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

 
Volunteers clean up the beach at Vista Park

Commissioners okay budgets for 2017

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution adopting county budgets for 2017. Predicting revenue shortfalls for another year, officials tried to keep increases as low as possible. The county treasurer has had to make $1.1 million...

DNR presents EIS for sustainable harvest, murrelet strategies

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on two draft environmental impact statements for management plans that will affect logging on timber trust lands in Wahkiakum and other counties. The two statements are...

Dredging equipment comes to Port 1

Andy Lea used a forklift to move 50 foot sections of dredge pipe that were delivered on Sunday morning to the Elochoman Slough Marina. Port District 1 has purchased a small dredge and tug so that it...

PUD commission gets legal update

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday morning to hear reports and swap chair positions for the coming year. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update on the PUD’s project to replace meters on Puget Island with...

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., 5 p.m. District No. 4...

LaVerne Ferguson

LaVerne Ida “Bernie” Ferguson Born August 1, 1927 Died November 26, 2016 Age 89 Bernie Ferguson was the only child of Lawrence L. Long and Helen C. Long, both from Ohio. She was born in Okolona, Ohio and was raised in Paullina, Iowa and later...

Bruce Myers

R. Bruce Myers passed away December 4, 2016 in Longview, WA. Bruce was born on February 7, 1954 at Cowlitz General Hospital and remained a lifelong Longview resident. In 1972 Bruce graduated from...

John Merrill Gibson

John Merrill Gibson, 86, died on November 24, 2016 in his Cathlamet home where he spent much of his youth. John was born in Longview, Washington on January 7, 1930. He graduated from Wahkiakum High...

Celebration of life for Ralph Pedersen

Ralph Pedersen was laid to rest in a private ceremony on November 22. A celebration of life will be held January 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. Memorial contributions in the name of Margaret Pedersen may be made to P.O. Box...

Festival of Trees

Generous and creative individuals and businesses donated trees and other Christmas decorations to the Annual Festival of Trees at the Bank of the Pacific, an event to benefit the Wahkiakum Chamber...

Get those letters mailed to Santa

BRR--If you've been in our area, you will have noticed a ton of rain, and then, a big cool down and even some flakes of snow! Actually, enough snow to make it nice and white! I heard from a classmate who lives in Everett and he said it was snowing...

Comets to battle Mules Saturday for KM trophy

News from Naselle: The sports calendar for this coming week includes: Saturday, high school boys basketball at Wahkiakum for the annual KM Trophy at 5:45 p.m. Bring it home boys! Monday, middle school girls basketball with South Bend in Naselle at...

GRVC announces closures

The Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park has announced that all scheduled meetings for the week have been canceled due to inclement weather. The building will be open to those with...

Last weekend for open house in Skamokawa

Redmen Hall in Skamokawa will be open for one more weekend before closing for the winter. Their Holiday Open House offers two floors of wonderful holiday gift items available until December 11, and the hall is open from December 8-11 from 12 noon...

Hospice Thrift Shop offering expanded discounts for seniors and veterans

The Hospice Thrift Shop, located at 1239 Commerce Avenue, has announced they are now offering a 10 percent discount every day for seniors 50 and better and both retired and active military (with ID). These discounts may be combined with any current...

Entertainment News

On Saturday, December 10, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Fred Night will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call...

States consider next moves for gillnetting

In its meeting, December 2, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to extend the transition period through 2017 to implement the Columbia River Fisheries Reform aimed at removing gillnetters from the lower Columbia River mainstem. The...

WDFW approves razor clam dig

Shellfish managers have given the okay for two days of razor clam digging at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches beginning Saturday, Dec. 10. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on the two beaches after marine toxin...

Fishers reintroduced at Mount Rainier National Park

State and federal biologists released 10 fishers December 2 in the Nisqually River watershed of Mount Rainier National Park as part of a collaborative effort to restore the species to Washington. Fishers, a housecat-sized member of the weasel...

More information on EC process offered

To the Eagle: Thank-you, Rick for the AP article discussing the Electoral College [EC] process. The AP journalist missed a few key components of EC design. The EC was created at a Convention of States. That convention met so states could create our...

Should PUD absorb water and sewer systems?

To the Eagle:  T'was refreshing to note the caution and restraint voiced by our county commissioners over sewer issues, as reported in last week's Eagle. Some of this is no doubt due to hindsight or experience, but credit is also due to Bob...

Sheriff's Corner

By Sheriff Mark Howie Phone Frauds and Cons Here’s hoping everyone is staying safe and warm during these cold days and nights. I’d like to highlight some phone scams that continue to con folks out of their hard earned money. 1. Law Enforcement...

Mules win 2, lose 1; host Comets for KM Trophy

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team started the season with two wins and a loss this week. Last Saturday they traveled to Naselle to face an old rival, the Comets. The Mules won 59-54. "It was a ...

Sheriff's Report, December 8, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 28 — 7:24 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with abdominal pain. 1:24 p.m. A...

 
 
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