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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 6, 2018 

Woman's Club names Joyce Orr as citizen of the year

Joyce Orr may try to fly under the radar as a busy volunteer, but her warm, generous, and fun loving heart will always give her away. The Cathlamet Woman's Club took notice of all her good work...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018 

County commission holds hearing on 2019 budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners held a public hearing on proposed 2019 budgets Monday and addressed other business at their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners will take final action on the budgets later this month. Revenue for 2019 will...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 6, 2018 

Naturalist writer RM Pyle branches into fiction

Grays River writer Robert Michael Pyle's latest book tour is winding down, but lucky Wahkiakum residents can hear him read from his first work of fiction at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa on Saturday,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 6, 2018 

PUD conservation dollars go to work

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got an update on how conservation dollars were being used, learned about water pressure issues on Puget Island and approved a resolution that authorized a mutual aid agreement for a water system...

 

For council, elections are the best way out

To The Eagle, Bill Wainwright’s letter, published last week, was intriguing. If, as he claims, three members of the town council coordinated to meet separately with a consultant they subsequently hired, it would appear to constitute a serial...

 

Stars program needs your help

To The Eagle: In the time that my family lived in Cathlamet over the past seven years, we were blessed in some of those years to have received holiday help from the Stars program. Thanks to the generosity of kind local donors in those years, my...

 

Thoughts on anti-gun control law

To The Eagle: I saw the letter to the editor about making an anti-gun control law here in Wahkiakum County and was overjoyed at the idea. The state made this law, fully aware it goes against the intent of the constitution. I dislike where this law...

 

We need to band together to fix this

To The Eagle: Thanks Kent Martin for writing so eloquently on the effects of urban/suburban rule-making for rural parts of the state. I first heard you present that perspective about a year ago and it set me thinking that this issue is not limited...

 

Auditor gives thanks

To The Eagle: Thank you. Thank you Wahkiakum County for electing me as your Auditor. Thank you for putting your trust in me for the next four years. Soon, the General Election will be over. The ballots are counted and the decisions have been made. I...

 

Last Flea Market of year to be held this Saturday

NIPPY BEGINNING--We went from the 40s and 50s right down into the nippy upper 20s at the beginning of this week in West Valley, with the likelihood of it dropping down into the lower 20s by the time you read this, so I do hope you had those pipes...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 

Downriver Dispatches

For those of you readers who may be new to the area, there is a place to dump your trash if you do not have collection service. The Km Transfer Station is located at 2750 SR-4. Grays River Grange #124: The Grange consists of all volunteers and those...

 

John C. Thomas Middle School has released the honor roll for fall quarter

John C. Thomas Middle School lists the following students for the fall quarter honor roll: Sixth Grade (3.2 - 3.99) Tamara Klienhans; Greydon Luce; Zaya Ray; Nicholas St. Onge; Kennedy Pentilla; Mason Waldeck; Helen Lewis; Maddi Thoreson; Russell...

 

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 6

Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Dec. 6. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed...

 

Christmas concert set for December 14

River of Life Assembly of God will host a Christmas Concert featuring American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Phil Stacey's first appearance on the sixth season of American Idol was a memorable one, as it was revealed that...

 

Class provides training for bereavement volunteers

Community Home Health & Hospice is looking for compassionate volunteers to help with programs in Longview. They are offering a free, 5-hour training class, Thursday, January 3 from 6-8:30 p.m., and Monday, January 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the James...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 6, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 26 — 7:28 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had fallen. 12:26 p.m. A parent...

 

Coral Linquist

Coral Eva Linquist 1920-2018 Longtime beloved Cathlamet resident Coral Eva Linquist, 97, passed away November 26, 2018 at The Villager Inn Retirement Center. She was born December 25, 1920 to Avery...

 

Richard Carlsen

Richard (Rick) Carlsen died on September 21, 2018 at his home in Sunnyvale, California, aged 82. Rick was born in 1936 to John Carlsen and Helen Weber Carlsen. He grew up on the floathouse in West Birnie Slough on Puget Island. He went to the grade...

 

Norse Hall Christmas Party

We won! Karen Healy, right, was giving away crayons and coloring books to winners of a drawing at the annual Norse Hall Christmas Party. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 

Wahkiakum Lighted Christmas Parade to be held December 15

Head to the Elochoman Marina Saturday December 15 at 6 p.m., for the first annual Wahkiakum Lighted Christmas Parade. Rain or shine this will be a fun event, watching the Christmas lights in motion. Anything you can put lights on can be entered in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018 

Council takes steps on 2019 budgets

The Cathlamet Town Council took first steps toward adopTing 2019 budgets at a special meeting Monday afternoon. Budget preparation has been delayed by illness ot Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally. Recently hired interim Clerk/Treasurer Sylvia Costich...

 

Shop with a Cop

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office, along with volunteers and a couple visitors from outside agencies, met with 23 kids and their parents on Saturday morning for the annual Shop with a Cop event....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018 

Planners accept Port 2 20-year disposal permit

The Wahkiakum County Planning Commission last Thursday accepted a recommendation for approval of a shoreline substantial development permit for Port District 2. The permit would cover a 20-year program for deposition of dredge spoils at Skamokawa...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce December 8 Christmas Decorating Crafts For Kids 1-3pm Grays River Valley Center ~ 360.465.2310 8 Flea Market 9 a.m. Skamokawa Fairgrounds ~ Patty Dursteler ~ 360-795-3480 8 Santa Lucia Celebration & Pictures With...

 

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