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Officers seize animals from Skamokawa farm

Dozens of animals were seized from a Skamokawa property belonging to Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy and his wife, Daria, in December. “Our primary mission was to get the animals out of there,” said Sheriff Mark Howie. There was over a foot...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 2, 2020

Rainier man recruiting volunteers to serve as designated drivers

"Cape is optional," reads the card recruiting people to serve their communities as designated drivers. They're superheroes, says Tony Cataldo of Rainier, Ore. For many years, Cataldo has encouraged and enabled volunteers to become safe, recognized...

 

Make a difference in our community

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County is unique because this is the only county of this size to have such an active Chamber of Commerce and a Visitors Center open to the public. Some of the activities the Chamber conducts include strong county marketing cam...

 

Just the facts, ma'am

To The Eagle: After parsing the free-floating professorial grammar in last week’s letter, I find myself accused (I think) of using facts, being Republican, and pontificating over Trump, to which I plead “close but no cigar.” Many of my...

 

Politics?

To The Eagle: Today is Christmas, and I want to wish Happy Holidays to all! Now why the title above? I will tell you why. I was having an on line chat with an old friend who suddenly mentioned, a bit forcefully, being a “Hard Core Liberal.” That...

 

Survivors are also victims

To The Eagle: When sick and hateful people take a rifle and shoot nine people dead over the course of 15 years, those dead are the more fortunate. It is the children, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, classmates,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington The New Deal was a series of programs and projects established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that intended to return prosperity to the American people. During the first eight...

 

Pat Sundahl

Patricia (Pat) Sundahl age 77, of Kelso passed away December 14th, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Shadow & Boots Burdick on July 9th, 1942 and grew up in Cathlamet....

 

NCC celebrates 30 years

Thirty years of joyful singing. What a time for celebration! 2020 will be a banner year for North Coast Chorale (NCC). Throughout the years members of North Coast communities have joined to share...

 

FFCU fulfills Christmas wishes

of 115 local foster children Fibre Federal Credit Union members and employees helped fulfill the Christmas gift wishes of 115 foster children from Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Fibre Federal Credit Union works with the Foster Parent Association...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event set for January 19

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. What Did Lewis & Clark Eat? by Jennifer Burns Bright will be held Sunday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m. Jennifer Burns Bright, Ph.D...

 

Winter is here; are you prepared?

ANOTHER YEAR BEGINS--Here we are saying it's a "new year" and we keep wondering where the last one went! But here we are in 2020, which means you'll probably be scribbling off 2019 from a few checks before you get used to this new date. NIPPY--As las...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

Eagle Poetry Corner Number 3

The Ravens By JB Bouchard © The ravens are back, both of them, this time in a California canyon above a fledgling river where I’m secluded by trees, but they know I’m here, observing the litter some idiots left behind. I’ve seen these two I...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 2, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 23 – 9:24 a.m. A deputy accompanied two employees from the Department of Ecology to a Skamokawa...

 

Winter recreational crabbing will open through end of January

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced recently that two additional marine areas of Puget Sound have re-opened for recreational crab fishing and remain open through Jan. 31, 2020. The portion of Marine Area 9 between the...

 

Mules medal at Downriver, fare well in Clatskanie

The gym was packed on Dec. 21 when the Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team hosted 15 teams for the annual Down River Challenge. "The kids did awesome this year," Coach Crystal Davis said. "We had a few...

 

Mule teams play well in Colton tournaments

The Wahkiakum Mules basketball teams traveled to eastern Washington late last week to participate in a two day Colton Tourney. The boys came home with two wins, and the girls split games, losing to a perennially tough Colton team. The boys opened...

 

VFW Post 5297 announces essay winners

Submitted by Bill Tawater On Dec. 17, at a ceremony at the Wahkiakum High School gym, Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post 5297 presented a certificate and $250 cash award for first place to Voice...

 

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