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Bill Faubion sees growth of court over long career

After 38 years, Bill Faubion has decided to step down from his position as Wahkiakum District Court judge. His tenure will end on August 31. "Law school called my bluff," Faubion said last week. "I...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 10, 2017

County health director announces retirement

Wahkiakum County is in the market for a new director of the Health and Human Services Department. Present Director Sue Cameron last week sent the board of county commissioners a letter announcing her intention to retire and leave the position...

 

Love of rowing leads men to form local club

The Cathlamet Rowing Club was formed when two Wahkiakum residents, Julius Dalzell and Allen Bennett, decided to share their love of boats with others. Dalzell, who grew up on Grand Manan Island, New...

 

Wooden boat show expands to the classics

Julius Dalzell, one of the 2017 Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Show organizers, was a little worried about the turnout when the event opened on a beautiful Saturday morning, but he shouldn't have...

 

No whining here

To The Eagle: The wilds of western Wahkiakum, the "outback" of greater metropolitan Cathlamet, is home to three of my greatest local heroes in the continuing battle against the encroachment of overweening government and bureaucracy. They are: Maury...

 

Strut your stuff

To The Eagle: We have a lot of talented people in this area and the Wahkiakum County Fair is the place to show it off. Whether you grow green beans, can cherries, plant posies, brew beer, sew skirts, create crafts, bake bread or paint pictures, now...

 

WSP reports stats on new distracted driving law

It has been nearly two weeks since the new distracted driving law went into effect, and the Washington State Patrol is reporting statistics to see how the first week of the law differed from the week before the law went into effect. The Distracted...

 

State patrol seeks public help to ID accident victim

Washington State Patrol (WSP) cold case investigators hope a new sketch will help them identify the remains of an unidentified female exhumed from her unmarked Longview Memorial Park and Cemetery...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 10, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 31 — 9:09 p.m. A caller reported hearing young voices screaming at an Elochoman Valley address. It turned...

 

Princess Bowcutt bake sale to be held Saturday

BEASTLY--I hope you all survived the record heat of last week and also the hazy, smoke-filled skies that descended around a lot of local areas, as it was pretty nasty out there for a bit. I was thankful for the wind on Friday, which not only caused...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., Cathlamet, 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

Local musicians host open mic program

Another incredible Pig Roast/Pot luck and Campout at Poul and Zenaida Toftemark’s. If you didn’t make it, you really missed out. The food was delicious, the music, the games, the karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, swimming, etc., made for a...

 

Pig roast in Rosburg

Last weekend was the 20th annual three day community party hosted by Poul Toftemark and his wife Zenaida at their property in Rosburg. The event is always open to everyone and the pair shared food,...

 

Stanley W. Everman

Stanley Watts Everman, 100, longtime Cathlamet resident, died in Longview on August 2, 2017. He was born in Rainier, Ore., to Lorenzo and Clara (Watts) Everman on February 21, 1917. Stan grew up in...

 

Portland Tango in Skamokawa

Portland Tango enjoyed a camping trip last weekend at Vista Park which included dancing Friday and Saturday nights away at the Skamokawa Grange. Photos by Diana Zimmerman....

 

Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby set

The 3rd Annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby will be held August 30-31, according to Cathlamet area resident and VFW member, Bob Roche, who is organizing the event. "We believe it is the only salmon derby in the nation specifically for men and...

 

Approaching eclipse will bring heavenly show to our area

On Monday, August 21, people will be able to view a total solar eclipse as it moves eastward through the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. A total eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and the earth meet in a straight line, thus allowing the moon to...

 

Canning lid testing offered

Canning season is here as an abundance of food is being harvested. You can have your canner lid tested to be sure that your food is correctly canned. Lids can be tested, Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (August 15 – September 19) for $4.00 at the WSU...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 11 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 12 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., Open Mic...

 

Call for artists for Cathlamet Art Festival

The first ever Cathlamet Art Festival is seeking fine art and crafts vendors for Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tsuga Gallery is sponsoring this event which will kick off Friday, September 15, with a welcoming reception and music....

 

News from Astor Street Opry

The 33rd season of Shanghaied in Astoria is showing now through September 9, performing Thursday-Saturday, with one Sunday matinee left, September 3. This award winning, locally written and performed show is a local and tourist favorite, with...

 

Jobs fair to be held

The public is invited to the 7th Annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair to be held August 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Warehouse '23, 100 Columbia Street #102, Vancouver. Employers interested in participating at the jobs fair should contact the...

 

High school football starts August 16

Wahkiakum High School football begins next week. There will be a parent meeting for the athletes at the high school at 6 p.m. on August 15. Practice begins six hours later, at midnight on August 16. According to Coach Eric Hansen, students will need...

 

Hunter education classes to start

Hunter education classes will be held August 26 through September 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the DeBriae Room at the Cathlamet Fire Department, 255 S. 2nd St. All hunters born after January 1, 1972 must take the course in order to apply for a permit....

 

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...

 

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