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Trump will improve our economic interests

To The Eagle: Thank you for printing the letters to The Eagle. Lately we have read the tendentious and tedious letters from our neighbor, Bouchard, who it seems is very upset about the election of DJT, the estimable Donald J. Trump. They illustrate...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

We are excited to announce the return of Free Computer Classes here at the Community Center in Cathlamet! Goodwill, partnering with WorkSource, will be here Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00-12:00, offering basic computer instruction to our community....

 

Sheriff's Report, May 25, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 15--12:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 12:10 a.m....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 25, 2017 

Candidates file for election; some positions unclaimed

Filing for positions on the 2017 election ballots with candidates filing for some offices but not for others. County election officers will schedule a special filing period, probably in June, for offices which had no filings, Auditor Diane Tischer...

 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend

SUPER NICE--We certainly couldn't complain about the weekend weather, unless you don't like the sunshine and warmth that went with it! Temperatures were in the mid-70's on Saturday, so it wasn't totally miserable, but then they went up and they were...

 

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...

 

Hazardous waste turn-in set for June 3 in Cathlamet

A free household hazardous waste turn-in event will be held in Cathlamet on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the PUD parking lot. Bring fluorescent tubes, straight or curved shapes, CFLs (compact fluorescent), HIDs (high intensity discharge), such...

 

Puget Island Farmers Market opens May 26

The Farmers Market at Stockhouse's Farm begins its 13th season this Friday, May 26, from 3-6 p.m. Vendor booths include: Islands End Farm’s ferments; Little Island Farm’s flowers; Little Barn Farm’s USDA Puget Island grown lamb, beef and pork...

 
 Sports    May 25, 2017 

Boyce honored

2015 WHS graduate Samantha Boyce was recently named Female Athlete of the Year at Lower Columbia College. Boyce, who excelled in Mule sports, competed for the Red Devil basketball and softball teams....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 18, 2017

Commissioners struggle to obtain rights-of-entry

Wahkiakum County commissioners continue to deal with beach nourishment issues while attending to other business. On Tuesday, commissioners and residents living along eroding Columbia River shorelines discussed hurdles in the way of setting up a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 18, 2017

Council hears summary of shoreline program

The Cathlamet Town Council reviewed a proposed update for their Shoreline Management Program (SMP) when they met Monday. The council also wrestled with biosolids issues, heard an appeal about water billing, approved exploration of using a town admini...

 

EPA has made things better

To The Eagle: After reading Howard Brawn's latest attempt to “put me out of my misery” I can only profess gratitude that he is not my doctor or pharmacist. Appreciating Howard's literary admonition, I feel we must consider “for whom the bell...

 

Writer from Sweden searching for relatives

To The Eagle: Hello, My name is Annica Eriksson and I am from Sweden. It seems that parts of my family went to America as a lot of other Swedes did. I found a letter from one of them that lived in Cathlamet. She died in 1989 (17/8) and her name was...

 

Trump could have saved us money

To The Eagle: I’d like to offer another take on the cruise missile strike on the Syrian Air Force base. I noticed in a before-and-after photo spread that showed the Syrian fighter planes we blew to bits were MiG 21’s. Fantastic aircraft when...

 

White Tail Run takes place this Saturday

SO-SO--This past weekend was Mother's Day weekend and I hope everyone had an enjoyable time in spite of some of the weather we had. We seemed to take turns between sun breaks and rain showers, some of which were quite heavy, so it really depended on...

 

The Eagle Calendar

May 18 through May 25, 2017 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...

 

Parade theme will be "Rolling on the River"

It’s time to start planning for the 2017 Bald Eagle Days Parade. This year’s theme is “Rolling on the River.” Put your thinking caps on, talk to your friends, family, and co-workers. Get creative and celebrate the mighty Columbia River. Build...

 

Julia Butler Heritage Center/House to be open

The Julia Butler Hansen House, the oldest house in Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County, will be open Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The house was the residence of the Kimball, Butler and Hansen families for 116 years. It was the home of the late...

 

Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club competes at state competition

On Saturday, May 13, Wahkiakum's own 4-H Robotics Club sent it's M.A.T.E. (Marine Advanced Technology Education) team to the Aquatic Center in Federal Way, for the M.A.T.E. State Competition. Captain...

 

WorkSource hosting events next week

WorkSource will hold two events in Wahkiakum County to let job seekers and those wanting to advance in their careers know about free job search, employment and training services. Individuals can choose one of two information sessions to attend on...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 18, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 8--10:17 a.m. An officer stopped a vehicle on SR 4 at Milepost 33 and cited the driver for speeding. 12:57...

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, May 20, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Dowhillbillies (Alex & John Arness) will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow's Next Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 18, 2017

Candidates start filing for election

Filing for positions on the 2017 election ballots started Monday and runs this week. As of Wednesday morning, candidates who filed include: --Wahkiakum School District, director position 3, Susan O'Connor, incumbent. --Mayor, Town of Cathlamet, Dale...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 11, 2017

Commissioners start review of revised shoreline plan

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners this week started their formal review of a proposed update of the county's shoreline management plan (SMP). The board held a workshop with members of the coun...

 

Remember Mom on this Sunday

WILD TO MILD--I hope the crazy weather we had last Thursday will not be repeated soon, as that was certainly something we haven't gone through in some time. We had sunshine, then the clouds came in with the wind, the sky turned black and then...

 

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