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Project completed

Above: Risk Road is open. Aaron West, a local subcontractor on the Columbia Land Trust project, removed the barriers from Risk Road after a project started in May was finally completed on Monday....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2022

Updated: DNR: County could receive $1.8 million

As Wahkiakum County officials head into development of 2023 budgets, they received Tuesday a fairly good report of probable revenue from harvest of timber off state managed trust timberland. The trust timber revenue supports most courthouse...

 

Career exploration funds obtained for local school districts

Thanks to the efforts of Carrie Backman, the director for the Wahkiakum Washington State University Extension Office and volunteer Ron Wright, students at Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River Valley School Districts will receive the benefits of a...

 

Get ready to tidy up the town

Saturday, October 22, promises to be a busy day in Cathlamet with an Autism Walk in the morning, and a Halloween Carnival at St. James Family Center in the afternoon, but with all that fun, chores must get done as well. Instead of staying home to...

 

Updated: "David"

To The Eagle: This story applies to any group of people who live as a family unit, where there is an aggressor and one or more victims of abuse. David kept his eyes on his cereal bowl, avoiding eye-contact with his mother, who was sitting across from...

 

Kent is totally against women and their needs

To The Eagle: Like most of you I just received the voters' pamphlet. While reading through the folks running for congress I was stunned by the entry of Mr. Kent. Like him I'm an Eagle scout and a veteran. There the similarity ends. At 79 I'm several...

 

Residents urged to show support

To The Eagle: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Charlotte House, a program of St James Family Center, invites all of Wahkiakum County to show support to victims and survivors of domestic violence! Many victims and survivors of domesti...

 

Dan Bigelow, the best choice

To The Eagle: If you were a victim of assault, fraud or any number of serious crimes, who would be the best choice to represent you in a court of law? Wouldn't it be someone with the qualifications, skills and experience to successfully prosecute...

 

Praise given to local teacher

To The Eagle: I want to send out a big congratulations to Jeff Rooklidge. I have watched and admired his Environmental Science classes for years, marveling at his commitment to teaching high school students about the world they live in, the fish they...

 

Your vote is important

To The Eagle: With your midterm ballots coming soon, please think about how important this election is for preserving our democracy. Historically Wahkiakum County led Washington State in voting with the highest turnouts, unfortunately we have...

 

Let's reelect Dan Bigelow

To The Eagle: Dan Bigelow has done a fine job as our Prosecuting Attorney. I doubt very much that anyone could perform this job at a higher level. He has far more experience than his opponent, and has been performing public service for our county...

 

It's obvious that your best choice is Dan Bigelow

To The Eagle: I've had the privilege to work alongside Dan Bigelow as Assistant Victim/Witness Coordinator in his office for many years during my 10 year residency in Wahkiakum County before I moved to Indiana to be with family. Dan is truly...

 

Local photographers take stage at Redmen

A new exhibit, Rivertown, Through a Lens, highlighting photos taken by Wahkiakum County residents will open at Redmen Hall on Saturday. The interpretive center contacted Puget Island resident Rene Westbrook a couple months ago and asked the administr...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County grew by one last week to 609 according to the Washington Department of Health. They also report one more hospitalization, bringing the total to 44, and nine deaths attributed to the virus....

 

Work begins on Butler lot

Surveyors were at work on Tuesday at the Butler Street Lot. The lot will be a combination of parking and visitor information and include an electric vehicle charging station. Photo by Diana...

 

Skamokawa Grange sale set for Oct. 22-23

NICE--As this week begins, our cool and foggy mornings have been followed by some wonderful sunny days. While we's like to see this continue, we all know these days may soon end so I hope we're all prepared for the inclement weather that is bound to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 13, 2022

Port 2 considering budget

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 will consider their 2023 budget when they meet next Tuesday, 5 p.m., in Skamokawa. The 2023 draft budget totals $1.05 million with $411,938 estimated operating revenue, $155,800 in interest and investment income,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Good morning! Last year my garage flooded twice, so this year I searched for help to control the high volume of water coming down the hill behind my garage. My neighbor, Bob Torppa, is known as a top...

 

Killin' time in Cathlamet

Last Saturday, I headed to Cathlamet to take Ben dog to the new groomer, Jenna Lefever, who has set up a lovely spa for dogs with new equipment accommodating big dogs. Ben is around one hundred...

 

VFW asks for submissions

Submitted by Mike Allen It is that time of year again when our local veterans group presents an award to an outstanding law enforcement officer in Pacific or Wahkiakum County. As you may know the award is in honor of Washington State Patrol Trooper...

 

Lions Club student of the month

Malia Ana Silva is the Wahkiakum Lions September Student of The Month. She is pictured here with her parents Kellie Mendez and Kaliani Silva as she receives a certificate of Achievement and a check...

 

Online presentation set for October 22

Writing The Picture Book with Mindy Hardwick will be held Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Via Zoom. Picture Books are the most beloved story form of children's writing. But how easy is...

 

Wahkiakum Autism Walk draws near

Time is running out to pre-register for this year’s 2nd Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk. Kicking off next Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m., at the Wahkiakum High School track, don’t miss your chance to help raise awareness and get your hands on...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, October 18. John McKay, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will be at Johnson Park from 9 a.m. – noon and in Cathlamet from 1:30 – 4:30...

 

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