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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 1, 2018

No clear path for council action on sewer rates

Will they or won't they? Members of the Cathlamet Town Council have been considering revisions to the structure of town sewer system rates for over a year, and on Monday, they received an analysis of...

 

WHS Drama Club gets good reviews

The Wahkiakum High School Drama Club will cap off wins and three performances at a High School One Act festival at Stageworks Northwest with two performances in Cathlamet this weekend. Two weeks ago,...

 

Corps views eroding shoreline

Karla Ellis, a department head at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stopped by Trish and Randy Shroyer's house last week to to talk to neighbors in the Little Cape Horn area about their concerns. She...

 

Give Mexico a break

To The Eagle: Mexico cannot afford to pay $25-billion right now for a wall. So why can't the U.S. give them a break in the price and showcase our modern technology by using drones and extra manpower to guard the border? We could save Mexico about...

 

The economy seems to be getting better

To The Eagle: To hear and read the hysterical utterings rampant among some of our fellow citizens is both enjoyable and unsettling at the same time. I've been paying attention to national politics since my youth. This year has been exhilarating and...

 

Steelhead mortality from gillnetting may be lower than thought

New data indicates that gillnetting may not be as harmful to steelhead as previously thought. The ability of commercial gillnetters to fish the mainstem Columbia River has mostly been removed by harvest reforms in Oregon and Washington, citing gillne...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 1, 2018

Lawmakers want to rein in Washington's many tax breaks

OLYMPIA (Jan. 24) -- Six hundred ninety-four. That’s how many separate tax breaks and exemptions saved taxpayers—but cost the state—a little over $100 million from 2015 to 2017, according to the state Department of Revenue. Lawmakers on both si...

 

Takko and Blake secure millions for construction projects

On the evening of January 18, the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives passed a $4.18 billion-investment capital budget. SB 6090 includes a record $1 billion to build new public schools, a key provision to help school districts...

 

Learning from fishes topic of Feb. 8 Nature Matters at the Fort George

Oregon’s ocean is a place of incredible productivity and amazing biodiversity. The state is taking steps to protect its ocean treasures through its new system of marine reserves. At the next Nature Matters, held Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Fort...

 

Valentine Diamond Dinner Saturday at Fairgrounds

NEW MONTH--We may have a new month but it looks like we have the same weather; wet and blustery, with a side of slides and a dash of snow in the hills. Of course, if you were traveling over the mountains this past weekend, you might have gotten into...

 

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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Fire District 2...

 

West End Food Pantry needs more volunteers

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Tomorrow (Friday), high school girls and boys basketball at Three Rivers Christian at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, JV girls and boys C Team at Knappa at 10 a.m.; Monday, middle school...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 1, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 22 — 9:10 a.m. A caller reported that she had been chased by some dogs while walking on Elochoman...

 

Beryl Curtis

Beryl Eugene Curtis 79, of Cathlamet, died January 24, 2018 at Hospice Care Center in Longview. Beryl was born to Noble and Mary (Mobley) Curtis on January 17, 1939 in Los Angeles CA. He was a self educated man of many interests. Most recently and...

 

Michael Savant

Michael L. Savant, 68 of Cathlamet, died January 28, 2018 at his home. Mike was born to Leland and Kathleen (Snyder) Savant on September 7, 1949 in Florence, CA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna; his children Shawn (Jeff) Ramsay, Miella...

 

Death Notice for Nels Hansen

Nels Gordon Hansen died January 25, 2018, the result of a car accident. He was born July 25, 1992 in Longview to Steve and Debbie (Oman) Hansen of Incline Village, NV. Survivors include his parents, sister Annika Hansen and grandparents Gordon and...

 

Celebration of Life for Wesley Hansen

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Wesley Hansen on February 17 at 3 p.m. at the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock. His full obituary was published October 26, 2017....

 

Friends of Skamokawa antique sale set for March 9-10

Friends of Skamokawa will reopen the River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall on Saturday, March 9. The first event of the year will be their Antique Sale that weekend on March 9 and 10, 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., at the River Life...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. – noon. We will have an instructor here from Goodwill teaching a free Basic Computer Class. Looking for a job? We will also have WorkForce here at the same time to help out with Employment...

 

Learn to raise Mason Bees

On February 10 at 9:00 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Cost for the course is $30 per person. Participants will receive a Mason Bee house and cocoons of...

 

Boot drive for Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Fire Fighter Jodie Mason and Mike Arthur of the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet were two of the local firefighters, EMS crew members, and Kiwanis club members who braved the weather this weekend to raise...

 

2018 gardening season to start

The Wahkiakum Community Garden, located in Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet, is revving up for the 2018 garden season so get your plot request in! To paraphrase an old Burma Shave sign: “Spring has sprung, the weeds are riz, where...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 1, 2018

Vetoed manufacturing tax cut again pushed in bipartisan effort Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years

OLYMPIA (Jan. 25) -- Legislators are once again pushing for an across-the-board manufacturing tax cut that was vetoed during the previous legislative session by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill, which is sponsored by four Republicans and two...

 

Area artists invited to CAA art show

Area artists are invited to participate in the Columbian Artists Association’s 42nd annual juried Spring Art Show to be held March 5 through March 25, at the Three Rivers Mall, Kelso, (space D-1168). The show is open to artists 18 and older from...

 

Next Salty Talks presentation will be held on February 15

Salty Talks presents Aaron Webster, “Waves Tides and Currents” on Thursday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Hotel and Pub, 147 Howerton Ave, on the Ilwaco waterfront. What’s the difference between sneaker waves, longshore drifts and rip...

 

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