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Shoppers brave rain for annual Island sale

Shoppers brave rain for annual Island sale

Not even a little rain could keep the flow of bargain shoppers from near and far away from the 15th annual Puget Island Garage and Yard Sale (PIGYS) last Friday and Saturday. Howard Brawn, a Puget...

Port 1 commission reviews dredge costs

Commissioners held a special Port District 1 meeting last Wednesday, June 22, to discuss the dredge. Because the dredging of the marina and the nearby channel can only be done between November and February, the port wants to be ready if all the...

Commissioners review dredge project progress

Residents of Wahkiakum County's eroding shorelines continue to press county commissioners to expedite Columbia River dredging that would protect their property. In the public comment period at the...

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report about the Wahkiakum School District board of directors meeting contained incorrect information regarding the salaries of the district's two principals. Subsequently, we received this correction from Superintendent Bob Garrett:...

Planning ahead for Cathlamet park

Local officials met Tuesday with representatives of the National Park Service to plan the design process for a waterfront park in Cathlamet. The group is working on a plan for converting the town's old sewer lagoons into a park adjacent to the...

Community center partners seek staffer

Users of the Cathlamet Community Center were prepared to volunteer to cover the down time created when Cheryl Kingston finished her year of Americorps service as the center manager, but the Cowlitz Americorps Network decision to cut funding for the...

Island birds

Two osprey share perches in a snag near the Birnie Slough Bridge on Puget Island. Photo by Rick...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Christian 12-Step Program, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 7 p.m. Community...

Summer youth meals program starts July 5

Starting July 5, any child 18 and under will be able to enjoy a free lunch in the multi-purpose room at J.A. Wendt Elementary School in Cathlamet. The summer food program will be available on Mondays through Thursdays until August 17. Lunch will be...

Abernathy fish lab 1 of 7 in the country

There is a treasure trove of very smart, educated, and friendly people working at Abernathy Fish Technology Center, located at the end of Abernathy Creek Road. It is one of only seven technology...

Judy Carmen

Judy Carmen, 66, of Redmond, died June 22, 2016 in Kirkland. She worked in Cathlamet at Columbia View Care Center for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Norris and two grandchildren, of Carnation. No service will be held at her...

William Ower

William W. Ower, 72, of Cathlamet died on June 24, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday July 15, 2016 at the Cathlamet Fire Hall at 2 p.m. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

New exhibit to begin at Redmen Hall July 2

WARM BEGINNING--As this week begins, it's a toasty Sunday; upper 80s in West Valley and I've heard other areas are a little hotter than that, but that's plenty for me. I'm sure those that got soaked last Thursday and Friday are glad to see the sun...

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, July 1, Layton Elliott will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, July 2 at River Mile 38 Brewing Company...

Author to speak at maritime exhibit

As part of the "Rolling on the River" maritime exhibit at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, Peter Brix, author of The Brix Maritime Story, will sign copies of this history of the Brix family and its relationship to...

WHS honor roll released

The Wahkiakum High School second semester honor roll for the 2015-16 school year has been announced. The following students earned a 4.0 grade – point average: Makenzie Anderson, Charlie Ashe, Morgan Bashore, Mckensi Fluckiger, Tyler Gorley,...

Peninsula groups work for beach-friendly Fourth

Private citizens, community groups and local and state government agencies are working together to encourage safe and responsible celebrations on Long Beach Peninsula and other Washington beaches over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The...

Youth summer art camp offered

From July 18-22, 10 a.m. to noon, an art camp for youth will be held at Tsuga Gallery, 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Classes are open for students in grades 2-6. Students may sign up for one day or all five days. Each day will cover a different subject....

Surging sockeye far exceed forecasts

As Oregon and Washington canceled the second Bonneville Dam reservoir white sturgeon season and opened up more fishing for commercial gillnetters in the lower Columbia River select area fisheries, the run of sockeye salmon already has exceeded...

Ocean salmon fishery opens July 1

Anglers can reel in salmon off the Washington coast beginning July 1, when the ocean sport fishery gets underway daily in all four marine areas. This year's sport fishing opportunities are mostly focused on chinook salmon, which are forecast to...

Fibre Federal Credit Union raises funds for community charity care

Fibre Federal Credit Union organized an evening of bingo at Kelso Eagles raising nearly $5,200 for Community Home Health & Hospice Community’s charity care program. Charity care helps uninsured and underinsured patients needing home health and...

CNA Bridge training offered

The Care Careers Academy is offering an evening Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bridge program for Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Medical Assistants (MAs). This course will start July 1, from 5-9:30 p.m. Included are classroom instruction, skills...

Free lunches offered for youth

To The Eagle: Attention parents with children 18 years and younger: The USDA has a program called Summer Food Rocks and this summer our kids 18 years and younger get to benefit from it starting this Tuesday! From July 5 through August 17, every...

Citizen supports Purcell for legislator

To The Eagle: I am endorsing, supporting, doorbelling and campaigning for Teresa Purcell for the 19th District (D) State Legislator. Teresa was born and raised in Longview. She returned to the community nine years ago and has been active in...

Can we do without politicians?

To The Eagle: There are two types of taxpayers: authentic taxpayers and taxpayers. The authentic taxpayers are homeowners and employees that earn their wages by working for themselves or nongovernment businesses. Taxpayers are homeowners and...

Sheriff's Report, June 30, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 20 — 1:09 a.m. The Coast Guard was notified after a deputy failed to locate four boaters who were...

 
 
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