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

Articles written by Diana Zimmerman

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Visitors, exhibitors enjoy Farm to Fiber Festival

The first ever Farm to Fiber Festival was held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds this past weekend. "It went really well!" organizer Lori Cagle said happily. So well, she and the other organizers,...

 

Covid-19 update

There were eleven new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County over the last week, with one on Monday, and 10 on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative total to 207, with 18 considered potentially active. So far, 13 people have been hospitalized,...

 

Meet Dan Kay, Wahkiakum PUD's new manager

Dan Kay's first day at the Wahkiakum County PUD was on August 26, but his first day as general manager came last week, when Dave Tramblie made his retirement official. Luckily, it's a position he's...

 

Port 1 dealing with sewer line issue

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to handle customer refunds and to discuss a few maintenance issues, including a new problem with the sewer system. They opened with a budget and rate workshop, but decided to table...

 

Mule volleyball season now in full swing

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team fell in three matches this week. "We are definitely working to build and are working on drastically reducing our unforced errors," Coach Kayli Hurley said....

 

Dave Tramblie leaves the PUD

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to listen to reports, including the final one from Dave Tramblie, who is retiring from his position as general manager this week. Tramblie said that customer work was keeping the...

 

Covid-19 update

On Wednesday, another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 196, with 13 considered to be potentially active. “New cases are starting to level off, which is great, but hospitalizations...

 

Masking rules vary for school athletics

The fall sports season has begun at Wahkiakum Schools, and with it comes new requirements designed to try and keep students and the community safe during a pandemic. Here are some of the practices that will affect football, volleyball, and cross...

 

Scammers turning to contact tracing schemes

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has learned of an increase in the number of scams related to covid-19 and contact tracing. According to a press release from the department, some people have been receiving alerts on their phones that take them to...

 

Heritage signs honor Cathlamet's Chinook history

On Monday, Chinook Heritage signs were installed at Queen Sally's Park, which is located next to the Pioneer Community Center in Cathlamet, as well as near the new viewing deck at the Elochoman...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of covid-19 cases rose to 195 this week in Wahkiakum County after two cases were reported last Wednesday, and four more on Tuesday. Of those cases, 23 are considered potentially active. There have been 11 known...

 

Volunteers step up to raise sunken boat

By Diana Zimmerman One particular sport fisherman was looking forward to spending the early hours fishing on the Columbia River last Thursday when he stepped out on D Dock at a busy Elochoman Slough...

 

Covid-19 update

Editor’s note: After this week’s print version went to press on Wednesday, The Eagle received notice of two more covid-19 cases occurring during the week. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 191 cases with 20 of those potentially activ...

 

Wahkiakum school board hears concerns about state's mask mandates

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors moved their meeting outside on Tuesday to accommodate a large group that was there to express their frustrations about a mask mandate issued by Governor Jay Inslee, mostly centered around their lack...

 

County fair gets underway today

Head on over to Skamokawa this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to check out the Wahkiakum County Fair! Entries are coming in and are looking pretty good, though the number of them is down a little this year, said Fair Manager Patty Dursteler. “I can...

 

Covid-19 update

Online version updated on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, there were 12 new cases of covid-19 reported by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services in the last week, for a cumulative total of 183. Thirteen of those cases are considered to be active. The...

 

Wahkiakum West taking on role for eastside broadband

Ken Johnson returned to the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to let them know that the board of Wahkiakum West, of which he was CEO, had agreed to do a broadband pilot project east of KM. “We are going to take the...

 

Call response varies for emergency responders

Cathlamet and Grays River are the only two fire departments in Wahkiakum County that have transporting licenses, which means they are the only departments with ambulances to transport people to the hospital. They are responsible for providing that...

 

Port 1 commission discusses waterfront, cabins, and use of port property

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners discussed a variety of issues at their meeting last Thursday, including the waterfront, rates for the new A-frame cabins, and the use of some of their property near Una Avenue. Port Manager Jackie Lea gave a...

 

County fair prepares to get underway

The Wahkiakum County Fair is back, and this year’s theme is “Hats off to the Fair!” The annual event is scheduled for next Thursday through Saturday, August 19, 20, and 21. “It’s coming quick,” Fair Manager Patty Dursteler said on...

 

Covid-19 update: 4th death reported

(This story was updated Monday, Aug. 16.--Ed.) Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) on Monday received positive test result notifications for two additional covidD-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. WHHS has also received a report of one...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 5, 2021

PUD appoints new general manager

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, learned about assistance programs, and appointed a new general manager, Daniel Kay, to replace Dave Tramblie, who annou...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 5, 2021

Olson, Stowe advance in election for mayor

Primary results for the Cathlamet mayoral race are in, with David Olson and Robert Stowe moving forward to the November general election, ending incumbent Dale Jacobson's bid for a third term. There...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Covid-19 update

Three Wahkiakum County residents have now died from the covid-19 virus and more residents have tested positive this week, according to press releases from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS). This brings the total number of cases to 163, with...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 29, 2021

Coming soon: The County Fair

Ka'vi Welker, 14, of Cathlamet, may have joined the Wahkiakum County Fair Court thanks to a bit of fast talking by some smooth characters in Skamokawa. "I didn't really understand what was going on,"...

 

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