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

Firefighters busy Tuesday

Fires have prompted a burn ban in Wahkiakum County. Local fire departments responded to three fires on Tuesday night. Two fires started around the same time, according to Sheriff Mark Howie. One, at Milepost 42 started as a controlled burn that got...

Council to convert parking lot into park

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council are ready to move forward with development of the controversial parking lot at the intersection of Main and Butler Streets. At their monthly meeting on Monday,...

PUD plans meeting about Skamokawa water system plans

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and to pass a resolution to give the general manager a 3 percent cost of living adjustment. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that the PUD had expended...

Commissioners dialogue with regional director

Wahkiakum County commissioners and local residents had a chance Tuesday to discuss fish and wildlife issues with Kessina Lee, the new regional director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Lee visited the board of commissioners...

Unmake a Bully project is back at WHS

Thanks to Wahkiakum Community Network, Mike Feurstein, the creator and founder of the Don't Wait to Unmake a Bully project was back in town last week to work with Wahkiakum High School students....

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's opinion column comment about the passing of Kay Cochran contained an error: Kay served as county assessor, not auditor. We became friends in 1979 when she was the assessor's clerk. I can't believe I wrote that and that we missed it in...

Listening tour gathers bipartisan input

Wahkiakum County citizens got together last Friday in a bipartisan effort to express their concerns and desires for their community. Members of the county's Democrat and Republican central committees sponsored a day-long program that brought three...

Bridge work resumes

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, construction work resumes on the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Deck Replacement and Painting project. Beginning tomorrrow (Friday), crews will close a single lane of the bridge around-the-clock for...

Port districts back off from merger idea

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners met last Thursday to talk about mergers, trunk shows, grant applications and more. Commissioner Brett Deaton gave an update on talks between Port 1 and Port 2. “We met Tuesday and talked about approaching...

Ocean conditions improving for salmon and steelhead

Coastal waters are cooling and attracting higher value, more fat-rich food -- a good sign for salmon, steelhead and ocean predators, such as Orcas -- after several years of unusually warm conditions (2014 – 2016), when the warm water “blob...

Kay Cochran

Kay Marian Hollar Cochran was born May 11th, 1946, to Hulda Margaret Irving and George Marion Hollar. The lifelong Cathlamet resident died March 12, 2019 at her home in Cathlamet, surrounded by the loves of her life. She graduated from Wahkiakum...

Celebration of Life for Robert E. Wegdahl

A celebration of life will be held for Robert Elief Wegdahl on March 23, 3-6 p.m., at the Longview American Legion, 1250 12th...

Linda Cardin

Linda Louise Cardin, born April 5th, 1942, daughter of Tom and Louise Lyda, passed away March 4th, 2019. She is survived by her children Kim Cebula, Kevin, David, Tracy (Bridget) Kord, and Rene (Josh) Martinell, 15 grandchildren, and six great...

Death Notice for Carl Meiier

Carl “Pelle” Meiier, age 86, died March 19, 2019 at his home in Apache Junction, Arizona. A full obituary will follow next...

Open mic Saturday at Skamokawa Grange Hall

GORGEOUS--With blue skies and sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, it meant those with outdoor chores were in seventh heaven. Even if you didn't want to start a garden or work out in the gorgeous weather, it was definitely time to take a walk and...

Downriver Dispatches

My New Friends the Corvid Family Most people have met corvids yet did not know that was their name. The family of corvids I am referring to is birds of the Corvidae of which there are 120 species worldwide. Commonly recognized in English they are...

Entertainment News

On Saturday, March 23, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at...

4-H bake sale on March 30

Sugar & Spice 4-H members will host a soup fundraiser and bake sale on March 30 in the Grays River Valley Center located at Johnson Park, Rosburg, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Featured soups will be Split Pea, Chicken Noodle and Taco accompanied by a...

Missoula Children's Theatre performance March 23

What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? You call the Pied Piper! Take a trip to Hamelin Town this Saturday, March 23 with the Missoula Children’s Theatre and local students as they perform a musical adaptation of the classic...

Hounds on parade

Left: Irish wolfhound enthusiasts gather at noon Sunday for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Above: Judy Brawn, left, admired one of the hounds. Photos by Rick...

Cathlamet Woman's Club hosts conference

Local resident Pearl Blackburn spoke to a group of about 35 attendees from several towns at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs at their Columbia District Spring Conference, hosted by the...

Students audtion for Missoula Children's Theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre is here this week with two performances Saturday afternoon. The two directors, Melissa Trentacoste and Ryan Pierce, held auditions on Monday and about 35 students, from...

MS basketball teams went to state

Story and photos by Laura Rose The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams traveled to Spokane this past weekend to play in the State Tournament. Both teams earned a ticket to go to state by winning...

Coming Events -- Community Center in Cathlamet

The first cameras were quite cumbersome, it was a delicate process that involved mixing chemical potions just to develop a single print. Something is truly timeless about taking a photograph, but now-a-days cameras are everywhere. On your phone, in...

Appraiser gives heads up to community

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Assessor’s Office will be out, as always, doing the annual revaluation inspections of properties. The county is divided into four areas. We will begin the inspections in Area 3 over the next few weeks. Area 3...

Church was filled to overflowing

To The Eagle: While attending Kay Cochran's funeral at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Puget Island on Sunday, I was giving thanks for the architect and builders who put the building on a sure foundation and built it sturdy and well to last all...

Humans have been turning dreams into practical realities

To The Eagle: Sounds like Mike Swift (letter March 7 edition) swallowed a couple of irony pills before he wrote his letter for last week's edition. I suppose even such a miserable outlook deserves a hearing. I draw the line, however, at his...

Nothing is ever free

To The Eagle: I have been watching the socialist meltdown in Venezuela and can’t help but think if the people had the right to “bear arms” they would not be under the tyranny and dictatorship of a corrupt government. There is a growing...

Each county should have one vote

To The Eagle: Living in the state of Washington and seeing how left-leaning it is, is like when I was a kid in school playing teeter-totter with the fat kid on the playground. His extra ballast kept me up in the air wondering if I would ever touch...

Mules start baseball with a big bang

Beau Carlson is back, and last Wednesday he proved that he was ready to play when he knocked the ball out of the park for a two run homer in his first at bat in the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team's...

Softball season begins

The Wahkiakum Mules softball team started their season at home on Tuesday with a 17-0 loss to Adna. Above, Aubrie Montgomery delivers a pitch for the Mules. "Books don't show how much this first game...

School Sports

NHS Boys Baseball March 21 at MMK 4:00pm 25 Oakville 4:00pm 28 at Wishkah 4:00pm 29 Winlock 4:00pm April 01 at Naches 1:00pm 02 at Naches 3:00pm 11 at Lake Quinault 4:00pm 12 at Ocosta 4:00pm 15 Mary M Knight 4:00pm 18 at Oakville 4:00pm 20 Pe Ell...

Sheriff's Report, March 21, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 11 – 11:48 a.m. A caller reported that a neighbor in Deep River had started a large burn and was...

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