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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 30, 2022

40th Bald Eagle festival is on its way

If you ask me, bald is always in fashion, but this year the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is taking a stand with their Bald Eagle Days theme, “Bald is Beautiful.” The festival, first started as a one-day event on June 19, 1982, has grown to a two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 30, 2022

Commissioners okay fair barn project, security upgrades

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved contracts for constructing a small animal barn at the county fairgrounds and security upgrades for the county courthouse. Commissioners also reported progress in talks with the US Army Corps of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 30, 2022

School district works on grants for facilities

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met June 21, to talk about their summer workshops, facility needs and funding, and a question about the lawsuit that had been resolved by the state auditor. While the district waits for news on the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Change your democracy into an autocracy

Here's how you turn a democracy into an autocracy. Follow these steps: --Identify a group of citizens to vilify as The Enemy; it can be an ethnic group, immigrants, a political group/party, or other, such as the LGBTQ+ community. Identify them as thr...

 

Constitution has been amended 17 times

To The Eagle: I disagree with the fellow who stated that the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is inalienable. The Declaration of Independence of 1776 declared four basic human rights, to life, equality, liberty and the pursuit of...

 

The minority wins again

To The Eagle: I’m not for abortion; I’m not against guns, but I am for using sensible choices and freedom for such choices. Republicans are right, “Outlaw guns; only outlaws have guns,” but outlaw abortion, you will go to back alleys, coat...

 

County needs reminders of names and stories

To The Eagle: I recently learned that Port 2 decided to name the Skamokawa Church building after Carlton Appelo. I know he was actively supporting Port 2 and he really liked Vista Park. Carlton was a fine example of a local businessman who supported...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    June 30, 2022

N/GRV schools receive vocational ed grant

On June 21, the Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board of Directors met with discussions ranging from the official agenda to issues and questions raised from the public. The first portion of the meeting followed the usual openings with one...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 30, 2022

Chamber survey seeks input on industries

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to participate in a survey which will help an organization match Wahkiakum County with industries that might like to bring their business to the area, in hopes of creating jobs and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 30, 2022

James Sorensen named to Port 1 commission

Wahkiakum County Port 1 wasted little time filling an open commissioner position after Art Hedman decided to resign on June 9, citing a move out of his district. Cathlamet businessman James Sorensen was the only candidate to respond to the...

 

Remembering Terry Bonny

When Cathlamet resident Terry Bonny passed recently passed away, he left behind a grieving community. He was a family man, friend, teacher, coach, artist, and he was a golfer! His neighbors, Connie...

 

Three day weekend to celebrate July 4

HOT ONE--After complaining about all the dreary wet days, we’ve finally got some hot ones, and we’re complaining a bit about those too, as it’s just too hot! Well, at least for a lot of us, as when you’re in the upper 90s, that’s just a...

 

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 Johns...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office; hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of summer. Things are starting to get busy at the fairgrounds. We are only seven weeks away from the fair. Hope everyone is getting their entries together. We are still looking...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Readers: We live in a busy place this summer with a solstice that changed our weather almost at midnight when we suddenly went from a wet, cool day to a blazing hot sun that lasted several days,...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 30, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 19 — 3:56 p.m. A resident on East Valley Road reported that a vehicle was blocking his driveway. 4:45...

 

David "Pete" Swift

Pete was born September 24, 1944 in Cathlamet to Don and Verna Swift. He was the second of seven children. He graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1962 and enlisted in the Navy. In 1971 Pete married Toni Peterson. They had two children, David and...

 

Writer's Guild to hold workshop

A writing workshop for teens and young adults with Marianne Monson will be held Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Book series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have drawn reade...

 

Summer reading program at the library

Cathlamet Public Library's summer reading program kicked off Wednesday June 22 with kids listening to stories and creating sea turtles and crabs from seashells. They could also design and decorate...

 

Hunt awarded 4-H scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Grace Hunt a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to continue "making the best better" in our world. When asked what she learned from her time in 4-H Grace responded, "I am...

 

Free legal clinic to be held July 14

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Thursday July 14. John McKay, an attorney with Northwest Justice Project will be at Johnson Park from 9 a.m. – noon and in Cathlamet from 1:30 – 4:30...

 

Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics renews contracts with DOH

Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics (OBHMC) has renewed contracts with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) in support of the Washington State Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System. To volunteer to be part of the Washington...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshops: July

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly online free programs. No need to register; just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https:/...

 

Smooth sailing

A sail boat floats in the Cathlamet Channel on a warm day last weekend. Photo courtesy of Genie Cary....

 

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