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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

McKeen closes gap; Kent claims irregularities

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots. Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Updated: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez claims victory over Joe Kent

Following recent updated vote tallies, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the projected winner of the race for the 3rd District seat in the US House of Representatives. A Seattle Time analysis said that it appears that, at current rates, Republican...

 

Wild weather

An atmospheric river dumped inches of rain over the region last Friday. One report said 11" in Skamokawa and 5" in Cathlamet. Wind caused power outages, and fallen trees and rocks hampered travel....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Council works on budget, parking

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday did some fine tuning to their preliminary 2023 budgets, worked on parking ordinances, and acted on several other items of business. In opening remarks at the start of the meeting, Mayor David Olson anno...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 10, 2022

Bigelow, Strong lead local races

Two incumbent Wahkiakum County officials have apparently defeated challengers and won re-election to their offices. In a tight race, Democrat Dan Bigelow leads Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 in Tuesday's count. County elections...

 

State treasurer visits Wahkiakum County

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti is nearing the end of his 39 county tour of the state, and on Tuesday, he made his 38th visit, stopping in Cathlamet briefly to talk to The Wahkiakum Count...

 

Animal advocates see increase in calls

If the numbers are anything to go by, Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) is providing a much needed service in the community. “We had a very busy 2022,” WAAG President Rebecca Hompe said. WAAG volunteers worked 1,300 hours in 2021. Up until...

 

A better world, one block at a time

Puget Island artist Mike Cullom is building a better world, one block at a time. Using wood he finds in the waste bin at Elochoman Millwork, Cullom has been creating his miniatures for years....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In a story in the Oct. 27 edition about NW Leather & Grace, it was reported that the Rileys had a shop in Longview but decided to relocate to Cathlamet because the rent was cheaper. While the rent may be cheaper in Cathlamet, the Rileys worked out...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 

Shop with a Cop on December 10

Every year the sheriff’s department invites 20 to 25 kids on a Christmas shopping spree at Walmart in Longview. Referrals come from various schools and agencies, including Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River schools, community outreach, corrections...

 

Health and Human Services on the move

The Wahkiakum County Health Department will be changing locations in early December, moving from their current offices at the back of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse to 42 Elochoman Valley Road, where the majority of the Wahkiakum Health and Human...

 

It must be Halloween

Cathlamet's Erickson Park was packed with dogs in costumes on Saturday for the Howloween costume contest sponsored by the Wahkiakmm Chamber of Commerce. Above, Dana Hamp brought Sheldon, who was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 3, 2022

Commissioners hear a variety of complaints

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard complaints from citizens and took care of several business items when they met Tuesday. An unidentified woman told the board that the county health department sent a letter declaring a trailer on her property a he...

 

School district seeks supreme court review of capital funding suit

During the last half hour of the October Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting, the directors discussed the district’s lawsuit against the State of Washington and strategized strengthening support for it, including financially, at a...

 

PUD developing long range capital plan

At the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, a budget hearing opened and closed without public comment, and the board heard about long range planning, matters affecting PUDs throughout the state, and work here in the...

 

Supply chain issues impact millwork

A couple months ago, I caught up with Robert Jungers to hear how supply chain issues were affecting his business, Elochoman Millwork, from lumber and glass, to parts, to personnel. “People talk about these issues we’re faced with right now as if...

 

Ballot drop boxes

With election underway, voters can find four drop boxes for their ballots. The box above is in front of the courthouse in Cathlamet; others are at Johnson Park, 30 Rosburg School Road; in front of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Departm...

 

WSD board hears phone, security, learning reports

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Oct. 18 to talk about the phone system, a security update, testing and interventions after the last two years of the pandemic, safety trainings, and the lawsuit. Superintendent Brent Freeman...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 27, 2022

Commissioners support patrol boat purchase

In a session that didn't end, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a variety of purchases and personnel moves and started meeting with department heads to discuss 2023 budget requests. Commissioners authorized the sheriff's department...

 

Laundromat now open in Cathlamet

After years without, Cathlamet finally has a laundromat again, thanks to Stephanie Vossen and Curtis Bean. Vossen, who owns The Spar, purchased the old River Rat Tap building with her fiancé Bean, an...

 

Robotics grant report at N/GRV School Board meeting

On October 18, the Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board held their monthly meeting. All board members were present and approximately six attendees from the community. After the usual opening steps on the agenda, including approval of the last...

 

Couple brings leather work to Cathlamet

It all started with a red purse. When Jasmine and Chris Riley were still dating, she was managing a little boutique in Eugene, and he was working for the state of Washington. She also was an...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    October 27, 2022

The Eagle Calendar

October 27 through November 3, 2022 THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission,...

 

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