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

 
Road to happiness has many bumps

Road to happiness has many bumps

David Hicks is pretty happy these days, but he almost died to get here. The youngest of eight kids, he grew up on a farm in East Valley. His dad was a manager for Crown Zellerbach and was transferred ...

Fairgrounds idea draws feedback from fair personnel

A conversation between commissioners of Wahkiakum County and Port District 2 about management of the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds and Fairgrounds Park drew concern from county fair personnel and volunteers on Tuesday. A month ago, County...

School board discusses sports participation, business manager

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors started the new year off without Tim Hanigan, a board member who resigned in December, and spent much of the meeting discussing the declining numbers in boys sports and learning about how plans were...

Couple arrested after pursuit, crash on SR 4

On January 5, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office arrested two people who ended up crashing a stolen car on SR4 after a deputy pursued them for a short distance. Deputy Mark Hake clocked a silver...

Council OKs PUD water contract in principle

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council considered business ranging from a contract for water sales to formation of a library district when it met Tuesday. Councilmember David Goodroe reported he and negotiators for Wahkiakum PUD had reached an...

Health department restores family planning services

The Wahkiakum County Health Department is opening their doors for family planning again. The health department hasn't provided the services for several years because of reductions in funding, which has now been restored. “We’re reopening the...

The Eagle Calendar

January 22 - January 29, 2015 THURSDAY Financial Management, Community Senior Center, 100 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story and Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill...

PUD commission considering HDPE

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum PUD board of commissioners discussed a few of the bills being presented to the Washington state legislature that could directly affect the utility before moving into reports from their attorney, general manager and auditor....

WHS strives to provide widespread curriculum

If Principal Stephanie Leitz is anyone to go by, administrators and staff are continually striving at Wahkiakum High School to provide students with a quality education and prepare them for what follows. For some students, that includes college....

Businesses invited to learn about future contracting opportunities

Minority-, woman- and small-business owners interested in participating on transportation contracts are invited to attend multiple opportunity forums being held across the state in late January and early February. The Washington State Department of...

Fair Board Valentine Dinner tickets available

NOT BAD--As this work week began, at least for some folks, it wasn't too bad, as the morning showers gave way to sunshine and my "lake" started to shrink after a weekend of heavy rains and nastiness at times. Several days of this week look to be...

Blood drive set for January 23

Well, as I am sitting here in the waiting room of St. John’s, I decided that this is as good a place as any to work on writing my article for this week. I have lots of company waiting for their loved ones to have surgery. I am here with my...

Raising mason bees

On February 7, 10 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive. They become active in early...

Tech Gadget Menagerie coming to library

Staff members from the Washington State Library will be bringing a variety of technology gadgets to the Cathlamet Public Library at 2 p.m., Friday, January 23, for a “Gadget Menagerie” training and presentation, announced Librarian Carol Blix....

Pruning fruit trees workshop

On February 5, 6 p.m, WSU Master Gardener Ted Cunningham will demonstrate the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality. Fruit trees should be pruned every year. Proper...

Veterans should file

US armed forces veterans are reminded to file DD214 forms with their county auditor or local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The form helps ensure the proper administration of veteran benefits, according to members of member of VFW Post...

Council of Governments invites public comment

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to comment on the draft February 2015 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) amendment. The primary purpose of the RTIP is to identify and document federally funded...

WDFW replacing coho salmon fry at Grays River Hatchery after storm

State managers of the Grays River Hatchery are well on their way to replacing 600,000 coho salmon fry lost after a water supply line failed during a recent heavy rainstorm. On January 12, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)...

WDFW police featured on Animal Planet's 'Rugged Justice'

Animal Planet's new documentary series ‘Rugged Justice' follows Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) police as they patrol mountains, coasts and city streets, protecting natural resources and serving the people of Washington....

Superintendent seeks support for levy

To The Eagle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District board of Directors recently authorized the placement of a three-year Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy on the February 10th ballot. This levy, which is a renewal of the existing tax,...

Government oversight, or control?

To The Eagle: As commissioner of Grays River Habitat Enhancement District, I am responsible for how the taxed money is spent. I take that very seriously, since we (the commissioners), never see or handle any of the money, only the county, it is...

Olsen, Wegdahl, Hurley headed to all-state match

Three Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team members have been selected to compete in the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association 2015 Senior All State Volleyball Series. Lady Mules Tori Wegdahl, an outside hitter and defensive specialist, and...

Senior Samantha Boyce signs letter of intent to play for LCC

WHS Senior Samantha (Sam) Boyce signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Lower Columbia College Red Devils on January 15. "Sam is not only a great catcher but a leader," David Andrew, the...

Lady Mules lose to Ducks, beat Adna, Pe Ell

The Wahkiakum High School girls basketball team quickly put their solitary loss of the season to Toutle Lake behind them last Wednesday and added two more to their win column in the following days,...

Mules lose one

Last Friday, the Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team spent much of the evening chasing Adna after being outscored by the Pirates 14 points in the second quarter. The Mules eventually lost 86-58. “We continue to get hurt on the boards on both...

Sheriff's Report, January 22, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 12 — 1:37 p.m. A caller reported a possible slide in the Skamokawa area; the County Road department...

 
 
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