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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017 

Bald Eagle festival has large variety of activities

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Paige Lake said earlier this month that if she wanted to build excitement for an event, it needed to start with her. That philosophy paid off for this year's...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 20, 2017 

Town seeks solution to sewer plant problem

Town of Cathlamet officials may well wonder when work on their new waste water treatment plant will be completed. On Monday, they voted to declare the project contract completed and release the contractor retainage bond. However, the plant's drying...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017 

PUD board discusses water merger poll

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports and discuss the language in a public poll about a possible water system merger with the Town of Cathlamet. Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund gave an...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 20, 2017 

Council to study fire truck financing

The Cathlamet Fire Department wants to buy a new fire truck, but when presented with a financing plan, members of the town council put on the brakes at their monthly meeting on Monday. Fire Chief Vernon Barton has proposed buying a demonstration mode...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 20, 2017 

Special meeting set for school budget

July means it’s time to tackle the budget at the Wahkiakum School District. This year Superintendent Bob Garrett did not have time to prepare the 2017-2018 budget for the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors because it arrived the same day...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

The Eagle Calendar

July 20 through July 27, 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...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on July 18. Before the regular meeting, a special meeting was held for a hearing on the proposed 2017-18 school operating budget. The board then completed...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

2017 Bald Eagle Parade Judging Results

ATV's and Motorcycles 1. Damion and Dominic Curl on a four wheeler. Antique Cars 1. Lemmie and Wanda Rockford, 1932 Packard. 2. Dave Mosteller, 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car. Other entries 1. Horse Lovin' Girls, Kaelee Paulsen and Marcie Dunham. 2....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 13, 2017

Dredging manager explains the process

Why has it taken so long to set up beach nourishment projects at Cape Horn and on Puget Island? Mike Ott, the Columbia district project manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, attempted to answer...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Retiring principal looks back on rewarding career

Theresa Libby has been going to school for 50 years. When she makes plans, she has to consider her schedule. Everything has to work into summer vacation, spring break, or Christmas break. That's all...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Ready or not, parade, street fair, fireworks are here this weekend

Paige Lake, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director is still excited about the coming weekend's Bald Eagle Days festivities. Last week she was making chalk for the 10th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

PUD discusses possible survey for water merger

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and approved a new credit card purchasing policy at their meeting July 5. They also discussed the possibility of conducting a poll to ascertain the public’s interest in a merger of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 13, 2017

Veto override may lead to capital budget approval

The passage of a state capital budget may lie in the legislature overriding Governor Jay Inslee's veto of a tax break in the overall state budget, Senator Dean Takko (D-Dist. 19) said Tuesday. The vetoed section of the new budget would have given...

 

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

County closing Covered Bridge Road for repairs

At the July 5 Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, commissioners listened to concerns from Puget Island residents about inland sand disposal on Puget Island and conducted business as usual. A bid in the amount of $28,976.91 from...

 

Tractors on the move

Above: Racers mounted their tractors to begin the first annual Tractor Poker Run at the Roadkill Saloon in Skamokawa on Saturday. The ride went from the saloon to Vista Park, the Skamokawa Store,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 6, 2017

Ports' shoreline permit returns to commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Wednesday conditionally approved an application for a shoreline management substantial development permit to allow the Port of Longview and other upriver ports to begin disposing dredged sand inside Puget Island...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year

This June, Cathlamet resident Cindy Faubion was named Nurse Coordinator of the Year for Southwest Washington and Oregon by the March of Dimes. She was one of 17 nurses honored that day, out of what...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Bald Eagle Day events are coming together

Of all things, Paige Lake was thinking about black chalk last Friday. It was just one of many minor details the director for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce needed to be addressed for the coming Bal...

 

Clarification

In an article in the June 22 edition of the Wahkiakum County Eagle, Diana Zimmerman reported that the number of mental health calls to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office had tripled between 2007 and 2013. The office had 15 calls in 2007 and 47...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Fireworks yield funds to benefit the community

Renee Robert and Terri Elfers know their fireworks. They should. The two are long time volunteers with the local Lions Club, whose biggest fundraiser each year is the Fireworks Stand which pops up...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

WSDOT finalizing bridge plans for October call for bids

Puget Island bridge plans continue to fall into place, according to Tamara Greenwell, from Washington State Department of Transportation Communications. In a recent email, Greenwell said that WSDOT is obtaining permits and finalizing the contract...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, No...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 29, 2017

Commissioners get, give an earful on SMP

Critics of Wahkiakum County's proposed update of the Wahkiakum County shoreline management program (SMP) had their chance Tuesday to voice objections to the county board of commissioners. In a public...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 29, 2017

PUD not interested in water system merge

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners gathered for a regular meeting on June 20 and listened to reports and fielded questions from a local business owner about the town’s water and sewer system. Laurel Waller, owner of the Hotel...

 

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