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Articles from the February 23, 2017 edition

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 News    February 23, 2017

Happy 100th!

Stanley Everman was born on February 21, 1917. Raised in Rainier, Ore., he settled in Cathlamet, raised a family and operated a towboat business. On Sunday, he celebrated his 100th birthday...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 23, 2017

Commissioners vote 2-1 to proceed with housing land purchase

Wahkiakum county commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to proceed with the purchase of land for affordable housing and office development. The county's Department of Health and Human Services has been working for nearly two years to purchase the property...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 23, 2017

School board: 8th graders on varsity teams

The conversation about eighth graders participating in high school sports continued at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday evening before board members heard reports from the principals and the superintendent. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 23, 2017

Council acts on trees, tables moratorium

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed issues ranging from sewer and water rates to park safety when they met Tuesday for their February meeting. Laurel Waller, proprietor of the Hotel Cathlamet, asked the council to include add water rates...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Was editor being snarky?

To The Eagle: Those of us who dink around regularly in the "letter to the editor" department do so mostly to advance alternative points of view, and occasionally deflate bubbles of political or governmental hot air. We are always delighted when we...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

We should all work to improve country

To The Eagle: Some of the rights we all have in America are to believe what we each feel is right. And to speak about our concerns. These are rights we all have here. It does not matter if you are liberal or conservatively inclined. What matters is,...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Writer praises Trump

To The Eagle: Wow! Fake news, alternative news and propaganda news. What else is next? It’s becoming apparent the liberal media detest President Trump and are out to destroy him. Media today it seems is not the same as it was a few years ago. It’...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Invitation to Mardi Gras celebration

To The Eagle: Mardi Gras is February 28th! Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is excited to tell everyone about our 4th Praisin’ Cajun Mardi Gras. This year Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 28th and we will be celebrating at the church from 6-8 p.m....

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Citizens should do research for truth

To The Eagle: One letter to the paper last week did more to prove the point I attempted to address than I dreamed possible. Fanning the flames does cause a fire to burn brighter which of course focuses more light on something. Falsehoods and...

 
 Opinion    February 23, 2017

Receipt in hand for donated library materials

To the Eagle: In response to the letter to The Eagle of two weeks ago written by Cindy Lahti, a.k.a. Cynthia Cook, I feel compelled to reply to the accusations and assumptions she relayed about the Grays River Valley Library and my books. In 2008 I...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 23, 2017

Dredging, culvert replacement challenge county officials

Wahkiakum County officials continue to wrestle with an effort to implement a program of beach nourishment on eroding shorelines, and they face permitting and timing challenges on a culvert replacement project on the Elochoman Valley Road. As usual,...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

Open house tonight for PI bridge project

Drivers urged to plan ahead for nighttime bridge closures this summer Community members are invited to an open house Thursday, Feb. 23, to learn more about construction work beginning this summer on...

 
 News    February 23, 2017

Port postpones marina dredging

Because a necessary permit did not come through in time, dredging plans have stalled at Wahkiakum County Port 1. “We will begin dredging in November 2017,” Port Manager Jackie Lea said on Thursday....

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

We may still see some winter weather events

CHANGES--I think all of us in this area could agree that last Friday, Feb. 17, was just a gorgeous day! It was a "get outside, take a walk, hoorah for the sunshine" kind of day; very nice! Of course, then came Saturday, and the clouds and drippy weat...

 
 News    February 23, 2017

The Eagle Calendar

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

 
 By Trudy Fredrickson    Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

Naselle hoop teams in regional playoffs

Spring is in the air, daffodils are beginning to bloom, the frogs are singing but I’m still looking for my first trillium of the year. I have even seen a few eagles in the trees near the Grays River waiting patiently for the fish to come in. News...

 
 By Superintendent Lisa Nelson    News    February 23, 2017

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on February 21. Principal Quinn Donlon shared that the knowledge bowl team will be competing in the State Tournament on March 11 in Arlington. He also...

 
 By Columbia Basin Bulletin    Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

Study shows how sea lions transmit salmon eating behavior

A new study used the same kind of models that scientists use to track disease to instead examine how some California sea lions have learned to prey on salmon gathering to ascend fish ladders at Bonneville Dam. Although sea lions commonly feast on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    February 23, 2017

Comet teams place 2nd

The Naselle Comets boys and girls basketball teams are holding on in the postseason, despite losses this weekend. The boys team lost to Taholah in the District IV 1B championship game, 54-63. They are scheduled to face Taholah again in a loser out...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

More crab and oysters available

The Naselle Sports Club is sponsoring a Crab and Oyster Feed at Naselle-Grays River Valley school on Sunday, February 26 from 3-7 p.m. A full dinner is $25, half dinner is $15, senior full dinner is $22 and senior half dinner is $13. They will also...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 23, 2017

PUD replaces failed voltage transformers

Commissioners and staff discussed state legislative matters that might affect the Wahkiakum County PUD at the board of commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. They also listened to reports and made General Manager Dave Tramblie’s 4 percent raise offic...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

Valentine Day Dance

Students were swinging at the Valentine's Day Ball at J.C. Thomas Middle School. "It was a great time," PE instructor Mary Moonen said. "We learned the line dance 'Cupid Shuffle' and all the teachers...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

CNA Bridge Training offered

The Care Careers Academy will offer a day Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bridge program for Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Medical Assistants (MAs). This course will start Thursday, March 2, and includes classroom instruction, skills training and...

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

Learn how to prune grape vines

On February 25 at 9:00 a.m., WSU Master Gardeners will explain about pruning grape vines and how to care for grape starts. Participants will receive free starts of grape varieties Canadice and Venus. The class will be held at the Cowlitz Co....

 
 Wahkiakum People    February 23, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS Community Center In Cathlamet

Submitted by Kelly Patterson *Open House Saturday, Feb. 25th 10:00-You’re invited to come on in and learn all about your Community Center and all that it has to offer. Refreshments and Live music! *Seed Exchange Wednesday, March 15th 10:00-12:00....

 

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