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WHS students hear veteran's story

WHS students hear veteran's story

Wahkiakum High School students celebrated Veteran's Day by welcoming local veterans to an assembly on Wednesday, November 12. Steve Vermillion, a highly decorated combat Medevac pilot was invited by...

County biosolids suit has implications for marijuana regulation

Wahkiakum County's lawsuit with the state Department of Ecology over the application of biosolids is attracting attention across the state and nation. National groups are weighing in on the biosolids issues, and counties and municipalities across...

Council approves initial 2015 budget

The Cathlamet Town Council gave initial approval to the town's 2015 budget when it met Monday. After going into executive session, the council also authorized Mayor Dale Jacobson to seek legal counsel regarding potential litigation against...

PUD commission considers big load

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners adopted proposed budgets for 2015 at Tuesday’s meeting, discussed how to handle a potential large load, and expressed gratitude for community support of their Residential Energy Assistance Program. The...

Commissioners hear comp plan comments

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed their comprehensive plan and other issues in a 25-minute meeting Tuesday. Lily Kolditz, a member of the commission's Real Property Rights Advisory Committee, said that board has been examining the work done...

Commissioners act on varied business

Wahkiakum County Commissioners met on Wednesday, November 12 for regular business. Commissioner Blair Brady touched on the recent court decision on biosolids. “On election day, we received notification that the appeals court ruled in ecology’s...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Financial Management, Community Senior Center, 100 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, fire hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, ambulance training, 7 p.m....

Port District 2 OK's electrical expansion at Vista Park beach

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 on Tuesday approved expansion of electrical connections, removal of some trees, and purchase of small computers for commissioners. Commissioners authorized Manager Janet Bryan to call for bids on extending RV...

Port 1 commission rejects dredging bids

by Di Commissioners of Port District 1 met on November 13 at the Elochoman Slough Marina office to go over Port 1 business. Port Manager Jackie Lea reported that they were trying to find a contractor to complete the RV dump station project and...

Thanksgiving clamming starts today

Diggers will have plenty of opportunity to put razor clams on the Thanksgiving table during a week-long dig that begins today (Thursday). The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs through Nov. 26, after...

Michael Lee Howell

Cathlamet resident Michael (Mike) Lee Howell, 51, lost his life riding as a passenger involved in a tragic automobile accident on WA State Route 4 west of Longview, WA on September 23, 2014. Mike was born to Michael and Elaine (Schuller) Howell on...

Strangers in a cold paradise

Cathlamet photographer Genie Cary spotted a pair of muscovy ducks during the recent cold...

Benefit concert at Redmen Hall Saturday

COLD ENOUGH?--We had temperatures down in the teens in West Valley, but at least we had the clear blue, sunny skies during the day. Of course, a couple of those days were windy and if you were out in that, the sun was just a teaser, as it looked...

What's happening at the Fair?

Have you been sorting through all your holiday decorations and thinking “What should I do with these?” Well, bring them down to the next Fair Flea Market on Saturday, December 6, at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in the Youth Building. Tables...

Harvest dinner was a time to reminisce

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, middle school girl’s basketball with Ocosta in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Monday, middle school girl’s basketball at North Beach at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, middle school...

Wahkiakum High School releases honor roll

The Honor Roll as announced by Wahkiakum High School this week includes full time students grades 9-12 with GPA (3.25) or above for mid-term of Semester 1. The following students earned 4:00: Tyra Elliott, Elliot Haney, Sydney Hansen, Katie...

United Way campaign "The Power of Giving is Magic" now underway

United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties annual campaign has begun. St. James Family Center is proud to be a United Way partner agency and would like to encourage local residents and businesses to donate to the United Way Campaign. The theme of...

Benefit concert set for Saturday night

Redmen Hall will present their second Harvest Benefit concert on Saturday November 22. A new group will be giving their first official concert after having played their well received music at several venues in Wahkiakum County. The group, calling...

WSU Leadership Academy offered

Do you aspire to a higher leadership potential, but recognize gaps in your skills? WSU Leadership Academy is a community leadership program designed to help you engage and inspire others. Topics include influencing public policy, media relations,...

Ribbon Cutting at the music studio

A ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome On The Rock Music Studio to the community, was held on November...

Sand replenishment is of urgent concern

To The Eagle: Mr. Carlsen’s letter to the editor from Nov. 13th is inaccurate. The erosion on Pancake Point and East Sunny Sands has been an issue for decades. Dredge spoils have been placed on Pancake Point on down several times within the past...

Erosion is about more than one property

To The Eagle: Mr. Carlsen’s letter is clearly inaccurate and full of unsubstantiated claims. This is not about saving the Watson home. It is about saving the property of homeowners up and down East Sunny Sands. It is also about saving property on...

Wendt PTO book fair is now open

To The Eagle: Just a quick announcement to let everyone know that the JA Wendt Elementary School Scholastic Fall Book Fair is now open. The hours for the fair are from 8 a.m. to 4 pm., November 17-25. We will be open during conferences, so please...

Take care of outside water in cold weather

To The Eagle: As winter's cold blast starts across the nation, this is a great time for everyone to make sure that their outside hoses are disconnected and that outdoor faucets are winterized. Any exposed water pipes should be protected from...

Mules take 2nd at state

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team rolled through three teams to find themselves in the championship match against Colfax at the 2014 State 2B Volleyball tournament last weekend, ultimately taking...

Sheriff's Report, November 20, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 10 — 8:12 a.m. A power outage was reported in the Rosburg area; the PUD was notified. 3:32 p.m. A...

 
 
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