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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

WHS students raise funds for Doernbecher

Wahkiakum School District students raised $2,652.53 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital this week through a variety of activities. The biggest hit and moneymaker was dodgeball on Wednesday night. 12...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Skamokawa man drowns in river

The body of a local man was found on the Washington side of the Columbia River between Brookfield and Three Tree Point on Sunday morning. Stan Thacker, 62, of Skamokawa, was reported overdue by his wife on Saturday night. He had left their home...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

PUD evaluates savings from conservation work

At Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund gave an update on how conservation dollars are being used around the community. Later, commissioners and staff brainstormed ways to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Board hears request for varied machinery

They had a full agenda at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night. After a meeting with his advisory board, Vo/Ag teacher Kyle Hurley asking the school board to approve the purchase of the following items for his...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

A convocation of eagles

More eagles: Cathlamet artist Dan Tchozewski recently photographed a gathering of eagles along Puget Island's Crossdike Road....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 23, 2017 

Commissioners continue with dredging plans, act on marijuana applications

Wahkiakum County commissioners continued discussions about a dredging program and gave mixed approval to two notices of proposed medical/recreational marijuana retail stores when they met Tuesday. County commissioners also serve as the board of commi...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 23, 2017 

Students presenting play on Saturday

After auditions on Monday, Wahkiakum School District students started rehearsals for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. The play will be performed twice on Saturday. Be...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 23, 2017 

Council ends moratorium for Columbia Ridge

The Cathlamet Town Council voted Monday to lift a moratorium on new development in the Columbia Ridge Estates subdivision, subject to street improvements by the homeowners association. Among other business at the council's monthly meeting on Monday...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Community Center, Cathlamet, 1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 23, 2017 

Naselle Library plans April, May programs

Naselle Timberland Library has planned a variety of events ranging from children's programs to movie matinees for the months of April and May. Family Movie Matinees are scheduled April 1 and 22 and May 6, all 1-3 p.m. The library will show new...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Children's book distribution program ending

Last week, students at J.A. Wendt Elementary selected books for the last time through the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program. RIF, which started in 1968, has provided free books to students in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 16, 2017

County guardedly supports bill for elk hoof rot study

Wahkiakum County commissioners have given guarded support to a bill in the legislature to expand a study of elk hoof root disease. Several years ago, elk with deformed hooves began appearing in southwest Washington herds. Commissioners have pressed t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 16, 2017

Still no sand, but some opposition

Challenges remain for Wahkiakum County commissioners' plan for a 10-year program to turn four flood control zone districts (FCZD) into dredge spoils sites. Landowners in the zones need to grant right-of-entry easements so that dredging crews can...

 
 By Tim Gruver    News    March 16, 2017

US withdrawal from TPP may cost Washington wheat farmers

OLYMPIA, Mar. 10 –– President Donald Trump’s order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was issued with the promise of saving American jobs, but it may also mean fewer opportunities for Washington farmers. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Exchange student enjoys the unexpected

Natthanon Sakworawich is from Bangkok, Thailand. He is 16, a sophomore, and one of three exchange students attending Wahkiakum High School this year. He goes by "Earth," a nickname his mother gave...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Port 1 OK's daily sewer fee, raise for manager

Commissioners gathered last Thursday for their March meeting to discuss Port 1 business, including insurance, a sewer fee for campers, and a raise for the port manager. The commissioners approved an increase for Port Manager Jackie Lea. She will...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Community Center, Cathlamet, 1 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Lady Mules take third

Members of the Wahkiakum Lady Mule basketball team pose with their trophy after placing third in the Class 2B State Tournament last weekned. See more photos and complete cover on Page 10. Photo by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 9, 2017

Right-of-entry permits ready to distribute

Wahkiakum County commissioners are ready to address one of the major remaining hurdles to establishing a 10-year program for replenishing sand on eroding beaches. The US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle office counsel has approved the long-awaited...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

WHS grad enjoys world of officiating

The last time Travis Bain set foot on the floor at the State B Tournament at the Spokane Arena was as a Wahkiakum High School senior and Mule in the 2007 championship game against Northwest...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 9, 2017

PUD crew makes progress on projects

Commissioners discussed setting up pay scales for employees and listened to reports at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie informed the commissioners that crews would be excavating Salme...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Puget Island life

Cathlamet sculpter and photographer Dan Tchozewski recently caught these eagles in action along Crossdike Road, Puget Island. Photo courtesy of Dan Tchozewski....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 9, 2017

Rivermile 38 Brewery is up for sale

Success is overtaking the Rivermile 38 Brewing Company in Cathlamet. Demand for the company's variety of beers and ales has surpassed the founders' expectations and production ability. “When is a business too good?" Richard Erickson, managing...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

Comments: Republican health plan threatens Washington consumers

The proposed US House Republican health plan threatens Washington consumers, health and insurance officials say. House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for replacing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act...

 
 News    March 9, 2017

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Community Center, Cathlamet, 1 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Puget...

 

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