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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 1, 2022 

Washington Supreme Court agrees to take WSD's facilities case

Updated December 2, 2022 On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court decided it would hear Wahkiakum School District’s case against the State of Washington. Wahkiakum has been dealing with aging facilities for some time: an outdated...

 

Holiday fun in Wahkiakum

Santa Claus greeted excited youngsters at the annual holiday lighting ceremony Saturday in Cathlamet. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 1, 2022 

County officials nearing budgetary finale

Wahkiakum County officials are nearing the end of the development of their 2023 budgets. On Tuesday, the board of commissioners met as the supervisors of the county's four flood control zone districts and set assessments and budget amounts for 2023....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 1, 2022 

Gluesenkamp Perez, Bigelow claim victory

Election results are in and certified. Wahkiakum County Prosecutor Dan Bigelow held on to his seat, winning a close race against challenger Holly McKeen by a 75 vote margin, 1,278 to 1,203. In the Wahkiakum County Commissioner Distict 3 race,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 1, 2022 

Superintendent, directors describe rural district issues

“Never settle” seemed to be the big message of the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on November 22. Superintendent Brent Freeman said that security updates were progressing at the district, and while he’d given so much...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. 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,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 24, 2022

Town will receive grant for Waterfront Park

Surprise! Just weeks after learning their application for a state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grant to construct Waterfront Park had been rated too low for funding, Town of Cathlamet offi...

 

Tree lighting festival Saturday in Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Tree Lighting Celebration this Saturday in front of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. Sheriff Mark Howie will start the festivities at 4:30 p.m. The crowd will sing carols until the arrival of...

 

WAAG holiday pet food drive successful

The Wahkiakum Animal Advocate Group held a Holiday Pet Food Drive on Saturday at the Elochoman Slough Marina. They took in $130 in cash donations, 411 pounds of dry food and 390 cans of dog and cat...

 

Our smoke detectors at work

I don’t know why I was so distracted that day. I’ve gotten into this bad habit of popping up the toaster to check the toast. I did it again that day, and pushed it back down before wandering off into another room, puttering, my mind on a million...

 

Community garden upgrades will benefit local food banks

Thanks to funding secured by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services and volunteers at the Wahkiakum Community Garden, as well as some other Good Samaritans, there will be more fresh produce available at...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY River City Strippers, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. AA Meeting, Hope Center, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Community Library & Computer Center, GRVC at Johnson Park, 1-7 p.m. SUNDAY AA Meeting, The Hope Center,...

 

N/GRV School Board has workshop coming Dec. 6

More than 12 people attended the November 15 school board meeting held in the school library to make hearing the meeting better for all present. Early in the meeting, as the agenda changes were discussed, board member Tyson Vogeler, commented that...

 

Duck hunter injured by accidental gunshot

Two Cowlitz County men were duck hunting in a small boat in the Elochoman Slough on Sunday morning around 9:45 a.m., according to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, when one of their shotguns accidentally fired,...

 

Seattle bakery coming on pre-order, pop-up tour

If you haven’t heard, Piroshky Piroshky is coming to Cathlamet as part of a Pre-Order Pop-Up tour. The Seattle bakery, which specializes in traditional eastern European baked goods, is celebrating their 30th anniversary by driving to every corner...

 

Port 1 dredge sinks at marina

In hindsight, the cameras at the Elochoman Slough Marina show the slow sink of Wahkiakum Port 1's dredge in the early hours on Sunday morning before the sun rose, but on a quiet and chilly weekend,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

McKeen closes gap in prosecutor race

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 17, 2022

County prepares budgets, road construction plans

It may be mid-November, but Wahkiakum County officials are making plans for 2023 budgets and activities. The 2023 Preliminary County Budget will be available to the public next Monday. On Tuesday, the board of commissioners will hold public hearings...

 

Port 1 board leery of seaplane plan

Pilot Brian Fleming approached the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners, wanting to restart a conversation about bringing a hangar to the Elochoman Slough Marina for personal and commercial activity, and talked about the potential the...

 

November 17 through November 24, 2022

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

PUD survives season's first big storm

Scott Corwin of Northwest Public Power Association spoke to the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday before they listened to reports and voted to adopt a resolution on the 2023 budget. Corwin spoke to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Port 2 OK's 2023 budget

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved their 2023 budget and waived their authority to increase the district's property tax levy. All three commissioners voted to keep the levy at the current level; in their October meeting,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Gluesenkamp-Perez claims victory

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 Times analysis said it appears that, at current rates, Republican Joe...

 

WHS Veterans Day assembly

Above, Commander Bill Tawater of VFW Post 5297 spoke to Wahkiakum students last Wednesday at their annual Veterans Day Assembly about his experience serving in the Air Force. Students and veterans in...

 

Local company awarded digital navigator grant

Skamokawa resident Steve Carson seems to have a knack for getting things done. First he needed better internet service, and he ended up providing it for his neighbors and an even wider community. Now he’s applied for and been awarded a grant that w...

 

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