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WHS science students work with partners

Wahkiakum High School science teacher Jeff Rooklidge and a group of his students visited the 7th Annual Coastal Marine Resource Committee Summit, which was being held in Cathlamet last week....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Election update: Jacobson overtakes Waller in race for mayor

The election for mayor of Cathlamet took a turn in the second round of tallying votes last Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson claimed a narrow lead in the election, 69-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller. When votes were first counted...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Commissioners okay sheriff's budget request

Wahkiakum County commissioners wrapped up preliminary budget work Monday by agreeing to raises in wages for sheriff's department personnel. Commissioners Blair Brady, Dan Cothren and Mike Backman had recessed their meetings with department heads to...

 

In the water

Port 1 dredging officially began on Monday. The crew will initially work 8-12 hours a day to improve water depths in the Elochoman Slough channel next to the marina until the end of December. In...

 

Making communities safer from disasters

This is the fourth part of my disaster preparedness series, and this week I am going to discuss how you can "GET INVOLVED." In the face of emergencies and disaster, Americans come together with courage, compassion and unity and ask, "How can I...

 

Let us join together

To The Eagle: One year ago this week thirty states of our union of states elected our president, Donald Trump. Let us, all of us, join together and celebrate this momentous occurrence. The change he is bringing will be beneficial and lasting to our...

 

PUD considering acquisition of water system in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners gave the general manager approval to investigate the possibility of acquiring a water system in Skamokawa, and listened to reports, including one from a Bonneville Power Administration representative, on...

 

Marijuana store opens near Cathlamet

The Freedom Market, a recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary, opened its doors in Cathlamet on October 1. The shop already has locations in Longview, Kelso, and Ilwaco, and owners jumped at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 9, 2017

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed a variety of business at their meeting on Tuesday. --Commissioners accepted the resignation of Sharon Lilja from the county planning commission. There are three vacancies on the board, one from each county...

 

Ecology taking comment on Cathlamet plan

The Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the Town of Cathlamet’s proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program, which applies to about 3 miles of Columbia River waterfront along the Elochoman Slough and Cathlamet Channel. The...

 

Ribbon cutting at Cathlamet bank

First Interstate Bank in Cathlamet celebrated its grand opening with a party and a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Diana Zimmerman...

 

Saturday is Veterans Day and Fair Flea Market

CHILLY OUT--Last week ended quite wet and a bit chilly, and for some areas to the north of us, as well as in the mountains, the "white stuff" was falling! Classmate, Greg Lloyd, said it was snowing pretty good up there in Everett and others said it...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the Halloween Carnival a success and to everyone who made cakes. It was a great time had by everyone. The costume contest winners were as follows: Age 0-4 Ashleigh Montgomery, Age 5-9 Samual Nolan and Age...

 

Holiday happenings start this weekend

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, middle school girls basketball at Raymond at 5:45 p.m.; Tuesday, middle school girls basketball in Naselle with North Beach at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets! There will be a Ve...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 9, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 31 — 8:37 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer on SR 4 on the east side of KM. 11:47 a.m. A caller...

 

In Their Footsteps: A Town Called Seaside

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. A Town Called Seaside will be shared by Gloria Stiger Linkey on Sunday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. Gloria Linkey will share...

 

Tacoma Opera to perform in Astoria

The Tacoma Opera will perform selections from the Georges Bizet masterpiece, Carmen on November 17, 7 p.m., at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $25 general admission. Tacoma Opera was founded in 1968 as the Tacoma Opera...

 

Thomas Middle School hosts chess tournament

On Saturday, November 4th, the chess tournament held at the John Thomas Middle School was titled the First Cathlamet Open. I was recently informed by Rick Nelson, the publisher of The Wahkiakum...

 

4-H Robotics Club competed in Vancouver

The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics club FIRST Technical Challenge robotics team competed this past week end in Vancouver against Clark County teams. After the parts finished whirring we stand in third place in our League, only two points behind the leader....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center! This Friday’s movie will be an animation for both youths and adults called “My Life As A Zucchini.” After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins...

 

Northwest Voices event to feature author Michael Schmeltzer

Lower Columbia College has announced that Michael Schmeltzer will be featured at the November 29 Northwest Voices event in Longview. First, the author will conduct a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Main 145 on the Lower Columbia College...

 

Alex Allenback

Alex James “Jim” Allenback, 82, of Cathlamet, died October 19, 2017 at the Longview Hospice. Jim was born December 12, 1934 in Montpelier, Idaho to Alex W. and Flora (Jakeman) Allenback. He is survived by his wife Gladys at home, a daughter...

 

Charles W. Olsen

Charles “Wayne” Olsen, 68, lifelong Cathlamet resident, died November 2, 2017 at SWWA Medical Center in Vancouver. He was born January 18, 1949 in Longview to Mervin and Myrtle (Bennett) Olsen. After graduating from Wahkiakum High School in 1967,...

 

Entertainment News

River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, November 11, Downhill Billies (Alex & Jon Arness) and Ian Brandon, 5-8 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet, call 360-366-4662....

 

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