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 News    May 5, 2022

Day in the Life photo contest starts Saturday

We are pleased to announce the return of our annual photo contest, A Day in The Life of Wahkiakum County and Naselle. We invite Wahkiakum County and Naselle residents to shoot a photo on Saturday,...

 
 News    May 19, 2022 

Plant sale at the Community Garden

Shoppers turned out for the first Wednesday Community Garden plant sale last week to pick from a variety of seedlings available for their home gardens. The sale continues every Wednesday in May from...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2022 

County officials dealing with economic impacts

Wahkiakum County officials find themselves dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly. The good is an increase in revenue from rising investment interest rates and state timber excise tax revenue; the bad is a cooling of timber markets that is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 19, 2022 

Council continues work on utility rates

Cathlamet town officials are getting closer to revising rates for sewer and water service, but fine tuning continues. The town's utility rates contain inequalities, with some customers subsidizing others, and out of town customers paying higher rates...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2022 

Port 1 announces Jackie Lea retirement, hears restroom issue

Long time Port 1 Manager Jackie Lea retired on April 25 but plans to remain available to staff and commissioners until June 30 as they transition to new management. “She gave a lot of time to this place,” Commissioner Scott Anderson said. “She...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2022 

PUD commission starts long term planning

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and talked about supply chain issues, weather, and projects in the county. General Manager Dan Kay said that he and Auditor Erin Wilson were collecting information for long term planning, which he...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2022 

Renovation proceeds for River Rat Tap

Stephanie Vossen, owner of The Spar, a restaurant on Main Street in Cathlamet, has purchased and is currently renovating the River Rat Tap, a historic bar on Broadway Street. There will be a much...

 
 News    May 19, 2022 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 19, 2022 

Body identified

Dental records were used to identify Delmar Dixon, 61, of Rainier, Ore., whose body was found by a walker on Little Cape Horn beach on May 7. Dixon was last seen on December 26, 2021. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department was contacted for...

 

Island life

Above: A family of geese cruise along Birnie slough. Right: A goldfinch perches in a Puget Island tree. Photos by Ian Brandon...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Jackson Inlet considered for weed control in 2023

As the environment of the lower Columbia River region evolves, Wahkiakum County's Noxious Weed Control Program is trying to keep up. Originally created years ago to control poisonous and similar weeds on agricultural land, the program is now having t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Commissioners, Corps review Gray's Bay shoaling

It likely will take an act of Congress to get the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge sediment in Gray's Bay. Residents of the Grays River and Deep River valleys have been pressing the Corps for years to clear sediment from the rivers' channels...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Virulent avian flu now in our region

An outbreak of avian flu has been affecting poultry in North America since sometime last fall or early winter, but it wasn’t until the first week of May that it began to show up a little closer to home, in backyard flocks in Pacific County, in...

 

A special flag

Last Tuesday, the VFW Post 5297 raised a new flag at the Cathlamet Fire Hall after presenting it to the Cathlamet Fire Chief Vernon Barton. The flag previously hung on the catwalk of a C-17 that...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Reporter issues pie baking challenge

Part of my family's lore is that a young Ronald Reagan, during his days on the radio, would come in to my maternal grandfather's restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, where surely he must have enjoyed...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. P...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Body discovered on beach

A body washed up onto the beach at Little Cape Horn on Saturday, May 7 and was found by a walker who lived nearby. The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department received the phone call at 11:21 a.m. and two deputies responded. The coroner, Dan...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Election 2022

Filing for offices on this year’s election ballots opens next Monday. All county offices will be on the ballot, and the District 3 Wahkiakum PUD commissioner will be on the ballot. Other positions include US Senator, District 3 congressional...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Holly McKeen announces candidacy for prosecutor

Cathlamet native Holly McKeen this week announced she will be a candidate for Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney. McKeen is a 2003 Wahkiakum High School graduate. She is now a deputy prosecutor in Cowlitz County and resides in Cathlamet. “My ste...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Mules shoot well in state trap meet

In mid-April, Wahkiakum High School trap shooters Henry Bassi, Greydon Luce, and Braden Avalon traveled to Wenatchee to compete in the FFA State Trap Tournament. According to their coach and teacher,...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

May Day

The Wahkiakum Historical Museum Society held a May Day event on Sunday, marking the first of May. One of their volunteers, Tiffany Mora, wanted to bring back the tradition, according to another...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 5, 2022

Closures ahead for ferry, Risk Road

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved two measures that will impact transportation routes. On Monday, the ferry Oscar B. will go out of service from 6 a.m. to 12 noon for mechanical work. County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 5, 2022

Council seeks more public comment before rate hike action

The Cathlamet Town Council on Monday decided to extend the public comment period to May 16 on proposed changes to rates for water and sewer service. The council wants to modify rates to end inequalities among customer groups. The new rates would...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 5, 2022

PUD board hears need for water system study

A report from Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne, Inc. occupied much of the conversation at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. In order to apply for a drinking water state revolving fund in November, the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 5, 2022

Local rider headed to state tournament

Makayla Davis, a freshman at Wahkiakum High School, continues to find success riding for Kelso WAHSET (Washington High School Equestrian Team). At the last district meet, Davis placed first in the...

 

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