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Town revises connection list for marina sewer bill

At the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting on Nov. 9, Counsel Tim Hanigan updated the commissioners about a recent meeting with Town of Cathlamet officials regarding their sewer accounts. “They will reduce our overall bill by a small amount,”...

 

Holiday bazaar offers local crafts, arts, holiday treats

On Saturday, the annual St. James Holiday Bazaar was bustling with shoppers looking for handmade gifts from a variety of vendors. Volunteers served chowder and treats, and Fred Carter entertained the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 23, 2017

County boards have vacancies

Local agencies are looking for citizens willing to participate in local government. Branches of Wahkiakum County government have several vacancies on governing boards, and Port District 2 has a vacancy on its board of commissioners. Vacant county pos...

 

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THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving FRIDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities, Community Center, Cathlamet, 2-4 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, open to public, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free Movie...

 

Veterans speak at WHS

Wahkiakum High School honored district employees at their Veterans Day assembly on Monday. Four of them, representing each branch of the military, were invited to speak. Marine Sergeant Joel McEntire...

 

Veterans honored at NHS

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District honored local veterans and announced the winners of two essay contests at their annual Veterans Day Assembly last Thursday. Grace Hunt wrote about the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 16, 2017

Natural resources board picks plan for marbled murrelet management

Washington's Board of Natural Resources (BNR) on Nov. 7 selected its preferred alternative for management of marbled murrelet habitat on state-managed trust timberlands. Started in 1997, the habitat conservation plan (HCP) is meant to preserve...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 16, 2017

Election: Jacobson takes lead in race for mayor

The election for mayor of Cathlamet took a turn in the second round of tallying votes last Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson claimed a narrow lead in the election, 69-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller. When votes were first counted...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 16, 2017

County may go to court to gain rights-of-entry

Are the gloves ready to come off? Wahkiakum County officials are trying to get everything in order for beach nourishment projects next year, and facing one major obstacle. County officials and their engineering consultants met Tuesday afternoon to...

 

Port 1 acts on budget, increases rates

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners approved the rates and budget for 2018 and discussed other matters around the Elochoman Slough Marina at their meeting last Thursday. The annual launch fee will go up from $55 to $60 next year, though...

 

WHS FFA classes have busy month

October was a busy month for the Wahkiakum High School FFA, with field trips to Vancouver and Satsop and some projects much closer to home. Students helped plant 150 dogwood trees, 150 willow trees,...

 

Correction

In last week's edition, The Eagle mistakenly reported in the Skamokawa News an incorrect date for the Wahkiakum County Fair Turkey Bingo. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., instead of November 18....

 

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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    November 16, 2017

County planning hike in ferry rates

Wahkiakum County commissioners will hold a public hearing November 28, 9:50 a.m., to consider raising rates for travelers on the Puget Island ferry. Rates haven't been raised since 2010, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said last week. In the...

 

WHS science students work with partners

Wahkiakum High School science teacher Jeff Rooklidge and a group of his students visited the 7th Annual Coastal Marine Resource Committee Summit, which was being held in Cathlamet last week....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Election update: Jacobson overtakes Waller in race for mayor

The election for mayor of Cathlamet took a turn in the second round of tallying votes last Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson claimed a narrow lead in the election, 69-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller. When votes were first counted...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Commissioners okay sheriff's budget request

Wahkiakum County commissioners wrapped up preliminary budget work Monday by agreeing to raises in wages for sheriff's department personnel. Commissioners Blair Brady, Dan Cothren and Mike Backman had recessed their meetings with department heads to...

 

In the water

Port 1 dredging officially began on Monday. The crew will initially work 8-12 hours a day to improve water depths in the Elochoman Slough channel next to the marina until the end of December. In...

 

PUD considering acquisition of water system in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners gave the general manager approval to investigate the possibility of acquiring a water system in Skamokawa, and listened to reports, including one from a Bonneville Power Administration representative, on...

 

Marijuana store opens near Cathlamet

The Freedom Market, a recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary, opened its doors in Cathlamet on October 1. The shop already has locations in Longview, Kelso, and Ilwaco, and owners jumped at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed a variety of business at their meeting on Tuesday. --Commissioners accepted the resignation of Sharon Lilja from the county planning commission. There are three vacancies on the board, one from each county...

 

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...

 

Correction

Kim Sharp was misidentified as Robin in a picture for the Chocolate Extravaganza last week....

 

Halloween comes to life in Cathlamet yard

Steve Powell and his wife, Celeste, know how to get in the Halloween spirit. They know how to get into the Christmas spirit too, but that's another story. The couple live on Jacobson Road in a house...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 2, 2017

Commissioners look over department heads' budget requests

The 2018 financial picture for Wahkiakum County government isn't all that bleak. County officials are wrapping up preparation of a set of preliminary budgets for next year, and they're anticipating a financial position that will allow them to...

 

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