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Citizens gather to protest against violence

On Sunday evening in downtown Cathlamet, a group of citizens gathered in front of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse to peacefully protest Saturday's bigotry and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 17, 2017 

Dredging, salary, other issues occupy county commission

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners on Tuesday addressed a wide variety of issues ranging from dredging and the county ferry to fish nets and mental health services. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported the county's permit application process for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

PUD revisits Oneida water main extension

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners heard a variety of reports at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that a crew, in preparation for a potential new customer, had replaced an old water line on the Westend after they...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

Students flock to new chess club

Joel McEntire, who teaches science and language arts at John C. Thomas Middle School, is looking for some community members to join him in teaching, challenging, and just playing the game of chess...

 

More reader participation is encouraged

To the Eagle: There has been no end to the hectoring from our collectivist letter writers the past few months. Most of us in this county voted for @realDonaldTrump and it is sad that the minority here chooses to see us as racist, bigots and rubes....

 

Corrections & Clarifications

Last week's calendar of events contained an incorrect date for the Oktoberfest at the River Mile 38 Brewery in Cathlamet; the correct date is September 2....

 

Wahkiakum County Fair opens today at 9 a.m.

COOLED DOWN--Lately, I have thoroughly enjoyed the cloudier, cooler mornings before the sun came out in the afternoon as that meant things did not get so hot here as they have been inland, and that's fine by me. The heavy marine layer even gave us...

 

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,...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 17, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 7 — 2:34 a.m. A concerned caller reported hearing a dog barking in Erickson Park. At 3:09, the caller...

 

Stanley W. Everman

Stanley Watts Everman, 100, longtime Cathlamet resident, died in Longview on August 2, 2017. He was born in Rainier, Ore., to Lorenzo and Clara (Watts) Everman on February 21, 1917. Stan grew up in Ra...

 

Cathlamet Public Library has Ozobots kits again

The Cathlamet Public Library has the popular Ozobots kit for youth patrons to use for a limited time this summer. The Ozobots http://ozobot.com/ kit can be programmed to race and do other maneuvers. T...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 18 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Stephen Harvey, folk, blues and Celtic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 19 at River...

 

Wahkiakum Events

August 17-19 Wahkiakum County Fair, Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty Dursteler,– 360 795-3480 19 Rat Rodded, Rusted And Underconstruction Roadkill Saloon, April - 360 606-0179 September 2 Oktoberfest--Cathlamet: River Mile 38 Brewery, 360 355-4662...

 

Bill Faubion sees growth of court over long career

After 38 years, Bill Faubion has decided to step down from his position as Wahkiakum District Court judge. His tenure will end on August 31. "Law school called my bluff," Faubion said last week. "I...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 10, 2017

County health director announces retirement

Wahkiakum County is in the market for a new director of the Health and Human Services Department. Present Director Sue Cameron last week sent the board of county commissioners a letter announcing her intention to retire and leave the position...

 

Love of rowing leads men to form local club

The Cathlamet Rowing Club was formed when two Wahkiakum residents, Julius Dalzell and Allen Bennett, decided to share their love of boats with others. Dalzell, who grew up on Grand Manan Island, New...

 

Wooden boat show expands to the classics

Julius Dalzell, one of the 2017 Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Show organizers, was a little worried about the turnout when the event opened on a beautiful Saturday morning, but he shouldn't have...

 

No whining here

To The Eagle: The wilds of western Wahkiakum, the "outback" of greater metropolitan Cathlamet, is home to three of my greatest local heroes in the continuing battle against the encroachment of overweening government and bureaucracy. They are: Maury...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 10, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 31 — 9:09 p.m. A caller reported hearing young voices screaming at an Elochoman Valley address. It turned...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., Cathlamet, 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

Stanley W. Everman

Stanley Watts Everman, 100, longtime Cathlamet resident, died in Longview on August 2, 2017. He was born in Rainier, Ore., to Lorenzo and Clara (Watts) Everman on February 21, 1917. Stan grew up in...

 

Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby set

The 3rd Annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby will be held August 30-31, according to Cathlamet area resident and VFW member, Bob Roche, who is organizing the event. "We believe it is the only salmon derby in the nation specifically for men and...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 11 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 12 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., Open Mic...

 

Call for artists for Cathlamet Art Festival

The first ever Cathlamet Art Festival is seeking fine art and crafts vendors for Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tsuga Gallery is sponsoring this event which will kick off Friday, September 15, with a welcoming reception and music....

 

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