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Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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 News    February 9, 2017

February snow

The heavy, wet snow started Sunday morning and just kept coming. It felled trees, knocked out power (Wahkiakum PUD's crew turned out for an 23-hour day), and caused two slides that closed SR 4 near...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 9, 2017

PUD crews deal with storm damage

On Tuesday morning, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and voted to give General Manager Dave Tramblie a 4 percent raise effective January 1, 2017. “Let’s talk about the storm,” Tramblie said to begin his...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 9, 2017

Gillnetter heeds siren call of the river

According to Mike Crouse, this story has been told a hundred times. There is a siren song on the river. Crouse heard it when he was a child in Skamokawa. In a home separated from the Columbia River...

 
 News    February 9, 2017

Ferry closing Monday morning

The ferry Oscar B. will go out of service Monday morning for repairs. The ferry will be out of service from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said Tuesday. Beyer said the county mechanic will replace an exhaust...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Johnson Park board tried to work with library

To The Eagle: Why does Trudy Fredrickson have all the books donated to Johnson Park? The Friends of the Bend Library and librarians say they only donate to public facilities not private individuals. So what happened? Apparently old board members were...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Alternate facts versus truth

To The Eagle: A common call among all cultures, societies, governments and aspirations among all parents, is to have and promote opportunities for education, more and better education. Education might be best described as obtaining knowledge based...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

The value of the local free press

To The Eagle: What a heartening and reassuring collection of opinions on page 2 of the February 2 Eagle! Beginning with the thoughtful and reasoned editorial by Rick Nelson, I was reminded again of how fortunate we are to have him in charge of our...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

Varsity coaches are appreciated

To The Eagle: So, so many years ago, while I was a student Wahkiakum had some larger classes and was playing as a class A school in sports. At that time seniors were not allowed to play JV ball and with the interest being high and following the WIAA...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

No free lunch for libraries

To the Eagle: It was fine to see the front page of the Ground Hog's Day edition dominated by literary matters. Diana Zimmerman did a fine job reporting on poetry and libraries in the county, as she does on so many stories. We are very fortunate to...

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2017

A note to protesters

To The Eagle: When you protest something you are validating its existence. You might not believe it, but the best thing to do is quietly ignore what you would have protested and get very very busy doing things that make conditions better all across...

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Redmen Hall to reopen March 4

NOT NICE--The weekend began with lots of rain and temps in the 40s, so when I went to bed on Saturday night to pouring rain and 45 degree temps, I didn't think much of it, other than I knew I'd wake up to a "lake" Sunday morning. Well, I did wake up...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 9, 2017

County board hears economics, other business

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business at their Tuesday meeting, with topics ranging from vacancies on various boards to a report on the county's economics. Puget Island resident Sylvia Costich addressed Commissioners Blair Brad...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 9, 2017

Port 1 commission discuss dredging, dock

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners gathered for a special meeting to discuss dredging and a dock for commercial fishermen at the marina on Friday. The commercial dock is a joint project with the Marine Resource Committee and is nearly complete....

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Your doctor says you have pre-diabetes, what now?

Your doctor says you have pre-diabetes. What does that mean? On March 2 at noon, Debbie Fredricks will discuss what pre-diabetes is and what steps you can take to either prevent developing Type 2 Diabetes or delay the onset. You will leave the...

 
 News    February 9, 2017

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Community Center, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Cathlamet Community Center, 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Puget Island F...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Redmen Hall to reopen for season

Friends of Skamokawa will reopen Redmen Hall on Saturday, March 4. Their first event of the year will be their famous antique sale to be held the following weekend on March 11 and 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This time the Antique and Vintage sale will be...

 
 By Trudy Fredrickson    Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Valentine smorgasbord to be held this Sunday

Snow, snow and a little more snow. It was beautiful to look at, but treacherous to drive in for many. Lots of trees and big branches down which also caused some distraction for a few. I would like to say a huge thank you to our county crews for all...

 
 Sheriffs Report    February 9, 2017

Sheriff's Report, February 9, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past two weeks, including: January 30 — 1:40 p.m. A caller reported that someone had placed an “ISIS Hunting permit” sticker on...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Fire District 3 meets Friday

The Wahkiakum Fire District #3 Commissioners will meet this Friday instead of the regular meeting tonight (Thursday). The commission will have a workshop beginning at 5 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m.," said District Secretary Gene...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    February 9, 2017

Naselle basketball teams start districts

By Diana Zimmerman Naselle basketball teams are headed to postseason play in the 1B division. The Comettes took first place in the Coastal 1B league. They finished the regular season 12-0 in league, and 15-5 overall. They are currently ranked 23rd...

 
 Obituaries    February 9, 2017

Joyce Cothren

Joyce R. Cothren, 82, of Cathlamet, died on January 29 at home. She was born to Frank and Roberta (Jones) Lilly in Newport, Washington on December 13, 1934. She graduated from Winlock High School in 1953 and married GL Cothren on June 12 the same...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Scott Kehrli retires

Scott Kehrli has retired from the Puget Island Fire Department. He served the department for 41 years, the last 17 as the Chief. He was presented a Washington Volunteer Firefighter Special Limited...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Kiwanis Terrific Kids

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for Grades 3 through 5 are: Back left to right: Audrey Morton, Klarah Sause, Jacob Johnson, Thain Russell, Lana Goff, Dalton Bruntmyer and Janessa Frink. Front left to right:...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

John C. Thomas 2nd Quarter Honor Roll announced

6th grade – 4.0 – Iliya Goldinov, Nadia Goldinov, Sofiya Goldinov, Reigha Niemeyer and Malia Ana Silva. 3.2 – 3.95 – Alyssa Montgomery, Klayton Scuito, Ryan Robinson, Titan Niemela, Tanner Collupy, Miya Kerstetter, Hannah Mendez, Landon Niels...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 9, 2017

Fences For Fido receives ASPCA grant

Fences For Fido has announced that they are the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to be used for building fences, providing doghouses, and improving the lives of chained dogs in...

 

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