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

Council gathers public input for parking lot park

Last Friday, the Town of Cathlamet hosted a space planning session to allow the public an opportunity to get involved in the design of a lot on Butler street. The meeting began with one attendee...

Wahkiakum students at work on Earth Day

Educators moved the classroom outside at Wahkiakum School District on Monday in celebration of Earth Day. Students learned about grafting and the art of bonsai, played with farm animals, and got the...

Commissioners cover wide range of issues in Tuesday meeting

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business Tuesday ranging from hearing reports about community events to meeting with department heads to go over a new facilities incident guide. Puget Island resident Suzanne Holmes covered two...

Corrections/Clarifications

One of the artists pictured in last week's report from the Naselle Community Center art event was incorrectly identified. She is Marie Powell, not Marie...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope...

Personal exemptions will no longer be valid for vaccines

• Lawmakers aim to improve “herd immunity” in Washington state • Lawmakers aim to stop the ongoing measles outbreak with passage of bill OLYMPIA (April 23, 2019) – The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments...

Harvest managers concerned about poor chinook returns

Though Oregon and Washington added two more days of fishing for spring chinook in the lower Columbia River last Saturday and Sunday, there are signs of a lower than forecasted return of spring chinook. As of last week, just 184 fish have crossed...

WHS students fare well in varied contests, keep busy with activities

The Wahkiakum High School FFA and CTE students have participated in an assortment of activities in March. Pictured in Photo 1, students went to FFA districts at Toutle Lake. One of the contests that...

Council of Governments undertakes Census project

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments will be coordinating a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. The committee will include representatives from both Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Complete count committees (CCC) are volunteer...

Public invited to survey of electric vehicle use

An Electric Vehicle Readiness and Autonomous Vehicle Plan is being developed by regional governmental bodies, and part of this plan is to better understand current and anticipated electric vehicle use and opinions on autonomous vehicles. All people...

PUD meeting at Grange hall tonight at 6 p.m.

CLOUDY START--It was a fairly gloomy Easter morning, but around midday it turned out real nice, so it was a pretty great day to celebrate Easter. Monday morning was nice as well, but it clouded up by noon and soon the drizzle started to fall. So,...

Downriver Dispatches

Grange installs new sign for Meserve Park William Nelson Meserve 1867-1953 and his wife Harriet Alta Meserve 1878-1951 operated the Meserve Store at approximately the same location as the park lies...

Library hosts local author

Visit to introduce new historical fiction titles Cathlamet author Lilly Robbins Brock will appear at the Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday, May 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. She will share her newest...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

This Saturday, April 27, is Tidy-Up the Town. Come join the town for a town clean-up, we will meet at the Community Center at 9 a.m., bring some gloves and whatever tools you have handy. This is a great way to pitch in and keep our town beautiful....

Annie Jr. to be shown at Naselle School Commons

Naselle Schools Drama will present “Annie Jr.” May 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., and May 12 at 3 p.m. Leaping Lizards! Naselle will “stick up its chin and grin and sing ‘Tomorrow! Tomorrow!’” when the Naselle Drama Club performs Annie Jr. Based...

New exhibit at Redmen Hall

A new exhibit featuring Desiree East Craven and Brian Winner's photography opened at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa on Saturday. Craven and Winner are both...

Astoria school of ballet celebrates 10 years

A public show will be held May 10, 7 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $15 general admission. The story of The Princess & The Pea follows a prince who is searching for a Princess to marry. However, the Prince's...

Officials: State should pay fair share of election costs

Submitted by Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng and Commissioner Mike Backman No one should have to choose between safety and democracy. Your county shouldn’t have to prioritize one over the other. But that’s what happens every other year....

Summer food program planning is underway

To The Eagle: Plans are underway for an exciting summer lunch program for kids in Wahkiakum County. Last year, an army of volunteers and generous donations enabled us to offer a free five-week program that served more than 400 meals and provided...

Park on Main Street is a very bad idea

To The Eagle: When I heard about the mayor's plans to make what was formerly a parking lot into a park I thought what would be the intent? This town clearly does not have enough parking especially when there is something happening at the courthouse...

JBH House is privately owned

To The Eagle: This letter is in response to George Wehrfritz’s letter of April 18 in which he refers to the Julia Butler Hansen House. I wish to clear up some misconceptions that Mr. Wehrfritz has. He is somehow under the mistaken impression that...

Corrections furnished for musical associations

To The Eagle: There were a few errors in the April 18 article "News from the new Naselle Community Center." The wind ensemble is associated with the North Coast Symphonic Band, not an orchestra; and while there are two orchestras in the Astoria...

Remarkable friend will be honored by event

To The Eagle: This is a reminder that Saturday, April 27, the Pioneer Center Association will host their annual spring Tidy the Town event. They are dedicating the day to their former president, the late mover-and-shaker Kay Cochran, who was always...

Mule baseball team posts 2 wins in 3 games

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team split games in a doubleheader last week and won one on Monday to bring their season record to 6-5 in league and 8-5 overall. Last Wednesday, the team traveled to...

WHS Mule Golf

April 18 was a beautiful calm day on a relatively dry Riverside golf course and the Mules used the opportunity to up their intra-conference record to 7-0 with a 179-213 score over Adna High School. The course was in great shape, but the Mules found...

Young Mules take on Toutle Lake, Winlock

The Wahkiakum Mules softball team continues to struggle, but Coach Stephanie Green is focused on the bright spots, of which there are many. In Toutle Lake last Wednesday, the Mules lost 22-0 in the first game but played better in the second game...

Sheriff's Report, April 25, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 15 – 9:09 a.m. A caller reported a child custody dispute at a Cathlamet home. 10:27 a.m. A caller...

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