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 News    April 18, 2019 

Walking for funds

April rain didn't dampen the spirits of participants in the first annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday. Organizer Sarah Lawrence estimated that about 75-80 people showed up to walk in the 1K/5K...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019 

Council wrestles with public comment issues

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council wrestled with public comment policies, the vacancy on the council, stipends, the town water system and a variety of other issues when they met Monday. The council's policy has been to hear public comment at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 18, 2019 

PUD prepares for water meet in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and discuss a couple items before their meeting with Skamokawa residents next week to discuss the water system expansion. General Manager David Trambl...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019 

County to develop fair park camping rules

Wahkiakum County officials outlined plans to deal with campers at Fairgrounds Park when they met Tuesday. The park, which lies adjacent to the county fairgrounds in Skamokawa, has hosted a group of long term campers who have been paying rent to the...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Dan Vaughn, middle school basketball coach, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019 

WCSO assisting Cowlitz in dealing with death

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office has been among those assisting the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office in dealing with the slaying of Cowlitz Deputy Justin DeRosier. In times when an officer is slain, law enforcement agencies come together,...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Seattle Shakespeare Company at WHS

The Seattle Shakespeare Company returned to Wahkiakum High School last week to teach workshops on stage fighting and Elizabethan dancing. They also performed a bilingual production of Macbeth. Above:...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019 

Port 2 busy with varied park projects

Jeff Smith, new manager of Wahkiakum Port District 2, outlined a wide variety of plans and projects when the district board of commissioners met Tuesday. Smith reported that an upgrade of electric service at County Line Park has finished. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 18, 2019 

WHS students visit Germany on spring break

Frauleins, flatulent Frenchmen, and pigeon wagers, oh my! This is how memories are made. After a year and a half of planning and fundraising, four members of the Wahkiakum High School German Club and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 18, 2019 

Concession stand opens at marina

It was grandma's idea, really, to give the kids a souped up lemonade stand. And the more dad thought about it, the more he liked it, and thus, the KCC Treats at the Elochoman Slough Marina was born. T...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

New printer for The Eagle

This week, for the first time since 1970, The Eagle will no longer be printed by The Daily News of Longview. Corporate bosses of that paper decided to shut down The Daily News press and switch printing to Albany, Ore. That hasn’t worked well for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Block watch forms in Skamokawa

It was standing room only at the Roadkill Saloon last Wednesday as Skamokawa area residents met with Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie and members of his staff to talk about crime, prevention, and...

 

Short reopening scheduled for Columbia River spring chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam

A section of the lower Columbia River will reopen for recreational spring chinook fishing for two days beginning Saturday, April 13, state fishery managers announced. The initial spring chinook fishing period from Bonneville Dam downriver to Warrior...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 11, 2019

Council plans meetings for park development

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday hashed out how they want to start design of a park on a controversial parcel at the corner of Butler and Main streets. The town acquired the lot, the si...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 11, 2019

County board hears concerns about park

Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners covered a wide range of topics ranging from camping at Fairgrounds Park to a presentation of an updated county emergency management plan. Skamokawa resident April Murdoch urged county...

 

Puget Island girl competing for Miss USA

Evelyn Clark, a Puget Island native and 2010 Wahkiakum High School graduate, will compete in the 2019 Miss USA pageant as Miss Washington USA. She leaves April 21 for Reno, Nev., to compete in the...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

An article in last week's edition stated that, in a setback for three counties, legislation that would have set up a program to exchange encumbered trust timberland for productive lands wasn't introduced for action in the current legislative...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Janet Bryan looks back at Port 2 management

"It's bittersweet," Janet Bryan says of her decision to retire as manager of Wahkiakum County Port 2. It was time for a new adventure, but the relationships she cultivated with staff and repeat visito...

 

Wahkiakum District Court

A continuance was granted to Puget Island resident and owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary, Debra Lawson-Bean, for the pretrial hearing in regard to eight charges of animal neglect and animal cruelty. Lawson has pled innocent to the charges. Her...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Autism walk to benefit school facility

Hoping to raise funds to build a sensory room and sensory pathway for children with autism and special needs at Wahkiakum School District, organizers are inviting the public to join them at the first Wahkiakum Autism Walk, scheduled for this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Dressmakers come together for girls in impoverished world

When someone moves to Wahkiakum County, he or she brings their own ideas, experiences, and knowledge with them. When a former Tacoma resident moved to the area, she told a new friend about the Dress a...

 
 By Kaden Anderson    News    April 11, 2019

Students raise $6,000 for Doernbecher

By Kaden Anderson With the help of the community, families, and parents, Wahkiakum High School Key Club was able to raise over $6,000 during our annual fundraising event. The money will be given to the Kids Making Miracles Foundation at Doernbecher...

 

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