Plant sale at the Community Garden

Shoppers turned out for the first Wednesday Community Garden plant sale last week to pick from a variety of seedlings available for their home gardens. The sale continues every Wednesday in...

County officials dealing with economic impacts

Wahkiakum County officials find themselves dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly. The good is an increase in revenue from rising investment interest rates and state timber excise tax revenue; the bad is a cooling of timber markets that is...

Council continues work on utility rates

Cathlamet town officials are getting closer to revising rates for sewer and water service, but fine tuning continues. The town's utility rates contain inequalities, with some customers subsidizing others, and out of town customers paying higher...

Port 1 announces Jackie Lea retirement, hears restroom issue

Long time Port 1 Manager Jackie Lea retired on April 25 but plans to remain available to staff and commissioners until June 30 as they transition to new management. “She gave a lot of time to this place,” Commissioner Scott Anderson said....

PUD commission starts long term planning

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and talked about supply chain issues, weather, and projects in the county. General Manager Dan Kay said that he and Auditor Erin Wilson were collecting information for long term planning, which...

Renovation proceeds for River Rat Tap

Stephanie Vossen, owner of The Spar, a restaurant on Main Street in Cathlamet, has purchased and is currently renovating the River Rat Tap, a historic bar on Broadway Street. There will be a much...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

Body identified

Dental records were used to identify Delmar Dixon, 61, of Rainier, Ore., whose body was found by a walker on Little Cape Horn beach on May 7. Dixon was last seen on December 26, 2021. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department was contacted for...

Covid-19 update

With no new official cases to report in the last week, the cumulative number of cases in Wahkiakum County stands at 313, with two cases considered active. Disclaimer: With the easy availability of at...

Vivian Olsen

Vivian Luella (Wika) Olsen passed away peacefully at home as she wished on April 15, 2022 at the age of 89. Vivian was born to Torleif and Hazel Wika on August 18, 1932 on Puget Island, Washington....

Celebration of Life for Quin Bassi

A potluck celebration of life will be held for Quin Don Bassi, Sunday May 29 from 1-3 p.m., at the park behind the Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. All are...

Mud wrestling at fairgrounds Saturday

STILL CHILLY/DAMP--The first half of May has certainly been on the damper side of things, which has been fairly disappointing. We had such heavy rain squalls on Sunday, that it took out all reception from the satellite, and of course, really...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Saturday is the big Mud Wrestling Extravaganza. Gates open at 2 p.m. and wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Food will be served and there will be a beer garden. All funds from this event are going to make a better game area...

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Jack and June Scharback of Sisson Creek on Oneida Road. Life is taking on momentum now that we're heading toward June. Everything in my yard is "Coming up Roses" from "Gypsy" the...

States open river again for springer anglers

With Chinook returning in greater numbers than anticipated, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on May 11 agreed to reopen the lower Columbia River for recreational spring Chinook fishing beginning Thursday, May 12-22. A second opening is...

Auction scheduled for scholarship funds

For the second year in a row, Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars is holding an online auction to raise money for scholarships that will support local students. Auction items can be previewed at https://www.32auctions.com/Mules2022, but bidding begins...

Kelso-Longview Elks announces scholarship winners

Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge #1482 has announced this year's Most Valuable Student Scholarship Winners. This year the lodge is awarding $14,000 in scholarships to the top three boys and top three girls. These students are forwarded to the Washington...

Seal River Cemetery annual meeting and clean-up day set for Saturday

Submitted by Kari Kandoll, Secretary The Seal River Cemetery Association has scheduled their annual meeting for Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m., at the Grays River Fire Hall with the cemetery clean-up at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. Family members of those...

Wahkiakum Democratic Party endorses Brent Hennrich

Submitted by the Wahkiakum Democratic Party Last Saturday morning the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party took the unusual step of endorsing a candidate before filing opened this week: Brent Hennrich...

Jaime Herrera Beutler to host 11th annual Jobs Fair

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has announced she will host her 11th annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair on Wednesday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Clark County Event Center, Exhibition Hall B, 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield. Similar...

Coast Guard reports significant increase in boating accidents

It’s the beginning of boating season, and as the weather warms up in the Pacific Northwest, many of us will take to the water for aquatic fun. Now is a great time to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself, your passengers...

Leakage from Supreme Court a rare phenomenon

To The Eagle: Leakage from the Supreme Court is a rare phenomenon, so news of a possibly overturned Roe v Wade caused a tsunami of temper tantrums and assorted hysteria across the landscape of the woke folks, radical fems, and others in the looney...

Writer has questions about covid, royalties

To The Eagle: Ask why the Covid virus contains DNA segment that match a DNA sequence “patented by Moderna in February 2016” three years before the global Covid pandemic began. Moderna ‘legally owns’ part of the Covid virus. (DailyMail-UK)...

We are headed for much more violence

To The Eagle: I quote Elon Musk: “At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary, and hateful. It basically gives mean people a reason--it gives them a shield to be mean and cruel, armored in fake virtue.” Left and “liberal” narcissists...

Let's have democracy

To The Eagle: I just found out that I received a promotion from President Biden. Previously, I was considered a "deplorable," but now I am a “ULTRA MAGA EXTREMEST” a “radical white supremacist”, a “racist”, and a “sexist”, etc. I...

Mules on all-league teams

Two Wahkiakum Mules baseball players received postseason honors after being named to all league teams. Junior Dominic Curl was named to the Central 2B League First Team, and junior Tanner Collupy joined the Central 2B League Second...

Comets win district 1B title

Naselle's Jason Harman watches his base hit sail into left centerfield which proves to be the game winner. Harman's single scored two runs in the process and the Comets clinched the 1B District 4...

Comettes headed to regionals

Naselle starting right hander Brynn Tarabochia was nearly perfect against Taholah on Monday afternoon in South Bend. The 2021 1B all coastal league superstar shut out the Chitwins with a marvelous...

High School Track & Field

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman May 13: Wahkiakum at Central 2B League Championships in Rainier Boys’ teams: Rainier 115, Toledo 102, Napavine 76, Morton/White Pass 73, Kalama 66, Onalaska 53, Adna 53, Stevenson 39, Winlock 31, Wahkiakum 25, Toutle...

Sheriff's Report, May 19, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 8 — 9:34 p.m. A caller was on foot and lost in the vicinity of Brooks Slough and SR 4. She said she left...

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