Articles from the December 7, 2023 edition

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Coast Guard rescues five near Rosburg

The Coast Guard rescued five people from flooding conditions Tuesday near Rosburg. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a request at 10:20 a.m. by the Cathlament Fire...

 

Urgency grows as Town seeks new hall

Benefactors are coming forward as the Town of Cathlamet contemplates what to do and where to go after receiving a report about the mold, leaks, and other problems plaguing their current Town Hall. Mayor David Olson said the owner of the Scarborough...

 

Blind curves, single lanes, no shoulder

During public comments at the Wahkiakum County Public Utilities District Board of Directors meeting Tuesday a community member, Tom Gartski, noted the amount of money spent on tree trimming by the utility this past summer to alleviate problems along...

 

Pipe break causes massive water loss

On Nov. 29, in the early morning hours, while most of Cathlamet slept, a Rosedale resident called 911 to say his water pressure was almost gone. A little later, another caller living nearby reported low water pressure. Then, dispatch received a call...

 

A Christmas wish list

To The Eagle: I want to have all homeless people across the country arrested for "urban camping," round them up, and then "relocate them" to "tent cities" where they can be rehabilitated. I want to build "freedom cities" around the country which will...

 

Reproductive freedom is a civil right

To The Eagle: I, too, was entertained by that ‘submarine’ jibe about my fumbled logic, when I attempted to correlate the tragedies of maternal childbirth deaths and abortion. I’ll even accept without argument Mr. Schreiber’s rather expansive...

 

Wahkiakum Public Utilities Receives Clean Audit

Wahkiakum PUD has received a clean, unmarked audit of its accountability audit and of its financial statements from the Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO). A report from the SAO has revealed that the examination of the PUD’s financial...

 

Flood and diking boards accepting new candidates

Candidates interested in joining boards for the Grays River Flood Control District or Diking District 1 can file for positions opening up in the coming year by stopping by the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s office or filling out a form available on...

 

Election workers, facing threats, vow: 'You are not disrupting the democratic process'

Hundreds of election workers in Washington state's second-largest county were busy opening mail-in ballots earlier this month when one of them came across a plain white envelope. As she cut it open,...

 

Holiday glass gift show Friday

SPECIAL DAYS. Celebrating birthdays this week are Dennis Reid, Julie Iverson, Kitty Speranza, Carol McClain, Jai Snow, Tom Bosch, Cristina Moonen, Nora Sorenson, Gary Bergseng, Ryan Prestegard, Justin Watkins, Chris Barnes, Ron Hendrickson, Collin...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 7, 2023

November 27 1:10 a.m. A deputy discovered a woman and juvenile sleeping in a pickup parked at the KM transfer station. The back of the truck was filled with what appeared to be their belongings and garbage. The driver was cited for failure to insure...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Thought for the week: "The smallest stone can make a ripple on the water." As we get closer to Christmas Day, please take time to ponder these words. Your gifts aren't as important as you yourself...

 

School board swears in two new members

The Naselle/Grays River Valley school board added Robert Torppa and Natasha Crater to the board at their most recent meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Even though Torppa won the election, he applied for appointment and could therefore start in November...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9:30-11 a.m. Port District 1, 500 2nd St. Noon Eastside play and learn group, St James family center 1:30-3 p.m. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Johnson Park Community Center...

 

Washington lawmakers look at shielding people from surprise ambulance costs

By Laurel Demkovich People in Washington often face high costs for ambulance rides, despite not having a choice about the service, an October state Office of the Insurance Commissioner report found. State lawmakers and health officials are now...

 

Town receives gift from Castle Rock

"The Mayor and Council of Cathlamet are very grateful to Mayor Paul Helenberg and the citizens of Castle Rock for the gracious gift of an oil painting by Longview artist Jim Eichelberg depicting...

 

"I'm really trying to put my whole heart into it"

Wahkiakum alum Ross Lofstrom is proving to be agile in big shoes. This year he stepped into a role relinquished by a giant of a science teacher in Jeff Rooklidge, who retired after 37 years at Wahkiakum High School. Now he’s filling the size 11...

 

Transportation program wins funding

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Government (CWCOG) has been awarded funding for four years to continue operating a program to improve transportation accessibility in Wahkiakum, Pacific, and other neighboring counties. The grant funding will support...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    December 7, 2023

County Commissioner's Report

Wahkiakum County commissioners met Tuesday to approve some routine expenditures, but the majority of the meeting was focused on public comment. Town Council member Jeanne Hendrickson came to the meeting to tell the commissioners that she has found a...

 

An easy win and a tough loss kick off boys' season

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team split non-conference games this week, with a win against Castle Rock followed by a tough loss to Ilwaco. Wahkiakum got off to a quick start in their game...

 

Mules off to a strong start

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team got off to a good start last Thursday with a 55-5 win against Three River Christian in front of a home crowd. Amirah Abdul-Kariem and Amy Horman led the team...

 

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