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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019 

Elk hoof disease research underway

The effort to find the cause of elk hoof disease has turned into a scientific quest. The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue. The hooves...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019 

Voters favor O'Connor, Wainwright, Richter

In an election with low turnout, voters in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties joined others across the state in deciding few contested races and showing their will on statewide issues. In one of the few contested local races, Bill Wainwright defeated...

 

Why are we paying more than $30 for car tabs?

To The Eagle: Last year I wrote to our legislators about why our renewal for car licensing had risen from $30 to $63.75 (this year went up to $68.25). I received a response from Damon Monroe who is the Rule Coordinator for DOL. This is his reply:...

 

Herrera-Beutler, Walsh speaking to veterans

To The Eagle: There will be two Veterans Day ceremonies tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8. The first one is at the Wahkiakum High School at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. All community veterans and spouses are welcome. After the assembly, there will be a...

 

Daniel Wilson

On October 27th, 2019, Daniel Wilson Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 69. His passion for life could be seen by everyone. He was always positive, loved his...

 

Donald E. Witham

Sept. 27, 1943 - Oct. 23, 2019 Donald “Don” Witham, age 76, peacefully passed away with family by his side on Oct. 23, 2019, at the Hospice Care Center in Longview, WA. Born Sept. 27, 1943, in...

 

Kelsey Hedges

Kelsey Anne Hedges, 23, a lifelong Cathlamet resident, died October 26, 2019 at home. She was born in Longview on July 23, 1996. Kelsey was known for her great bear hugs and her love of photography. Her pictures were gifted to many friends and...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

As I was growing up, my Dad used to tell me ‘your health is an investment that you give to your future self.’ It took me a while to understand what he meant, but I get it now. This day and age, the word ‘health’ encompasses a broad spectrum...

 

When all the lights go out

Submitted by Ron Wright Beginning November 12 and continuing over the next three months during our Tuesday evening meetings, the Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club will host a series of action...

 

Local business had nice write up in magazine

NOT TOO SHABBY--We have had some stunning sunsets around our area and I sure appreciate those who take pictures and post them on Facebook for all to see; they're gorgeous! We were down to 24 degrees out here a couple of days, but the sunshine that fo...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 7, 2019 

Commissioners finish initial budget work, approve ferry work

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered lots of ground this week, including wrapping up their work on preliminary budgets for 2020. Besides budget work, commissioners approved installation of gates at the KM Transfer Station and design of expanded...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 7, 2019 

Local trooper honored for rescue efforts

Jacobe Conrad of Cathlamet has been named 2019 State Trooper of the Year by the American Legion, Post 48 of Ilwaco. He also received a Life Saving Award from the Washington State Patrol in October for...

 

Are salmon doomed?

A presentation by Nick Bond from Humanities Washington, sponsored by Wahkiakum Outdoors (a program of the Cathlamet Community Center), will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at the Hope Center (320 S. 3rd Street) in Cathlamet. As part of the...

 

Town council budget coming up for review

Here's a notice from the Town of Cathlamet outlining next step in the process to develop 2020 budgets: "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; that the 2020 Preliminary Budget has been filed and an attached is summary of said budget for your review. The full (35...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 31, 2019

Local governments busy with plans, budgets

Local governmental bodies are busy with comprehensive plans and 2020 budgeting. Port District 2 will act on its 2020 budget when its board of commissioners meet Nov. 19, 5 p.m., at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church building; they've also started...

 

The island of America

To The Eagle: Many are concerned about our President’s unilateral trade policy decisions. There’s an old saying that trust is “gained in drops and lost in buckets.” On an almost daily basis, we see our government undermine years of hard work...

 

Justice for all

To The Eagle: No U.S. President has ever approached Trump’s blatant and constant attack on democracy and the constitution. President Trump, though that’s an honorary title of which he’s entirely unbecoming, has only one agenda: Utilize the...

 

What a nice surprise

To The Eagle: We are lucky to have a Chiropractic Physician choose our little town. After many trips to doctors’ offices, I am feeling much better after seeing Dr. D at Care 31. Carol Geil Cathlamet...

 

Candidates Forum was a success

To The Eagle: Last week’s Candidates Forum at the DeBriae Room was a success in my opinion for two reasons: the audience-half of the forum was respectful and civil in raising issues of local concern, and thereby the candidates seemed at ease to...

 

Change clocks back one hour Saturday night

NIPPY--As this week began, we had some very chilly temperatures and depending on where you were, you were either in the mid-20s or low 30s, and most of us had a whole lot of frost if you were in those "freezing zones"; brr! Certainly feels like...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Book Club, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 31, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 21 – 1:47 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had been sexually assaulted. 2:01 p.m. A deputy...

 

Broadcaster and historian, Feliks Banel to speak at Cathlamet library

Cathlamet Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Feliks Banel, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event...

 

Star Program to begin

Community members needing help with providing Christmas gifts for children through the age of 17 are asked to fill out an application or contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This is a need-based program....

 

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