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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Young porcupine adopts family

"Oh life is bigger, bigger than you," REM's Michael Stipe first sang in 1991. That lyric seems to echo in my ears when I don't have an easy explanation for things I don't understand. Like when a wild...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 13, 2018 

Commission covers guns, dredging, timber, other topics

It was almost a typical meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The board covered its usual variety of subjects----dredging, staffing, budgeting, bids, reports, and so on, but there was one difference. Commissioner Blair...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Christmas lights parade set for Saturday

Everybody loves a parade, especially if it involves Christmas lights. A stressful election season had Paige Lake, Nicci Bergseng, and Kaelee Dearmore daydreaming about an altogether, much happier season: Christmas. While talking, Dearmore and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 13, 2018 

Night time bridge closures set to end soon

Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation's Puget Island Bridge project are making progress, and the night time full bridge closures needed to replace deck panels could end as...

 

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.,...

 

Woman's Club names Joyce Orr as citizen of the year

Joyce Orr may try to fly under the radar as a busy volunteer, but her warm, generous, and fun loving heart will always give her away. The Cathlamet Woman's Club took notice of all her good work...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018

County commission holds hearing on 2019 budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners held a public hearing on proposed 2019 budgets Monday and addressed other business at their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners will take final action on the budgets later this month. Revenue for 2019 will...

 

Naturalist writer RM Pyle branches into fiction

Grays River writer Robert Michael Pyle's latest book tour is winding down, but lucky Wahkiakum residents can hear him read from his first work of fiction at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa on Saturday,...

 

PUD conservation dollars go to work

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got an update on how conservation dollars were being used, learned about water pressure issues on Puget Island and approved a resolution that authorized a mutual aid agreement for a water system...

 

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THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018

Council takes steps on 2019 budgets

The Cathlamet Town Council took first steps toward adopTing 2019 budgets at a special meeting Monday afternoon. Budget preparation has been delayed by illness ot Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally. Recently hired interim Clerk/Treasurer Sylvia Costich...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 6, 2018

Planners accept Port 2 20-year disposal permit

The Wahkiakum County Planning Commission last Thursday accepted a recommendation for approval of a shoreline substantial development permit for Port District 2. The permit would cover a 20-year program for deposition of dredge spoils at Skamokawa...

 

Here comes Santa Claus!

A large crowd enjoyed good weather for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday lighting festival last Saturday. Above: when asked what she wanted for Christmas, Birdie Feather Friend was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

Strong edges Brady by two votes; recount set for next Wednesday

Incumbent Blair Brady outpolled challenger Gene Strong 6-2 when Wahkiakum County election officials tallied the final votes of the 2018 general election, but Strong led the final count by two votes, 1,189-1,187. With the margin that close, there...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

Cothren suggest county adopt anti-1639 ordinance

Wahkiakum County may soon join other counties and municipalities across the state in codifying opposition to new law created by voter approved Initiative 1639. The initiative requires a variety of measures designed to increase firearm safety and...

 

School board acts on levy language

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors last Tuesday learned about state and federal programs, talked about food services, and passed a resolution that could potentially increase their budget if property values rise. Superintendent Brent...

 

Broadband feasibility study grant moves on

The Wahkiakum County PUD’s application for a broadband feasibility study grant has “passed the threshold,” and the next step, a presentation to the potential grantor, has tentatively been scheduled for mid-January, the Broadband Action...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

LLC suggested for future mental health services

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to support creation of a limited liability company to oversee mental health services in 2020. Currently, state and federal funds for mental health are managed by the Great Rivers Behavioral Health...

 

Commissioners cover a variety of issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners convened quickly Nov. 20 to tackle a few issues before the Thanksgiving holiday. In an update on the Cape Horn beach nourishment project, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said that an archaeological review had been...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m....

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on November 20 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved a partial leave of absence for Greg Nelson, assistant girls...

 

Island couple opens store at Backwater Farm

Last Saturday, Bruce and Desiree Craven officially opened their Farm Store doors at Backwater Farm on Puget Island. The Cravens are selling fresh eggs, jams, honey, bone broth, chicken, lavender oils...

 

Exchange students enjoy small town life

Daniel E. Rosua Lopéz, 17, is an exchange student and a junior at Wahkiakum High School for the 2018-2019 year. Lopéz was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but thanks to dual nationality, was able to...

 

Exchange students enjoy small town life

Vo Dai, 16, is an exchange student and a junior at Wahkiakum High School this year. Call him Dai. Dai is from Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam. "We only have two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 22, 2018

Town council regroups for budget prep

With their clerk/treasurer out of commission, the Cathlamet town council is having to regroup and start anew in preparation of the town's 2019 budgets. Clerk/treasurer Kerrie McNally became ill in mid-October and a took a trip to a hospital for...

 

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