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

Still summertime

Cathlamet resident Jim Kolberg caught two scenes as he traveled around town: Above, the view from the town dock at the foot of Broadway Street on Tuesday, and right, Derek Lunstrum had a cool job...

Supreme Court ruled Cathlamet recall charges are insufficient

Today, the Washington Supreme Court announced its opinion in the appeal of the recall charges against Cathlamet's mayor and three council member; the court upheld the ruling of Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald J. Richter that the recall...

Inspection shows ferry engines are fine

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they worked their way through a light agenda Tuesday. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said an examination of a new engine on the ferry Oscar B. showed no overheating problems. The ferry...

Carol Danker ends long banking career

After 34 years, Carol Hattrick Danker will no longer walk through the door of the bank centrally located on Main Street in Cathlamet as an employee. Though the location of her office never changed in...

County broadband won't come cheap

After being awarded a grant from the Community Economic Revitalization Board, the Wahkiakum County PUD hired a team from Noanet to conduct a broadband feasibility study, the objective to bring high...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

Still summertime, cont.

A member of a local photographers' club, Kim Herren took these photos during an August outing along the Cathlamet...

Donald Wright

Donald E. Wright was born on July 16, 1933 in Garibaldi, Oregon. He moved with his family to Cathlamet, Washington when he was three months old and lived in an apartment in Wright’s Furniture and...

Dian Eakin

Former Cathlamet resident Dian Kay Eakin, 75, of Longview, passed to her Beloved Savior August 3, 2019 at home. She was born February 6, 1944 to Marjorie and Loyd Stuckey. Survivors include sisters Barbara Silva of Cathlamet and Maureen Bolinger of...

FOS wine tasting and auction Saturday night

LOOKING SOGGY--We may have slipped into some Fall like weather a bit early, as our week began cooler and wetter this past Sunday, with a couple of really good "gutter testers," as I call them. It looks like more of that kind of weather may be...

Downriver Dispatches

Lost Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight I love to do research into the history of the area, and I get surprised by the amount of information that leads to new discoveries for me. This gives me insights...

Covered Bridge Dinner set for October 5

The 12th annual Covered Bridge Dinner, sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H, will be held on October 5 at 4:30 p.m., in Grays River. Attendees will be served a meal with local flavor and enjoy the music provided by Jeffrey Reynolds on his violin. The evening...

Hunters take to the field, salmon move upriver

The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are starting to turn – signs of another change of season. Fall is in the air, and hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year. Salmon fisheries are also underway in the...

Wedding set for Saturday

Laura Knight and Ron Relethford invite the community to their wedding on Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m., at Duffy’s Irish Pub in Grays River. They report that there will be lots of Irish music. The couple will retire and make their home in...

FOS presents "Falling Leaves" art exhibit

Friends of Skamokawa will present a new art exhibit beginning September 21. This open media art exhibit echoes the autumn theme of fall colors with a creative variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, photography, clay, ceramic, and beading....

Robert Michael Pyle to visit Cathlamet Public Library

Robert Michael Pyle to visit Cathlamet Public Library Local author, scholar, biologist, and poet, Robert Michael Pyle, will visit Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday, September 21 at 3 p.m., to share information about his current and upcoming...

In Their Footsteps: John Colter's Impact on American History

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. John Colter’s Impact on American History by Christopher Hodges will be held Sunday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m. Private...

CHH & H offers grief education group

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free, six-week grief education group in Longview. Class started Tuesday, September 10, from 1-3 p.m., at The James Avery Center, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview, and continues weekly through October 15....

NCC seeks singers of all ages

Although North Coast Chorale (NCC) officially began its new season September 10 at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the corner of 16th and Franklin St., it’s not too late to join. Weekly rehearsals run from 6:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. every Tuesday...

Oligarchs need to pay equitable taxes

To The Eagle: “Working poor” describes the 40.6 million Americans who are 12.7 percent of our total workforce trying to live on minimum wage jobs. It is impossible. The mandated federal minimum wage is worth less today, adjusted for inflation,...

Please watch debates to make informed decisions

To The Eagle: The next Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates will be held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. EDST). The threshold that candidates must meet to be on the debate stage has now doubled. So although there are 20 Democratic...

Absurdity spreads around the world

To The Eagle: I just returned from a great family reunion in Denmark--27 cousins and families. I had hoped to get a break from Trump’s absurd words and actions. So much for wishful thinking. Trump’s proposal to buy part of Denmark caused a lot...

There are consequences

To The Eagle: I have observed that money owed and not repaid and obligations and/or agreements not honored all tend to destroy or lessen relationships and harm the one not fulfilling what they agreed to. How does this happen? When a person places...

Jills top Lady Mules in volleyball opener

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team headed to Longview on Tuesday for a match with R.A. Long and lost to the Lumberjills in three sets, 18-25, 23-25, and 16-25. “It was a good learning night for us as we sort out lineups and potential...

Bulldogs corral Mules; Pirates here Friday

The Wahkiakum Mule football team opened the 2019 season with a 54-21 loss to the Colfax Bulldogs last Friday. The game was part of a double header featuring the Napavine Tigers and Liberty Lancers. The teams met last year at the Mule Stadium in...

WHS Cross Country

Five Wahkiakum Mules cross country runners competed in the 2B Central League opener in Onalaska on Tuesday. They joined cross country teams from 12 other schools in southwest Washington. Senior Jamil Dimaano took 30th place in the boys’ 5,000...

Fall Sports Schedules

2019 Warriors Football Schedule September 14 at Mossyrock 1 pm 19 MWP 26 at Toledo October 3 Mossyrock 10 at MWP 17 Toledo Home games in bold face. All games start at 6 pm unless otherwise stated. 2019 Warriors Volleyball Schedule September 9 at...

Sheriff's Report, September 12, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 2 — 5:50 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Puget Island property. The Puget Island Fire...

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