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 News    May 24, 2018 

At the White-tail Run

And they're off! More than 80 runners and walkers turned out for the 34th Annual Great White-tailed Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H on Saturday morning. Complete results may be found on Page 3. Photos...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town council approves plan for sight distance

Sight distance may soon be improved for motorists turning on to SR 4 from Cathlamet's Main Street. Town of Cathlamet officials agreed Monday to take steps to trim trees blocking vision to the west of the intersection. The trees, a tall fir and some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Town, county express broadband interest

Local officials are coming together to study the feasibility of offering high speed, broadband internet service in Wahkiakum County. Gene Healy, a member of the board of commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD, presented the issue to his fellow commissioners...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018 

Election races ahead after candidates file

Candidate filing for this year's elections ended Friday with several races set for local candidates. Filings include: Wahkiakum County Assessor (4-year term) William H. Coons, incumbent, and Brian McClain. Both prefer the Independent Party....

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

Memorial Day program set

Wahkiakum residents are invited to honor veterans at a Memorial Day service organized by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. The service is planned for Monday morning at 9 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, according to new post commander Bill Tawater....

 
 By Sheriff Mark Howie    News    May 24, 2018 

Sheriff's Corner--National Boating Safety Week

May 22-25 is National Boating Safety Week this year. This also coincides with another fishing season and loads of people will be on or near the water. This is the time to remind people of things that are necessary to maximize your security on our...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018 

Farmers Market starts Friday at Elochoman Marina

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market will begin its season this Friday and continue throughout the summer on Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Last year when Rob and Diane Stockhouse decided to discontinue the market on their Island property, Wahkiakum County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018 

School board approves new match curriculum, hears senior trip plans

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday and approved a new math curriculum for K-8 students after a presentation from teachers Cindy Fudge, Jeff Pillar, and Principal Nikki Reese. The program will cost the district $75,000. Pilla...

 
 News    May 24, 2018 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Lunche...

 
 By Ron Wright    News    May 24, 2018 

EmComm Antenna supports mounted at Wahkiakum HS

EmComm Antenna supports mounted at Wahkiakum HS Story and photo by Ron Wright Monday afternoon the County Sheriff's Department of Emergency Services teamed up with the Wahkiakum School District,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

Students practice science on the river

During high tide last Friday, Wahkiakum High School students in Jeff Rooklidge's Environmental Science class headed down to the city dock in Cathlamet to collect plankton. Wahkiakum, along with four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Assessor, sheriff have election challenges

Candidate filing for this year's elections started Monday, with lots of interest in local races. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). As of Tuesday afternoon, filings...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

County, diking district discuss erosion issue on Welcome Sl. Road

What can be done about the eroding shoreline along Puget Island's North Welcome Slough Road? That's a question troubling the board of commissioners of Consolidated Diking District No. 1 on the Island. A long stretch of dike borders the Columbia...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Port 2 rejects laundry bids, parking pleas

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday rejected bids to construct a new office and public laundry at Skamokawa Vista Park. In other business, commissioners rejected pleas from long-term campers to rescind parking restrictions that separate the...

 

Bridge work

Contractors have been stringing cables and mounting curtains as they prepare to paint the Puget Island bridge. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 15 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the retirement of Mitzi Hunter, effective at the end of the school...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

New director brings enthusiasm to center

Sarai Burke's enthusiasm is infectious, and it's bound to be a boon to the community center in Cathlamet, where she just became coordinator. Burke grew up here, and five years ago she returned to rais...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

PUD has reports on transformer, broadband

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, made the general manager’s raise official, and talked high speed internet on Tuesday morning. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the Grays River substation project....

 
 By Darrell Alexander    News    May 10, 2018

KM exercise was more than a house fire

The fire fighter training exercise last Thursday night was more than just a control burn of a dilapidated old county owned house; it was a night of inspiration as more than 30 volunteer fire fighters...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Dredging permits nearly finished

The stars seem to be aligning for Wahkiakum County's efforts to obtain dredge spoils for eroding beaches. County officials, their consulting engineers, and representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers met last week, and the parties agreed that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 10, 2018

Candidates file for election starting next Monday

Candidate filing for this year's elections runs Monday through Friday next week at the office of the Wahkiakum County Auditor in Cathlamet. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 10, 2018

Self taught artist finds many inspirations

Ruth Doumit, a lifelong resident of Wahkiakum County is Tsuga Gallery's Artist of the Month for May. This Friday, there will be an open house to celebrate Mother's Day, meet Doumit, and see her work....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 10, 2018

Port board considers marina parking issue

The three big topics at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners meeting last Thursday were parking, the farmers market and how to get the dredge out of the water. Because of scheduling conflicts, the meeting was held a week early. When fishing seas...

 

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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Susan Sews, Community Center,...

 

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