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County fair honors two longtime volunteers

The Wahkiakum County Fair was dedicated this year to two longtime volunteers, Barbara Rose and Sandy Hart. The annual fair is a chance for residents, divided by KM, to come together and not only show...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 15, 2019

Sheriff's office seek public's help in catching thieves

The Skamokawa Resort was burglarized Wednesday night, and the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in catching the thieves. Here are the early details: Around 11:30 pm Wednesday night, Aug. 14th, the store was broken...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 15, 2019

Commission OK's park plan work, hears request to increase staff

As usual, Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners heard a request from Auditor Nicci Bergseng to add another deputy to her office. At the...

 

Air quality monitors installed in county

By Diana Zimmerman Thanks to some local officials, we now have two air quality monitors in Wahkiakum County. It all started with a conversation at a Community Health Alliance Advisory Committee meeting after the fires in the county earlier this...

 

Port 1 considering non-motorized launch

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners discussed a non-motorized launch and other matters affecting the Elochoman Slough Marina at last Thursday’s meeting. According to Port Manager Jackie Lea, a customer suggested that the port...

 

Gift was from club based in Puget Sound

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle had a nifty photo of my wife Judy presenting a $500 gift of animal rescue equipment and monetary canine program support to Sheriff Howie on behalf of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Island, with me, Under Sheriff...

 

National Night Out event well attended

To The Eagle: Last Tuesday, August 6, the Puget Island Fire Department hosted its 3rd annual "National Night Out" event at the fire hall. We had a large number of friends and neighbors stop in to say hello and enjoy hot dogs and root beer floats,...

 

County employees are appreciated

To The Eagle: In April we got a substantial job that required adding 6000 s.f. to our existing facility. We got the building permit in less than 48 hours. Construction was finished and we moved in in 60 days. This morning I went in to the county...

 

Norse Hall recommended

To The Eagle: We want to recognize and publicly acknowledge the good folks at Norse Hall and everyone involved for the fantastic support that made our May wedding an event to remember. The board and volunteers at the Sons of Norway pulled out all...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rosburg School Road Project Approved Wahkiakum County commissioners unanimously approved Professional Engineer Paul Lacy's proposal for the Rosburg School road. The plan calls for the widening of the...

 

Next State Parks 'free day' is Aug. 25

In recognition of the National Park System’s 103rd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Sunday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by...

 

The Wahkiakum County Fair starts today

WETNESS--As this week begins, we are seeing some dampness in West Valley, which is one of those "good/bad" things, depending on what you had planned. For many, the rain means an automatic watering of our lawns and flowers without doing it by hand,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Leroy J. Wika

LeRoy Julius Wika was born on March 19, 1930 on Puget Island,WA to Torleif and Hazel (Olsen) Wika. He died on August 11th at a Vancouver hospital. He was a 1948 graduate of Wahkiakum High School....

 

Robert Douglas Larson

7-15-1949 to 8-10-2019 Robert Douglas Larson, always known as Doug, was born July 15, 1949 in Longview, WA to Robert Oscar Larson and Ila Mae (Jacobs) Larson. Doug grew up on his parent’s dairy farm...

 

Graveside Service for Margaret Sherbeck

A graveside service for Margaret Alice Stockhouse Sherbeck will be held Tuesday, August 20 at 11 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery, Cathlamet. A reception will follow at 62 W. Birnie Slough Rd All are welcome....

 

School supply drawing

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,...

 

Hank Wilson improves

Hank Wilson, 10, who was injured when the vehicle he was riding in rolled off SR 4 and into a ravine on KM on August 3 is improving rapidly, according to his dad, Todd Wilson. Hank was transported to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, where...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Whether you grew up here or you transplanted, there is something very connecting about the folks who hold space in this beautiful nook of the planet. Wahkiakum is a culmination of beauty, history and grit. We take care of each other out here. The...

 

Comedy competition coming to Columbia Theatre

The Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to the Columbia Theatre Friday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature five former contestants or winners of past competitions. Tickets are $35. For more information call the Box...

 

Unsold deer and elk tags available August 22

Hunters who purchased a multi-season permit application earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, are eligible to buy the unsold 2,610 deer and 116 elk multi-season tags on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, Aug. 22....

 

NCC to hold rummage sale

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on August 16 and 17, the North Coast Chorale will hold a rummage sale at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) 16th and Franklin St., Astoria. One will be able to find a variety of items ranging from art to collectables. Next on...

 

Wine bar coming to hotel building

The Tavern at the Hotel Cathlamet, a new wine bar, is opening this Friday with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Doors will be open to kids until 5 p.m. that day but from that point on, you'll have to be at...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 15, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 5 – 12:11 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had a racing heart rate and diffic...

 

Ready to sail

Hobie Cat enthusiasts were back at Vista Park for the annual Todd Christenson Memorial Regatta last weekend. The longest race is reserved for the final day, and usually averages about three hours as...

 

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