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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...

 

New play equipment erected in Cathlamet park

It took a little longer than expected, but thanks to the Town of Cathlamet, children have a new park structure to play on at Erickson Park. Last year, the town applied for a grant to purchase a...

 

Wahkiakum School District, teachers avert strike

A strike was averted at Wahkiakum School District after the board of directors and teachers were able to come to an agreement during salary negotiations on Tuesday evening. On Monday, teachers had voted to strike following a tense meeting with the bo...

 

Broadband group pick PUD to lead the effort

The Broadband Action Committee voted on Monday to make Wahkiakum PUD the lead agency in their continued bid to bring broadband to Wahkiakum County. The committee is made up of representatives from the PUD, the county, the Town of Cathlamet, Port 1,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

County receiving $21,000for marijuana program

Wahkiakum County will put some of Washington's tax on the sale of marijuana to work. County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract amendment with CHOICE Regional Health Network to increase funding for youth marijuana education and prevention....

 

Freeman takes oath of superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard reports, discussed policies, and approved several items at last Thursday's meeting. Brent Freeman made it official when he took the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

Final primary vote count changes no results

Wahkiakum County election officers certified final primary election results last week. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,021-814. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US Congress, District 3, incumbent...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon....

 

PI bridge: No over night closures Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Here's the latest news release from the Washington Department of Transportation: There will be no overnight closures of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge from Friday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Sept. 3. The alternating single-lane closure will remain in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Four injured, two die in Saturday collision

A Vancouver couple died and another couple was badly injured when a pickup collided with their motorcycles on SR 4 at Cathlamet on Saturday. William J. Neudorher, 56, and Patricia Neudorher, 54, died...

 

County fair has its three-day run

There are some wonderful things to be found at the Wahkiakum County Fair, and most of them are walking around with smiles on their faces. Washington State Fair Commissioner Ronald Crawford is likely...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Crew makes progress with town water leaks

Town of Cathlamet officials reported progress on a variety of issues at the monthly town council meeting on Monday. Public Works Director Duncan Cruickshank said the town crew had found two large water leaks and repaired them. They were leaking...

 

PUD considering water district consolidation

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners started a conversation about consolidating water systems and voiced support for the PUD to become the lead agency in the Broadband Action Committee’s bid to bring broadband infrastructure...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Port 2 plans work on water, electric lines

Commissioners of Port District 2 addressed infrastructures and staffing at their monthly meeting Tuesday at Skamokawa Vista Park. Commissioners authorized Manager Janet Bryan to obtain estimates for upgrading electric and water lines at Vista park. T...

 

Widows and Warriors heading out for salmon

Next Wednesday, 33 soldiers and Gold Star family members are expected to arrive in Cathlamet to participate in the annual Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby. When men and women die in service to our country, members of their family are...

 

Correction

A story in last week's edition stated that the US Army Corps of Engineers had excluded the lower portion of the Pancake Point/East Sunny sands erosion control zone district from proposed beach nourishment. In fact, county officials had excluded the...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wahkiakum School District 200, School Board, HS Library, 5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m....

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting August 21 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the tentative hire of Kathryn Green, pending background check and the hire...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Highway projects abound in our area

The pace of highway work in the Cathlamet area is picking up. Both re-decking and paint crews are making progress on the Puget Island bridge. A striping crew has been working on SR 4 through Cathlamet to realign lanes and create new left turn lanes....

 

Cathlamet teacher runs for state legislature

Joel McEntire, a local resident and teacher at Wahkiakum School District, is running for the Legislative District 19, Position 2, against incumbent Brian Blake. McEntire, who prefers the Republican Party, earned 21.79 percent of the vote in the prima...

 

West End Food Pantry now serving 400

Wahkiakum County has a little gem of a place in Rosburg at Johnson Park called West End Food Pantry (WEFP). The pantry is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization that is open to the public every Thursday...

 

Wahkiakum County Fair starts its 3-day run

The Wahkiakum County Fair opened today in Skamokawa. Fair Manager Patty Dursteler is passionate about the fair. Every year she looks forward to seeing people from all over the county get together to...

 

Opening set for commercial fishermen

Commercial fishing of fall chinook for both Treaty and non-treaty gillnetters opens over the next couple of weeks. The two-state Columbia River Compact at its meeting in Richfield on Aug. 14 approved 9 hours of commercial gillnetting each night...

 

Brent Freeman takes reins of school district

Brent Freeman's daring dreams have led to an interesting, fulfilling life. Now he hopes to help local students do that too, in his new role as superintendent of Wahkiakum School District. Freeman...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Board sends new shoreline program to county planners

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to send a revised version of an update of the county shoreline management plan to the county planning commission for review and recommendation. In 2017, the planning commission completed a multi-year effor...

 

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