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Halloween comes to life in Cathlamet yard

Steve Powell and his wife, Celeste, know how to get in the Halloween spirit. They know how to get into the Christmas spirit too, but that's another story. The couple live on Jacobson Road in a house...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 2, 2017

Commissioners look over department heads' budget requests

The 2018 financial picture for Wahkiakum County government isn't all that bleak. County officials are wrapping up preparation of a set of preliminary budgets for next year, and they're anticipating a financial position that will allow them to...

 

Meg Morris takes reins as Chamber director

The new Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris started last Thursday under the watchful eye of outgoing director Paige Lake. Five work days later, she was on her own. Like many who have...

 

Recyclers will not become criminals

To The Eagle: Let me begin by thanking our county commissioners for saving the county recycling program. Throughout this process to decide whether to continue the recycling program at an expense to Wahkiakum County without reimbursement of tax...

 

Write my name on your ballot

Editor’s Note: Under our guidelines for Letters to the Editor, we say, “4. Political or election-based letters will be run until the week prior to the election.” So, the two letters below normally would not have been run. However, as they...

 

Waller has background and experience

Editor’s Note: Under our guidelines for Letters to the Editor, we say, “4. Political or election-based letters will be run until the week prior to the election.” So, the two letters below normally would not have been run. However, as they...

 

Quotes from Thomas Sowell shared

To The Eagle: I’d like to share a few quotes from Thomas Sowell that I think you would find thought-provoking: If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more...

 

Gift of camera starts artist's career

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Robert Stowe, a recent transplant to Cathlamet, has done a little bit of everything, so it makes sense that he might tackle art in the same manner. Stowe was one of...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce November 2-4 Sons Of Norway Lefse Baking; Puget Island: Norse Hall; Jan Silvestri– 360 795-8759 4 Cathlamet Chess Open. People of all ages are invited to play. Thomas Middle School. Details TBA....

 

Walk 'n' Knock Food Drive is set for this Saturday

MIX OF WEATHER--We have had some gorgeous fall days, and we've had some "so-so" ones like this past Sunday, which was cloudy and gloomy and dampish, but it wasn't pouring down rain at least. Monday was awesome but then our temperatures are going to...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Blood drive coming up next Thursday

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy the extra sleep. News from Naselle: Sports calendar for this week includes: Today (Thursday), high school volleyball district playoff game at Tumwater...

 

Nature Matters welcomes Meg Reed November 9

In the face of a changing climate, Oregon’s already dynamic coastal environment will continue to see challenges to development, infrastructure, recreation, and natural environments. All levels of government, organizations, and individuals are...

 

Bill Munson

Bill R. Munson, 67, of Cathlamet, died October 18, 2017 at home. He was born August 9, 1950 in Longview, to Roger Munson and Marjory (Troth) Munson. Bill grew up and attended school in Cathlamet,...

 

Angela McNally

Angela Reneé McNally, 37, died October 26, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. She was born February 1, 1980, the daughter of Lorraine and Michael McNally. Angie was preceded in death by her father in 1997. Survivors include her mother, Lorraine...

 

FOS to hold fundraiser with calendar

Friends of Skamokawa announces a 2018 fundraiser calendar entitled "River Reflections" by local photographers Genie Cary, Mike Rees, Laurie Michaels, Jenny Kizziar, Dan Tchozewski, Judy VanderMaten,...

 

New arrival

Everwild Forest Friend was born on October 25, 2017 at 12:10 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs and 15 oz, 20 inches long, to parents Erik Friend and Megan Blackburn and sister, Birdie Feather Friend. Proud...

 

Change in stream beds impacts salmon spawn

By the Columbia Basin Bulletin A Washington State University researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution of an entire watershed. His study is one of the first to quantitatively...

 

WDFW approves razor clam dig at Long Beach, Twin Harbors

A razor clam dig in early November will go ahead as planned at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, but the status of two other ocean beaches tentatively scheduled to open depends on results from additional toxin testing. The Washington Department of Fish...

 

Christmas bazaar to be held Nov. 18

“A Country Christmas,” St. James’ annual Christmas Bazaar, will be held Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide array of handcrafted items will be available for purchase including jewelry, paintings, cards, postcards, prints,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings! My name is Kelly Shumar, the new Community Center Coordinator. Please come in and say hello. I would love to hear any ideas you may have to continue to grow our program. Kelly Patterson’s last day was this last Tuesday. She will be...

 

An evening with the Friends of the Columbia Gorge set for Nov. 8

After the recent fires in the Columbia River Gorge, so many people in Oregon and Washington wanted to help. While the Eagle Creek fire was a devastating blow, it reaffirms the importance of the capital campaign that the Friends of the Columbia Gorge...

 

Shook Twins concert set for November 10

Shook Twins will perform a concert at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St, Astoria, on November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical...

 

State Parks offers two final free days in November

Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2017. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 24....

 

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