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

 
Ferry closed for ramp upgrades

Commissioners hear District Court request

Wahkiakum County commissioners cruised through a relatively quiet meeting Tuesday including a request to modify personnel classifications in District Court. Judge Bill Faubion asked the board to move two District Court staff members to new classes...

Commissioners act on varied business

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on a variety of business issues when they met Tuesday. Commissioner Dan Cothren gave an update on efforts to place sand on eroding Cape Horn and Puget Island beaches. Two agreements are tied up in reviews in the...

Ferry closed for ramp upgrades

Puget Island-Westport ferry service is closed until 5 a.m. April 30 to complete ramp upgrades. The Island ramp wasn't designed to mesh with the new ferry, the "Oscar B;" it was built when the...

Jim Saules: African-American pioneer in Wahkiakum County

Editor’s note: Recently, there has been discussion in our communities about changing the names of geographical features in the Brookfield area. The features incorporate the name Jim Crow, which has several historical references, most notably to...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m....

Oregon commission reviews impact of Kitzhaber plan

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission at its March meeting reviewed fishery harvest reforms on the Columbia River that effectively remove commercial gillnetters from the mainstem river by 2017 but...

Thomas Deufel

In Loving Memory of Thomas Robert Deufel Thomas Robert Deufel a Raymond resident, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Willapa Harbor Health and Rehab Center in Raymond, he was 78. Tom was born...

Richard Mathers

Richard L. Mathers, 71 of Kalama, died on April 22, 2016. He was born in Longview on September 15, 1944 to Sidney and Inez (McIntyre) Mathers. Dick attended Wahkiakum Schools prior to entering the Army in 1962. He worked for 30 years as a carpenter...

Death Notice for Dawn Jungers

Dawn Marie Jungers, 57 of Cathlamet, died on April 17, 2016 in Clackamas Oregon. A memorial service date is pending. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

100 year reunion might be canceled

BIG CHANGE--Last weekend we saw clouds, rain, wind, hail and a dash of sun, so there was a little bit of everything! Oh well, you know what they say about April showers! I have to admit, many of my "May flowers" that had already bloomed and were in...

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! April is over and May is beginning. That means we only have three months until fair. There is going to be a lot of construction going on at the fairgrounds this summer. We will be getting the new bathrooms thanks to a grant from WSDA. Also the...

Grays River Cafe to reopen soon

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school track at Ocosta at 3:30 p.m., high school baseball and softball at Oakville at 4 p.m.; Saturday, high school track Shelton Invite, high school...

Marine Resources has new funding

According to Carrie Backman, Director, Washington State University Wahkiakum County Extension, Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) has new funding through the state legislature as part of the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative to...

Astoria Wellness Fair set for May 1

The “Astoria Wellness Fair” will be presented by Thrivent Financial, Columbia Memorial Hospital and RiversZen Yoga and Resistance Stretching on Sunday, May 1st from Noon to 4:00 at 399 31st Street on the Riverwalk in Astoria. This free one-day...

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Dave McKenzie will perform Saturday, April 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call...

WHS play set for tomorrow (Friday)

Submitted by Audrey Petterson, Knowledge Bowl Coach A devastating storm, treachery, magic, buffoonery, and young love will occur on the Wahkiakum High School stage at 1 p.m., on Friday, April 29 when Seattle Shakespeare returns with The Tempest....

Fun run for dogs set for May 1 at Misty Rivers Plantation

Wahkiakum County Historical Society will hold a dog Fun Run on Sunday, May 1, at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. Dogs of all breeds and mixed breeds are invited to come...

J.C. Thomas Middle School honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll as announced by principal Theresa Libby last week include the following: 6th grade – 4.0 Megan Leitz 3.2 – 3.99 – Colten Anrys, Sarah Tsybikova, Gabe Moon, Courtney Carlson, Kimberlee...

$3.2 million enhancement project is set to begin

Koelsch Communities is starting a $3.2 million enhancement project in Longview, where it all began back in 1958. The project will include the Canterbury Inn, Delaware Plaza and Canterbury Gardens and work starts this summer and upon completion, in...

Shoreline management rules update unwanted

To all Wahkiakum County land owners: The proposed Shoreline Management Program rules, if enacted, will affect a majority of us. The Dept of Ecology will control your land, not you. Note the following Shoreline Management Program Definitions and...

Advances in dentistry are pleasing to patient

To The Eagle: Modern hi-tech dentistry has come to Cathlamet! Locally I recently had a broken crown replaced. Much of the variable art of human artisans has been replaced with the perfection and precision of the computer. The computer reads and...

Polarized perspective just not helpful

To The Eagle: I had to shake my head after reading the article in the Eagle’s 04/21 paper titled “ I wish I was a Democrat.” The sarcasm coming from the writer seems to be fear based (for obvious reasons), and reflecting an inability to see...

Junk/waste ordinance a future headache

To The Eagle: I did not go to meetings in regards to the new junk/waste ordinance. I did not feel that it applied to me. I also voted against the ordinance. The ordinance basically says that your neighbors have a right to not have to look at...

It's time to change names that promote racism

To the Eagle: We don’t need to memorialize “Jim Crow” with a place name in Wahkiakum County. Removing artifacts of racism is a way to acknowledge that we are moving on from the racist history that Oregon (and this country) is still living...

This writer is proud to be a democrat

To The Eagle: As a Christian, American and a veteran, I am happy and proud to be an American. I served, to help preserve the rights of us all, to choose, which party we feel will do best for the country. Someone is boasting that they will make the...

Mules split doubleheader with Toledo

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mule baseball team put an end to the Toledo Indians' perfect season, splitting games in a double header. The games had originally been scheduled for Friday but were moved forward due to the weather forecast. The Mules...

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

The Wahkiakum Mule golf team lost a heartbreaker 208-207 to Adna on Monday but beat Napavine at Neuwakum Valley Golf Course moving their intra-conference record to 19-8. Mules Bryce Good shot 46 and Sarah Shi 47 as they finished second and third in...

Track & Field: Mule girls win Pirate Classic

The Wahkiakum Mule track team competed against five schools at the Adna Pirate Classic on Tuesday. The team took first place in girls competition with 146 points and the sixth in boys competition with 34 points. Ryan Quigley led the boys, placing...

Track & Field: Mules participate in the Kalama Twilight meet

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team competed against 14 other teams from Washington and Oregon in the Kalama Twilight meet last Friday. The Mules were two of three 2B teams that participated. The other 11 teams represented 1A to 4A schools....

Sheriff's Report, April 28, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 18 — 8:47 a.m. The sheriff’s office received a report of child abuse. 11:57 a.m. A caller reported a...

 
 
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