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Ten year dinner

Friends of Wahkiakum County's Cooperative Extension and 4-H youth programs held their 10th annual fund raising dinner on the Grays River Covered Bridge last Saturday. Participants enjoyed fresh air,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

County accepts donation of church property

Wahkiakum County commissioners agreed Tuesday to accept the donation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ (UCC) property. Down to only eight members, the UCC congregation in May voted to donate its church building and adjacent parsonage free of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

Hot market means timber revenue boost for county

Thanks to a hot timber market, Wahkiakum County government should receive several hundred thousand dollars more than expected this year in revenue from county trust timber lands. County officials expected around $1.1 million in timber revenue when...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready...

 

Port 1 prepares for dredging marina

Port 1 commissioners met with Josh Elliott, a project engineer for Maul, Foster & Alongi, last Friday to go over some final details for dredging the Elochoman Slough Marina and a portion of the...

 

Event to raise funds for Puerto Rico set for Oct. 21

GOT DAMP--We ended last week with a bit of rain and started the weekend that way too, which of course, was not ideal for those with outdoor plans, but the moisture was certainly needed. The week started with some cool temperatures and quite a bit of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St.,...

 

Covered Bridge dinner was a fantastic evening

The 10th Annual Covered Bridge Dinner was just as phenomenal as I remembered it. I had not attended for the last five years due to caring for my husband. The cooks, the music, the setup crews, the donors of the auction items, our illustrious...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Community Center @ Johnson Park is gearing up for a lot of events and fun, check it out. We welcome you to come and enjoy your Community Center, and all of the activities. Come join us for a Spook-tacular Crafting Hour on October...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. All premium checks have been mailed and need to be cashed before November 15. If you have not received yours please call the office. The fair board paid 30 cents per point again this year. Thank you to everyone who ent...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 12, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 2 — 8:52 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a driver had blocked a road, followed him...

 

Retiring health director plans to stay active

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron retired last Friday after working in public health for 42 years. Cameron got her start at Portland State University with a class in...

 

Stanley Storer

Former Cathlamet resident Stanley Wayne Storer, of Corpus Christi, Texas died October 1, 2017 at his residence after a lengthy illness of liver and pancreatic cancer. Stan was born on September 7,...

 

Chocolate Extravaganza is set for October 27

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host their 18th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Hotel Cathlamet on October 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. This annual fund raiser helps support their community sexual assault and domestic...

 

Chess club hosting tournament

The John Thomas Middle School Chess Club will host an open chess tournament on November 4. There will be four rounds of play. Registration runs 10-10:45 a.m., and rounds are at 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Games are limited to 30 minutes...

 

Entertainment News

Puget Island Farmers Market: Friday, October 13. Joanne Rideout, Jerry Middaugh and Mary Garvey, 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Cathlamet, call 360-560-3785. River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, October 14, Fred Knight, 5-8...

 

Study examines ocean effects on chinook

Productivity of wild chinook salmon from the Columbia River to northern Alaska is subject to large-scale atmospheric and ocean circulation trends, especially the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation, according to a recent study. Other studies of coho,...

 

Corps hosting meeting on 20-year dredging plan

The US Army Corps of Engineers large lower Columbia River ports are hosting a series of open house-style public scoping meetings to gather input for an update of their 20-year shipping channel maintenance plan. The last of those meetings will be...

 

Master Gardener training offered

Washington State University Extension in Cowlitz County is offering Master Gardener Volunteer training starting in January in Longview. Participants receive over 90 hours of training covering in-depth community gardening topics from edible and...

 

Bee keeper workshops offered

Washington State University Extension will offer workshops on Beekeeping October 23, 25 and 30 and November 1 from 6-9 p.m. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management...

 

Night creatures to be explored

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park presents an evening of stories, activities and exploration of night creatures at 5 p.m., Friday, October 27. Spiders got you down? Are you up in the air over bats? Are you wise about owls? Sounds like you’d...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 12, 2017

No. 1 Chinooks top Mules 35-2

Bigger, faster, stronger. The visiting Kalama Chinooks showed themselves to be just that in a 35-2 football win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday. The state's top ranked Class 2B team took...

 

Lady Mules sweep Rainier Mountaineers

On the road on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team beat the Rainier Mountaineers in three sets, 25-11, 25-10, and 25-11, according to Coach Kayli Hurley. “We played pretty efficiently on both sides of the ball tonight,” Hurley said....

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team competed in a 1B/2B meet against 13 other teams in Onalaska last Tuesday, October 3. Ellie Hiatt finished the girl’s 5,000 meter race in 12th place with a time of 24:21.05. Chloe Wu finished in 30:14.45 and...

 

Comets produce another 60-14

The Naselle Comets overpowered the State School for the Deaf 60-14 in Coastal 1B League action last Thursday. They had defeated Taholah by the identical score last week. The Comets (5-1, 4-0 in league) host the Mary M. Knight Owls (4-2, 3-0 in...

 

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