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Hobie Cat enthusiasts at Vista Park

Last weekend, Hobie Cat enthusiasts returned to Vista Park in Skamokawa for their annual event, recently renamed the Todd Christensen Memorial Regatta. The blustery weather made for great fun and a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

Beerbowers find reward in working for the fair

Jean and Neil Beerbower can attest, they absolutely work more than they did before they retired. It's almost fair time, and a lot of their waking hours right now are spent in Skamokawa, getting the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

Commissioners to name new district court judge

District Court Judge William Faubion is retiring in August after serving 38 years as the only District Court judge in Wahkiakum County. Next Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners will appoint a temporary replacement for him. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

School board OK's budget in Tuesday session

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors reconvened on Tuesday to approve the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The district is expected to receive $6,358,609 in projected revenues. The funds come from three sources. The first is from...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

Islanders surprised by dike spraying

A group of Puget Island residents visited the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners July 18 to ask if it was a county crew that was spraying blackberries and brush alongside Island roads. The spraying occurred about six weeks ago, and now dry and...

 

Relief from whining seems to be lacking

To the Eagle: Hey J.B., if you're gonna use quotation marks, you gotta get it right (Bouchard letter in last week's Eagle). The actual quote was, "so Trump stumbles along, so far doing more good than harm . . ." and the operative word was "stumbles."...

 

Democracy is bleeding into history

To The Eagle: Touché Mr. Brawn. Big words worked in Charles Dicken's times but when a two year old now asks for an IPad when waking from a nap I fear our language is doomed. Mr. Bouchard writes a thoughtful letter based on real events unlike the...

 

Clarification offered

To The Eagle: As a participant of the Wahkiakum Community Network, I think it is important to make a clarification to last week’s letter dealing with underage drinking. Ginger Hake is credited with last week’s letter but the Wahkiakum Community...

 

Democrats should offer actionable items

To The Eagle: According to the information I have gleaned from "progressive" news sources, both active and passive Democrats are tired of hearing about the daily Trump tantrums and tired of the "do little to nothing" local and national Democratic...

 

Need to set the record straight

To The Eagle: Thank you Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County for a great Bald Eagle Days festival! The Chamber and the community put on a great event. The marina staff did a terrific job - boaters love coming to Cathlamet. However, we need to set the...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

The print version of a story about financing a fire truck for the Town of Cathlamet incorrectly stated the $100,000 was a share of funds from the county wide Emergency Services Levy, which helps the different fire departments in the county with...

 

Robots milk cows

Submitted by Jessica Vik and Ron Wright Photo by Jessica Vik When you think of dairy farming, you think of making hay, stinky air, milking cows, but how about robots? That's right! Gary and Susan Burk-halter installed two robotic milking machines thr...

 

DOR: Phishing scam targets state businesses

The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of an email phishing scam targeting Washington state businesses. The scammers are sending emails that appear to come from Revenue and provide them with instructions to renew...

 

PI Fire hosting Night Out event

As part of the National Night Out community building program, the Puget Island Fire Department will host an event next Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the department fire hall on SR 409. Chief Mike Beutler said fire fighters will serve root beer floats; he...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 27, 2017

County offers Puget Island ferry to Washington state

Wahkiakum County commissioners have asked the Washington State Ferries system to take over operation of the Puget Island-Westport ferry. An undated letter approved at the board's July 18 meeting states the county "is in a financial crisis and can no...

 

Grant writing workshop offered

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) Economic Development Program will host an event focused on using census data to strengthen grant proposals. This valuable event will be held on Thursday - August 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the...

 

2017 Wooden Boat show will be held August 5-6

NICE WEEKEND--Our heat wave has continued and once again we've had some pretty doggone nice weather with only a hint of dampness last Thursday morning, but by afternoon, the sun was up and shining again and it warmed right back up. The fact that...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7...

 

Registration starts for Naselle schools, sports

News from Naselle: It won’t be long now before our kids will return to their classrooms in the Naselle-Grays River Valley high school, and begin another school year. School will start on September 5. In the meantime, every high school student must...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 27, 2017

Suspect sought for Naselle bank robbery

The Bank of the Pacific in Naselle was robbed on Monday by a woman who fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The woman entered the bank at approximately 3:50 p.m. and handed a note to a...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 27, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 17 — 10:20 a.m. A Grays River resident was concerned about a neighbor’s pit bull that was chasing...

 

George Coulter

George K. Coulter, longtime Cathlamet resident, died July 16, 2017 at Community Hospice in Longview. George was born in Alhambra, Calif., to George and Carol (Underhill) Coulter. After moving to Washington, George’s family lived on Bunker Hill and...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, July 28 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Kerrie McNally will perform with guitar and vocals, many songs about the Pacific Northwest, from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further...

 

Birth announcement

Pierce Allen Fritzie was born June 12, 2017 to Blain Fritzie and Nicole Laney. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19.5" long. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Tina Laney of Naselle; paternal grandparents...

 

Wooden boat show expands to the classics

The Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show is set for August 5 and 6 at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. The festival is expanding from wooden boats to include classic craft of various...

 

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