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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town council approves plan for sight distance

Sight distance may soon be improved for motorists turning on to SR 4 from Cathlamet's Main Street. Town of Cathlamet officials agreed Monday to take steps to trim trees blocking vision to the west of the intersection. The trees, a tall fir and some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town, county express broadband interest

Local officials are coming together to study the feasibility of offering high speed, broadband internet service in Wahkiakum County. Gene Healy, a member of the board of commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD, presented the issue to his fellow commissioners...

 

Another candidate has filed for office

To The Eagle: My name is Stewart Feil, and I am running for Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney. I filed my declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Because of when I filed, my name was not printed in last week’s article so I’d...

 

Unhappy motorist voices concerns

To The Eagle: People need to be mindful and think of others in this small town. Placing road cones in the middle of the lane of travel on the Puget Island bridge at night or any time, is not a funny joke. It could ruin the underneath of a small car...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018 

Farmers Market starts Friday at Elochoman Marina

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market will begin its season this Friday and continue throughout the summer on Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Last year when Rob and Diane Stockhouse decided to discontinue the market on their Island property, Wahkiakum County...

 

Candidate town hall this Friday

On Friday, Carolyn Long, a Democrat candidate for 3rd District Congress, will hold a town hall in Cathlamet, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wahkiakum Community Center, 100 Main Street, Cathlamet....

 

Mule golfer and baseball teams are champs

NICE START--This week began with some nice weather and I think the sunny and breezy conditions are just great, as it's not too hot out there while we catch up on those yard chores. While my rhodies are all popping out, the grass popped up as well,...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Lunche...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center. Our Flex-Hosts, volunteers and I are looking for community input for the future of your Community Center. I have created a short and easy poll with possible ideas based on the comments from the CC suggestion box...

 

Time to begin preparing for Bald Eagle Fest

Bald Eagle Fest will be held on July 21st this year and we are ready to start planning. Come and help us design the day beginning with the street fair at 9:00 am, the parade through town, the kids play area, music, a celebration of logging and who kn...

 

New officers for Woman's Club

The GFWC-Cathlamet Woman's Club has elected new officers to serve from 2018-2020. L-r are Treasurer Ginger Hake, Secretary Hannah Booth, Vice-president Caroline Walton and President Maureen...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 24, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 14 — 3:55 p.m. A caller reported that a man and woman were fighting near an Elochoman Valley bridge. Deputi...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music on Saturday, May 26 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co. Downhill Billies (Alex & Jon Arness) 5 p.m., Dale Costich, 6 p.m.; Farmer Rob, 7 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. No cover charge. For more information call...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

Students practice science on the river

During high tide last Friday, Wahkiakum High School students in Jeff Rooklidge's Environmental Science class headed down to the city dock in Cathlamet to collect plankton. Wahkiakum, along with four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Assessor, sheriff have election challenges

Candidate filing for this year's elections started Monday, with lots of interest in local races. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). As of Tuesday afternoon, filings...

 

Bipartisan forum set for May 23

To The Eagle: By now it should be common knowledge that there will be an election this November. The purpose of this letter is to invite one and all that are interested in our remaining freedoms to come to the Pioneer Community Church on Wednesday...

 

PIGYS needs help this year

To The Eagle: PIGYS, the Puget Island Garage & Yard Sale, which takes place on June 22nd & 23rd, faces some major challenges this year. The Trump-inspired economic boom should bring us an abundance of customers, but that abundance is going to hit a...

 

Use it or lose it

To The Eagle: When we purchased the Video Store from Becky in 2009 it was suggested that this business, movie and game rentals and sales, was like a “buggy whip factory”; a business providing a soon to be obsolete product or service. Recently I...

 

Howie announces re-election bid

To The Eagle: I have had the great fortune to have served the people of Wahkiakum County as sheriff for nearly six years now. During this time I have seen the people of this office serve with honor, integrity, and respect. I hope that for the...

 

Great White Tail Run Saturday at JBH Refuge

HALF OVER--Here we are, half past the middle of May so I guess you know, we should be experiencing a lot of May flowers due to April showers, and even May showers, so I hope you're enjoying the blooms and not commiserating with some of us, who really...

 

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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 17, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 8 — 10:34 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who needed assistance after a fall. 1:34...

 

Radio club to hold evening meetings

The Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club was formed several years ago to provide training and practice in emergency communications. Their weekly meetings are Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., except the second Tuesday of the month, when they...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

New director brings enthusiasm to center

Sarai Burke's enthusiasm is infectious, and it's bound to be a boon to the community center in Cathlamet, where she just became coordinator. Burke grew up here, and five years ago she returned to rais...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

You can find our calendar of events online https://www.facebook.com/Wahkiakum.Community.Center. High School Students: You are welcome to bring your lunch and eat here at the Community Center. We have Wi-Fi, snacks, water and a microwave. We are...

 

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