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

WDFW officials: Salmon stocks suffer from ocean conditions

Wolves and fishes--those were the topics addressed with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials visited the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners Monday. The group shared points...

Recall issues haunt council

By Rick Nelson Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council had a bit of everything: Council members amended their 2019 budget, agreed to hold workshops, covered other business, and ended with a heated discussion about the effort to recall the...

End of an era

Shoppers curious about the treasures they might find at the closing sale of Wright Pro Hardware, which started building inventory in 1933, arrived early for Thursday's opening at 9 a.m. "Don't fight...

Bank finds counterfeit bills

Counterfeit currency has been circulating in Wahkiakum County, Sheriff Mark Howie said Tuesday. Howie said Bank of the Pacific staff had reported discovering two counterfeit bills, one for $50 and the other for $100, in cash deposited by two...

Filing for political office is underway

By Rick Nelson The initial filing period for elected offices on the fall election ballots closed last Friday, with the following results: Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3 (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum counties), Judge...

County receives final OK for beach nourishment

By Rick Nelson The US Army Corps of Engineers last week gave final approval to a 10-year permit for placement of dredged sand on eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. As described in a county news release, the purpose of the sand placement...

School board planning bond sale to update aging high school

An aging school has the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors considering a bond. On Tuesday before the regular board meeting, the directors listened to a presentation from two representatives of Piper Jaffray, about why they should serve as...

The hot spot

Sturgeon brought a lot of fishermen to the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday. They were happily showing off their catch or talking about the one that got away while they waited for their turn to...

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...

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Brian Macy, head boys’ basketball...

Gladys Crouse

Gladys W. Crouse, 91, of Ischua, New York, formerly of Cathlamet, died May 19, 2019. She was born August 28, 1927 in Alda, Nebraska to Charles and Pearl (Reid) VanBuskirk. Her family moved to Chehalis where she graduated high school in 1945. On...

Earlene Mattson

Earlene E. Mattson, 90, a lifelong resident of Naselle, died in Astoria on May 13, 2019. Born January 16, 1929 in Naselle she was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Oman) Anderson, both of Finnish...

Death Notice for John Wolford

Former Puget Island resident, John L. Wolford, died May 16, 2019. Survivors include his wife, Rachael Wolford. A funeral service will be held today (Thursday) May 23, 1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 1134 Columbia St.,...

Death Notice for Charles Nadgwick

Charles (Chuck) Nadgwich, 76, of Cathlamet, died May 14, 2019. A full obituary will appear next...

We had some crazy weather on Saturday

UNEXPECTED--We certainly had a crazy weather day last Saturday and it depended on where you were as to just how violent it was. We started out the day with fairly decent weather, then we got some sun breaks and folks were posting some awesome...

Auditions will be held June 2

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced auditions for Junior Shanghaied “A Night at the Olios!” Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. These performances feature a dozen ASOC Youth Performers ages 8 to 17. Auditions will be held at the ASOC Playhouse,...

Downriver Dispatches

Gone but not Forgotten...Conclusion Anyone who has traveled west of the KM at this time of year has seen the many wonderful varieties of rhododendrons along the way. I knew almost nothing of these...

Wanderlodge and The Slough Rats to perform at the Grange

A night of live americana/rock/folk/blues/country music will take place Saturday, May 25 at the Skamokawa Grange. This will be the first public performance together of Wanderlodge, from Portland, and The Slough Rats. Wanderlodge performed at RM38...

CHH & H names aide of the year

Community Home Health & Hospice has announced that Amanda Grice, CNA, has been chosen as Home Care Aide of the Year by the Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW). This statewide award recognizes a home care aide who is a complete standout in...

Love at First Thought

Members of the Wahkiakum High School drama club performed the one-act play Love at First Thought last weekend. L-r are Kendall Westcott, Shelby Bond, Tyson Hjaltalin and Ryan McKay-Beach. Katie...

WHS 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...

Dog races to be held this weekend

The hounds will be running this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. And it will be more than just hounds. The AKC event,...

Memoral Day ceremony Monday

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at 9 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation....

LCC to present play

Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, will be presented at Lower Columbia College Center Stage Theater. This play explores the intersection between mental illness and genius as Catherine (Savannah Zimmerman) struggles to care for her...

Building and planning clarifies matter

To The Eagle: Due to a misinterpretation on the part of Wahkiakum Building and Planning, it was incorrectly stated that the proposed Dollar General needed a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Notice. Shoreline Permit review requirements are...

The big con…

To The Eagle: Con-job definition: Scams in which the victim is induced to hand over money (or votes) as a token of confidence. How many people have been conned over the years, by Trump, or the ‘use’ of his name? Just watched a show, listing...

Dollar General store not a done deal

To The Eagle: Big thanks to Kristin Lee (Opinion, May 16, 2019) for skillfully outlining details related to the proposed Dollar General store on Hwy 4, including the potential impact on our charming town. She pointed out that it is not a done deal....

Citizen proud of other citizens' behavior

To The Eagle: My wife and I attended the liquidation sale at Wally Wright’s Pro Hardware on Thursday morning. To say I was impressed with the citizenry of Cathlamet is an understatement. There was a crowd, as per expectations, but as far as I...

Let's collectively say no to Dollar General

To The Eagle: The quickest way to kill a small town, such as our rare gem here in Cathlamet, is to allow some kind of big box store to come in and undercut the prices of everything we have here. The pharmacy and the grocery store would be the first...

Writer calls previous letter sour grapes

To The Eagle: Three weeks ago in these pages we were treated to a dystopian diatribe from ol’ JB maligning the intent of Madison and other founders for designing the government, and specifically the electoral college. to keep the slaves and us...

We got played

To The Eagle: 12/18/17: Bernadette Goodroe leaves the Cathlamet Town Council. 1/16/18: Executive Session (council only)- The regular meeting was recessed at 7:33 p.m. for an executive session to consider the selection of a site or acquisition of...

Mules claim 3rd place at state golf

Day 1 The Wahkiakum Mule golf team’s top two golfers from the district championship survived the first day cut at state tournament Tuesday among the top 20 players plus ties and have positioned themselves to capture a team trophy on day two...

Loss knocks Mules out of tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team ended their season in the first round of the State 2B tournament after losing 5-3 to Friday Harbor in Yelm on Saturday. “We had to fight a lot of adversity this year with injuries,” Coach Marc Niemeyer said....

NHS softball team wins district championship, baseball ends season

The season ended for the Naselle Comets baseball team on Saturday in the opening round of the State 1B tournament with an 11-2 loss to Odessa. That same day, the Naselle Comet softball team won the District 4 1B title with an 18-2 win against...

Mules, Comets head to state track meets

Three Wahkiakum athletes and 18 students from Naselle High School are headed to the 1B, 2B, 1A State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney this week. The event begins today and ends on Saturday. At the 2B District...

Sheriff's Report, May 23, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 13 – 12:58 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a dislocated hip. 5:31 a.m....

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