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Residents ask how to speed up the Corps

Once again, local officials and residents are unhappy with the slow progress of permitting beach nourishment for eroding beaches on Cape Horn and Puget Island. Residents and county officials are waiting for the US Army Corps of Engineers to finish...

County putting Criminal Justice levy on fall ballot

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday signed a resolution to ask voters to approve a property tax levy to supplement criminal justice spending. The levy would be a maximum of 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value; it would be a...

Local artist sees steampunk success

Wahkiakum County resident Dan Westlind has lived an interesting and varied life. He is well known for making beautiful knives and now he's getting a name for his work in steampunk and industrial age...

Three men seek District 2 commission seat--Matt Barnhill

Matt Barnhill, a Rosedale resident and owner of a roofing business, is running for county commissioner representing District 2. “I’ve lived here for 45 years. I love this place,” Barnhill said on Tuesday. “I want to keep it like it is.”...

Three men seek District 2 commission seat--Dan Cothren

Dan Cothren is running for re-election for the seat on the county board of commissioners he has held since 2001. At a candidate forum last week, he said he is running again largely to finish major projects--working a bill through the state...

Three men seek District 2 commission seat--Bob Jungers

Rosedale resident Bob Jungers wants to serve. He listed his community service at a candidate forum last week: 20 years as a reserve deputy, 20 years on the county planning commission, five years as a diking district commissioner and 12 years as a...

The Eagle Calendar

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

Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Zimmerman

A Celebration of Life will be held for Elizabeth Zimmerman Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church in Rosburg. Her full obituary was published May 12,...

Phyllis Wika

Phyllis Ann Foster Wika, 86, a resident of Pinole, California passed away Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, California. Phyllis was born in Astoria, Oregon July 5,...

45% of tagged salmon disappear before Bonneville

NOAA Fisheries research indicates that after accounting for harvest, in some years as many as 45 percent of the salmon tagged in the estuary disappear before reaching Bonneville Dam, according to a presentation in mid-July to the Northwest Power...

National Night Out to be held Tuesday

GETTING WARMER--We ended last week with a few showers and some cloudiness, but that was ok, as those extra high temperatures don't thrill me much anyway. However, for all those "want it hot" folks, Sunday began with clear blue skies and warm...

Coming festival highlights area's Finnish culture

News from Naselle: This is it! Bring the family to Naselle for a fun filled weekend of FinnFest, including speakers, films, music performances, games, dancing and food. The event will take place at the Naselle-Grays River Valley School on July 29...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, the fair is almost here! The Silver Buckle Series was a big hit again this past weekend. Thanks to Val and her crew for a job well done. The Fair Royalty will have a Car Wash at the Bank of Pacific on August 6....

Finnish-American festival this weekend

The eighteenth biennial Finnish American Folk Festival will take place at the schools in Naselle this weekend, July 29th-31st. This cultural event presents a feast for all the senses--sight-authentic costumes, folk dancers, exhibits such as art, a...

CNA training program to begin

The Care Careers Academy will offer a day Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program from August 2-4, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Included are 35 hours of classroom education, 32 hours of skills training and 40 hours of clinical instruction. Becoming a...

Father, son slowly fixing up Rat Tap

The River Rat Tap is standing a little straighter these days thanks to developer Scott Espedal and his son, Jeff. According to Jeff, the Tap came into their hands when the former owner of the old bar ...

Red Cross blood drive to be held August 2

Down the street and across the country, there are always patients in need of blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood in the U.S. You can help save lives by donating blood through the American Red Cross at the Wahkiakum Community blood drive at...

Quilt show to be held in Clatskanie

"Quilting in the Ballroom" is the theme for the 2016 Clatskanie Quilt Show to be held August 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the IOOF Building, 75 S. Nehalem St. This event is sponsored by many local businesses with a $2.00 admission fee....

AG gains guilty plea over sinking of derelict tugboat

The former owner of a vessel that sank in Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor in 2013 pleaded guilty to charges of allowing the vessel to become derelict and polluting state waters. Anthony Smith’s tugboat, the Chickamauga, sank in Eagle Harbor in...

Chris Reykdal knows the ropes for SPI job

With all the other stuff that's going on around here, the primary election snuck up on me. it caught up with me last week when I got to sit down with Chris Reykdal, a Lacy resident who's running for the position of Superintendent of Public...

See something, say something

To The Eagle: With Police and Sheriffs being targeted, most probably, we with military police, and civil police training, and experience, should function as a force multiplier, as to, See Something, Say Something! However, with Mark’s work on...

Commissioner opinion is not based on fact

To The Eagle: I attended the meeting of the candidates at the Skamokawa grange last Tuesday evening and was very interested to note that counties that allowed the sale of recreational marijuana received 10 percent of the funds raised in their...

Purcell able to navigate the system

To The Eagle: I don’t know if the voters are aware that the 19th legislative district has an exceptionally well qualified candidate running this year. Teresa Purcell has a working background in politics at the local, state, and national levels....

Purcell offers real solutions

To The Eagle: I ask your support for Teresa Purcell for State Representative. Getting things done takes working with people. Teresa has a lot of experience in bringing people together to solve problems. She recognizes that "cast-in-stone" political...

We need a change

To The Eagle: SW Washington lags behind in basic measures of economic opportunity, health, housing, safety and education. We need a change in our politics. Teresa Purcell is just what our district desperately needs now. Teresa is not in this for...

Vote for Purcell

To The Eagle: As you go through your primary ballot please tick the box for Teresa Purcell for 19th district legislative representative. Good governance has always been the art of the possible and Teresa has the experience, enthusiasm and people...

 
 
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