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Two candidates seek town council seat--Bill Wainwright

Bill Wainwright is one of two candidates vying for the Town of Cathlamet Councilman #2 position. Here is what he had to say: "I've been here for 10 years, retired here full time three years ago. I...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 17, 2019

Town, county meet often this week for business, budget workshops

Officials from the Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County are meeting today (Monday) and tomorrow to act on varied business and work on budgets for 2020. Following are the agendas, first for the town and second for the county. BUDGET WORKSHOPS FOR...

 

Two candidates seek town council seat--Janis Dodrill

Janis Dodrill is one of two candidates vying for the Town of Cathlamet Councilman #2 position. This is what she had to say: "I love this town. I grew up here," Dodrill said. "I came back to Cathlamet...

 

Port 1 considering proposals for Johnson House, barge dismantle

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners discussed the 2020 budget and rates and a variety of other issues at their meeting last Thursday. According to Port Manager Jackie Lea, more interest had been expressed in dismantling barges at the...

 

Two showings feature local artists

Next Friday, two local artists will be showcased in a featured artists' opening at Tsuga Gallery while across the street, the Hotel Cathlamet will host an art show featuring work by an artist with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 17, 2019

Volunteer workers recognized, lauded

Volunteers who grew and distributed vegetables around Wahkiakum County were recognized and praised at Tuesday's meeting of the board of county commissioners. The volunteers worked in the community garden in Cathlamet and the Outdoor Café summer...

 

Zimmerman wins writing awards

Wahkiakum County Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman won three writing awards in the 2019 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. In the category General Feature Story, Long, she placed second for a story about a leatherwork...

 

Working dogs are protectors of livestock

To The Eagle On Sept. 25, I was sitting in my barn office at around 10 p.m. I heard a deep growl directly under my window. I looked and there stood a coyote. The coyote saw me as a threat and gave me a warning. According to The Eagle’s sheriff...

 

Couple supports Richter for judge

To The Eagle: We are writing in support of retaining Don Richter as Superior Court Judge for Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. Five years ago, we met Don and his family shortly after he moved to Pacific County to take the deputy prosecutor position....

 

Cathlamet leads the US in parks per capita

To The Eagle: I googled, “What US city has the most city parks per capita?” Albion, Michigan, Population 8,700, has 17 public parks. This is approximately one park per 500 residents. This is thought to be the highest number of parks per capita of...

 

Writer digs into facts and valid opinions

To The Eagle: So. Facts and opinions actually are different things. Who knew! They are, however, not mutually exclusive. Dictionaries define a fact to be a thing that is undisputably the case, such as information used as evidence or as part of a...

 

Tidy Up the Town event set for Oct. 26

To The Eagle: On October 22, 2016, The Pioneer Community Association sponsored the first “Tidy Up the Town” in recognition of National Make A Difference Day. The event was so successful that we hosted a second “Tidy Up the Town” event in...

 

Corrections/Clarification

Last week's headline above Suzanne Holmes's letter to the editor about the community cleanup day had the wrong date; the correct date is October 26. Also, tonight's appearance of the candidates for Cathlamet Town Council will be a forum, not a...

 

Wahkiakum County youth celebrate National 4-H Week

Across the country, National 4-H Week was celebrated October 6-12, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country celebrated everything 4-H. Wahkiakum County 4-H observed National 4-H Week this year by showcasing...

 

New pastor takes over at Assembly of God

Cathlamet River of Life Assembly of God Church has a new pastor. Reverend Ken Cummings is the new lead pastor at River of Life. He has been in ministry for almost 25 years and he and his wife, Sharlon have five children and four grandchildren....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On October 29, Wahkiakum Outdoors will offer another very interesting presentation at 6:30 p.m., at the Hope Center (3rd and Maple Streets) regarding Honeybees and Beekeeping. The presenter is Bill Holmes, President of Cowlitz Beekeepers Association....

 

LCC Speech & Debate opens conference competition

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College. This was the...

 

Local PTO in need

The J.A. Wendt Parent Teacher Organization is looking for volunteers and is in need of donations. The PTO will offer several opportunities for students this year including a science planetarium, free book distribution, popcorn Fridays, spirit wear,...

 

ASOC fundraising event scheduled

The Astor Street Opry Company will hold their 6th Annual fundraising event Saturday, November 9, starting at 6 p.m., at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 W. Bond Street in Uniontown, Astoria, featuring a silent and live auction, a special Reader's Threatre...

 

Halloween festival coming up

The annual Neewollah Days festivities are coming up on October 31, 4 p.m., at the Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet. Everyone dressed up for Neewollah Days will get a raffle ticket when signing up. Drawing for prizes will be at 4 p.m. At 4:45 p.m.,...

 

Prime rib dinner at Johnson Park Saturday

MID-MONTH--We had some chilly weather at the end of last week but had some sunshine, so that was nice. Saturday was decent until some rain in the evening hours, but that didn't last long, so Sunday may have been cloudy but it was decent. We may be...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Invasive Species My late father was an outdoorsman typical of many who live in the Pacific Northwest. He loved to hunt and fish or just go hiking in the woods. As a child he made me very aware of the...

 

Medicare open enrollment for 2020 started Oct. 15

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period has arrived for the more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, people on Medicare can: · Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan or vice versa. · Join,...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 17, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 7 – 7:01 a.m. A caller reported that an eastbound log truck was all over the road, crossing the center...

 

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