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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

NHS seniors ready for next big adventure

The Naselle High School Class of 2019 graduated in front of a crowd of friends and family on Saturday. Class Speaker Jacob Eaton began by thanking the crowd for all their support over the years. Then...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019 

Junk car concerns return to board

Wahkiakum County officials may take another look at their ordinance governing junk vehicles following complaints from citizens during the past few weeks. Skamokawa resident Ursula Petralia raised the issue at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

WHS Class of 2019 will graduate this Friday

Wahkiakum High School will hold a commencement ceremony on Friday, 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium for the class of 2019. As announced by the school, speakers are Valedictorian Ellie Leitz,...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Rainbow

Rosedale resident Genie Cary captured this photo of a rainbow on the outskirts of Cathlamet June 6. At one point, it displayed a brilliant double arc....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 13, 2019 

County: Dollar General meets code

In a June 4 written statement, Wahkiakum County officials said proposed construction of a Dollar General Store in Rosedale meets building permit and land use requirements. Applicant Zaremba Group, LLC, is short platting a 1.19 acre lot off North...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

Responders unable to save sailor

Harry Alan Utti, 72, of Seaside, Ore., died on Sunday evening despite the valiant efforts of two unknown fishermen, local emergency services, and other visitors to the Elochoman Slough Marina....

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Bridge work nearing end

The painting and deck replacement project for the Puget Island bridge is nearing completion. Crews are currently working on sidewalk installation, and anticipate that work to finish within two weeks, according to information from Tamara Greenwell,...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

Pool opens Monday

One of Terry Vik's final projects for the Town of Cathlamet was to replace the pump and the filtration system at the Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Pool. Vik, who recently celebrated his 75th...

 
 News    June 13, 2019 

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.,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 13, 2019 

Chiropractic practice opens in Cathlamet

Need an adjustment? Dr. Dyana Mulvihill, a chiropractor from Phoenix, Arizona, moved to Wahkiakum County this year. She had planned to open an office in Longview, but after receiving some local encour...

 

Car show at Fairgrounds

A spring sun warmed the participants and visitors to the first annual Cruzin’ to the Fair Car Show at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds. Above, friends check out a 1905 Ford replica belonging to Ray...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Mayor, 2 councilors to plan Butler St. park

The lot on Butler Street was the topic of a Town of Cathlamet special meeting last Friday, as the council tried to move forward with the design of the property. Brice Wozniak, who had facilitated two recent workshops on the matter, compiled and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

NHS seniors look forward to their next chapters

The highest academic honors for the Class of 2019 at Naselle High School belong to two young men, Valedictorian Cole Dorman and Salutatorian Jacob Eaton. The school’s counselor, Justin Laine, had...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

PUD crews busy with varied projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners discussed possible funding from the Department of Ecology for drought assistance and listened to reports in a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. General...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 6, 2019

County: Little to do about Dollar General

There's little Wahkiakum County can do or want to do to stop a corporate store from locating in Cathlamet, officials said Tuesday. The Dollar General retail chain plans to build a store on recently cleared ground near the corner of North Jacobson...

 

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 Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Grain ship runs aground

The Gorgoypikoos, a bulk carrier, ran aground on Miller Sands Bar near Altoona on Sunday due to a steering control malfunction, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 738 foot vessel was reported to be carrying grain and 318,000...

 

Low returns mean less summer, fall fishing

Runs of Columbia River summer and fall chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and upriver steelhead are predicted to again have a poor year, but the forecasted run of coho will be higher than recent runs of the fish. Oregon and Washington recently...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 6, 2019

Pet sanctuary owner pleads guilty to 3 counts

Debra Lawson of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary pleaded guilty to three counts in a deal with the State of Washington on Friday in District Court with Judge Heidi Heywood presiding. Lawson, who was represented by Geordie Duckler, plead guilty to 1)...

 

Take steps now to plan for wildfire smoke, poor air quality

As summer and dry weather approaches, officials at the Washington State Department of Health are urging everyone in Washington to prepare for smoky days with unhealthy air quality. What people can do now: Identify air quality reports for your area....

 

They remember

Last Thursday, 44 John C. Thomas Middle School students were given a lesson in service, first learning about Memorial Day from veterans, and then spending a little time marking the graves of local...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Commissioners plan for dredging, support planning grant

Wahkiakum County commissioners looked to the future during their business meeting Tuesday. First, the board reviewed the status of beach nourishment plans with Cape Horn residents. State and federal agencies have approved permits necessary to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 30, 2019

On the refuge: White-tail numbers are expanding

Though a scenic through way along the Columbia River may never be recovered, what seemed to be a setback at the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for Columbian White-tailed Deer a few years ago has led to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 30, 2019

Port 2 increasing fees at County Line Park

Commissioners of Port District 2 on May 21 agreed to raise camping rates $2 at County Line Park effective this Saturday. Port Manager Jeff Smith proposed the increases, saying current rates of $13 for tents and $23 for recreational vehicles are...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center,...

 

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