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National Night Out

Liz Beutler and Sherill Bollen prepared root beer floats for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and friends at Tuesday's National Night Out event at the Puget Island Fire Department. Annie...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

Book about Stephen Biko changes woman's life

Laura Ray's life was completely altered by a book about a man who lived and died half a world away from her own in the Pacific Northwest. The book put her on a journey that some might dream of, but...

 

Timberlands closed because of fire danger

Recent hot and dry weather have led local timber companies to close their lands. Here is a Wednesday morning announcement of the closures: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forest lands are closed due to extreme heat and fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

PUD commission discards survey idea

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and announced that they had decided to forgo plans to survey public interest in the possibility of the utility taking on a water system that is currently being managed by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

Diking commissioners address Islanders' concerns about spray

Commissioners from Consolidated Diking District No. 1 visited the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to discuss their vegetation management program. Two weeks ago, Puget Island residents...

 

More comments on the back and forth

To The Eagle: Keep in mind, I am chuckling as I write this serious comment. Mostly because I find it so absurd, the place our 26 percent of eligible voters put us in. Also I don’t want to cry, literally. I find it difficult to stomach, when someone...

 

Save your car

To The Eagle: The photograph of a fully involved (completely ablaze) car in The Eagle of July 20 (Sheriff's Report, page 5) makes a dramatic point that having a proper fire extinguisher, readily available, can limit damage to a minimum, as opposed...

 

See you at the fair

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Fair is August 17-19th. My wife Pat and I will be there Friday the 18th for lunch at 1 p.m., with any Class of 1961 members wishing to join us. Also on Saturday the 19th for the Salmon Feed at 1 p.m., to catch up...

 

Info offered about electoral college

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read some folks see the Electoral College as simply an “anachronistic” practice. Great word anachronistic, as many today also believe it applies to capitalism or socialism, depending on your viewpoint. Others...

 

Wooden, classic boats this weekend

By Diana Zimmerman The Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Festival is this weekend at the Elochoman Slough Marina. “Classic means not just totally wooden, but wooden and fiberglass is permissible,” Julius Dalzell, one of the event organizers...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

Commissioners pick Heywood for judge

Effective September 1, Wahkiakum County will have a new district court judge. William Faubion, a 38-year veteran of the bench, is retiring at the end of August, and Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners voted 2-1 to appoint Skamokawa attorney...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

County OK's agreement for Corps 408 review

Setting up a long-term beach nourishment program for four Wahkiakum County flood control zone district (FCZD) beaches took a small step forward Tuesday. Commissioners voted to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the US Army Corps of Engineers...

 

Human jawbone found near Brookfield

A Hancock Timber employee was out with his dog at Brookfield when he found a human jawbone on the beach July 26, according to Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner Daniel Bigelow. The man notified the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office,...

 

Remember to use 360 area code for local calls

TOASTY--By the time you read this, we should have experienced some very hot temperatures and I hope you're faring okay during this first full week of August. Needless to say, it seems almost impossible that we are into yet another month, which is syn...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone is busy making things to enter in the fair. The T-Building has a new coat of paint; thanks to the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation for doing this as their project this year. Also, Neil has been working hard on t...

 

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. Area Agency on Aging &...

 

Family hosting community campout

News from Naselle: Students in the Naselle schools will return to classes on September 5. The following schedule is for registration of high school students: Seniors will register at 6 p.m. on August 7 and Juniors will register at 7 p.m. on that date...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 3, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: Between July 24 and July 30, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 134 motorists. The bulk of the...

 

FOS wine tasting and auction coming soon

The Friends of Skamokawa has announced their annual fundraiser “A Cornucopia of Wines,” Wine Tasting & Auction, Saturday, September 9 at the Skamokawa Grange from 6:30-10 p.m.. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Skamokawa Grange is located at...

 

Free CERT training to be offered this fall

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Raymond. Training is scheduled as follows: Saturday, October 21 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22 - 8:00 a.m....

 

Mary Clark

Mary E. Clark, 97, formerly of Cathlamet, died at her residence at the Delaware Plaza, Longview, on July 9, 2017. Mary was born October 13, 1919, in Coffeyville, Kansas. She moved to Alaska when it was still a territory and lived there for more than...

 

Jacob Hammond joins county fair royalty

Jacob Hammond has been involved with the Wahkiakum County Fair in one way or another for over a decade. This year, he decided that he wanted to express his appreciation by vying for a fair crown,...

 

4-H Robotics Club kids give presentations

This past week was busy for the Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club, giving two presentations. The first one was Monday evening to the Marine Council. The kids were a bit nervous but it didn't take long and...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Our Free Family Bingo last Saturday was a lot of fun! We will be planning another event soon. Stop in and pick up an August Calendar for upcoming events and daily activities. Due to this excessive heat we will be experiencing this week, the...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 4 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Ned Heavenrich and Larry Moore will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 5 at...

 

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