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School board has busy agenda

Commissioners hear requests; extend refuge road closure

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard a variety of reports and requests at their meeting Tuesday: --Cathlamet resident Ora Prestegard asked what the county could do to help establish a clean and sober house for people recovering from substance...

Council planning town hall on sewer rates

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on a variety of business when they met Monday. The council will hold a town hall meeting November 10, 6 p.m., in the River Street Meeting Room, to discuss hookup fees for sewer and water systems. A...

School board has busy agenda

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors approved several action items on the agenda at Tuesday's meeting. The district agreed to an interlocal agreement that will allow Wahkiakum County PUD...

Wahkiakum PUD busy with budgets, projects

Auditor Erin Wilson outlined the proposed 2015 budgets for the electric system and the Puget Island and Western Wahkiakum Water Systems during a budget hearing, and General Manager Dave Tramblie apprised commissioners of completed projects and...

Hunters discuss elk hoof rot disease

Dr. Boone Mora spoke to a roomful of hunters concerned about the health of the local elk population, whose numbers are being reduced by hoof rot disease. Mora, who had a career in public health and studied infections and communicable diseases for...

Mark Howie seeks re-election

Sheriff Mark Howie, who is running unopposed on the November ballot, has been working for 25 years in law enforcement. He came to Wahkiakum County as undersheriff for Jon Dearmore and has been the...

Blair Brady seeks re-election to board

Blair Brady isn't bored yet. He is, however, surprised to find himself running unopposed for his third term as a County Commissioner for the Westend, District 3. Brady grew up in New Jersey, a poor...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Financial Management. Community Senior Center, 100 Main St.. 10 am. - Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire...

Vessels may now be dismantled over water

OLYMPIA – Marine vessels may now be taken apart over the water under the terms of a new state permit that helps protect water quality and prevents pollution. The Department of Ecology recently finalized the new Vessel Deconstruction General...

Kreidler calls for insurers to review mental health denials back to 2006

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is directing all health insurers in Washington state to identify any policyholders who had mental health services denied because of a blanket or categorical exclusion since Jan. 1, 2006 and notify them of their...

Harvest sale at United Methodist Church

RAINS RETURN--After a fairly decent weekend, it seems we are in for quite a soaking by the time you read this, along with some strong winds, so I hope you have the boots and umbrellas handy as Fall is defintely here, like in falling raindrops! I'm...

Fall events offer variety of opportunities

It’s time to start gearing up for the wintery weather. Looks like we are in for some wet and windy days ahead. Though we had a beautiful summer and a rather warm early fall, now the leaves are changing and the mornings are much cooler, not to...

LCC named National Leader College

Lower Columbia College is one of just 16 community colleges nationwide recognized as a Leader College by the Achieving the Dream organization. Leader College is a national designation awarded to select community colleges that commit to improving...

Pacific county seeking proposals

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking proposals from qualified consultants to update the Pacific County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that all local governments adopt an approved...

Wild Mushroom celebration on Long Beach Peninsula

Chefs, authors, foragers and the mushroom loving public will come together on the Long Beach Peninsula from October through November 15 for the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Celebration. Highlights include special dinners, classes, workshops and wild...

Library to offer computer technology training

Local residents needing to learn new information technology skills for their current job, a new career or just wanting to add some skills for personal enrichment can do so through Cathlamet Public Library thanks to a partnership between the...

Artists paint birdhouses for Redmen Hall

Earlier this year, the Friends of Skamokawa sold hand painted birdhouses and raised enough money to install a donated bell in the tower of Redmen Hall. They are doing it again with a new series of...

PUD's assistance program accepting contributions

PUD’s assistance program accepting contributions The Wahkiakum PUD is accepting contributions to their Residential Energy Assistance Program. This program provides an opportunity for customers to help each other by making voluntary contributions...

Celebration of Life--Dave Curl

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Dave Curl, former blacksmith, artist and teacher, October 25, at 3 p.m., in the Lovell Room at Fort George Brewery in Astoria. This will be a potluck affair where attendees will share stories about...

Fall festival set for Friday

The Tsuga Gallery, 70 Main St., Cathlamet, will celebrate with a Fall Festival tomorrow, October 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments in the fall harvest theme will be served. Featured guest artist for the evening will be Jenny Kizziar, a member of...

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. Each week in October I am discussing a different aspect of being prepared. This week...

Writer offers version of Sandy Hook killings

To The Eagle: Allow me to present a short list of things that indicate the ‘alleged’ Sandy Hook school shooting was no shooting at all, but an ‘enhanced’ FEMA drill that went viral on the national media. The school itself had been flooded...

Couple endorses Howie for sheriff

To The Eagle: We first met Mark Howie shortly after we bought our home. Mark and his wife, Deb, were on a leisurely drive in the country and pulled into our driveway to introduce themselves, welcome us to Cathlamet, and to thank us for putting so...

Mini Mules on winning streak

The Wahkiakum Mini-Mules extended their league winning streak to five games with a decisive 41-14 win last Saturday over a Kelso youth team. The game started with the Mules scoring on just three...

Mule volleyballers take two more wins

The Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team added a couple matches to their win column this week, beating Pe Ell on Tuesday and a tough Mossyrock team last Thursday. The Mules are 4-2 in league and 9-2...

Mules stop Winlock; senior night this Friday

The Wahkiakum Mules edged the visiting Winlock Cardinals 18-13 in the Mules' homecoming football game on Friday. Winlock took the lead at 11:49 of the second quarter when Dawson Hall shot a gap in...

 
 
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