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Veterans plan ceremony to honor POW/MIA

The Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 will have a short POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at the flagpole at the county courthouse in Cathlamet. The public is invited. The VFW request face masks to be worn and...

 

If Hillary were president we'd be less divisive

To The Eagle: I’d like to thank the writer of the article in last week’s Eagle questioning what the US would be like had Hillary Clinton become president. She’s fortunately making the point that many objective voters have been trying to make...

 

Mike has a straight forward approach

To The Eagle: I am grateful to Mike for making us feel welcome in a small town far from home. Headed to the Pacific Northwest where my parents lived since the early 70’s, we were greeted by Mike, exchanging stories and encouraged our decision to...

 

Tischer challenges Backman

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from The Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Mike Backman, who is c...

 

Tischer challenges Backman

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from The Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Mike Backman, who is...

 

Museum open for two more Saturdays

NOT NICE--As this week began, the smoke and fog combo that hit Sunday morning was really something to see, as that's just about all that you could see at my house! It was defintely not a good time to be outside and warnings were given to stay inside...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 17, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 7 — 7:37 a.m. A caller said that a smoke alarm had been activated at a Rosedale business though no...

 

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...

 

Roofers at work

Roofers went to work on the Pioneer Community Center in Cathlamet this week, enjoying views from on high if they paused in their work. The upper photo was taken Tuesday, the lower photo earlier,...

 

Council considers sewer expansion

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council was brought to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson in his first full meeting back since a recent health issue. No ordinances or resolutions were included on this week’s agenda, but the revamping of the town’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 10, 2020

Commissioners discuss vaccines, 2021 budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed vaccines and looked ahead to budget preparation for 2021 when they met Tuesday. Dian Cooper, executive director of the Cowlitz Health Center, which operates a clinic in Cathlamet, said clinics will start...

 

County bans all outdoor burning

The Wahkiakum County Building and Planning Department has announced that effective at 12 noon, Tuesday, Sept. 9, all outdoor burning is banned in Wahkiakum County, including recreational fires in private fire pits and fire pits in designated...

 

What if Hillary had been president?

To The Eagle: For the past four years, we have read many news articles and letters to the editor, and listened to TV media about the hatred of Trump as our president. Out of curiosity, if Hillary had won, what chapters of events would you think our...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

On Page 1 of the August 27 edition, The Eagle misidentified the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post involved in the dedication of the new flags and flag pole at the Town of Cathlamet office. It is Post 5297, not 527....

 

A few comments about last week's letters

To The Eagle: I am thrilled, as are many working parents, that our schools are beginning to open, even partially. Frederick Lehr wrote in effect we should feel bad because we don't want everyone in the world coming into our country illegally....

 

The president isn't important

To The Eagle: Let's ignore politics. When I was younger I used to debate political ideas with my family pretty much every dinner we had. It was great! I remember when the Patriot Act was in the news we delayed dinner over 30 minutes just because we...

 

McEntire challenges Blake for D-19

Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from the Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Brian Blake, who is currently the Washington...

 

Fire danger extremely high in local area

TOASTY--We got a heavy dose of Summer weather just as we go into the school year and what we always think of as Fall sports, but as we can see, these high temperatures mean more swim suits, flip flops and beach time, and not coats, umbrellas and...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 10, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 30 - 12:12 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a...

 

Dorothy E. Mickelsen

1-29-1932 - 8-3-2020 Dorothy passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on 8-3-2020. She was born in Moneta, Virginia, in Bedford County to Willie O. Thomas and Myrtle (Wilks) Thomas. Her...

 

Veterans plant ceremony to honor POW/MIA

On Sept. 18 at 9 a.m., Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 will have a short POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the flagpole at the county courthouse in Cathlamet. The public is invited. The VFW request face masks to be worn and that...

 

Praying for Cathlamet

A worship team from the Three Rivers House of Prayer of Longview visited Strong Park in Cathlamet on Saturday to pray for the community and leaders. "Jesus promised if we prayed for a city we could...

 

How five families approach sending kids back to school

Deciding whether a child should attend school in person or continue remote learning this fall has been a very personal issue for many families in Wahkiakum County. I was able to catch up with five such families. Three have decided to return to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 3, 2020

County commission hears health director's report, acts on varied issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed though a light agenda Tuesday, approving some personnel changes, discussing 9-1-1 telecommunication issues and hearing a report from the county's health department administrator. Health and Human Services...

 

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