Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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Town, sheriff, confront parking enforcement standards

Following a presentation by Minette Smith and Terrie Howell on a mentoring program through Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, the Cathlamet Town Council agreed to an increase for services provided by Forrest Mora, discussed a problematic parking...

 

Awesome Sause

Last week was a thrilling week for Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball and their fans, as the team won two games back to back, first beating Toledo in overtime on Thursday, and then defeating a fifth...

 

The quest to preserve "the most significant heritage home in the state"

A bid to protect and preserve the home and estate of Julia Butler Hansen is underway thanks to Washington State Representative Joel McEntire and 11 bipartisan cosponsors, who introduced House bill 2310 to legislators on Jan. 11, proposing the creatio...

 

Mount Rainier National Park to require reservations at popular entrances this summer

Many visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will need reservations this summer to enter some of the park's most popular areas. From May 24 through Labor Day, most visitors entering the Nisqually and...

 

Two hospitalized after head-on collision

Two drivers were taken to regional hospitals following a head on collision on SR 4 at Bunker Hill between Cathlamet and Longview on Tuesday morning. According to the Washington State Patrol, Jeremy N. Douglas of Longview was westbound in a 2000...

 

WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?

WET. Well, once again we have come through quite the nasty little snow and ice storm and we are back to rain. The forecast is looking more wet than dry, but I'm hoping we get a break for Sunday and Monday, or else we'll be wading through water...

 

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the last week, including: January 15 2:32 a.m. A caller said he could hear a man screaming in the Skamokawa area, first near the Duck Inn a...

 

Columbia Land Trust seeks new opportunities for conserving land

Austin Tomlinson, the Natural Area Manager for Columbia Land Trust, spoke to about 40 people on Saturday at the Hope Center through the Wahkiakum Outdoors Program, about the history and the mission of the organization, and some of the projects they...

 

Roger Grambo

Roger Grambo was born in August 1934 in Cathlamet, and transitioned Friday night, Jan. 12, 2024. Roger had three incredible brothers, he being the eldest. The family moved to Kelso in 1946 where his father, Bob, could get more work. He built his...

 

Ryan Torppa (1978 - 2024)

Ryan Dale Torppa, 45, of Cathlamet, died in his sleep, at home, on Saturday, Jan. 6. He was born in Lonview in 1978 to Debra Rose and Thomas Torppa and grew up in the Rosburg-Naselle area. Ryan graduated from Naselle High School where he was active...

 

Ilwaco residents told to stay indoors

Ilwaco residents were advised to stay indoors with doors and windows closed as possibly hazardous smoke boiled from an industrial fire on the waterfront. As the fire consumed the large wooden dock at the former Ilwaco Landing facility now owned by a...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    January 25, 2024

County Commissioners Report

Before the start of the weekly meeting of the Wahkiakum County Commissioners, at the courthouse on Main Street in Cathlamet, the room was buzzing with news of the fire at the docks in Ilwaco. The assembly of local officials speculated that the fire...

 

Guarding against scofflaw sheriffs

To The Eagle: Washington State legislators could change the entire landscape of the election process for county sheriffs and the appointments of police chiefs. House Bill 2027 and Senate Bill 5905 would also allow the state to decertify a sheriff or...

 

Downriver Dispatches

This time of year is usually a slow time for news out this way. We are used to cancellations from storms and flooding, but today, there seems to be a lot happening. School There has been news at the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District almost...

 

Naselle-GRV School Board Transitions into new year

In December the Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board made changes with new members coming aboard. Members voted to elect Robert Torppa as chair and Amy Hunt as vice-chair. At that meeting, the new chair announced he wanted to put into place two...

 

Mecha Mules take third in Olympia

The Mecha Mules traveled to Olympia over the weekend to compete against 30 other regional teams in a First Tech Challenge, where, according to the website, students are challenged to design, build,...

 

"We'll keep battling to the end"

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team continues to make the most of this growing season, working through losses, getting stronger, and picking up the skills that will benefit them in the future. In recent weeks, they’ve had to forfeit a game...

 

Mules take second at Jack and Jill tourney

The Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team brought home some hardware from the Lumberjack and Jill tournament hosted by R.A Long High School in Longview on Saturday. The Mule girls team snared a second place...

 

Fire on the Docks

See story about Ilwaco residents told to stay indoors....

 

NGRVSD holding informational meeting on levy on Monday

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District will provide an informational meeting regarding the District’s upcoming proposal for the renewal of its Educational Programs Levy. This meeting is open to the public and will take place in the school...

 

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