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Articles from the January 4, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Slide closes SR 4 approximately 22 hours

Local motorists breathed a sigh of relief after SR 4 reopened 21 hours after being closed Friday afternoon just west of Stella. Soil, rocks and a fir tree came sliding down about 4:55 p.m. with rocks...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Richard Swart resigns from Cathlamet town council

Cathlamet town Council Member Richard Swart has resigned his position, effective January 1. Swart has been hampered by health issues, especially after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision in 2017. He has a record of long service to...

 

School board outlines plans for super search

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors and administrators met Tuesday with Melissa Kreuder, human resources director at Educational Service District (ESD) 112, in the first of a series of meetings planned to discuss the superintendent searc...

 

Sunrise over Bradley Mountain

Sunrise colored the sky over Bradley Mountain early this week. Photo courtesy of Ken Barteau....

 

NOAA predicts wet, cold La Niña will persist into 2018

Colder and wetter-than-average conditions persisted across the Pacific Northwest in November, with a La Niña weather pattern becoming well established and strengthening during the month, and the outlook is for much of the same going into March....

 

Early fish forecast promising for spring, summer chinook

More spring chinook salmon will be heading upstream to the upper Columbia and Snake rivers in 2018 compared to 2017 returns, according to an early forecast of fish returns by the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee. TAC is forecasting a spring...

 

PUD commission looks at accomplishments, work projects for 2018

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners gathered for what turned out to be a quick meeting on Tuesday morning. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that the new reception counter in the PUD had been installed and they were making some...

 

Eileen Free

Eileen Vernice Free, 92, formerly of Cathlamet, died at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on December 29, 2017. Eileen was born in Mesa, Idaho on August 13, 1925 to Charles and Elsie (Freitag) Fry....

 

Death Notice for John H. Footh

John H. Footh, son of John and Freida Footh of Grays River died at home in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, December 23, 2017. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date....

 

Free legal clinic set for January 12

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday January 12, from 1-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Community Center loves our volunteers! We’re excited to be moving into 2018 and expanding services to meet the needs of people of all ages in our county. We truly value those that give their time and talents to grow our programs and...

 

Free marketing class offered

Reduced commercial salmon harvests on the Columbia River and Willapa Bay create huge business challenges for viable local commercial fishing operations. Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) members recognized these severe challenges in t...

 

Next Chamber of Commerce member meeting set for January 9

The next Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Member Meeting will be held next Tuesday, January 9 at 8:00 a.m., at the Duck Inn in Skamokawa. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend the meeting. They welcome anyone who wants to contribute...

 

Good year for Misty Rivers Valley Girl

The day after Christmas in 2016 Howard and Judy Brawn's Misty Rivers Valley Girl delivered a litter of four puppies. Then she got back in shape and became a working mom, winning a Best in Field at...

 

Blood drive to take place in Cathlamet on Friday

NEW YEAR--This is my first column in another new year; I can hardly believe it! I hope you ended the last one with a lot of fun and merriment and begin this one on a high note, as last year seemed like it was a pretty rough one for many. One thing...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wahkiakum Conservation District Board, Skamokawa, 3 p.m. Cathlamet Fire...

 

New year starts with variety of events

Happy New Year everyone, and a huge shout out to the road crews, EMS and firefighters, law enforcement and especially our mail carriers for their diligence during this past week of rain, freezing and flooding. We are fortunate to have so many...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 4, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 26 — 6:11 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a one vehicle accident due to slick...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event scheduled for January 21

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. “Altho’ no regular botanist” - Jefferson by Carol Lucas will be held Sunday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m. It would have been...

 

LCC gallery to present an exhibit

The Lower Columbia College Art Gallery will present a solo exhibit of sculptures by Michael Johnson. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The exhibit runs January 3-15. The artist reception is on Tuesday, January 9...

 

Mule boys stampede over Pe Ell 50-31

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team began the new year with a win against Pe Ell at home, 50-31. "We struggled on the offensive end in the first quarter but got in a little rhythm in...

 

School Sports

Comet Boys Basketball January 4 Columbia Adventist 5:30/7:00 6 Winlock 4:00/6:00 9 at Firm Foundation 7:00 12 at South Bend 7:00 16 Three Rivers Christian 3:30/7:00 18 WA School for the Deaf 3:30/7:00 23 at Columbia Adventist 3:30/7:00 25 Firm...

 

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