The Wahkiakum County Eagle

Local News

Thu, Aug 2, 2012 

 

Finn festival has successful run

Although attendance was low on Friday, Saturday brought dry gray skies, comfortable temperatures, and a couple thousand attendees to the 16th biennial Finnish American Folk Festival in Naselle.

Local 12 year old earns a berth to the World Series

Longview Youth Baseball earned a berth to the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland, next week by winning the Pacific Northwest Regional.

Thu, Jul 26, 2012 

 

Candidates speak at forums

With primary election ahead, candidates give background, answer questions

Young riders experience Horsmanship Challenge

Local equestrians have been horsing around in mule country thanks to the Wahkiakum County Fair Board and the Island Riders 4-H Club.

Timberlands Library serves summer readers

The walk is lined with aquamarine and canary colored flowers, over the entrance a banner boasts ‘Dream Big, Read!’, as the sliding doors open a tree with purple and teal branches holds cosmic ornaments boasting the names of young readers; it is summer at the Naselle Timberland Regional Library.

Georgia Pacific, Clatsop County settle property tax dispute

Georgia Pacific - Wauna Paper Mill contributes greatly to the Wahkiakum County economy, employing residents to help in the production of pulp and paper products.

Increasing cost of new ferry a concern

The estimated cost of a new ferry continues to grow, and county officials are considering whether or not to adopt the latest design change.

Business offering designated driver rides

A Rainier, Ore., business is bringing a new service to Wahkiakum County--they provide teams of safe drivers to conduct people home from bars and taverns.

Canadian couple canoeing the length of the Columbia

A Canadian couple passed through Wahkiakum County this week as they completed a canoe trip along the entire length of the Columbia River.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 

 

Breakfast was success, Kiwanis club reports

Visitors and local residents enjoyed a hearty breakfast Saturday to start their day of celebrating Cathlamet’s annual Bald Eagle Days festival.

Fri, Jul 20, 2012 

 

Candidate forums set for Monday and Tuesday

You're invited to submit questions for the Monday forum

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 

 

Four seek District 1 commission job

Four candidates with a wide range of business experience are running for the District 1 seat on the county board of commissioners. Incumbent Lisa Marsyla is leaving the office and running for a seat on the Wahkiakum PUD board of commissioners.

Town construction projects hit snags

For a while, Cathlamet's town council meeting Monday was bad news followed by more bad news regarding the town's construction projects.

PUD, town discuss shared meter reading, billing

Wahkiakum PUD managers and commissioners are exploring a possible billing and meter reading contract with the town.

Three seek county treasurer job

Long-time county Treasurer Paula Holloway retired last winter, and county commissioners appointed Marlena Silva to fill the position. Silva, Tammy Peterson and Susan Bate are candidates to fill the unexpired term. Eagle reporter Melissa Linquist offers profiles of the candidates.

Family deals with nursing home closure

Robert Belleisle, 72, retired to Cathlamet with a love of the outdoors. The Coos Bay native would spend his free time hunting and fishing so after 20 years of work for Columbia Ford in Longview, Belleisle purchased a pole building and hauled his boat to Wahkiakum County.

Port 2 plans work on comprehensive plan

Commissioners of Port District 2 are planning to continue work on updating their comprehensive plan.

Have a question for political candidates?

The Eagle invites readers to submit questions to pose to local candidates at the forum we're sponsoring next Monday in Cathlamet.

Hannah to be principal at Harrah

“I loved my time at Wahkiakum,” John Hannah said recently. “I have great friends and family here. Cathlamet will always be home.”

Bald Eagle festival is this weekend

Cathlamet's Bald Eagle Days summer festival will bring the traditional parade, street fair, fireworks show and wooden boat festival to the community this weekend.


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