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Fall weather

A sign of fall? A heavy rain shower dumped on Cathlamet Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, regional timber companies announced that recent rainfall made it possible for them to re-open their timberlands....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

County board votes to provide local match for broadband study grant

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday voted to apply for an application for a grant to study the feasibility of creating a broadband network in the county. Government entities have had a committee studying creation of a broadband network, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

Elochoman road closure may be lifted in October

Wahkiakum County commissioners plan to re-open the Elochoman Valley Road, probably in early October. Commissioners were ready Tuesday to open the road--closed last winter near milepost 7 because of potential landslide, but a request from Hancock...

 

Retired sheriff challenges incumbent commissioner--Blair Brady

Incumbent Blair Brady is running for a fourth term as a Wahkiakum County commissioner, and part of his work has been to fight not only for this county, but for all the counties in the state. "I'd...

 

Retired sheriff challenges incumbent commissioner--Gene Strong

According to former Wahkiakum County Sheriff Gene Strong, four years ago he became a write-in candidate for county commissioner in a race against incumbent Blair Brady, somewhat unintentionally. This...

 

Former assessor reflects on the job

To The Eagle: In 1978, I had the pleasure of going to work in the Wahkiakum County Assessor’s Office. Iris Hedlund had been named the assessor, and she brought on Kathy Peek as her appraiser and myself as clerk. I served as clerk from 1978/1986. In...

 

Enjoy America's prosperity

To The Eagle: This is it, after two years of non-stop vilification, slander, and legal harrassment from the establishment, all they have is this: One, the president says mean things. Two, he doesn't act like the scripted presidents of the recent...

 

Vote to retain Howie

To The Eagle: Mark Howie has shown in several ways that he has the ability, desire and leadership skills to continue as our Sheriff of Wahkiakum County. Mark is a role model for what public service is all about. He has integrity, diligence, is...

 

Another endorsement for Mark Howie

To The Eagle: I would like to start by publicly endorsing Sheriff Mark Howie. Mark has been a dear friend of mine for the past 10 years. Throughout that period, he witnessed my family and I go through the best and worst of times. Words cannot truly...

 

We've been had by a professional

To The Eagle: Sarcastic declarations of diminished intellectual capacity aside, I am baffled by my fiscally astute neighbor, Howard Brawn's, disingenuous assertion that he "has no clue as to who is getting fleeced" by the Trump misadministration....

 

McClain lacks qualifications

To The Eagle: Last week’s letter about the experience levels of all the other assessors in surrounding counties is very interesting. Why should Wahkiakum County be the only county in SW Washington with an assessor who has no certifications and no...

 

Candidate offers further explanation

To The Eagle: While my opponent is not confused by party endorsements he is certainly confused by the meaning of the words “Attention To Detail.” Partially reading a regulation and then cherry picking only those parts that support your view is...

 

Retain Sheriff Howie

To The Eagle: I met Sheriff Mark Howie when the then-Sheriff John Dearmore brought him onto the sheriff’s office while trying to restore our sorely depleted sheriff’s office. When we were down to four deputies and down a corrections officer, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 13, 2018

Commission OK's funds for office access security

Wahkiakum County offices may soon have significant security upgrades. On Tuesday, county commissioners authorized sheriff's office personnel to proceed with purchase and installation of electronic door locks for offices in the courthouse and...

 

Companies restore timberland access

After a rainy weekend, the collaboration of several private landowners has opened previously closed forest land to public access. Dave Boyd, Columbia River Region manager for Hancock Forest Management, on Monday said the ownerships include Campbell...

 

Folk, jazz and blues at Skamokawa Grange Friday

DAMPNESS--We began this past weekend with just a slight bit of wetness falling, and while it wasn't much, it was most welcome. We managed to dry out again on Sunday but then we got some more rain drops on Monday, which really soaked things pretty goo...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen...

 

One doesn't need all the rain at once...

I have been told a few times to be careful what you wish for, but I have really been wishing and hoping for rain as my well was nearly dry. Well, I got my wish and now we are flooded in, but I have water in my well. We didn’t really expect 7+...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 13, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 4 — 5:34 a.m. A dead elk was in the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 9:13 a.m. A license p...

 

Naselle teachers and district board of directors reach salary agreement

On September 10 the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met during a special Board meeting and approved (4-0) a proposed two-year (2018-19 & 2019-20) salary agreement with the teachers. The new contract establishes an 11.2...

 

Cemetery tour set for Sept. 22

Bunker Hill Cemetery Association, Stella Historical Society and the Cowlitz County Historical Museum invite the public to experience history as it comes to life in a unique and fascinating way. Bunker Hill Cemetery graves date back to the 1870s. The...

 

Meeting McCain

Wahkiakum Superintendent Brent Freeman met Senator John McCain while serving as a Naval Attache in Vietnam. McCain, who can be seen here with Freeman and Freeman's daughter, Kiana, died August 25....

 

Lift Up Life Art Show in Cathlamet Library

In honor of Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) is hosting art exhibits in Clark, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties. The theme of this show is Slivers of Hope....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center News Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. and...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce September *** Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 Tbd Open Mic Music Night, Skamokawa Grange #425 ~ Jerry Ledtke ~ 360.795.3434 15 Truck & Trac...

 

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