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

 
You saw it at the fair

You saw it at the fair

Abbie Eaton of Naselle was crowned Queen at the 2014 Wahkiakum County Fair. The six princesses who competed for the crown raised more than $8,000 this year, much to Fair Manager, Patty Dursteler's...

Failing culvert impacts traffic in Elochoman Valley

A failing culvert has led Wahkiakum County officials to implement an emergency closure of one lane of Elochoman Valley Road. The single lane closure went into effect yesterday (Wednesday). The culvert carries Clear Creek under the road at...

School board okays food class change

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors made quick work of the agenda at their August meeting on Tuesday. School Board Director Tina Schubert was not present, and Michelle Budd had to step out for a football meeting next door. With board...

PUD considers rates, energy efficiency

Wahkiakum PUD Customer Service Representative Lia Sealund updated the board of commissioners on the rebate program for energy efficiency and made suggestions for future projects at Tuesday’s PUD meeting. “The intention of the rebate funding is...

State Parks' free day for August 25

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25 is a state parks ‘free day.’ Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The ‘free day’ is in honor of the birthday...

Port 1 receives safety supply grant

Commissioners of Port District 1 discussed the concession stand, plans for the RV sewer dump and other issues at their August meeting last Thursday. Commissioner Bob Kizziar’s grant writing efforts were rewarded with a grant from the Wahkiakum...

Port 2 discusses gate at County Line

Commissioners of Port District 2 discussed issues with County Line Park patrons when they met Tuesday. Commissioners also authorized Manager Janet Bryan to find a contractor to remove the district's navigation buoys from Grays Bay. Five patrons of...

Permit concerns may delay ferry landing

Wahkiakum County will have a new ferry next year, but local officials are starting to wonder if it will be able to go into service. County Public Works Director Pete Ringen said Tuesday that the US Army Corps of Engineers is delaying action on...

Town council okays change order, water leak adjustment

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed a variety of business when they met last Monday. The council approved a $6,071.10 change order for the new waste water treatment plant that is nearly complete. Consulting engineer Ken Alexander said...

The Eagle Calendar

August 21 - August 28, 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. Senior Citizen...

Colorado couple volunteers at Fair

The views at Skamokawa Vista Park and the charm of the Wahkiakum County Fair have fixed Bob and Jane Hays' travel plans for the past 15 years. Bob, 83, a retired electrical engineer and his wife...

What's happening in the library

Fizz, Boom, Read!, the Summer Children’s Library program for 2014, has come to a close. It is time for participants to bring in their reading records to be checked to see if reading goals were met, so prizes can be awarded! Librarian Carol Blix...

Are you ready for some football?

JUST RIGHT--Once we got over a wild couple of days last week with thunder and lightning and pouring down rain, it wasn't too bad, albeit a bit muggy now and then. This week started out with some rain threats but forecasters can't quite make up...

School district seeks facility input group

Looks like we are back to the warm trend again. Personally I prefer the cooler but this makes it nice for picking berries and getting them frozen or made into jam or pies without fear of mildew. If I could keep my dogs from helping me by eating...

Naselle Reunion

The Naselle High School Class of 1964 gathered July 25th at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg for their 50 year class reunion. Back row, l-r, are Ed Blain, Jon Pakenen, Allan...

Bigelow is running!

Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow stopped in our office Monday morning to ask that we print something prominent that stated he is a candidate for office. In last week's edition, we accidentally omitted the name off a letter to the editor from Heidi...

Under the lights again

High school football teams started practice yesterday (Wednesday), and the Wahkiakum Mules hit the field shortly after midnight. Coach Eric Hansen, talked to his 23 players as they went through...