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Town water, sewer rates are going up

Rates for customers of Town of Cathlamet water and sewer utilities may soon rise. Faced with accountants' predictions that the utilities' operations aren't sustainable under current rates, the council agreed Monday to develop new rate schedules for...

Infrastructure, security occupy PUD board

Securing infrastructure and creating a safe and secure environment for employees were at the heart of the PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. Town of Cathlamet Councilman Dick Swart was in attendance and talk turned to the recently...

The Oktoberfest

The rainy weather kept shoppers and some vendors away from the second annual Oktoberfest at the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday. The few vendors in attendance took advantage of the tent that...

Commissioners OK chum channel work

After a long discussion, the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners agreed to support a state sponsored salmon recovery project in Skamokawa's Middle Valley. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to purchase a three-acre...

School board acts on varied business

Business went quickly at the September Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday. Board members approved the purchase of a network storage server from Sutinen Consulting in Longview for approximately $38,000. They approved new...

Port 1 may have found small tug

Commissioner Brett Deaton called a meeting at Port 1 last Thursday to let his fellow commissioners know that he had found a potential work boat for the dredge on Craigslist. The seller, located in Depoe Bay, was marketing the craft as a 20 foot tug...

The Eagle Calendar

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

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, George Garcia was hired as a bus driver. Regan Wirkkala and Lamar Wirkkala were hired as...

County to hire for community center

The Wahkiakum Community Center should soon re-open under direction of a new manager. The center, located in the first floor of the Cathlamet library building, has been closed since the end of July when funding ended for its Americorps manager. Some...

Fact finding continues for waterfront park

Several community leaders met last week with representatives from the National Park Service on September 14 to continue planning a potential park on the site of the former sewage lagoons in Cathlamet. Prior to the meeting, the group from NPS met...

A warm winter may lie ahead

NOAA is reporting that summer temperatures across the contiguous United States, June through August of this year, were the fifth highest on record, and a forecast for a La Niña weather pattern emerging has been downgraded to a “neutral”...

Covered Bridge dinner to be held October 1

NICE START--After a bit of wetness to end last week, I was nicely surprised to see mostly sunny skies on Sunday to begin this week on a drier note. Some of the guys may not have been too happy about it, as it might have meant they had to give up...

New exhibit at Redmen Hall to open October 8

New exhibit at Redmen Hall to open October 8 The River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall will be showing works from Wahkiakum County's Tsuga Art Gallery for their final art exhibit this year. Their title “Tsuga Gallery presents a Tsunami of...

Saturday lasagna feed will benefit food bank

It is so good to be home to my little piece of heaven, from the central valley of California’s 100 degree heat, traffic, people everywhere, police sirens and insane freeway driving to get anywhere. That said, it was probably the most wonderful...

Free CERT training offered this fall

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Raymond. Training is scheduled as follows: Saturday, October 29 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30 - 8:00 a.m. –...

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, September 23, Farmer Rob and Friends from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, September 24, at River Mile 38 Brewing,...

Ducks Unlimited banquet is set for October 8

The Elochoman Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their annual banquet October 8 at the Duck Inn in Skamokawa. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., and Prime Rib and Oyster Dinner will be served at 5:00. There will be a large assortment of raffle and...

Reykdal earns endorsement from former governor

Chris Reykdal, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced September 13 that he has been endorsed by former Governor Christine Gregoire. Reykdal said, “I am deeply honored to earn the endorsement of Governor Gregoire in this...

WSP: 14 collisions in 10 days from Pokemon

The Washington State Patrol has commented on a study showing increased risk of traffic hazards from people playing Pokémon Go. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a national report on Friday which tracked 14 Pokémon Go...

Outdoor burning ban lifted on state lands

Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, officials from Wahkiakum County will allow outdoor burning in accordance with the Wahkiakum Outdoor Burning Ordinance 122-94. Burning is restricted to natural vegetation grown on the property where...

Librarian asks for community input

To The Eagle: I want to draw our community’s attention to an important opportunity. From September 22 to October 21, 2016, the Cathlamet Public Library will be conducting surveys to better understand how our community benefits from Digital...

Donations to USO are suggested

To The Eagle: I’d like to mention a free resource for military personnel and their families while they are on travel status. There are at least 17 USOs located at airports across the U.S. These free facilities have different amenities and hours...

Prestegard will be good for the county

To The Eagle: We have the opportunity to elect a very qualified neighbor for Wahkiakum County Commissioner for District 1, Greg Prestegard. His business experience at Reynolds Metals and in his own construction company give Greg the ability to...

Support extended to Prestegard

To The Eagle: With the election coming up quickly in November, we would like to extend our support and endorse Greg Prestegard for County Commissioner, District 1. We believe that Greg is the most qualified candidate for this position. His...

Mini Mules win first two games

Two weeks ago the Mini Mules went to Kelso and pounded them 49 to 12. The Mini’s ran the ball well with Beau Rose running for two TDs, Tanner Collupy ran for one TD and caught one TD pass from Rose. QB Dominic Curl ran for a TD and Zack Williams...

Mules plow through South Bend 34-14

The Wahkiakum Mule running attack overwhelmed visiting South Bend for a 34-14 non-league football victory last Friday. The Mules ran for 361 yards on the ground while keeping the visitors in check...

Ferguson is WIAA athlete of the week

Hank Ferguson, a senior from Wahkiakum High School, was nominated by a community member and selected last week by Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association staff as one of the Athletes of the Week for achievements in football on September 9....

Cross Country

Two more runners represented the Wahkiakum Mules Cross Country team in this week’s 2B Central League meet in Toledo. Eight teams from around the region competed in the 5,000 meters. Alex Mellis led the Mules in the boy’s competition taking 45th...

Mule volleyball

The Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team played in a tournament in Mossyrock on Saturday, but results were unavailable. The Lady Mules travel to Morton to play Morton/White Pass today (Thursday) and return home to play Onalaska next...

School Sports Schedules

WHS Mule Football September 23 at Raymond 30 Mossyrock October 7 at Kalama 14 at Toledo 21 Winlock 28 at Toutle Lake 31 Tie Breaker if Needed November 4 Cross-Over TBD Home games in bold face. Varsity Games start at 7 p.m. Mule Volleyball September...

Sheriff's Report, September 22, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 12 — 12:06 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on an individual who had received some bad news....

 
 
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