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

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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019 

Bridge water main repair will stop water flow to Puget Island

The Wahkiakum PUD water crew will soon have to stop water flow to Puget Island to replace a faulty valve, General Manager David Tramblie announced at the Tuesday meeting of the utility board of commissioners. The water crew recently replaced the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019 

Enhancement district seeks dredging of bay

Commissioners of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District have set their sights on a big project: Clearing the channels of Grays River and Deep River across Grays Bay. They'll have support from the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019 

Council nearing end of 2020 budget work

A short-handed Cathlamet Town Council made their second vote of approval for their 2020 budgets in a special meeting Monday night. Mayor Dale Jacobson was ill, so Council Member Ryan Smith presided as mayor pro tem. Also attending were Council...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    December 5, 2019 

Comets crush ACH, play for state title Saturday

The Naselle Comet football team roared into the state Class 1B football championship with a 70-44 win over the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline last Saturday. The Comets will take on the top-ranked Odessa Tigers in the title game this Saturday, 12...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

Port 2 wraps up budget, works on comp plan

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District 2 last week adopted their 2020 budget, heard suggestions to work on two Westend properties and approved improvemets at two parks. The commissioners approved a $1.05 million budget, highest in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

County budget hearing set for Monday morning

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners will hold a public hearing next Monday before beginning final deliberations on their 2020 budgets. Commissioners met Tuesday (as The Eagle went to press) with county fair officials to go over issues. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Puget Island bridge work comes to an end

Photo and story by Rick Nelson Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include information received after the print edition went to press. Work on the Puget Island bridge is coming to an end...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Commissioners address disputes from neighbors

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman were asked to adjudicate neighborhood disputes at their meeting Tuesday. [Commissioner Gene Strong was out of town at a statewide meeting of county officials.] The first dispute involved...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Council votes to reopen Butler St. parking lot

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday voted 3-1 to open their Butler Street lot to parking with a six-month deadline to begin improvements to the lot. The action was one of several initiatives from Council Member David Olson who also...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 14, 2019

Port 1 offers to buy Johnson House

Wahkiakum County Commissioners on Tuesday tentatively accepted an offer from Port District 1 to purchase the county's Johnson House. Commissioners have wanted to sell the house on Division Street but maintain ownership of the land on which it sits...

 

Loggers top Mules 50-0

The Wahkiakum Mule's 2019 football season came to an end in a 50-0 loss to top-ranked Onalaska Loggers last Friday night in the opening of the Class 2B football playoffs. The Loggers scored twice in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Elk hoof disease research underway

The effort to find the cause of elk hoof disease has turned into a scientific quest. The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue. The hooves...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Voters favor O'Connor, Wainwright, Richter

In an election with low turnout, voters in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties joined others across the state in deciding few contested races and showing their will on statewide issues. In one of the few contested local races, Bill Wainwright defeated...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019

Commissioners finish initial budget work, approve ferry work

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered lots of ground this week, including wrapping up their work on preliminary budgets for 2020. Besides budget work, commissioners approved installation of gates at the KM Transfer Station and design of expanded...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    November 7, 2019

Cardinals down Mules; No. 1 Onalaska up next

The Winlock Cardinals claimed third place in River Division standings, knocking the Wahkiakum Mules into fourth place with a 53-7 football win last Friday. The visitors got on the scoreboard in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Commissioners consider how to raise elected officials' salaries

Wahkiakum County officials continued their presentation of preliminary budget requests this week, starting with a long discussion with department heads over pay increases. Throughout 2019, elected officials and staff have been working through a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Local governments busy with plans, budgets

Local governmental bodies are busy with comprehensive plans and 2020 budgeting. Port District 2 will act on its 2020 budget when its board of commissioners meet Nov. 19, 5 p.m., at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church building; they've also started...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 31, 2019

Chinooks beat Mules; Cardinals here Friday for regular season finale

It was Air-Kalama last Friday as the Chinooks flew to a 56-10 football win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday. Focusing on their aerial game, Kalama scored all touchdowns on pass plays. The third...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 24, 2019

Council okays waterfront expansion for brewery, hears speed limit ideas

The Cathlamet Town Council acted on a variety of issues and revisited the ongoing dispute over parking at their regular monthly meeting on Monday. After going over project details, the council approved shoreline development and conditional use...

 

Another election, another bad initiative

What a ballot we have for the general election! So much of it advisory votes--non-binding votes by citizens to advise the legislature on tax increases passed during this year's legislative session. So, dig out a Voters Pamphlet or go on line and do...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 24, 2019

Commission hears sand concerns, works on budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners revisited concerns about placement of dredged sand inside Puget Island dikes and handled other business on Tuesday. East Sunny Sands Road resident Bob Getchell expressed concern that a contractor working for the US...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 24, 2019

Toledo corrals Mules; 3rd ranked Kalama ahead

Not much went right for the Wahkiakum Mules in their 37-0 game last Friday at Toledo. Toledo dominated the line of scrimmage, piling up 307 yards rushing to the Mules' 22. Injury problems hurt the Mules. They had previously lost two of the four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 17, 2019

Town, county meet often this week for business, budget workshops

Officials from the Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County are meeting today (Monday) and tomorrow to act on varied business and work on budgets for 2020. Following are the agendas, first for the town and second for the county. BUDGET WORKSHOPS FOR...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 17, 2019

Volunteer workers recognized, lauded

Volunteers who grew and distributed vegetables around Wahkiakum County were recognized and praised at Tuesday's meeting of the board of county commissioners. The volunteers worked in the community garden in Cathlamet and the Outdoor Café summer...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 17, 2019

Kicking game yields 7-6 win for Mule football

Kicking made the difference as the Wahkiakum Mules claimed a 7-6 victory over the Toutle Lake Ducks last Friday in the Mules' homecoming football game. After a scoreless first half, the Mules...

 

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