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Articles from the March 15, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 15, 2018

Contractor relocates osprey nest on bridge

Early on Tuesday morning, a crew from Longview's Big C Industries, was on the Puget Island bridge to move the osprey nest. One lane was closed for most of the day and local drivers waited a short time...

 

Candidate for Congress speaking Friday evening in Skamokawa

Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress from SW WA's District 3, will hold a town hall meeting meeting today (Friday), 6 p.m. at the Skamokawa Grange. (Clarification: The initial posting of this information incorrectly stated the Skamokawa Grange was...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 15, 2018

Open house Wednesday for Puget Island bridge project

The Washington Department of Transportation will hold an open house Wednesday, March 21, at the Norse Hall, 5-7 p.m., to explain preservation work set to begin soon on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge. Last week, a contractor removed the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 15, 2018

Commissioners lobby in Olympia, Washington, D.C.

Two Wahkiakum County commissioners have lately been doing lots of lobbying in Olympia and Washington D.C. Commissioner Dan Cothren has been a leader of a group of officials from Skamania and Pacific counties and the Department of Natural Resources...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 15, 2018

Progress is slow for dredging programs

By Rick Nelson The progress is, oh, so slow. One is speaking, of course, of Wahkiakum County's effort to set up a program to nourish eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. In response to queries from Island residents, Commissioner Dan...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    March 15, 2018

Last-minute bill amending police deadly force laws passes state Legislature

OLYMPIA (March 8) - In a last-minute effort lawmakers, cops, and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty. The bill, HB 3003, is a product of a surprise agreement between...

 

Correction

In last week's edition, we incorrectly identified a player taking a shot for the Lady Mules during the state basketball tournament. The player was No. 4, Paige Mace, not her older sister, No. 5., Maddy Mace....

 

Writer supplies list of sources for information

To The Eagle: Showered with approbation as both “humorist” and “knowledgeable correspondent” in last week’s letters to The Eagle, and despite detecting a strong thread of sarcasm, we humbly thank both contributors, and respond to...

 

Hillary is falling down

To The Eagle: What a joy and asset we have here in The Wahkiakum Eagle with our friend, Howard Brawn. He puts the lie to much of the hysteria and mean back biting from our leftist democrat neighbors. When all we readers get is a steady stream of AP...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    March 15, 2018

Legislature passes laws targeting sexual harassment

Four key bills targeting sexual harassment passed both chambers and went to the Washington governor's desk before the end of session March. 8. SB 6313, sponsored by Senator Karen Keiser, D-Kent, makes an employment contract void if it requires an...

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all

GORGEOUS--In spite of some cold nights, the sunshine that shone through my windows on Saturday and Sunday was certainly welcomed! It was even into the 60s, which was a far cry from those cold, wet, windy and nippy 30 and 40 degree temperatures we've...

 

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,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. It’s been a beautiful week. We are half way through March. We are cancelling the St Paddy's carnival that was going to be this Saturday. The Fair theme this year is "BARN IN THE USA" and the fair book is being...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 15, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 5 — 8:26 a.m. A Puget Island resident with health issues asked for occasional welfare checks. 5:40 p.m....

 

Lewis & Clark Trail Run scheduled for March 31

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts its first trail run of the year on March 31, at Fort Clatsop to bid adieu to winter and greet the arrival of spring. The Lewis & Clark Trail Series includes exhilarating events along beautiful trails thr...

 

Brothers to reopen the Rosburg Store

The Rosburg store has been a local icon since Mable and Leoni Olsen built it at its present location in 1951. The original store, according to to Mike Swanson, was next to the Rosburg Community Hall....

 

Two-day razor clam dig OK'd

Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a two-day opening beginning March 16. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests...

 

Rep. Jim Walsh to host telephone town hall, Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, will host a telephone town hall event for 19th District community members, Thursday, March 15. The community conversation, which is similar to a call-in radio format, will begin at 6 p.m. and last an hour. Walsh will take...

 

Lorena Biem

Lorena Fay Biem, 73, formerly of Skamokawa, died March 7, 2018 at Hospice Care Center in Longview. She was born January 2, 1945 to Ralph and Nettie Galbraith in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She graduated from Bonners Ferry High School and attended Eastern...

 

Death Notice for Dennis J. Montgomery

Former Skamokawa resident Dennis J. Montgomery, of Vader, died at his home on March 9, 2018. A service will be held Friday, March 16, 1 p.m., at Bethel Church in Chehalis....

 

Democrats to hold convention on March 24

The Wahkiakum County Democratic Party Convention and Legislative District 19 Caucus will be held Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., at J.A. Wendt Multi-purpose room. County Democrats will gather for the purpose of adopting a county Democratic Party...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 15, 2018

Skamokawa FD has new rig, seeking volunteers

Would you like to drive the new command rig for the Skamokawa Fire Department? They are looking for some more volunteers. Currently there are 10 Skamokawa residents who volunteer for an area that...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Next Monday, March 19 from 10 a.m. – noon we will have a presentation on Diabetic foot care and footwear at the Community Center. If you are diabetic and have insurance, Medicare or are on a Washington funded Medicaid Plan the cost of shoes from...

 

Pink Boots Society at River Mile 38 Brewing Co.

Local women participated in the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day at River Mile 38 Brewing Co. on Saturday, March 3. The group joined approximately 240 other teams around the world to brew...

 

Mentors for robotics

High School students mentoring second graders in robotics you ask? Certainly says Mr. Eli McElroy's 6th period computer science class and Mrs. Shelley Olsen's second graders. On March 8, the district...

 

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