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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 4, 2021 

PUD planning water main upgrades

Last month, one of the Wahkiakum County PUD’s water systems was showing a substantial loss in distribution, General Manager Dave Tramblie told the board of commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. The water crew looked for a leak but wasn't able...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 4, 2021 

Town council updates several town ordinances

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council swiftly passed several ordinances during a short council meeting. The meeting was delayed once again by technical issues related to Zoom and the idea of safely having in-person council meetings was proposed but...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 4, 2021 

Covid-19 update

On Tuesday, the count of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County had reached 100. Of those, 19 were considered potentially active. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,483 tests of county residents have been conducted, and five people in...

 

Do we not understand the 1st amendment?

To The Eagle: I rarely write a letter to the editor, but last week something really struck me odd. A lady wrote "Why, Mr. Editor, do you print such rubbish instead of the informative interesting stuff? Having served in the military and being a red...

 

Set the record straight

To The Eagle: A letter to the Editor described me as being childish. I guess that is one of the nicest things I have been called by those that can't seem to be cured of their Trump Derangement syndrome. That person’s letter comparing President...

 

Wahkiakum life

An adolescent bald eagle keeps watch from a tree near Nassa Point east of Cathlamet. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 

New pet grooming business coming

MIXED--By the time you read this, we may be back to some soggy weather after a supposed dry spell, which is at least happening this Monday morning after some heavy fog. Of course those cloudy days often wind up a bit damp, but if we get any break...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Highway 401: I'm writing this on Tuesday. I waited to finalize this column so I could report on the Wahkiakum County Commissioners' meeting in Cathlamet that I attended this morning. I went to speak...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 4, 2021

February 21 — 6:01 p.m. The Skamokawa ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided an ailing Skamokawa resident who was vomiting and had stomach and body pain. 10:02 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4...

 

Laurel Abrahamson

Laurel "Abe" Abrahamson, 84, of Cathlamet WA. passed away at the hospice Ctr. in Longview, WA. Febuary 27, 2021. He was born February 23, 1937 in North Dakota to Ray and Ida Abrahamson. He was precede...

 

Cathlamet views

Pearl Blackburn spotted this mirror image on a walk around Cathlamet this week....

 

Shannon Dela Cruz

Shannon Dela Cruz, who grew up in Avondale, Arizona, moved to Cathlamet her sophomore year with her mom to be closer to family. There were thousands of students at her school in Arizona, so Wahkiakum...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    COVID-19    March 4, 2021 

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

 

New Chamber director finds serendipity

If you ask Stacey Lane, it was serendipity that brought her to Wahkiakum County. "I don't necessarily believe in luck," she said. "I love being in Cathlamet. It's probably the most hidden little gem...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Wednesday, the number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County was up to 97, with 16 cases considered active. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,445 tests had been conducted so far. Pacific County's total was up to 736, with...

 

Council names Raglin to fill vacancy

On Feb. 11, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to fill a vacant council member position. Five year resident CeCelia Raglin was appointed to Town Council Position No. 3 for the unexpired term. One other candidate was considered, Jeanne...

 

Change will happen

To The Eagle: In response to the letter I submitted last week, I have found an overwhelming amount of information showing these conclusions. One, for the large part it seems the majority in our community and state are very pro-mask in sports and all...

 

It seems their minds are made up

To The Eagle: I always look forward to reading The Eagle’s Letters to the Editor. It helps me keep a pulse on what our community is thinking about and why, regardless of the writer’s political bias. I especially enjoy the balanced, truth based...

 

Mule teams have been doing well

ANOTHER WET ONE--As I begin my column, we are once again looking at the possibilty for some local flooding, so I hope everyone gathered what they needed just in case we have our "usual" underwater spots which prevent us from getting to the store. As...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 25, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 15 — 2:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of chest pain. 3:39...

 

John (Jack) J. Tobin

John (Jack) J. Tobin, 82 of Cathlamet, died at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA on February 13, 2021. He was born December 12, 1938 to John and Alice Tobin in Portland, OR. Jack grew up on the banks of the Willamette River in West Linn, OR s...

 

Yvetta (Peggy) Fuller

Peggy Fuller, a 5 year resident of Cathlamet, passed away peacefully on February 3rd in Longview WA. Peggy was born on March 2nd 1938 to Valetta and Lee Vedin in The Dalles, Ore. Peggy leaves behind...

 

Lois Wakefield

Lois Lynne Wakefield, age 81, of Naselle died unexpectedly on February 5, 2021. Lois was born to Albert and Mary Nelsen on September 30, 1939 in Longview. She married Wayne G. Wakefield on October...

 

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