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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019 

Recall issues haunt council

By Rick Nelson Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council had a bit of everything: Council members amended their 2019 budget, agreed to hold workshops, covered other business, and ended with a heated discussion about the effort to recall the...

 

Dollar General store not a done deal

To The Eagle: Big thanks to Kristin Lee (Opinion, May 16, 2019) for skillfully outlining details related to the proposed Dollar General store on Hwy 4, including the potential impact on our charming town. She pointed out that it is not a done deal....

 

Citizen proud of other citizens' behavior

To The Eagle: My wife and I attended the liquidation sale at Wally Wright’s Pro Hardware on Thursday morning. To say I was impressed with the citizenry of Cathlamet is an understatement. There was a crowd, as per expectations, but as far as I saw,...

 

Let's collectively say no to Dollar General

To The Eagle: The quickest way to kill a small town, such as our rare gem here in Cathlamet, is to allow some kind of big box store to come in and undercut the prices of everything we have here. The pharmacy and the grocery store would be the first...

 

We got played

To The Eagle: 12/18/17: Bernadette Goodroe leaves the Cathlamet Town Council. 1/16/18: Executive Session (council only)- The regular meeting was recessed at 7:33 p.m. for an executive session to consider the selection of a site or acquisition of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019 

Filing for political office is underway

By Rick Nelson The initial filing period for elected offices on the fall election ballots closed last Friday, with the following results: Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3 (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum counties), Judge...

 

We had some crazy weather on Saturday

UNEXPECTED--We certainly had a crazy weather day last Saturday and it depended on where you were as to just how violent it was. We started out the day with fairly decent weather, then we got some sun breaks and folks were posting some awesome picture...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 23, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 13 – 12:58 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a dislocated hip. 5:31 a.m. The...

 

Gladys Crouse

Gladys W. Crouse, 91, of Ischua, New York, formerly of Cathlamet, died May 19, 2019. She was born August 28, 1927 in Alda, Nebraska to Charles and Pearl (Reid) VanBuskirk. Her family moved to Chehalis where she graduated high school in 1945. On...

 

Death Notice for John Wolford

Former Puget Island resident, John L. Wolford, died May 16, 2019. Survivors include his wife, Rachael Wolford. A funeral service will be held today (Thursday) May 23, 1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 1134 Columbia St., Cathla...

 

Death Notice for Charles Nadgwick

Charles (Chuck) Nadgwich, 76, of Cathlamet, died May 14, 2019. A full obituary will appear next week....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Council names Olson to fill vacancy

The Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting Monday to fill a vacant seat on the council and go over needed amendments to their 2019 budgets. After interviewing two people who applied to fill...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Commissioners, health director discuss homelessness

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of issues at their meeting Tuesday, including how to address the population of homeless persons in the county. Cape Horn resident Trish Shroyer said she had seen news reports about the controversies...

 

Proposed store would be bad for community

To The Eagle: For those of you who aren't aware, Zaremba group LLC has proposed to construct a Dollar General store on Highway 4 at Jacobson Road. First of all it is not a dollar store where everything is a dollar or less like a Dollar Tree. They...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Cathlamet native and historian David Hansen contacted us for a correction on the date of the Elliott House pictured on the front of last week's edition. A plaque on the front of the house states it was built in 1870, but Hansen said that during a...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Eagle Staff Ten candidates had filed for nine offices open for election in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday evening. There are currently 22 offices open for election. Anne Cruser of Kalama, incumbent, filed for Judge Position 2 in the Court of...

 

Commission, WDFW regional director to meet on Monday

Wahkiakum County commissioners will meet with Kessina Lee, regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in an open workshop session on Monday, 2 p.m., in the commission’s meeting room in Cathlamet. The purpose of the...

 

Great White Tail run Saturday on refuge

T'WAS HOT!--As this paper came out last Thursday, we saw our temperature jump to 87 degrees in West Valley and I'm telling you, that was pretty toasty for the early part of May! We weren't the only ones dealing with warmer temperatures and several...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 16, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 6 – 12:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an ailing Rosedale resident to the hospital. 1:06 p.m....

 

Author visits library

Local author Lilly Robbins Brock, presented her and her husband's newest books to librarian Carol Blix at the Cathlamet Public Library at an author visit May 11. Photo by Jean Burn...

 

JBH House tours offered

The historic Julia Butler Hansen House, built in 1867-1868, will be open for tours on Sunday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 35 Butler St., Cathlamet. The JBH House is the oldest house in Wahkiakum County and Cathlamet and was the home of the...

 

Mothers Day Tea

The Cathlamet Woman's Club held a Mother's Day Tea Saturday at St. James Family Center Cathlamet. Right: Local girls model Dress A Girl dresses at the Woman's Club Mother's Day Tea on Saturday. From...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Bee keepers collect hive from Main Street

Photos courtesy of Allen Bennett The rooms in the saloon in downtown Cathlamet have been empty for decades, but that didn't stop a colony of bees from making a home there. Allen Bennett, who is a...

 

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