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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 18, 2018 

PUD OK's fiber optic grant application; Little Island Road closure next week

By Diana Zimmerman Two big projects got some forward motion at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, when an application for a broadband feasibility study and the purchase of a transformer were approved on Tuesday. During a public...

 

Injured football player dealing with infection

Wahkiakum High School Sophomore Beau Carlson, injured in a football game against Adna in September is still at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He is recovering from surgery last Wednesday to remove pockets of infection from his brain. Family...

 

Lady Mules split with Toledo, Kalama

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games on the road this week. Last Thursday, the Lady Mules traveled to Toledo and won in three sets, 25-21, 25-13, and 25-19. Coach Kayli Hurley’s standouts were Destiny McGowan with “awesome serving and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 18, 2018 

Restroom vandalism troubles Port 1 board

Wahkiakum Port 1 Commissioner’s held their October meeting last Thursday. The commissioners discussed the preliminary rates and budget for 2019, which is currently set at $966,018. Bathrooms at the marina are open 24 hours a day, seven days a...

 

Candidates for sheriff, assessor face off at forum

The Grays River Grange hosted a candidate forum moderated by Grangemaster Krist Novoselic. Candidates from state races to local races were invited to speak and answer questions. The Eagle will focus...

 

Lee Wages sentenced to time served, probation

A joint effort between Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow, the defender, and law enforcement resulted in an exceptional sentence that they believe will be in the best interests of the community and Puget Island resident Lee Wages, 55,...

 

PUD handles water, budget, other issues

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, and went over the preliminary budget for 2019 on October 2. Jim Jespersen of the water crew was in attendance to share what he had learned at a recent...

 

Kristen Stebbins offers fitness, nutrition class

On Monday, Kristen Stebbins, the owner of Embrace Fitness and Nutrition LLC, taught her first Zumba class in Cathlamet. By day's end, she'd taught two more, and she was feeling less nervous and more e...

 

Two arrested after threatening Naselle school staff

Two students at Naselle High School were taken into custody on Tuesday, October 2, and transported to Junction City Juvenile Detention Facility after specific threats were made against staff members and law enforcement. Investigation is ongoing and...

 

Lady Mules split volleyball match results

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team split games this week with a win on the road and a loss at home. Last Thursday, the team traveled to Adna and won the match in three sets, 25-16, 25-15, and 25-20....

 

Cross Country

The only John C. Thomas Middle School student competing in cross country this year got a win as Wahkiakum runners competed in two events this week. Last Thursday, eighth grader Kaiden Ray took first place in the 1.5 mile JW Black Lake XC race for...

 

Couple comes to Elochoman Valley with dream of a Renaissance town

"A unique welcome awaits you," says one sign greeting visitors to Cathlamet. J.D. and Shira Honoré certainly got that. Most of it has been curious, kind, and respectful, according to J.D., but he is...

 

African children's choir performing next Monday

Editor's Note: The article misstates the day of the event in the print edition. The choir is performing on Monday, not Tuesday. The African Children’s Choir is coming to Rosburg next Monday. The choir is made up of nine girls and eight boys...

 

Cross Country

Last week Wahkiakum runners participated at a Central 2B league meet hosted by Toledo at Lewis and Clark State Park. John C. Thomas Warrior and eighth grader Kaiden Ray took 13th place out of 28 runners from five schools in a 2,500 meter race. He...

 

Lady Mules drop two matches

The Wahkiakum High School volleyball team lost two this week at home. They are 2-2 in league, 3-5 overall. Last Thursday, the Lady Mules hosted Toutle Lake and lost in three sets: 20-25, 13-25, and...

 

'Way of life' brings new owners to brewery

The owners of River Mile 38 Brewing Co. have quietly been looking for someone to take over the business for some time now. Little did they know, their future was already in the community, sitting at...

 

Lady Mules top Tigers, Timberwolves

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team got off to a slow start this season but managed to turn things around and add to their win column this week. League play started for the Lady Mules last Thursday...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Retired sheriff challenges incumbent commissioner--Blair Brady

Incumbent Blair Brady is running for a fourth term as a Wahkiakum County commissioner, and part of his work has been to fight not only for this county, but for all the counties in the state. "I'd...

 

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