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

School board addresses variety of issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including a possible rental fee for facilities, approve collective bargaining agreements and contracts, and listen to reports from administration. After...

River life

An egret searches for supper along SR 4. Photo by Rick...

Council completes sewer rate appeal, lifts moratorium

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council worked their way through an appeal of a sewer rate for a business, lifted a building moratorium and handled other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Steve and Paige Lake, owners of the Bradley House,...

Commissioners review dredge progress, broadband

Wahkiakum County commissioners reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans and handled other business when they met Tuesday. The board, acting as the commission for four flood control zone districts, is working with a consultant to obtain a...

Life-long collector opens Cathlamet shop

A new shop, D's Art Antiques and Collectibles, opened on Main Street in Cathlamet last month. It's full of treasures collected by Dee Syfert-Subramaniam, who bought property in Skamokawa a few years...

Port 1 commission OK's marina sewer repairs

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners went over reports and discussed facility issues at last Thursday’s meeting. The port is down to one sewer pump after installing their spare. Hoping to avoid the same problem in the future, they...

PUD covers quakes, exits and carbon use

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers asked to have a line item added to next year’s budget to allow for the acquisition of spare high side bushings for the transformer in...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met Tuesday for its monthly meeting in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of George Garcia, bus driver, and the resignation of Sylvia...

Couple undertake historical tourism project

When an anonymous donation was made to Tsuga Gallery to create new signs for historic homes and structures in the community, Cathlamet resident Paige Lake was more than happy to step up. “I was pretty excited that they let me take it on,” Lake...

Marian Doumit Peterson

Dec. 9, 1913 - Aug. 25, 2018 Marian Doumit Peterson died in Seaside, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Marian was born in Cathlamet, Wash., on Dec. 9, 1913, to John and Helen Doumit. She was preceded...

Cemetery tour will bring history to life

Have you ever stood in an old cemetery and thought, "How I wish these gravestones could talk."? Well, here’s your chance! Bunker Hill Cemetery Association, Stella Historical Society and the Cowlitz County Historical Museum invite you to...

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Center is getting ready for the October Harvest Fest. We welcome everyone to come and join us on Saturday, October 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for a prime rib dinner. Adults are $18 and 12 & under are $10. For tickets contact Shonda...

Fall begins this Sunday, September 23

NIPPY--We started this work week with some low lying fog and the air temperature was in the 40s, so definitely on the cooler side. Once the fog lifted, it was a very nice, sunny begining to the week. Pleasant temperatures are supposed to be with us...

Parents/children pay group getting started

News from Naselle: Sports calendar this coming week for the Naselle Comet teams: Friday, high school football in Naselle with Darrington at 6 p.m.; Saturday, high school volleyball at the Raymond Tourney at 9 a.m.; Monday, high school volleyball in...

POW/MIA ceremony to be held Friday (tomorrow)

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a ceremony on POW/MIA Day on Friday, September 21 at 9 a.m., on the flag pole in front of the courthouse on Main Street in Cathlamet. The ceremony is to honor those who have not yet...

Entertainment News

Live Music Saturday, September 22 at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Christine Darby, guitar and vocals, 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. Open to students. Looking for volunteers...

Video competition promotes Washington coast

The 2017 Surfrider Leadership Academy (SLA) Alumni, a network of empowered leaders and passionate stakeholders that care deeply about the Washington coast, are launching a competition to engage high school students in conservation and efforts to...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. The fair was a huge success. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped put it all together. You guys are awesome and I can’t thank you enough. Without you the fair would not be so wonderful. So Thank You, Thank...

FOS to show new exhibit

Friends of Skamokawa will present an upcoming art exhibit featuring artist Beth Bailey, a talented artist from Longview whose primary mediums of choice are pen & ink, watercolor, acrylics, and printmaking. Bailey’s illustrations include many...

Commissioner thanks Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: Thank you, Jaime Herrera Beutler, for looking out for small, rural communities like Wahkiakum County. I cannot say enough about Jaime standing up for us on the endangered species issues such as the marbled murrelet. As a Wahkiakum...

Relax, enjoy the show

To The Eagle: Most of us have been highly entertained by the political theatre provided by the deranged progressives during the rise and reign of Trump. The Mueller investigation, stumbling around desperately in search of a crime to pin on the...

Time to demand quality

To The Eagle: With an election just weeks away, I would like to implore the good people of Wahkiakum County to vote for candidates who are most qualified for the position. My experience in this county is that the most important requirement for...

It's time for a change

To The Eagle: I have had dealings with both Bill Coons and Brian McClain. A couple of folks that have written in the last issue of The Eagle have concerns about experience. There are many people with years of experience in Washington D.C. and they...

Loggers edge Mules 32-27

When can a loss in a football game make one happy? For the Wahkiakum Mules, it was their performance in a 32-27 loss to the visiting Onalaska Loggers last Friday. The Mules had suffered a 34-0 loss...

Cross Country

Wahkiakum High School runners competed in the Fast and Flat cross country event at Cascade Peak in Randle on Tuesday. John C. Thomas eighth grader Kaiden Ray took 21st place in the boy’s middle school competition. He ran the 2,500 meter race in...

Lady Mules look for VB rhythm

Early in the season, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team is struggling to find its rhythm after three losses this week. Last Thursday, the Lady Mules came out strong in their first set and beat...

Sheriff's Report, September 20, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 10 — 8:58 a.m. A driver backed over a telephone box in Cathlamet. 10:33 a.m. A resident on Little...

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