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

Commissioners seek key eroding beaches

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners revisited beach nourishment issues and covered other topics at their regular Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported consulting engineers are...

Mayor surprises port commission over dredging plans

Much needed dredging at the Elochoman Slough Marina will start in November, but it looked doubtful on Thursday when Mayor Dale Jacobson raised concerns during the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commission meeting about the placement of dredge spoils. At...

Council drops proposed administrative assistant after seeing budget

The Cathlamet town council got their first look at their 2018 budget, came to agreement on the controversial town administrative assistant proposal and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. At the request of Council Member...

Puget Island life

A young white-tailed deer grazes under Puget Island apple trees. Photo by Rick...

Health plan enrollment now underway

Last Sunday marked the start of Medicare’s open enrollment for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans. Washington state Insurance Commission Office Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) are ready to help...

Election 2017--Amy Chadwick, N/GRVSD school board

Ballots for the 2017 general election will soon arrive in Wahkiakum County mail boxes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman has written the following profiles for most of the candidates for local office. Scott Anderson was out of town, so his profile and that...

Election 2017--Tim Haataia, N/GRVSD school board

Naselle resident Tim Haataia is one of two candidates vying for the Naselle Grays River Valley School Board Position 4. Haataia began his education in the NGRV district and graduated in 1992. He earned an associated degree in applied arts and...

Election 2017--Bernadette Goodroe, Cathlamet council 4

Bernadette Goodroe is one of two candidates vying for the council member #4 position for the Town of Cathlamet. She has been on the town council since February of 2016, when she was appointed to...

Election 2017--Tanya Waller, Cathlamet council 4

Tanya Waller is one of two candidates vying for the Council member #4 position with the Town of Cathlamet. A full time student for years, she has several associates degrees in various fields. She...

Election 2017--Laurel Waller, Council 5

Laurel Waller is a candidate for the Town of Cathlamet Council Member position #5 position. Waller is the owner of the Hotel Cathlamet. She got a bachelor's degree in Religion and Mysticism at John...

Virginia Wendelin

Virginia Wendelin, 93, a lifelong Grays River resident, died October 11, 2017 in Longview. She was born April 17, 1924 in Astoria, Ore., to John and Helen (Cook) King and grew up on a farm in Grays River. Virginia graduated from Naselle High School...

FOS calling for artists and crafters

Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors and crafters to participate in their Annual Holiday Open House, “Deck the Hall.” The event will be held from November 24 through December 17 at 1394 W SR 4, Skamokawa, at Friends of Skamokawa’s River...

Haunted House to open Friday at fairground

NIPPY--Last weekend was sunny and nice during the daytime but those late night temperatures were below freezing out here in West Valley, so we were definitely feeling the "nip" in the air. Unfortunately, the sunshine will be replaced with more rain...

Naselle Library hosting interesting programs

News from Naselle: Naselle Comet sports calendar for the coming week: Today (Thursday), cross country League meet at Ocosta at 3 p.m., high school volleyball at Firm Foundation at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, high school football at Taholah at 1 p.m.;...

Grays River Valley Center News

Grays River Valley Community Center @ Johnson Park welcomes you to come and enjoy your Community Center.Coming up we are excited to have our Winter Harvest Dinner. The Grays River Valley Center is selling tickets.We sold out last year, so don't...

Robotics club tours water plant

Recently the Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club went on a field trip to the Cathlamet Sewer and Water Plant. Their mission on this field trip was to learn one way humans and the water cycle are connected....

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

We are pleased to announce that we have hired a new coordinator for the Community Center. Her name is Kelly Shumar and she and her family have recently moved to Grays River. Kelly brings with her an impressive work history and is extremely...

Wahkiakum Lions Club honors

The Wahkiakum Lions recently honored Casey Wilson as the September Student of the Month. Casey is a 3-sport athlete and also gives volunteer time with youth sports. He plans to attend Boise State...

Annual neewollaH (sic) Days festivities to be held October 31

Join the Chamber of Commerce at the Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet, 56 Main Street, for neewollaH Days, at 4:00 p.m., on October 31. There will be goody bags for all kids in costume plus drawings for bigger prizes. Refreshments will also be...

Girl Scout troop invites members

Girl Scouts and volunteers are invited to join a newly forming troop in Cathlamet. Girl Scouts is about building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Membership is only $25 a year. and financial assistance...

"Slow Down, Move Over" emphasis patrol Oct. 18-20

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from October 18-20. The purpose is to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to the “Move Over Law.” In the last...

Trust, but verify the facts

Trust, but verify the facts To the Eagle: A friend asked me if I read James Roberts’s last letter to the Eagle, my first thought was my God I hope so. Then I read his letter in the Oct. 7 Eagle and was left with the same amount of bewilderment as...

Different treatment of accused abusers

To The Eagle: Nearly deafened by the silence, the dichotomy of the current Tale of Two Cities stuns anybody that pays attention to current events. Now that the NRA has been spared the indignity of responsibility and the Las Vegas slaughter has...

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Department of Emergency Management (DEM) The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County...

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team competed in the 5,000 meter JW Black Lake XC event in Ilwaco on October 10. Junior Leif Carroll took 51st place amongst the boy runners with a time of 27:47. 7. Freshman Ellie Hiatt led the Mule girls with a...

Warriors place third in division

On Thursday October 12, the Warriors football team had an exciting matchup with the Winlock Cardinals. The Cardinals did not have enough players to play 11-man football so the Warriors had to prepare ...

Mules upset Toledo with 18-7 victory

The Wahkiakum Mules shocked the state's fifth ranked Toledo Indians in an 18-7 Central League River Division football game last Friday. Coming off a strong performance in a loss last week to Kalama, ...

Lady Mules split with Adna and Mossyrock

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games this week and improved their record to 5-2 in league and 8-3 overall. They faced Adna at home on Thursday and beat the Lady Pirates in three sets,...

Wahkiakum Girls Volleyball goes PINK

The Wahkiakum High School girls volleyball team has opted to "Go Pink" during the month of October as a means of bringing awareness to breast cancer. Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 women...

Sheriff's Report, October 19, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 9 — 8:50 a.m. A Deep River resident was concerned that her neighbors were going to steal her dog...

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