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Wahkiakum County Fair starts its 3-day run

The Wahkiakum County Fair opened today in Skamokawa. Fair Manager Patty Dursteler is passionate about the fair. Every year she looks forward to seeing people from all over the county get together to...

 

Opening set for commercial fishermen

Commercial fishing of fall chinook for both Treaty and non-treaty gillnetters opens over the next couple of weeks. The two-state Columbia River Compact at its meeting in Richfield on Aug. 14 approved 9 hours of commercial gillnetting each night...

 

Brent Freeman takes reins of school district

Brent Freeman's daring dreams have led to an interesting, fulfilling life. Now he hopes to help local students do that too, in his new role as superintendent of Wahkiakum School District. Freeman...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Board sends new shoreline program to county planners

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to send a revised version of an update of the county shoreline management plan to the county planning commission for review and recommendation. In 2017, the planning commission completed a multi-year effor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Beach erosion: Sand only for Cape Horn

Wahkiakum County is nearing the end of its two-year old effort to set up a 10-year permit for depositing dredged sand on four eroding shorelines, but county commissioners and residents learned Tuesday that there is sand for only one of the sites. US...

 
 By Fred Obee    Opinion    August 16, 2018

There's no excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions...

 

Candidate clears up previous error

To The Eagle: It has recently come to my attention that I have made an error in believing that I had received the endorsement of the Democratic Party in Wahkiakum County. For this misunderstanding I feel I owe an apology to the citizens of Wahkiakum...

 

Democratic party has not endorsed any candidate

To The Eagle: Brian McClain is running for County Assessor. On his Facebook post “Vote Brian McClain for County Assessor” he writes: “Yes, I have been endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties in Wahkiakum County.” Please note,...

 

Keep the letters about candidates civil

To The Eagle: When I read the letters to the editor during this local election cycle I can not help but notice how personal some comments have become. If you read comments made about the Assessor Mr. Coons you might come away thinking the guy...

 

Port commission sets special launch for derby

Thursday, August 30, will be a free launch day at the Elochoman Slough Marina, thanks to the generosity of Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners. When organizers for the annual Warriors and Widows Sal...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Primary election update changes no results

There were no changes in results as Wahkiakum County election officers tallied late election day votes on Thursday. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,019-810. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US...

 

110th Wahkiakum Fair to be held August 16-18

MOISTURE--When I went to bed last Friday night, it was lightly misting out here in West Valley. When I woke up, it was good and wet outside, and then the skies really opened up and we got some real ra...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlam...

 

School starts soon; farmers market underway

News from Naselle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board meeting will take place next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Football and volleyball practices both begin this week in preparation for their first games. It won’t be long before the kids will be...

 

Commissioners, citizens meet at Johnson Park

The Wahkiakum County commissioners adjourned their regular meeting on August 7 and reconvened in the cafeteria of the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg. The commissioners meet periodically on the Westend to provide a more convenien...

 

Grange presenting reading, martial arts, roller derby

The Skamokawa Grange #425 will be open all three days of the Wahkiakum County Fair August 16 - 18 to host readings, martial arts, a spelling bee and roller derby. The Grange remains a vital part of the community through its community activities to...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce August 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)...

 

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 6 — 2:32 p.m. A missing person report was filed for a Rosedale resident with mental health issues. She...

 

Robert Hendrickson

Lifelong Wahkiakum County resident, Robert A. 'Bob' Hendrickson, 88, of Cathlamet passed away on July 30, 2018. Bob was born at the family home on Puget Island on August 10, 1929 to Swedish...

 

Walter Wright

Walter "Wally" David Wright, 71, of Cathlamet, passed away peacefully Monday, August 6th at the Frontier Nursing Home in Longview. Wally was born April 30, 1947, in Longview, to Arthur and Effie...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m., and check out the weekly 7 p.m.,...

 

Wahkiakum Warriors & Widows salmon derby set

The fourth annual Wahkiakum Warriors & Widows Salmon Derby will be held Aug 29 and 30 with a welcome salmon dinner at the Elochoman Marina. Organizers want to provide a unique Northwest experience for the Warriors & Widows from the Warrior...

 

Registration open for mini cheerleader camp

The Wahkiakum Mule Cheerleaders are hosting a Mini Mule Cheer Camp for students entering K--8th grade. The camp will be August 28-31 for grades K-3, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and grades 4th-8th 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Wahkiakum High School track. Parents will...

 

Celebration of Life service for Joan Evenson

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Joan Evenson on August 26, 2-5 p.m., at the Skamokawa Resort....

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    August 16, 2018

Mule football starts with 4-team, 2-game Saturday, September 1

The start of the Wahkiakum Mule football season will be a lot different this year. Sure, the Mules hit the locker room just after midnight Wednesday morning, the first day they could practice, and,...

 

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