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Car show at Fairgrounds

A spring sun warmed the participants and visitors to the first annual Cruzin’ to the Fair Car Show at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds. Above, friends check out a 1905 Ford replica belonging to Ray...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Mayor, 2 councilors to plan Butler St. park

The lot on Butler Street was the topic of a Town of Cathlamet special meeting last Friday, as the council tried to move forward with the design of the property. Brice Wozniak, who had facilitated two recent workshops on the matter, compiled and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

NHS seniors look forward to their next chapters

The highest academic honors for the Class of 2019 at Naselle High School belong to two young men, Valedictorian Cole Dorman and Salutatorian Jacob Eaton. The school’s counselor, Justin Laine, had...

 

Amateur Radio Field Day June 22-23

To The Eagle: Amateur Radio Field Day is a nationwide event where several thousand radio clubs simulate a large-scale emergency and attempt to contact as many other clubs as possible in North America. Our local club - N7WAH - is practicing as if...

 

PIGYS time again

To The Eagle: Are you ready? Time to clean out those attics and garages. Puget Island people: You need to be signed up by 10 a.m. June 26. Please call me to sign up, (360) 430-0951. The fee is still $10. I’m looking forward to having an awesome...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

PUD crews busy with varied projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners discussed possible funding from the Department of Ecology for drought assistance and listened to reports in a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. General...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 6, 2019

County: Little to do about Dollar General

There's little Wahkiakum County can do or want to do to stop a corporate store from locating in Cathlamet, officials said Tuesday. The Dollar General retail chain plans to build a store on recently cleared ground near the corner of North Jacobson...

 

Flea Market sale at Fairgrounds Saturday

NICE--This past weekend some of the mornings were a bit cloudy and gloomy but the sun came out so all the goings on over the weekend were enjoyed in the afternoon and evening sunshine. It was a bit breezy at times, but hey, it keeps us from being...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Hidden in plain sight The demographics of both Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties have indicated a rise in people moving into the area who are not familiar with the history or customs of the area. The...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 6, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 27 – 7:37 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing...

 

Art and music festival set for June 22-23

The Silver Lake Grange invites the public to the 8th annual “Arts of the Mountain” Art and Music Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. This is a free event. Over 30 regional artists will present their wares along...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Grain ship runs aground

The Gorgoypikoos, a bulk carrier, ran aground on Miller Sands Bar near Altoona on Sunday due to a steering control malfunction, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 738 foot vessel was reported to be carrying grain and 318,000...

 

Historical Stella post office gets a new coat

It has been almost 40 years since the Stella Historical Museum has been repainted. The cost for painting was approximately $8,500. These funds were acquired from dues from historical society members,...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions honored Mckensi Fluckiger as their May Student of The Month. Mckensi has plans to attend WSU majoring in Elem. Ed. She has been active in 3 major sports, Key Club, both Elem. and...

 

West graduates from Mark Morris

Nicholas West, of Cathlamet, will graduate from Mark Morris High School in Longview on June 8. He is an Honors Student, on the tennis team and LCC Running Start. He will attend Saint Mary’s...

 

Free grief support group for men

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a five-week, free grief support group for men at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview. The group meets Fridays at 9:00 a.m., for coffee, from June 7 – July 5....

 

Tracy Byrd to appear at Cowlitz County Fair

Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced that Tracy Byrd will play the Cowlitz County Fair on Wednesday, July 24. Tracy Byrd has sold millions of records throughout his long successful career that started in the early 90’s. He has also released...

 

Celebration of Life Rick Carlsen

A celebration of life service will be held for Rick Carlsen, who died September 21, 2018. The event will be held Sunday, June 9, 2-4 p.m., at 190 East Sunny Sands Road on Puget Island....

 

Chamber seeking musicians for Bald Eagle Days event

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2019 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 20. For consideration submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the chamber at wchamber@cni.net. In addition, include the amount you...

 

Low returns mean less summer, fall fishing

Runs of Columbia River summer and fall chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and upriver steelhead are predicted to again have a poor year, but the forecasted run of coho will be higher than recent runs of the fish. Oregon and Washington recently...

 

Houseboat

The ferry Oscar B recently went into the house moving business. Photo courtesy of Bob Ward....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Pet sanctuary owner pleads guilty to 3 counts

Debra Lawson of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary pleaded guilty to three counts in a deal with the State of Washington on Friday in District Court with Judge Heidi Heywood presiding. Lawson, who was represented by Geordie Duckler, plead guilty to 1)...

 

Take steps now to plan for wildfire smoke, poor air quality

As summer and dry weather approaches, officials at the Washington State Department of Health are urging everyone in Washington to prepare for smoky days with unhealthy air quality. What people can do now: Identify air quality reports for your area....

 

Take steps now to plan for wildfire smoke, poor air quality

As summer and dry weather approaches, officials at the Washington State Department of Health are urging everyone in Washington to prepare for smoky days with unhealthy air quality. What people can do now: Identify air quality reports for your area....

 

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