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 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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    September 29, 2022 

Mules trample Wildcats, host Adna this Friday at 4 p.m.

Please note: Friday's home game against Adna begins at 4 p.m. The Wahkiakum Mule football team went on the road and steamrolled the Ocosta Wildcats 51-0 in a non-league game last Friday. The Mules...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 22, 2022

Council adopts new utility rates, plans 2-hour parking

The Cathlamet town council on Monday took big steps on major projects--adopting a new rate structure for sewer and water utilities and starting the process to impose two-hour parking limits on Main Street. The council also gave initial approval to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 22, 2022

Commissioners seek lower cost for moving courthouse offices

Wahkiakum County courthouse department heads presented on Tuesday a plan to relocate and remodel offices, but the board of commissioners sent them back to the drawing board. The estimated price tag is $160,000, and that figure bothered...

 

Titans thump Mules 45-6

The Wahkiakum Mule football team ran into another powerhouse last Friday and suffered a 45-6 loss on the road to the Pe Ell/Willapa Valley Titans. The hosts put two touchdowns on the scoreboard in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 15, 2022

Commissioners, assessor agree: legislature needs to act

Taxes, construction, and candidate interviews highlighted the Tuesday meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners. County Assessor Bill Coons discussed the recent revaluation notices sent to county property owners. Overall property values...

 

Ravens corral Mules 48-26

The visiting Raymond/South Bend Ravens handed the Wahkiakum Mules a 48-20 loss in the second game of the 2022 football season last Friday. The Mules scored first, with Dominic Curl running in a 6-yard touchdown. Nathan Garrett kicked the conversion,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 8, 2022

Commissioners OK road work, plan for public defenders

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a road closure on Eden Valley Road and addressed issues relating to operations of courts. Eden Valley Road will have a short closure Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to replace a culvert. "This is the fir...

 

Mules top Mounties 36-28 in overtime

The Wahkiakum Mule football team opened the 2022 season with a 36-28 win over the Rainier Mountaineers last Friday. Visiting Rainier tied the game 28-28 on a long pass play late in the fourth...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 25, 2022

County board to name members to GRHED commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners made plans to appoint members to the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District and touched on other issues when they met Tuesday. The enhancement district is involved in efforts to improve flooding and drainage issues in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    August 25, 2022

Mules prepare for 2022 football season

The 2022 Wahkiakum Mule football team will start their season with more players than last season and a good number of experienced upper classmen. The Mules start the season with 26 athletes turning ou...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Chamber offering funding opportunities

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has been busy with activities and presenting programs to support and expand county businesses, Monica Budd, executive director of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, reported Tuesday. Budd spoke during meetings of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

County board okays call for road design

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through a short meeting Tuesday, advancing a road project design, discussing dredging and hearing a report on Chamber of Commerce activities. The board approved an updated call for design proposals for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 18, 2022

Port 2 OK's roofing, computer proposal

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 approved a bid to replace the roof at the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church building and also voted to support a proposal for creation of public computer facilities across the county. The port has acquired...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 11, 2022

Herrera-Beutler concedes election to Joe Kent

Election officials across Washington state last week updated vote tallies from the August 2 primary election, and on Tuesday afternoon, incumbent Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler conceded her race with fellow Republican Joe Kent. According to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    August 11, 2022

What a week!

Last week turned out to be an exciting week for Eagle staff. You should know that we plan ahead to make sure we cover local events, such as the Finnish American Folk Festival that occurred July 29-31 in Naselle. Reporter Diana Zimmerman already had...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 11, 2022

Change comes slowly for food service rules

Change is coming slowly to Wahkiakum County regulations covering festival food vendors and other food service, Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said Tuesday. Bischoff's comments came in response to questions from vendor Bob Hill,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Commissioners act on roads, hear report on SAIL

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on road projects, heard a report about an activity program for senior citizens, and took care of other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Columbia Land Trust...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 28, 2022

Commissioners okay two part-time deputies

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through their meeting Tuesday, rolling over a light agenda and spending time discussing trust timberland management issues. Commissioners signed a public assistance grant agreement with the Washington State...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 28, 2022

Port 2 planning building improvements

Commissioners of Port District 2 worked over plans for upgrading facilities when they met Tuesday evening. The port has purchased the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church Building, now named the Carlton Appelo Center, and is in the process of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 21, 2022

EMS communications issue headed to ballot

Wahkiakum County voters will be asked to approve a boost to the local sales tax in an issue approved Tuesday for this November's general election. The tax would generate funds for improvements and maintenance of the radio system serving a variety of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 14, 2022

Commissioners, residents discuss road/erosion issues

Culverts, roads, boats and finances dominated the business at Tuesday’s meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. During public comment citizens pointed out two long standing issues with roads and offered advice while urging action...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Changes in letters policy

I've decided to implement some changes in The Eagle policy for letters to the editor. First and foremost, letters need to be shortened. In the past, the limit has been 350 words; starting with the July 23 edition, the limit is now 250 words. We seem...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Short and to the point

Here's a short commentary coming from Tuesday's House Jan. 6 Committee. It's testimony from witness Stephen Ayers: "People dive into the politics, and for me, I felt like I had horse blinders on. I was locked in the whole time. The biggest thing for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2022

Engineers doubt sewer expansion is feasible

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed some thorny issues when they met Tuesday, including possible sewer system expansion in Rosedale and possible zoning changes for Main Street business properties. There were many questions, few answers,...

 

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