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Articles from the June 22, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017

Council OK's shoreline program

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council approved proposed updates to the town's shoreline management program (SMP) and acted on other business at their monthly meeting Monday. The town and Wahkiakum County have been working for four years in a joint...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017

Ferry repairs Tuesday

The Wahkiakum County ferry Oscar B. will cease service 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Tuesday for some mechanical work. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said a technician will update an alarm system and move coolant tanks from engine walls to a bulkhead...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017

Sheriff's office deals with growing number of mental health calls

From 2007 to 2013, the number of mental health calls that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received tripled. And just halfway through 2016, the department nearly matched the total for 2013. According to Raedyn Grasseth, the administrative...

 

Fair manager responds to commissioner's complaints

To The Eagle: I’ve been the fair manager for five years. After reading what Mr. Backman had to say at the June 13 commissioners meeting, I would like to get some facts straight for him. At the May fair board meeting, there was a motion to call off...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017

Pool opens with new protocols, training

The Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool opened on Monday and with a new protocol and training in place, seasoned lifeguards are feeling even confident about teaching lessons and responding to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017

Commissioners cover variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered business ranging from dredging progress to the county fair's bull riding program when they met Tuesday. In response to a question from the audience, Commissioner Dan Cothren reported that county officials...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017

Port 2 hears reports

The Port District 2 board of commissioners breezed through their monthly meeting on June 20. Manager Janet Bryan reported that Skamokawa Vista Park will host a kite festival on September 23. A Seattle group will host the festival. Bryan also...

 

Museum now open on Fridays and Saturdays

NOT QUITE SO GOOD--The really warm, super nice, really good weekend that was supposed to have taken place over Father's Day weekend, didn't quite turn out the way they first predicted it would, at least not here. Go figure! However, after some rain...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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

 

Out of the frying pan into the nice, cool valley

Made a quick trip to California over the weekend to get my granddaughters home for Father’s Day. We left here at 4 a.m. on Friday morning and it was raining, arriving in Stockton at about 4:30 p.m. to excruciating heat. More heat the next day, and...

 

Blood drive in Cathlamet has been set for July 5

The American Red Cross invites the public to donate blood at their next Wahkiakum community blood drive at the Hotel Cathlamet, located in the American Red Cross Bus, at 69 Main St., Cathlamet, on Wednesday, July 5 from 1-6 p.m. To schedule an...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 22, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 12 — 9:30 a.m. A caller reported that he had been the victim of a scam. 12:07 p.m. The Washington...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

Submitted by Superintendent Lisa Nelson The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 20. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the retirements of Bruce Wise, teacher and Debbie Denny-Kli...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Center is changing to summer hours, to allow time to enjoy the summer. The Library has new summer hours: Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Friday closed Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Sunday...

 

Coming Events

Summer is officially here and we are excited to offer some fantastic events throughout June and July. Our Free Book Exchange was a huge success! In fact, we have decided to extend it for a few more days. Please feel free to pop in and grab a couple...

 

Clatskanie quilt show set for June 23-24

The Clatskanie Quilt Show "Quilting in the Ballroom!" will take place Friday and Saturday June 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., both days with a $4 admission fee. The event will be held at the I.O.O.F. Building, 2nd floor Ballroom, 75 S. Nehalem...

 

Open auditions for ASOC play begin in July

The Astor Street Opry Company has announcd open auditions for “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier and directed by Sheila Shaffer. Auditions are set for July 24 and 25 at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 Bond St., Astoria, at 6 p.m., both nights. The play...

 

Wahkiakum Events

June 24 Silver Buckle Series 8am Skamokawa Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler - 360 795-3480 23-24 Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Garage Sale Puget Island: Norse Hall Jan Silvestri – 360 795-8759 23-25 Puget Island Garage & Yard Sales Puget Island;...

 

Correction

In a news item printed in the June 15 edition of The Eagle, we mistakenly stated that Levi Delamarter was a resident of Puget Island. That is incorrect. He is a former Puget Island resident and now lives in Longview....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017

Special filing period underway this week

County elections officials last week held a special filing period for positions on the 2017 election ballots which drew no candidates in the regular May filing period, and candidates came forward for some of the positions. All positions are...

 

Ribbon cutting at Vanwinkle Espresso

Linnie Vanwinkle celebrated the grand opening of her coffee shop, Vanwinkle Espresso, with a ribbon cutting last Thursday. There was live music, a drawing for a gift basket, and specials all day....

 

Art in the Park set for August 19

Art in the Park has been invited to be held in conjunction with Squirrel Fest this year. The event will be held in the Longview Civic Circle, directly across from the Historic Monticello Hotel, on August 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The streets around...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, June 23, at Puget Island Farmers Market, open mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On Saturday, June 24, at River Mile 38 Julie Dalen...

 

Premera will offer health plans in Grays Harbor

On June 19, the Office of the Insurer Commissioner (OIC) announced that Premera Blue Cross has decided to continue offering individual health plans in Grays Harbor County in 2018. The plans will be offered through the Health Benefit Exchange, where...

 

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