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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Cars fill fairgrounds for scholarship funds

It was a beautiful day in Skamokawa for a car show. The fairgrounds were packed with people and cars on Saturday for the 13th and final Rods and Reels Rod Run. There were 361 cars registered by 11...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, a thank you from a community member, and a proposal from the general manager to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge sandblasted and painted by the contractor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 7, 2018

Franz's "Solutions Table' begins murrelet talks

A group charged with finding solutions to dealing with marbled murrelet habitat conservation issues held its inaugural meeting last week at the Skamokawa Resort. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is charged with developing a long term...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Naselle High seniors ready for Saturday commencement

Naselle High School will hold its graduation ceremony this Saturday, 4 p.m. Samanta "Mayrel" Franco Monroy is the valedictorian for Naselle's Class of 2018. It's a praiseworthy achievement. What...

 

Summer lunch program begins July 16

To The Eagle: Plans are underway to offer free sack lunches to youth in our community this summer. Lunch on Us is a grass roots effort designed to help our local kids have a healthier summer. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S....

 

There's no reason to hate honest county officials

To The Eagle: I’d like to respond to our elected County Assessor Bill Coons’s recent ad placed in The Eagle. I quote, “There’s no need to learn to hate a new Wahkiakum County Assessor.” I am sure this ad was directed toward me and others...

 

Advice for newcomers

To The Eagle: I came to this area in 2003. I learned a lot in my first years as a newcomer, so I thought I’d share a few things with any new folks who have moved here recently. First, it’s important to realize you’ve come into a Scandinavian...

 

Marine that knits is funnier

To The Eagle: Well I read the letter to the editor last week where your typical liberal takes his time to try and explain what a conservative is, of course he was way off the mark and the explanation was the funniest thing I ever heard, no wait, this...

 

Wanted: Volunteer advocate

To The Eagle: Volunteers truly do make a difference at The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center. Have you ever had someone stick up for you? Not someone who came over and bossed you around – but someone who was there at just the...

 

Correction

In our coverage of the May 28 Memorial Day program at Greenwood Cemetery. We incorrectly identified two Veterans of Foreign Wars officers. VFW District Commander is Danny Eaton; VFW Post Commander is Bill Tawater....

 

In the mood for music

Student musicians at Thomas Middle School and Wahkiakum High School performed their spring concert Monday. Above, The sixth and seventh grade band ended their five song set with the Eagle Summit...

 

Final car show was a great success

HALF TERRIFIC--This past weekend we got one perfect day, and one "so-so" day. With some of our states experiencing wildfires already, I have to say, the raindrops that started on Sunday afternoon, were really a blessing I thought, as were the ones...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, what a car show! If you didn't make it out last Saturday you missed an awesome car show. The fair is still looking for Fair Royalty. Anyone interested should call the fair office (360)795-3480. The Royalty will go to the concert at the Cowlitz...

 

Commencement set for this Saturday

News from Naselle: Don’t forget that tonight (Thursday), the Naselle Schools Evening of Excellence for K-12 students will take place in the Commons at 7 p.m. This is always a wonderful gathering of students and families celebrating the results of l...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 7, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 28 — 6:47 a.m. A caller was concerned that a man walking along the white-line of SR 4 near Nassa Point...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center, 100 Main Street, Cathlamet 360.795.7870. Women’s Peer Led Support Group every Wednesday starting this Wed, June 6th 4-6 p.m., contact info: Andrea (360) 849-9106. Sandra Sews Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. TOPS (taking...

 

Teresa Lee 'Terri' Brusco

Sept. 5, 1951 - June 1, 2018 Teresa Lee Brusco passed away in her husband's arms, surrounded by friends and family on June 1, 2018, at the age of 66. She was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Hood River, Ore.,...

 

James R. Miller

James R. Miller, AKA Jim JR and Jimmy depending on the relationship with him, died May 25, 2018 as a result of congestive heart failure. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda, his daughters Lisa Fisher (Randy), Shelley...

 

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled "Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!" opened at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen...

 

Coursing event already happened

The hounds scheduled to run at Misty Rivers Plantation on Puget Island this weekend have already chased the bunny and gone home. Due to a last-minute schedule change, the meet was held this past weekend. After some hasty preparation, a relatively...

 

Tourism summit set for Friday

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a tourism summit to be held Friday, June 8, 3 p.m., at the River Street Meeting Room in Cathlamet. This is an opportunity to discuss the following issues: · Why should our community invest in...

 

Wedding announcement

Patricia Bogart and Steve Rabelos, both of Skamokawa, will be married Friday, June 8, 2018....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 7, 2018

Candidates for Congress express their views

By Diana Zimmerman Photos by Rick Nelson On May 23, five candidates for US Representative for District 3 answered questions in a bipartisan forum in front of a full house at the Pioneer Community...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 7, 2018

Commissioners address dredging, water shortage, mental health issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman handled a variety of business Tuesday and focused on issues such as dredging, potable water and management of mental health services. Commissioner Cothren reported that officials from the...

 

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