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Covid vaccine boosters, 3rd doses available at WHHS

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) will begin offering Pfizer covid-19 vaccine boosters to qualifying individuals starting Wednesday. The department began offering boosters of the Pfizer covid vaccine at our regularly scheduled clinics on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021 

Council proceeding with study of LID for sewer expansion

A proposal to provide sewer system service to areas surrounding Skyline Golf Course outside Cathlamet took a step forward Monday evening at the meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council. Council members reviewed an initial analysis from John Hinton of th...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021 

Council refines study of sewer rate change

The Cathlamet Town Council reviewed an analysis of possible changes to sewer rates Monday and asked consultants to refine three for future consideration. Sewer rates are now based on equivalent customer units (ECU) and don't reflect the actual...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021 

Port 2 approves loan for church purchase

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved a loan agreement with Wahkiakum County that will allow the purchase of the Skamokawa Methodist Church property adjacent to Skamokawa Vista Park. The $164,000 loan will be repaid over five years....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 21, 2021 

Port 1 board discusses maintenance, redistricting

On Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners opened their meeting with a budget and rate hearing. There were no comments, so the hearing was closed and they moved on to other matters. A 25 foot sailboat was left at the Elochoman Sl...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 21, 2021 

Covid-19 update

Five more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Monday and three more on Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 248. Of those, 36 are considered potentially active. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is working with the...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

From Wahkiakum County Elections: In last week’s edition, published October 14, 2021, October 26th was incorrectly published as the deadline to receive both online and mail-in voter registrations and changes. The corrected date is October 25, 2021....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 21, 2021 

PUD dealing with supply chain issues

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday for reports and to pass a resolution to surplus three trailers that belonged to the utility. General Manager Dan Kay said that the PUD is “still having strong customer service...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021 

Updated: Council handles varied business

The Cathlamet Town Council handled a variety of business Monday in a meeting lasting from 6 to 9:50 p.m. Business items included: •Internet Technology consultant Chrise Leike of More Power Technology Group reported that the firm has addressed...

 

Model A's on the Oscar B

Four Model A's took a ride on the ferry Oscar B. while on tour Tuesday. Photo by Kathi Howell....

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking Grou...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 21, 2021 

Chamber schedules two Halloween events

What are you wearing this All Hallow’s Eve? The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is giving Wahkiakum residents a couple extra opportunities to show off their costumes for the October holiday next week. At 3:30 p.m. on October 29, at Wahkiakum High...

 

Town applies for grant for school sidewalks

Submitted by Council Member David Olson The Town of Cathlamet on Oct. 15 submitted a $160,000 grant request to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Set-Aside (TA) to install sidewalks on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021 

County commission covers varied agenda

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners handled a variety of business at their weekly Tuesday morning meeting. • Members of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group asked the commission to include funding in the 2022 county budgets to support...

 

Three candidates now facing off in race for Cathlamet mayor

Two members of the Cathlamet Town Counicil are vying to be the mayor of Cathlamet, each touting their varied but extensive experience, and this past week, another person announced a write-in...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 14, 2021

Adna football game postponed because of covid-19

The Adna Pirate/Wahkiakum Mule football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, in Cathlamet has been postponed. According to Wahkiakum High School Athletic Director Rob Garrett, Adna has an issue with covid-19 among personnel and the game will be...

 

Island life

Puget Island resident Ian Brandon captured this image of a white-tail fawn during the summer....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 14, 2021

Commissioners okay fish trap permit, call for hearing on shoreline program

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a controversial application for a shoreline management permit for a fish trap when they met Tuesday. Commissioners also authorized development of a resolution to adopt an update to the county shoreline...

 

Covid-19 update

Four more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 in the last week, bringing the cumulative total to 240, with 31 of those cases considered potentially active. The Washington Department of Health is reporting that 14 people in the...

 

School board seats are up for grabs

Three seats on the Wahkiakum School District board of directors are on the November election ballot. Shawn Merz has filed for re-election to Position 1; incumbent Susan O'Connor and challenger Season...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)...

 

Bennett, Backman seek Port 2 commission seat

Two people are candidates for election to a position on the board of commissioners of Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County. Allen Bennett is the incumbent; he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Lee Tischer, who had...

 

Season of Pumpkins

Right, it's the time of pumpkins on Puget Island at the Howell Family Farm, and one of the family's dogs found the perfect place for a nap at the Fall Farm Stand. Photos by Diana Z...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Commissioners, planners discuss concerns for proposed fish trap

The debate over the proposed location of a second fish trap in the Columbia near Cathlamet continued this week at the meeting of the county board of commissioners. In September, the county planning commission voted to deny the application for a...

 

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