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Articles from the March 5, 2014 edition

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Grizzlies corral Mules in regionals

The Wahkiakum Lady Mule basketball team ended their season in Bothell on Saturday when they lost to the third ranked Bear Creek Grizzlies, 51-48. Off to a slow start, the Lady Mules were behind by 11 in the first eight minutes. By half time score...

 

2B Basketball Playoffs

Class 2B Regionals Friday Girls Morton/White Pass 62, Crosspoint Academy 44 Friday Boys St. George's 65, Tri-Cities Prep 30 Bear Creek School 61, Willapa Valley 31 Liberty (Spangle) 60, Kittitas 37 Morton/White Pass 54, LaConner 40 St. George's 65,...

 

Many events are available for public participation

STORMY--It sure depended on where you were as to how good or bad it was last week. Last Friday was gorgeous here while Portland was dealing with a lot of rain. Those in the eastern part of the Columbia Gorge felt a winter blast with horrific thick,...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 6, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 24 – 12:30 p.m. A caller reported two dogs on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 2:21 p.m. A theft...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2014

Regional basketball game becomes Mule reunion of sorts

When my family moved to Cathlamet in the early 80’s I was in the midst of a growth spurt that wouldn’t end until my junior year at Wahkiakum High School. Tall and lean, I felt a certain expectation to join my peers on the basketball court....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2014

PUD water crew focuses on leaking lines

Wahkiakum PUD is trying to take care of the leaks affecting its two water systems. Water department personnel Jim Jespersen, Bruce McClain and Doug Condon showed the Board of Commissioners sections of the damaged lines they had replaced on Puget...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2014

Port 1, town hear of wetland mitigation for sewer lagoons

The February 13 meeting of the Port District 1 Board of Commissioners took place on the third floor of the courthouse to accommodate a larger group and a presentation from Francis Naglich of Ecological Land Services. Port Commissioner Larry Bonds...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 5, 2014

Officials revisit setback dike, road issues

Local officials plan to meet next month with federal officials to go over expectations arising from the construction of a new setback dike along Steam Boat Slough Road. Wahkiakum County commissioners and Diking District Commissioner Maurice Mooers...

 
 By Elliott Suhr    News    March 5, 2014

Legislators battle over education

OLYMPIA--While the budgets the House and Senate Democrats proposed this week were nearly identical, Senate Republicans believe the debate over education funding is a battle best fought next year. The McCleary v. Washington decision in 2012 ruled...

 

Free disaster preparedness training offered

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the National Sheriffs’ Association are sponsoring a free All-Hazards Homeland Security Initiative Community Partnership and Awareness Training for Disaster Preparedness...

 

Forecasts: Large chinook, coho runs

Salmon fishing in the ocean and the Columbia River this summer could be great thanks to an abundant run of hatchery coho and a potentially historic return of chinook, according to state fishery managers. Opportunities for anglers also look good in...

 

Cities scrap for share of marijuana tax revenue

OLYMPIA--A new economic forecast predicts recreational-marijuana businesses will bring millions to the state, and the fight is underway for how the proceeds will be spent, with cities vying for a share. Recreational-marijuana business is expected to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 5, 2014

Beach erosion concerns Pancake Point residents

Residents of the Pancake Point area on Puget Island's East Sunny Sands are starting to see an old nemesis: Their beach is eroding at a fast rate that could someday threaten homes. Resident Mike Beutler approached the Wahkiakum County Board of Commiss...

 

Guard against phone calling scams

Hope the end of winter is finding you safe. I have had some calls recently about the legitimacy of a group called “Law Enforcement Association.” This group solicits donations over the phone and gives the impression that the contributions go to...

 

Diking board seeks community input

To The Eagle: About government oversight: As commissioner of Grays River Habitat Enhancement District, a diking and flood control district, I recently needed to take a class to learn how to file our annual report. Thank you, (county Auditor) Diane...

 

Exercise opportunities abound at Valley Center

Spring seems to be almost here, frogs singing, hummingbirds are back, daffodils are blooming and the buds are causing the trees to turn a different color. I haven’t been able to find any trilliums yet, though. At least our weather seems to have...

 

Deege Insurance hires new Cathlamet employee

Deege Insurance and Financial Services has hired Janice Douglas to work out of their Cathlamet office. She is licensed in personal and casualty insurance and specializes in all types of insurance such as auto, home, renters, landlord policies and...

 

WSU announces fall 2013 graduates

The following Washington State University student has earned an undergraduate degree for the Fall 2013 semester. Sara Irene Swanson, of Naselle, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design....

 

Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill donates funds to Wahkiakum Sheriff's Office

The Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill, located near Westport, Ore., has contributed $1500 to the Wahkiakum Sheriff’s office to be used towards the purchase of a Kevlar vest. The Kevlar vest will be used by reserve officers at the Wahkiakum Sheriff’s off...

 

Free clinic about family law

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on March 14 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services and also help...

 

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