The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

 
Crocheting business helps woman deal with struggles

Crocheting business helps woman deal with struggles

Jennifer Oxley is learning to make metaphorical lemonade with a crochet hook and a lot of yarn. Oxley, 48, the daughter of George and Barb Silva and the mother of two girls, knows a bit about how an...

Backman withdraws levy lift proposal

Commissioner Mike Backman has withdrawn his proposal to fund various community programs with county levy funds. Backman announced at Tuesday's meeting of the board of commissioners that he wanted to wait till 2016 to send the proposal to the...

School board hears street proposal, logger's request

A budget hearing was held for the 2015-2016 budget at July’s Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting on Tuesday. The board also considered a request for right of way in the Farm Forest and heard a proposal from a representative of...

County, USFWS discuss dike access for anglers

Wahkiakum County commissioners and US Fish and Wildlife Service managers are working to clear up a misunderstanding of angler access to closed portions of Steamboat Slough Road. Fish and Wildlife completed this year the construction of a new dike...

County board okays commercial appraiser

By a 2-1 vote, Wahkiakum County commissioners approved measures to restore the position of commercial appraiser in the county assessor's office. Assessor Bill Coons has been seeking the move for several months, and commissioners had so far rejected...

Broadway Street parking disrupted as town repairs sewer lift station

The Town of Cathlamet is replacing the pumps in a sewage lift station located at the foot of TugBoat Alley. The work may disrupt traffic on Broadway Street. The town public works crew has installed a surface line to divert flow to another line...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Community Library & Computer Center, GRVC at Johnson Park, 1-5 p.m. Sewing Room, GRVC at...

Family returns to Vista Park for reunions

The Edeburn-Jennings family has been coming to Vista Park in Skamokawa for 25 years. Or is that 24 years? Cousins shout good-naturedly at each other in an attempt to sort out the details as Tammy...

Paul A. Giaver

Paul Andrew Giaver, 85, died July 26, 2015 at his Cathlamet home. He was born in November of 1929 in Norway. He received his education in Norway and graduated from the University of Washington in 1958. He served in the Army and was stationed in...

Local firefighters join statewide response

Firefighters from the District 4 Fire Department have been working around the state on wild land fires, including the recent PC Complex fire in Woodland and another fire in Spokane. They're home now, ...

Many class reunions will take place in August

THE END--Tomorrow marks the end of yet another month, which just seems impossible! I hope you enjoyed last weekend, which was a little cooler; just fine with me! Supposedly we'll be back to warmer temperatures by the time you read this, so here's...

Pig roast and camp out this Saturday

Even though we can use a little moisture on the ground, the rain predicted for last weekend was not much relief, except it did seem to cool the temperatures down a bit. The area wide burn ban is still in effect so please be aware of the rules and...

New exhibit of pottery and textiles at Redmen Hall

Redmen Hall will present two well known California artists for their next exhibit. Bob and Jenny Kizziar were active in the California art scene for many years before moving to Cathlamet. They have exhibited their work throughout the United States...

Main Street merchants plan First Thursday celebration

Celebrate downtown Cathlamet with the Main Street merchants. First Thursday in Cathlamet will be held August 6 with Willapa Hills providing music from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pharmacy parking lot and many Main Street merchants will offer specials...

Blood drive set for August 4 on Main Street, Cathlamet

The American Red Cross Blood Services urges all eligible donors to schedule an appointment to donate blood at the River of Life Assembly of God Church, 45 Main St., Cathlamet on Tuesday, August 4 from 1-6 p.m., by calling Patti Phillips at (360)...

Open class auction offered at county fair

The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation will sponsor an Open Class Auction at the fair this year. The auction will be held on Saturday of fair at 1 p.m. This auction is similar to the 4-H Market Sale which will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. WFF has proposed...

2015 Fair Royalty

Here is the 2015 royalty court for the Wahkiakum County Fair. L-r are princesses Charly Childers of Cathlamet, Dalaney Cothren of Skamokawa, and Alyssa Steenerson of Naselle and 2014 Fair...

Group wishes to travel for fundraising event

Last year around mid-September a group of current and former Wahkiakum County residents had the opportunity to step foot on Centurylink Field (the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium) while raising awareness for a chronic autoimmune disorder called Crohn's...

Northwest Steam Society to return on August 7

In 2011 the Northwest Steam Society came here for their first annual steam meet at Cathlamet. The Society has an annual steam meet each year that moves up and down the I-5 corridor to be somewhat close to members' home towns each year. This year it...

Citizen discusses tax levies and RCWs

To the Eagle: There are several RCWs regulating the amount of taxes which can be levied against properties by the various taxing districts. At the July 21, 2015 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, two different levy limits were being...

Creative management needed, not more taxes

To the Eagle: Our county fair is dying from natural causes, chief among them being the steady geriatrification of our local population and the flight of agricultural enterprise to less restrictive, more profitable shores. There are possibilities...

Resident appreciates signage

To The Eagle: Our signs for Puget Island and Cathlamet, and even Erikson Park have been redone and they look fabulous! Thank you so much to whomever worked to make these signs look new and beautiful. I smile every time I see one. I especially love...

People step up for Tsuga with Model T display

To The Eagle: I want to send a thank you to a few people who stepped up for the gallery and the parade on Bald Eagle Days. I had mentioned to Ray Badger that we had a spot in front of the gallery and ...

Sheriff's Report, July 30, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 20 — 10:21 a.m. A Cathlamet resident complained about a car that had been parked in front of his house...

 
 
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