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Burn ban ends October 1, not Sept. 24

The Eagle has made a dreadful error on this week's front page: The ban on outdoor burning ends on Friday, Oct. 1, not today (Friday, Sept. 24). We most sincerely apologize for this error. --Rick Nelson, publisher....

 

School board hears reports on masks, shipping, other issues

After listening to public comment on mask wearing and vaccines, both for and against, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard about the shipping delays, covid funding, and earthquake assessments at their September meeting on Tuesday....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 23, 2021 

Town council reviews unfinished projects

A potentially short meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council turned into a sometimes contentious discussion of unfinished projects. The council did authorize staff to work with Wahkiakum West Telephone Company to develop a franchise agreement that...

 

Honoring POW/MIA

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 honored American service men and women who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action, as well as their families, in a ceremony at the...

 

New PUD manager gets acquainted

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed the preliminary budget at their meeting on Tuesday morning. In his first report as general manager, Dan Kay said there has been a steady flow of new customer service...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 23, 2021 

Closures ahead for county ferry

The ferry Oscar B. will be out of service twice this fall, Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer announced at the Tuesday meeting of the board of county commissioners. The first closure will be next Monday, Beyer said, from 9 a.m. to 5...

 

Covid-19 update

Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Tuesday, according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS), bringing the cumulative total to 209, with 14 considered potentially active. A total of 13 people have been...

 

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 Rick Nelson    News    September 23, 2021 

Port District 2 will buy Methodist church building

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday adopted a resolution to purchase the Skamokawa Methodist Church property situated adjacent to Skamokawa Vista Park. The Methodist congregation has shrunk, and the group has agreed to sell the building to...

 

Aquatic week eradication targets marina, PI slough

Water stargrass, a native grass that has reached nuisance levels and some invasive species like milfoil and parrot feather have been choking local waterways. The Wahkiakum Noxious Weed Control Board was able to secure permitting, and with funds from...

 

Visitors, exhibitors enjoy Farm to Fiber Festival

The first ever Farm to Fiber Festival was held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds this past weekend. "It went really well!" organizer Lori Cagle said happily. So well, she and the other organizers,...

 

VFW holding ceremony Friday

The public is invited to a POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Friday, September 17, at 9 a.m. at the Wahkiakum County Court House flagpole. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and...

 

Mayoral candidate forum cancelled

The Eagle received word Monday that the forum for Cathlamet mayor candidates scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. Here is the notice: It is with much sadness that, after much discussion this evening, the Forum Team has decided to cancel the...

 

Burn ban ending

The ban on outdoor burning in Wahkiakum County will end this Friday, according to an announcement from Chuck Beyer, director of Wahkiakum County Public Works. "All the counties in SW Washington and DNR have decided to lift the ban on October 1,...

 

Covid-19 update

There were eleven new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County over the last week, with one on Monday, and 10 on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative total to 207, with 18 considered potentially active. So far, 13 people have been hospitalized,...

 

Meet Dan Kay, Wahkiakum PUD's new manager

Dan Kay's first day at the Wahkiakum County PUD was on August 26, but his first day as general manager came last week, when Dave Tramblie made his retirement official. Luckily, it's a position he's...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 16, 2021

Commissioners address mandate concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday acted on a couple business items, discussed covid-19 vaccine mandates with constituents, and met in executive session to discuss potential litigation. The board approved a request from Chief Civil Deputy...

 

Port 1 dealing with sewer line issue

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to handle customer refunds and to discuss a few maintenance issues, including a new problem with the sewer system. They opened with a budget and rate workshop, but decided to table...

 

Treating local waterways

Woodland Resource Services brought their airboat to Welcome Slough, below, and the Elochoman Slough Marina, above, this week to treat invasive species like milfoil, parrotfeather, and native water...

 

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 Grou...

 

New covid-19 case reported

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for one additional COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident, the department announced Monday. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 197...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 9, 2021

Town council hears community center plan; works on park, town hall improvements

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council reviewed plans to fund a manager for the Community Center in Cathlamet when they met Tuesday. Council members also approved concepts for improvements at town hall and Erickson Park, and they delayed action on bus...

 

Dave Tramblie leaves the PUD

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to listen to reports, including the final one from Dave Tramblie, who is retiring from his position as general manager this week. Tramblie said that customer work was keeping the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 9, 2021

Commissioners address covid concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered familiar ground and handled a variety of other business when they met Tuesday. In opening public comment, a speaker described discomfort caused by logging trucks passing by his house and raising dust, and of...

 

Island life

Carp in talons, an osprey returns to its Puget Island nest. Photo by Sarah Lawrence....

 

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