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

Elk hoof disease research underway

The effort to find the cause of elk hoof disease has turned into a scientific quest. The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue. The hooves...

Voters favor O'Connor, Wainwright, Richter

In an election with low turnout, voters in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties joined others across the state in deciding few contested races and showing their will on statewide issues. In one of the few contested local races, Bill Wainwright defeated...

Neewollah Day fun

Tricks and treats were up for grabs at the annual Neewollah Day Celebration at the Bank of the Pacific last Thursday. Children, adults, and even some dogs came in costume. One participant, Henri...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

Commissioners finish initial budget work, approve ferry work

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered lots of ground this week, including wrapping up their work on preliminary budgets for 2020. Besides budget work, commissioners approved installation of gates at the KM Transfer Station and design of expanded...

County weed control board rebuilds itself

The Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board met on Monday to discuss how to begin dealing with milfoil in particular, as well as other invasive species, in a more proactive manner. Kyle Langan of Aquatechnix was on hand to answer questions...

Local trooper honored for rescue efforts

Jacobe Conrad of Cathlamet has been named 2019 State Trooper of the Year by the American Legion, Post 48 of Ilwaco. He also received a Life Saving Award from the Washington State Patrol in October...

Lee Tischer: No more working on chain gang

Lee Tischer once witnessed a sad scene at an away football game: An elderly man who volunteered on the sidelines, as a member of what Tischer affectionately calls the Chain Gang, was asked to give up...

Daniel Wilson

On October 27th, 2019, Daniel Wilson Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 69. His passion for life could be seen by everyone. He was always positive, loved his...

Donald E. Witham

Sept. 27, 1943 - Oct. 23, 2019 Donald “Don” Witham, age 76, peacefully passed away with family by his side on Oct. 23, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center in Longview, WA. Born Sept. 27, 1943, in...

Kelsey Hedges

Kelsey Anne Hedges, 23, a lifelong Cathlamet resident, died October 26, 2019 at home. She was born in Longview on July 23, 1996. Kelsey was known for her great bear hugs and her love of photography. Her pictures were gifted to many friends and...

Memorial Service for Patti Wiley

A memorial service will be held for Patti Wiley, Saturday, November 9, 1 p.m., at Valley Bible Church, 4723 SR 4,...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

As I was growing up, my Dad used to tell me ‘your health is an investment that you give to your future self.’ It took me a while to understand what he meant, but I get it now. This day and age, the word ‘health’ encompasses a broad spectrum...

When all the lights go out

Submitted by Ron Wright Beginning November 12 and continuing over the next three months during our Tuesday evening meetings, the Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club will host a series of action...

LCC offers financial aid application events

Lower Columbia College is dedicated to creating access to higher education and increasing the number of high school graduates pursuing degrees and certificates in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. In order to accomplish that, Lower Columbia College...

Local business had nice write up in magazine

NOT TOO SHABBY--We have had some stunning sunsets around our area and I sure appreciate those who take pictures and post them on Facebook for all to see; they're gorgeous! We were down to 24 degrees out here a couple of days, but the sunshine that...

Downriver Dispatches

Halloween in the Westend The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in) is the origin of Halloween nearly 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern...

Are salmon doomed?

A presentation by Nick Bond from Humanities Washington, sponsored by Wahkiakum Outdoors (a program of the Cathlamet Community Center), will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at the Hope Center (320 S. 3rd Street) in Cathlamet. As part of the...

Why are we paying more than $30 for car tabs?

To The Eagle: Last year I wrote to our legislators about why our renewal for car licensing had risen from $30 to $63.75 (this year went up to $68.25). I received a response from Damon Monroe who is the Rule Coordinator for DOL. This is his reply:...

Often repeating a lie doesn't make it true

To The Eagle, Let’s straighten out one twisted fact mentioned in an opinion piece last week. I refer to the repeated lie that “Hillary Clinton sold 20 percent of our uranium to Russia,” Folks who have casually smeared Clinton’s reputation...

Thou dost protest too much

To The Eagle: Egads! Gadzooks! The neighborly contretemps over fact versus opinion has at last slipped the bonds of civility, and we stand accused of both uttering untruths and bearing false witness. Exegesis follows: Hillary’s crimes are real...

Herrera-Beutler, Walsh speaking to veterans

To The Eagle: There will be two Veterans Day ceremonies tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The first one is at the Wahkiakum High School at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. All community veterans and spouses are welcome. After the assembly, there will be a...

Lady Comets in district play

The Naselle Comets volleyball team, who finished their regular season with an 8-6 record, began the IB District IV tournament with a three set win against Taholah on Tuesday: 25-9, 25-23, and 25-16. They will face Firm Foundation in the semifinals...

Lady Mules pile up wins, start district tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team ended their regular season with a win and began district play on Saturday with two victories. Last Wednesday at home, the Lady Mules beat Winlock easily in three...

Runners set personal records at district cross country meet

The season ended on a high note for the Wahkiakum Mules cross country team at the District IV IB/2B meet last Saturday in Onalaska. Though no one qualified for state, four of six Mule runners finished the day with new personal records (PR). In the...

Comets win 9th

The Naselle Comet football team overpowered the Tahola Chitwins 56-0 last Friday to wrap up a perfect 9-0 regular season in Class 1B...

Cardinals down Mules; No. 1 Onalaska up next

The Winlock Cardinals claimed third place in River Division standings, knocking the Wahkiakum Mules into fourth place with a 53-7 football win last Friday. The visitors got on the scoreboard in the...

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