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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 26, 2018 

WHS students see Navy teamwork at work

Photos courtesy of Brent Freeman On April 17, 21 Wahkiakum students and staff got a rare opportunity to tour the USS Portland, a San Antonio Class LPD (landing/platform dock) while it was in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 26, 2018 

Citizens press county to pursue highway safety

On a day with a limited agenda, citizens in the audience pressed the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday to pursue traffic safety measures on SR 4. The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been consulting with the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 26, 2018 

Citizen's Police Academy is fun, informative

An eight week Citizen's Police Academy offered by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office is halfway over, and participants not only seem to be learning a lot about law enforcement, they sound like...

 
 News    April 26, 2018 

Corrections & Clarifications

At their April 16, meeting, members of the Cathlamet Town Council went into executive session to discuss acquisition of a piece of property. Upon returning to open session, the council authorized Mayor Dale Jacobson to obtain an appraisal of a piece...

 

WHS golf team injured in 5-car accident

Members of the Wahkiakum High School golf team were among the injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident at 1:25 p.m. last Thursday. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the team was in a 2005 Ford Excursion, fourth in a line of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 26, 2018 

Vancouver man seeks seat in US House

David McDevitt, a candidate for U.S. Representative for the Third Congressional District, held an informal town hall at the Duck Inn on Sunday morning. This is the second time that McDevitt has run...

 
 News    April 26, 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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 26, 2018 

Wahkiakum wrestling program celebrates

Wahkiakum wrestlers celebrated all their hard work this season with a banquet on Monday. They also took time to take a picture for the Washington National Guard as a thank you for the donation of a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

Local crafters show woodworking skills

In Skamokawa, at the Creative Wood Design Opening on Saturday at Redmen Hall, five Southwest Washington men shared their work with visitors. Redmen Hall President Pam Emery introduced the group and...

 

Residents evacuate, county closes road because of slide threat

Two families are evacuating their houses, and Wahkiakum County officials have closed the Elochoman Valley because of the threat of a major landslide. "About two weeks ago, the people heard popping and crackling in the night," Commissioner Dan Cothren...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

Thanks to timber, town paying off two loans

The Cathlamet Town Council breezed through its agenda Monday, agreeing to pay off federal loans and considering applicants to be town attorney, among other agenda items. The council took out a $388,200 loan from the US Department of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

Marina sees increase in fishing season revenue

Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Commissioners gathered for their April 12 meeting to discuss a concession stand contract, parking, the coming farmers market and more. Revenue during the recent fishing season, from March 1 to April 7, was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

School board seeks citizens for committee

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard presentations on the science curriculum from teachers and students at the district before tackling a few items in their Tuesday monthly meeting....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

New barber takes over shop in Cathlamet

The best place to hear stories might just be the Cathlamet Barber Shop on Main Street. The new barber, Stephanie Smith, is from Longview. She took over the shop from Christeena Bassi, who she met at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

WSP sergeant reports accidents, contacts

Troopers in the Washington State Patrol responded to 41 collisions in Wahkiakum County in 2017, Sgt. Brad Moon reported Tuesday. Troopers also made 1,582 contacts with motorists in the county, Moon said. The largest number of collisions, 12,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

County pressing to finish beach nourishment permits

Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer on Tuesday said he and the county's consulting engineers will meet soon with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize conditions in permits needed to establish dredge spoils disposal programs on...

 

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,...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on April 17 at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Zara Ahlers, Youth Camp School Secretary, and acknowledged...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

PUD manager reports on outages, tree trimming

General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on Wahkiakum County PUD business and fielded questions about transformers, bushings and more at a quick Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning. First, Tramblie mentioned that he had obtained...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

WHS golf team injured in 5-car accident

Members of the Wahkiakum High School golf team were among the injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident at 1:25 p.m. Thursday. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the team was in a 2005 Ford Excursion, fourth in a line of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 12, 2018

Puget Island bridge work expected to start next week

Preservation work on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge seems to be getting underway with workers scoping out the bridge this week. A contractor for the Washington State Department of...

 

Chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam will reopen this Saturday for one day

Anglers will have an opportunity to fish for spring chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River this Saturday (April 14) for one day only under an agreement reached Wednesday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon. Fishing regulations will be...

 

Slide threat closes upper Elochoman Valley Road

The upper Elochoman Valley Road was closed Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the board of commissioners' office. The Wahkiakum County Engineer has closed the Elochoman Valley Road at milepost 07.47 due to potential landslide...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 12, 2018

Cathlamet waterfront park plan is moving on

In January, a group from the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program presented the final draft of the waterfront park concept plan to all who worked on the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 12, 2018

Commissioners, representatives go over their issues

Legislative and lobbying issues dominated the meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday. The day started at 8 a.m. with a regional forum featuring state Senator Dean Takko and representatives of Congresswoman Jamie Herrera...

 

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