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

Educator replicates dugout canoe trip

It has happened for many years: Nevada resident Willow Bill paddled a dugout canoe past Cathlamet last Friday. Bill provides education programs for youth and was part of the group that paddled...

Council's lot purchase remains a hot issue

The battle over the Town of Cathlamet's purchase of a vacant lot on Main Street isn't over yet. The town council voted 3-2 to buy the lot in quick action after an executive session at the June...

Bull riding, Bald Eagle Days are this weekend

Meg Morris and Megan Kuhl were working out the finer details of Bald Eagle Days on Tuesday afternoon. Their push to bring vendors to the event this year must be working because so far the two have 65 vendors signed up. “We think we’re going to...

Primary election ballots to be mailed Friday

Washington's election season advances another step this Friday as election officials will mail primary election ballots to registered voters. Voters in every county will be able to return their ballots via the U.S. Postal Service without having to...

Correction/Clarification

In the editor's column last week, Cathlamet Council Member Jean Burnham was misidentified. Wahkiakum High School would like to correct the 2nd semester honor roll for the 2018 school year. Logan LaBerge earned a 4.0 GPA for the 2nd...

Port District 1 hears variety of reports

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met quickly for their July meeting last Thursday to hear reports. Commissioner Scott Anderson mentioned that he had recently attended a seminar in Chehalis on broadband. It resulted in a conversation on the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on July 17 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the tentative hire of Sandra Smith, pending background check and the...

County commission covers light agenda

With two members attending via telephone, Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was short. Commissioners Mike Backman and Blair Brady were out of town but on the telephone;...

Candidate Matt Kuhl: The rest of the story

By Diana Zimmerman (Editor's note: The ending portion of an article about county auditor candidate Matt Kuhl was accidentally omitted from last week's print edition. Following is a summary of the beginning of the article and then the complete...

Celebration of Life--Joan Evenson

A celebration of life service will be held for Joan Evenson on August 26, 2018 at the Skamokawa Resort from 2-5 p.m. Her obituary was published in The Eagle on June 28,...

Bald Eagle Days will be here this weekend

WARM ENOUGH?--This past weekend was plenty toasty for many of us, although I heard that right along the coastline, it was much cooler, which is probably why I saw a ton of traffic headed that way! When we are in the upper 80s and low 90s, it's way...

Bull riding, Finn festival, other events are ahead

With all the dry weather I hope everyone is taking extra care with possible fires. It can be something as innocent as a cigarette butt, a piece of glass in dry tinder or a spark from a brush hog hitting a rock. Be safe out there, and be extra...

LCC seeking host families

Lower Columbia College is looking for families to host eight female Japanese exchange students from September 2 to 17. The students are visiting from Atomi University in Japan to take courses, visit the region, and improve their English. “Hosting...

Vendors sought for Super Sale

The Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park, Rosburg, is looking for vendors for its coming Super Sale on August 3 and 4. The sale is usually the largest fund raiser of the year for the center. For more information, contact Carrie Sweeten...

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce July Fridays--Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 *** Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program 2:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays Thru Aug) ~...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Greetings from the Center, we will be closed for a meeting Monday May 23rd, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday May 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be a Wahkiakum Community Center Volunteer...

FOS benefit set for September 8

The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation will host its 28th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit, "A Cornucopia of Wines" on Saturday September 8. The event will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Skamokawa Grange, 18 Fairgrounds Road in Skamokawa....

Hunter education classes will begin August 4

All hunters born after January 1, 1972 must complete the hunter education course to be held in Cathlamet, to qualify for a hunting license. The first session will be held August 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the second session on August 9 from 6-8:30...

Summer is a great time to have fun; don't let measles ruin your plans

Summer is a great time to have fun; don’t let measles ruin your plans. The Washington State Department of Health is reminding people, who are unvaccinated, that it is never too late to get their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Measles...

Kuhn recognized for service

Susan Kuhn was recognized for 10 years of service in the Wahkiakum Lions Club with a certificate presented by President Terri Elfers. Susan joined the Wahkiakum Lions in June of 2008, has served as...

Assessor should hold workshop

To The Eagle: With the election of county officials only a month away, there isn’t much time left for the incumbent assessor to make good on his suggestion to hold a workshop (March 29, 2018, Letters to the Editor) to explain his property...

Parking lot is a wise investment

To The Eagle: I want to thank the Town Council for having the foresight to purchase the Butler lot. As far as I can see, it is the only vacant lot in the city center area and is both a reasonable and wise investment. The Bank of Pacific sold it for...

Cast an informed vote

To The Eagle: I recently attended a candidate forum that was held here in Wahkiakum County. After listening to the prospective candidates speak and the public-submitted questions, I felt urged to voice my thoughts. First off, the high attendance at...

Vote freedom first, last and always

To The Eagle: Please think about Washington State Primary Election is just weeks away, August 7. Know why you support someone on the ballot. Best to ignore party politics and focus on the person. Do you agree with the candidate on issues at least...

Civility challenged

To The Eagle: While attending the July Town Council meeting, I was saddened to realize that we have been influenced by the national trend to be caustic and lacking in basic civility at a public meeting, regardless of the issue over Ms. Goodroe’s...

The bulls are coming to the fairgrounds

To The Eagle: The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding exhibition will be held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa on Friday July 20. The gates open at 6p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $15 before event and $20...

Proud to call Howie a friend

To The Eagle: As residents of Wahkiakum County we feel that Mark Howie has done an outstanding job as sheriff. His knowledge and integrity of the job has made our county a safer place to live. We are proud to call him our friend. Sincerely, Ray &...

Citizen urges vote for Brian McClain

To The Eagle: As a concerned citizen of Wahkiakum county, I want to express my support for Brian McClain in his campaign for Wahkiakum county assessor. I have known Brian for over 10 years and found him to be a professional businessman during his...

Sheriff's Report, July 19, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 9 — 11:36 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 3:37 p.m. An...

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