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Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2016

Elochoman Marina gets new docks

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday afternoon before their regular meeting to take a closer look at the dredge they purchased from the Rose City Yacht Club and to talk about how...

 

Commissioners debate need for junk law meetings

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County commissioners debated holding a public meeting on their new junk control ordinance and acted on other items of business when they met Tuesday. Commissioner Mike Backman told colleagues Dan Cothren and Blair Brady that...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2016

PUD hears reports, OKS Pacific County Link

At the Tuesday Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, Auditor Erin Wilson congratulated Commissioner Dennis Reid for his recent ascendence to President of the Washington Public Utility Department Association. “I’m very honored to get that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 21, 2016

Town proceeding with water intake upgrade

The Cathlamet Town Council addressed issues ranging from the town water system to updating the town ordinance implementing the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) ordinance when they met Monday evening. Public Works Director Duncan Cruickshank...

 

Choose to be admirable

To The Eagle: I was unaware our county had areas bearing the name “Jim Crow.” Had my family and I known about these places prior to moving to Cathlamet, we would have given prayerful consideration to if the move was in our best interest and,...

 

The actual "Jim Crow"

To The Eagle: Regarding Dan Cothren's idea of why we shouldn't take exception to the term "Jim Crow" as applied to local geographic sites, here's another take according to history.com: Was Jim Crow a real person? January 29, 2014 By Evan Andrews...

 

Game Department doing disservice

To the Editor: Bait and switch! This is how fisheries management in the State of Washington works. First, you advertise in January that we are expecting the biggest run of fish this year in the Columbia River since 1938. You then open fishing when...

 

Shoreline plan designed to take property

To The Editor: Amendment 14 of the United States Constitution reads in part Guarantee of Protection to All Citizens: Section 1. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;...

 

Lack of deputies is danger to citizens

To The Eagle: As you may know our only public safety agency is the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s office which is three deputies short. Our sheriff has attempted for several months to recruit new deputie who are certified via what is called a lateral...

 

Former Brookfield resident comments on Jim Crow names

To The Eagle: I applaud your Jim Crow editorial. The power of the press is very convincing. It worked in Nazi Germany. With only one newspaper in the county, it will surely work here. I believe we should go back to the principles of the Salem witch h...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2016

School board works on soccer, portables

For the second time in three years, interest in a girl’s high school soccer team made its way to the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, this time in the form of a grandfather who asked that they might consider adding the sport. Three...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 21, 2016

Port 2 plans purchase on Pleasant Point

Commissioners of Port District 2 acted on varied business when they met Tuesday at their Skamokawa Vista Park office. Commissioners adopted a resolution setting the stage for purchase of a waterfront lot in Skamokawa. The lot, on Pleasant Point...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2016

Walker raises awareness one step at a time

"I'm just blessed every day," he said. Ras Ible is his spiritual name. It's good enough. This path of his journey started in Spokane. There have been other journeys. There was war and loss, prison. A...

 

Looking for family of Rudy Stellflug

GREAT START--As this week began last Sunday, it was super nice, as were the couple of days prior to that. It was definitely great weather for heading to the beach and having fun in the sun, but I found doing yard work was just a bit much for me, as...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays...

 

Luncheon, dinner set for the weekend

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thursday), high school softball at Wishkah at 4 p.m., high school baseball at Twin Valley at 4p.m.; Friday, high school track at Chehalis Activator Invite at 3:30 p.m.;...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on April 19. Several personnel moves were approved. These included the retirement of teacher Barbara Swanson at the end of the school year. Mrs. Swanson...

 

Salty Talks presents an evening of conversation

Before the Coast Guard, there was the Life-Saving Service. Join Stephen Wood, Interpretive Specialist at Cape Disappointment, Washington State Park, on May 3, 6:30 p.m., for a Salty Talks presentation, as he discusses the early origins of the United...

 

Friendship Circle's Spring Tea and Luncheon set for May 15

The Grays River Methodist Church Friendship Circle Spring Tea and Luncheon will be held on May 15 at the Rosburg Community Hall on Hwy 4 in Rosburg. This year’s theme is “Magic in the Kitchen” with comedian and magician Steve Hamilton as the...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Hank & Lloyd (B. Sheets & P. Davis) will perform Saturday, April 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call...

 

Persistence pays off for new library sign

Maureen Zacher-Bockius thought a new library needed a new sign, so she set about making it happen. It took a little longer to realize than she had hoped, taking the better part of a year and a half,...

 

Former resident member of championship band

Former Cathlamet resident Roger Caliman played percussion as Kansas City Fountain City Brass Band claimed victories at the North American Brass Band Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 3. It was the sixth time since 2007 that the Kansas Cit...

 

From the Desk of the Parent Teachers' Organization

Just a few quick messages about up and coming events being held at JA Wendt Elementary School in the coming weeks. This Friday, April 22, Mrs. Moonen will host the “Jump for Heart” event! Students will meet in the middle school gym to...

 

Great White Tail Run set for May 14

The 32nd annual Great White Tail Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H will be held on May 14, along the Julia Butler Hansen National Refuge located in Skamokawa at 10:00 a.m. The event includes 10K, 5K and 2 mile courses with recognition for overall male...

 

Community charity care fundraiser set for May 6

Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) announces registration is open for a A lil’ bit of paradise 2016: Taste of Tuscany Charity Care gala. This fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m., at the Cowlitz County Regional Expo...

 

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