts on budget, increases rates

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners approved the rates and budget for 2018 and discussed other matters around the Elochoman Slough Marina at their meeting last Thursday. The annual launch fee will go up from $55 to $60 next year, though...

WHS FFA classes have busy month

October was a busy month for the Wahkiakum High School FFA, with field trips to Vancouver and Satsop and some projects much closer to home. Students helped plant 150 dogwood trees, 150 willow trees,...

Correction

In last week's edition, The Eagle mistakenly reported in the Skamokawa News an incorrect date for the Wahkiakum County Fair Turkey Bingo. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., instead of November...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

County planning hike in ferry rates

Wahkiakum County commissioners will hold a public hearing November 28, 9:50 a.m., to consider raising rates for travelers on the Puget Island ferry. Rates haven't been raised since 2010, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said last week. In the...

Economic development district is proposed

The Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) will be holding meetings in each city and town within Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties to discuss the formation of a new, two-county economic development district. Economic Development Districts...

Fair Turkey Bingo at Wendt Multi-purpose room on Friday

IT'S WET & WILD!--Here we are, heading into the third week of November and it's wet and windy and very fall-like. I hope you all survived the wind storm that hit Sunday night and part of Monday. We lost power, but I was totally expecting that, but...

Former Cathlamet resident to lead group to Tanzania

Wahkiakum High School graduate Ashley (Silva) Calvert will lead a group of six optometry students and one optometrist to Tanzania, Africa this December to provide eye care to people in need. Calvert traveled as a team member last December, and will...

Naselle students raising funds, in football playoffs

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Naselle Comet football team as they head to Montesano to play Almira-Coulee-Hartline on Saturday in a state playoff game. The game will start at 1 p.m. Other sports coming up this week include: Today...

WHS student of the month

Kayla Bowcutt is the Wahkiakum Lions Club October Student of The Month. She is a hard working student involved in Before School Leadership, she is a Volleyball Manager, she wants to attend LCC and transfer to WSU Vancouver and become an elementary...

Community center has a new manager

Kelly Shumar is the new coordinator at the Community Center in Cathlamet. The Portland native moved to Grays River with her husband, Charlie, in August, after finding a house and falling in love...

Grays River Valley Center News

Mark your calender's for the upcoming events. The Halloween Craft day went so well we decided to have a Christmas Craft Day. It will be on December 9 from 1-3 p.m. We will make Christmas decorations for the children to take home, or help to...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center! The free book exchange is still going on. Starting next week we will have a full book shelf out front because we received a generous donation from our friends out at Grays River Valley Center Library. This...

Keyser honored for service

Judy Brawn, left, president of the Wahkiakum Historical Society, presented Ralph Keyser, right, an award for 28 years of service to the society at the group's annual...

Annual "Messiah" Sing Along/Play Along benefit set for November 26

For over 10 years, North Coast Chorale has sponsored the community Messiah Sing-Along/Play-Along to benefit local food banks.One can listen to the choruses and arias sung by the Chorale and the soloists. Or, join in and sing, scores will be...

Yes . . . Let's join together!

To The Eagle: A year and a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump became president of the USA, even though he lost the popular vote. Since then, over 60 percent of the country now feels he’s doing an overall poor job performing his presidential...

Don't worry, we're in good hands

To The Eagle: It comes as no surprise that even the little man has a chance in the Trump administration! To wit: A former manager at a Meineke auto repair venue was appointed to the Energy Department. A cabana attendant at the Westchester (NY)...

Writer doesn't see them as successes

To The Eagle: A recent contributor suggested honoring the year ago election of our current president by coming together in celebration. Presumably to do with the many successes. I'm game so allow me to name a few of the successes. Boy, where to...

Class 1B Football Playoffs--Comets reach quarterfinals

The Naselle Comets advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 1B football playoffs with a 72-20 win over visiting Neah Bay last week. The Comets scored twice in the first quarter and three times in the second to lead 36-6 at halftime. They added 22...

Sheriff's Report, November 16, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 6 — 12:39 p.m. A caller reported seeing a woman enter an apartment in Cathlamet through a window....

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