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Marijuana store opens near Cathlamet

The Freedom Market, a recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary, opened its doors in Cathlamet on October 1. The shop already has locations in Longview, Kelso, and Ilwaco, and owners jumped at...

 

Halloween comes to life in Cathlamet yard

Steve Powell and his wife, Celeste, know how to get in the Halloween spirit. They know how to get into the Christmas spirit too, but that's another story. The couple live on Jacobson Road in a house...

 

Gift of camera starts artist's career

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Robert Stowe, a recent transplant to Cathlamet, has done a little bit of everything, so it makes sense that he might tackle art in the same manner. Stowe was one of...

 

Lady Mules split first district matches

A loss in the opening round of district play on Saturday meant a little more work for the Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team, who needed to win two games yesterday (Wednesday) to go to the state tournament. The Lady Mules lost to Raymond in five sets in...

 

School board hears initial presentation for bond, levy

Kirk Pawlowski, from the ESD 112 Construction Services Group attended the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting and gave a presentation on what Superintendent Bob Garrett described as a preliminary discussion on a topic related to a...

 

Lady Mules beat Pe Ell, lose to Kalama

This week, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games with Kalama and Pe Ell. They played one more match on Wednesday after The Eagle went to press and begin district play on Saturday. Last...

 

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 one...

 

PUD: Grays River transformer should be replaced at a cost of $1 million

General Manager Dave Tramblie had some potentially expensive news at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning, and a date was set for a budget a rate hearing in November. Tramblie shared a report he had received...

 

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,...

 

Port 1 prepares for dredging marina

Port 1 commissioners met with Josh Elliott, a project engineer for Maul, Foster & Alongi, last Friday to go over some final details for dredging the Elochoman Slough Marina and a portion of the...

 

Retiring health director plans to stay active

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron retired last Friday after working in public health for 42 years. Cameron got her start at Portland State University with a class in...

 

Lady Mules sweep Rainier Mountaineers

On the road on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team beat the Rainier Mountaineers in three sets, 25-11, 25-10, and 25-11, according to Coach Kayli Hurley. “We played pretty efficiently on both sides of the ball tonight,” Hurley said....

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team competed in a 1B/2B meet against 13 other teams in Onalaska last Tuesday, October 3. Ellie Hiatt finished the girl’s 5,000 meter race in 12th place with a time of 24:21.05. Chloe Wu finished in 30:14.45 and...

 

Students team up for Mule sculptures

On September 26, an art project started by Wahkiakum High School students in Sue Garn's art class in the spring was completed with an installation at the highway entrance to the school. The whole...

 

PUD wrestles with rates for 2018 budget, substation repairs

After a report from General Manager Dave Tramblie, the preliminary budget for 2018 became the primary focus at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. Two rate hikes were proposed with the new budget, but only one was...

 

Lady Mules split with Toutle Lake, Toledo

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games this week and raised their record to 3-1 in league and 7-2 overall. Last Thursday, the Mules suffered their second loss of the season in a league match...

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The cross country season started for the Wahkiakum Mules in September. On September 7 at La Center, freshman Ellie Hiatt led the girl’s team in the 1.5 mile run, taking 19th place with a time of 11:46.6. She was followed by junior Chloe Wu, who...

 

Kite festival success leads to calls for encore

There is something about a kite that seems to bring out the child in all of us. Perhaps it's the splash of color against the sky, the fun shapes and creatures, or the idea of flying. Whatever it is,...

 

New K-8 principal enjoys variety inherent in the job

The new K-8 principal at Wahkiakum School District, Nikki Reese, would rather give up her Social Security number and her mother's maiden name than submit to an interview. Nevertheless, she is articula...

 

Group dedicates fishermens' memorial

A crowd showed up at the Elochoman Slough Marina on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the installation of a memorial to local men and women involved in commercial fishing. David Nelson welcomed the...

 

Lady Mules sweep Morton/White Pass, down Onalaska 3-1

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team is on a roll. They won two more games this week and brought their record to 2-0 in league and 6-1 overall. The Mules beat Morton White Pass at home last Thursday...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 announced...

 

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...

 

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