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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Council schedules Friday meeting to go over, act on Butler St. park input

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting this Friday to review public input on the proposed Butler Street park and possibly take action on next steps. Here is the agenda.: 1. Call to Order – Mayor 2. Pledge of Allegiance – Mayor 3....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

WDFW officials: Salmon stocks suffer from ocean conditions

Wolves and fishes--those were the topics addressed with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials visited the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners Monday. The group shared points...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

Recall issues haunt council

By Rick Nelson Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council had a bit of everything: Council members amended their 2019 budget, agreed to hold workshops, covered other business, and ended with a heated discussion about the effort to recall the...

 

End of an era

Shoppers curious about the treasures they might find at the closing sale of Wright Pro Hardware, which started building inventory in 1933, arrived early for Thursday's opening at 9 a.m. "Don't fight...

 

Bank finds counterfeit bills

Counterfeit currency has been circulating in Wahkiakum County, Sheriff Mark Howie said Tuesday. Howie said Bank of the Pacific staff had reported discovering two counterfeit bills, one for $50 and the other for $100, in cash deposited by two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Rick Nelson The initial filing period for elected offices on the fall election ballots closed last Friday, with the following results: Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3 (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum counties), Judge...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 23, 2019

County receives final OK for beach nourishment

By Rick Nelson The US Army Corps of Engineers last week gave final approval to a 10-year permit for placement of dredged sand on eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. As described in a county news release, the purpose of the sand placement...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 23, 2019

School board planning bond sale to update aging high school

An aging school has the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors considering a bond. On Tuesday before the regular board meeting, the directors listened to a presentation from two representatives of Piper Jaffray, about why they should serve as t...

 

The hot spot

Sturgeon brought a lot of fishermen to the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday. They were happily showing off their catch or talking about the one that got away while they waited for their turn to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Brian Macy, head boys’ basketball...

 

Two lanes for PI Bridge

In recognition of Memorial Day, both lanes of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will re-open to traffic beginning at noon May 24 through May 27, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. Beginning May 28, crews will resume...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 23, 2019

Kayaker embarking on coastal odyssey

Kyleen Austin is going to have a grand adventure this summer while kayaking from Ketchikan, Alaska back to her home on Puget Island. She will paddle solo through the Inside Passage, south along Vancou...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Council names Olson to fill vacancy

The Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting Monday to fill a vacant seat on the council and go over needed amendments to their 2019 budgets. After interviewing two people who applied to fill...

 

Permit Received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 10 Year Sand Placement Program on Puget Island and Cape Horn

Here's a Thursday afternoon news release from the office of Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners: On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Public Works Director Charles Beyer signed and received the final, completed permitting package with the U.S. Army Corps...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 16, 2019

Commissioners, health director discuss homelessness

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of issues at their meeting Tuesday, including how to address the population of homeless persons in the county. Cape Horn resident Trish Shroyer said she had seen news reports about the controversies...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 16, 2019

Port District 1 plans new camping spots

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about marina business. Counsel Tim Hanigan gave a quick update on the most recent meeting between Port 1 and Port 2. “The last meeting went well,” Hanigan said, “there was a...

 

River life

A bald eagle patrols the Columbia River shoreline. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Cathlamet native and historian David Hansen contacted us for a correction on the date of the Elliott House pictured on the front of last week's edition. A plaque on the front of the house states it was built in 1870, but Hansen said that during a...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Eagle Staff Ten candidates had filed for nine offices open for election in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday evening. There are currently 22 offices open for election. Anne Cruser of Kalama, incumbent, filed for Judge Position 2 in the Court of...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Weekend burning ban rescinded on Wednesday

Wahkiakum County officials implemented an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, last Wednesday. A lack of precipitation and dry weather conditions forecast for the weekend prompted a coordinated burn ban for all southwest Washington. However, on...

 

Commission, WDFW regional director to meet on Monday

Wahkiakum County commissioners will meet with Kessina Lee, regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in an open workshop session on Monday, 2 p.m., in the commission’s meeting room in Cathlamet. The purpose of the...

 

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Bee keepers collect hive from Main Street

Photos courtesy of Allen Bennett The rooms in the saloon in downtown Cathlamet have been empty for decades, but that didn't stop a colony of bees from making a home there. Allen Bennett, who is a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Filing for political offices starts Monday

Filing for offices on this year's election ballots starts Monday. Local offices on the ballot this year include: Wahkiakum/Pacific Superior Court Judge Position 1, 1-year unexpired term, Donald J. Richter incumbent [Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties]....

 

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