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Doernbecher Week at WHS

Wahkiakum High School Principal Stephanie Leitz encouraged 11 year old Liam Jaussi to help her lead WHS in a cheer at Friday's assembly to kick off Doernbecher Week at the high school. Jaussi first...

 
 By Nick Vavoudis    Sports    March 17, 2016

Mule golfers start season

The young Mules had a tough start of the 2016 season at one of the most challenging golf courses in the State, RMG, Oakbrook in Lakewood, WA . The 4 person total of 224 fell 26 shots short of Life Christian's 198 and Ilawco's 210. Junior lady Sarah...

 

Freighter stranded

A bulk carrier, the Sparna, apparently ran aground Monday morning (March 21) in the Columbia across from the Hansen National Wildlife Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer. A couple readers sent...

 

Grays River to become a wild steelhead stream

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will no longer release hatchery-reared steelhead in the Grays River to help preserve the wild steelhead population near the mouth of the Columbia River, the department reported in a March 16...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2016

Valdez sentenced to 20 years in prison

On Monday, Judge Steven Warning sentenced Sam Valdez to 20 years and 10 months in prison without parole. On February 25, a jury found Valdez guilty on four counts: solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, delivery of marijuana, possession...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2016

Port 1 scrambles for salmon season

At the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting last Thursday, commissioners learned that preparations at the marina for the spring season was especially challenging in the last month. The ice machine broke down and needed a new pump and filter. A repairman...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2016

Wildlife director hears local voices on salmon, elk hoof rot issues

Administrators of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife visited Wahkiakum County commissioners and citizens Tuesday and left with an ear full of comments on salmon allocations and elk hoof...

 

WDFW directors, netters discuss allocations

Unsworthy and Norman said the Oregon and Washington departments continue to study fisheries under the Kitzhaber Plan with an eye on evaluating it at the end of the year. The plan, named after former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, basically...

 

Ideas abound on how to address elk hoof rot

Local officials and residents expressed dissatisfaction with the department's efforts to address the disease commonly known as elk hoof rot. The disease deforms the hooves of elk; they begin to limp and become more and more immobile and eventually...

 

Choices for presidency are appalling

To the Eagle: At this moment, the race for the presidency is shaping up to give us some pretty appalling choices come November. On the democrat side we have old Bernie who bills himself as a socialist, but is actually an admirer of Joe Stalin whose...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2016

PUD approves changes to town water contract

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to update and amend the water contract with the Town of Cathlamet. The PUD and the town negotiated changes to the maintenance costs, plant operating costs and vehicle...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2016

Chamber of Commerce has a new director

by Diana Zimmerman Paige Lake recently joined the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce as their new executive director. The fact that she is having fun is evident from her easy laugh and smile. Lake is...

 

Spring sports to begin this week

WILD BEGINNING--Last Sunday was forecast as a wet and windy one and by golly, early that morning, we started getting some pretty good gusts out here. I had hoped that our first day of losing an hour of sleep due to Daylight Savings Time would be rela...

 
 By Patty Dursteler    News    March 17, 2016

What's happening at the Fair?

Tonight is the big St. Paddy's Day Carnival at the Fairgrounds. We will have several games for kids and a few snacks in the kitchen. Come out and find the Pot of Gold to win some prizes. The fun starts at 5 p.m., in the youth building. Be prepared...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 17, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 7 — 6:22 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a caller reported that a fire had resumed at...

 

Finnish film to show Saturday at Appelo Archives Center

Finnish film to show Saturday at Appelo Archives Center “Leningrad Cowboys Go American” is a 1989 Finnish film written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. It will be shown on Saturday, March 19, at 11:00 a.m., at the Appelo Archives Center, 1056 SR...

 

Worm composting workshop offered

On April 12 at 6:00 p.m., Tom Welch, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the advantages of vermi-composting which uses worms to break down food into compost. Learn how to manage worms to produce great compost while getting rid...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on March 15. Several personnel moves were approved. These included the retirements of Principals Karen Wirkkala at the K-12 school and Alan Bennett at the Y...

 

Student of the month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has announced their Student of the Month for September, 2015. Joey Moore, pictured with his father Joel Moore and Chuck Parker, acting President of the Wahkiakum Lions Club,...

 

Fundraiser at the brewery

The Chancers was one of three Irish bands to play at the Pioneer Community Association's Hang on to Yer Kilts fund raiser at the River Mile 38 Brewery on Saturday. The event raised $1,600 for the...

 

Storm damage in Cathlamet

Last week's wind storms toppled trees onto one of the footbridges across Birnie Creek at Strong Park in Cathlamet. Photo courtesy of Pam Hanson....

 

Easter crafts sessions set for March 26

Children and teens are invited to participate in making Easter baskets and cookies on March 26 at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main Street, Cathlamet. The first session is for children in grades 1-5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second...

 

Clue to the Hop for Health hidden egg

Clue 4 Outside is where to go, You won’t need a hoe. If you are itching To find the egg, You may have to go fishing, This is the last leg. Gardening has always been fun, If you are smart you may have just won. The egg is somewhere fishy and...

 

Cowlitz County Democrat Women group to hold tea

The public is invited to a bi-partisan, Suffragette Tea on Sunday, April 3, 2-4 p.m. at the Elks Club, 900 Ash street in Kelso. This will be a celebration of the women that won the right for women to vote, and the men that supported the effort....

 

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