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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 31, 2022

Anglers claim prizes for hooking their hogs

This year's Hook the Hawg, a fishing derby hosted by Port 1 and organized by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, found just the right bait to draw competitors to the Elochoman Slough Marina, last...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 31, 2022

School board hears about evolution of special education

Last Thursday at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting, Chris Bettineski, who Superintendent Brent Freeman introduced as the special education director, gave a presentation on the special education program at Wahkiakum School...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 31, 2022

Election 2022

When filing opens for offices that are up for election this year, several county positions will be on the ballots. In both Wahkiakum and Pacific counties, these include assessor, auditor, county clerk, sheriff, prosecuting attorney, treasurer, third...

 

Council meeting cancelled

The meeting of the Cathlamet town council set for next Monday has been cancelled, according to the following notice from Town Hall on Wednesday morning: “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council scheduled on...

 

Sheriff's office mourns passing of K-9 Dakota

To The Eagle: Editor: Sheriff Mark Howie alerted us to this announcement: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our K-9 Dakota. Dakota suffered from a very aggressive cancer in her chest and her health declined rapidly in the last...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

An error occurred in last week's report of the Cathlamet Town Council considering new rates for sewer system users. In regard to commercial users, the text should have said, "Further, of the town's 79 commercial customers, 42% would have a monthly...

 

We'd be better off suspending gas tax

To The Eagle: The rant about corporate oil price gouging in last week’s letters to The Eagle may have been mired too deeply in the fever swamps of alternative reality to be dragged back to sunlight and sanity, but we’re willing to try. We...

 

Agency celebrates elder care victory

To The Eagle: Victory! Thanks to the support of our local legislators and advocacy efforts of the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (AAADSW) Advisory Council members, the Washington State Legislature ended the 2022 legislative session with a major...

 

Gain cooperative efforts of property owners

To The Eagle: We have been able to control pockets of knotweed, blackberries, horse tail and alder brush. Though techniques vary, it is not rocket science. Know there are safe products that can be used. Our source for advice and product is Watkins...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 31, 2022

Trainings geared to help children make choices

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners recently approved a request for some professional training requested by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, to be used as part of the programming for Wahkiakum Community Network. Wahkiakum Community...

 

Biden declaration okays winter disaster assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced Tuesday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Washington to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 31, 2022

Work continues on SR 4, SR 401 construction

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to complete two construction projects this year on SR 4 at Cathlamet and SR 401 in the Knappton area. Heavy rainfall in January, 2021,...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no officially reported cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County in the last week, and the cumulative total remained at 309, with no reported cases currently active. Meanwhile, with the abundance, ease, and anonymity of at home tests, there is...

 

FOS seeking vendors for annual antique sale

DECENT START--As I begin this column it’s a bit cloudy but with the sun peeking through now and then, it beats the pouring rain by a mile! Plus, with devastating weather events happening in the southeast part of our country, and wildfires in other...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. West End Food Pantry, GRVC at...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Theodore Willard Swanson May 30, 1929 - March 21, 2022. He was the youngest of eight children and the only boy. As a child he was called Teddy. His sister Lillian Swanson Whitten...

 

Youth camp closure impacts our community

Commentary by Karen Bertroch The town hall meeting about the planned closure of the Naselle Youth Camp held March 17 gave the group that attended a sense of the latest reality of what’s happening as the deadline for the governor’s signature that...

 

DNR, WSU to hold forest stewardship courses for small forest landowners

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Washington State University Extension Forestry program will offer three versions of its Forest Stewardship Coached Planning courses this spring, geared toward northeast, northwest,...

 

Randy Rodahl

Randal Ralph "Randy" Rodahl, 59, of Longview, was born January 17, 1963 to Ralph and Juanita (Settle) Rodahl and he passed away March 15, 2022 in Longview. Randy was raised in Cathlamet and graduated...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 31, 2022

Volunteer opportunities abound in local area

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for Wahkiakum County residents looking for something to do or looking for ways to make new friends. We at The Eagle will curate a list of opportunities and contacts to be printed periodically. If you are loo...

 

Congressional Art Competition open

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced March 24 that her office is accepting submissions for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, in Southwest Washington...

 

Kite STEAM kits available

Kite STEAM kits are available at Cathlamet Public Library starting March 29. This is the fourth set of free STEAM kits for children ages 3-8. The theme is Kites. Soar in the sky! Learn about physics...

 

Readers challenge offered at Cathlamet Public Library

Grow your reading habit with Beanstack, April 1, through June 18. Just 20 minutes of reading a day will put you well on your way to completing this challenge. Read books and log their titles to win free prize books at the library. Sign up by logging...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday April 15 at 1 p.m., in Grays River and 3 p.m., in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project will help individuals with...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions have honored Daron Fleming as their February Student of The Month. Daron has met many challenges and is happy to thank his family, friends, teachers and peers for the help they...

 

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