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

Resilient Class of '19 graduates at WHS

Thirty-two seniors walked through the doors of Wahkiakum High School last fall, and 32 seniors stood on the stage on Friday night to receive their diplomas. It was a resilient group, according to...

Cathlamet council adopts ambitious planning process

Planning was a major concern for members of the Cathlamet town council during two meetings Monday. In a special meeting held Monday afternoon, councilors met with John Morgan to plan the process for developing a strategic plan to guide the...

School board okays district wide salary hikes

School is out for the summer, but business continued as the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday evening to approve raises for all employees except the superintendent, select a bond underwriter, and discuss other business....

8th graduation

It was a full house at the Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony at John C. Thomas Middle School last Thursday, as friends and family honored the 49 students who comprise Wahkiakum's Class of 2023. Below,...

County commission covers store, other varied issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground when they met Tuesday, discussing issues ranging from a new store to coming community activities. Puget Island resident Kristen Lee questioned the board's commitment to researching the adverse...

Ports 1&2 enter service sharing

The Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement, set rates for two new camping sites, and agreed that the annual Warrior and Widows Salmon Derby should be a free launch day for everyone. Commissioners...

Outdoor burning ban starts Friday

Wahkiakum County Fire Marshal Chuck Beyer has ordered a ban on outdoor burning effective 8 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) morning. The ban encompasses all burning from land clearing, residential and sylvicultural activities. It doesn't apply to federally...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

N/GRVB School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 18 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Aldrich Smith, JV boys’ basketball coach and the hire of...

PUD board discusses Skamokawa water rates

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to listen to reports and award a bid for the Grays River substation project. Commissioner Dennis Reid had a question about the rates for the Skamokawa water system after being...

Carl Cothren

Carl "Cobb" Cothren, 81, of Cathlamet, died on June 13th, 2019 at home in Cathlamet. Carl was born to Thirl and Ethel (Dillehay) Cothren on May 22, 1938 in Hayesville, North Carolina. He grew up and...

Burn ban to take effect 8 a.m., Friday, June 21

NICE--Last weekend wasn't too bad, as Saturday started out with some cloudiness but by noon, the breeze blew those clouds away and the sun came out, which made for a decent day. Anytime temps are in the 70s, I'm a happy camper, as once they reach...

Downriver Dispatches

Dogs and Goats Throughout the Westend all the way to Naselle, I have had the opportunity to talk with many who have a variety of animals from cattle for meat and/or dairy and goat farmers. All these...

ASOC performance to be held June 29-30

The Astor Street Opry Company will present Junior Shanghaied “A Night at the Olios!” June 29-30 at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 W. Bond Street in Uniontown, Astoria. These performances feature a dozen ASOC Youth Performers ages eight to 17. Directed...

Misty River Irish Wolfhounds

It was a great weekend for Howard & Judy Brawn's Misty River Irish Wolfhounds. Sorcha O'Quinn of Misty River completed her AKC Championship at the Cascade Hound Specialty Show in Hillsboro, Ore.,...

Summer reading program begins at Cathlamet Library

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during their summer library program. Activities may include space-related crafts, art projects, science and engineering...

Historical home tours to be held on Sunday

The Julia Butler Hansen House, built in 1867-68 will be open for tours on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The house is located at the corner of Main and Butler Streets in Cathlamet. The JBH House is the oldest house in Cathlamet and...

Bicycle and pedestrian facilities grant opportunity announced

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) issued a call for project applications for the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Set-Aside (otherwise known as Transportation Alternatives) inviting eligible applicants in Cowlitz, Grays...

Recreational salmon fishing opens June 22 in Washington's ocean waters

Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 22. That’s when all four marine areas open daily to fishing for Chinook and coho salmon, said Wendy Beeghley, a fishery manager with the...

Entertainment News

On Saturday, June 22, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a 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 3:45...

Watch the presidential debates while dining

To The Eagle: The first of the Democratic Party presidential primary debates is next week, with 10 candidates on Wednesday 6/26 and 10 more on Thursday 6/27, starting at 6:00 p.m., each night. They are supposed to be done by 8:00 p.m. I thought...

Sheriff's Report, June 20, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 10 – 1:22 a.m. A caller was concerned about a friend who was not answering his phone and had not shown...

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