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

Burn ban ends October 1, not Sept. 24

The Eagle has made a dreadful error on this week's front page: The ban on outdoor burning ends on Friday, Oct. 1, not today (Friday, Sept. 24). We most sincerely apologize for this error. --Rick Nelson,...

School board hears reports on masks, shipping, other issues

After listening to public comment on mask wearing and vaccines, both for and against, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard about the shipping delays, covid funding, and earthquake assessments at their September meeting on Tuesday....

Town council reviews unfinished projects

A potentially short meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council turned into a sometimes contentious discussion of unfinished projects. The council did authorize staff to work with Wahkiakum West Telephone Company to develop a franchise agreement that...

Honoring POW/MIA

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 honored American service men and women who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action, as well as their families, in a ceremony at the...

New PUD manager gets acquainted

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed the preliminary budget at their meeting on Tuesday morning. In his first report as general manager, Dan Kay said there has been a steady flow of new customer service...

Closures ahead for county ferry

The ferry Oscar B. will be out of service twice this fall, Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer announced at the Tuesday meeting of the board of county commissioners. The first closure will be next Monday, Beyer said, from 9 a.m. to 5...

Covid-19 update

Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Tuesday, according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS), bringing the cumulative total to 209, with 14 considered potentially active. A total of 13 people have been...

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance,...

Port District 2 will buy Methodist church building

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday adopted a resolution to purchase the Skamokawa Methodist Church property situated adjacent to Skamokawa Vista Park. The Methodist congregation has shrunk, and the group has agreed to sell the building to...

Aquatic week eradication targets marina, PI slough

Water stargrass, a native grass that has reached nuisance levels and some invasive species like milfoil and parrot feather have been choking local waterways. The Wahkiakum Noxious Weed Control Board was able to secure permitting, and with funds...

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

Tara Roseberry

Tara Lynn Roseberry, 47, of Cathlamet, died September 12, 2021 at home on Puget Island. Tara was born April 13, 1974 in Longview to Robert and Linda (Davis) Roseberry. Tara graduated from RA Long...

Ron Vog

Ronald Harvey Vog died September 4, 2021 in Vancouver at the age of 89. He was born on Puget Island December 13, 1931 where he lived most of his life. His passion was being a commercial fisherman on...

Island life

A white-tail deer goes to work, cleaning up fallen apples in a Puget Island orchard. Photo by Rick...

Covered Bridge Dinner has been canceled

WILD ONE--This past weekend had us listening to rolling thunder, accompanied by some flashy lightning and we saw and heard some very heavy rains, along with howling winds! I was happy that we didn't lose power throughout the nastiest part of this...

Downriver Dispatches

Rain and wind: I worked hard last week to prune, weed eat and clean up debris in my yard. The apples that fall from the tree at the top of the hill behind my house continue to increase as they fall...

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is pleased to announce an event coming up, it has been a long time, come and have a fun night, Bingo for everyone. Saturday, September 25, 2021. 6-8 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and pop for sale, looking forward to seeing you! Three cards for...

West starting 3rd year of college

Nicholas West, shown here with his parents, Derek and Christine West of Cathlamet, is starting his 3rd year of college at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona Minnesota. His major is...

Average 4.17% rate change approved for 2022 Exchange health insurance market

An average 4.17% rate change has been approved for next year's Exchange health insurance market. Twelve insurers will sell plans on Washington's Exchange in 2022. Rates and plans for additional insurers selling only outside of the Exchange are...

Secretary of State urges all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election. “Your vote matters – especially this year....

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: How to Run a Successful Meeting

Everyone knows how to run a meeting, until it goes wrong. On September 28 at noon WSU Extension Agent Gary Fredricks will give you tips on how to run an efficient and effective meeting. Learn tips to prepare before the meeting to avoid...

Aerial views of Skamokawa

Aerial views of Skamokawa courtesy of Dwight Blackshear and friends, pilots, Joe and...

Conservative justices weaponized religion

To The Eagle: The Supreme Court's right-wing justices have weaponized religious freedom. The problem isn't religion per se. Rather, it is the kind of religion at play, the kind embraced by the staunch conservative majority of Supreme Court Justices...

Medical science refutes covid political half-truths

To The Eagle: Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) is a real threat according to doctors and peer reviewed medical studies. CDC Director Walensky said (March 2021) people who get covid-19 vaccine could not get covid virus, now she says (August...

Critics award me too much credit

To The Eagle: After reading last week’s Eagle letters, I scurried to my archives, unearthed the 8/19 edition, and ascertained that I am indeed the vaunted “neighborhood opinion troll.” I humbly accept that honorific appellation – with one...

Sport fishermen: Unite

To The Eagle: Commercial fishing interests are at it again. Another salmon net pen is being proposed for installation where the Elochoman River meets the Columbia. Placement as proposed would ensure that it would interfere with sports fishermen who...

I am a human racist

To The Eagle: Let me explain: I believe most people are human racists just like me. If a person of any race enjoys hurting others in any of a hundred ways, such as physical harm, stealing from them and yes hating them for the color of their skin or...

Lady Mules drop games to Adna, Kalama

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team lost two more games this week, bringing their record to 0-5. On Tuesday, the Lady Mules traveled to Kalama and lost in three sets, 20-25, 4-25, and 14-25. "It was...

Loggers chop Mules; next stop: Toledo

Photos by Todd Wilson It didn't take long for the defending Class 2B football champions to show the Wahkiakum Mules that they're still a potent force by posting a 62-10 win over the Mules last...

Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team is entering their third week of competition this week, heading to Stevenson for a league meet today. Their season started with a 13 team race in Rainier on Thursday, September 9. Sophomore Nathan Garrett...

Sheriff's Report, September 23, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 12 — 7:50 a.m. Tree branches were blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 just east of Flandersville....

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