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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

County fair honors two longtime volunteers

The Wahkiakum County Fair was dedicated this year to two longtime volunteers, Barbara Rose and Sandy Hart. The annual fair is a chance for residents, divided by KM, to come together and not only show...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 15, 2019 

Sheriff's office seek public's help in catching thieves

The Skamokawa Resort was burglarized Wednesday night, and the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in catching the thieves. Here are the early details: Around 11:30 pm Wednesday night, Aug. 14th, the store was broken...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 15, 2019 

Commission OK's park plan work, hears request to increase staff

As usual, Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners heard a request from Auditor Nicci Bergseng to add another deputy to her office. At the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

Air quality monitors installed in county

By Diana Zimmerman Thanks to some local officials, we now have two air quality monitors in Wahkiakum County. It all started with a conversation at a Community Health Alliance Advisory Committee meeting after the fires in the county earlier this...

 

Port 1 considering non-motorized launch

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners discussed a non-motorized launch and other matters affecting the Elochoman Slough Marina at last Thursday’s meeting. According to Port Manager Jackie Lea, a customer suggested that the port...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Hank Wilson improves

Hank Wilson, 10, who was injured when the vehicle he was riding in rolled off SR 4 and into a ravine on KM on August 3 is improving rapidly, according to his dad, Todd Wilson. Hank was transported to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, where...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 15, 2019 

Wine bar coming to hotel building

The Tavern at the Hotel Cathlamet, a new wine bar, is opening this Friday with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Doors will be open to kids until 5 p.m. that day but from that point on, you'll have to be at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 8, 2019

Nightly paving closures set for PI bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced late last Friday that full overnight closures of the SR 409 Puget Island bridge will take place four nights next week to accommodate paving work. The closures would run 9 p.m. to 5 a.m....

 

Bridge closures to go ahead as planned

Update: On Thursday, the Department of Transportation announced an modification of the night time closures of the Puget Island bridge: The planned closure for Monday night has been cancelled. The announcement said that, "due to equipment...

 

The National Night Out

There was a big turnout for National Night Out, a chance for the public to hang out with local law enforcement, emergency services, and fire department volunteers, at the Puget Island Fire...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

PUD commission works on budgets, rate increases

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to go over a preliminary budget for 2020, listen to reports, and approve a couple resolutions. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the Grays River substation project. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

Two young ladies running for fair queen

The Wahkiakum County Fair begins next week in Skamokawa, running three days, from Thursday, August 15, to Saturday, August 17. This year there are two young women vying for the Wahkiakum County Fair...

 

Irish Wolfhound Club presents catch poles and more to Wahkiakum Sheriff's Office

The Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Island (IFCPI) presented the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department two animal catch poles for use in controlling pets during rescues and emergencies. The club is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 8, 2019

County commission deals with Johnson Hours, security measures

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed two property issues when they met Tuesday. First, they agreed to delay a decision on the fate of the Johnson House two weeks, and next, they authorized the Public Works Department to obtain quotes for...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Youth injured in accident

A 10-year-old boy remains hospitalized following a one car, roll-over traffic accident August 3, 4:07 p.m. Hank Wilson, age 10, was a passenger in a 2006 Ford pickup driven by his mother, Nicole Wilson, that went off SR 4 on KM Mountain and rolled....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 8, 2019

Wooden Boat Show has more than boats

The Wooden Boat Show had something for everybody this year. "The show was great," Allen Bennett, one of the organizers, said. "We had many more boat exhibitors this year than in the recent past. We...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

Bridge work should end ahead of schedule

Construction work on the Puget Island bridge should wrap up this year, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). "The contractor anticipates all work to be completed before...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

With no primary, focus moves to general election

Election officials across Washington state have sent vote-by-mail ballots to registered voters for the August primary election. Unless, of course, one lives in a county such as Wahkiakum County, which has no contested races on the ballot, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Robotics program is taking off

"I was absolutely overwhelmed when I watched these robotics presentations," Mike Passmore said in an introduction to his latest guest for his Wahkiakum Outdoors program at Hope House. "The kids are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Boat show activities include display of art, ugly cars, and wooden boats

It’s August, and that means it’s time for the annual Wooden Boat Show, which begins with a reception at Tsuga Gallery on Friday and moves to the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday and Sunday. The reception at Tsuga Gallery is from 5-7 p.m. on...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

An article in last week's edition incorrectly stated that Selix Cabinets was a sponsor of the Silver Buckle series; in fact, the article should have stated Superior Tires is a sponsor....

 

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 Isl...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

State treasurer speaks at courthouse

Photo and story by Rick Nelson Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson visited the Wahkiakum County Courthouse last Thursday to meet officials and citizens and comment on issues with which his...

 

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