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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Young porcupine adopts family

"Oh life is bigger, bigger than you," REM's Michael Stipe first sang in 1991. That lyric seems to echo in my ears when I don't have an easy explanation for things I don't understand. Like when a wild...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 13, 2018 

Commission covers guns, dredging, timber, other topics

It was almost a typical meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The board covered its usual variety of subjects----dredging, staffing, budgeting, bids, reports, and so on, but there was one difference. Commissioner Blair...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Christmas lights parade set for Saturday

Everybody loves a parade, especially if it involves Christmas lights. A stressful election season had Paige Lake, Nicci Bergseng, and Kaelee Dearmore daydreaming about an altogether, much happier season: Christmas. While talking, Dearmore and...

 

Council member outlines actions

Reader Commentary by Sue Cameron Councilor, Town of Cathlamet I am writing this as an attempt to set the record straight about misconceptions--which seem to have a life of their own--regarding the Town of Cathlamet, especially as noted by Bill Wainwr...

 

Council member training, at what cost?

To The Eagle: After reading Citizen Wainwright’s letter to the editor of 11/29/2018, I have concerns why our town council is contracting with an Oregon firm for training on how to make decisions, at a cost to us citizen taxpayers of $20,000 when...

 

Toastmaster's club seeks members

To The Eagle: There’s an effort afoot to start a local Toastmaster’s club – basically a group that meets weekly to have fun developing speaking skills ranging from technical to humorous, from sublime to ridiculous. The effort is spearheaded by...

 

Bob Pyle reading and book signing Saturday

WARMED UP--The rain may not seem real warm but considering we had temperatures down to 22 degrees last week, these 40 degree temps are definitely warmer! Of course, these gray days make it seem darker even earlier and also make it seem later to...

 

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. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Although I will endeavor to bring to you the public all the events and happenings in the area, however, please note that much of what is eventful is hidden in plain sight. Sometimes we take for granted the beautiful area we live in. Just a reminder...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 13, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 3 — 10:37 a.m. An individual allegedly threatened to harm a former co-worker and detonate a pipe bomb...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. Wood Carving with Walt on Tuesday evenings...

 

Dolores Nelson

Dolores Nadine Nelson, 87, of Rosburg, died December 6, 2018 at Canterbury Gardens in Longview. She was born December 31, 1930 to Rudolph and Ellen (Keranen) Larson. She was a lifelong Wahkiakum...

 

Barth Birth announcement

Reese Maurene Barth was born on September 25, 2018 in Longview to Nicholas James Barth and Rebecka Lee Barth of Cathlamet. She weighed 7lbs 5oz and joins big brother Korben Barth. Maternal...

 

Howell/Watters Birth Announcement

New parents Eddie Watters and Annie Howell of Cathlamet are proud to announce the birth of their son Colton Ried Watters. Colton was born at Astoria Memorial Hospital in Astoria on Nov 26 at 10:47...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce December 16  Open Mic Music Night Skamokawa Grange #425 ~ Jerry Ledtke ~ 360.795.3434 19 It's A Wrap – Christmas Gift Wrapping Event Cathlamet Community Center ~ 360.795.7870 31 New Year's Eve Party 9 p.m....

 

Woman's Club names Joyce Orr as citizen of the year

Joyce Orr may try to fly under the radar as a busy volunteer, but her warm, generous, and fun loving heart will always give her away. The Cathlamet Woman's Club took notice of all her good work...

 

PUD conservation dollars go to work

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got an update on how conservation dollars were being used, learned about water pressure issues on Puget Island and approved a resolution that authorized a mutual aid agreement for a water system...

 

For council, elections are the best way out

To The Eagle, Bill Wainwright’s letter, published last week, was intriguing. If, as he claims, three members of the town council coordinated to meet separately with a consultant they subsequently hired, it would appear to constitute a serial...

 

Stars program needs your help

To The Eagle: In the time that my family lived in Cathlamet over the past seven years, we were blessed in some of those years to have received holiday help from the Stars program. Thanks to the generosity of kind local donors in those years, my...

 

Thoughts on anti-gun control law

To The Eagle: I saw the letter to the editor about making an anti-gun control law here in Wahkiakum County and was overjoyed at the idea. The state made this law, fully aware it goes against the intent of the constitution. I dislike where this law...

 

Last Flea Market of year to be held this Saturday

NIPPY BEGINNING--We went from the 40s and 50s right down into the nippy upper 20s at the beginning of this week in West Valley, with the likelihood of it dropping down into the lower 20s by the time you read this, so I do hope you had those pipes...

 

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. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 

Christmas concert set for December 14

River of Life Assembly of God will host a Christmas Concert featuring American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Phil Stacey's first appearance on the sixth season of American Idol was a memorable one, as it was revealed that...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 6, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 26 — 7:28 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had fallen. 12:26 p.m. A parent...

 

Coral Linquist

Coral Eva Linquist 1920-2018 Longtime beloved Cathlamet resident Coral Eva Linquist, 97, passed away November 26, 2018 at The Villager Inn Retirement Center. She was born December 25, 1920 to Avery...

 

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