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Articles from the February 22, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018

Congresswoman studies erosion concerns

Congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler, R-District 3, visited the eroding East Sunny Sand shoreline Tuesday to see what she could do to aid efforts to set up dredge spoils deposits this year. County offi...

 

Washington moves closer to bump stock ban

OLYMPIA (Feb. 23) -- A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon's rate of fire, is a step closer to becoming law. SB 5992 passed the House of Representatives 56-41 on Friday,...

 

PUD developing discounts for senior/disabled low income customers

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners continued to talk about a proposal to revise their senior/disabled low income discount, listened to reports, and discussed a technological advance that could potentially help the community. Auditor...

 

Community gathers to talk tourism potential

A group of curious and engaged residents showed up on Monday to listen to Nan Devlin, the tourism director for Tillamook County in Oregon, talk about the positive effect that tourism has had on her...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

A story in last week's edition incorrectly reported that 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 SR 4, Grays River, which is...

 

The Russian invasion

To The Eagle: Russia has never been our friend. During WWII Russia was an ally to help defeat Germany, that’s where the ‘friendship’ ended. Since then, Democracy has been at odds with the authoritarian rule of Russia-USSR-Russia. Eastern...

 

What is in a name?

To The Eagle: I recently discovered that Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services has taken upon itself the opportunity to name the building donated to the county by the Congregational Church. The name they have decided on is claimed to be “The...

 

An ideal situation exists in the county

To The Eagle: A positive and refreshing aspect of the news coverage following the school shooting in Broward County, Florida, was that the usual lefty political hacks yelling about gun control were quickly sidelined to make way for rational analysis...

 

Former mayor prefers different plan for lagoons

To The Eagle: Richard Erickson’s notion (Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15 edition) that the town should sell the old sewer lagoons to Port District 1 is both predictable and ironic. Yes, the waterfront should be used to promote economic growth in...

 

Pacific County collecting taxes

To the Eagle: After reading the reactions about the proposal to sell cannabis in the Rosburg Store, I'm very disappointed in the board of commissioners of Wahkiakum County Fire District No. 2's logic when they opposed the application. They stated...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018

Town council cruises through light agenda

Perhaps it was the snow that fell heavy and wet in the late afternoon, for the Cathlamet Town Council found itself with a light agenda Tuesday. The highlight of the agenda was supposed to have been a visit from Washington Department of...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 22, 2018

At odds over education funding and how to cut property taxes

OLYMPIA, Feb. 20 -- Democrats in both chambers of the state Legislature are at odds over adding more funding to public education and how to cut property taxes across Washington. Banking on a promising tax revenue forecast, Senate Democrats want to us...

 

Legislators clash over gun legislation amid mass shooting talks

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation. More than 10 firearm bills were introduced and led to heated debate...

 

Winter not over, with low temperatures and snow

SNOW RETURNED--We woke up to a light layer of snow in West Valley this past Sunday morning, but places just a bit higher in elevation saw several inches of snow come down. KM had several inches and the Beaver Creek area saw a good amount too, which w...

 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Learn to knit,...

 

Basketball, New Year set for this Saturday

It looks like Mother Nature has decided to cooperate with the calendar and as I complete this column I watch big puffy snowflakes falling outside and actually sticking to the ground. My young dog, (almost 3 years old and 150 pounds) is rooting...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on February 20 in Middle School Commons. The board approved the hiring of Robert Baker as head track coach and Scott Smith as assistant track coach. The...

 

WDFW tentatively plans 8 days of razor clam digging in March, April

State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs through April on four ocean beaches. Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches will depend on whether results of marine...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 22, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 12 — 3:34 p.m. A caller reported a deceased animal on Main Street in Cathlamet. 4:50 p.m. Trash was...

 

CWCOG invites comments on economic development strategy

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to comment on the draft 2018-2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The (CEDS) provides a capacity building foundation by which the regions can create an...

 

Valentines Day Dance

John C. Thomas sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students practice their dance steps for five days each year in anticipation for the Valentines Day Dance. Last Wednesday afternoon, laughing, happy...

 

Chess Club participates in tournament

The Cathlamet Chess club attended a tournament last weekend in Vancouver. Gabe Moon (far right) took first place in the open section winning the cash purse. Nathan Garrett (center front) placed...

 

2018 gardening season to start

 Time to start preparing your plots! Submitted by Joyce Orr, Master Gardener 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! The...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., we will have a presentation here at the Community Center by SHIBA. SHIBA provides free Medicare information to help you understand your Medicare options. If you are turning 65 or new to Medicare due to a...

 

Entertainment News

River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, February 24, The Mutineers (Merry Young on drums and Brian Mathusek singer & guitarist), 5:30-8:30 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet, call 360-366-4662....

 

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