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Citizens gather to protest against violence

On Sunday evening in downtown Cathlamet, a group of citizens gathered in front of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse to peacefully protest Saturday's bigotry and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 17, 2017

Dredging, salary, other issues occupy county commission

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners on Tuesday addressed a wide variety of issues ranging from dredging and the county ferry to fish nets and mental health services. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported the county's permit application process for...

 

PUD revisits Oneida water main extension

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners heard a variety of reports at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that a crew, in preparation for a potential new customer, had replaced an old water line on the Westend after they...

 

Students flock to new chess club

Joel McEntire, who teaches science and language arts at John C. Thomas Middle School, is looking for some community members to join him in teaching, challenging, and just playing the game of chess...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 17, 2017

White supremacy has no place in our nation

So, our nation witnessed an ugly clash between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The clash left one demonstrator dead, and two police officers responding to the event died in a helicopter crash....

 

It's more important to be human

To The Eagle: I guess I'm confused about the issue surrounding removal of statues, flags, and everything removable from the public eye, because some are offended. Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't we been in the longest conflict in our history...

 

Take a moment and enjoy living here

To The Eagle: I have been enjoying the back and forth letters over the past weeks. I am grateful to live here where everyone can have their own opinion and get it printed! We have so much to be grateful for here. I hope, in light of the rioting in...

 

More reader participation is encouraged

To the Eagle: There has been no end to the hectoring from our collectivist letter writers the past few months. Most of us in this county voted for @realDonaldTrump and it is sad that the minority here chooses to see us as racist, bigots and rubes....

 

Corrections & Clarifications

Last week's calendar of events contained an incorrect date for the Oktoberfest at the River Mile 38 Brewery in Cathlamet; the correct date is September 2....

 

Young golfers fare well in Mint Valley tourney

Story and photos by Nick Vavoudis Skyline Golf Clinic attendees recently wrapped up their summer session competing at the Mint Valley Junior City Championship in Longview. Six of the 30 junior golfer...

 

Port 1 commission considers future growth

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners gathered for their August meeting last Thursday and discussed several items that were on the agenda. Commissioner Bob Kizziar suggested that they schedule a workshop to discuss future port growth and goals,...

 

Wahkiakum County Fair opens today at 9 a.m.

COOLED DOWN--Lately, I have thoroughly enjoyed the cloudier, cooler mornings before the sun came out in the afternoon as that meant things did not get so hot here as they have been inland, and that's fine by me. The heavy marine layer even gave us...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! The Fair is here. Here is a list of things that will be at the fair this year: Thursday August 17th is Senior Citizen day and all seniors 60 and over are free all day. 4-H events all day, The Museum of Curious Things,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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

 

Successful blood drive gathers 41 units of blood

It has been an interesting week for me. I had a message on Facebook out of the blue from a cousin and his wife asking if I planned to be home the following day. We had probably not seen each other for 25 years, and they were on their way from Califor...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on August 15. During the regular board meeting, two personnel matters were approved. The board hired David Blaylock as middle school football coach and...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 17, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 7 — 2:34 a.m. A concerned caller reported hearing a dog barking in Erickson Park. At 3:09, the caller...

 

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 Ra...

 

Cathlamet Public Library has Ozobots kits again

The Cathlamet Public Library has the popular Ozobots kit for youth patrons to use for a limited time this summer. The Ozobots http://ozobot.com/ kit can be programmed to race and do other maneuvers. T...

 

Coming Events

We are all gearing up for the Wahkiakum County Fair starting this Thursday! It looks to be great weather to enjoy all the fun activities. We have a new rolling bookcase so we will be able to display our Free Books outside again. The Book Exchange...

 

Grange spelling bee at fair on Saturday

The Grays River Grange will sponsor a spelling bee during the Wahkiakum County Fair. On Saturday August 19, Kids Day, those 12 and under are admitted free all day. The Spelling Bee will take place on the Main Stage, scheduled for 2 p.m. As is the...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 18 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Stephen Harvey, folk, blues and Celtic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 19 at River...

 

Middle school sports set to begin

Wahkiakum School District has announced that middle school volleyball and football starts on August 21. Volleyball practice is from 3:15-5:15 p.m. A parent meeting will follow in the gym to talk about the season. An up-to-date physical is required...

 

Robotics Club visits local fire department

Firefighting can be a tough and dangerous job. Our community is made up of wonderful volunteers who come running when a call for help is made. The robotics club met with Chief Mike Beutler of Puget...

 

Mule football begins

Twenty-six athletes showed up for the first Mule football practice of the year at midnight on Wednesday. Half of them were freshmen, and Coach Eric Hansen thought he might have 30 players before the...

 

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