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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 14, 2021 

Three candidates now facing off in race for Cathlamet mayor

Two members of the Cathlamet Town Counicil are vying to be the mayor of Cathlamet, each touting their varied but extensive experience, and this past week, another person announced a write-in...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 14, 2021 

Adna football game postponed because of covid-19

The Adna Pirate/Wahkiakum Mule football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, in Cathlamet has been postponed. According to Wahkiakum High School Athletic Director Rob Garrett, Adna has an issue with covid-19 among personnel and the game will be...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 14, 2021 

Commissioners okay fish trap permit, call for hearing on shoreline program

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a controversial application for a shoreline management permit for a fish trap when they met Tuesday. Commissioners also authorized development of a resolution to adopt an update to the county shoreline...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 14, 2021 

School board seats are up for grabs

Three seats on the Wahkiakum School District board of directors are on the November election ballot. Shawn Merz has filed for re-election to Position 1; incumbent Susan O'Connor and challenger Season...

 

Book sale at library Friday and Saturday

VEHICLE CHECK--We went through a lot of road work around here this past summer. Many folks were dealing with chipped or broken windshields, but those kinds of issues are readily seen and most likely taken care of rather quickly. What some don't see...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 14, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 3 — 11:20 a.m. A caller said that kids were riding a moped on SR 409 without a helmet. 2:12 p.m. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 14, 2021 

Bennett, Backman seek Port 2 commission seat

Two people are candidates for election to a position on the board of commissioners of Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County. Allen Bennett is the incumbent; he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Lee Tischer, who had...

 

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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Commissioners, planners discuss concerns for proposed fish trap

The debate over the proposed location of a second fish trap in the Columbia near Cathlamet continued this week at the meeting of the county board of commissioners. In September, the county planning commission voted to deny the application for a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Council works on budgets, considers changing sewer rates

In a meeting lasting three hours and 13 minutes on Monday, members of the Cathlamet Town Council started work on their 2022 budgets and began a process to revise rates for sewer service. The council went through the preliminary budgets page by page,...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, there were 15 new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County over the last seven days, with three last Thursday, five on Monday, and seven on Tuesday, for a total of 236. Of those cases, 29 are considered active. Of the 12 cases re...

 

Writer gives reasons not to take vaccine

To The Eagle: In regard to Bill Wainright’s letter to the editor about people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive; I can think of two reasons why people rejected. One, the vaccine is still an experimental drug. The government and CDC...

 

Lois Nelson

Longtime Cathlamet resident Lois Nelson, 94, died Oct. 3 in Longview from a covid-19 viral infection. The daughter of Sheldon (Chuck) Pride and Vera Marie Nutting, she was born May 22, 1927, in Rupert...

 

Wahkiakum County celebrates National 4-H Week

Local 4-H members are showcasing their projects and awards in the front window of Jabber Shack on Main Street in Cathlamet, in celebration of National 4-H Week, October 3-10. Susan Zabel invited 4-H...

 

Mules Homecoming was a special one

WET BEGINNING--As I begin this column, it's a very drippy Sunday morning. However, we all know how quickly these forecasts can change. The "mostly dry" week has now changed and so there's only a couple of dry looking days in the current weather...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sad News: Lois Nelson, mother of Eagle Publisher, Rick Nelson, passed away just a couple days ago. Wife of former publisher, Bob Nelson, she worked in The Eagle office for many years. She and Bob...

 

A Cathlamet landmark is gone

A Cathlamet landmark is gone: Eagle Cliff Northwest, LLC, new owners of the Wrights Furniture and Hardware Store property on Broadway Street, brought in an excavator this past week to demolish the...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 7, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 26 — 3:46 a.m. A Puget Island resident said four of her cats were missing, and she believed a...

 

Planning commission denies shoreline permit for 2nd fish trap

Last Thursday, the majority of the Wahkiakum County Planning Commission voted to deny a permit application for a project to build a fish trap on the Columbia River near the Elochoman River mouth,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 30, 2021

Applicant: Make trap decision based on facts

Following Wahkiakum County Planning Commission's rejection last Thursday of a permit to build a pound net fish trap in the Columbia below Cathlamet, applicant Blair Peterson had a request for the county board of commissioners: "Please make your...

 

Covid-19 update: More cases reported Thursday

Thursday morning update: Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for three additional COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 224 cases...

 

Sign vandalism not wanted

To The Eagle: Bad enough we have issues with political realities, people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive, etc, but now, in our small, supposedly tight knit community, Robert Stowe signs continue to get vandalized. I thought I left all...

 

Stop the sign vandalism

To The Eagle: My sign on Columbia was deliberately hit by a truck on Saturday. There were witnesses that saw what happened but did not recognise who was driving or the truck itself. This is an on-going problem whenever there is an election....

 

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