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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 24, 2022 

Town will receive grant for Waterfront Park

Surprise! Just weeks after learning their application for a state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grant to construct Waterfront Park had been rated too low for funding, Town of Cathlamet offi...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

McKeen closes gap in prosecutor race

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots. Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

County prepares budgets, road construction plans

It may be mid-November, but Wahkiakum County officials are making plans for 2023 budgets and activities. The 2023 Preliminary County Budget will be available to the public next Monday. On Tuesday, the board of commissioners will hold public hearings...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Port 2 OK's 2023 budget

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved their 2023 budget and waived their authority to increase the district's property tax levy. All three commissioners voted to keep the levy at the current level; in their October meeting,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Gluesenkamp-Perez claims victory

Following recent updated vote tallies, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the projected winner of the race for the 3rd District seat in the US House of Representatives. A Seattle Times analysis said it appears that, at current rates, Republican Joe...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

McKeen closes gap; Kent claims irregularities

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots. Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Updated: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez claims victory over Joe Kent

Following recent updated vote tallies, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the projected winner of the race for the 3rd District seat in the US House of Representatives. A Seattle Time analysis said that it appears that, at current rates, Republican...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Council works on budget, parking

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday did some fine tuning to their preliminary 2023 budgets, worked on parking ordinances, and acted on several other items of business. In opening remarks at the start of the meeting, Mayor David Olson anno...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Bigelow, Strong lead local races

Two incumbent Wahkiakum County officials have apparently defeated challengers and won re-election to their offices. In a tight race, Democrat Dan Bigelow leads Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 in Tuesday's count. County elections...

 

Tigers blank Mules 56-0 in season ending game

The Class B2 top ranked Napavine Tigers brought the Wahkiakum Mule football season to a close with a 56-0 shutout last Thursday night in Napavine. The teams played the game in heavy sideways rain and 40 mph wind gusts. "Napavine is the real deal,"...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 3, 2022

Commissioners hear a variety of complaints

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard complaints from citizens and took care of several business items when they met Tuesday. An unidentified woman told the board that the county health department sent a letter declaring a trailer on her property a he...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    November 3, 2022

Mules fall to Loggers

It's not going to get much easier. The Wahkiakum Mules lost 50-28 to the Onalaka Loggers last Thursday in a Central League football game. Today (Thursday), they travel to Napavine to challenge the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 27, 2022

Commissioners support patrol boat purchase

In a session that didn't end, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a variety of purchases and personnel moves and started meeting with department heads to discuss 2023 budget requests. Commissioners authorized the sheriff's department...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 27, 2022

Field goals doom Mules

The Stevenson Bulldogs found three different ways to score and defeated the Wahkiakum Mules 14-12 in the Mules' homecoming football game last Friday. The visitors caught the Mules in their own...

 

From The Editor

The election is coming, but not as fast as we thought at The Eagle. We have a policy of not printing campaign endorsement or similar letters in the last edition before an election, for a candidate who is attacked wouldn’t have a chance to respond....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2022

Council considers 2023 budget, OK's new utility rates

The Cathlamet town council on Monday poured over their preliminary 2023 budgets and gave final approval to new sewer and water utility rates. The council took no action on the budget; that will occur at November and December meetings. According to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2022

Port 2 commissioners consider 2023 budget

Commissioners of Wahkiakum Port District 2 on Tuesday went over their preliminary budget for 2023 and discussed desired improvements to the Carlton Appelo Center at Skamokawa Vista Park. The center is the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church buil...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2022

County board hears WAAGS funding request

Wahkiakum County commissioners touched on a couple 2023 budget issues when they met Tuesday; they'll meet with department heads next week to hear requests and get started. Treasurer Tammy Peterson reviewed financial status. Rising interest rates...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 20, 2022

Riverhawks corral Mules

The Kalama Chinooks broke open a tight Central League football game with 18 third quarter points to key a 36-14 win over the Wahkiakum Mules last Friday. Kalama led 6-0 at halftime and pulled ahead...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2022

Updated: DNR: County could receive $1.8 million

As Wahkiakum County officials head into development of 2023 budgets, they received Tuesday a fairly good report of probable revenue from harvest of timber off state managed trust timberland. The trust timber revenue supports most courthouse...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2022

Port 2 considering budget

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 will consider their 2023 budget when they meet next Tuesday, 5 p.m., in Skamokawa. The 2023 draft budget totals $1.05 million with $411,938 estimated operating revenue, $155,800 in interest and investment income,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 13, 2022

Riverhawks corral Mules 47-14

Toledo's Riverhawks overcame a Wahkiakum Mule rally and left Cathlamet with a 47-14 Central League football victory last Friday. Toledo led 21-0 as the second quarter was coming to an end when the Mul...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 6, 2022

County officials seek IT crew expansion

Wahkiakum County's elected officials spent a good amount of time Tuesday trying to resolve a conflict between security and deficit. Department heads and county commissioners agreed that they need to add a second person to their IT Department, but...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 6, 2022

Pirates hold off Mules

The Adna Pirates came to Cathlamet last Friday and left with a 12-6 win in a defensive battle with the Wahkiakum Mule football team. After a scoreless first quarter, the Pirates took the lead on a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 29, 2022

Commissioners okay sheriff's move expense

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved bids and plans for projects at county facilities and handled other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners accepted a revised plan for moving sheriff department offices into the basement of the...

 

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