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Warriors & Widows Salmon Derby yields fish and fun

It was a glorious day for fishing on Tuesday. It really couldn't have gotten much better for organizers Willie Johnson and Doug Martin, or anyone lucky enough to be involved in the fifth annual...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 29, 2019

Commissioners, officials debate salaries, space needs

Procedure versus practicality: That was the debate Tuesday when Assessor Bill Coons met with the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners to discuss a request to promote two employees. With a senior analyst departed to a new job, Coons said he wants...

 

Bridge work: It's a thrill!

It takes a special kind of person to do bridge work, according to the contractor for the Puget Island bridge project, Jim Cailiff. And even more rare, at least for now, are the women who do the work....

 

A little Puget Island bridge history

In the archives of the Doumit Building, Cathlamet artist Ruth Doumit came across the Aug. 17, 1939, jubilee edition of The Eagle, celebrating the opening of the Puget Island bridge 80 years ago. A...

 

Challenges and consequences ahead

To The Eagle: In considering long-term consequences for America, its citizens, and the entire world, which of the following two possibilities would, in your opinion, be the most significantly catastrophic: 1) a corrective financial recession during...

 

Japanese students have Wahkiakum trip

Cathlamet resident Connie Christopher has long considered hosting an exchange student, but an entire school year was just too much while she was still working. Instead she decided to try hosting...

 

Carol Danker is retiring after 34 years in banking

Carol Danker, Teller III at the Cathlamet Branch of First Interstate Bank, is retiring August 30 after 34 years in banking. Carol started her career with Seattle First National Bank in August 1985. Through multiple mergers and acquisitions, she came...

 

Open mic night Friday at Skamokawa Grange

WEEKEND WEATHER--This past Saturday morning saw us dodging a little moisture but by afternoon, it was dry again. Sunday was truly a wonderful day, and by the looks of the traffic, half the people in the state were headed to the beach! They say we...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Through the Fog of Time Part II The house where Hjalmar and Mabyn Klint raised their three children is still seen today in the valley where they had lived. The three Klint brothers must have known...

 

Public comment sought for RTIP

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments invites the public to comment on the Draft 2020-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). The RTIP identifies state sponsored, federally funded, and regionally significant transportation...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 29, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 19 – 9:22 a.m. A caller reported that a stereo had been stolen from a boat at the marina in Cathlamet....

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 30, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at 5:45...

 

2019/2020 classical series set at Liberty Theatre

It's their best season yet with a partnership between the Liberty Theatre and 45th Parallel Universe Orchestra. Since 2009, 45th Parallel has happily demolished distinctions between old and new chamber music, bluegrass and jazz, fiddle and folk. By...

 

Class Provides training for bereavement volunteers

Community Home Health & Hospice is looking for compassionate volunteers to help with programs in Longview. They are offering a free, 5-hour training class. Tuesday, September 17, and Tuesday, September 24, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the James...

 

Musicians keeping Irish music alive

Have you ever had an experience that you felt was surreal like a dream, but you are awake and conscious? That was my experience this past Saturday. It really started last week when the editor asked...

 

New videos show tsunami impacts in Washington

New videos show tsunami impacts in Washington New videos allow Washington residents to see simulated models of how large tsunami waves are likely to impact their communities. Scientists with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources have...

 

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