Art festival brings artists, admirers together

The first annual Cathlamet Art Festival sponsored by Tsuga Gallery was great fun and brought new customers into several downtown businesses. The event was opened with a reception on Friday night at...

Commissioners address variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground at their meeting Tuesday. They concluded the day with an executive session to hear comments from a committee assigned to interview candidates for the position of director of Health & Human...

Council fills vacancy, studies sewer rates

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on utility rates, appointed a new member, agreed to budget for a town administrator and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Andrew...

Correction

An error occurred in last week's edition in the cutline below the photo of Sheriff Mark Howie issuing swearing in of two officers. Eddie Watters was sworn in as a corrections officer, not a deputy...

Waterspout seen

Last Friday at 8 a.m., Camas resident Don Quinn took this photo of what appeared to be a waterspout in the middle of the Columbia River upstream from Stella. "I was parked with Germany Creek delta in ...

Port 1 commission tackles a variety of issues

By Diana Zimmerman Commissioners at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting discussed several issues last Thursday including how to deal with boaters who continue to power on, the coming dredging season, a vendor fair, and a security system to address...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on September 19. During the meeting, several personnel matters were approved. The board approved the hire of Katherine Klinger, middle school volleyball...

PUD commission rejects deposit request

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports, discuss a recent request for an exception to a policy, and approve travel. After reviewing the PUD’s policy on security deposits, the commissioners...

School board hears phone system issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to reports and approved several items on Tuesday evening at their September meeting. Techonology Director Paul Ireland spoke at length about the phone problems plaguing the elementary and...

Charles Ostervold

Charles Lloyd Ostervold III, “Chip”, 53, of Longview, died on September 11, 2017 at home. He was born in Longview on December 25, 1963 to Lloyd and Jacquelyn (Greenough) Ostervold. Chip grew up in Cathlamet where he graduated from Wahkiakum...

Death Notice for Lorraine Lawrence

Lorraine Lawrence, 87, of Longview, died September 17, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Steele Chapel in Longview on Saturday, September 30, 1 p.m. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

Kites will be flying at Vista Park on September 23

WET, WET--As this week began, we had quite a bit of rain and wind too! With all the dry forests around us and the fires raging in so many parts of the PNW, it was really a welcome relief, and it beat the snow that Montana got, as I'm not quite...

Basketball camp, lasagna dinner ahead

Tornados? Oh my goodness, what a weather pattern we had this past week. The weather has gone crazy all over. I was sitting on the couch on Monday with thunder and lightning all around us, hail falling and three 100+ pound dogs in my lap. They are...

WHS students participate in United Way Day of Caring

Wahkiakum High School participated in the United Way Day of Caring last week. "We participated with Cowlitz county and then came back to Wahkiakum to share the love of literacy with the grade...

Wahkiakum High celebrates homecoming this week

Homecoming Week is coming to a close at Wahkiakum High School. During the week, students have been dressing according to daily themes: Monday: Team Day--students supported their favorite team. Tuesday: Decades Day. Wednesday: Athlete versus...

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday October 6, from 1-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

WSU Workshop: Growing Garlic

On September 23 at 9:00 a.m., Master Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss how to raise garlic. She will demonstrate how and when to plant, what to plant and why, how to care for and harvest garlic. This free class will be held at the Cowlitz...

Learn to grow and cook herbs

On September 26 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Betty Manes will show participants how to grow the most popular herbs to enjoy fresh from their own garden. No room for a garden? No problem! Container gardening with herbs can be decorative as well...

Revenue launches new streamlined website

On September 12, the Washington State Department of Revenue announced the launch of its new website. The newly designed website, launched Saturday, Sept. 9, offers quick and easy access to essential information, and provides features that allows...

Astor Street Opry has announced its fall production of "The Birds"

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house,...

Entertainment News

On Friday, September 22 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Phoenix (Bill and Teresa Booth) and Dick Olsen, folk music, from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On...

Board should consider roundabout decision

To The Eagle: To be against the idea of roundabouts just because one doesn't like them is not keeping the best interests of the community in mind. These traffic safety structures provide a practical way to slow traffic while including nice highway...

South Bend defeats Mules 28-6

The South Bend Indians handed the Wahkiakum Mules a 28-6 loss in non-league football last Friday. "We couldn't stop Ben Byington," Mule Coach Eric Hansen said. The 5-10, 185 lb. running back tallied 230 yards rushing and scored all four of his...

Mini Mules improve record

The Mini Mules improved their record to 2-0, defeating Kelso Blue by a score of 20-0. The game was a battle early on with both teams finishing the half scoreless. The second half the Mini Mules offense began to pick up the pace when Zakk Williams...

Lady Mules defeat Ilwaco, Naselle

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team won two more non-league games this week and brought their record to 4-1. After losing the first two sets last Thursday against Ilwaco, the Mules turned on the heat ...

Sheriff's Report, September 21, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 11 — 9:56 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor’s dog was on her property and...

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