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Articles from the March 19, 2014 edition

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 By Nick Vavoudis    Sports    March 19, 2014

High School Golf

The Wahkiakum Mule golf team opened the 2014 season with a best four of five man total 183 and wins over Willapa Valley, 200, North Beach, 251, and Raymond and South Bend who played Incomplete which means less than four players competed. Seniors...

 

Grange contests coming in May

SOGGY BEGINNING--As this week begins, it's pretty doggone wet once again. We did have a couple of dry days last week though, so those were nice and we even got the lawn mowed, while some got their new plants planted, along with a few other outdoor...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 20, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 10-- – 12:06 p.m. A vehicle left the scene after hitting a parked car at a Cathlamet business. 3:02 p...

 

Michael Brusco

Michael E. Brusco, Sr., 76, of Longview, died March 14. A celebration of life service will be held at the J.A. Wendt Elementary School in Cathlamet, on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in...

 

Joanne Chapman

Joanne Marie Chapman, 43, of Kelso, died March 18, 2014. She is the daughter of Ken Chapman of Nevada and Sonja Kruse of Rosburg. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Rosburg Hall. Details and obituary will...

 

Jeffery Lynn Olsen

Jeffery Lynn Olsen was born on November 4, 1951 in Longview, WA. He was the youngest of three children of Mervin and Myrtle Olsen. Jeff grew up in Cathlamet, WA where he loved sports. He was a star basketball and baseball player for the Wahkiakum...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

Student spearheads letter drive for veterans

Local student and President of the Patriot Club Luke Stacey has begun a letter writing campaign after a request from Puget Island native Bob Neilson, now of Puyallup, came his way. Neilson is involved with the Puget Sound Honor Flight, an organizatio...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 19, 2014

Some drivers could see new tab fees

OLYMPIA — Some Washington drivers could see a new fee added to their vehicle-tab transactions starting next year. Both the Senate and House agreed on a bill that would add a $5 fee for vehicle-registration renewals and purchases and a $12 fee...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

School board works on varied business

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday for regular business. After hearing the maintenance department’s pleas for a new lawn mower, the board authorized the school to declare an Husqvarna O-Turn mower as surplus to be sold...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

PUD authorizes camera; Reid nominated for office

It was an abbreviated affair at Tuesday morning’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting because of the absence of Commissioner Bob Jungers. The commissioners tabled some issues to be revisited upon his return. General Manager Dave...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

Port 1 working on boat show, emergency ladders

At the Port District 1 Board of Commissioner’s meeting last Thursday, the July boat show, the recent audit and safety ladders were on the agenda. Commissioner Bob Kizziar gave an update on the plans for his special project, this year’s Wooden...

 
 By Rebecca Gourley    News    March 19, 2014

New law for motorcycles gets a green light

OLYMPIA — No motorist enjoys waiting at a traffic light that won't turn green. But the problem is especially vexing for motorcyclists, who often encounter traffic signals with sensors that don’t recognize their bikes. A bill aimed at...

 
 By Elliott Suhr    News    March 19, 2014

Legislature ends with basic ed funds unresolved

OLYMPIA--House Bill 2797 and Senate Bill 6483 have a lot in common. Both increased funding for K-3 classroom construction, both had bipartisan sponsorship and both failed to reach the governor’s desk. In McCleary v. Washington, the state Supreme Co...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

Glass blower finds career by chance

He just wanted a part time job. He was taking classes at LCC and needed a little spending money. So when Skamokawa resident and Wahkiakum High School graduate Treasure Collupy heard about a guy with...

 

E-cigarette tax bill stalls in legislature

OLYMPIA--Elmer Saez, 19, got hooked on tobacco when he was 13. Saez was able to quit smoking cigarettes last July, and he credits the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, as the reason why. He recently started work at the Vaporium, an...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

Doernbecher "grad" kicks off WHS drive

Nine-year-old Liam Jaussi was just five when his parents found out he had a tumor the size of a fist in his brain. Since his surgery, he’s had one recurrence. He gets a check up every six months, so he and his family can keep the cancer at bay....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2014

Council authorizes fire sprinkler work, parking lot study

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council received a big check and handled a variety of business at the monthly meeting last Monday. Kathy Murphy and Maureen Zacher Bockius of the Blanche Bradley Library Foundation presented a check for $50,000 as a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2014

Commissioners will consider marijuana, dike moratoriums

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to proceed with development of ordinances that would place moratoriums on marijuana production and breaching of dikes in the county. According to Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow, a moratorium is a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2014

Cathlamet couple takes over trolley operations

It was a desire to see The Spirit of Chief Wahkiakum trolley remain in the community that first motivated Cathlamet residents Christine and Jon Randall to volunteer to commit their time and energy to increase interest in the use of the vehicle. The R...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2014

Attorney general: Courts will settle marijuana laws

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson celebrated the end of the 2014 legislative session by coming to the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce crab and oyster feed last Saturday. Ferguson said the legislature sent three of the six bills his office...

 

School garden will soon be planted

To The Eagle: Amazing things have been going on around here. Very soon we will be breaking ground on a garden at the elementary school. Soon our students will have the benefit of learning where food comes from and how to grow their own tasty,...

 

Advocacy program available to aid victims of crime

Every year, millions of people have their lives changed forever by crime. They are our family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Crime victims often struggle to work, pay bills, or support their loved ones. Many have life-changing injuries and...

 

Operators should pay for extra security

To The Eagle: Commercial marijuana farms in Wahkiakum County? Who will pay for this obvious, attractive nuisance? The taxpayers of Wahkiakum County, through a sheriff’s office who does not have enough deputies to cover 24 hours a day. Any such...

 

On the Refuge

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex) thanks its many volunteers for their service in 2013. Willapa, Julia Butler Hansen and Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuges are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a nationwide network...

 

Better collaboration needed between groups

To the Eagle: Some members of our community expend much energy to schedule interesting/fun/educational events in our county. A common complaint is that attendance is often poor. On March 29, no fewer than three overlapping events are scheduled:...

 

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