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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2016

Council works on water, other issues

Members of the Cathlamet town council breezed through their agenda Monday, covering topics ranging from water plant upgrades to executive sessions and racist names. The town is without a...

 

River traffic

Visiting pelicans and resident cormorants shared the Columbia River near Cathlamet this week. Photos by Dan Tchowzewski....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2016

School board goes over policy, goals

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met for another special session on Tuesday to discuss an optional policy that allows the board to decide whether they will be, in some ways, the architects of education in the district. The policy...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2016

Commissioners work on business

Wahkiakum County commissioners continued plugging away at various projects and issues when they met Tuesday. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported that US Army Corps of Engineers staff are still working on final details for entry permits and other agreem...

 

Why are the name changes an issue now?

To The Eagle: As the kids say today, OMG! How far do we have to go to become politically correct? My uncle lived his whole life at Brookfield. I have fond memories of traveling by boat from Kelso to visit him. My uncle spent many days walking...

 

Local landlord offers insight to costs

To The Eagle: After reading last week’s Eagle about lack of affordable housing, I would like to give you some insight as to costs for the landlord(s). I have had rental houses for over 25 years in Cathlamet. The article by Ms. Zimmerman does not gi...

 

Correction/Clarification

The Eagle erred in names and affiliations in last week's article about Port District 2. Brenda van Kanegan was incorrectly identified by name; she is a commissioner for the Skamokawa Water and Sewer District. Jon Peterson is a commissioner for the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2016

Who has more fun as dogs chase lures?

Despite the gray skies and wet weather this weekend, dog enthusiasts showed up at Judy and Howard Brawn's home, Misty Rivers Plantation, on Puget Island for a little competition. It was another Americ...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2016

Planner responds to shoreline concerns

By Diana Zimmerman Garrett Phillips, a planner for the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce, has been working with a committee of local residents on a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for Wahkiakum County. Each county in the state of Washington has...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2016

Port 2 continues with laundry plan

by Rick Nelson Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday agreed to continue working on their plan to construct a laundromat at Skamokawa Vista Park. Commissioners learned last week that the Skamokawa Water and Sewer Disrict doesn't have adequate...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2016

Candidates start to file for office

Filing for positions on the local election ballots got off to a start Monday and Tuesday of this week. Dan Cothren, Independent, filed for re-election to position two on the Board of County Commissioners. Matt Barnhill, Indpendent, also filed for...

 

Ship Channel Coffee now open

WET BEGINNING--As this week began, it was a bit on the damp and cool side, which was a far cry from the weather we ended with last week, as it was dry and up in the upper 80s. Oh well, all the greenery got a drink and at least it wasn't pouring down...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 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 Ai...

 

District track today; school concerts next week

News from Naselle: Sports events this week: Today (Thursday), high school district track meet in Naselle at 5 p.m. On Monday, the Naselle High School and Middle School will perform in their Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, the 24th the...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle--Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May17. Several personnel moves were approved. These included the hiring of Youth Camp Principal, Gary Flood and middle/high school science teacher...

 

Fundraiser breakfast set for June 4

The Skamokawa Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast before the car show on June 4 at the Skamokawa Methodist Church from 7 to 10 a.m. They will serve pancakes. eggs, sausage and biscuits with sausage gravy. Prices are $8 for adults and $4...

 

Cemetery clean up day set for May 21

The Seal River Cemetery annual clean up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. A board meeting will be held at the Grays River Fire Hall at 11 a.m. for a short annual business meeting. Volunteers are asked to bring...

 

Results of Great White Tail race announced

May 14th marked the 32nd annual Great White Tail Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H. Results of the event follow: 2 Mile, Top Female-Rory Heywood, 19:24; 12 & under-1.Annelise Vik, 20:16;...

 

FOS lists events for June

Friends of Skamokawa will present an experiment this June. Instead of an art or archival exhibit they have decided to present some of the exciting music and poetry making Wahkiakum County such a special place. Here is a list of the six events with da...

 

50th Wedding Anniversary

The children and grandchildren of George and Barbara Silva announce their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, May 21....

 

John A. Didricksen

John Didricksen, of Cathlamet, died May 8, 2016, at the age of 68. The funeral will be held May 21, 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Cathlamet. A reception will follow at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. In lieu of flowers, donations are...

 

Doumit on CWU honor roll

Julian Phillip Doumit of Cathlamet, made the Central Washington University honor roll for fall 2015 term and winter 2016 term. He is majoring in Economics and minoring in Finance at CWU and will graduate in June. His parents are Chris and Juliann...

 

Non-profit organization seeking local host families for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with Wahkiakum High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Christine Darby will perform Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

 

Students of the month

The Lions Club honored three students of the month at their May 16 meeting. L-r: Tyler Gorley (March), Jason Lewis (December), and Esmeralda Ramirez (April), and Acting Club President Chuck Parker....

 

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