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Holiday cheer

It was time for a little holiday cheer Saturday afternoon in Cathlamet. People gathered at the Elochoman Slough Marina for an artisan market and trunk sale, and then at 5 p.m., law enforcement and...

 

Town awarded grant for school sidewalk

The Wahkiakum Safe School Sidewalks grant application submitted by the Town of Cathlamet--ranked #1 by the grant ranking committee --was approved for funding Dec. 8 by the Southwest Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO) in the full...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 16, 2021

Commissioners okay budgets and levies; voice concern over hunting

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved 2022 budgets, raised tax levies, modified labor contracts and discussed concerns over hunting seasons when they met Tuesday. The board had conducted public hearings on the budget Dec. 6 and concluded the...

 

Port 1 will adjust commissioner districts

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about redistricting, shower issues, and a potential new business at the marina. On the matter of redistricting, Counsel Tim Hanigan explained a proposed plan that would...

 

Voting Rights Act was eviscerated

To The Eagle: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wondered during Dec.1st oral arguments on Mississippi’s anti-abortion legislation, whether the Supreme Court as an institution could survive the “stench” from overturning 50 years of precedent...

 

Don't blame others

To The Eagle: Liberals, you never seem to mention all the un-vaccinated millions coming over the border but I guess only American citizens can spread Covid right? Where did you hear that, from Dr. Fauci? I recognize there are many successful Black...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no new covid-19 cases reported in Wahkiakum County this week. The cumulative total of cases in the county stands at 263, with three considered potentially active. The total number of hospitalizations reported rose to 18, and the number of...

 

High School Sports

NHS Boys Basketball Subject to change December 16 Col. Adventist 18 at Toledo 5:45 20 Yakama Nation 4:00 22 Ilwaco 29 Oakville at Willapa Valley 3:30 30 at Winlock 3:30 January 4 at Willapa Valley 7:05 7 Pe Ell 11 at Three Rivers 13 WA School for...

 

Shop with a Cop

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office hosted another successful Shop With a Cop event over the weekend, perhaps the largest ever, according to Sheriff Mark Howie. "With the help of a Walmart grant...

 

Fairgrounds light show ends December 18

COLD/SNOW--As I begin this column, there are snowflakes falling and I must say, "I am not amused!" Actually KM Mountain at MP 22 is very white indeed so that may catch a few people off-guard, but hopefully everyone is prepared for these wintery...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1...

 

Debate team hosts competition

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 49th Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on December 4 – 6. Ten colleges and universities from around the...

 

State parks will offer First Day Hikes

Washington State Parks invites the public to take a First Day Hike on Jan. 1, 2022. At least 42 state parks have scheduled staff-led hikes, self-guided hikes, dog strolls, cross-country ski trips and more for New Year’s Day. State parks in every pa...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 16, 2021

WSDOT reduces passing zones along SR 4

Motorists frequently traveling SR 4 between Skamokawa and Longview will likely have noticed changes in zones where passing other vehicles is allowed. Eagle reporters contacted Washington Department of Transportation officials to learn about the...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 16, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 6 — 2:38 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 8:42 a.m. A Rosedale...

 

Snow on Beaver Creek

Photo by Dan Westlind: We got our first snow of the winter season up here in the Willapa Alps, also known as Beaver Creek Rd., on Thursday morning. There was about 1/2" accumulation." More snow has...

 

Robert Burdick

Robert "Bob" James Burdick March 6, 1947 - November 20, 2021 Bob Burdick was born in Longview, WA to Donald and Claire (Jackson) Burdick. He grew up in the nearby logging town of Cathlamet, WA. Bob...

 

Mary Cothren

Mary Bernice Cothren, lovingly known as Babe, 77, a lifelong Cathlamet resident, died December 8, 2021 at her home in Cathlamet. Mary was born in Cathlamet on October 3, 1944 to Sigvard and Ruth (Olson) Vog. She graduated from Wahkiakum High School...

 

Juanita Rodahl

Juanita Rodahl, longtime Cathlamet resident, died at her home on December 7, 2021. Juanita was born in Joaquin, Texas to Thomas and Lillian (McBride) Settle on March 27,1933. She graduated from...

 

David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman, 83, of Cathlamet, died December 8, 2021, after a month long stay at a Longview nursing home. He was born January 30, 1938, in Moberly, Missouri to Sylvia and Alfred Zimmerman. Raised...

 

Wahkiakum leads SW WA Regional Robotics League

Submitted by Ron Wright Photos by Jess Vik Last weekend the Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules ran into tougher competition than the first tournament. We finished 2-3-1 for our six matches. Overall in our Region (...

 

Downriver Dispatches

We have nine days till Christmas. We can either use it for more shopping or we can recognize that the days we have left give us time to pause in gratitude for all this Holy Day means. Advent is a...

 

Lady Mules top Tigers 42-34 in overtime

Photos by Ian Brandon The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won two more games this week to bring their overall record to 5-1. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules traveled to Stevenson and won 61-30....

 

Mule boys beat Bulldogs, fall to Pirates, Vikings

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team won one game at home this week and lost two on the road, bringing their overall record to 2-3. On Thursday, the Mules hosted Stevenson and won 66-50. "We got o...

 

Mule wrestlers continue strong start

Submitted by Coach Garrett Radcliffe Multiple Wahkiakum High School Mule wrestlers found themselves on the podium this past weekend at the Warrenton Invitational. Seniors Cayden Mendez and Jerimyah Jo...

 

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