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Island life

A white-tail buck cleans up fallen apples at a Puget Island orchard. Photos by Rick...

KM slide stabilization work has resumed

Slope stabilization work along SR 4 near KM Mountain was set to resume yesterday (Wednesday), the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon. Travelers using SR 4 between Skamokawa and Grays River may experience...

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Election 2020: Herrera-Beutler, Long tangle again

Latest polls for Washington's 3rd Congressional District race indicate a tight race between Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (49%) and Carolyn Long (47%), according to an internal poll by GQR. This...

School district maintain expanded meals program

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors began their meeting Sept. 22 with an update on food services. They learned how educators are handling attendance, what the school is doing to combat covid-19, and heard about some big ticket items...

Covid upate:

The number of confirmed covid cases held steady at six in Wahkiakum as of Tuesday, with 554 tests conducted so far. There have been 82 positive cases in Pacific County, including two new cases confirmed in children under the age of 10 from the same...

Cathlamet Public Works repairs broken water main

Customers of the Town of Cathlamet and Puget Island Water systems were under a boil water order last week after a water main was ruptured along the Elochoman Valley Road on Sept. 23. "The Wahkiakum County Road Department was attempting to clear a...

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

Historical society strives to keep our history alive

My life is steeped in stories. I feel like I’ve always been collecting them, one way or another. My boss tells me there is a story in every set of notes. He’s not wrong. And really, what is each of our lives, but a story? What is a community,...

Sons of Norway to meet October 7

NICE ONE--This week started out with blue sky and sunshine and according to forecasters, it is supposed to be nice all week long. That means September will end with sunshine and October will begin with sunshine and very warm temperatures, so that's...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Wow, it is already October, which has brought an end to the fair’s Farmers Market. A huge thank you to Lori Cagle and Kay Walters for getting this going, it has been a success. It will start again next year in May...

Downriver Dispatches

Westend News Just another reminder that although there are no longer senior lunches at the Rosburg Hall, the Lower Columbia Community Action Program, better known as CAP, has begun delivering take out lunches to Rosburg Hall for pickup on Thursdays...

Candidates for senate, SPI set to debate

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Virtual Debates Subcommittee has scheduled five virtual debates for candidates for District 19 state Senate and House of Representatives, two state wide offices and Wahkiakum County board of...

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Skyline tree thinning

In an effort to combat hydration erosion, Skyline Golf Course has fallen several trees whose root systems rob the putting greens of water and turn them brown. The course is still open to the public,...

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Johnson House trees cleared

A Champ's Tree Service crew on Monday began taking down trees on the county's Johnson House property in Cathlamet. First the limbs come down, then into the chipper they go....

Biden condones rioting and looting

To The Eagle: In response to Mr. Bouchard’s letter to the editor in last week’s newspaper, the “absurd statue” that he apparently labeled “Wahkiakum County’s official roadside eyesore,” is a replica of a piece of art that was created...

Ilwaco writer supports Takko for state senate

To The Eagle: It is an understatement to say that the ways in which we conduct our personal and professional lives has changed dramatically this year. As we work toward attaining a semblance of normal, we need experienced leaders who understand...

Florida governor had best plan

To The Eagle: The pandemic has provided a panoply of policies ranging from serendipitous to atrocious. The Darth Vader role was played by Governor Cuomo of New York, whose edicts directed thousands of vulnerable elders into nursing homes where they...

Census Bureau has issues to fix

To The Eagle: Why so many problems with the mechanics and people conducting the 2020 Census? I fully completed my census questions online on March 30 and saved my confirmation number. In late July, and early August two different ladies showed up....

We must win against America's nascent tyrant

To The Eagle: Before launching into a recent screed advocating one- party rule, a recent letter writer blithely dismissed the implications of a hasty appointment of an ultra-conservative to the Supreme Court bench, claiming it just doesn’t...

Takko cares about us

To The Eagle: I fondly remember the day I first met Dean Takko. After the normal introductions, I asked him how his day was going. He told me he had spent the morning trying to get a widow’s benefits straightened out. “Really?” I asked....

Our nation is under attack

To The Eagle: As a conservative Christian voter, this upcoming election will find me backing President Trump for another term. I am backing the party platform that most closely reflects the integrity of our United States Constitution and the...

Look past the attacks

To The Eagle: There is only one person in this race who's worked to lower the cost of prescription drugs and that is Jaime Herrera Beutler. She voted across party lines in support of H.R. 3, which would lower the cost of prescription drugs. Big...

Jaime supports working women

To The Eagle: Once again, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has navigated through the partisan sinkholes that stop so many good causes in Washington and succeeded in gaining a critical win for women and for Southwest Washington. Jaime’s bill,...

Sheriff's Report, October 1, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 20 — 1:39 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. 6:15 a.m. Two horses in...

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