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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Beach erosion: Sand only for Cape Horn

Wahkiakum County is nearing the end of its two-year old effort to set up a 10-year permit for depositing dredged sand on four eroding shorelines, but county commissioners and residents learned Tuesday that there is sand for only one of the sites. US...

 

Port commission sets special launch for derby

Thursday, August 30, will be a free launch day at the Elochoman Slough Marina, thanks to the generosity of Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners. When organizers for the annual Warriors and Widows Sal...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 16, 2018

Primary election update changes no results

There were no changes in results as Wahkiakum County election officers tallied late election day votes on Thursday. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,019-810. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlam...

 

Commissioners, citizens meet at Johnson Park

The Wahkiakum County commissioners adjourned their regular meeting on August 7 and reconvened in the cafeteria of the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg. The commissioners meet periodically on the Westend to provide a more convenien...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

Art festival/boat show offer lots to see and do

By all accounts, the combined Art Festival/Wooden Boat Show was a success this weekend. As for the Wooden Boat Show, organizer Julius Dalzell said numbers were down but enthusiasm expressed by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

McClain shows strength in primary election

Washington’s voters went to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 primary election, and challenger Brain McClain showed strength in the race for Wahkiakum County assessor. In the early tally of votes that had arrived at the county auditor’s office...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

PUD: Bridge water line repaired

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to hear reports, and discuss broadband, infrastructure, and new projects. “The Puget Island bridge project was a total success,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. A portion of the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

Council opens parking lot

The Town of Cathlamet held a special meeting last Wednesday to discuss whether or not to allow parking on a lot they recently purchased despite vehement public objection. "The reason I spoke to council members about having a special meeting is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

Mental health therapist at work in schools

When students return to school this fall in Cathlamet, they'll have mental health services available if they need them. The Wahkiakum County mental health department has been able to supply a therapist to serve Wendt Elementary, Thomas Middle and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

County ploughs through permits for sand

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground when they met Tuesday on issues ranging from dredging program efforts to setting fees for electronic access to Superior Court records. Commissioner Dan Cothren presented a written update of the...

 

Bridge work

A contractor crew is installing new foundation for paving on the Puget Island bridge during night-time closures 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. County officials said Tuesday they have an...

 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 2, 2018

Highway work booming on bridge, along SR 4

Wahkiakum County highways are busy these days with a variety of construction projects. Tree removal will close SR 4 intermittently today at Milepost 47 for tree removal, travelers are dealing with...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 2, 2018

Town calls for voluntary water conservation

The Town of Cathlamet is asking water system customers to reduce voluntarily consumption of water from the municipal water system. While supply from the Elochoman river is holding steady, the dry...

 

At the Finn Fest

Friends and families gathered to celebrate and learn about Finnish and local culture at the biannual Finn Fest in Naselle last weekend. There was food, traditional clothing, games, dancing, music,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

WSD approves $7 million budget for 2018-19 year

The budget for the 2018-2019 school year was approved at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors July meeting last Thursday. The board approved a $7 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a four year budget and a four year...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

Conflicting inventory constraints impact real estate market

According to analysis from the assessor’s office and local realtors, there is a market for affordable housing in Wahkiakum County. Unfortunately, the inventory does not currently reflect the demand. Higher priced properties are available, but...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

Forum: Candidates for prosecutor speak

By Diana Zimmerman On June 27, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. The two candidates for prosecuting...

 

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...

 

Commercial forest lands closed because of fire danger

Wahkiakum County commercial timberland owners issued this statement Thursday: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forest lands are closed due to extreme heat and fire danger. A collaboration of several private landowners has...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Highway work will intermittently close SR 4 Thursday

Tree removal will close SR 4 intermittently Thursday, Aug. 2, at Milepost 47 between County Line Park and Mill Creek in western Cowlitz County. The crew will remove four large leaning trees looming high above the highway. The highway may be closed...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 26, 2018

Bald Eagle Days has something for everyone

Bald Eagle Days is over, and now Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris and Assistant Director Megan Kuhl can sleep again. "I feel like I gave birth to my second baby this week," Morris said with a l...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

County engineer hears initial report on Elochoman slide

Local officials are still waiting for a geotech report before deciding what to do about the closure of the Elochoman Valley Road. Wahkiakum County commissioners closed the road last winter after area residents observed a timbered hillside was sliding...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 26, 2018

Commission OK's raises, for officials, employees

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve a new contract with most employees and department heads and acted on other business at their meeting Tuesday. The contract, effective July 1, runs through the end of 2020, said...

 

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