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Cathlamet resurrects municipal court after 10-year hiatus

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council unanimously passed a motion to enter into a contract with Wahkiakum County to reactivate the town's municipal court after approximately 10 years of inactivity....

Covid-19 update:

Wahkiakum County’s positive case count for covid-19 went up to 10 over the past week, with 643 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County has had 779 cases, with 173 considered active. They have 115 confirmed cases and three probable in...

PUD board hears about storm response, discusses office closure

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about the PUD’s response to a recent storm and got a general update on projects at their meeting on Tuesday. A couple PUD employees who were headed into Cathlamet to pick up vehicles and...

Neewollah Days will have a whole new look

There have been some changes to this year’s Neewollah Festivities, which are set to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The event has been moved to the Wahkiakum High School parking lot for better safety and to provide room for social...

Off they go

Ballots enter the drop box at the courthouse in Cathlamet. Wahkiakum County Elections Officer Kaelee Dearmore said Wednesday that the office was having "super incredibly high volume" of ballots...

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of an editing error, Jim Roberts’s letter to editor was printed incorrectly last week. The beginning should have stated: I wonder in utter amazement how anybody that claims faith can support the likes of our candidates. Easy for me to say...

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

Grays River man sentenced for child pornography

Grays River resident Patrick Shane Hargitt, 37, pled guilty to two counts of possession of depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree on July 6 before Judge Heidi Heywood in Wahkiakum Superior Court. On September...

Election 2020

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic team held a forum for Legislative District 19 candidates on October 14, which can be viewed on YouTube. Jim Walsh, R, incumbent, is being challenged by Marianna Everson, D, for LD19 Representative,...

Commissioners approve new mental health job description for schools

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved creation of a new behavioral health position to work in local schools when they met Tuesday. Commissioners handled a variety of other business and set a schedule for working on departmental budget requests...

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

Edward Gaidrich

Our dad climbed mountains; one foot in front of the other. No matter what he encountered in life, he tried the same approach: To him resting was an insult. After decades of severe heart and lung...

Jean Kenner

Jean Louise Kenner died October 16, 2020 at home with her family close by. She was born April 2, 1928 on Puget Island to Torleif and Hazel Wika. She grew up on The Island and graduated from Wahkiakum...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month underway

October marks the 33rd annual domestic violence awareness month. This is a time when communities come together to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence and to honor those who have been affected by violence. The Charlotte House is a program...

Puget Island Fire Department Open House

Wahkiakum Fire District #1 held their volunteer open house on Saturday. They had a small turnout but did have two new individuals join. They will hold a second volunteer open house Saturday, Oct....

Council holding special meeting of 2021 budgets

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting today (Thursday) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via the online program Zoom to work on 2021 budgets. The public may join the Zoom meeting. The web address is https://us02web.zoom.us/...

Bamer honored

The Wahkiakum Lions Club honored Cecile Bamer with a certificate of appreciation for her help in forming and managing the Wahkiakum Lions Helping Hands Covid-19 relief project. This project has...

Kenners celebrate anniversary and five generations

The family of Ralph and Jean Kenner got together October 11 to celebrate their 74th anniversary. They had five generations in attendance. Photo courtesy of Susan...

Biden campaign to host SW Washington discussion

A Biden for President Virtual Discussion on Transportation and Infrastructure will be held Friday, October 23, at 4:15 p.m., Pacific Time and will include former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Congressman and Washington Lt. Governor...

Time to pick up items from FOS auction

SOGGY BEGINNING--As this week begins, it is definitely a dripping, dreary, sunless day! It's one of those days when the dampness seems to sink into your bones and it's time to add that extra layer of clothes or crank up the heat as the whole house...

Downriver Dispatches

Changes in the Westend: Only Time Will Tell It took over a thousand years of migration from western Asia to Egypt by the Hyksos (Shepherd Kings) to become the ruling majority and establish the 15th dynasty in Egypt from 1650-1550 BCE. This slow,...

Appelo Archives Center announces online Annual Harvest Auction

The Appelo Archives Center has announced that their Annual Harvest Auction will take place October 22-October 31. This gives participants a whole week of shopping for local art, items, dining, and more. In order to comply with safety procedures,...

Fall flora

A late blooming bush holds a plethora of purple and yellow flowers. Photo by Rick...

Former commissioner announces endorsements

To The Eagle: I am writing to fully endorse Dan Cothern, Lee Tisher, Dean Takko and Brian Blake. I am asking for your vote and support for their elections. As a retired county commissioner and past president of the Washington state association of...

Backman is a unifier

To The Eagle: On every level of our Democratic Republic it is important to elect quality individuals who represent all of the people. Mike Backman has a proven record of serving the best interests of all of his constituents and the county. Mike is...

I will vote only for Republicans

To The Eagle: I don't like to see out of control riots in our cities, where people are being badly hurt and businesses looted and destroyed while Democrat governors, mayors and district attorneys watch and do nothing to stop it. I don't care to...

The Tony Soprano of American politics?

To The Eagle: Last week was filled with strange and wondrous landmarks in the annals of American journalism. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that President Trump’s response to Covid-19 was efficient and effective, and the World Health...

Believe the facts, not the lies

To The Eagle: Jaime Herrera Beutler is a complete hypocrite as well as a liar. She freely admits how many times she voted to strip 20 million Americans of health insurance. Now she has the audacity to proclaim herself as the champion and savior of...

Dean Takko is an extremist?

To The Eagle: I just received the most absurd political ad in the mail, among many absurd ones this year. It is from a group based in Puyallup, "WA Forward," saying that our Senator Dean Takko is an extremist. Say what? Anyone who knows Dean, or...

President Trump gets things done

To The Eagle: Every year our country spent billions of dollars to foreign aid for what? We have problems of our own. Finally we have a president that has cut off most ties of foreign affairs such as UNESCO, WHO and other international affairs. Each...

Get out and vote

To The Eagle: This is the week that many of us will be voting and I would like to encourage people to vote for Carolyn Long. She seems to me to be a candidate who is genuinely trying to find out the needs and concerns of the people of this...

Sheriff's Report, October 22, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 11 – 1:29 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. The sheriff’s department attempted to...

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