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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

Broadband drive hits a funding snag

By Diana Zimmerman The Broadband Committee met Monday for an update from the Wahkiakum PUD on the project to provide broadband for the east side of Wahkiakum County. PUD General Manager David Tramblie said that the PUD had determined GPS coordinates...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

There's always a job that needs doing...

"My dad would say, 'There is always a job that needs doing. Be the one who gets it done,'" Suzanne Holmes said. "He was always encouraging us to start. 'You don't know where it's going to take you....

 

Vote yes on school bond

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Democratic Party voted at its general meeting January 11, 2020 to support the Wahkiakum School Bond after studying the facts. We urge everyone to educate themselves on facts and go on a scheduled tour of the high...

 

Who is right when everybody's wrong?

To The Eagle: Haven't written in a while which another person mentioned to me the other day. It's not that I have nothing to say, it's more like no matter what I say it makes no difference. Preaching to the choir is just that and I find myself...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020 

Council covers many topics in 4-hour meeting

By Rick Nelson Four hours plus: The Cathlamet Town Council met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting, starting at 6 p.m. and recessing into an executive session around 10:10 p.m. Needless to say, they covered a lot of ground: Some of the highligh...

 

Legislators are abusers of power

To The Eagle: The impeachment crisis is ridiculous. Our legislators can’t see themselves that they, too, are liars and abusers of power. The moment Trump became president, they’ve wasted taxpayers’ dollars yearly hunting for excuses when they...

 

School bond will hurt elderly on fixed incomes

To The Eagle: Vote no on school bonds, or you’ll be signing a blank check for unknown costs. The Eagle reports these improvements will cost ‘about’ $35.4M. Ever had a remodel done to your home with an ‘about’ estimate and it actually cost...

 

Valentine Bingo to be held on February 1

NICER?--After a couple of days of snowy weather and then a couple of outages last week due to strong winds and debris flying everywhere, it's back to just rain and gloomy conditions, so I guess that's some sort of improvement anyway. Of course, by th...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 23, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 13 – 4:28 a.m. A caller reported that a light was on in the old nursing home. 6:25 a.m. A driver...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is excited to welcome our newest board member, Dana Hamp. We are looking forward to having Dana on the board. Johnson Park is taking applications for one more position on the board. Applications are available at the Wahkiakum County...

 

This Sunday: 2020 Doernbecher Children's Hospital Boot Drive

Members of the Puget Island Fire Department, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet, will be collecting donations for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. All donations will go providing care for children. Look for firefighters...

 

Gilbert Haataia

Naselle resident Gilbert Andrew Haataia, known to all as “Gib” died at age 80 in Astoria on November 12, 2019. His family was at his side at his passing. The son of George and Miriam Haataia, he was born in Cathlamet, Washington on May 15, 1939....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

High winds cause PUD power outages

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners discussed recent outages, broadband, and a few other miscellaneous items at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that a couple recent outages in Skamokawa and the Elochoman Valley had...

 

Port 1 hears report on renewable diesel

Captain Peter Wilcox, founding director of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project spoke to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners about renewable diesel at their January meeting last Thursday. “We started this project...shifting to...

 

Be glad we have a real leader

To The Eagle: The contempt and ridicule from the left is unfortunate and a continuing bleeding wound to the nation's spirit. Democrats have no sense of good civic spirit. They would rather tear our country apart than acquiesce to our overwhelmingly...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 16, 2020

Governmental entities plan many projects around the county

One might think Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners turned into a reality TV news program. The morning started at 8 a.m. with a roundtable discussion by local governmental entities reporting their principle activities and...

 

Volunteers needed in many places

NOT NICE--Last week ended with a whole lot of wind and rain and "King Tides" and sadly, the deaths of a couple of young children. Every year, people are warned about being on the beach and how "sneaker" waves can take you down in an instant. During...

 

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, January 16, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 6 – 8:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing east county resident. 8:30 a.m. The Cathlamet amb...

 

Ivy Lou Vik

Ivy Lou Vik (Fontana), of Cathlamet, WA, died January 12, 2020 at St. John's hospital surrounded by family. She was born October 11, 1945 in Vancouver, Washington to Ivy and E. Louie Fontana, to be...

 
 By David Olson    News    January 9, 2020

Chinook Nation pursues tribal recognition in federal court

The Chinook Indian Nation returned to federal court on Monday to carry forward their longstanding fight to re-petition the US government to restore federal recognition. Arguments by attorneys for the...

 

Town of Cathlamet awarded $7,500 heritage grant

The Town of Cathlamet has announced receipt of notification of an award of $7,500 from the Lewis & Clark Trail Stewardship Endowment for the design, construction and installation of two Chinook Heritage signs at confirmed sites in Cathlamet...

 

Flea market Saturday at county fairgrounds

COLDER WEATHER COMING?--We've had some wind and rain but temperatures have been relatively mild for this time of year, with temps in the 50s, but the dampness and high humidity has still made me feel cold to the bone. However, forecasters are saying...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior Fitnes...

 

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