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National Night Out on Puget Island

There was a crowd at last Tuesday's National Night Out, hosted by the Puget Island Fire Department. There were hot dogs and root beer floats, a movie and games for the kids, and lots of laughter and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

Roadside fire takes off along SR 4 at Cape Horn

The phone calls came in quick succession to Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department early Sunday morning,. At 12:33 a.m., someone reported hearing six gun shots, possibly a rifle, west of her home at Cape Horn. At 12:37 a.m., multiple callers reported...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

Two men still missing from Saturday swim

A search and rescue for two young men who went missing during a swim in the Columbia River at Skamokawa Vista Park on Saturday has now become a search and recovery. Ismael and Elmer Lopez, both of Longview, were camping with friends and families at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 11, 2022 

Herrera-Beutler concedes election to Joe Kent

Election officials across Washington state last week updated vote tallies from the August 2 primary election, and on Tuesday afternoon, incumbent Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler conceded her race with fellow Republican Joe Kent. According to the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

School district files appeal for facilities suit

After the Wahkiakium School District lawsuit against the State of Washington was dismissed with prejudice by Judge Donald Richter in Wahkiakum Superior Court on June 24, district lawyers promptly filed an appeal on June 27 and followed that with a...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week, in a story about the Wahkiakum High School baseball team beautifying structures at the baseball field, pictures were erringly attributed to Diana Zimmerman. They were courtesy photos provided by WHS Baseball Coach Garrett...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

Preparations underway for county fair

Wahkiakum County Fair volunteers are already busy getting their areas ready for the big event next week, the 2022 Wahkiakum County Fair, Aug. 18, 19, and 20. Fair Manager Patty Dursteler is anxiously awaiting new asphalt for the Midway, which she...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 11, 2022 

Change comes slowly for food service rules

Change is coming slowly to Wahkiakum County regulations covering festival food vendors and other food service, Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said Tuesday. Bischoff's comments came in response to questions from vendor Bob Hill,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 11, 2022 

Cheese maker offered educational opportunity

After Little Island Creamery took first place for their brie at the American Cheese Society Judging and Competition for 2022, they got a visit from two women from France, who were so delighted with the cheese and the head cheesemaker, Lorraine...

 

FAFF 2022

The 20th Naselle Finnish American Folk Festival took place July 29-31 after a four-year hiatus. There was an entertaining array of music, displays, food, goods for sale and an enthusiastic crowd....

 

Remains of both missing swimmers recovered

From a Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office press release: August 11, 2022 Wahkiakum County Sheriff Deputies and Wahkiakum County Coroner have announced that the remains of both Alejandro Ismael Lopez Ramirez, age 28, and Elmer Ronaldo Lopez Ramirez,...

 

Deputies rescue man in river

On August 1, around 6:40 p.m., a birdwatching couple at the Skamokawa Resort reported seeing a small skiff capsizing with one person in the water. Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department Sgt. John...

 
 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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

PUD crew studies needs of fleet

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard a report on the fleet as part of long range planning, and an update on other PUD matters when they met Tuesday. Several employees at the PUD were involved in the collaborative project on the...

 

Voters pick finalists for fall election

By Rick Nelson Voters across Washington state cast ballots in the primary eledtion Tuesday and whittled down some crowded fields to set the list for the November general election. In Washington's primary elections, only the top two candidates...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

School district approves allocation of funds

At a special meeting last Thursday, Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors approved an allocation of $753,166.78 to Verkada, a company that develops security systems, and Semaphore, a contractor for Verkada, to improve security and ADA access...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's print edition incorrectly stated Chuck Hendrickson represented District 2 on the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District board of directors; he actually represented District 3 before resigning....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Flag collection, memorabilia highlight Redmen Hall display

The Grand Ol' Flag exhibit at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa hosted by the Friends of Skamokawa continues through August 28. Curator Pam Emery was thinking about Flag Day, Memorial Day, and July 4 when she...

 

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 Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Baseball diamond gets upgrade from team

Members of the Wahkiakum High School baseball team volunteered a few hours last week to improve and beautify a diamond in the rough. The team focused on dugouts and other structures utilized by the at...

 
 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...

 

Missing and murdered indigenous women and people task force issues first report

The Washington State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) Task Force issued its first report Monday, including 10 unanimously adopted recommendations to begin addressing gaps in services and response to violence against...

 
 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...

 

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