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Articles from the January 11, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 11, 2018

Roundtable talks cover wide range of countywide issues

It was roundtable discussion time Tuesday as the Wahkiakum County officials and residents covered a lot in a morning of discussions on topics ranging from high speed internet to ferry service status notifications. The day started with a quarterly...

 

Board targets April for new superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors and administrators met two more times, on Friday and Tuesday, to continue their discussion on an informational flyer about the levy as well as the...

 

Port 1 commissioners okay purchase of skiff

Last Thursday, Wahkiakum Port District 1 commissioners met to discuss the possible purchase of a new skiff. "We have been looking for an additional skiff to replace ours because it is a riveted...

 

Saturday morning on the Columbia

Above: Sunlight and clouds covered Cathlamet and the surrounding area Saturday morning. Right: A pair of bald eagles kept watch Saturday from the Little Island shoreline. Photo by Rick...

 

Trigger modification bill set for legislature

Editor’s note: During each legislative session, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) selects journalism student interns to cover the proceedings. Editors work with the writers, who cover a variety of issues. By Taylor McAvoy WNPA...

 

Democrats cautious on capital gains tax

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Wash. — While Democrats in the state legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching to pass one this legislative session now that...

 

Salish Sea protection proposed

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island pla...

 

No Trump job for Ferndale senator

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will not take a job at President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, despite reports to the contrary. A report in the Bellingham Herald last Friday stated that...

 

Large capacity magazines targeted

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin. Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the...

 

Capital punishment ban proposed

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington State and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole....

 

Government keeps spending, so more debt

To the Eagle: I was recently having dinner out with friends. Over the courses, the conversation ultimately became partisan. These folks, with a liberal political opinion, seemed obsessed with how President Donald Trump needs to be removed from office...

 

Star Program thanks community

To The Eagle: We want to say thank you to all of the people of Wahkiakum County that participated in helping with the Star Program for the 2017 season; Mrs. Merz’s class for fundraising and purchasing gifts, the high school classes that also...

 

Shop local and help save America

To The Eagle: I recently made my first online purchase. I got what I wanted and I got it in two days. Sounds good, yeah? Well along the way I read a report on how Amazon is actually taking business away from the Big Box stores. So what? They have it...

 

Women's March set for January 20

To The Eagle: The Lower Columbia Indivisible Group is inviting folks from throughout the Lower Columbia area to join them for a 2018 Women’s March on Saturday, January 20, from 11 am to 1 pm. This march celebrates the anniversary of last year’s...

 

School bus drivers focus on safety, friendliness

Submitted by Brent Freeman Administrative Director Wahkiakum School District Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers... Excellence... Simply Delivered... When it...

 

Open mic, Legion crab feed highlight calendar

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), JV girls and C-team boys basketball in Naselle with Knappa at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, high school boys and girls basketball at South Bend at 5:45 p.m.; Monday,...

 

Tyler Gorley and Jenna McEntire marry

Jenna Christine McEntire and Tyler Allen Gorley were married September 30, 2017 at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. The couple honeymooned in Victoria, B.C. She is a 2016 WHS graduate, attended LCC and is employed locally. He is a 2016 WHS graduate,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Community Center is seeking volunteers! Stop by the Center and find out what types of events and tasks you can volunteer for to help our Community Center thrive. Do you have a special family pie recipe you would like to bake and share...

 

Celebration of Life for John Footh

John H. Footh was born June 9, 1964 in Longview to John and Frieda Footh. He died December 23, 2017 at home in Dayton Ohio. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Robert (Dawn) Footh, Paul (Nikki) Footh; one nephew, Robert Footh; three nieces,...

 

Open mic at Skamokawa Grange Saturday, 3 p.m.

DREARY--This past week has been one of a little sun, a little rain and a bit of fog, with warmer temperatures. By the time you read this, we may even see a couple of dry days, but I'm not holding my breath! However, if it shows up, I hope you'll be...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Hope everyone has marked their calendars for the 2018 Fair, (August 16, 17 and 18). But before we get to that event we have several going on in the next few weeks....

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 11, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 1 — 10:40 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a white car had thrown firecrackers behind her vehicle...

 

WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2018-20 hunting seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on proposed recommendations for the 2018-20 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 14, WDFW will accept comments from the public to help finalize proposed regulations for hunting...

 

Mariners Caravan coming to Lower Columbia College on January 19

Mariners players Andrew Moore and Dan Altavilla are scheduled to appear along with M's broadcaster Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose. The event begins at 4:30 p.m., and concludes at 6:00 p.m. It's a free event for all ages at Myklebust Gymnasium on...

 

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