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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 26, 2023 

Council reviews Butler Lot costs, discusses Columbia Street speeds

Town of Cathlamet Mayor David Olson presented a breakdown on the total costs for the Butler Lot at the town council meeting last Tuesday equaling an amount closer to $450,000, not the $600,000 reported by a council member at the previous meeting,...

 

We can learn from our neighbors

To The Eagle: Mayor Olson’s council letter published in last week’s Eagle attempted to counter my earlier stated rationale regarding Cathlamet’s need for a town manager. By picking and choosing certain details, yet conveniently forgetting...

 

Heaven help us

To The Eagle: One writer last week said he missed Howard Brawn's letters. I join him. It's times like this that I wish he was still wielding his pen to cross with mine but, alas, it's not to be. On that regard let me throw out a challenge to any and...

 

Crab and oyster feed in Rosburg this Saturday

BRR--As we woke up this past weekend, it was below freezing in West Valley and we even got to see a bit of snow and “graupel”; those tiny snowballs which I used to lump into the category of just hail. Anyway, it was cold and definitely not a...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board, 961 12th Ave., Longview, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire...

 

Two locals appear in Longview play

Two Cathlamet-area women, Heather Passmore Odom and Sarah Lawrence, are appearing in "Calendar Girls," currently playing at Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. The play is a...

 

Muffins with the mayor on Friday

Mayor David Olson will host an open forum with muffins and coffee at noon on Friday February 3 in the meeting room at the Cottage Bread & Breakfast, 380 Una Ave, Cathlamet. Citizens, residents or anyone interested are invited to drop by and join the...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 26, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 16 — 12:05 a.m. Two deputies stopped an individual seen standing in the middle of the westbound lane...

 

Covid update

With no new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County in the last two weeks according to the Washington Department of Health, the cumulative total remains 633. The number of hospitalizations is 49, and the number of deaths attributed to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 19, 2023

County lobbies Gov. Inslee on Fish & Wildlife

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of business when they met Tuesday. The board signed a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requisition action on local wildlife issues; commissioners signed interlocal agreements to support the Cathlamet library...

 

Insurance to cover Port 1 dredge repairs

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners agreed to continue managing County Line Park and learned that their insurance company approved a claim which will cover repairs after the dredge sank in...

 

PUD commission reviews water plans

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners talked about water plans, a new way to deal with supply chain issues, and got an update on activity at the utility. General Manager Dan Kay said he was working with the Department of Health...

 

Mayor comments on Butler lot finances

Editor's note: Here is a copy of a letter Mayor David Olson sent to Cathlamet council members regarding expenditures for the development of the Butler Street parking lot.) To the Cathlamet Town Council: I want to respond to statements concerning the...

 

The town needs a professional manager

To The Eagle: To put my Butler parking lot comments from last week in perspective: · A much more efficient and aesthetically pleasing parking lot on Broadway St replacing Wally Wright’s old hardware store was recently and benevolently developed...

 

More anti-seaplane misinformation

To The Eagle: Again, more misinformation from the anti-seaplane writer last week when he stated "there are no overhead flight paths in this area." There are actually three “overhead flight paths” in this area. Low Altitude Victor Airway T355 is...

 

Horse and buggy days were clean, cheap

To The Eagle: I will never buy an EV car. I’ve read many negatives about them. While it takes an hour or more to charge a cell phone, iPad, iPhone, imagine how long it would take charging a car? Besides, charging an EV, the cost would be...

 

Crab and oyster feed at fairgrounds Saturday

STORMY--As I begin this column, it’s blowing like crazy and I am just hoping I can finish this up without any power outages ruining my plans! During the night, it was definitely a time of noise as I could hear the tree branches crashing down in...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

My friends, I know the rain can get to us, but please remember to take your Vitamin D because it helps the body with what the sun normally gives us the rest of the year. Margie Godfrey from the old Naselle Clinic taught me that years ago and I’ve...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 19, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 9 — 12:42 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported several people trespassing on his property. He...

 

Ellen Badger

Ellen Marie Badger 83, of Cathlamet, died December 28, 2022 in a Vancouver care center. Ellen was born to Ross and Ruth (Hazzard) Davis in Kelso on February 28,1939. She attended school in Kelso. In 1957 she married Larry Badger and moved to Grays...

 

Charles "Chuck" Christensen

Feb. 4, 1936 – Jan. 4, 2023 It is with a heavy heart I announce the loss of Chuck Christensen on January 4th, 2023, my beloved husband of 63 years. He was born on February 4th, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii, to parents Paul and Ella Christensen. Raised on...

 

VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 honors local emergency responders

Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United State selects an emergency medical technician, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, and new for this year, a 911 dispatcher to receive Public...

 

National Mentoring Month underway

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Wahkiakum Community Network (WCN) is revitalizing their local mentoring program. They will host an informational meeting for potential mentors on Tuesday, January 24, at 6 p.m., at the Hope Center, 320 S....

 

Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation and Amazon Smile Program

There is a new way to contribute to your local library and it doesn’t cost you anything. Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile that donates a percentage of your purchase when you log in through the Amazon Smile login, (smile.amazon.com)....

 

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