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Articles from the April 19, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

Local crafters show woodworking skills

In Skamokawa, at the Creative Wood Design Opening on Saturday at Redmen Hall, five Southwest Washington men shared their work with visitors. Redmen Hall President Pam Emery introduced the group and...

 

Vada Blanche Mosteller

Vada Blanche Mosteller was born September 22, 1931, in North Carolina and died April 11, 2018, in Longview. Blanche had a family only funeral on April 13 at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. There will be a potluck Celebration of Life this Saturday,...

 

Residents evacuate, county closes road because of slide threat

Two families are evacuating their houses, and Wahkiakum County officials have closed the Elochoman Valley because of the threat of a major landslide. "About two weeks ago, the people heard popping and crackling in the night," Commissioner Dan Cothren...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

Thanks to timber, town paying off two loans

The Cathlamet Town Council breezed through its agenda Monday, agreeing to pay off federal loans and considering applicants to be town attorney, among other agenda items. The council took out a $388,200 loan from the US Department of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

Marina sees increase in fishing season revenue

Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Commissioners gathered for their April 12 meeting to discuss a concession stand contract, parking, the coming farmers market and more. Revenue during the recent fishing season, from March 1 to April 7, was...

 

Cuts in Social Security and Medicare?

To The Eagle: During the run-up to the passage of the 2017 tax cut, Congressional Republicans, including Washington State 3rd District Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler, told us that the proposed tax cut would pay for itself, because GDP would...

 

More on assessor's office

To The Eagle: Don Kinney is absolutely on the money with his observations about capping property taxes (letter in last week’s Eagle). A fine distinction, though, is that tax rates must be controlled, but so must valuations. Bill Coons came into...

 

Tidy Up the Town April 28

To The Eagle: Cathlamet is a community of kind and caring people. We help each other, and for the most part, we like each other. While it’s obvious, if you regularly read the Letters to the Editor, that we are not all politically on the same page,...

 

Brady asks for support in election

To The Eagle: As the 2018 election cycle approaches, I would like to dispel the rumors that I would not be asking for your support in allowing me to continue as one of your Wahkiakum county commissioners. I have filed with the Washington state...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

School board seeks citizens for committee

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard presentations on the science curriculum from teachers and students at the district before tackling a few items in their Tuesday monthly meeting....

 

Is he dead?

Above, players in Naselle High School's production of Usher: A Totally Teen Comedy debate the matter in the final act of the play on Saturday. Left, Monty, played by Josh Chadwick (front), may have...

 

Shakespeare at WHS

"Remember who commended thy yellow stockings...and wished to see thee cross-gartered," Malvolio said to Olivia in Act 3, Scene 4 of Twelfth Night. In the same scene, Malvolio (Jesse Calixto)...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 19, 2018

New barber takes over shop in Cathlamet

The best place to hear stories might just be the Cathlamet Barber Shop on Main Street. The new barber, Stephanie Smith, is from Longview. She took over the shop from Christeena Bassi, who she met at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

WSP sergeant reports accidents, contacts

Troopers in the Washington State Patrol responded to 41 collisions in Wahkiakum County in 2017, Sgt. Brad Moon reported Tuesday. Troopers also made 1,582 contacts with motorists in the county, Moon said. The largest number of collisions, 12,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 19, 2018

County pressing to finish beach nourishment permits

Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer on Tuesday said he and the county's consulting engineers will meet soon with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize conditions in permits needed to establish dredge spoils disposal programs on...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce April 21 Bingo Night Grays River Valley Center ~ 360.465.2310 21 Annual Logger’s Reunion Naselle: Appelo Archive Center ~ Falon Hoven ~ 360 484-7103 28 Tidy Up The Town – Spring Edition, Down- town Cathlamet...

 

Open mic night at Skamokawa Grange

ENOUGH ALREADY--I think I can safely say that we have all had our fill of April showers, so let's hope that the forecast of a couple of dry days this week came true, so we could dry out a little bit before the next wet system comes in. Better yet,...

 

Town Hall event at Duck Inn

David McDevitt, two-time congressional candidate will hold his 52nd in person Town Hall, in Skamokawa at the Duck Inn, 1377 State Route 4, Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Phone number to reach the campaign: 360-450-7945....

 

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,...

 

Grays valley residents, agencies talk river work

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for this week: Today (Thursday), high school baseball and fast pitch at Oakville at 4 p.m.; Friday, high school baseball and fast pitch in Naselle with Winlock at 4 p.m., high school track at Chehalis Activator...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on April 17 at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Zara Ahlers, Youth Camp School Secretary, and acknowledged...

 

WSU Workshop: Irrigation tips to save water

On April 24 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Dixie Edwards will explain how to construct a simple and inexpensive sprinkler system that can be used for vegetable gardens, hanging baskets, porch plants and for other situations. Watering plants can...

 

Steven Harris

Steven Dale Harris, 64, of Cathlamet, died at his home on April 8, 2018. He was born in Billings, Montana on May 22, 1953 to Ed and Pat Harris. He graduated from high school in Billings and later received three Masters Degrees. He joined the Army in...

 

Larry A. Heasley

Larry A. Heasley, 89, passed away of pneumonia while recovering from a broken hip on April 7, 2018 in Olympia, Washington. He was born May 22, 1928, to Violet LeBleu Heasley and Harry Heasley in...

 

Michael Harley

Michael S. Harley passed away unexpectedly on April 5th, 2018 at his home in Cathlamet, Washington. He was born in 1956 in Loma Linda California to Ted Harley and Margaret Simmons. While young, he...

 

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