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 News    July 22, 2021 

The Bald Eagle is back

After a year with no festival because of pandemic concerns, The Cathlamet Bald Eagle Days festival was back last weekend, and a good time was had by all. By Diana Zimmerman Another Bald Eagle Days is...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    July 22, 2021 

Council, developer reach agreement for sewer, water lines

On Friday, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to consider possible action on an agreement between the Town and Sunnyfield LLC for a 32 parcel development on Greenwood Road. After much p...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 22, 2021 

School board adopts budgets, hears report of cyber attack

After fielding visitors’ questions about funding, the curriculum committee, and whether masks will be mandated at school in the fall at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night, directors held a special hearing for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 22, 2021 

Wahkiakum West supporting east side broadband effort

Wahkiakum West is considering taking an active role in extending broadband on the east side of Wahkiakum County, their new CEO Ken Johnson told the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Directors on Tuesday. Following a meeting with PUD General Manager Dave...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 22, 2021 

County commission discusses center, other projects

Editor: This story has been corrected. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the town is responsible for utilities and maintenance; in fact the town is responsible for utilities and maintenance. In addition: The town owns the building...

 

Planned development travels bumpy road

Bill Coons is Wahkiakum County assessor, but he has recently worn a new hat which is that of property developer. More specifically, Coons is spearheading a proposed project called the East Cathlamet Housing Opportunity (ECHO) where he intends to deve...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

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. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance,...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 22, 2021 

Aquatic weed spraying planned mid-August

The Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Program plans to start treating local waters for invasive weeds in the next few weeks. Weed Control Manager Andy Lea reported last week that he has submitted the program's Aquatic Plant and Algae Management (APAM)...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

SR4 paving work underway

From the Wash. State Dept. of Transportation Travelers who use State Route 4, also known as Ocean Beach Highway, between Skamokawa in Wahkiakum County and State Route 432 in Cowlitz County can expect delays this summer. On Monday, the Washington...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 22, 2021 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, Wahkiakum County’s covid-19 count remained at 159, with one case considered to be active. Vaccination numbers continue to increase slowly in the county, with 13 more doses of vaccine delivered in the last week, according to the...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

The Bald Eagle is back, Part 2

Right: Puget Island Fire Department members paraded their vehicles and held a boot drive to collect over $1,200 to support the evening fireworks show. Photo courtesy of Sherrill Bollen. The entry...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

County, Port 1 study County Line Park needs

What are the highest priority improvements at County Line Park? Local officials discussed them Tuesday at the meeting of the board of county commissioners, focusing on deteriorating walkways, water...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

SR 4 paving work to start Monday

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) learned Tuesday that contractor crews are scheduled to start the resurfacing work on Monday. The contractor will start at Skamokawa and work eastward to Coal Creek Road intersection near...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 15, 2021

Bald Eagle Days festivities get going this Friday, Saturday

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Stacey Lane is excited to see the community reconnect at Bald Eagle Days after the last 18 months of the pandemic. “It’s going to be a great party,” Lane said, “the weather is going to be beautiful. We...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 15, 2021

Covid-19 update

After a nearly two week pause, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) reported a new case of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 159, with two cases considered potentially active. The individual is in...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report of county commission activities contained a typographical error: Remodeling of a courthouse vault to accommodate election activities is estimated to cost $4,950, not $49,050. In last week’s article about the town council’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

Three run for mayor; primary election will narrow the field to two

Voters residing in the Town of Cathlamet city limits will soon decide which two of three candidates for mayor will appear on November’s general election ballot. The Wahkiakum County auditor’s Office will mail ballots and a local voter’s...

 

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. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

Primary election ballots going out Friday in Cathlamet

Ballots for the 2021 August 3 Primary Election will be mailed to Cathlamet voters this Friday. Wahkiakum County Elections Coordinator Kaelee Dearmore said the local ballot consists of one race, Town of Cathlamet Mayor, with three candidates printed...

 

Bridge work

Town of Cathlamet Public Works crew David Florek and Troy Gorley put the finishing touches on the refurbished footbridge over Birnie Creek at Strong Park on Tuesday. The old bridge was deteriorating...

 

Summer lunch volunteers

Monday might have been a holiday, but volunteers in the summer lunch program showed up for work and turned out over 100 meals to last participants two days. L-r are Suzanne Holmes, Marianne...

 

COVID-19 Confirmed in 1 additional Wahkiakum County Resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) on Monday received positive test result notification for one additional COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 8, 2021

Bald Eagle Days festivities return after covid hiatus

Editor’s note: What a difference a day makes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman interviewed Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce staff Tuesday to write about events for the Bald Eagle Days festival; on Wednesday we learn that the Friday bull riding event is...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 8, 2021

PUD discusses water, broadband projects

While the Wahkiakum County PUD awaits a decision on a grant application for the first phase of a potential Deep River water project, General Manager Dave Tramblie told commissioners at their board meeting on Tuesday that he had received an estimate...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 8, 2021

County commissioners address community center, other issues

[Editor's note: This story has a correction: The remodel of a courthouse vault will cost an estimated $4,950, not $49.050.] Wahkiakum County commissioners heard a complaint about vaccination requirements and handled a variety of other business...

 

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