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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 9, 2020 

Council addresses pool, dock, other issues

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council covered lots of ground when they met Monday, hearing bad news about dock repairs, setting up a park design plan for the Butler Street parking lot, and addressing...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

Funding comes together for Pioneer Center upgrade

In August, thanks to the tenacity of the current Pioneer Community Association, the 125 year old Pioneer Church in Cathlamet might be getting a little TLC. "We're just really in limbo," Paige Lake...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

PUD addresses Westend water comments; progress on broadband

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to talk about broadband infrastructure, financial consolidation, recent letters in the local newspaper, and to pass a resolution that provides information on assistance to ratepayers....

 

Thanks to Town of Cathlamet

To The Eagle: My thanks to the Town of Cathlamet for spending the extra dollars to use skid-proof paint when they refurbished the wooden footbridge to the marina area. The slippery surface has been a problem, even with posted warnings- now much...

 

Legislators used media to plant fear

To The Eagle: The legislators did a good job using the media to spread the fear of covid to us. They mandated a law that we must wear a face mask; else we be slapped with jail time and a fine if we don’t. I’m no doctor but common sense tells us...

 

It should become more interesting

To The Eagle: Well, we're finally number one! After extremely useless and questionable leadership, our country has achieved the dubious honor of having more Covid-19 cases than every other country in the world. The United States has between 4...

 

Who's fanning the flames over racism?

To The Eagle: Thank you, J.B. Bouchard, for the education on white privilege. I didn't have a clue. I had been going down to Jim Crow Creek for 30 years without a racist thought until someone in Olympia educated me that it's racist. No, sir, I have...

 

Please abide by the rules for health

MIXED BAG AGAIN--This past weekend was certainly a bit of everything, and as usual, we wound up with the "mostly cloudy" part on the Fourth of July until later on in the evening, when the skies cleared up and we saw the sun about 7:30 p.m. When we...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 9, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 28 — 3:13 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a former girlfriend and her boyfriend were having sex...

 

Bill Wren

Bill Wren was surrounded by his family when he left for heaven on July 2, 2020. Bill lived his life well as a devoted, loving husband and father. He and Joan married in 1977 and raised 8 children in...

 

Coming Events: Community Center in Cathlamet

Have you read any good books lately? I have been trying to read more as a personal goal, but mostly to try and break up my slight attachment to technology. I’d like to hear what books you are reading- or what ways you tune out the technology. I...

 

Holmes honored

The Cathlamet Woman's Club honored their 2019 Citizen of the Year, Suzanne Holmes, with the planting of a rose bush in the Julia Butler Hansen garden last Thursday. This year's red rose symbolizes...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 9, 2020 

Insurance agency passes to new hands

By Diana Zimmerman James Sorensen officially took over the Farmers Insurance office in Cathlamet on July 1 following Linda Barth's retirement. Sorensen is from Vancouver but is making his home in...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    COVID-19    July 9, 2020 

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...

 

Board needs Westend voices to be heard

To The Eagle: I have served on many boards and committees but I can say the County Planning Commission has been one of the best I have ever been a member of. So when I read that two of the commissioners resigned last week I was really sad, but not...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

(Editor's note: This completes the story about Paul Tillman's hike last year that took him the length of New Zealand.) Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and...

 

Celebrate safely on this Fouth of July

MIXED WEATHER--This past weekend started a bit drippy for many of us and the "brief shower" listed on our weather apps lasted much longer for some of us, as often times we find that West Valley is "very special,"as in, "always different" than most,...

 

Pandemic curtails funds for VFW post's programs

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wahkiakum Post 5297, operates in Cathlamet. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Cathlamet Fire Hall, although our last 3 meetings were conducted by telephone conference call. Currently, there are 62...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 2, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 22 — 8:03 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on a logging road in the Deep River area. 3:40 p.m....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Health and wellness certainly have taken on a new shape and form in the past three months, eh? I’ve taken a lot of interest in noticing the daily reminders of how adaptable people truly are. When I take my son to daycare and I see all those little...

 

Summer reading program theme announced: Imagine Your Story

Readers ages 5-15 will explore all things imaginary (including fairytale and fantasy) this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during their reimagined summer library program. Due to COVID-19 issues limiting the number...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 25, 2020

Health director ready to apply for Phase 4 as soon as state will allow

As the covid-19 pandemic evolves around Washington, Wahkiakum County officials are looking to advance to a Phase 4 opening as soon as possible. "I'm ready (to apply) if the state will allow it," county Health and Human Services (H&HS) Director Chris...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and as a volunteer with the Cathlamet Fire Department, but if you are like me and noticed his absence, he's been on a bit...

 

Will fear of the virus bankrupt our lives?

To The Eagle: About Covid-19, in the USA; with the population of an estimated 330 million; over 2 million got the virus; 118 thousand died and over 873 thousand recovered. The numbers of our loved ones that died are not comforting; this shouldn’t...

 

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