Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition

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In Julia Butler Hansen's home

David Hansen, son of Julia Butler Hansen, opened his house to reporters last week ahead of the vote to make the Cathlamet house a state park heritage site. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 

"Ridiculous" and "disappointed": councilmembers and others vent frustration over budgets, mayor

The Cathlamet Town Council received an update about the waterfront park, a forestry report, approved county funding for the pool and the library, and aired some of their grievances on Monday night. Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne shar...

 

Residents express frustration over water cancellation

Frustrated Westend residents filed into the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning to talk about water issues after they received notice from Wahkiakum Fire District 3 that volunteer firefighters would no longer be...

 

Calling all backyard birders

Wahkiakum County residents have an opportunity to participate in the 27th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Feb. 16 through 19. The GBBC is a worldwide citizen science opportunity in which anyon...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    February 8, 2024

"We don't do water."

As is sometimes the case, the public comment portion of the weekly meeting of the Wahkiakum County commissioners wound up as the main event. Several residents of Oneida Road came to the commissioners meeting directly from the recently-concluded Port...

 

Make Puget Island a 'no hunting' zone

To The Eagle: This time of year, our weekends are cursed with the early morning cacophony of shotguns, aimed at innocent Canada geese stopping here to rest and recuperate from their arduous journey along the Pacific Migratory Flyway. What a terrible...

 

Mecha Mules place 23rd at FTC State

Mecha Mules, the robotics team for Wahkiakum School District, won their first two matches and lost their last three to place 23rd out of 32 teams at First Tech Challenge State in Seattle. The team...

 

Remember the slide of 1990?

CHILLY MORNINGS. This past weekend may have been dry but the late night and early morning hours were certainly not warm as it was below freezing on Saturday and Sunday. We had fog so thick on Sunday morning that you couldn’t see two feet down the...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 8, 2024

January 29 — 9:58 a.m. An empty kayak was seen drifting down the Columbia River near County Line Park. The caller said he saw a hat on a piece of driftwood near the kayak, but the hat disappeared. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified but were unable...

 

Downriver Dispatches

When I think of last week, I just see Bendog, bare of all hair and so embarrassed. I took him to be groomed last Friday. They said he had to be shaved because his fur was matted. I have been watching...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Johnson Park Advisory Board, 10:00 a.m. 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,...

 

Residents and experts meet, once again, to hash out solutions for Grays Bay flooding

By Diana Zimmerman Westend residents filled Rosburg Hall last Tuesday for the third in a series of workshops on flooding in the Westend, led by Jackson Blalock of the Pacific Conservation District,...

 

Wahkiakum students explore the Wauna mill

Submitted by Jessica Vik On Jan. 31, a group of nine juniors and seniors from Wahkiakum High School visited the Georgia Pacific (GP) Mill across the river at Wauna, Oregon. Their Career and Technical...

 

Mules are going to the post season

Three Wahkiakum wrestlers are heading to regionals at Adna High School on Saturday after a successful weekend at sub-regionals. Harley Popp and Brody Ashe, who represented the Mule boys, ended their season at the boys’ sub-regionals held in...

 

Sause sets a new record for Mules

The single game scoring record at Wahkiakum High School keeps climbing, and so do the Wahkiakum Mules basketball team's postseason dreams. The Mules finished off their regular season last week with an...

 

Abdul Kariem closes out her senior year as a mentor to younger players

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their season last Wednesday at home with a 62-20 loss to Toutle Lake, and celebrated Amirah Abdul Kariem, the lone senior on the team. Abdul Kariem...

 

Washington looks to put its famous volcano on a license plate

A nearly unanimous state Senate on Tuesday backed the creation of a specialty license plate showcasing Mount St. Helens. Under Senate Bill 5590, proceeds from plate sales would go to the Mount St. Hel...

 

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