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'Tis the season

Cathlamet started the holiday season with its annual lighting festival late Saturday afternoon. As usual, Santa Claus arrived by fire truck (below) and later moved to the lobby of the Hotel Cathlamet...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 2, 2021 

Commissioners hear concerns, comments on community center

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed future management of the Community Center in Cathlamet at their Nov. 23 meeting and adjourned to 9:30 a.m. next Monday to hold a public hearing on 2022 county budgets. During public comment, a visitor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 2, 2021 

New program offers wood stove relief

If you’d like to retrofit your fireplace, or have ever thought about replacing your old woodstove or perhaps just getting rid of it, you may be able to receive some financial aid to do so, thanks to the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) and the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 2, 2021 

Shannon Eddy joins prosecutor's staff

Shannon Eddy is the new deputy prosecutor for Wahkiakum County. She came to Cathlamet by way of Othello, but she began her career in Alaska, where she lived for about 15 years. "I wanted to be a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 2, 2021 

Covid-19 update

With no new cases of covid-19 in the past week, the cumulative number of cases in Wahkiakum County remains at 261. Of those, two are considered potentially active. The Washington Department of Health is reporting 17 hospitalizations, an increase of...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire De...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 2, 2021 

Family Health Center back on schedule

The Wahkiakum Clinic in Cathlamet, which was closed temporarily because of personnel issues, is open and back to a Tuesday through Friday schedule. According to Jim Coffee, Chief Executive Officer of the Cowlitz Family Health Center, which oversees...

 

County fair awarded $250,000 grant

Wahkiakum County Fair Manager Patty Dursteler was still practically bursting with joy on Saturday about the really good news she got last Wednesday when she opened her email at work. The Department...

 

Cathlamet man charged with illegal gun sales

Cathlamet resident Trevor Batchelor was arrested on November 17 when the Lower Columbia SWAT team served a search warrant at his home on Columbia Street along with the agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and LPD...

 

School board studies building repair financing

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Monday to continue their discussion about how they might fund improvements to their aging buildings, to hear a summary on the 2020-2021 budget, and honor one of their members who was finishing...

 

Lighting festival Saturday in Cathlamet

Come downtown this Saturday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, which is taking place in its usual spot in front of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse in Cathlamet. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., Wahkiakum High School alum Laurie Miller will lead the...

 

Ferry service update

The ferry Oscar B. this week carried some construction equipment which is being used to assist a contractor making improvements to the landing ramp at Westport. Ferry service has been closed as crews...

 

Covid-19 update

There was one new case of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County on Monday, according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services. This brings the cumulative total to 261, with seven cases considered to be potentially active. So far, there have been 16...

 

Eddy takes oath of office

Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow this week administered an oath of office to his new deputy, Shannon Eddy. Eddy has spent the last two years in charge of prosecutions in the Adams...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY River City Strippers, quilting group, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. AA Meeting, Hope Cen...

 

Covid protocol debate continues for Naselle board

At a meeting held Nov. 16 at the Naselle school, the district board of directors heard public comments from a group of approximately 25 individuals who continued to voice ongoing concerns with state pandemic response protocols that they perceive as...

 

Elegant arrival

El Primero, a landmark of US maritime history, is currently docked at Elochoman Marina. A remarkable (originally steam-powered) vessel, El Primero is the first yacht built on the west coast, and is a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Back to the drawing board

Cathlamet Town Council Members on Monday reviewed proposed plans for development of two parks and sent their architects back to the drawing board. First, the council studied concepts for development of Queen Sally Park and decided to seek a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council canceling community center pact

The Cathlamet Town Council voted Monday to cease operations at the Community Center in Cathlamet as soon as possible and form a committee to determine future operation. The center is a town facility operated on a contract with Wahkiakum County. The...

 

PUD budget is in the works

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners talked about the proposed 2022 budget, redistricting, a conservation plan, and more at their meeting on Tuesday. Auditor Erin Wilson went over some changes to the budget, which will be on the agenda...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Council debates historical society funding request

The Cathlamet Town Council had no comments from citizens when it held a public hearing on the proposed 2022 budget Monday, but council members had plenty to say. Council Member Robert Stowe objected to a possible appropriation of $5,000 to the...

 

Board meeting rescheduled

The November meeting of the Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District has been rescheduled and will be held next Monday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held both virtually and in person and can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/97457315566 or by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 18, 2021

Commission rejects island sale request

Wahkiakum County commissioners said no to declaring a county owned island surplus property and quickly handled other items of business when they met Tuesday. A private citizen approached county officials, wanting to purchase a 4.5 acre island owned...

 

Covid-19 update:

Two more cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 260, with 11 considered potentially active. So far, this has resulted in 16 reported hospitalizations and five deaths. On Tuesday, there were 13...

 

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, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking...

 

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