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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 8, 2019

Nightly paving closures set for PI bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced late last Friday that full overnight closures of the SR 409 Puget Island bridge will take place four nights next week to accommodate paving work. The closures would run 9 p.m. to 5 a.m....

 

Bridge closures to go ahead as planned

Update: On Thursday, the Department of Transportation announced an modification of the night time closures of the Puget Island bridge: The planned closure for Monday night has been cancelled. The announcement said that, "due to equipment...

 

The National Night Out

There was a big turnout for National Night Out, a chance for the public to hang out with local law enforcement, emergency services, and fire department volunteers, at the Puget Island Fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

PUD commission works on budgets, rate increases

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to go over a preliminary budget for 2020, listen to reports, and approve a couple resolutions. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the Grays River substation project. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

Two young ladies running for fair queen

The Wahkiakum County Fair begins next week in Skamokawa, running three days, from Thursday, August 15, to Saturday, August 17. This year there are two young women vying for the Wahkiakum County Fair...

 

Irish Wolfhound Club presents catch poles and more to Wahkiakum Sheriff's Office

The Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Island (IFCPI) presented the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department two animal catch poles for use in controlling pets during rescues and emergencies. The club is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 8, 2019

County commission deals with Johnson Hours, security measures

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed two property issues when they met Tuesday. First, they agreed to delay a decision on the fate of the Johnson House two weeks, and next, they authorized the Public Works Department to obtain quotes for...

 

Support legislation that will make a difference

To The Eagle: As many of you know I have written a few other pieces to our newspaper about the situation of guns in America. I have proposed a tax on ammunition to help fund research on just exactly what can be done to stop this carnage and to help...

 

Time to enter the fair

To The Eagle: Wow! It’s fair time already. Time to dust off your crafts, fluff up your quilts, frame up your photos, tidy up your begonias, gather up your best canning, and pick your produce. Pick up a fair book at The Eagle, the community center...

 

Disc needed for fair arena maintenance

To The Eagle: We had a good turn out for the show. The footing was less than ideal. After the flood and the bull riding event, a lot of big rocks came to the surface. Because the ground did not have sufficient time to dry before the bull riding event...

 

Cancer treatment center offers valuable care

To The Eagle: I understand the concerns folks may have about the loss of chemotherapy services at Ocean Beach Hospital, especially the loss of Dr. Law. He is a fine man and a very experienced oncologist. If anyone in the area is wondering about the...

 

Overnight bridge closures begin Monday

TOASTY--For those who love the heat, we certainly have had plenty as temperatures were right up in the 80s for the weekend, so many of the outdoor events, like the Wooden Boat Festival and Ugly Car Show in Cathlamet, didn't have to worry about...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Paradise found in the Westend Just a little west of the Rosburg Store hidden in plain sight lies eight and a half acres that was once just pasture land. There were no trees on the property. That was...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 8, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 29 – 1:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had been spitting up blood. 9:44...

 

Youth injured in accident

A 10-year-old boy remains hospitalized following a one car, roll-over traffic accident August 3, 4:07 p.m. Hank Wilson, age 10, was a passenger in a 2006 Ford pickup driven by his mother, Nicole Wilson, that went off SR 4 on KM Mountain and rolled....

 

Paddle Quest: Going Batty

On August 24 Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host a paddle quest from 5-7 p.m. The quest will commemorate NPS Founders Day, when the National Park Service was first established in 1916. After the paddle, visit with ecologist Dr. Tara...

 

Kenneth O. Dahl

Kenneth O. Dahl, 84, of Longview, passed away July 30th, at the Community Home Health & Hospice Care Center in Longview. Ken was born April 3, 1935 in Monroe, WA. He graduated from Bothell (WA) High...

 

Alan Thompson

Former Cathlamet resident, Wahkiakum County Eagle publisher and SW Washington legislator Alan Thompson, 92, died Sunday in his Olympia home. Thompson was born May 17, 1927, in Geneva Iowa. He served in the US Navy in World War II. After the war, he...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Like clock-work, nestled in the hills on Skamokawa creek, the fairgrounds family is preparing for the annual return of the Wahkiakum County Fair, starting next Thursday August 15th and running until Saturday the 17th. Wahkiakum Health and Human...

 

Horse Gaming Series

After the accidental flooding of the arena two weeks ago, we were able to run the third show in the series. We had a very nice turn out with 21 riders in attendance. Results are as follows: Pee Wee 11 and under: 4. Whitney Ellenbolt, 3. Kaitlyn...

 

School supply drawing set for county fair

Shopko and Bi-Mart have paired up to donate 10 backpacks for back to school kids, and there will be a drawing for them at the Wahkiakum County Fair. There are five backpacks for girls and five backpacks for boys. Each backpack contains two folders,...

 

Free CERT training offered in October

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in South Bend. The training is strategically scheduled to precede the “Great Washington ShakeOut.” Training is...

 

WDFW fishing rule update announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced changes to the daily limit for salmon on a section of the Columbia River. This change corrects the daily limit for salmon on a section of the Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue...

 

Air advisory alert issued because of wildfires

An apparatus that monitors air quality was recently installed in the Cathlamet area. On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Health Department issued an Air Quality Advisory. "We are currently experiencing unhealthy air quality levels in the county, based...

 

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