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Recovery center releases pelicans

Recovery center releases pelicans

On September 11, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast released 22 white pelicans at Vista Park in Skamokawa. The white pelicans were admitted to the center as starving chicks, unable to fly or feed ...

Town lighting change order raises questions

An end may lie ahead for the never ending story of Cathlamet's decorative street lighting project. The town council will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. next Wednesday to discuss with its consulting engineers how to pay for the latest addition to...

Commissioners hear clinic, other business

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday heard the latest update in staffing at the Cowlitz Family Health Center clinic in Cathlamet and handled other business, including a discussion of the county's comprehensive plan. Health center Executive...

PUD replacing old wire near Altoona

With little on the agenda, reports were the focus at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners Meeting on Tuesday. Counsel Tim Hanigan reported that he had been finalizing an inter-local agreement with Port District 2, who had asked the PUD...

The Eagle Calendar

September 18 - September 25, 2014 THURSDAY 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. Wahkiakum Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Rosburg...

Corps breaching dike this week

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners handled regular business and were updated on the US Corps of Engineers plans to breach the dike in the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge at their meeting on September 10. Because of the Wahkiakum County staff’s aging...

DNR seeks comment on aquatic lands plan

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review the new draft Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan. In a press release, the agency said that over the next 50 years, the HCP is designed to guide DNR in better ways to...

Volunteers needed for International Coastal Cleanup September 20

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and partners from Washington CoastSavers invite and encourage the public to participate in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 20. Organized beach cleanups in Washington...

Back to School clinic offers vaccinations

Back to School Vaccine Clinics have been scheduled by the Cowlitz Family Health Center at four of its locations. The clinics are open to all families, whether they are existing patients or not. Each clinic will provide standard, age appropriate...

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 8 — 8:34 a.m. A caller reported speeding vehicles in the Skamokawa area. 11:57 a.m. An alarm was...

Norman E. Anderson

Lifelong Rosburg resident Norman Elmer Anderson, 98, died in Forks, Wash., Aug. 23, 2014, a mere four days short of his 99th birthday. Norman was born in Astoria, Aug. 27, 1915, after his mother took a boat across the Columbia River, staying with a...

Jean M. Heagy

Jean Marcelle Heagy, of Cathlamet, died September 11, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born in Seattle on September 10, 1920 to Chris and Bertha (Provencel) Campbell. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle in 1938 and moved from Vancouver...

David T. Curl

David Terrill Curl died at his Naselle residence on September 8, 2014 at the age of 55. He was a surfer, welder, teacher, blacksmith, artist, draftsman and commercial fisherman. A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Dave was a lover of the water and...

Michael A. Simms

Michael Arthur Simms, 77, peacefully passed away at his home in Grays River, WA, August 8th, while surrounded by family and friends. Born March 29, 1937 in Los Angeles to Lee and Margaret Lawrence-Simms, Michael grew up on the lots of MGM and...

Jean Bussone

Death Notice Jean Bussone Former Cathlamet resident Jean Bussone died September 15, 2014 in Longview. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of...

Volunteers, donations for food drive

by Diana Zimmerman The organizers for the Food for Friends Food Drive are looking for volunteers and non-perishable items this Saturday, September 20. The Food for Friends Food Drive was coordinated...

Pinwheels for Peace will appear this Friday

The International Day of Peace was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations and is celebrated throughout the world on September 21 each year. This year The Charlotte House has decided to mark the day by joining other communities in...

WSU Extension News

The WSU Wahkiakum Extension Nutrition Education Program will host a one time Farmers Market for the students at Wahkiakum School District. The event is a partnership of the JA Wendt Elementary School, the John C. Thomas Middle School, and the...

FOS hosts another successful auction

WARM STREAK--How did you like this past weekend? Pretty nice wasn't it?! Considering several things were going on in the area, it was great to have such nice weather for them, even though the late evening hours were a little nippy, the daylight...

Lots of events coming soon; support EMTs

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Thursday, volleyball at Lake Quinault at 5:45 p.m.; Friday’s football game has been cancelled with a possibility of another game. Please call the school for more...

Finnish film set to show in Naselle

“Näkymätön Elina” means “invisible Elina.” It is the story of a nine year old girl who has lost her father a few years earlier to tuberculosis and has been out of school after contracting the same disease herself. The family lives in...

Mentoring provides new friendships

St. James Family Center’s Adult to Youth Mentoring Program wants to create new friendships this fall. Their goal is to link young people, Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, with caring, responsible adults. These adult friends, or mentors, model...

Garden rose dedicated

September 2, 2014 saw the dedication of a beautiful Julia Child yellow rose planted in the Wahkiakum Community Garden in Erickson Park in memory of the late Pat Reese, a longtime member of the local...

Wedding announced

Jennifer Louise Falconer and William Paul Lorenzo, both of Longview, were married September 6, 2014 at the Dahlia House Bed & Breakfast in Rosburg. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Lorraine Falconer of Cathlamet. The groom is the son of...

50th anniversary announced

On September 20, 2014, Skamokawa native Marjorie (Bunn) and Jerry Dunne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple began their lives together in Portland, OR, where Marjorie began a...

Expect declines in hatchery production

To The Eagle: I was interested to see the pictures of beach seining in last week’s Eagle. I was troubled, however, by the third caption which read, “Fishery managers hope the seines will be less lethal to endangered wild salmon than...

PTO president asks for volunteers

To The Eagle: Volunteers are needed for the J.A. Wendt Elementary School Parent Teachers Organization (PTO). We are hosting our first 2014-2015 school year PTO meeting on Sunday, September 21, at 4 p.m. The meeting will take place in the...

Cathlamet is number two

To The Eagle: Kudos to Cathlamet for being number two in the State of Washington for the safest places to live. Two reasons come to mind why Cathlamet ranked so high. 1. Great people live in our area. 2. Great police department that stays on top of...

Pirates defeat Mules 28-20 in overtime

The visiting Adna Pirates pulled out a 28-20 overtime win Friday against the Wahkiakum Mules. The Mules took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter on a halfback pass from Zach Brown to Joey Moore....

Tigers maul Mules 48-0; Pirates next up for WHS

The Napavine Tigers rolled over the Wahkiakum Mules for a 48-0 Central League football game last Friday. The Tigers, second ranked in the Associated Press poll, got things going early by pressuring Mule quarterback Gunnar Blix and returing an...

Mule volleyballers sweep South Bend

Last week, the Mules volleyball team opened their season with a non-league win at home, then traveled to a tournament in Mossyrock and swept six teams in a morning round robin. On September 11, the...