Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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Chimney fires focus of fighter drill

Last Thursday, volunteer firefighters from departments across the county attended a drill at the Puget Island Fire Department to learn how to respond to chimney fires. At one station, participants...

 

Digital navigators wonder what's next

Story & photos by Brandon J. Simmons In September of 2022, Steve Carson received the welcome news that his company, Computer Link NW, located on Third Street in Cathlamet, would receive nearly...

 

Numerous utilities projects planned for 2024

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners spent most of the morning going over the proposed budget for 2024 before attending to reports and adoption of a resolution regarding the district’s policy for capital assets. Revenue for the proposed...

 

We've been down this road before

To The Eagle: Last week’s letters “Stop the blame game” and “Place credit where it’s due,” were supported by facts gleaned from the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Neil Cavuto on Fox, the bipartisan immigration bill passed by the...

 

Burn ban lifted

County officials will allow outdoor burning per Wahkiakum County Outdoor Burning Ordinance. A burn ban had been in effect since July 4. The ban was lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday. Officials from Wahkiakum County will allow outdoor burning in...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    October 5, 2023

Volunteers grow over a ton of food in community gardens

County commissioners met Tuesday with Dan Cothren presiding and Lee Tischer and Gene Strong attending online. Several expenditures were approved along with declaring October as domestic violence awareness month. Caroline Backman gave an extensive...

 

Women's group hosts forum

The Cathlamet chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Wahkiakum School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 11, at the Pioneer Center. A non-partisan organization, GFWC encourages citizens to be well informed before...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department,...

 

Italian student finds new rhythm at Wahkiakum High School

Maddalena Fontana, 17, who came to Cathlamet all the way from one of the biggest and oldest cities in the world, is one of four exchange students studying at Wahkiakum High School this year. Fontana...

 

Donna Burns

Longtime Cathlamet resident, Donna Louise Burns, 88, died September 25, 2023 at her home. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on March 23, 1935. Her family came to the Elochoman Valley when she was a child. She married LeRoy Burns in 1960 and they...

 

Wahkiakum High School Class of 1958 reunites

The 65th Wahkiakum High School reunion was held on September 14, with a lunch at The Duck Inn, Skamokawa. Out of 18 classmates still living, 10 were able to attend. There were 36 graduates in the...

 

Highway to reopen ahead of schedule

WHAT A STORM — Last week was exciting, and not in a good way. That wind that ripped through really did a number on dozens of trees, destroyed carports, and caused multiple power outages. West Valley wound up with a six-hour outage. Thankfully it...

 

Downriver Dispatches

From Nick Nikkila on Facebook: "Far and Wide" has now compiled a list of "America's Coolest Small Towns by State." 'For the state of Washington, it must have been a difficult decision with Deep River...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 5, 2023

September 25 — 6:01 a.m. A tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 4 near Flandersville. 6:57 a.m. A caller reported that a lock on a box truck was broken and that a homeless person was seen on the Rosedale property the day before. 8:03 a.m. A...

 

Hotel demands solution to water pressure problem

By Diana Zimmerman Cathlamet town council members began talking about the 2024 budget at their meeting on Monday and heard concerns from the public. Some of the items on their wish lists for the next year’s budget include signage, a handrail along...

 

Mules trounce Toutle Lake in first win of season

The Wahkiakum Mules football team got their first win of the season in front of a home crowd on Friday, beating Toutle Lake 63-26. "The guys played really well," Coach Ryan Lorenzo said. "We still...

 

Extracurricular robotics program canna take no more

An after school program for local youth has become so popular that Wahkiakum County 4-H is looking for more volunteers. The club, Robo Rascals, is for kids who have an interest in robotics and...

 

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