Council adopts meeting change, tackles other issues

For the second month in a row, the monthly meeting of the Cathlamet town council on Monday reached the four hour length as council members tackled a variety of business items. Next month may not have...

School board hears election report, other business

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to discuss the bond and get an update on school business. The school bond was rejected by 65.62 percent of voters last week. The final tally was 548 for, and 1046 against. “It...

Port 1 commission holding back on Johnson House over improvement costs

Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss the Johnson House, County Line Park and a few other matters. The port received bids for window replacement and the roof for the Johnson House, and after some...

Commissioners adopt parks & recreation plan; ferry closure rescheduled

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a county parks and recreation plan despite citizen concerns it focuses too heavily on the Johnson Park facility at Rosburg. In other business, the board once again tabled a decision on removing...

Wahkiakum Superior Court

Two individuals involved in the burglary at Skamokawa General Store on August 14, 2019, pled guilty to charges in court in recent months. Jacob Childers, 18, represented by attorney Mark Baum, pled guilty to a felony offense, Burglary in the Second...

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun seizure

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 17)--Courts could be one step closer to ordering people subject to vulnerable adult protection orders to surrender their firearms after the House voted 55 to 42 on Feb. 14 in favor of a bill that...

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/GRVSD Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, the following were approved--the school calendar for 2020-21...

Legislators move to ban styrofoam containers

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 12)--Lawmakers plan to eliminate the use of styrofoam food-service products in Washington state by enacting a bill to stop its sale and distribution. Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona Das,...

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun seizure

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 17)--Courts could be one step closer to ordering people subject to vulnerable adult protection orders to surrender their firearms after the House voted 55 to 42 on Feb. 14 in favor of a bill that...

Clark Wright Hutcheson

April 18, 1929-January 17, 2020 Clark W. Hutcheson, 90, of Longview, passed away Friday at Canterbury Inn after living with Parkinson's for 15 years. Clark was born April 18, 1929 in Ouachita,...

Raymond Otto Bauer

Ray Bauer was born July 24, 1931, in Portland, Ore., to Otto and Miriam Bauer and passed away February 10, 2020, in Longview. Ray lived in Cedar Mills, Ore., until he was 14 and the family moved to...

Too late for last week

This photo arrived too late for publishing with the article about Butterfly and Spar Pole, a collaboration between poet Robert Michael Pyle and musicians Krist...

Local musicians raising funds for vinyl recording

There are only a couple days left to get in on a Kickstarter project started by a band that calls Cathlamet home for a few seasons between cross country tours to promote their music. You may have...

Herrera Beutler holding telephone town hall Saturday

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join for updates, ask questions or share whatever is on their...

Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors

HALF AND HALF--As this week began, we had sort of a gray but dry start, but by mid-afternoon Sunday, the rain started to fall pretty heavily and along with some wind, made for quite the racket on the windows around my place. Thankfully this dark...

What's happening at the Fair?

Valentine's Bingo was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors Walmart in Warrenton, Maria's, Julie's Java, The Pizza Mill, Cathlamet Market, The Eagle, Graggs, Daisy Chain Flowers, The Video Store, Patty Cakes, and the Duck Inn. A good time was...

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Road As a relatively new person to the county by local standards, it has been my pleasure to travel the different roads in the area. I have seen some of the maintenance needs on Eden Valley...

Lions Club Student of the Month

Heidi Bruntmyer is The Lions Club's January Student of The Month. Lions president Terri Elfers honored Heidi with a check and a certificate as her grandfather Tom Shofner looks on. Heidi was...

WHS student nominated for Presidential Scholar

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has chosen Wahkiakum High School senior Nai'a Freeman as a nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award....

Horse Gaming Series

The dates for this year's Silver Buckle five show series have been set. The series dates for this year are May 16, June 13, July 11, August 22 and September 26, all Saturdays. For a fun kick off to the series, we have decided to offer a camp out...

Youth volleyball offered

A youth volleyball program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 3 and running through Thursday, April 2. The cost is free and open to students grades 2-6 in the gym at Wahkiakum High School with...

Mule boys recover from early district loss

After losing a heartbreaker to Northwest Christian last week the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team kept their state dreams alive on Monday when they defeated Ilwaco in the District IV 2B tournament. On Thursday, the boys got off to a slow start...

Lady Mules will play for district crown

With two wins this week, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team will be vying for first place in the District IV 2B championship game this Saturday. They are also headed to the state tournament....

Comet teams win in districts

The Naselle boys basketball team defeated Mary M. Knight in their first round of district play 90-36 and will face Taholah in the District IV 1B championship game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Montesano High School. The winner is guaranteed a spot at...

Wahkiakum wrestling

Members of the Wahkiakum Mule wrestling team will compete this weekend in the state Mat Classic Wrestling Tournament in Tacoma. L-r are Jamil Dimaano, Cayden Mendez, Braxton Johns, Phoenix Barley,...

Sheriff's Report, February 20, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 10 — 6:09 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Rosburg home when a caller reported that an...

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