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Tractors on the move

Above: Racers mounted their tractors to begin the first annual Tractor Poker Run at the Roadkill Saloon in Skamokawa on Saturday. The ride went from the saloon to Vista Park, the Skamokawa Store,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 6, 2017

Ports' shoreline permit returns to commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Wednesday conditionally approved an application for a shoreline management substantial development permit to allow the Port of Longview and other upriver ports to begin disposing dredged sand inside Puget Island...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year

This June, Cathlamet resident Cindy Faubion was named Nurse Coordinator of the Year for Southwest Washington and Oregon by the March of Dimes. She was one of 17 nurses honored that day, out of what...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Bald Eagle Day events are coming together

Of all things, Paige Lake was thinking about black chalk last Friday. It was just one of many minor details the director for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce needed to be addressed for the coming Bal...

 

Writer thought great DDT was over

To The Eagle: Finding nothing in The Eagle two weeks ago, we thought the great Wahkiakum DDT (Debate on Donald Trump) was off with the kids on summer vacation, but as of last week, it is apparently back on full throttle. Memo to James Roberts:...

 

Clarification

In an article in the June 22 edition of the Wahkiakum County Eagle, Diana Zimmerman reported that the number of mental health calls to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office had tripled between 2007 and 2013. The office had 15 calls in 2007 and 47...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

Fireworks yield funds to benefit the community

Renee Robert and Terri Elfers know their fireworks. They should. The two are long time volunteers with the local Lions Club, whose biggest fundraiser each year is the Fireworks Stand which pops up...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 6, 2017

WSDOT finalizing bridge plans for October call for bids

Puget Island bridge plans continue to fall into place, according to Tamara Greenwell, from Washington State Department of Transportation Communications. In a recent email, Greenwell said that WSDOT is obtaining permits and finalizing the contract...

 

Flea Market Saturday at the fairgrounds

PRETTY NICE--The first weekend in July was pretty doggone nice, as we had temperatures in the 70's and a nice breeze, so that was much more to my liking than those higher temps we had a short while ago. It was also looking dry for the big 4th of July...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, No...

 

Group planning to continue senior lunch

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Speaking for myself the whole weekend was incredible, filled with family laughs, love and fun. These times are so precious and even though the whole family wasn’t present, it was so special...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

I hope your Fourth of July was fantastic! As we gear up for summer activities, I wanted to point out that I made an error in last week’s announcements. I mistakenly listed our Family Bingo Night for July 20th. That is incorrect. The Bingo night is...

 

No parking reminder for Bald Eagle Day

The Bald Eagle Day Festival is Friday and Saturday July 14-15. Main Street will be closed for all parking and through vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the street fair on Saturday. The Chamber is requesting that all vehicles and...

 

Jr. Gardener Workshop for Kids is planned for August 12

Calling all detectives! On August 12 from 2-4 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners will host a program for kids (K-5 grade). Learn to identify herbs by sight and smell. Explore the garden and collect herbs to take home. Make a lavender wand, herb sachets, and...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday July 14, from 1-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

Call for artists for Cathlamet Art Festival

The first ever Cathlamet Art Festival is seeking fine art and crafts vendors for Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tsuga Gallery is sponsoring this event which will kick off Friday, September 15, with a welcoming reception and music....

 

Wahkiakum Events

July 8 Flea Market 9-3pm; Skamokawa Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler; 360 795-3480 9 Community Potluck Picnic; Grays River Valley Center; GRVC – 360 465-2310 14 Tsuga Gallery Anniversary & Kick-Off Of Bald Eagle Days, Tsuga Gallery; Nell Coulson 360...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, July 7, at Puget Island Farmers Market, Open Mic, bring your instrument and jam from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On Saturday, July 8, at...

 

Basketball team's car wash

The Wahkiakum High School girls basketball team washed cars and sold cupcakes and other goodies at their fund raiser at the Bank of the Pacific on Saturday from 11-3. "It's good for them to learn to...

 

Bad day on the river

Somehow this sailboat ended up between the pilings along the shore at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Photo courtesy of Genie Cary....

 

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