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Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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Elegant arrival

El Primero, a landmark of US maritime history, is currently docked at Elochoman Marina. A remarkable (originally steam-powered) vessel, El Primero is the first yacht built on the west coast, and is a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Back to the drawing board

Cathlamet Town Council Members on Monday reviewed proposed plans for development of two parks and sent their architects back to the drawing board. First, the council studied concepts for development of Queen Sally Park and decided to seek a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council canceling community center pact

The Cathlamet Town Council voted Monday to cease operations at the Community Center in Cathlamet as soon as possible and form a committee to determine future operation. The center is a town facility operated on a contract with Wahkiakum County. The...

 

PUD budget is in the works

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners talked about the proposed 2022 budget, redistricting, a conservation plan, and more at their meeting on Tuesday. Auditor Erin Wilson went over some changes to the budget, which will be on the agenda...

 

Bring supply chain and manufacturing home

To The Eagle: If you’re angry at the Biden administration about paying more for gasoline or groceries than a year ago, you should redirect your ire elsewhere- at those actually responsible for the highest annual inflation we’ve suffered in more...

 

Writer challenges report's accuracy

To The Eagle: In regards to the article by Karen Bertroch on Nov. 11, Naselle school board meeting: What she wrote about the military man who spoke was totally wrong. What he said was he's been around the world and what is happening now is that our...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council debates historical society funding request

The Cathlamet Town Council had no comments from citizens when it held a public hearing on the proposed 2022 budget Monday, but council members had plenty to say. Council Member Robert Stowe objected to a possible appropriation of $5,000 to the...

 

Board meeting rescheduled

The November meeting of the Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District has been rescheduled and will be held next Monday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held both virtually and in person and can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/97457315566 or by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Commission rejects island sale request

Wahkiakum County commissioners said no to declaring a county owned island surplus property and quickly handled other items of business when they met Tuesday. A private citizen approached county officials, wanting to purchase a 4.5 acre island owned...

 

Jacquelyn Lou (Greenough) Ostervold

Jacquey Ostervold, 86, passed away on the evening of Saturday, November 6th, surrounded by family at her home. She was born in Kellogg, Idaho, on May 15, 1935, to Jackson and Louise Keppner...

 

Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules leads Shockley Robotics League

Submitted by Ron Wright Last Saturday the Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules traveled to Battle Ground to compete with nine other teams from SW Washington in a robotics league round-robin tournament. All 14 team...

 

Middle school announces 1st quarter honor roll

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced their first quarter honor roll for the 2021-2022 school year. Those students earning a 3.26 to 4.0 grade point average made the list. 8th grade: Josiah Garrett, Ruth Goldinov, Kamden Scuito, Parker Leitz,...

 

Covid-19 update:

Two more cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 260, with 11 considered potentially active. So far, this has resulted in 16 reported hospitalizations and five deaths. On Tuesday, there were 13...

 

Bingo at fairgrounds Saturday, 6 p.m.

NOT NICE--As all the flooded fields and roadways, rock slides, fallen trees and outages can attest to, it was not nice out there this past week! As always, flooded fields and roadways weren't too bad in some areas, while other spots were really bad,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope to see everyone this Saturday at Turkey Bingo. Bingo cards are 3 for $10 and play all bingo games. We will have our raffle prize table as well as our big prize. Watch the fair facebook page for more info on this...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Kim Angelis with her two +1 collies. Kim has two collies of her own and is "dog sitting" a third for a friend. What a fine time I had visiting with her and the dogs. There were four...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 18, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 7 — 2:08 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that she was being harassed by her child’s father. 10:59...

 

Veterans Day temporary exhibit on display through December 11

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has debuted a new temporary exhibit honoring Veterans Day in the park Visitor Center exhibit hall. “Men of Many Capabilities” commemorates the 50th anniversary of when the US Army Special...

 

State Tournaments:

Class 1B Volleyball The Naselle Lady Comets placed sixth in the State Class 1B Volleyball Tournament. In the first round, Naselle topped Pomeroy 3-0 by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-12. That pitted them against eventual champion Oakesdale and they...

 

Lady Mules face tough competition at state VB

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team traveled to the State 2B tournament which took place in Yakima last Thursday and Friday. The Lady Mules lost their first two matches in the double elimination tournament and ended their season on Thursday. They...

 

SR 401 slide cleared, highway now open

Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday evening that the slope adjacent to SR 401, also known as Lewis and Clark Trail Highway, between the Astoria-Megler Bridge at and Knappton Road has been stabilized, and the roadway is...

 

High water

Last Thursday's deluge brought high water, flooded roads, fallen trees and falling rock to the lower Columbia area. Above, the Grays River sweeps by Duffy's Irish Pub, and left, a rock slide at Eagle...

 

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