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Meg Morris takes reins as Chamber director

The new Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris started last Thursday under the watchful eye of outgoing director Paige Lake. Five work days later, she was on her own. Like many who have...

 

Gift of camera starts artist's career

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Robert Stowe, a recent transplant to Cathlamet, has done a little bit of everything, so it makes sense that he might tackle art in the same manner. Stowe was one of...

 

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    October 26, 2017

Commissioners, public chafe with process for dredge deposits

The slow pace of setting up beach nourishment projects continues to trouble Wahkiakum County officials and residents of eroding shorelines. County officials and engineering consultants from the firm...

 

School board hears initial presentation for bond, levy

Kirk Pawlowski, from the ESD 112 Construction Services Group attended the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting and gave a presentation on what Superintendent Bob Garrett described as a preliminary discussion on a topic related to a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Commissioners okay funds for solid waste

Despite funding being tied up in a legislative dispute, Wahkiakum County's solid waste recycling program will continue. The board of county commissioners voted Tuesday to transfer money into the solid waste budget for the rest of 2017 and the first t...

 

Bridge construction process proceeds

A vehicle passes over the beat up deck of the Puget Island bridge. The Washington Department of Transportation expects contractors will begin work to replace the deck and paint the bridge next year....

 

Election 2017 -- Scott Anderson, Port District 1

Ballots for the 2017 general election have arrived in Wahkiakum County mail boxes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman has written the following profiles for most of the candidates for local office. Photos and...

 

Election 2017 -- Bruce Holland, Port District 1

Bruce Holland is running against incumbent Scott Anderson for the Port 1 Commissioner 2 position. Holland is a Wahkiakum High School graduate. At 17, he joined the Navy and served for three years,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Election 2017 -- Laurel Waller update

In a campaign mailing last week, Laurel Waller, who filed last spring for Position 5 on the Cathlamet Town Council, said people had told her they were interested in writing her in for Cathlamet mayor. She said she would accept the job, if elected....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Commissioners act on church donation, raises, timber issues

Wahkiakum County's commissioners accepted a donation of property, discussed trust timber management issues, and gave county employees a raise when they met Tuesday. The board formally accepted the donation of the United Church of Christ buildings...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

District volleyball begins Saturday

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team will face Northwest Christian in the first round of district play at 11:30 a.m. in Mossyrock on Saturday. If they win, they will play again at 2:30 p.m. If they lose, they will play a loser out game at 1:00...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017

Commissioners seek key eroding beaches

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners revisited beach nourishment issues and covered other topics at their regular Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported consulting engineers are...

 

Mayor surprises port commission over dredging plans

Much needed dredging at the Elochoman Slough Marina will start in November, but it looked doubtful on Thursday when Mayor Dale Jacobson raised concerns during the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commission meeting about the placement of dredge spoils. At one...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017

Council drops proposed administrative assistant after seeing budget

The Cathlamet town council got their first look at their 2018 budget, came to agreement on the controversial town administrative assistant proposal and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. At the request of Council Member Ryan...

 

Puget Island life

A young white-tailed deer grazes under Puget Island apple trees. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Health plan enrollment now underway

Last Sunday marked the start of Medicare’s open enrollment for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans. Washington state Insurance Commission Office Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) are ready to help...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Errors occurred in a recent Eagle article covering Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The name of the new prevention advocate is Karisa Nogueira, not Chris. The program took 233 crisis calls, not 33. The Charlotte House uses money from the Chocolate...

 

Election 2017--Amy Chadwick, N/GRVSD school board

Ballots for the 2017 general election will soon arrive in Wahkiakum County mail boxes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman has written the following profiles for most of the candidates for local office. Scott Anderson was out of town, so his profile and that...

 

Election 2017--Tim Haataia, N/GRVSD school board

Naselle resident Tim Haataia is one of two candidates vying for the Naselle Grays River Valley School Board Position 4. Haataia began his education in the NGRV district and graduated in 1992. He earned an associated degree in applied arts and science...

 

Election 2017--Bernadette Goodroe, Cathlamet council 4

Bernadette Goodroe is one of two candidates vying for the council member #4 position for the Town of Cathlamet. She has been on the town council since February of 2016, when she was appointed to...

 

Election 2017--Tanya Waller, Cathlamet council 4

Tanya Waller is one of two candidates vying for the Council member #4 position with the Town of Cathlamet. A full time student for years, she has several associates degrees in various fields. She rece...

 

Election 2017--Laurel Waller, Council 5

Laurel Waller is a candidate for the Town of Cathlamet Council Member position #5 position. Waller is the owner of the Hotel Cathlamet. She got a bachelor's degree in Religion and Mysticism at John...

 

Election 2017--Jean Burnham, Council 5

Jean Burnham is running as a write in candidate for the Town of Cathlamet Council member position #5. She was appointed to the council to fill a vacant position and has attended two meetings in that...

 

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