Articles from the January 4, 2024 edition

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Christmas king tides attract spectators

From the Chinook Observer As the late-morning high tide grew, so did the phalanx of photographers in the parking lot above Waikiki Beach. The highest tides of December at Cape Disappointment included...

 

PUD seeks to ease solar cost burden on non-solar customers

The potential impact of solar panels on utility customers and a couple financial windfalls were the subject of conversation at Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dan Kay said that he and Commissioner...

 

Regional leaders seek path toward a community forest

Columbia Land Trust met with commissioners from Wahkiakum County and Pacific County a couple weeks ago to talk about an opportunity that might benefit local communities in a variety of ways: a community forest. A community forest is defined as...

 

Fees are too high

To The Eagle: Welcome 2024! Everyone has their thoughts on how last year went; I hope everyone found some good while hoping for better. Personally, we are doing very well. We have little income, but enough to cover bills and feed us. It seems that,...

 

Changes are coming to letters

Letters to the editor are intended to encourage the expression of the residents of Wahkiakum County in a venue they trust. The letters are a place in the paper where anyone can have their say. We publish nearly every letter we receive. We hope that r...

 

Winter weather preparedness

Winter storms can have significant impact on local communities. They can be both destructive and disruptive. Know what to do before, during and after a storm. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone that taking preparedness...

 

Ralph Franklin Kenner

Ralph Franklin Kenner or "Shorty" to his siblings, and simply "Kenner" to all those who knew him, was born on Friday the 13th of March, 1925, in Carthage, Missouri. Kenner was the third of seven...

 

Heidi Souvenir

Heidi Lynn Souvenir, 58, longtime Cathlamet resident, died at her home in Kalama on Dec. 15. Heidi was born to John and Barbara (Conradi) Hoggatt on Nov. 17, 1965, in Longview. She spent many years in Cathlamet and graduated from Wahkiakum High...

 

A winter reading challenge at the library

The Bundle Up With Books online reading challenge runs Jan. 1-Feb. 29, 2024. Anyone from preschool age through adults can participate. Record your reading minutes on the Cathlamet Public Library Beanstack website or on the Beanstack app to earn...

 

Bingo! Crab Feed! Angels?

A BRAND NEW YEAR. Here we are in 2024, and it seems like 2023 just flew by! Now we will all have to get used to writing 2024 on everything, just when we've gotten used to writing 2023. At any rate, I hope you had a good New Year’s Eve and enjoyed...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 4, 2024

December 26 11:46 a.m. A Grays River resident reported a power outage. The PUD responded. 11:46 a.m. A homeowner said that two people traveling in rafts down the Elochoman River were trespassing on his property, trampling it after landing, and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

I have some fun news. A couple years ago Ken Johnson asked me to do some interviews of local folks, so I have done quite a few. I hope to do more this year because it would be great to have more...

 

The new Washington laws taking effect this month

Restrictions on testing workers for marijuana use, a waiting period for firearm purchases, stronger voting rights for Washington residents and harsher penalties for street racing are among the new law...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    January 4, 2024

County employees will be trained in unique rehabilitative therapy

In the first Commissioners meeting of the year the board convened with Dan Cothren as chair. They began the meeting by reappointing the members of the County Fair board, the Board of Equalization, and by renewing the service agreement with the...

 

Mules make strong showing at tournament

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team headed north after Christmas for a three day non -conference tournament at Mount Vernon Christian High School, and came home with second place honors. "The...

 

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