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Sheriff's Report, August 11, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 1 — 2:25 a.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle with hazard lights on in the westbound lane of SR 4 o...

 

Wahkiakum West adds television service

Wahkiakum West Communications, which provides telephone and internet service to western Wahkiakum County continues to expand in eastern Wahkiakum and is now offering television service to their customers. They began a project this year to extend...

 

Donald Rathjen

Donald A. Rathjen, 78, of Cathlamet, died July 25, 2022 at his home. He was born in Bellingham on January 28, 1944 to Eugene and Josephine (Zybura) Rathjen. His family moved to Yakima where he grew up and graduated from Davis High School in 1963. He...

 

Don Kinney

Donald Lee Kinney, 69, of Cathlamet, died at his home July 30, 2022. He had lived in this area for 11 years, coming from Banks, Oregon. He is survived by a sister Patty Wilson and her husband Gary, a nephew and his friend, Kay Walters. No service...

 

Death Notice for Russ Ozment

Lifelong Cathlamet resident, Russell D. Ozment, died in Longview on August 7, 2022. A Celebration of Life is being planned for late August. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Death Notice for Joyce Hoven

Joyce M. Hoven of Cathlamet died August 2, 2022 at a Vancouver hospital. She was a longtime Cathlamet resident. A service will be held in September. A full obituary will follow. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

NSS annual steam meet to be held August 19-21

The Northwest Steam Society will hold their annual steam meet in Cathlamet August 19-21 at the Elochoman Slough Marina. The boats will start arriving on Friday and most will leave Sunday afternoon. The oldest boat in the fleet is Uno. She started...

 

Covid-19 update

The number of covid-19 cases rose by seven over the last week for a cumulative total of 590 cases in Wahkiakum County, with 10 considered currently active. According to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff, covid-19 case...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Commissioners act on roads, hear report on SAIL

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on road projects, heard a report about an activity program for senior citizens, and took care of other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Columbia Land Trust...

 

You cannot be informed if you only listen to one side

To The Eagle: Some weeks ago there was an article about turning democracy into autocracy. My letter along with my friend’s letter were both in the following week. What I found interesting is the diametrically opposed interpretation of the same...

 

There are two sides to every story

To The Eagle: For the incredible things Donald Trump has done to make our country great when he served us as President, it is troubling to read a whole page by the AP in The Eagle reporting about evidences that the January 6th Committee came up with...

 

Richard Anderson

Richard D Anderson, 91, of Puget Island, died July 31, 2022 in Longview. Dick was born April 1, 1931 in Boise, Idaho to August and Inez (Phillips) Anderson. He grew up in Emmett Idaho and spent most of his adult life working as an electrician. He...

 

Death Notice for Sandra J. Boldt

Sandra J. Boldt, 75, lifelong resident of Cathlamet, died July 28, 2022 in Longview. There will be a graveside service on Saturday August 27 at 11 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home...

 

Service Announcement for Jennifer Wolcott

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday August 13 at 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet for Jennifer Wolcott. Her obituary appeared in the July 21, 2022 edition of The Eagle....

 

Wahkiakum County Fair is fast approaching

STILL TOASTY--As I begin to write this column, it’s still in the mid-80s but we may see temps in the 70s during the week before heading right back up come the weekend, so I hope all you sun lovers are enjoying this dry spell. A few days ago, they...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Council adopts emergency interim zoning ordinance for Main Street

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on Main Street zoning concerns when they met Monday night. At a previous meeting, council members had asked town attorney Fred Johnson to prepare an interim zoning control ordinance intended to pause...

 

Covid-19 update

Eight more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 in the last week, according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 583. Hospitalizations stand at 37, and eight deaths in the county have been attrib...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 4, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 25 — 7:40 a.m. A caller said that her child had been staying with her mother and brother over the summer...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Creamery brie wins national competition

By Diana Zimmerman It was an extraordinary moment for Little Island Creamery's owners and team last week at the American Cheese Society awards ceremony, when their brie took first place in national...

 

Swimmers missing from Vista Park

From a press release from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office: On August 6, 2022, at 12:04pm, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a camper at Vista Park. Three males had been swimming and now were out of sight. All were...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Monday update: Fire crews respond to brush fire in Cape Horn area

Monday, August 8, evening update: There was some good news Monday evening from the Department of Natural Resources after crews spent the day fighting the Cape Horn fire, about five miles east of Cathlamet. “They are still out there working,” Jeff...

 

Workable emergency radio system needed

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County proposes a two-tenths of a percent increase in sales tax charged within the county. The county’s current sales tax rate is 7.6 percent. The proposed increase would increase that rate to 7.8 percent. While my general...

 

Bigfoot family on display in Skamokawa

WORD OF THE WEEK; HOT!--It seems summer is upon us as we are seeing all these toasty temperatures this week, which was really not enjoyable for somebody like me who doesn't like the heat, but I know...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY CWCOG Board of Directors, noon. Regular meeting of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board of Directors. This meeting is being held virtually. Public participation and com- ments are welcome. Join via Zoom with meeting ID 810...

 

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