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Fair enjoyable despite the heat

Fair enjoyable despite the heat

Fair Manager Patty Dursteler has been working hard to bring back the old fashioned country fair to Wahkiakum County. There was plenty of good music, animals and food. The kids in 4-H were busy and...

County formalizes FCZD agreements

Wahkiakum county commissioners on Tuesday took another step toward setting up the fund raising mechanism for their flood control zone districts (FCZD). Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman--Commissioner Blair Brady was out of town at a county...

Eighth graders join Mule football team

Board members discussed the high school football program at the August Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, as well as the new superintendent job description. The principals gave assessment results and the board approved...

River traffic

To honor late tribal leader Ray Gardner, members of the Chinook Tribe made a canoe journey down the river last week. Photos by Genie...

Local bands performing benefit for Grange

Local bands will be performing at Grange Aid next Friday, September 2, to raise money for the Skamokawa Grange. The Grange is an old building and it's a great building," Erik Friend said. Lots of...

Corrected date: Local agencies plan mass casualty drill

On Friday, August 26, from 10-5, the Wahkiakum County Department of Emergency Management will be conducting a training for a mass casualty incident in Cathlamet. Local law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire departments, mental health...

Council to plan utility rate increases

At their August 15 meeting, members of the Cathlamet Town Council agreed by consensus to put together a committee to plan increases for water and sewer utility customers. Council Member Dick Swart raised the issue for discussion. ""Our income is...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m....

Mary Ann Wood

Mary Ann Wood passed away in Seaside surrounded by family on Aug 22, 2016. She was born Feb 4, 1929 in Prosser, Washington to Ford and Leona Quarles. She grew up in Cathlamet, Washington working in her father’s grocery store and was a licensed...

Emergency drill in Cathlamet on Friday

PLENTY WARM--If you are one of those who love the heat, you sure got it last week and weekend! Wow, way too toasty for me! We joke about it "always raining" at least one day of the Wahkiakum County Fair, but that certainly didn't happen this time,...

Birthday, gatherings, bring lots of joy

News from Naselle: Classes will begin on Monday for the 2016-17 school year at the Naselle-Grays River Valley Schools. Be mindful when you are near the school grounds and remember the lower speed limit when our kids are present. The FinnFest is...

New pharmacist lands 'perfect job'

"Chris told me he had the perfect job and the perfect house," Laurie Miller, the new pharmacist at the Cathlamet Pharmacy said of her predecessor, Chris Wuestefeld. "And now he's moving." Move he...

New arrival announced

Josh and Aimee Hoyt of Spokane Valley have announced the birth of their daughter, Ada June Hoyt, on June 10, 2016. Ada was born at Valley Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. and meausring 19" long....

Prize winner announced

This year at the Fair, our Wahkiakum Master Gardeners awarded a prize to the youth entering the most creative potted plant incorporating the Fair's theme, "Catch the Fair Bug." They were required to...

Close legislative race triggers recount

Election officers in Legislative District 19 this week are performing a recount of the primary's closest election. While Republican Jim Walsh came out on top of the race for Position 1 with 28.96 percent of the vote, Democrats Teresa Purcell, 24.19...

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, August 26, Doug Sheresh, Rick Nelson and Dale and Sylvia Costich will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday,...

Serious fireworks injuries up 40 percent in 2016

Serious fireworks-related injuries from June 1 to July 31, 2016, in Washington state rose by 40 percent, according to the latest figures from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The majority of these injuries occurred on the Fourth of July. This...

WDFW to restart wolf removal after finding dead, injured calves

State wildlife biologists have received authorization to remove a wolf pack in Ferry County after investigating two calf carcasses and an injured calf in a grazing area August 19. The injured calf was classified as the subject of a confirmed wolf...

OSU engineers analyze tsunami on Columbia

Engineers at Oregon State University have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact of a major tsunami event on the Columbia River, what forces are most important in controlling water flow and what areas might be...

Opinions do not carry same weight as facts

To The Eagle: The letter submitted by a Mr. Paul Schreiber and published on 8/18 is at best ill informed and insulting to the previous writers on the matter of legal sales of marijuana in Wahkiakum county. He apparently fancies opinions to carry...

Land owner against assessments

To The Eagle: I, Olaf Thomason, Sr., being a beach front land owner, am against any assessment made by the Corps of Engineers or the county. The damage caused along the beaches was, or is not, caused by the adjacent property owners. Therefore, any...

Writer suggests government is behind shootings

To The Eagle: This letter is in response to Dennis Gordon’s recent request for people in the community to air their concerns about activities of government agencies that we find disturbing. The one I feel is most diabolical is government agencies...

Job description needed

To the Editor: Regarding the upcoming local election, I propose that we the voters be presented with a detailed job description and the salary attached to each position so we can evaluate the past effectiveness of incumbents (performance review),...

Sheriff's Report, August 25, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 15 — 8:02 a.m. The Prosecutor’s Office requested law enforcement. 9:58 a.m. A caller reported that...

 
 
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