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New resident takes over community center duties

It wasn't long after Kelly Patterson found her new home in Cathlamet that she found her new home away from home, the Wahkiakum Community Center. Patterson is the new coordinator. "We moved here in Apr...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 12, 2017

Board okays offer for housing project site, sets 2017 levy amounts

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered lots of ground when they met Tuesday. They approved an earnest money offer for potential housing project property and they set tax levies for 2017. The county's Department of Health and Human Services has been...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 12, 2017

Commissioners set pot forum for January 24

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County commissioners will host a public forum on retail marijuana stores January 24 in Rosburg. Commissioners will recess their regular meeting in Cathlamet earlier that day and reconvene at 6 p.m. at Johnson Park in Rosburg,...

 

Ice cold at the marina

It has been cold! Ice formed around boats and docks at the Elochoman Slough Marina last week. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Are citizens ready to work for our future?

To The Eagle: Sadly, neither the chair nor the vice chair of the Wahkiakum Democratic Party (WDP), and only one of the elected committee persons of the 11 precincts in our county attended an important meeting to elect/re-elect candidates for these...

 

Are we under attack from within?

To The Eagle: Many years ago, a former Russian leader, I believe it was Gorbachev, made the statement that the Soviet Union would never attack the United States, that they would destroy us from within. I believe that they are well on their way to...

 

Timberwolves edge Mules in heartbreaker

The Wahkiakum Mules lost to Morton White Pass in a heartbreaker last Thursday, 50-60. "I thought we played great on the defensive end for four quarters and really battled against a much bigger team,"...

 

Lady Mules rack up four wins this week

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won four games this week to bring their record to 8-0 league, 11-0 overall. Adna’s loss on Tuesday night to Kalama moved the Mules into first place in the Central 2B league. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules...

 

Mule wrestling

Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers competed last weekend at the Kelso Wrestling Tournament. Photos courtesy of Michael Johnson....

 

Warm shelter available for homeless, others

MISERABLE--It got mighty cold last week in our region and depending on where you live, you got an extreme cold, down to 11 degrees here, plus some snowy or some icy conditons, along with some bitter breezes, which made things even colder. Seeing...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Community Center, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Cathlamet Community Center, 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Puget Island...

 

Crab feed tickets are selling fast

Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week includes: Thursday, high school boys basketball with South Bend in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Friday, boys and girls high school basketball with Lake Quinault in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, JV...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 12, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past two weeks, including: December 27 — 1:38 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Alger Creek home where a resident had fall...

 

Local church and Red Cross to host community blood drive

River of Life Assembly of God will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, January 13 from 1:30-6 p.m., at 45 Main St, Cathlamet, in their Fellowship Hall. “We are committed to strengthening our community and helping...

 

Steelhead license plate available for purchase

Steelhead enthusiasts can now show support for their favorite species by purchasing a vehicle license plate with an image of Washington's iconic state fish. The steelhead specialty plate went on sale January 3 and revenue generated from plate sales...

 

Puget Island youth finds photo calling

Puget Island resident Teddy Townsend won the 2016 Coast Weekend Photo Contest. He also got a Top 10 Honorable Mention. "It feels pretty good," he said. Townsend is a soft spoken young man, the...

 

Best and worst cities for STEM professionals

With science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM professions in the coming years, the personal-finance website WalletHub followed up on its Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job report...

 

Terry Irving

Terry Irving, 75, of Royal Oaks, Calif., died on November 29, 2016. Terry was born in Portland, Ore., on January 21, 1941 to Roy and Esther Irving and raised on the family farm in Cathlamet. He graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1959 and...

 

Death Notice for Michael Cochran

Former local resident Michael Cochran 45, of Winlock, son of Wally Cochran, died on December 10, 2016 in Castle Rock. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, January 14, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, David Johnson will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage during Live at Five, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

 

Information session for laborer program set for January 25

An information session about a construction craft laborer program, sponsored by WorkSource, will be held January 25 at 10 a.m., at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St. Participants must be 18 years of age with a 10th grade education and a...

 

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