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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021 

WHS graduates brave the rain and finish strong

With the largest class in recent history, Wahkiakum High School took graduation outside to make room for family and other well-wishers to celebrate the Class of 2021. Unfortunately, it was a rainy...

 

Covid-19 update

With the report of six new cases last Friday, Wahkiakum County's tally of covid-19 cases hit a total of 155, with 37 of those potentially active. A news release from Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services (WHHS) Operations Manager Duncan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 17, 2021 

County revenue will benefit from hot timber market

A hot timber market should boost Wahkiakum County revenue, representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. Also at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners, citizens and commissioners resumed discussion of...

 
 By Diana Zimmrman    News    June 17, 2021 

Students may pursue science, technology, arts, and engineering in summer program

There is a new summer program in the works for students of all ages in Wahkiakum this year, thanks to local volunteers and dedicated staff at Wahkiakum School District. The program is the brainchild of Ron Wright, a former teacher and volunteer who...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report about discussion of covid-19 issues at the county commission meeting erroneously identified one of the speakers; he was John McKinley, not John Long. The article also should have stated that speakers said the Wahkiakum School...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021 

Port commission addresses sewer issues

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss sewer issues and other maintenance issues on port properties. The commissioners passed a resolution adopting an interlocal agreement with the Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Ribbon cutting at Skamokawa Internet Services

Lorraine Carson, right, held one end of a ribbon as husband Steve wielded the scissors to celebrate the expansion of Skamokawa Internet Services at their location in Cathlamet. Courtesy...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board met Tuesday. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of teachers Brian Macy, Wendy Macy, and Kathryn Green. AJ Smith resigned his middle school football position to focus on his role...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021 

NHS graduates will remember their roots

After the 20 members of the Class of 2021 at Naselle High School took their places on the stage, and Valedictorian Kolby Glenn welcomed the small audience in attendance, as well as everyone watching a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 17, 2021 

PUD crews busy with variety of projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to hear an update on activities at the PUD and for an executive session to discuss the process and their progress in the hiring of a new general manager. Commissioner Dennis Reid...

 

Hot rods on display

Despite the rain, there was a great turnout for the second annual Cruzin' to the Fair Car Show at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Photos by Diana Zimmerman....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 10, 2021

Local high schools holding senior graduation

Local graduations are scheduled this weekend, with Wahkiakum High School celebrating the class of 2021 on Friday at 6 p.m., and Naselle High School's commencement on Saturday at 4 p.m. At Wahkiakum, t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 10, 2021

Commissioners, visitors express mandate frustration

Wahkiakum County commissioners spent over 30 minutes of their Tuesday meeting discussing effects of the urban-rural divide on county issues. Season and John Long returned to ask what could be done to counter mandated restrictions and vaccinations...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    June 10, 2021

Town council debates development priorities

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council had a contentious discussion about the overall vision for the town’s development, including which projects to prioritize. However, after the council agreed at the last meeting to individually list their...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 10, 2021

Covid-19 update

This story has been updated from the original print version. As of Wednesday, nine more Wahkiakum County residents had tested positive for covid-19, according to press releases this week from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS). This brings...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 10, 2021

Pool opens Monday; lessons start in July

The Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool is tentatively scheduled to open on Monday, June 14, providing the heaters are ready to go. Parts have been ordered, and a repairman is willing to work over the weekend if necessary, Public Works Superintendent...

 

Last day

Fishermen packed the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday, trying to take advantage of the last day for sturgeon. Photos by Diana Zimmerman....

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Update: Six more test positive for covid-19; total rises to 155

On Friday morning, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that two more cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the county with at least one known connection to Wahkiakum School District. In a second press release on Friday afternoon, WHHS rep...

 

On Memorial Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 held a ceremony on Memorial Day at Greenwood Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. "There are no words that can accurately reflect the magnitude of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

Covid-19 update

This story has been updated to share the latest data. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has confirmed a fatality of one Wahkiakum County resident with covid-19. The individual was a female over 80, according to the press release. Yesterday...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

PUD moves ahead with application for Deep River water main extension

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners received another visit from residents on Tuesday who wanted to continue to show their support for a potential project to bring water to properties in Deep River. Westend resident Corbett McMasters said...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 3, 2021

High schools holding graduation next week

The Class of 2021 will hold graduation ceremonies at local high schools next week. Wahkiakum High School will celebrate the Class of 2021 with their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. in the football stadium grandstand. The motto for t...

 

Mission accomplished

Thanks to a grant from the Marine Resource Committee and construction completed by Roger Tover of RTT Services, Wahkiakum County Port 1 was able to add a viewing deck to their waterfront at the...

 

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