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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018 

Congresswoman studies erosion concerns

Congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler, R-District 3, visited the eroding East Sunny Sand shoreline Tuesday to see what she could do to aid efforts to set up dredge spoils deposits this year. County offi...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018 

Town council cruises through light agenda

Perhaps it was the snow that fell heavy and wet in the late afternoon, for the Cathlamet Town Council found itself with a light agenda Tuesday. The highlight of the agenda was supposed to have been a visit from Washington Department of...

 

Basketball, New Year set for this Saturday

It looks like Mother Nature has decided to cooperate with the calendar and as I complete this column I watch big puffy snowflakes falling outside and actually sticking to the ground. My young dog, (almost 3 years old and 150 pounds) is rooting...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Commissioners object to Grays River pot store

Editor's Note: This story is corrected from first publication, which incorrectly reported a business owner has applied for an application to open a marijuana store in the old Rosburg Store; the correct location, according to the application, is 3772...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Executive explains doxo network

Responding to an article in last week's Eagle, a representative of the firm "doxo" contacted The Eagle to explain the company's business model. The article reported that some Town of Cathlamet utility customers had encountered doxo's website while se...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 8, 2018

County plugs away on dredge permitting

Will Wahkiakum County's eroding shorelines receive sand from Columbia River channel maintenance this year? Wahkiakum County officials continue to address issues raised by permitting agencies in their effort to establish a 10-year beach nourishment...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 8, 2018

Online company taking town, PUD payments without permission

A utility payment processing company has been taking payments for both the Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum PUD utilities without permission and charging a fee as well. "I have had two customers ask me why they have to pay $7 to pay their bills...

 

Elocution contest, smorgasbord ahead

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week for the Naselle Comet teams: Saturday, the 10th-District IV 1B boys and girls basketball playoffs at Ilwaco. Call school for times; Monday, the 12th-middle school boys basketball in Naselle with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 1, 2018

No clear path for council action on sewer rates

Will they or won't they? Members of the Cathlamet Town Council have been considering revisions to the structure of town sewer system rates for over a year, and on Monday, they received an analysis of...

 

West End Food Pantry needs more volunteers

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Tomorrow (Friday), high school girls and boys basketball at Three Rivers Christian at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, JV girls and boys C Team at Knappa at 10 a.m.; Monday, middle school...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 25, 2018

Commissioner's support economic district, increase bus routes

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to support creation of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Economic Development District. Five years in the making, the district would develop a regional economic development strategy and find funding to help implement...

 

Count of homeless scheduled for tonight

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school boys basketball in Naselle with Firm Foundation at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, high school girls basketball at Astoria at 6 p.m.; Saturday, high school...

 
 By Rick    News    January 18, 2018

School board meeting Monday

The Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District No. 200 have changed their January meeting to Monday afternoon, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., in the Wahkiakum High School library. The board and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

Burnham appointed to council for 2nd time

Mayor Dale Jacobson cast the tiebreaking vote Tuesday to select Jean Burnham to fill a vacant seat on the Cathlamet Town Council. Long-time Council Member Richard Swart resigned at the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

County commission covers variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they took on a light agenda at their Tuesday meeting this week. Commissioners accepted the recommendation of Health and Human Services...

 

Volunteer opportunities abound with food pantry

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school boys and girls basketball at WSD at 5:30 p.m., middle school boys basketball in Naselle with Ocosta at 5:45 p.m.; Monday, middle school boys...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 11, 2018

Roundtable talks cover wide range of countywide issues

It was roundtable discussion time Tuesday as the Wahkiakum County officials and residents covered a lot in a morning of discussions on topics ranging from high speed internet to ferry service status notifications. The day started with a quarterly...

 

Open mic, Legion crab feed highlight calendar

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), JV girls and C-team boys basketball in Naselle with Knappa at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, high school boys and girls basketball at South Bend at 5:45 p.m.; Monday,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Slide closes SR 4 approximately 22 hours

Local motorists breathed a sigh of relief after SR 4 reopened 21 hours after being closed Friday afternoon just west of Stella. Soil, rocks and a fir tree came sliding down about 4:55 p.m. with rocks...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Richard Swart resigns from Cathlamet town council

Cathlamet town Council Member Richard Swart has resigned his position, effective January 1. Swart has been hampered by health issues, especially after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision in 2017. He has a record of long service to...

 

New year starts with variety of events

Happy New Year everyone, and a huge shout out to the road crews, EMS and firefighters, law enforcement and especially our mail carriers for their diligence during this past week of rain, freezing and flooding. We are fortunate to have so many...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 28, 2017

Commissioners reconsider scope of dike road work

Wahkiakum County commissioners want to reconsider details of a plan to make improvements to the two sections of Steamboat Slough Road along the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. County Engineer Paul Lacy brought the issue to the board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 28, 2017

Diane Tischer retires as county auditor

After 42 years working on the job, county Auditor Diane Tischer has left the office. She started when she was 23 years old; she held the top post for 28 years. "Where has the time gone," she pondered...

 

Foundation set up to help local EMS needs

Home, Home, Home! There is nothing like Home! It was a wonderful 6,000 mile journey with one of my sisters, a week long cruise with two of my sons and their families to the western Gulf of Mexico, a few days with a cousin in Arizona that my sister...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 21, 2017

School board plans workshops to start superintendent search

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors will hold some special meetings in January for workshops to organize their search for a new superintendent. Twenty-five year veteran Bob Garrett announced last week he would retire at the end of the...

 

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