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Long visits

Last Friday, Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington's 3rd Congressional District, hosted a drive-in town hall in Cathlamet to speak with constituents and answer their questions. Residents...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    November 5, 2020

Town council approves 50 acre timber harvest

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council approved the harvest of 50 acres of timberland that is projected to net $300,000. The town forester will monitor market values and whether a buyer would guarantee the current timber prices for the duration of...

 

Covid-19 confirmed in 12th Wahkiakum resident

The person is symptomatic and in self-quarantine. There is currently no known connection to the school or daycare. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is working to identify anyone who may have an exposure risk because of contact with the person....

 

Scarecrow street

A tour of Cathlamet's Main Street will include encounters with scarecrows posted outside of businesses and other establishments. 1. Scarborough Building 2. Jabber Shack 3. 1st Interstate Bank 4....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum County has 11th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County now has its 11th case of covid-19, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. Early efforts to contact the individual have been unsuccessful. "The individual is not answering either...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum votes right; Tischer defeats Backman; Blake, Takko are losing

Initial results of the long anticipated general election are in, and Wahkiakum County voters showed a strong conservative streak, supporting Republican candidates and rejecting statewide issues. The...

 

School board hears update on career, technical education

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Oct. 20 to learn about a new arts committee, hear about a recent assessment of the Career and Technical Education Program, and get an update on the technology director’s response to the recent...

 

Elections officers describe ballot handling process

As of Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office had received a little more than 40 percent of the ballots from registered voters. “We’re excited about the turnout,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The auditor’s office will have...

 

Elections officers describe process to verify signatures

A link on Facebook to a Washington voter’s site caused a little stir this week, bringing voters to the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office concerned about ballots being rejected because signatures didn’t match. Election officials are aware of...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, Wahkiakum County’s covid-19 case count held steady at 10, with 663 tests conducted so far. Pacific County was reporting 120 total cases, with five new ones on Monday. Of the 120, ten are considered active. Cowlitz County has 808...

 

Flu vaccine in short supply at area health clinics

Need a flu shot? Please check with your primary care provider first, to see if they have flu shots available. The Family Health Center in Cathlamet has adult and pediatric flu shots available for their patients only, and asks that anyone needing one...

 

Commissioners approve variety of agreements

Wahkiakum County's Board of Commissioners began a busy week of budget workshops with a bit of their usual business on Tuesday. Sheriff Mark Howie said that a power outage on Monday was caused by a backhoe, not the rumored attempted hack he had heard...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on October 20. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Tawnya Steenerson, assistant cook. Policy 3122, Excused and Unexcused Absences, was also approved. The board declared a list of items...

 

Election 2020: County commission candidates

The Wahkiakum Republican and Democratic Team held a debate for Wahkiakum County Commissioner candidates on October 21. The virtual event can be viewed online, on the Wahkiakum RandD Team YouTube page. Dan Cothren, incumbent for Commissioner,...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 22, 2020

Cathlamet resurrects municipal court after 10-year hiatus

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council unanimously passed a motion to enter into a contract with Wahkiakum County to reactivate the town's municipal court after approximately 10 years of inactivity....

 

Covid-19 update:

Wahkiakum County’s positive case count for covid-19 went up to 10 over the past week, with 643 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County has had 779 cases, with 173 considered active. They have 115 confirmed cases and three probable in...

 

PUD board hears about storm response, discusses office closure

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about the PUD’s response to a recent storm and got a general update on projects at their meeting on Tuesday. A couple PUD employees who were headed into Cathlamet to pick up vehicles and...

 

Neewollah Days will have a whole new look

There have been some changes to this year’s Neewollah Festivities, which are set to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The event has been moved to the Wahkiakum High School parking lot for better safety and to provide room for social distance,...

 

Off they go

Ballots enter the drop box at the courthouse in Cathlamet. Wahkiakum County Elections Officer Kaelee Dearmore said Wednesday that the office was having "super incredibly high volume" of ballots...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of an editing error, Jim Roberts’s letter to editor was printed incorrectly last week. The beginning should have stated: I wonder in utter amazement how anybody that claims faith can support the likes of our candidates. Easy for me to say...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Grays River man sentenced for child pornography

Grays River resident Patrick Shane Hargitt, 37, pled guilty to two counts of possession of depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree on July 6 before Judge Heidi Heywood in Wahkiakum Superior Court. On September...

 

Election 2020

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic team held a forum for Legislative District 19 candidates on October 14, which can be viewed on YouTube. Jim Walsh, R, incumbent, is being challenged by Marianna Everson, D, for LD19 Representative,...

 

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