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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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Levies pass

Local school districts received support from voters in Tuesday's special levy elections. Voters said yes to a four-year $997,000 levy to support education at the Wahkiakum School District. The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District educational...

 

Reptiles, etc

Above: Brave kids took advantage of an opportunity to hold a tarantula during the visiting Reptile Road Show at St. James Family Center on Saturday. Top right: The Reptile Road Show's Garth Pithan...

 

Port 1 votes to join development district

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port 1 voted on a resolution to support an economic development district and discussed other matters concerning the marina at last Thursday's meeting. Bill Fashing,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Commissioners object to Grays River pot store

Editor's Note: This story is corrected from first publication, which incorrectly reported a business owner has applied for an application to open a marijuana store in the old Rosburg Store; the correct location, according to the application, is 3772...

 

Chief offers insights after Skamokawa house fire

To The Eagle: This past weekend, there was a significant house fire in Skamokawa. Readers may be interested to know that whenever there is a house fire in Wahkiakum, the sheriff’s office dispatches all fire departments to respond. That really paid...

 

Council: Get rid of emotion; consider a business deal

To The Eagle: I reviewed the report on the town’s meeting regarding sewer rates. The council is deciding whether to charge customers a flat fee or charge on the amount of usage. We all know the fair way is to charge on usage. A single person on a f...

 

Thanks given for vote against new federal debt

To The Eagle: Our US Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler deserves praise for her vote against the recent federal spending bill. I appreciate her concern over the large—and growing—amount of debt the federal government owes. Recently, I attended...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

The pictures of the new sign in Cathlamet were mistakenly attributed to Diana Zimmerman. It should have read "Courtesy photos."...

 

Let's look for ways to fix our existing problems

To The Eagle: We all want to do what’s best for our families, but most of us are doing almost nothing to face a huge threat to our elders’ health and welfare. Even those of us who have carefully planned for our other major life events get caught...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Executive explains doxo network

Responding to an article in last week's Eagle, a representative of the firm "doxo" contacted The Eagle to explain the company's business model. The article reported that some Town of Cathlamet utility customers had encountered doxo's website while se...

 

Chamber seeks development ideas

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites the public to express ideas for development of tourism and other economic activities. Chamber member Sue Cameron announced this week that the Chamber will host a facilitated public forum next Monday, 2 p.m....

 

Chamber Crab & Oyster feed at Norse Hall on Saturday

NICE--We started last weekend with some very chilly temperatures, below freezing on Saturday and Sunday morning, but the sunshine that followed was nice to see in place of the cloudy, often drizzly day we had on Friday, at least out our way! This...

 

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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

Valentines smorgasbord serves quite a spread

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Saturday, District IV 1B Championship game with Taholah at Montesano at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, middle school boys basketball in Naselle with Willapa Valley at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets! Ma...

 

Comets play Chitwins for district title

The Naselle High School boys basketball team is headed to the District 4 1B championship game this weekend. The Comets will face the Taholah Chitwins in the finals on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Montesano. This the first time the two teams have met this...

 

SR 4 to alternate through a single lane west of Longview

People who travel on Ocean Beach Highway (State Route 4) west of Longview should expect minor delays for the next several weeks. Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both directions of the...

 

LCC Fighting Smelt recognized

January 27-28 at Pacific University, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team was acknowledged as the third place speech team among community colleges in the Northwest Forensics Conference. The Northwest Forensics Conference...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 15, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 5 — 9:27 a.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver in Cathlamet. 1:15 p.m. A representative from...

 

Wahkiakum middle school honor roll released

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the second quarter honor roll. The following students qualified: 6th Grade - 4.0 GPA was earned by Connor Cox, Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale, Reagen Hoogendoorn, Pierce Leavitt, Vera Tsybikova and Avery...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Next Wednesday, February 21, from 2-4 p.m., will be our first Wahkiakum Outdoors presentation with Andrew Emlen. He will be focused on the two species of pelicans which inhabit the Lower Columbia River region. Andrew is a well-known birding expert...

 

Robotics club demonstrates robots to seniors

The advancement of technology has changed a lot in the last 50 years. The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club brought their robots to the Senior lunch in Cathlamet on Thursday, February 8 to talk about what...

 

Entertainment News

On Sunday, February 18, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at...

 

Birth announcement

Willow Kathryn McNally was born at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver, Wash., on February 5, 2018 to David and Brittany McNally of Cathlamet. She arrived at 8:25 a.m., weighing 8-lbs 12-oz and measuring 20" long. She is welcomed by big...

 

Northwest Voices event to be held on March 5

The next NW Voices event will be held on Monday, March 5 featuring poets Donald Levering and Joseph Green. They will present a workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m., at LCC in Main 145 and a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m.,...

 

WHS tech, ag students are busy in January

Wahkiakum High School Vo-Ag Instructor Here is a quick look at some of the activities that our CTE and FFA program have participated in over the month of January. The activities that are included in...

 

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