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Articles from the May 11, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 11, 2017

Corps outlines plan for dredging sump, Island sand disposal needs

As Wahkiakum County commissioners try to set up a long-term dredge disposal program to nourish eroding beaches at Cape Horn and on Puget Island, they've encountered a concern from the US Army Corps of Engineers. The county has set up four flood...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 11, 2017

Commissioners start review of revised shoreline plan

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners this week started their formal review of a proposed update of the county's shoreline management plan (SMP). The board held a workshop with members of the coun...

 

WHS grad creates life as film maker

Andrew Weiler, a 2010 Wahkiakum High School graduate, is creating a life in film. He recently produced a documentary and is currently experimenting with new ways to market and distribute it online....

 

Trump is battling our current problems

To The Eagle: Well okay, one last shot at putting J.B. out of his misery (Bouchard letter in last week's Eagle) before we head off to the Irish wolfhound national show in N.Y. First of all, no one blamed Obama for the financial meltdown. That one...

 

National Police Week starts with memorial

To The Eagle: This year National Police Week runs Monday May 15 through Sunday May 21, with National Peace Officers Memorial Day starting on Monday. This is a week of reflection, honor, and celebration for law enforcement officers across the nation....

 

Celebrate the work of corrections professionals

To The Eagle: On May 5, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called “upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 11, 2017

Contract for Island bridge going to bid

Washington State Department of Transportation has updated its schedule for its Puget Island bridge project. The contract for the project will be put out for bids at the end of June and should be awarded in August or September, WSDOT communications of...

 

Sea lion task force makes recommendations for fish

Lethal removal of sea lions at Bonneville Dam is likely not reducing predation on salmon and steelhead at the dam by California sea lions (CSL). That is the general opinion of the NOAA Fisheries’ Pinniped-Fishery Interactive Task Force that met...

 

Remember Mom on this Sunday

WILD TO MILD--I hope the crazy weather we had last Thursday will not be repeated soon, as that was certainly something we haven't gone through in some time. We had sunshine, then the clouds came in with the wind, the sky turned black and then...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the Fair office. This Saturday is the monthly Flea Market at the fair grounds (May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) There will be a plant sale with all proceeds going to the Challenge of Champions. Thank you to the generous donors of sale...

 

The Eagle Calendar

May 11 through May 18, 2017 THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citize...

 

Busy weekends ahead with variety of events

This past week has been a great catch up time for my sisters and me. Just hanging out with no particular rhyme or reason for doing things, except being together. We had a wonderful time at the Little Mermaid play in Naselle last Saturday evening. On...

 

Great White Tail Run set for May 20

The 33rd annual Great White Tail Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H will be held May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. The course, set for 10K, 5K or 2 mile walk or run is through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. Recognition will be...

 

Open mic night set for May 12

On Friday, May 12, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an Open Mic Music Night. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at 6:45 p.m.,...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 11, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 1--12:58 p.m. A Main Street business reported someone tried to pass a fraudulent cashier's check. 1:05 p.m....

 

Wahkiakum 4H tours robots at Wauna

The Wahkiakum 4H Robotics club took a field trip to the Wauna Mill to look at their robots on April 28. Older members of the Wahkiakum 4H Robotics Club visited the Georgia Pacific plant at Wauna to...

 

Program focuses on building resilience

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the business sector, chambers of commerce, economic development councils, local governments, school districts and other academic institutions, transit agencies, tribal governments,...

 

FOS to present new exhibit

Celebrate Mother’s Day May 14 at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa. They will present crafts made by the best in Wakiakum County with the Skamokawa Grange Women's Activities Group as the organizing force. All varieties of crafts will be displayed and, in...

 

CNA training offered

The Care Careers Academy will offer an evening CNA class starting June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The course provides all the state requirements for classroom and clinical training. Clinicals take place at Frontier Rehabilitation Center. They are...

 

Karl Ray Johnson, Sr, 78

Karl Ray Johnson, Sr, 78, of Cathlamet, Washington, passed away suddenly on Long Beach, Washington while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, digging razor clams, on Wednesday morning, April 26,...

 

Georgia (Jo) M. Fluckiger

November 17, 1934 - April 25, 2017 Born November 17, 1934 to George and Margaret Hollar at Elochoman Valley, Wahkiakum County, WA. Moved to Cathlamet 1941, then Rosedale 1943 which became her home for years to come. Graduated from Wahkiakum High...

 

Death Notice for Judy L. Garrison

Judy L. Garrison 67, of Skamokawa, died May 8, 2017 at Hospice in Longview. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Student trio working for summer mission

Three Wahkiakum youths are on a mission this summer. A church mission, that is. They've had a coin drive, served coffee and cookies at a rest area, and held a raffle to raise money for their trip to...

 

Bob Roche honored in Loyalty Parade

Bob Roche, of Cathlamet, was the honored veteran from VFW District 16 at the Loyalty Day Parade Sunday, May 7, at Long Beach. Photo by former State Auxiliary President Nikki Benjam...

 

Spring chinook run seems low and late

Just 3,337 spring chinook had been counted passing upstream over Bonneville Dam as of April 30, the lowest count of the fish at the dam on record for that date. Anglers in the lower Columbia River caught nearly twice that number in March and April an...

 

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