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Articles from the January 18, 2018 edition

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 By Rick    News    January 18, 2018

School board meeting Monday

The Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District No. 200 have changed their January meeting to Monday afternoon, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., in the Wahkiakum High School library. The board and...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 18, 2018

State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation in local governments through redistricting. On the evening of Jan. 17, in a reconvened Senate floor vote session, the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

Burnham appointed to council for 2nd time

Mayor Dale Jacobson cast the tiebreaking vote Tuesday to select Jean Burnham to fill a vacant seat on the Cathlamet Town Council. Long-time Council Member Richard Swart resigned at the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

County commission covers variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they took on a light agenda at their Tuesday meeting this week. Commissioners accepted the recommendation of Health and Human Services...

 

PUD reviews water system projects

A conversation at the local barber shop led to questions about chlorination at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers said that while he was waiting for a haircut, another customer began talking...

 

Only two cheers for Novoselic

To The Eagle: Two cheers for Krist Novoselic (letter in last week’s Eagle) for nailing a bad problem ($20 trillion national debt) and its cause (profligate government spending). As an erstwhile and capable leader of the Democrat Party effort in...

 

We can do better than easy fixes

To The Eagle: Allow me to applaud Krist Novoselic’s assertion that less knee-jerk partisanship and a restored focus on “real problems” would be healthy for Wahkiakum County. During a recent visit, I encountered a harder, more bitter right-left...

 

N/GRVSD superintendent explains levy request

To The Eagle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors recently authorized the placement of a three year maintenance and operations levy on the February 13 ballot. This is a replacement of the existing levy at just under...

 

Lifelong struggles point to problems, solutions

To The Eagle: I was born and raised on Puget Island and went to Wahkiakum High School. I'm of Norwegian descent and raised in a Protestant, commercial fishing family. I'm now 65 years old, and I see a lot of things that need to be fixed in this...

 

Trump is disaster to the country

To The Eagle: Future scholars will sift through Trump’s digital proclamations the way we now read the chroniclers of Nero’s Rome - to understand how an unhinged emperor can make a mockery of republican institutions, undo the collective nervous...

 

Port commission prepares for farmers market

The January Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting began last Thursday with a reorganization of the board. Commissioner Brett Deaton was made Chairperson and Commissioner Bob Kizziar was selected to be Vice Chair. Bill Fashing, executive director of the...

 

Herrera-Beutler holding telephone town hall on Monday

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Monday at 6:30 p.m. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join for a conversation about tax cuts, tolling and whatever...

 

Lasagna dinner is Saturday at fairgrounds

SUNSHINE--I think we all agree that the sunshine last Saturday and Sunday was certainly a welcome break from the dreary rain we'd been dealing with. Of course, this was a three day weekend, and it figures that we could only have two of the three be...

 

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...

 

Volunteer opportunities abound with food pantry

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school boys and girls basketball at WSD at 5:30 p.m., middle school boys basketball in Naselle with Ocosta at 5:45 p.m.; Monday, middle school boys...

 

New veterinarian joins Naselle vet clinic

Dr. Jennifer Wierschin recently joined the Country Pet Veterinary Clinic in Naselle. The San Diego native received her degree from the veterinary program at Purdue in 2003. In 2012, she moved to Seasi...

 

Body recovered from Columbia

A body found in the Columbia River on January 13 was identified as 17 year old Marciano Sakhoeun of St. Helens, Ore. Sakhoeun, a high school student and Marine enlistee, was reported missing on October 18, 2017. A tug boat captain reported seeing...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 18, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 8 — 8:53 a.m. A student was found with marijuana in his possession at a school in Cathlamet. 12:47...

 

Ronald Ozment

Ronald D. Ozment was born to Dillon and Pearl (Kindberg) Ozment on December 14, 1938 in Cathlamet, and died January 7, 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ron and his brother, Russ, conducted a life-long dair...

 

Raymond Poppe

On January 9, 2018 Raymond "Ray" Ernest Poppe went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ. Born on May 9, 1931 in Highbridge, Wisconsin to Ernest and Mae (Newell) Poppe, Ray lived in Highbri...

 

Lions Club honors student and welcomes a new member

The Wahkiakum Lions honored Tanner Grove as their Student of The Month for December. Tanner is a member of the Broadcasting Club at WHS and likes to do podcasting. After high school he plans to...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on January 16 in Middle School Commons. The board approved Policy 2110, Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program and the purchase of 30 Chromebook...

 

Learn about controlling moles

Sadly, all too many property owners know the frustration of having that vision of a beautiful lawn ruined by moles. On January 30 at 6:00 p.m., Malcolm Worrell will talk about which techniques are the most effective in getting rid of moles. Worrell...

 

Power of Attorney discussion set for Jan. 25

On January 25, at noon, Chris Roubicek, Attorney in Castle Rock, will discuss the uses and abuses of Durable Powers of Attorney. The program, sponsored by Washington State University Extension, will be held for free at the Cowlitz Co. Museum, 405...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 18, 2018

Water use to weigh heavily on legislature

With the 2018 Washington state legislative session kicking off, a 2016 state Supreme Court decision on water continues to make waves in the House and Senate. The so-called Hirst decision in October 2016 set a precedent that compels local governments...

 

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