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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 11, 2018 

Candidates for sheriff, assessor face off at forum

The Grays River Grange hosted a candidate forum moderated by Grangemaster Krist Novoselic. Candidates from state races to local races were invited to speak and answer questions. The Eagle will focus...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018 

Body found in river was that of Island resident

The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Medical Examiner Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that fingerprints confirmed the identity. Abeyta lived...

 

Nicci Bergseng for county auditor

To The Eagle: Nicci Bergseng has done a commendable job as our county auditor, overseeing a multi-million dollar budget for Wahkiakum County. Nicci assists the county commissioners and department heads in balancing the budget and reporting...

 

Experience needed in assessor's office

To The Eagle: I have lived in Wahkiakum County for 50 years. I worked in the assessor’s office for almost 10 years appraising timber and real property. I am now a board member on the Board of Equalization and have been for 10 years. The Board of...

 

Knowledge is power

To The Eagle: It’s not surprising that Bill Coons is conducting a negative campaign when it was he who insisted it should be clean. It’s not out of character for him to take another person’s comments out of context to design an attack ad. And...

 

You can make a difference

To The Eagle: It's time to Tidy the Town again! The Pioneer Center Association will be holding the biannual event Saturday, October 27, and are hoping to have a good turnout of people looking to improve the town's appearance. Meet at the Community...

 

Couple gives support to Matt Kuhl

To The Eagle: After speaking with Matt Kuhl and asking many questions of him, we feel that Matt is fully qualified to fill the position as Wahkiakum County Auditor. His education, accounting degree, experience as well as his ability to listen to and...

 

Kuhl is most qualified auditor candidate

To The Eagle: We are voting for Matt Kuhl because he is truly the wise choice to fill the position of Wahkiakum County Auditor. Matt grew up in Cathlamet and graduated from Wahkiakum High School. Matt served in the military after high school and was...

 

Retain Mark Howie for sheriff

To The Eagle: Mark Howie has proven he is the only candidate for the job. When I first met Mark and his wife Debb, they were both so excited about being a part of our community, and to this day he is still volunteering, attending and promoting...

 

Another bear sighting in Skamokawa area

LAST WEEK--At the end of last week, it sure poured, as by bedtime on Friday night, we were just shy of an inch and a half of rain that day, so it was a real soaker. Luckily, even though the skies were black in the morning, the rain let up for...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple,...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 11, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 1 — 8:56 a.m. A cow appeared to be injured in a Skamokawa field. The owner was notified. 9:03 a.m. Visi...

 

Kristen Stebbins offers fitness, nutrition class

On Monday, Kristen Stebbins, the owner of Embrace Fitness and Nutrition LLC, taught her first Zumba class in Cathlamet. By day's end, she'd taught two more, and she was feeling less nervous and more e...

 

Death Notice for James R. McMahon, Jr.

James R. McMahon, Jr., 77, of Cathlamet, died October 4, 2018 while on a sales trip for Dandy Digger & Supply, Inc., in Reno, Nev. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Donations may be made in James’s memory to Wahkiakum High...

 

Blood drive set for October 25

Hotel Cathlamet will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 25 from 1-6 p.m., 69 Main St, Cathlamet. Check in will be in the Lobby and donations will be in the Blood Mobile. More than 13,000 blood donations are...

 

Free legal clinic scheduled

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday October 12 from 1-2:30 p.m., in Cathlamet and from 3-4:30 p.m., in Grays River. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will...

 

Mobile community services van coming

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Mobile Community Service is coming to Cathlamet on Oct. 17. During the event, DSHS staff will: --Process application interviews for food, cash and select medical assistance; --Process...

 

LCC debate team places at tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result at the Fran Tanner Open tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho on September 28-29. The team placed fourth in overall team...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Body of man found in river identified as Puget Island man

[Editor: This story has been updated to include more detail.} The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that...

 

Couple comes to Elochoman Valley with dream of a Renaissance town

"A unique welcome awaits you," says one sign greeting visitors to Cathlamet. J.D. and Shira Honoré certainly got that. Most of it has been curious, kind, and respectful, according to J.D., but he is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Renaissance town proponents speak at county commission

` Proponents of a Renaissance theme cooperative farm in the Elochoman Valley presented their plans to concerned neighbors Tuesday before the county board of commissioners. JD Honoré and his wife, Shira, purchased a farm from Margaret and Dale...

 

Writer choose McClain based on integrity

To The Eagle: The word most often used in the assessor’s race between the incumbent, Bill Coons and the challenger, Brian McClain, is experience. There is another word that needs to be added to the discussion – integrity. Follow the storyline:...

 

We live in interesting times

To The Eagle: We do live in interesting times. Our little county is forever trying to find more revenue to the point of being willing to strip our mountains of every tree of a ‘certain' size, ever smaller of course. Replacing the trees bound for...

 

Endorsement for Howie

To The Eagle: A few words spring to mind when I’m asked about Sheriff Mark Howie. Before we get into that, let me share with you how I came to my understanding of what is true leadership. I was 25 when I joined the Army. Our country was at war....

 

Bill Coons has the necessary experience

To The Eagle: Everyone knows real property value. They’re all experts. No different than all the Monday-morning quarterbacks who are out there. But the problem is, they don’t. Assessing real property value for banks or for county taxation is...

 

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