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A fine day for an egg hunt

Above: The Wahkiakum Lions Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at Skamokawa Vista Park. Veteran egg hunters relished the clear, dry weather. Right: This little girl was planning ahead....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 5, 2018

Town, county work on speed limit proposal

Officials from Wahkiakum County and the Town of Cathlamet on Tuesday set the parameters for a request to lower the SR 4 speed limit to 35 miles per hour. County commissioners will prepare a draft, and once town officials have reviewed and approved...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 5, 2018

Hot timber market boosting county revenue

Because of hot markets and good timing, Wahkiakum County stands to receive higher than expected revenue from harvest of timber on county trust timberland. Last fall, commissioners estimated timber sale revenue at $1.1 million, but on Tuesday,...

 

Island life

A white-tail deer clears a fence on Puget Island. Photo by Dan Tchozewski....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 5, 2018

WSU Vancouver professor running for congress

Last month, Carolyn Long, a professor of political science at Washington State University Vancouver and candidate for U.S. Representative for Washington's Third Congressional District, spoke in front...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 5, 2018

Salmon derby fishers "Hook the Hawg"

Hook the Hawg, a fishing derby organized and run every year by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce as part of their contract for Wahkiakum County Port 1, raised $1,000 for a scholarship to benefit a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 5, 2018

PUD planning for water main contingency

General Manager Dave Tramblie on Tuesday presented a plan to deal with any potential water main breaks on the Puget Island bridge while the Washington State Department of Transportation makes repairs at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work n...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 5, 2018

Association seeks support

Last Wednesday, the Pioneer Community Association held an open house before their annual member meeting. The fire suppression system is in place and the fire marshal gave the okay to open the doors, but there is still a lot to be done to preserve...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 5, 2018

Firefighters hone skills on unwanted boat

No good deed goes unpunished, unless you're the Puget Island Fire Department. The department, with an assist from the Skamokawa Fire Department, got a little practice last Thursday after they agreed...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Officers come under fire at mental health call

Lee Wages, 54, of Puget Island has been charged in Wahkiakum Superior Court with three counts of attempted murder in the first degree. According to the probable cause statement, Wages shot at three...

 

US Senate candidate visiting Cathlamet on Tuesday

Glenn Rhodes, a Republican candidate for US senator from Washington, will make a campaign stop in Cathlamet on Tuesday, April 3rd. According to his email announcement, he will walk around town from 3-5 p.m., visit Maria's Restaurant, 88 Main Street,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Family tries in vain to get help for ailing member

Since December, members of Lee Wages's family have been pleading with the mental health department in Wahkiakum County to get help for a man they love so much. They are frustrated that their...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Board picks Freeman for new superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District school board of directors offered the position of superintendent to current district Administrative Director Brent Freeman on Tuesday. "It will become official once a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

Commissioners update public records policy

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution updating the county's public records policy. The resolution, board Clerk Beth Johnson told the commissioners, was drafted in response to new legislation regarding public records indexes...

 

Island life

A bald eagle comes in for a landing on Puget Island. Photo by Dan Tchozewski....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 29, 2018

WSDOT updates Islanders on bridge closure details

Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials came to Puget Island last week to update travelers about impacts from approaching construction on the Puget Island bridge. The contractor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 29, 2018

Fire department presents new fire engine

The Cathlamet Fire Department held an open house to show off their new rig on Sunday. "The Town of Cathlamet worked really, really hard the last couple of years to set aside money for this," Fire...

 

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    March 29, 2018

County presents new mental health quarters

Wahkiakum Health & Human Services is slowly bringing their new quarters, tentatively called the Hope House, into operation. Last summer, the congregation of the United Church of Christ, Congregati...

 

Robots rule at the high school

Wahkiakum Wohbot Wohundup robotics tournament was hosted by Wahkiakum School District and Wahkiakum 4-H last Thursday at Wahkiakum High School. There were so many robots, or "bots" as the kids call...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 22, 2018

DOT to study lower SR 4 speed at Cathlamet

Motorists will soon see a reduced speed limit on SR 4 through Cathlamet. Both the Cathlamet Town Council and Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners agreed to ask the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to lower the speed limit to 35...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 22, 2018

Superintendent search, student walk out are school board topics

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wahkiakum School Board of Directors, principals talked about the National School Walkout and other activities at the school; the superintendent gave an update on how Washington state legislative inaction affected the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 22, 2018

Commissioners address staffing, event insurance

Wahkiakum Commissioners covered issues ranging from department staffing to insurance for events at the fairgrounds when they met Tuesday. They approved four of five staffing requests from Health and Human Services Department (H&HS)Director Chris...

 

Man dies after falling in water at marina

A Vancouver man staying on a boat at the Elochoman Slough Marina died after falling in the water late at night and responders had difficulty finding because of darkness. At 12:25 a.m. on February 23, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received...

 

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