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

Two more test positive for covid-19 on Wednesday

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is reporting that two more Wahkiakum County residents have tested positive for covid-19, for a total of 22 confirmed cases. The two new cases have no known direct connection to the schools or day care, according...

Covid-19 case surge continues in county

A little over a week ago, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services that some of their employees had been in contact with two people who had tested positive for covid-19. “We’re talking close...

Wahkiakum schools deal with covid cases

By Diana Zimmerman On Nov. 16, Wahkiakum School District learned that an individual at the school had tested positive for covid-19. On Monday, they learned that a second person, a member of the same tight cohort, had tested positive, as had a close...

4 new covid-19 cases reported on Monday

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was notified on Monday that four more residents had tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20 in Wahkiakum County. Two were related to a case at Wahkiakum School District...

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Christmas Stars bring happiness to young ones

By Diana Zimmerman When NovaLee Knopp joined the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department as a reserve deputy 20 years ago, she was surprised to learn that some of her duties came with the unofficial...

Holiday lighting festival set for Saturday

The annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for this Saturday, November 28 in downtown Cathlamet. Santa Claus will be at the Community Center from 3–6:30 p.m. and small family groups are welcome to stop by and say hello from the...

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report on the meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council contained two errors. “Excise” tax is the correct term, not “excess tax;" and the council did not pass a motion to contract with ecological land services, it failed and was...

Covid-19 update

On Friday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was awaiting test results for approximately 30 people who had been in close contact with the four Wahkiakum County residents that tested positive for covid-19 last week. Some were symptomatic, and WHHS...

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New attorney comes to Cathlamet

What do music, magic, debating, basketball, and law all have in common? Meet Tom Garvey, Hanigan Law Office's newest associate. Garvey, 30, transplanted to Washington in 2015 after graduating from...

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...

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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...

New business to open in Grays River

PRETTY WET--The beginning of last week was pretty doggone wet and we were happy to have a bit of dryness show up on Thursday so our "lakes" could recede from our fields before the next batch of rain comes falling down! With the King Tides, we saw a...

Razor clam digs canceled due to marine toxins

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest until at least December 12 after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by...

WSU Extension to offer home horticulture training

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program. Training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online by WSU...

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 Finally Open Back on January 23rd of 2020, most area residents remember when a good sized portion of a hillside slid, carrying rocks, mud and trees had fallen onto the roadway at mile point 25.5 on the KM Mountain. The hillside is now not...

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Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions have chosen to honor Beau Carlson as the October Student of The Month. After a tramatic brain injury he is back in school and looking ahead to graduation and a future as a lineman...

Fire District 3 named as grant recipient

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) recently announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling $104,000 to advance the quality of life and enable economic development in communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association....

KM slide work done for the winter

On Monday, crews reopened both lanes of State Route 4 west of Skamokawa, according to a report from the Washington State Department of Transportation. A landslide closed the highway last Jan. 23. On the following Feb. 8, crews reopened a single...

State unveils app for viewing public lands

Recreation and conservation lands managed by local, state and federal governments now can be viewed easily online in a new mapping application, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced November 21. The Public Lands Inventory Web app...

KMUN celebrates volunteers

It's been a year for the record books. We've overused words like “unprecedented, pivoting, postponed, canceled, pandemic, restrictions, quarantined, Zoom, masks, wash, your, hands.” Live performances have been on hold since March, video calls...

Masks, opinions and more

Throughout the fall season, The Eagle has printed letters to the editor reflecting a wide range of opinion. We have long been committed to providing that forum. Note that these, for the most part, are opinions. As seen on the increasingly...

Trump is clearly abusing his power

To The Eagle: Local conservative reactionaries can be relied upon to rant that a national health care program (socialist medicine!) and tax laws that would impel the hyper-rich to pay their fair share ( Marxist redistribution of wealth!) will...

The beauty of our park is appreciated

To The Eagle: We are frequent visitors to Erickson Park with our yellow lab Berkeley enjoying our walks around the park. The park is being well maintained and looks great. Kudos to the town’s landscape person for doing such a fine job maintaining...

What are you going to do?

To The Eagle: Here we go again; another lockdown. I don’t like to label but it seems it’s mostly the Democrat states running the lockdown. President Trump is against lockdowns and would not order it saying it’s harmful to public health and...

We need to check every corner

To The Eagle: "If you give a man enough rope he will hang himself." Right now the election situation is entertaining me. I don't care who won. I do care if the system works. If Trump is right, and there was fraudulent events during the election: We...

Every vote counts in a democracy

To The Eagle: Democracy--count our votes! When did this country’s elections become corrupt? "Pennsylvania prevented us from watching much of the ballot count. Unthinkable and illegal in this country." "Nevada is turning out to be a cesspool of...

Sheriff's Report, November 26, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 16 – 1:27 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident who had not responded to...

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