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 By Eagle staff    News    August 13, 2020

Council to consider dangerous dog ordinances at tonight's meeting

The Cathlamet Town Council will consider two ordinances relating to control of dangerous dogs when it meets tonight, starting at 6 p.m. The ordinances are one of the items late on the agenda. 12.ORDINANCES: A. Ordinance 631-20, Amending CMC CH. 2.05...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    August 13, 2020

Pioneer Cemetery grant application rates highly

The Town of Cathlamet's application for funding for renovation and repair of the Cathlamet Pioneer Cemetery has been ranked fourth out of 40 grant requests in statewide rankings, Council Member David Olson announced Monday. The ranking came Monday...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 23, 2020

Covid-19 update: Wahkiakum adds 6th case; courthouse to open Monday

A sixth case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County, according to the Department of Health website on Tuesday, with 331 tests having been conducted so far. Nearby, the Cowlitz County case load is up to 374 cases, with 242 remaining active....

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 28, 2020

Chamber postpones Bald Eagle Days festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is postponing the Bald Eagle Day festival to July, 2021, because of complications and concerns from the covid-19 pandemic. Chamber members are trying to brainstorm some activities to keep...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 21, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 10 — 1:25 a.m. A caller reported that two people in a loud vehicle had pulled into the day use area at...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 21, 2020

Corrections, Clarifications

In last week's edition, we printed a photo of a small bird tentatively identified as a Tree Sparrow. In an email, one reader wondered if the bird were a Violet Green Swallow. On Friday, we found the...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 14, 2020

Restaurants may open under strict guidelines

As Wahkiakum County enters a Phase 2 opening for covid-19 virus precautions, restaurants and other eating establishments may resume dining in premises under state guidelines. According to a news release from the governor's office, through the...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    April 23, 2020

Inslee outlines return from covid-19

In a late Tuesday afternoon event, Governor Jay Inslee outlined steps the state would take to ease restrictions on social contact and economic activity because of the covid-19 virus pandemic. It would be a slow process, the governor said. Here is a...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 19, 2020

Updates offered on covid-impacts, information

The covid-19 is "the news" for the moment, with the disease spreading around the world and across Washington state. There's lots of information to digest. In coming days, The Eagle will add a covid-19 page to its website to do our best to keep our...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 23, 2020

Slide cuts SR 4 on KM Mountain

SR 4 will be closed for an undetermined time because of a landslide blocking the highway near the eastern base of KM Mountain. The slide occurred late Thursday afternoon, dumping debris over a...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 16, 2020

Hull Creek Road closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 for culvert replacement

Hull Creek Road will be closed for up to 12 hours Wednesday, Jan. 22, for emergency repair of a culvert. "The Honey Creek 4' culvert is a threat of immanent failure due to the bottom of the culvert deteriorating and allowing the creek water to erode...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 15, 2019

Sheriff's office seek public's help in catching thieves

The Skamokawa Resort was burglarized Wednesday night, and the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in catching the thieves. Here are the early details: Around 11:30 pm Wednesday night, Aug. 14th, the store was broken...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Eagle Staff Ten candidates had filed for nine offices open for election in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday evening. There are currently 22 offices open for election. Anne Cruser of Kalama, incumbent, filed for Judge Position 2 in the Court of...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Weekend burning ban rescinded on Wednesday

Wahkiakum County officials implemented an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, last Wednesday. A lack of precipitation and dry weather conditions forecast for the weekend prompted a coordinated burn ban for all southwest Washington. However, on...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    January 10, 2019

Inslee appoints Richter to superior court judge

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Donald J. Richter to Pacific and Wahkiakum County Superior Court on Dec. 18. He replaces Judge Doug Goelz, who will retired at the end of the year. Richter spent the past...

 

WIAA honors Gudmundsen

Taylor Gudmundsen, Naselle, Volleyball (SR) is one of the athletes of the week honored this week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Gudmundsen led her team to a seventh place finish at last week’s State Tournament in...

 
 By Eagle staff    Sports    April 19, 2018

NHS Track and Field

Naselle High School hosted its annual Comet Invitational Track and Field meet last Thursday. Two Comets won events. For the Comet men, Shon McEneny won the javelin with a throw of 147'6". For the...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 15, 2018

Open house Wednesday for Puget Island bridge project

The Washington Department of Transportation will hold an open house Wednesday, March 21, at the Norse Hall, 5-7 p.m., to explain preservation work set to begin soon on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge. Last week, a contractor removed the...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 8, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 26 — 11:07 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who may have had a stroke. 11:42...

 

Chinese festival in Naselle

Naselle-Grays River Valley students in grades K-5, displayed their talents on Saturday at the Chinese New Year festival. Approximately 70 students participated in the Mandarin immersion program....

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 1, 2018

Clarification and corrections

The $29,000 IRS penalty mentioned in last week's report on the Cathlamet Town Council meeting was actually for not sending in copies of employees W-2 forms to Social Security. Taxes were paid, employees just didn’t get credit for hours worked and...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 1, 2018

Contact your elected officials

Senator Patty Murray 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224--2621 Senator Maria Cantwell 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224--3441 Rep. Jaime Herra--Buetler 1107 Longworth HOB...

 
 By Eagle Staff    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Guidelines for letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor The Eagle welcomes letters to the editor, with a preference for letters addressing issues of local interest. The following guidelines apply: 1. Letters are preferred typed and double spaced.Optimum length is 1.5 pages double spa...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 1, 2018

Gypsy moth catches at 20-year high in Washington

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped 117 male gypsy moths this year in its annual trapping program – the highest number caught in traps since 1995. In addition to the moths caught in traps, for the first time in state...

 

Workshop set for grown berries

Do you want to grow small fruit this year, but have questions? Master Gardeners will present classes on three nights on how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them...

 

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