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Robots rule at the high school

Wahkiakum Wohbot Wohundup robotics tournament was hosted by Wahkiakum School District and Wahkiakum 4-H last Thursday at Wahkiakum High School. There were so many robots, or "bots" as the kids call...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 22, 2018

DOT to study lower SR 4 speed at Cathlamet

Motorists will soon see a reduced speed limit on SR 4 through Cathlamet. Both the Cathlamet Town Council and Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners agreed to ask the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to lower the speed limit to 35...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 22, 2018

Superintendent search, student walk out are school board topics

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wahkiakum School Board of Directors, principals talked about the National School Walkout and other activities at the school; the superintendent gave an update on how Washington state legislative inaction affected the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 22, 2018

Commissioners address staffing, event insurance

Wahkiakum Commissioners covered issues ranging from department staffing to insurance for events at the fairgrounds when they met Tuesday. They approved four of five staffing requests from Health and Human Services Department (H&HS)Director Chris...

 

We are getting the shaft from assessor

To the Eagle: Every year I feel like I am being railroaded by the Assessor’s office. Last year my property taxes on my then 7-year old manufactured home increased 10 percent from the previous year, this year they increased by yet another 19...

 

Shameful situation

To The Eagle: I was shocked to read your AP article emphasizing state official’s total lack of integrity by elected Legislators and our WA attorney general. This bipartisan failure to support and enforce WA constitutional protection brings shame...

 

Fair Foundation update offered

To The Eagle: There still seems to be some confusion as to the difference between the Fair Foundation and the County Fair Board. The Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by volunteers to support use of the fairgrounds and raise funds for...

 

Man dies after falling in water at marina

A Vancouver man staying on a boat at the Elochoman Slough Marina died after falling in the water late at night and responders had difficulty finding because of darkness. At 12:25 a.m. on February 23, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received...

 

Open mic night at Grange Hall Sunday

NOT SO GREAT--I suppose it depended on where you were, but as this week began, Sunday was definitely on the wet side in West Valley. We did have our dry moments, but for the most part, it was damp. Saturday was a bit better with more sun than rain,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 22, 2018

PUD starts planning replacement of Grays River substation

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County PUD Commissioners met on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and approve a resolution to accept changes to a senior and disabled low income discount program. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that the PUD is...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on March 20 in Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignation of Robert Dalton, middle school track coach. The board...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

Good day everyone, just a few updates....... It has been a good year so far, we have had several events. In February we had an Appreciation Dinner for Wahkiakum County Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency First Respondors. It was a great...

 

Fire department holding open house to dedicate new truck

The Cathlamet Fire Department will hold an open house next Sunday, 2:30 p.m., to dedicate its new fire truck. Chief Vernon Barton said the public is invited, including men or women who might want to learn more about becoming volunteer fire fighters....

 

WDFW encourages hunter education to prepare for spring turkey season

With the spring turkey season set to begin April 15, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) urges prospective hunters to sign up now for hunter education courses to avoid missing out on any hunting opportunities in 2018. "While other m...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 22, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 12 — 8:28 a.m. A motorist said she had almost been struck by another driver on SR 4. 8:51 a.m. A vehicle...

 

Helen Marie Rangila

On Saturday, March 17, Helen Marie (Simukka) Rangila, 85, long time Deep River resident, peacefully departed to finally meet Jesus whom she loved and worshipped her entire life. Born on September 18, 1932 at the Naselle home of her parents Matt and...

 

Beverly J. Seaberg

Beverly J. Seaberg, 90, died March 11, 2018 at her home in Longview. She was born February 18, 1928 in Astoria, Ore., to Leonard and Mary (Aldred) Jacobson. She was raised on Puget Island and lived most of her life there. After graduating high...

 

24th Annual Cathlamet St. Patrick's Day Parade

For the past few years our parade has boasted of having more Irish wolfhounds than the Seattle and Portland parades. This year Seattle had 14 wolfhounds, and we had 13 wolfies and one great Dane, so we’ll grudgingly concede a tie. The group...

 

Annual salmon derby set for March 30-31

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Hook the Hawg” Salmon Derby on March 30 and March 31, at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. This is a two-day event commencing at daylight on Friday, March 30, and finishing in the...

 

Concert set for March 30

Pigs on the Wing, A Tribute to Pink Floyd: Finding the Dark Side of the Moon is set for March 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $20 general admission, $22 DOS. About Pigs on the Wing: Tracing its roots...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m., Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will host an open house at the former Congregational Church building on Maple and 3rd in Cathlamet. Light refreshments will be provided. Please park at the High School. Staff on...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music on Saturday, March 24 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., “Christine Darby” guitar and vocals, 5-8 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet, call 360-366-4662. On Sunday, March 25, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an...

 

Liberty Theatre honors original volunteer

Regulars to the Liberty Theatre in Astoria may notice an updated plaque in their lobby cookie stand. The plaque entitled, “Chez Jo” has been updated to honor longtime volunteer, donor, and Friend of the Liberty Jo Robinson. Before the renovation...

 

Lady Mules return to softball action

For the first time in three years, the Wahkiakum High School has a softball team. The Lady Mules also have a new coach, Stephanie Green. Of the 13 girls who turned out this season, only four have play...

 

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