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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 17, 2019 

Two candidates seek town council seat--Bill Wainwright

Bill Wainwright is one of two candidates vying for the Town of Cathlamet Councilman #2 position. Here is what he had to say: "I've been here for 10 years, retired here full time three years ago. I...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 17, 2019 

Two candidates seek town council seat--Janis Dodrill

Janis Dodrill is one of two candidates vying for the Town of Cathlamet Councilman #2 position. This is what she had to say: "I love this town. I grew up here," Dodrill said. "I came back to Cathlamet...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 17, 2019 

Port 1 considering proposals for Johnson House, barge dismantle

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners discussed the 2020 budget and rates and a variety of other issues at their meeting last Thursday. According to Port Manager Jackie Lea, more interest had been expressed in dismantling barges at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 17, 2019 

Two showings feature local artists

Next Friday, two local artists will be showcased in a featured artists' opening at Tsuga Gallery while across the street, the Hotel Cathlamet will host an art show featuring work by an artist with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 17, 2019 

Volunteer workers recognized, lauded

Volunteers who grew and distributed vegetables around Wahkiakum County were recognized and praised at Tuesday's meeting of the board of county commissioners. The volunteers worked in the community garden in Cathlamet and the Outdoor Café summer...

 

Zimmerman wins writing awards

Wahkiakum County Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman won three writing awards in the 2019 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. In the category General Feature Story, Long, she placed second for a story about a leatherwork...

 

Corrections/Clarification

Last week's headline above Suzanne Holmes's letter to the editor about the community cleanup day had the wrong date; the correct date is October 26. Also, tonight's appearance of the candidates for Cathlamet Town Council will be a forum, not a...

 

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...

 

Cape Horn beach work finishes 13 days early

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredged material placement at Cape Horn east of Cathlamet on October 7. Cape Horn residents and officials from the Corps and Wahkiakum County gathered at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Work nears completion on Puget Island bridge

The end of the road is in sight for the the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Deck Repair and Replacement project. "Provided we do not have any weather delays, this project could wrap up before the end of...

 

PUD board considers old, new projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and passed two resolutions, one regarding changes to their policy on the small works roster, and the other a new policy regarding work phones issued to employees....

 

Port district vote draws 2 candidates--Brian O'Connor

A position on the board of commissioners for Port District 2 is one of the few contested elections on the Nov. 5 ballot. The position represents the Skamokawa and Grays River area. Incumbent Brian...

 

Port district vote draws 2 candidates--Austin Smith

A position on the board of commissioners for Port District 2 is one of the few contested elections on the Nov. 5 ballot. The position represents the Skamokawa and Grays River area. Incumbent Brian...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Commissioners review junk ordinance issues

Discussion of an update to Wahkiakum County's solid waste nuisance ordinance continued at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners. Last week, county officials discussed the ordinance and decided to amend it and increase its...

 

Ferry shutting down Wednesday for engine inspection

The ferry Oscar B. will go out of service next Wednesday morning for another inspection and possible repair of an engine. The ferry will be out of service from 5 a.m. to 12 noon. A new engine last spring has indicated it is overheating, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Commissioners OK equipment sale to local entity

How to dispose of surplus equipment? That was the question posed to the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The county road department has surplused several pieces of equipment, including a bulldozer, excavator, generator, engine bloc...

 

Spill drill

Clean Rivers Cooperative and the Maritime Fire & Safety Association conducted an equipment deployment drill of its oil spill response resources last Thursday after launching from the Elochoman...

 

Cathlamet council sponsoring candidate forum next week

The Cathlamet Town Council is sponsoring a public forumfor candidates for council positions on this fall's election ballot. The debate, starting at 5:30 p.m. on October 17, will be held in the DeBriae Meeting Room of the Fire Hall located at 255 2nd...

 

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.,...

 

Weed board meets Friday

The Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board will hold a special meeting commencing at 6 p.m. on Friday to discuss 2020 programs and budget. The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners has been working to reconstitute the board, which is charged...

 

Exchange student finds that attitude makes the difference

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Asia Taccori, an exchange student at Wahkiakum High School this year, knows two things for sure right now. One, it's cold. Two, life is as good as your attitude. She...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

County officials say junk car ordinance needs some teeth

There's change coming for Wahkiakum County's Solid wast Nuisance Ordinance. The county board of commissioners adopted the ordinance in 2016 to give the sheriff's office and Department of Health and Human Services regulations and processes to address...

 

WWII veteran heading to D.C. on honor flight

Cathlamet resident Tom Irving may be nearly 97 years old, but he isn't letting that stop him. Irving is headed to Washington D.C. this month along with the Puget Sound Honor Flight. "You're as young...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

DNR: County timber revenue on track to 10-year average

Wahkiakum County should receive $1.5 million this year from the harvest of timber from state managed timberlands, Department of Natural Resources foresters reported Tuesday. County officials rely on the revenue from timber trust harvests to support...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

Assessor reports that property assessments increase in 2019

Wahkiakum County land owners can expect to see their property tax assessments increase, Assessor Bill Coons announced this week. Coons said the assessed value of the county increased 11.8 percent this year, by $57.4 million. Part of that was new...

 

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