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Santa Lucia festival brings in the light

When I first arrived at the Appelo Archives Museum my thoughts were to get photos of Santa and the children and write a few words about the event in Downriver Dispatches and that would be the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 12, 2019 

Commissioners talk junk car ordinance, Johnson Park heating

Wahkiakum County commissioners addressed issues ranging from junk vehicles to transportation funding when they met Tuesday. In response to a question from an Elochoman Valley resident, Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said a...

 

State adopts plan for murrelet habitat; county trusts included

The Washington State Board of Natural Resources adopted a long-term conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet and set the sustainable harvest level for state trust lands in western Washington at its meeting Dec. 3. The state Department of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    December 12, 2019 

Casapulla: More stories

Wahkiakum residents Rich and Sharon Casapulla shared stories of his father, Thomas, a trumpet player with ties to big band and vaudeville recently. This is the second installment, where we learn...

 

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. Senior Fitnes...

 

Holiday cheer

A large crowd enjoyed the Cathlamet Lighting Festival last Saturday. A group of local singers, the CathlameTones (below, top), led carol singing and were joined by children and other onlookers. At...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019

Bridge water main repair will stop water flow to Puget Island

The Wahkiakum PUD water crew will soon have to stop water flow to Puget Island to replace a faulty valve, General Manager David Tramblie announced at the Tuesday meeting of the utility board of commissioners. The water crew recently replaced the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019

Enhancement district seeks dredging of bay

Commissioners of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District have set their sights on a big project: Clearing the channels of Grays River and Deep River across Grays Bay. They'll have support from the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. The...

 

Corps: Island dikes need a cleaning

Consolidated Diking District No. 1 of Puget Island will embark on an extended vegetation management program next year along Island dikes. Diking Commissioner Tony Aegerter on Tuesday announced that the district will be removing trees and other...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

To clarify a recent report about a Naselle High School entry in a Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest, Theron Frame placed first in judging of entries in the competition hosted by Long Beach VFW Post 3721....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 5, 2019

Council nearing end of 2020 budget work

A short-handed Cathlamet Town Council made their second vote of approval for their 2020 budgets in a special meeting Monday night. Mayor Dale Jacobson was ill, so Council Member Ryan Smith presided as mayor pro tem. Also attending were Council...

 

PUD line crew replaces old underground line

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Nov. 26 to approve budgets for the coming year and listen to reports. General Manager David Tramblie said the line crew had completed a project to remove overhead service and replace it with...

 

Commissioners from 3 counties holding meeting

County commissioners from Pacific, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties will hold a special meeting Dec.12 to update the local legislators on the County Fiscal Sustainability Initiative priorities that Washington State Association of Counties and the...

 

County commissioners busy before Thanksgiving

Wahkiakum County Commissioners handled a variety of issues at their meeting Nov. 26. Commissioners approved a contract with InSight Medical Group, PA for the provision of telehealth-based professional mental health and psychiatry services, at the...

 

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. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

The holiday bazaar

A crowd turned out for another successful Christmas Bazaar at St. James on Saturday, buying beads, books, Christmas decorations, arts, crafts, cookies, and more. Above, shoppers stopped to check out...

 

School board readies building bond plan, hears busing needs

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Nov.19 for updates on several matters and to adopt a school bond resolution for a coming ballot. Calvin Grasseth, who is in charge of transportation at the school district, spoke to the board...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

Port 2 wraps up budget, works on comp plan

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District 2 last week adopted their 2020 budget, heard suggestions to work on two Westend properties and approved improvemets at two parks. The commissioners approved a $1.05 million budget, highest in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

County budget hearing set for Monday morning

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners will hold a public hearing next Monday before beginning final deliberations on their 2020 budgets. Commissioners met Tuesday (as The Eagle went to press) with county fair officials to go over issues. The...

 

Cathlamet lighting festival this Saturday

Cathlamet's Holiday Lighting Festival and Visit from Santa Claus will take place this Saturday on Main Street, rain, snow or shine. According to the sponsoring Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, the festival will include: --Vendor fair at the Hotel...

 

Bridge work to return

Editor’s Note: With painting and decking work on the Puget Island bridge apparently at an end, I contacted the Washington State Department of Transportation early last week to ask if this were the case. A reply indicated the project had come to an...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of incorrect information furnished The Eagle, some errors occurred in the cutline reporting on the annual meeting of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society in the Nov. 14 edition. The...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. River City Strippers, quilters, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. AA Meeting, Hope Center, 3rd &...

 

N/GRVSD Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, a review of the procedures for Policy 3211, Gender-Inclusive...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Puget Island bridge work comes to an end

Photo and story by Rick Nelson Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include information received after the print edition went to press. Work on the Puget Island bridge is coming to an end...

 

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