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

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Fair is in full swing in the library at J.A. Wendt Elementary School this week. Right now it's buy one book, get one free. The PTO will get a percentage from this sale and the one held ...

Commissioners struggle to obtain rights-of-entry

Wahkiakum County commissioners continue to deal with beach nourishment issues while attending to other business. On Tuesday, commissioners and residents living along eroding Columbia River shorelines discussed hurdles in the way of setting up a...

PUD plans policy for opting out of AMR

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and discussed some customer service matters. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that Puget Island’s water loss for the last year was at 9.9 percent. “If you look...

Poor springer season costs marina $60,000

At the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting on Tuesday, Port Manager Jackie Lea estimated that revenues were down $60,000 from last May because of a poor fishing season. According to the manager’s report, the port plans to investigate other potential...

Council hears summary of shoreline program

The Cathlamet Town Council reviewed a proposed update for their Shoreline Management Program (SMP) when they met Monday. The council also wrestled with biosolids issues, heard an appeal about water billing, approved exploration of using a town...

The Eagle Calendar

May 18 through May 25, 2017 THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 16. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignation of Deborah Disch, custodian and approved the hires of teachers Nathan Bruce and...

Candidates start filing for election

Filing for positions on the 2017 election ballots started Monday and runs this week. As of Wednesday morning, candidates who filed include: --Wahkiakum School District, director position 3, Susan O'Connor, incumbent. --Mayor, Town of Cathlamet,...

Judy L. Garrison

Judy L .Garrison, 67, of Skamokawa, died on May 8, 2017 in Longview at Hospice Care Center. Judy and Cliff moved to Skamokawa several years ago from Rosburg and prior to that Naselle. She married Cliff on April 10, 1979 and he survives her at home....

Fred A. Larison

Fred Adon Larison, age 79, moved his family from Kalama to Puget Island 32 years ago. He died peacefully at home May 15, 2017, surrounded by his six children: Terri Larison, Sherri Crossett, Renee Robert, Fred Larison, Norma Duba and Norman...

Celebration of life service

A celebration of Karl Johnson’s life will take place at the AWPPW Hall, 724 15th Ave, Longview on May 20 at 1 p.m. His full obituary was published on May...

White Tail Run takes place this Saturday

SO-SO--This past weekend was Mother's Day weekend and I hope everyone had an enjoyable time in spite of some of the weather we had. We seemed to take turns between sun breaks and rain showers, some of which were quite heavy, so it really depended...

Many events on tap in coming week

News from Naselle: Naselle Comet baseball team will compete in a state playoff game in Chehalis on Saturday. Team and time to be announced. Go Comets! This year’s annual Naselle School Spring Concert will include students from Kindergarten...

Planning committee seeks musicians

The Bald Eagle Days Planning Committee is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2017 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 15. For consideration submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the Chamber at wchamber@cni.net. In addition, include the...

What's happening at the Fair?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. This Saturday at 10 a.m., there will be a clean up day at the fairgrounds. There are lots of little projects that need to be done. Weeding, cleaning buildings, etc. Neil and Becky will be in...

Parade theme will be "Rolling on the River"

It’s time to start planning for the 2017 Bald Eagle Days Parade. This year’s theme is “Rolling on the River.” Put your thinking caps on, talk to your friends, family, and co-workers. Get creative and celebrate the mighty Columbia River....

Julia Butler Heritage Center/House to be open

The Julia Butler Hansen House, the oldest house in Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County, will be open Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The house was the residence of the Kimball, Butler and Hansen families for 116 years. It was the home of the...

Annual scholarship winners announced

The Friends of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge announce the winners of their annual scholarship. This year's recipients are Benjamin Bradlee, a 2017 graduate of Ilwaco High School and Katherine Johnson,...

Coffee shop has new management

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Linnie Vanwinkle recently purchased Waterway Espresso from Erla Crouse and renamed it Vanwinkle Espresso. She and her husband were working in Williston, North...

Grays River Valley Community Center News

360-355-0472 Cell 360-465-2310 Grays River Valley Center has had a very busy couple of months. In April, Commisioneer Mike Backman asked us for one month to keep as best we could a tally, of people using the facility. So we put up sign up sheets in...

Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club competes at state competition

On Saturday, May 13, Wahkiakum's own 4-H Robotics Club sent it's M.A.T.E. (Marine Advanced Technology Education) team to the Aquatic Center in Federal Way, for the M.A.T.E. State Competition. Captain ...

Washington attorney general is right on

The following news release from theWashington Attorney General's Office details Attorney General Bob Ferguson's involvement in promoting the rights of transgender people, who are people just like the rest of us. No citizen's rights should be...

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

May is Older American's Month

To The Eagle: May is Older American’s Month. As Vice-Chair of the Washington State Council on Aging and an active advocate for senior programs with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, I happily admit to being senior...

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

Community center shares update

To The Eagle: Grays River Valley Library and Community Center wants to welcome everyone to come visit our reorganized facility. Our collection of books, DVDs VHS is now managed utilizing a computerized library system. The new system allows library...

Wetland information is available online

To The Eagle: The May 11 article regarding the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) significantly understates the areas of the county that are impacted. By state law, shorelands are not limited to just 200 feet from the ordinary high water mark of...

EPA has made things better

To The Eagle: After reading Howard Brawn's latest attempt to “put me out of my misery” I can only profess gratitude that he is not my doctor or pharmacist. Appreciating Howard's literary admonition, I feel we must consider “for whom the bell...

Writer from Sweden searching for relatives

To The Eagle: Hello, My name is Annica Eriksson and I am from Sweden. It seems that parts of my family went to America as a lot of other Swedes did. I found a letter from one of them that lived in Cathlamet. She died in 1989 (17/8) and her name was...

No positive consensus on proposed county SMP

To The Eagle: The article in last Thursday's edition of The Eagle concerning the shoreline master plan (SMP) would have you believe that there was a positive consensus between the members of the initial County Shoreline Advisory Committee and the...

Clean up day scheduled for Seal River Cemetery

To The Eagle: The Seal River Cemetery annual clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. Please bring your favorite tools/equipment, soft bristled brushes (jugs of water) for cleaning headstones, rain gear or...

Track and Field

Several women on the Wahkiakum Mules track and field team qualified for the district meet at last Friday’s Central 2B Sub-district meet in Kalama, but the season ended for all the Mule men. According to Coach Eric Hansen, athletes had to have a...

Adna tops Mules for district title; regional playoffs start Saturday

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team took second place in the district tournament on Monday after losing 10-2 to Adna. The District 4 Championship game between the Mules and the Pirates was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon but was postponed...

Sheriff's Report, May 18, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 8--10:17 a.m. An officer stopped a vehicle on SR 4 at Milepost 33 and cited the driver for speeding. 12:57...

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