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Lady Mules take third

Members of the Wahkiakum Lady Mule basketball team pose with their trophy after placing third in the Class 2B State Tournament last weekned. See more photos and complete cover on Page 10. Photo by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 9, 2017

Right-of-entry permits ready to distribute

Wahkiakum County commissioners are ready to address one of the major remaining hurdles to establishing a 10-year program for replenishing sand on eroding beaches. The US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle office counsel has approved the long-awaited...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

WHS grad enjoys world of officiating

The last time Travis Bain set foot on the floor at the State B Tournament at the Spokane Arena was as a Wahkiakum High School senior and Mule in the 2007 championship game against Northwest...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

PUD crew makes progress on projects

Commissioners discussed setting up pay scales for employees and listened to reports at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie informed the commissioners that crews would be excavating Salme...

 

Puget Island life

Cathlamet sculpter and photographer Dan Tchozewski recently caught these eagles in action along Crossdike Road, Puget Island. Photo courtesy of Dan Tchozewski....

 

Chasing facts over internet is challenging

To The Eagle: I am well familiar with snopes.com and Breitbart and, yes, I do see a pattern. I’m glad you (previous letter writer) see it too, though we see it in a different way. I typed in Hamtramck, MI, and you’re right; right away I see...

 

Greetings from Finland

To The Eagle: Hello from Finland! I sometimes visit your paper’s site in internet, but this time I was advised by Bud Lindwall’s widow, Pat, to read about the memorial for gillnetters. I am very happy to read and find that the initiative of...

 

Confirm sources and check references

To The Eagle: I found Toni Below’s Feb. 23 letter to the editor to be full of dark humor, political irony and some gross factual errors. The humor starts right away with The Eagle’s header of “Writer praises Trump.” I found faint praise...

 

Writer offers information about library services

To The Eagle: I am writing to comment on Bob Pyle’s letter of Feb. 9 concerning the failed efforts to enroll the county in the Timberland Library system. When I first started using the Cathlamet Library, I inquired as to why we were not on that...

 

Resident seeks input on sewer/water rates

To The Eagle: I will be attending the Sewer Fairness meeting scheduled an hour prior to the March 20 Cathlamet Town Council meeting between 5-6 p.m. at the Cathlamet Fire Hall. I have already presented my concerns and requests to the Town Council...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 9, 2017

Rivermile 38 Brewery is up for sale

Success is overtaking the Rivermile 38 Brewing Company in Cathlamet. Demand for the company's variety of beers and ales has surpassed the founders' expectations and production ability. “When is a business too good?" Richard Erickson, managing...

 

Comments: Republican health plan threatens Washington consumers

The proposed US House Republican health plan threatens Washington consumers, health and insurance officials say. House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for replacing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act...

 

Lots of events set for this weekend

COLD SHOT--This past weekend we had another little cold spell, and yes, we did indeed see some snow falling but it didn't last too long down here. Beaver Creek had four new inches of snow by Sunday morning, so I was glad it was up there and not down...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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

 

High school sports start Saturday with baseball

Are you ready for that extra hour of daylight? Remember to spring forward on the 12th and set your clock ahead one hour. Mother Nature has certainly been showing her indecision on the weather this past week or so. We have had it all, from snow, to...

 

Schools are ready for Doernbecher Week

Wahkiakum High School students will undertake a variety of activities next week to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Sunday is Family Fun Day, with food, games and prizes starting at 2 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room at...

 

Annual spring salmon derby in Cathlamet March 31 and April 1

The Spring Chinooks of the Lower Columbia River are said to be some of the best tasting salmon and spring fishing season is here! The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby on March 31 and April 1, at the...

 

Three injured in traffic accident

Three people were injured in a four-vehicle traffic accident Monday morning at the Abe Creek passing lanes east of Cathlamet. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven eastbound by Holly Pfenniger of...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 9, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 28 — 5 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home to assist an individual who was...

 

Geraldine Joyce Lee

Geri Lee, 76, of Grays River, died February 22 at the hospice center in Longview. She was born September 5, 1940, in Longview, to Gilbert and Sophie (Cook) Magnuson. She was a life long resident of...

 

Local author to speak at Cathlamet Library

Cathlamet writer Lilly Robbins Brock, who is dedicated to telling the stories of World War II veterans, will appear at the Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday March 18 at 2 p.m. She is the author of...

 

WHS senior grows into mascot role

Senior Alex Mellis admits that he likes to be goofy and the center of attention, so when the staff at Wahkiakum High School responded to his interest in being Rowdy the Mule Mascot by asking him to...

 

Couple brings landscaping, ed businesses to area

A couple who recently moved to Cathlamet have brought a couple of new businesses to the area. Formerly residents of northern California, Forrest and Beth Mora have purchased a house on Greewood Hill. "My parents, Boone and Jean Mora, live here in Ska...

 

St. Patrick's Day parade announced

The Cathlamet St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Friday, March 17. They will start at the north end of Main St., Cathlamet, at noon. Leashed dogs are welcome to participate. Plan for a late lunch at Duffy’s Irish Pub in Gray's River. Dogs...

 
 By Grace Swanson    News    March 9, 2017

Education funding plans abounds in legislature

OLYMPIA, Feb. 22 — West Valley School District Supt. Gene Sementi, like other Washington educators, is waiting as legislators wrestle to find a solution to fund basic education this session. He is pleased to see budget proposals on the table from t...

 

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