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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Council OK's shoreline program

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council approved proposed updates to the town's shoreline management program (SMP) and acted on other business at their monthly meeting Monday. The town and Wahkiakum County have been working for four years in a joint...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017 

Pool opens with new protocols, training

The Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool opened on Monday and with a new protocol and training in place, seasoned lifeguards are feeling even confident about teaching lessons and responding to...

 

Museum now open on Fridays and Saturdays

NOT QUITE SO GOOD--The really warm, super nice, really good weekend that was supposed to have taken place over Father's Day weekend, didn't quite turn out the way they first predicted it would, at least not here. Go figure! However, after some rain...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

The Eagle Calendar

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

 

Blood drive in Cathlamet has been set for July 5

The American Red Cross invites the public to donate blood at their next Wahkiakum community blood drive at the Hotel Cathlamet, located in the American Red Cross Bus, at 69 Main St., Cathlamet, on Wednesday, July 5 from 1-6 p.m. To schedule an...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 22, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 12 — 9:30 a.m. A caller reported that he had been the victim of a scam. 12:07 p.m. The Washington...

 

Coming Events

Summer is officially here and we are excited to offer some fantastic events throughout June and July. Our Free Book Exchange was a huge success! In fact, we have decided to extend it for a few more days. Please feel free to pop in and grab a couple...

 

Wahkiakum Events

June 24 Silver Buckle Series 8am Skamokawa Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler - 360 795-3480 23-24 Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Garage Sale Puget Island: Norse Hall Jan Silvestri – 360 795-8759 23-25 Puget Island Garage & Yard Sales Puget Island;...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, June 23, at Puget Island Farmers Market, open mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On Saturday, June 24, at River Mile 38 Julie Dalen...

 

Busy time on the river

1. Local ship watchers have been busy this June. On June 9, Cape Horn resident John Polworth photographed the Columbia, which lost an engine and ran aground. Several tugs showed up, and the vessel...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Walters named citizen of the year

Skamokawa resident Kay Walters was named Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club for her involvement in 4-H and the Wahkiakum County Fair. Walters has shared her love for animals with more...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Corps calls for more permits for dredging

By Rick Nelson Just like the river that's eroding beaches and threatening property on Cape Horn and Puget Island shorelines, the requirement for permits to address the situation just keeps flowing. Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners, acting...

 

Open mic night at Grange on Friday

SO-SO--It depended on where you were this past weekend as to what kind of weather you had. For some, it wasn't a bad day at all, while for others, it was a day of some sunshine accompanied by various rain showers. As we're only a week away from...

 

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,...

 

Sounds of family create a happy place

A week ago my house became filled with laughter and fun after the arrival of three of my teen granddaughters. We have been to the beach, to the Astoria Column, shopping, hiking, hot-tubbing and just plain being lazy. I needed this, and to top it...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 15, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 5 — 1:44 p.m. A caller reported an illegally parked car on a Cathlamet street. 6:14 p.m. An individual...

 

UPCOMING EVENTS Community Center in Cathlamet

• Our FREE Book Exchange is running through Saturday, June 17th, 9:00-1:00 Monday through Friday and 1:00-4:00 on Saturday. We have a great selection of books so please stop in and pick up some new reads! Refreshments and fantastic conversations...

 

Wahkiakum Events

June 17 Father’s Day Rod Run To The Roadkill Roadkill Saloon; April - 360 606-0179 24 Silver Buckle Series 8am Skamokawa Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler - 360 795-3480 23-24 Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Garage Sale Puget Island: Norse Hall Jan...

 

Joan Williams

Joan Marie (Nielsen) Williams passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday afternoon, June 8, 2017. Mom was born on May 10, 1932 in Tillamook, Ore., to Victor and Una Nielsen. She and her two brothers, Dale and Don, grew up on a dairy farm, enjoying fam...

 

Ray Prestegard

Ray Elton (Teed) Prestegard died May 18, 2017 at the hospice center in Longview. He was born April 14, 1935 on Puget Island to Archie and Ethel (Nepsund) Prestegard, with his twin brother Roy. He lived on Puget Island and in Cathlamet and attended Wa...

 

The dogs have been running

Four weekends a year, Misty Rivers Howard and Judy Brawn host the Willamette Valley Basenji Clubs, AKC coursing events. There are now three types of events that registered purebred and mixed breed...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, June 16, at Puget Island Farmers Market, Dave McKenzie will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On Saturday, June 17, at River Mile...

 

Cathlamet Public Library announces partnership with Driving-Tests.org

Cathlamet Public Library has announced a new partnership with Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to be a vital gateway to information....

 

Vacation Bible School to be held in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Interfaith Network's Vacation Bible School will be held this year at River of Life Assembly of God Church, June 26-30, 9 a.m. – noon with check-in beginning at 8:40 a.m. It is for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. At...

 

Local wildlife

The Cathlamet Dental parking lot recently became a birthing center of sorts last week. A killdeer laid some eggs which started hatching (left). The parent bird (above) leads predators away by...

 

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