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Foraging workshop

Dr. John Kallas was in Cathlamet over the weekend to share a wealth of knowledge about foraging wild foods, including how to identify, harvest, and prepare them, to a lucky group of Wahkiakum...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

Jeff Smith assumes Port 2 management role

This week Jeff Smith officially became the acting Wahkiakum County Port 2 Manager. After spending the last two months with outgoing manager Janet Bryan, Smith acknowledged that he still has a lot to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

DNR: County timber revenue holding steady

Wahkiakum County government can expect to receive $1.3 million this year from the harvest of state managed trust timber. That amount is almost right on the 10-year average of trust timber revenue, $1.37 million, according to a report Tuesday to the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

PUD addressing misinformation about Skamokawa water

On Tuesday morning, Commissioner Dennis Reid addressed misinformation about the Wahkiakum County PUD’s plans to expand the water system in the Skamokawa area, General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an overview on costs to replace an aging Western Wahki...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

County to look at energy upgrades

Wahkiakum County officials are moving toward a comprehensive energy upgrade for most county facilities. Personnel from Willdan Performance Engineering, Inc., have begun an initial audit of energy upgrade needs and will present initial findings to...

 

Spring in bloom

Trillium in bloom: Spring is here. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Wildwood Fire response was outstanding

To the Eagle: I want to send a big thank you to the people who protected my home when it was threatened by the Wildwood Fire. Imagine my surprise when arriving home on Friday after a trip to find an electronic sign advising caution and Department of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

Volunteers raise funds for kids cancer programs

Community service groups and Wahkiakum High School students have raised nearly $10,000 for children's cancer programs at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. The Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

WHS grad is first woman to become a full-time firefighter in Moses Lake

Samantha Wright, a 2007 graduate of Wahkiakum High School, is the first woman to become a full time firefighter and paramedic for the City of Moses Lake. She became a provisional employee for the...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 4, 2019

Senate Democrats announce budget proposal

• Includes a graduated Real Estate Excise Tax and separate Capital Gains Tax • Includes new insurance premium tax increase to combat wildfires OLYMPIA (March 29) -- The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

Giants in the Trees releasing second album

Giants in the Trees has a new album out. Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana, Jillian Raye, Ray Prestegard, and Erik Friend comprise the local band. “This album is a year in the making,” Erik Friend, the drummer for the band said. “We started...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 4, 2019

Proposed law would confiscate guns in DV situations

• Firearms would be removed from domestic violence situations for 5 days • Already considered a best practice but not done statewide • Measure has already passed the House OLYMPIA (April 2, 2019) — A bill to require the removal of firearms...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Students bring The Pied Piper to the stage

Missoula Children's Theatre returned to town last week to put on a performance of The Pied Piper with children from Wahkiakum School District. Auditions were on Monday, and students of all ages spent...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 28, 2019

Senate Democrats announce budget proposal

OLYMPIA (March 29) -- The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday totaling $52.2 billion -- an increase of $7.5 billion over the last biennium. K-12 education accounts for 60 percent of the increase in spending with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 28, 2019

County asked to help with Grays Bay situation

Wahkiakum County commissioners expressed confidence Tuesday that Columbia River channel dredging this summer will be able to bolster eroding beaches at Cape Horn and on Puget Island. And with that, commissioners would be able to focus on other issues...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 28, 2019

Party leaders outline next steps from listening tour

Organizers of a mid-March listening tour have released findings of the day-long effort to collect people's concerns and desires for the county and its communities. The tour was part of a program started by the state Democrat Party's Ag and Rural...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Driver education changing at WHS

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met March 19 to discuss several items including a commercial kitchen, the traffic safety program, the IT infrastructure, their continued concerns about funding, and more. Superintendent Brent Freeman...

 

Sheriff meeting with Skamokawa residents

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie is inviting Skamokawa residents to a block watch meeting next week to talk with law enforcement and neighbors about recent thefts and other concerns they may be having in the area. The event will be held at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Lacey Vik takes over real estate company

A change is coming to Main Street in Cathlamet, and with it comes a mix of emotions, certainly for Lacey Vik, and likely for everyone else involved. Lower Columbia Realty has become Wahkiakum Realty,...

 

Three Tuesday fires keep responders busy

By Diana Zimmerman Fire season started a little early and a little too close to home this year. Last Tuesday, March 19, local firefighters and personnel from the Department of Natural Resources responded to three fires in Wahkiakum County, which all...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 28, 2019

Cougar sightings reported near schools

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was alerted after two reports that a big cat, possibly a cougar, had been sighted in the Cathlamet area in the last two weeks. According to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie, two weeks ago in the...

 

Wahkiakum Superior Court

On February 22, Debra Lawson-Bean, the owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, requested a date change for a hearing in regard to her petition to have the animals seized by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office on February 4 returned...

 

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...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 28, 2019

Plastic 'Ghost Gun' bill moves to Senate committee

• Would make 3-D printed guns illegal, along with the sale of said guns • Recent case on ghost guns in New Jersey makes it a national issue OLYMPIA (March 26) -- Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under prop...

 

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