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 News    May 15, 2024 

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will visit Naselle

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) announced she will be holding her third set of mobile office hours in Naselle, Washington. Residents of Washington’s Third District will be able to walk in to get assistance with federal agencies like the VA, I...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Wahkiakum West goes solar

Wahkiakum West Communications has recently installed a solar array designed to produce 85 kilowatt hours of electric power. The system which went on line on Friday, May 10, 2024, is anticipated to meet 90 percent of the facility’s demand. “With the...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Clatskanie's Raymond Carver Writing Festival Features Regional Writers

Clatskanie’s claim to fame as the birthplace of world-renowned writer Raymond Carver will be celebrated May 17-18 during the annual Raymond Carver Writing Festival, an event which honors the craft of writing and supports the community of regional w...

 
 By Stacey Lane    News    May 15, 2024 

Stacey Lane flies to new territory

My brief experience working at The Wahkiakum County Eagle has taught me much. I have developed new skills, met great people and connected with wonderful organizations in the community. The challenges...

 
 By Jacob Nelson    News    May 15, 2024 

Changes at The Eagle

This past year has been full of goodbyes at The Eagle. Since my father Rick’s death last year, we’ve worked to find a way to keep the paper going, both as an act of service to the community in which I grew up, and as a way of keeping my fat...

 
 By Jen Milliren    News    May 15, 2024 

Health & Human Services Offers Drug Test Strips for Harm Reduction

In the year 2000, my mother and I stood across from the television as the news anchors warned us of the newest drug sweeping the nation. That year it was ecstasy, or MDMA, and law enforcement officials said that this drug worries them more than any...

 
 By Grace Deng    News    May 15, 2024 

Washington is intercepting benefits for foster youth

Despite pressure to end the practice, Washington continues to divert federal benefits owed to foster youth to fund the Department of Children, Youth and Families, which runs the state’s foster care system. That’s according to a report released las...

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    News    May 15, 2024 

Skamokawa News

NICE OUT. Well, we were wanting some nice weather and we finally got it, so I hope you're enjoying it. I have to say that I was a bit overwhelmed by the beginning of this dry spell when we went from 36 degrees in the morning to 91 by late afternoon...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Sheriff's Report

May 6 10:29 a.m. A Skamokawa caller reported that four dogs and several puppies were dropped off at the end of West Valley Road. Wahkiakum Animal Advocacy Group (WAAG) was notified. 10:59 a.m. A Deep River resident let the Sheriff’s Department k...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

2nd Annual Columbia River Author Festival

The Longview Public Library will host its second annual Columbia River Author Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am – 4 pm at the library. The festival will celebrate local writers and their books featuring pop-up readings, an extensive book f...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Grays Bay flooding and sea level rise workshop announced

Over the past year, community members and local leaders came together three times to discuss flood risk & sea level rise resiliency in the Grays Bay area. Washington Sea Grant, Pacific Conservation District, and the Lower Columbia Estuary...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Seal River Cemetery Annual Clean-Up Day

The Seal River Cemetery Association has scheduled their cemetery clean-up for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at the cemetery outside of Rosburg on State Route 4. One of the biggest expenses we incur each year is the mowing of the cemetery, but this...

 
 News    May 15, 2024 

Tsuga Gallery to host Imagine Art

Saturday, May 18 Tsuga Gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the talent of aspiring young artists from the local area. Most of the artists are homeschooled and have been taking art lessons from Leslie Billington. Stop by to admire the artwork...

 
 By Jerry Cornfield    News    May 8, 2024

Republican legislative staff move first to unionize under new WA law

Employees of the Washington Legislature could start pursuing union representation Wednesday and two groups of workers did. Both are Republican. Legislative assistants for GOP members of the state House and Senate want the recently formed Legislative...

 
 By Dan Driscoll    News    May 8, 2024

Snow Peak: Japanese outdoors firm opens 1st U.S. 'Campfield' in Long Beach

Snow Peak, purveyor of Japanese-designed, “heirloom quality” camping gear and apparel, recently opened Campfield Long Beach. It is the famed company’s first Campfield in the U.S. “The site was cho...

 
 By Bill Coons    News    May 8, 2024

Candidate filing period ends Friday

Candidates began filing for some local offices early this week. Lee Tischer filed for re-election as County Commissioner for District #1, and Dan Cothren is seeking another term as County Commissioner for District #2. Both positions are for four...

 

Broadband development for rural counties

The United States is currently engaged in a nationwide project aimed at providing high-speed and reliable internet access to every household, known as the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. This initiative, reminiscent of the...

 
 By Stacey Lane    News    April 24, 2024

Helms found Guilty

Defendant, Ryan Helms, was found guilty of theft in the first degree on April 16, 2024 in Wahkiakum’s Superior Court. Judge Donald Richter presided over the trial of Helms vs. the State of W...

 

Bridge repairs on I-5 begin soon

On Thursday, April 25, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor, Combined Construction, Inc., will begin two months of construction on the southbound I-5 Dike Access Road Bridge near milepost 23, just north of Woodland. During constru...

 

Ferry News

The Oscar B Ferry is down for repairs until further notice. There are mechanical issues with the steering. Public Works is hoping that repairs will begin soon. For information about the ferry, contact 360-795-7867....

 

Washington working to blunt Supreme Court wetlands ruling

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking more funding to regulate activities that affect seasonal creeks, flooded fields and other landlocked wetlands that the U.S. Supreme Court removed from federal jurisdiction. The high court’s Sackett d...

 
 By Stacey Lane    News    April 18, 2024

Earth Day April 22nd

The first Earth Day celebration was in 1970 and continues to be celebrated each spring. It brings to light the need to protect the environment for existing and future generations. Many achievements...

 

WDFW exploring strict fishery on Naselle

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife held a North of Falcon meeting on March 28 to discuss salmon fishing rules for the 2024-25 season in Willapa Bay. Escapement estimates continue to be below goals, a factor certain to influence...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    April 10, 2024

Commissioners report

The routine work of the Wahkiakum County Commissioners was overshadowed this week by a presentation by the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the depositing of dredge spoils inside the dike on Puget Island. The plan, which has been approved by the...

 

New Washington budget boosts state spending by $2B

The Washington State Legislature passed a $69.8 billion operating budget last year. The added money approved this session will be spent through June 2025 when the state’s budget resets. About half of that money is for “maintenance level” costs for go...

 

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