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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018 

Caps in the air for NHS graduation

The Naselle High School Class of 2018 finished their last assignment on Saturday, sitting through speeches, and collecting scholarships and most importantly, their diplomas. Valedictorian Samanta...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018 

Elochoman Road not yet opening

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County officials said they were going to open a gate closing the upper Elochoman Valley Road. However, as The Eagle went to press, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer telephoned The Eagle’s office Wednesday to say road will not...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018 

Impatience grows as dredge permit process continues to drag on

Wahkiakum County officials and residents expressed frustration with efforts to obtain permits needed to deposit dredge spoils on eroding beaches. The county and its consulting engineer have been working for two years to establish a 10-year beach...

 
 By Tamara Greenwell    News    June 14, 2018 

Bridge update: Primer going on steel

Washington State Department of Transportation SR 409 Puget Island Bridge painting and deck replacement work is progressing. This week, contractor crews with Royal Bridge, Inc., will continue...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018 

WHS graduation takes place Friday

Wahkiakum High School's class of 2018 will graduate this Friday in a 7 p.m. ceremony at the school. Morgan Bashore is the class's valedictorian. The senior, who has a 3.97 GPA, will attend Lewis and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018 

PUD backs off on bridge water project

Last Tuesday, a desire to take advantage of a limited time frame, the temporary catwalk, and the paint crew contracted to work on the Puget Island bridge led to a hurried proposal to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge cleaned, painted...

 
 News    June 14, 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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Susan Sews, Community Center,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018 

Cathlamet pool opens Monday, maybe earlier

Pool staff supervisor Duncan Cruickshank is certain that the Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool will open on Monday but suggests there might be a chance that doors will open this Saturday in time for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018 

Candidates to speak June 27 at Grange

Candidates for local and regional elected offices will appear at a candidate forum June 27 at the Skamokawa Grange. "It will be an old fashioned forum starting with a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the forum at 6 p.m.," said coordinator...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018 

Amateur radio club holding field day

N7WAH Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club will hold an amateur radio 24-hour-long field day June 23-24, and the public is invited to observe. The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring the week of June 18-24 as...

 

Columbia basin spends $405 million on fish & wildlife

A draft report to northwest governors on Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program costs in 2017 was released in early May for review by the public, with the total program costs coming in at $450.4 million, about 18 percent of the Bonneville Power Adm...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Cars fill fairgrounds for scholarship funds

It was a beautiful day in Skamokawa for a car show. The fairgrounds were packed with people and cars on Saturday for the 13th and final Rods and Reels Rod Run. There were 361 cars registered by 11...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, a thank you from a community member, and a proposal from the general manager to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge sandblasted and painted by the contractor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 7, 2018

Franz's "Solutions Table' begins murrelet talks

A group charged with finding solutions to dealing with marbled murrelet habitat conservation issues held its inaugural meeting last week at the Skamokawa Resort. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is charged with developing a long term...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Naselle High seniors ready for Saturday commencement

Naselle High School will hold its graduation ceremony this Saturday, 4 p.m. Samanta "Mayrel" Franco Monroy is the valedictorian for Naselle's Class of 2018. It's a praiseworthy achievement. What...

 

Correction

In our coverage of the May 28 Memorial Day program at Greenwood Cemetery. We incorrectly identified two Veterans of Foreign Wars officers. VFW District Commander is Danny Eaton; VFW Post Commander is Bill Tawater....

 

In the mood for music

Student musicians at Thomas Middle School and Wahkiakum High School performed their spring concert Monday. Above, The sixth and seventh grade band ended their five song set with the Eagle Summit...

 

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Candidates for Congress express their views

By Diana Zimmerman Photos by Rick Nelson On May 23, five candidates for US Representative for District 3 answered questions in a bipartisan forum in front of a full house at the Pioneer Community...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 7, 2018

Commissioners address dredging, water shortage, mental health issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman handled a variety of business Tuesday and focused on issues such as dredging, potable water and management of mental health services. Commissioner Cothren reported that officials from the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 31, 2018

Island bridge work moves to sand blasting stage

With much of the initial preparations out of the way, painting should start this week on the Puget Island bridge. The Royal Bridge, Inc., crew has been stringing cables and attaching curtains and chai...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled “Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!” set to open at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa this weekend. Wahkiakum H...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Community comes together to observe Memorial Day

Last Thursday morning, John C. Thomas Middle School teacher Eric Hansen made his 10th annual trip with a class of eighth graders to Greenwood Cemetery, where they would be met by several members of...

 

Correction

Wahkiakum Mule athlete Mckensi Fluckiger was incorrectly identified in a photo in last week's edition of Mule athletes heading to the state track and field meet. Also, in our Focus on Wahkiakum magazine, we incorrectly stated that Elmer Danielsen...

 

Columbia basin spends $450 million on fish & wildlife

A draft report to northwest governors on Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program costs in 2017 was released in early May for review by the public, with the total program costs coming in at $450.4 million, about 18 percent of the Bonneville Power Adm...

 

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