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Articles from the April 20, 2017 edition

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On the waterfront

Jerry DeBriae of DeBriae Logging took the controls this week to repair the bulkhead at the Town of Cathlamet Dock at the foot of Broadway Street. Here DeBriae places large riprap to protect the dock...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Commissioners seek accord with holdouts for beach nourishment

The success of Wahkiakum County's effort to replenish sand on eroding beaches at Cape Horn and Puget Island depends, in large part, on obtaining permits to do the work and easements from landowners so dredging crews can work along their waterfronts....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Cathlamet council hears setback lending dilemma

The Cathlamet town council dealt with a construction setback dilemma when it met Monday. Linda Barth asked the council to change an ordinance setting for parameters for rebuilding when a building is partially destroyed. She explained that her family...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Islanders debate dredge spoils options

Trust. There doesn't seem to be a lot of trust going around when it comes to proposals to deposit dredge spoils on eroding Wahkiakum County shorelines. Nearly 50 residents of the county's four flood control zone districts (FCZD), most from Puget Isla...

 

Demolishing cathedrals to pave the swamp

To The Eagle: Howard Brawn's endorsement of the Trump regime making America great again by eviscerating the very agencies and institutions that actually define our country's greatness was an eye opening view of the dark, twisted logic afflicting...

 

Equal support should be given

To The Eagle: In the ongoing discussion about financial support being given to the Community Center in Cathlamet, there is one point that I want to be sure we consider. It has to do with the property taxes that we pay to Wahkiakum County and to the...

 

Tidy up the town on Earth Day

To The Eagle: Earth Day 2017 is Saturday, April 22 and friends of the Pioneer Community Association and Cathlamet Community Center are planning on doing some much needed Spring Cleaning around town. We invite you to join us as we polish up our curb...

 

Tips for unvolunteering to pay federal taxes

To The Eagle: Early last year I encouraged everyone in Wahkiakum County to exercise their option to drop their membership in the Federal Income Tax club. I have done so and now can never volunteer to join again. Most folks are afraid to even think...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

Machinery request returns to school

After an executive session at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night, the board voted to offer Nikki Reese a 2017-2018 contract for the K-8 Principal position soon...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

County installing box for old prescription drugs

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office this week is installing a box in the courthouse to collect old, unused prescription drugs. County staff will also hold a public event to collect old drugs on April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

Resident appeals marina access ban

Wahkiakum County residents Greg Wika and Art Pedersen were invited to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 board of commissioners meeting to plead their case to the commission and ask for permission to return after a dust-up on port property earlier this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

PUD expects savings from changing lights

Commissioners heard reports at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning and approved a resolution to support the operation of the Columbia Generating Station. General Manager David Tramblie invited the commissioners to...

 

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...

 

Wahkiakum Events

April 22 Tidy Up The Town – Spring Edition Downtown Cathlamet Pioneer Church Association 23 Rosburg Com. Club Chicken Dinner Rosburg Community Hall Barbara Rose – 360 465-2234...

 

Saturday is Earth Day; please do your part

GREAT WEEKEND--I wish the sun and dryness would have lasted a little longer, but if it were to show up, then we're sure glad it chose Easter weekend to be here, as boy, it's been awhile since we had two dry days together on a holiday! It didn't hurt...

 

Celebrate Super Saturday

Wahkiakum County 4-H is sponsoring “Super Saturday” to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and learn. It starts with quality assurance for 4-H and FFA...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall,...

 

Naselle students to perform Little Mermaid

Sports calendar for the Naselle Comets teams this week include: Thursday, baseball and fast pitch at Wishkah at 4 p.m.; Friday, high school track at Chehalis Activator Invite; Saturday, high school track at Chehalis Activator Invite, baseball with...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on April 18. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the following resignations effective at the end of August: Katie Bruce, para-educator, Larry...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 20, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 10 — 9:43 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Rosburg resident who was without water and electri...

 

Body identified

A body found by recreational boaters near Brookfield on April 2 has been identified as 62 year old Scott J. Baguley of Beaverton, Ore. Baguley’s abandoned vehicle was found on July 21, 2016, in a church parking lot near the Lewis and Clark Bridge,...

 

Ronald Whittle

Ronald Leroy Whittle, 47, of Seattle, died April 7, 2017. He was born June 12, 1969 in Spokane to Wesley and Margaret (Clark) Whittle. He came to Cathlamet at age nine and graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1987. He worked in the timber...

 

Death Notice for Pauline Thacker

Pauline (Pat) Cass Thacker, 91, of Cathlamet, died April 16 in Longview. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Skamokawa. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Dowling Funeral Home is...

 

Death Notice for Sharon Shuley

Sharon Brusco Shuley, 72, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., died April 17 in La Jolla, Calif. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, April 21, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Ty Catlin will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

 

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