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Holiday lights

For enchanting displays of holiday lights, check out the Todd Wilson residence on Morgan Drive, above, and the Steve Powell residence on Jacobson Road, both Cathlamet. There are also light displays...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Council acts on proposals for parks, streets, utility rates...

The Cathlamet town council adopted its 2022 budget, approved measures for park and sidewalk improvement projects and addressed other issues when it met Monday. Council members rejected a bid for exterior improvements to the town hall. The bid came...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Commission okays early interest saving HVAC loan payoff

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday headed into the Christmas holiday on a happy note. Thanks to Treasurer Tammy Peterson, the county will save around $186,000 in interest payments on a $1 million loan used to finance recent renovation of the...

 

School board reviews covid-19 protocols

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to a presentation by the Robotics Club, heard about the covid-19 contact tracing and testing program, learned about a new grant awarded to the school, and more on Tuesday. Following an...

 

PUD board addresses variety of concerns

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners approved a pole attachment agreement, a new Clean Energy Implementation Plan, which is posted on their website, and listened to reports from the general manager and the auditor, as well as a...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance,...

 

Barge removal underway

In November, the Washington Department of Ecology received a report that an old barge was leaking oil into Deep River, and agencies came together to respond. Last week the derelict barge was moved to...

 

Covid-19 update

One new case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 264, with three cases considered to be potentially active. The number of reported hospitalizations remains at 18, and five deaths have been...

 

Holiday cheer

It was time for a little holiday cheer Saturday afternoon in Cathlamet. People gathered at the Elochoman Slough Marina for an artisan market and trunk sale, and then at 5 p.m., law enforcement and...

 

Town awarded grant for school sidewalk

The Wahkiakum Safe School Sidewalks grant application submitted by the Town of Cathlamet--ranked #1 by the grant ranking committee --was approved for funding Dec. 8 by the Southwest Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO) in the full...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 16, 2021

Commissioners okay budgets and levies; voice concern over hunting

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved 2022 budgets, raised tax levies, modified labor contracts and discussed concerns over hunting seasons when they met Tuesday. The board had conducted public hearings on the budget Dec. 6 and concluded the...

 

Port 1 will adjust commissioner districts

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about redistricting, shower issues, and a potential new business at the marina. On the matter of redistricting, Counsel Tim Hanigan explained a proposed plan that would...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no new covid-19 cases reported in Wahkiakum County this week. The cumulative total of cases in the county stands at 263, with three considered potentially active. The total number of hospitalizations reported rose to 18, and the number of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 16, 2021

WSDOT reduces passing zones along SR 4

Motorists frequently traveling SR 4 between Skamokawa and Longview will likely have noticed changes in zones where passing other vehicles is allowed. Eagle reporters contacted Washington Department of Transportation officials to learn about the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Town, county cancel community center lease

Operation of the community center in Cathlamet is up in the air after the Cathlamet Town Council and Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners voted to cancel their lease for center usage. The town owns the building housing the center, and the county...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Town council tackles budget, thorny issues

It wasn't easy, but the Cathlamet Town Council ploughed through a variety of business Monday evening, ranging from Butler Street parking lot redesign to initial approval of the 2021 town budgets. Council members received a report from John Hinton of...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 9, 2021

Encumbered lands transfer will benefit counties, wildlife

The Washington Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday voted move 230 acres of county trust timberland into permanent conservation status and compensate counties for loss of the revenue producing timberland. The Washington State Department of Natural...

 

Covid update: 2 new cases; county vaccination rate lags behind state rate

There were two more cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 263 with three cases considered potentially active. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to covid-19 in the county stood...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 9, 2021

Agencies prepare to remove leaking barge from Deep River

The Oneida Road boat ramp has closed to the public in an initial step to remove an old barge leaking oil into Deep River. The state Department of Ecology learned Nov. 4 that oil was covering vegetation along Deep River and determined it originated fr...

 

PUD reviews Clean Energy Implementation Plan

Wahkiakum County PUD held two public hearings on Tuesday morning to start their meeting, first to hear public comment regarding their first Clean Energy Implementation Plan and second for public comment on redistricting. “The Clean Energy...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 9, 2021

High School Sports

NHS Boys Basketball Subject to change December 9 Firm Foundation 6:00 11 MM Knight 6:00 13 at Mossyrock 16 Col. Adventist 18 at Toledo 5:45 20 Yakama Nation 4:00 22 Ilwaco 29 Oakville at Willapa Valley 3:30 30 at Winlock 3:30 January 4 at Willapa Val...

 

'Tis the season

Cathlamet started the holiday season with its annual lighting festival late Saturday afternoon. As usual, Santa Claus arrived by fire truck (below) and later moved to the lobby of the Hotel Cathlamet...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 2, 2021

Commissioners hear concerns, comments on community center

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed future management of the Community Center in Cathlamet at their Nov. 23 meeting and adjourned to 9:30 a.m. next Monday to hold a public hearing on 2022 county budgets. During public comment, a visitor...

 

New program offers wood stove relief

If you’d like to retrofit your fireplace, or have ever thought about replacing your old woodstove or perhaps just getting rid of it, you may be able to receive some financial aid to do so, thanks to the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) and the...

 

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