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

Judge to rule on recall merit

The effort to recall Cathlamet's mayor and three council members took two steps forward this week. In a special meeting last Thursday, the council voted to pay initial legal expenses for the four respondents to the recall petition. On Tuesday, the...

Council acts on wage issues, sets workshops

The Cathlamet Town Council started 2019 with a light agenda for their first meeting of the year. Council members voted unanimously to give employes a 3 percent cost of living adjustment. Interim Clerk/Treasurer Sylvia Costich said the increase...

Commission okays contract, requests; plans workshop on ferry issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners sailed through a light agenda Tuesday, taking action on some items of business and planning action for future meetings. Commissioners approved a three-year renewal of a...

Schools deal with new levy lid

Superintendents at Wahkiakum School District and Naselle/Grays River Valley School District were asked to respond to how the Washington State legislature’s new system to fund schools and cap local levies at $1.50 per $1,000 will affect their...

School board hears transportation needs

January is school board appreciation month, and the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors were feted with banners, dinner, and some special art created by Wahkiakum students at their meeting...

Taxation with representation: Senate holds hearing on capital gains tax

• Small businesses sales would be taxed Jan. 17, 2019--People representing small business owners and low income workers had plenty to say at a public hearing Jan. 16 on Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to impose a state capital gains tax....

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

(OLYMPIA) Jan. 18, 2019--Former California Governor Jerry Brown was in Olympia late Jan. 17 to support Governor Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals. Just hours earlier, the state Senate...

Blake, Walsh and others consider special honor for a clam

(OLYMPIA) Jan. 16, 2019--Washington may become the first state to designate an official state clam, according to a law co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen and Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen. The bipartisan partnership of HB 1061 was scheduled...

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for Gov. Inslee

• Wide rural and tribal support (OLYMPIA) Jan. 16, 2019--The creation of a Statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into “every nook and cranny” was announced by Governor Jay Inslee on Jan....

Governor Inslee speaks on 'state of the state'

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA— In his State of the State address Jan. 15, Governor Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests but was criticized by Republicans for fueling partisanship. House minority leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm,...

May Adair

May Florence Adair, age 90, died at home in Naselle, Washington on January 10, 2019. Services will be at the Naselle Assembly of God Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Private...

Robert Elief Wegdahl

Robert Wegdahl, 91, of Longview, was born in Vega, Norway, to August and Hilda (Pedersen) Wegdahl. He died in Longview on December 23, 2018. Robert attended Cathlamet schools. He served in the Army...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 Friday 10:00 to 1 p.m. This week at the center we are getting excited with plans and ideas to recharge the community center. We have officially welcomed Kelly Patterson as Community...

Jam session at Skamokawa Grange on Sunday afternoon

NICE START--It was a nice sunny day on Monday, so that was great. This followed a decent night in which we were actually able to witness the lunar eclipse, which we had really not expected to see, but were lucky enough to have just enough...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. The Valentine's dinner is coming fast. The date is February 2nd at 6 p.m., in the youth building at the fairgrounds. This year’s raffle prize is a heart necklace....

Downriver Dispatches

It might be said “Who are you to tell us about trees?" I may know more or less about trees than most, however, from my observations, clear cutting of our forests leaves an ugly scar on the landscape that will clear up in time. I just do not like...

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Center has some upcoming events, mark your calendars. The 6th annual Super Sale is coming up in March, we are now taking reservations for spaces. We have room for vendors in the gym, the halls and any outside vendors are welcome....

Fire departments collect for hospital this weekend

Members of Puget Island, Cathlamet, Skamokawa and District 4 fire departments will hold their annual Fill the Boot Fund Drive for Doernbecher Children's Hospital this Saturday and Sunday. Dressed in turnout gear, members of the departments,...

Gofundme started for Skamokawa man

Skamokawa resident Steve Rabelos and his wife, Patricia, need a little help. Trouble for the couple multiplied when Steve began exhibiting signs of a stroke not too long ago. It took a bit of convincing, but Patricia was finally able to talk him...

Entertainment News

On Sunday, January 27, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an 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...

WHS students raise funds, learn skills locally

Students in the CTE and FFA Programs at Wahkiakum High School picked up a few new skills and raised money for local charities during the six weeks preceding the winter break. Wahkiakum students...

Help fill the boot

To The Eagle: Puget Island Volunteers are participating this year in Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital “Fill The Boot” on Saturday and Sunday January 26 and 27. Stop by and donate to a wonderful cause. Hope to see you there! Sherrill Bollen...

Sheriff's Corner

Happy new year! Well the new year is getting started with a kick and the Sheriff's Office is abuzz with several new deputies! Two of our new recruits already lived in our county at the time of hire and all of them are excited and dedicated to...

Mules fall to Pirates, roll over Mounties

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team split games last week. The Mules traveled to Adna last Wednesday and lost 67-36. Luke Brown scored 11 points to lead the Mules. Brody Carlson and K.C. Beery...

Lady Mules add two more wins

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won two more games this week to bring their record to 6-0 in league, 15-1 overall. On Thursday, the Lady Mules beat the Napavine Tigers 63-19. "It was a good...

Sheriff's Report, January 24, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 14 — 11:05 a.m. A caller reported two recent thefts from their Elochoman Valley home. They were...

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