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

Holiday cheer

A large crowd enjoyed the Cathlamet Lighting Festival last Saturday. A group of local singers, the CathlameTones (below, top), led carol singing and were joined by children and other onlookers. At...

Bridge water main repair will stop water flow to Puget Island

The Wahkiakum PUD water crew will soon have to stop water flow to Puget Island to replace a faulty valve, General Manager David Tramblie announced at the Tuesday meeting of the utility board of commissioners. The water crew recently replaced the...

Enhancement district seeks dredging of bay

Commissioners of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District have set their sights on a big project: Clearing the channels of Grays River and Deep River across Grays Bay. They'll have support from the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The...

Corps: Island dikes need a cleaning

Consolidated Diking District No. 1 of Puget Island will embark on an extended vegetation management program next year along Island dikes. Diking Commissioner Tony Aegerter on Tuesday announced that the district will be removing trees and other...

Corrections/Clarifications

To clarify a recent report about a Naselle High School entry in a Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest, Theron Frame placed first in judging of entries in the competition hosted by Long Beach VFW Post...

Council nearing end of 2020 budget work

A short-handed Cathlamet Town Council made their second vote of approval for their 2020 budgets in a special meeting Monday night. Mayor Dale Jacobson was ill, so Council Member Ryan Smith presided as mayor pro tem. Also attending were Council...

PUD line crew replaces old underground line

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Nov. 26 to approve budgets for the coming year and listen to reports. General Manager David Tramblie said the line crew had completed a project to remove overhead service and replace it with...

Commissioners from 3 counties holding meeting

County commissioners from Pacific, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties will hold a special meeting Dec.12 to update the local legislators on the County Fiscal Sustainability Initiative priorities that Washington State Association of Counties and the...

County commissioners busy before Thanksgiving

Wahkiakum County Commissioners handled a variety of issues at their meeting Nov. 26. Commissioners approved a contract with InSight Medical Group, PA for the provision of telehealth-based professional mental health and psychiatry services, at the...

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...

Stevan Morgain

Stevan Morgain passed away at his home in Skamokawa on Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was 70 years old. Stevan was born on September 29, 1949 as the eldest son of Allyce Morgain. After becoming a...

Death Notice for Marvin Haataia

Vancouver resident Marvin Haataia, 59, died in Vancouver on October 28, 2019. He was a native of the Naselle area and graduate of Naselle High School. A memorial service will be held Sat., December 7, 2:00 p.m., at Naselle Assembly of God with a...

The holiday season is upon us; are you ready?

COLD BUT WARMING--The last few days of November were pretty chilly in West Valley, as temperatues were down to just 19 degrees and the frost was very thick on everything a couple of mornings. With that kind of cold weather came some restless nights...

Downriver Dispatches

Altoona In the 1830's the Altoona site was used by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fish receiving station and saltery, an establishment in which fish are salted for market. William Hume, a long-time...

Members of WFA invited to holiday meeting

Join Wahkiakum Fiber Arts Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the St. James Family Center gym for a holiday meeting. Bring a treat to share and a wrapped hand made ornament for a gift game along with a project to work...

Scams come in many varied forms

From the editor: A few weeks ago, a reader called our office to report a new version of a telephone scam relating to Social Security. The caller noticed that his phone's caller ID showed the call originated from the Olympia area. Of course the call...

NCC winter concert set for December

This year, North Coast Chorale’s winter concert will be presented three times: Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m., Friday December 20 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday December 22 at 4 p.m. As usual, all performances will be held at the Performing Arts...

CCR is awarded Oregon Cultural Trust Grant

Coast Community Radio (CCR), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a $19,401 grant from Oregon Cultural Trust. Station Manager Graham Nystrom wrote the grant for money toward the Radio For Good (RFG) campaign. The...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Have you ever wanted to give crocheting a try? Or maybe knitting? Do you have a favorite pair of jeans that you can no longer wear in public due to a massive rip in the rear? Sandy Sews is an ongoing sewing group that is open to everybody, every...

Community development forum offered in Longview

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to attend the Small Business Finance 101 forum on December 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Longview Public Library Auditorium located at 1600 Louisiana Street. Those with a...

All species must adapt, migrate or perish

To The Eagle: Like Dennis (comments Nov. 28 on Venice) I too wonder about “lack of common sense among some people.” I agree with Dennis “we are all ignorant on many issues, it will not help to stay ignorant.” I looked into the scientific...

Judge expresses his appreciation

To The Eagle: Now that the recent election has been certified I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the voters of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. When I was appointed by the governor to serve as the superior court judge it was a great...

All's right in the world

To The Eagle: A humble rejoinder to Dennis Gordon’s challenge (Eagle 11/27): Venice was built on 118 small islands in the Venetian lagoon by Romans fleeing barbarian invaders (no doubt early Republicans) around 421 AD. Building technique on these...

Hamilton was advocate of executive power

To The Eagle: Ron Chernov makes it clear in his biography of Alexander Hamilton that the man was an advocate of strong executive power, yet also envisaged the rise of a demagogue who would put liberty and the rule of law at risk and place his own...

Dinner was very much appreciated

To The Eagle: Just wanted to pass along a big thank you to all the volunteers who made the Cathlamet Community Thanksgiving Dinner such a success. The food and company was wonderful. Like the best of Thanksgivings past, I left knowing I had eaten...

Comets crush ACH, play for state title Saturday

The Naselle Comet football team roared into the state Class 1B football championship with a 70-44 win over the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline last Saturday. The Comets will take on the top-ranked Odessa Tigers in the title game this Saturday,...

Sheriff's Report, December 5, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 25 – 8:06 a.m. A caller reported a dog running along SR 4. 12:29 p.m. A caller reported a possible...

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