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Art festival brings artists, admirers together

The first annual Cathlamet Art Festival sponsored by Tsuga Gallery was great fun and brought new customers into several downtown businesses. The event was opened with a reception on Friday night at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 21, 2017 

Commissioners address variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground at their meeting Tuesday. They concluded the day with an executive session to hear comments from a committee assigned to interview candidates for the position of director of Health & Human...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 21, 2017 

Council fills vacancy, studies sewer rates

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on utility rates, appointed a new member, agreed to budget for a town administrator and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Andrew L...

 

Correction

An error occurred in last week's edition in the cutline below the photo of Sheriff Mark Howie issuing swearing in of two officers. Eddie Watters was sworn in as a corrections officer, not a deputy sheriff....

 

Waterspout seen

Last Friday at 8 a.m., Camas resident Don Quinn took this photo of what appeared to be a waterspout in the middle of the Columbia River upstream from Stella. "I was parked with Germany Creek delta in...

 

Port 1 commission tackles a variety of issues

By Diana Zimmerman Commissioners at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting discussed several issues last Thursday including how to deal with boaters who continue to power on, the coming dredging season, a vendor fair, and a security system to address...

 

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. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on September 19. During the meeting, several personnel matters were approved. The board approved the hire of Katherine Klinger, middle school volleyball...

 

PUD commission rejects deposit request

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports, discuss a recent request for an exception to a policy, and approve travel. After reviewing the PUD’s policy on security deposits, the commissioners announced...

 

School board hears phone system issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to reports and approved several items on Tuesday evening at their September meeting. Techonology Director Paul Ireland spoke at length about the phone problems plaguing the elementary and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Driver hospitalized after truck runs off highway

A log truck driver from Terrebonne, Ore., was hospitalized Monday after his truck ran off SR 4 east of Cathlamet and rolled onto its side. Charles Ron Wilson, 69, sustained cuts and fractures of...

 

Historical society shares stories from Stella's past

The arts of blacksmithing, wool spinning, candle dipping, and soap making were being practiced by volunteers at the Stella Historical Society's annual Remnants of the Past event on Saturday. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Commissioners gather input for union talks

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday dealt with a variety of issues ranging from wage negotiations to elk hoof rot and, of course, dredging. Commissioners and department heads held a workshop to discuss issues and goals for coming negotiations...

 

NOAA: Ocean surveys show poor conditions for Columbia salmon

Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years. The outlook is described in...

 

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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St.,...

 

Widows and Warriors derby creates a lot of joy

The water was rough on a warm and windy Wednesday and didn't make for good fishing, but the participants in the third annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby were still smiling that evening at the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners: Reduce SR 4 speed, but no roundabouts

While county officials agree they'd like to see lower speeds on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area, they don't want to use traffic circles to accomplish that end. County Engineer Paul Lacy on Tuesday asked commissioners if they'd like to include in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners leery of property acquisition

With their members aging and dwindling, the congregation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ this spring started looking for an organization to take over ownership and operation of their building. They ended up agreeing by an 8-0 vote to offer...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County urged to study elk hoof rot disease

Should Wahkiakum County's heath department investigate the cause of elk hoof rot disease? Dr. Boone Mora, a Skamokawa resident and a retired public health officer, thinks so. On Tuesday, he met with the county board of commissioners, who also serve...

 

PUD commission hears of notification problems

A customer made a request, reports were given, and several items were discussed and approved at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. A PUD customer who was having financial difficulties approached the commissioners abou...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce September 8 Flea Market 9-3 p.m., Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty Dursteler– 360 795-3480 9 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction; Skamokawa Grange, Friends Of Skamokawa– 360 795-3007 9 Flames, Pipes & Chrome Show,...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County faces steep costs for dredging

Wahkiakum County may well have to come up with another quarter million dollars to accomplish dredging projects to protect eroding shorelines. That's the news Commissioner Dan Cothren reported from a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 31, 2017

Heywood sworn in as district court judge

William Faubion, who is retiring after serving 38 years as Wahkiakum County district court judge, had a first time experience Tuesday. "I've been judge a long time here and I've sworn a lot of public...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 31, 2017

School board hears alternative learning, okays staff raises

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors heard a report on the alternative learning program, approved golf course rental agreement, and, after going into executive session, new contracts with raises for employees. Here's how Superintendent...

 

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