The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Council names Olson to fill vacancy

The Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting Monday to fill a vacant seat on the council and go over needed amendments to their 2019 budgets. After interviewing two people who applied to fill...

Permit Received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 10 Year Sand Placement Program on Puget Island and Cape Horn

Here's a Thursday afternoon news release from the office of Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners: On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Public Works Director Charles Beyer signed and received the final, completed permitting package with the U.S. Army...

Commissioners, health director discuss homelessness

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of issues at their meeting Tuesday, including how to address the population of homeless persons in the county. Cape Horn resident Trish Shroyer said she had seen news reports about the controversies...

Port District 1 plans new camping spots

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about marina business. Counsel Tim Hanigan gave a quick update on the most recent meeting between Port 1 and Port 2. “The last meeting went well,” Hanigan said, “there was...

River life

A bald eagle patrols the Columbia River shoreline. Photo by Rick...

Corrections, Clarifications

Cathlamet native and historian David Hansen contacted us for a correction on the date of the Elliott House pictured on the front of last week's edition. A plaque on the front of the house states it was built in 1870, but Hansen said that during a...

Filing for political office is underway

By Eagle Staff Ten candidates had filed for nine offices open for election in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday evening. There are currently 22 offices open for election. Anne Cruser of Kalama, incumbent, filed for Judge Position 2 in the Court of...

Weekend burning ban rescinded on Wednesday

Wahkiakum County officials implemented an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, last Wednesday. A lack of precipitation and dry weather conditions forecast for the weekend prompted a coordinated burn ban for all southwest Washington. However, on...

Commission, WDFW regional director to meet on Monday

Wahkiakum County commissioners will meet with Kessina Lee, regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in an open workshop session on Monday, 2 p.m., in the commission’s meeting room in Cathlamet. The purpose of the...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

Debbie Harrison

Debbie Harrison (born Deborah Sue Dodd) May 16th 1944 – October 4, 2017 In celebration of what would've been my mother's 75th birthday, I would like to share a small glimpse into the incredibly...

Naselle Community Center concert is well received

The Naselle Community Center hosted their second concert recently to rave reviews and a large audience! Almost 100 visitors came from all over to hear the vast array of talent. Over $1,000 in...

Great White Tail run Saturday on refuge

T'WAS HOT!--As this paper came out last Thursday, we saw our temperature jump to 87 degrees in West Valley and I'm telling you, that was pretty toasty for the early part of May! We weren't the only ones dealing with warmer temperatures and several...

NCC set to perform on Friday and Sunday in Astoria

May brings North Coast Chorale performing again for the residents of the Pacific Northwest with more entertaining and insightful music. At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, the Chorale will present “Songs of the Earth” in...

Downriver Dispatches

Gone but not forgotten 2 The main reason you see my picture and e-mail address is so that I will be recognized by the community in which I serve. My motive is to be able to reach the community to...

Author visits library

Local author Lilly Robbins Brock, presented her and her husband's newest books to librarian Carol Blix at the Cathlamet Public Library at an author visit May...

Best of Breed

Misty Rivers Drifter O'Quinn had a very good weekend at the beginning of May. At a four day show event in Elma, sponsored by the Nisqually Kennel Club and Olympia Dog Fanciers Association, Drifter...

Trinidad and Tobago comes to Longview

On Monday, May 20, 2019, Martyn Kenefick will give a presentation on birding in Trinidad and Tobago, the twin-island nation that lies in the Caribbean just north of Venezuela. Willapa Hills Audubon is sponsoring the event. Kenefick will appear at...

JBH House tours offered

The historic Julia Butler Hansen House, built in 1867-1868, will be open for tours on Sunday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 35 Butler St., Cathlamet. The JBH House is the oldest house in Wahkiakum County and Cathlamet and was the home of the...

70 year class reunion

Six classmates from the Wahkiakum High School Class of 1949 gathered May 7 to celebrate 70 years of friendship. Three of the ladies started first grade together. L-r are Elwood Enge, Ora Loraine...

Mothers Day Tea

The Cathlamet Woman's Club held a Mother's Day Tea Saturday at St. James Family Center Cathlamet. Right: Local girls model Dress A Girl dresses at the Woman's Club Mother's Day Tea on Saturday. From...

Proposed store would be bad for community

To The Eagle: For those of you who aren't aware, Zaremba group LLC has proposed to construct a Dollar General store on Highway 4 at Jacobson Road. First of all it is not a dollar store where everything is a dollar or less like a Dollar Tree. They...

Mules 2nd at district golf, head to state tournament

The 2019 league champion Wahkiakum Mules failed to retain the district championship trophy and now will have to set their sights on a possible state trophy. Life Christian shot 72.5 to claim the district title. Wahkiakum had 63, Ilwaco 53.5, Kalama...

Mule baseball team advances to state

With a trip to the state tournament already secured last week, the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team finished the District 4 2B tournament in fifth place after splitting games last week. On Friday, the Mules lost to Ocosta in Adna, 7-1. Pitcher Brody...

Local athletes head to district track meets

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team competed in the Central 2B League championships on Friday in Kalama. The Mules took 11th place out of 11 teams in boys’ competition with six points and seventh place out of 11 teams in girls’ competition...

Comet teams headed to state

The Naselle Comets baseball and softball teams are headed to state. While the softball team is just beginning their District 2/4 1B tournament today (Thursday), the baseball team has already won their district championship and will play in the...

Sheriff's Report, May 16, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 6 – 12:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an ailing Rosedale resident to the hospital. 1:06 p.m....

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