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Ah! The snow!

A winter storm dumped six inches or more on the region over the weekend, creating a "winter wonderland" on Puget Island, above. Right: Wahkiakum PUD crews responded to repair many lines knocked down...

 

School district suing state for failing local students

In October, the Wahkiakum School District hired attorney Thomas Ahearne of Foster Garvey, the lead litigator in the McCleary case, in which the state was sued for failing to fund basic education sufficiently. On Tuesday, the school district filed a...

 

Crews kept busy keeping up with weekend's snow

While the Washington State Department of Transportation clears SR 4 and other state roads, and the Town of Cathlamet is responsible for city streets, the Wahkiakum County Road Department has been preparing and clearing county roads since the snow...

 

Crews remove leaking barge

On Nov. 4, the US Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology were notified of localized oiled vegetation on the Deep River. After an initial investigation, it was determined that the oil...

 

Masks don't provide protection for us

To The Eagle: Sometimes some things bear repeating. Masks. To understand why masks do not work, let’s first talk about breathing. It’s “the process of moving air out and in the lungs to facilitate gas exchange with the internal environment, mos...

 

Retiring mayor notes accomplishments

To The Eagle: Eight years ago, two highly respected citizens approached me with concerns about what was going on at the town, and they asked if I would consider getting involved. I decided to run, and in 2014 I was elected mayor. They were justified...

 

The assassins are not lurking at the gate

To The Eagle: As a recent writer adroitly pointed out, you’re not likely to read about American Communist activities in the local paper. They’re simply not exciting enough. You’d have to subscribe to the People’s World newspaper which...

 

Family grateful for local PUD crew

To The Eagle: We wanted to shed some light on the local PUD in our county for the work they did yesterday reconnecting our power after going nearly 12 hours without. I don’t know their names or who was in charge, but they were professional and...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County this week. The cumulative number of cases remains at 264, with one case considered potentially active. So far, there have been 18 reported hospitalizations, and five deaths attributed...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 30, 2021

Commissioners of Port 2 may alter boundaries

Commissioners of Port District 2 may alter their commissioner district boundaries when they meet in January. Local governmental entities have been considering changing their boundaries based on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 30, 2021

Commissioners update H&Hs advisory board, OK TOC law agreement

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday wrapped up their 2021 year by updating some contracts for the Health & Human Services Department, signing an interlocal agreement with the Town of Cathlamet for law enforcement services and amending the...

 

Shoeboxes were a big hit; Happy New Year!

WHITE CHRISTMAS--For all those folks who were wishing for a white Christmas, it certainly looked like you got your wish! I had hoped we'd just get a couple of inches but Sunday's snowfall was quite...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open...

 

WDFW offers special hunt drawing for early hunter reporting

Hunters who report their 2021 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Monday, Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2022, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Jean Kandoll Johnson: For my classmates and school friends who knew Jean Kandoll Johnson. Jean Helen (Kandoll) Johnson died in Astoria on December 13, 2021. She was born February 13, 1944 in...

 

Cooler upgrade brightens market

Photos and story by Karen Bertroch Okie's Market in Naselle recently replaced their old refrigeration and freezer cases with large, new ones. The old cases were often out of order and the ice cream...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

On Dec. 21, the Naselle Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors meeting began at exactly 6:30 p.m. with a pledge of allegiance. Three community members and one Eagle correspondent attended. All the board members were present along with...

 

WDFW approves seven day dig

Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Dec. 30 through Jan 5. Shellfish managers confirmed the following digs during evening low tides will...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 30, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 19 — 6:34 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had internal bleeding. 4:42 p.m....

 

Fishermen beat Comets to stay undefeated

Photos for the Eagle by Robert Hilson Right: lwaco's Beckett Turner battles Comet Kolten Lindstrom for the rebound in the first quarter of a rare Pacific County match-up between Ilwaco and Naselle on...

 

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