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Rosburg School Road Project Approved Wahkiakum County commissioners unanimously approved Professional Engineer Paul Lacy's proposal for the Rosburg School road. The plan calls for the widening of the...

 

Next State Parks 'free day' is Aug. 25

In recognition of the National Park System’s 103rd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Sunday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by...

 

The Wahkiakum County Fair starts today

WETNESS--As this week begins, we are seeing some dampness in West Valley, which is one of those "good/bad" things, depending on what you had planned. For many, the rain means an automatic watering of our lawns and flowers without doing it by hand,...

 

School supply drawing

Shopko and Bi-Mart have paired up to donate 10 backpacks for back to school kids, and there will be a drawing for them at the Wahkiakum County Fair. There are five backpacks for girls and five backpacks for boys. Each backpack contains two folders,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Whether you grew up here or you transplanted, there is something very connecting about the folks who hold space in this beautiful nook of the planet. Wahkiakum is a culmination of beauty, history and grit. We take care of each other out here. The...

 

Comedy competition coming to Columbia Theatre

The Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to the Columbia Theatre Friday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature five former contestants or winners of past competitions. Tickets are $35. For more information call the Box...

 

Unsold deer and elk tags available August 22

Hunters who purchased a multi-season permit application earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, are eligible to buy the unsold 2,610 deer and 116 elk multi-season tags on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, Aug. 22....

 

NCC to hold rummage sale

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on August 16 and 17, the North Coast Chorale will hold a rummage sale at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) 16th and Franklin St., Astoria. One will be able to find a variety of items ranging from art to collectables. Next on...

 

Ready to sail

Hobie Cat enthusiasts were back at Vista Park for the annual Todd Christenson Memorial Regatta last weekend. The longest race is reserved for the final day, and usually averages about three hours as...

 

Cancer treatment center offers valuable care

To The Eagle: I understand the concerns folks may have about the loss of chemotherapy services at Ocean Beach Hospital, especially the loss of Dr. Law. He is a fine man and a very experienced oncologist. If anyone in the area is wondering about the...

 

Overnight bridge closures begin Monday

TOASTY--For those who love the heat, we certainly have had plenty as temperatures were right up in the 80s for the weekend, so many of the outdoor events, like the Wooden Boat Festival and Ugly Car Show in Cathlamet, didn't have to worry about...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Paradise found in the Westend Just a little west of the Rosburg Store hidden in plain sight lies eight and a half acres that was once just pasture land. There were no trees on the property. That was...

 

Paddle Quest: Going Batty

On August 24 Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host a paddle quest from 5-7 p.m. The quest will commemorate NPS Founders Day, when the National Park Service was first established in 1916. After the paddle, visit with ecologist Dr. Tara...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Like clock-work, nestled in the hills on Skamokawa creek, the fairgrounds family is preparing for the annual return of the Wahkiakum County Fair, starting next Thursday August 15th and running until Saturday the 17th. Wahkiakum Health and Human...

 

Horse Gaming Series

After the accidental flooding of the arena two weeks ago, we were able to run the third show in the series. We had a very nice turn out with 21 riders in attendance. Results are as follows: Pee Wee 11 and under: 4. Whitney Ellenbolt, 3. Kaitlyn...

 

School supply drawing set for county fair

Shopko and Bi-Mart have paired up to donate 10 backpacks for back to school kids, and there will be a drawing for them at the Wahkiakum County Fair. There are five backpacks for girls and five backpacks for boys. Each backpack contains two folders,...

 

Free CERT training offered in October

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in South Bend. The training is strategically scheduled to precede the “Great Washington ShakeOut.” Training is...

 

WDFW fishing rule update announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced changes to the daily limit for salmon on a section of the Columbia River. This change corrects the daily limit for salmon on a section of the Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue...

 

Air advisory alert issued because of wildfires

An apparatus that monitors air quality was recently installed in the Cathlamet area. On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Health Department issued an Air Quality Advisory. "We are currently experiencing unhealthy air quality levels in the county, based...

 

Camp Cedars bereavement camp set for August

Community Home Health & Hospice’s Camp Cedars, a 3-day, residential camp for children who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend, is scheduled for August 23-25. The camp is the end of year finale for children who have been...

 

WDFW closing access area for maintenance

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close the Beaver Creek public fishing access on the Elochoman River in Wahkiakum County Aug. 7-14. The site will be closed to ensure public safety during construction work to remodel the...

 

Strategic planning meeting set

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting next Wednesday, 2 p.m., in the River Street Meeting Room to continue a strategic planning process. The council has invited guests from Morgan CPS group, Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments,...

 

River life

Pelicans kept a tight line as they recently cruised by the Columbia River shoreline. Photo by Marianne Brightbill....

 

Silver Buckle and boat festival this weekend

LOOKING GOOD--This past weekend was nice, although Saturday morning it began quite wet around here, which was nice for our lawns and plants but not so great for those who had hay down! Luckily, the sun came out and things dried out pretty good and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

An Old Barn Over the years traveling to and fro in the Westend, I would go by an old barn in Deep River across the highway from Deep River Camp. I had no idea who owned it and the surrounding...

 

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