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Commercial forest lands closed because of fire danger

Wahkiakum County commercial timberland owners issued this statement Thursday: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forest lands are closed due to extreme heat and fire danger. A collaboration of several private landowners has...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Highway work will intermittently close SR 4 Thursday

Tree removal will close SR 4 intermittently Thursday, Aug. 2, at Milepost 47 between County Line Park and Mill Creek in western Cowlitz County. The crew will remove four large leaning trees looming high above the highway. The highway may be closed...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 26, 2018

Bald Eagle Days has something for everyone

Bald Eagle Days is over, and now Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris and Assistant Director Megan Kuhl can sleep again. "I feel like I gave birth to my second baby this week," Morris said with a l...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

County engineer hears initial report on Elochoman slide

Local officials are still waiting for a geotech report before deciding what to do about the closure of the Elochoman Valley Road. Wahkiakum County commissioners closed the road last winter after area residents observed a timbered hillside was sliding...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Commission OK's raises, for officials, employees

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve a new contract with most employees and department heads and acted on other business at their meeting Tuesday. The contract, effective July 1, runs through the end of 2020, said...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Some thoughts on the primary election

Well, the vote by mail ballots for the 2018 primary election are out, and some are already headed to the auditor's office to be ready for counting August 7, the official election day. With Washington's top two primary system, we have just a few...

 

Is the war against fascism forgotten?

To The Eagle: As I circle ever closer to my 75th birthday it is becoming more clear by the day that the war involving the civilized world against fascism seems to have been forgotten by many. Like some of you older folks, I had relatives that served...

 

Lunch program teams with Wahkiakum on the Move

To The Eagle: The Free Summer Lunch Program is up and running! Our first week we served more than 90 meals. In addition to providing healthy food, the program has WSU Extension & 4-H leading Cooking Matters Food Demonstrations on Mondays. Those atten...

 

Writer urges us to vote, and she'll vote for Howie

To the Eagle: Now that we have our ballots in hand, and we have the information before us to choose the candidates we prefer. Please, vote! After reading about and speaking with many of our local candidates, one man stands out in my mind. Mark Howie...

 

Wooden boat festival is next weekend

PERFECT--The weather for Bald Eagle Day just couldn't have been more perfect. As this week begins, we've got some heat arriving but at least Sunday morning began with some heavy, moist cloud cover to help dampen things a bit before it got sunny and w...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 26, 2018

Forum: Candidates for sheriff speak

On June 27, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. The third group to take the stage were candidates for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 26, 2018

Broadband group hears funding source

On Monday, the Broadband Committee gathered for their second meeting. Janea Delk, a representative of CERB, Washington State Department of Commerce’s Community Economic Revitalization Board, spoke to the group about how the agency provides...

 

The farmers market

There was fresh produce at the Farmers Market this week, along with handmade birdhouses, handmade soaps, local meat and dairy, honey, freshly made cookies, and antiques....

 

Drought conditions hitting Washington, Oregon

Hot and dry weather has yielded emerging drought conditions across much of Oregon and Washington, but healthy streamflows persist throughout much of the basin mostly due to last winter’s ample snowpack. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a press...

 

Finnish-American Folk Festival is this weekend

News from Naselle: Get ready for a fun filled family weekend of good food, good fun, culture, folklore, music, dancing and educational exhibits and lectures. The Finnish-American Folk Festival is here in Naselle this Friday, Saturday and Sunday....

 

Sheriff's Report, July 26, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 16 — 9:52 p.m. A generous Puget Island resident told an acquaintance he could keep his trailer on her prop...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce July Fridays--Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 *** Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program 2:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays Thru Aug) ~...

 

Walter Berkshire

Walter Ray Berkshire, 83, passed away in Longview on July 18, 2018. He was a resident of Grays River the past 58 years. Walt was born in Eugene, Oregon on August 13, 1934, the son of George and France...

 

Joan Radimecky

Former Rosburg resident Joan Laning Radimecky, 80, of Tinley Park. Ill., died on July 5, 2018. She was survived by three of her four children, Donna Marlow, Jerry Marlow and Mary Marlow Thompson and a stepson Alan Laning. She was proceeded in death...

 

Tall ships return to Astoria July 27-29

Historic vessels will offer tours and sails at Astoria City Dock and East Mooring Basin, July 27-29. History will come aliveas the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to Astoria. The tall ships, part of the...

 

Plans develop for wooden boat festival

Plans are set for the Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show to be held August 4 and 5 at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. Organizers are welcoming all classic craft including those of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

WSDOT to start left turn lane work Monday

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) asphalt grinding crew is scheduled to start work Monday to create left turn lanes on SR 4 in Cathlamet. WSDOT communications officer Tamara Greenwell said Wednesday that the crew will remove...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 26, 2018

PUD acquires Westside water

A resolution officially transferring ownership of the West Side Water Works in Skamokawa to Wahkiakum PUD was adopted at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. Auditor Erin Wilson said that the water crew was doing a walk through with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Several sources offered for ferry, PI bridge updates

With eight-hour night time closures starting soon for Puget Island bridge construction, travelers may want to keep up with unexpected issues. The first of the closures, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., are now tentatively scheduled to start next Monday, Beau...

 

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