Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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After fire, crabbers come together

In the days after a devastating fire ravaged gear for eight local fishing vessels, the coastal and commercial fishing communities rallied to replace line, pots and buoys while restoring hope ahead of...

 

High school to be site for emergency communication center

Four members of a local ham radio club were at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting last week to talk about plans that could potentially make Cathlamet, and the more specifically the school district, an Emergency Operations Cen...

 

Publisher's Note

Changes—some temporary, some more long-lasting—continue at The Eagle. In the short term, our reporter and news editor, Diana Zimmerman, will be taking a much-deserved vacation. As regular readers know, Diana contributes the bulk of our news...

 

Retain Johnson for flood board

To The Eagle: The Grays River Flood Control District (GRFCD, formerly known as the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District) is holding a special election to fill position 2 on their board, currently held by Judith Johnson. I served as the unelected...

 

Sheriffs uphold the constitution, not the governor

To the Eagle: HB 2027 would require sheriffs, police chiefs, marshals, and reserve officers to maintain officer certification and comply with background investigations before a sheriff can file for candidacy. Now that sounds good, and that is what...

 

Get involved with Cathlamet Woman's Club

To The Eagle: GFWC-Cathlamet Woman’s Club’s first meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at noon, upstairs at the Hotel Cathlamet. We invite you to come and see what the club is all about. The Cathlamet Woman’s Club was...

 

Westend to vote in special elections

Some voters in the Westend are being asked to make a decision about who will represent them on the Grays River Flood Control District and whether or not to pass a Naselle Grays River Valley School...

 

Bingo, Flea Market at the Fair

PLENTY OF WATER. Well, while we had plenty of water around the area, I was happy that we didn't have any major flooding here in West Valley over the roads and such, so that was a big plus. This week’s forecast shows some dry days and it would sure...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 1, 2024

January 22 8:50 a.m. High water was reported over Eden Valley Road. 11:13 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of extreme back pain after a recent fall. 11:36 a.m. A caller reported that a white pickup was parked by...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Suddenly it dawned on me, spring is here. Daffodils are up in my hydrangea barrel and the daffodils are starting to bloom at Naselle Coffee and yes, Bendog is snoring in the sun on the porch. Life is...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Hope Center 320 S 3rd St. Cathlamet. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Rosburg Hall, Rosburg. Eastside Play & Learn Group, 1:30-3 p.m., St. James Family Center 1134...

 

Mules reclassified

Reclassification is complete, and beginning next fall, for the next four years, the Wahkiakum Mules will be a 1B school. Enrollment is a major factor in classification, and while numbers have declined over the years, Wahkiakum’s Athletic Director...

 

Kathy Durrah

Kathy Durrah gently passed away Jan. 26, 2024, at Ray Hickey Hospice Care in Vancouver. She had lived at Canterbury Gardens memory care for two years, and Kalama for a few months. Kathy was born Aug....

 

Betty Hutcheson

Betty Lea Hutcheson, 91, died on Jan. 25, in Longview, where she lived most of her life. She was born on March 17, 1932, and enjoyed her St. Patrick's Day birthday her entire life. Her parents, Lee...

 

Mules score big, clinching second place in league

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team solidified their second place standing in the Central 2B League with three wins this week. They moved up to eighth place in the Washington Interscholastic...

 

Mules beat Winlock

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team celebrated their second win of the season last week, beating Winlock 32-31 in a league game in front of a home crowd on Thursday. “I’m so proud of the girls,” Coach Ross Lofstrom said. “We were down...

 

Mules eye post-season after strong showing

The Wahkiakum Mules wrestling team fared well at a mix-and-match meet in Onalaska last Wednesday. Lilian Hale won both of her matches and come home with a sportsmanship award in the form of a pin. “She always shows amazing sportsmanship,” Coach...

 

Animal group bids adieu to two founders

Two volunteers instrumental to the formation of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group, President Rebecca Hompe and Treasurer/Secretary Anita Orchin, stepped down from the group on Jan. 15, and are...

 

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