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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

The Crowd: Bald Eagle Days were awesome

It was rockin' and reelin' in Cathlamet this weekend when a big crowd showed up to celebrate the 38th annual Bald Eagle Days, enjoy a parade, and shop at scores of vendor's tables. The hometown event...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

School district uses reserves to balance next year's budget

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors adopted the budget for 2019-2020, heard an update on the commercial kitchen project, and handled other business at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The board approved a budget of $7,950,464, which...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 25, 2019

County board, residents frustrated over sand

Wahkiakum County commissioners and residents of Cape Horn shared frustrations Tuesday over lack of information about US Army Corps of Engineer beach nourishment plans. Commissioners also received an evaluation of costs of maintaining a vacant house...

 

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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...

 

Sheriff's gather at Wahkiakum County Courthouse

Sheriffs from five counties gathered Monday morning at the Wahkiakum County courthouse to sign a mutual aid pact. L-r are Sheriffs Brian E. Pixley, Columbia County, Ore., Mark Howie, Wahkiakum...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 25, 2019

Chalk art draws a crowd

This year's 12th annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest boasted the biggest turnout yet on Friday, with 64 entrants ranging from 2 years old to adults. Winners were selected in three age categories: 8 and...

 

Bald Eagle Parade Awards

2019 Bald Eagle Parade Grand Marshals--Lee and Diane Tischer Grand Prize--Wahkiakum Realty LLC Car Club 1. Columbia River Corvettes. Other 1. BA Lunatic the Clown; 2. Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club; 3. American Legion Post 111. Marching Group 1....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Outdoor Café offers meals, activities

A lunch program for local youths, Outdoor Café, is underway for the summer. Right now they are serving about 35 kids, but they have the capacity to feed many more, according to organizer, Suzanne...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Bald Eagle Days bring weekend fun

Are you ready for Bald Eagle Days? The fun begins this Friday with the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in front of the Bank of the Pacific from 11-3 p.m. Shoppers can stop by the Elochoman Marina...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 18, 2019

Council debates park maintenance contract, administrative assistant

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on a variety of business when they met Monday, including debating park maintenance and a possible town administrator. Council Member Sue Cameron, who announced she is moving away from Cathlamet and will...

 

Evening transition

The setting sun creates a colorful celestial transition over the Puget Island skyline. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The Eagle had a case of mistaken identity in last week's edition. The man in both of these photos is Raymond Badger, not his cousin, Dean....

 

Last of the Bald Eagle Days reminders

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has announced some last-minute reminders concerning Bald Eagle Day, which include: Main Street will be closed for all parking and through vehicle traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the street vendor fair and...

 

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...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignation of Karl Johnson, drama director, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

PUD working on Westend substation, Skamokawa water projects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed a newly drafted financial policy. “The contractor for the Grays River substation asked to start today,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 18, 2019

Port 2 would consider managing fairground park

Will staff of Port District No. 2 take over maintenance and operation responsibilities for Wahkiakum County's Fairgrounds Park? At their monthly meeting Tuesday, commissioners and staff of Port 2 said they are willing to consider the possibility....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Port 1 commission goes over dock plan

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting to discuss matters at the marina. The port had been asked to submit a letter of support for the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan and in June, Commissioners...

 

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business in their 25-minute long meeting on Tuesday. Business included: --County Engineer Paul Lacy received support for a recommendation to apply for grant funding to construct a bicycle/pedestrian...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Lee and Diane Tischer are parade marshals

The grand marshals for the 2019 Bald Eagle Day parade are Puget Island residents Lee and Diane Tischer. The two were raised in Wahkiakum County, were high school sweethearts, and have spent years...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 11, 2019

Change in store for Johnson Park traffic

By Rick Nelson There is change ahead for the traffic pattern at Johnson Park. Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy on Tuesday reported that the Washington State Department of Transportation has relocated the painted stop bar that guides vehicles...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

Brewery, Port 1 OK new waterfront site

If all goes well, River Mile 38 Brewing Co. customers could be sipping craft beer and cider at their new building on the waterfront some time next year. River Mile 38 owners Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez moved forward with plans when they recently...

 

PUD hears reports, opposes dam removal

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met July 2 to hear reports and to vote on a resolution regarding the removal of the Lower Snake River Dams. With the water expansion project on his mind, Commissioner Dennis Reid asked if there were...

 

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.,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 11, 2019

County dealing with election and mental health funding changes

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners tackled a variety of issues at their July 2 meeting. Cape Horn resident Bob Gawith asked for an update on the beach nourishment project. “It would be nice to have it right away, that would be great,...

 

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