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 By Taylor McAvoy    News    March 1, 2018

House, Senate pass ban on bump stocks

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 last Friday largely along party lines. The bill had passed in the Senate 29-20...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 1, 2018

Directors approve new reading curriculum

Members of the Wahkiakum School District board of directors on Monday approved a new reading curriculum, heard a report on developments in Career Technology Education (CTE) and acted on other...

 

VFW honors winners of essay contests

On February 24, Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 hosted the VFW District 16 Youth Essay Awards at the J.A. Wendt Elementary School Multi-purpose Room. District 16 is comprised of nine posts based in Raymond,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    March 1, 2018

Lady Mules earn 4th place trophy at state 2B tournament

The Wahkiakum Lady Mules claimed fourth place in the Washington girls Class 2B state tournament with a 50-49 win over the Ilwaco Lady Fishermen on Saturday morning. It was the third time the two...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 1, 2018

Commissioners cover sand, elk, construction and other issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered issues ranging from sand to elk when they met on Tuesday. Puget Island resident Liz Beutler asked for a clarification on the status of easement for dredge spoils deposits on East Sunny Sands, one of the beaches...

 

Chinese festival in Naselle

Naselle-Grays River Valley students in grades K-5, displayed their talents on Saturday at the Chinese New Year festival. Approximately 70 students participated in the Mandarin immersion program....

 

Coming Events Wahkiakum Community Center in Cathlamet:

Next Tuesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 1p.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...

 

Wahkiakum High School honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School first semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year has been announced. 4.0 grade – point average: Grayci Thomas, Ellie Leitz, Kaden Anderson, Logan LaBerge, Jake Leitz and Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt. 3.99 – 3.25: 9th grade:...

 

Naselle schools' menu

Naselle School Menus BREAKFAST Breakfast comes with fresh fruit, milk and juice. Mon.--Bagel & Cream Cheese or Cold Cereal. Tues.--French toast sticks or cold cCereal. Wed.--Breakfast Sandwich or Cold Cereal. Thur.--Yogurt & Granola or Cold Cereal....

 

When you write the laws, you can hide

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the Legislature’s action to limit the public’s right to know. As of Friday, the state’s lawmakers and their staffs are no longer subject to the state’s Public Records...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 1, 2018

Clarification and corrections

The $29,000 IRS penalty mentioned in last week's report on the Cathlamet Town Council meeting was actually for not sending in copies of employees W-2 forms to Social Security. Taxes were paid, employees just didn’t get credit for hours worked and...

 
 By Howard Brawn    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Letter clarification made; more comments offered

To The Eagle: As in the old Indian fable of the six blind men examining the elephant, public awareness has been growing about a political scandal brewing that inundates the old high-water mark set by Nixon’s Watergate. In a nutshell, Hilary and...

 
 By Minette Smith    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Mentally ill people are often gun violence victims

To The Eagle: A friendly reminder: People who have been diagnosed with mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence than to commit violence themselves. Please keep this in mind when using the topic of mental illness as a pivot from...

 
 By Olaf Thomason    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Democrats can only blame themselves

To The Eagle: I've been a registered Conservative Democrat since Truman, not in lock step, but I vote for what I think is best for the country. We just got out of eight years of on-the-job-training and left after dividing the people and country. The...

 
 By Lois Nelson    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Reader supports suggested name for H&HS building

To The Eagle: Regarding the letter to the Eagle (February 22, 2018) from Craig Brown suggesting that the most appropriate name for the building Wahkiakum Health and Human Services acquired from the Congregational UCC would be "Congregational...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 1, 2018

Contact your elected officials

Senator Patty Murray 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224--2621 Senator Maria Cantwell 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224--3441 Rep. Jaime Herra--Buetler 1107 Longworth HOB...

 
 By Eagle Staff    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Guidelines for letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor The Eagle welcomes letters to the editor, with a preference for letters addressing issues of local interest. The following guidelines apply: 1. Letters are preferred typed and double spaced.Optimum length is 1.5 pages double spa...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    March 1, 2018

Lawmakers consider new gun legislation

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced a new bill in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. SB 6620, and its companion in the House, HB 3004,...

 

Tax forms available at Cathlamet library

Income tax forms are now available at Cathlamet Public Library. Free forms and instructional booklets are available for 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ to fill out and submit for 2017 income tax during library hours: 2-5pm Tuesdays through...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    March 1, 2018

Hirst fix: What about Skagit?

Along its 150-mile course the Skagit River crosses boundaries political and natural, as its journey carries water from British Columbia to Washington state, cutting through the high, dry air of the Cascade Mountains before settling in the low...

 

Springer season opens today on the Columbia

Spring chinook salmon fishing begins today (Thursday) for recreational anglers in the lower Columbia River and two weeks later upstream of Bonneville Dam. The two-state Columbia River Compact made that decision at its hearing Feb. 21 in Portland. It...

 

Lady Mules blitz White Swan, head to state

Down by 22 points in the third quarter? So what! The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team came back in a thrilling fourth quarter to beat White Swan 63-56 in regional play on Friday night at Mark...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    March 1, 2018

Gypsy moth catches at 20-year high in Washington

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped 117 male gypsy moths this year in its annual trapping program – the highest number caught in traps since 1995. In addition to the moths caught in traps, for the first time in state...

 

Workshop set for grown berries

Do you want to grow small fruit this year, but have questions? Master Gardeners will present classes on three nights on how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them...

 

Comets dump Pateros, head to state tourney

The Naselle boys basketball team didn't miss much in the first half of their 66-42 win against Pateros on Saturday. Despite cooler shooting in the third and fourth quarter, the lead was enough to...

 

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