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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...

 

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....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 17, 2017 

Port 1 commission considers future growth

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners gathered for their August meeting last Thursday and discussed several items that were on the agenda. Commissioner Bob Kizziar suggested that they schedule a workshop to discuss future port growth and goals,...

 

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,...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on August 15. During the regular board meeting, two personnel matters were approved. The board hired David Blaylock as middle school football coach and...

 

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...

 

WSP reports stats on new distracted driving law

It has been nearly two weeks since the new distracted driving law went into effect, and the Washington State Patrol is reporting statistics to see how the first week of the law differed from the week before the law went into effect. The Distracted...

 

State patrol seeks public help to ID accident victim

Washington State Patrol (WSP) cold case investigators hope a new sketch will help them identify the remains of an unidentified female exhumed from her unmarked Longview Memorial Park and Cemetery...

 

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...

 

National Night Out

Liz Beutler and Sherill Bollen prepared root beer floats for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and friends at Tuesday's National Night Out event at the Puget Island Fire Department. Annie...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

Book about Stephen Biko changes woman's life

Laura Ray's life was completely altered by a book about a man who lived and died half a world away from her own in the Pacific Northwest. The book put her on a journey that some might dream of, but...

 

Timberlands closed because of fire danger

Recent hot and dry weather have led local timber companies to close their lands. Here is a Wednesday morning announcement of the closures: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forest lands are closed due to extreme heat and fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 3, 2017

PUD commission discards survey idea

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and announced that they had decided to forgo plans to survey public interest in the possibility of the utility taking on a water system that is currently being managed by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

Diking commissioners address Islanders' concerns about spray

Commissioners from Consolidated Diking District No. 1 visited the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to discuss their vegetation management program. Two weeks ago, Puget Island residents...

 

Wooden, classic boats this weekend

By Diana Zimmerman The Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Festival is this weekend at the Elochoman Slough Marina. “Classic means not just totally wooden, but wooden and fiberglass is permissible,” Julius Dalzell, one of the event organizers...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

Commissioners pick Heywood for judge

Effective September 1, Wahkiakum County will have a new district court judge. William Faubion, a 38-year veteran of the bench, is retiring at the end of August, and Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners voted 2-1 to appoint Skamokawa attorney...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 3, 2017

County OK's agreement for Corps 408 review

Setting up a long-term beach nourishment program for four Wahkiakum County flood control zone district (FCZD) beaches took a small step forward Tuesday. Commissioners voted to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the US Army Corps of Engineers...

 

Human jawbone found near Brookfield

A Hancock Timber employee was out with his dog at Brookfield when he found a human jawbone on the beach July 26, according to Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner Daniel Bigelow. The man notified the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office,...

 

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. Area Agency on Aging &...

 

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