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Articles from the June 29, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 29, 2017

Commissioners get, give an earful on SMP

Critics of Wahkiakum County's proposed update of the Wahkiakum County shoreline management program (SMP) had their chance Tuesday to voice objections to the county board of commissioners. In a public...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 29, 2017

PUD not interested in water system merge

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners gathered for a regular meeting on June 20 and listened to reports and fielded questions from a local business owner about the town’s water and sewer system. Laurel Waller, owner of the Hotel...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 29, 2017

School board busy with art, personnel

Before moving on to other matters, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard a request for a future display of student art at the school entrance along SR 4. Sue Garn, the art teacher at...

 

County officials will implement a burn ban

Effective at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 7, officials from Wahkiakum County will enact a ban on all outdoor burning. As of July 7, 2017, all land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning is banned until further notice. This burn ban does not...

 

Verbal dueling of neighbors continues

To The Eagle: You can tell that Howard Brawn is back in town. He's barely got his dogs back into their kennel and he's already poking holes in my little shibboleths with that sharp pen of his. Some neighbor. I'd never sneak onto his property and...

 

We may yet make America great

To The Eagle, I wait patiently for our weekly source of local news but mostly for the opinion section with the ongoing battle of wits, although some seem to be a bit short of the requisite wits. One frequent writer seems to be articulate and...

 

Hiring town manager is a bad idea

To The Eagle: Doing more with less is a constant in local government. Only when that option is exhausted should doing more with more be considered. In Cathlamet’s case, the proposal to hire a town manager seems ill-conceived and potentially...

 

Pioneer Community Center plans grand reopening

To The Eagle: Before Cathlamet, our community was known as Birnie’s Retreat. James Birnie, a Scotch fur trader working for the Hudson Bay Company, is credited with landing his canoes on our shore in 1846. He didn’t come alone. Accompanying him...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 29, 2017

State VFW honors local vet Bob Roche

Cathlamet resident Bob Roche was named Veteran of the Year at the Washington State Veterans of Foreign Wars convention on Friday in Olympia. The honor was a complete surprise to Roche and his wife...

 

Museum now open on Saturdays and Sundays

HEAT WAS ON!--The forecasters were right when they said it was going to be a warm one this past weekend, as it was plenty hot out here in West Valley! The cloud cover and cooler temps on Monday made for a much more comfortable and welcomed relief...

 

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. Community Library & Computer...

 

Redmen Hall needs painting

A Go Fund Me Account has been established by the Friends of Skamokawa for the River Life Interpretive Center at Central School/Redmen Hall in Skamokawa. First established in 1894 as a two-story schoolhouse, it served as a school from 1894-1927 and...

 

Community mourns loss of sudden passing

I hope everyone made it through that heat wave Mother Nature threw at us last weekend. It was not what I like. With the dry weather predicted for the next few days, please think carefully and plan for safety if you are having fireworks for the 4th....

 

Stella Museum season opening: Kids Day

The Stella Historical Society announces the opening day of its 2017 museum season on Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening day will feature a special Kids Day with a variety of pioneer games. Some of the games will be hop scotch, checkers,...

 

LCC Continuing Education courses to begin

Registration is open for Summer quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Classes range from Oregon Gardens to Camp Crime Scene, Safe Sitter, Art journal, Recycled Art, College of Collage, Writer’s Creative Mind Studio,...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 29, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 19 — 10:11 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a trespasser had vandalized a vehicle parked...

 

At the hall

Right: There were pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs at the Norse Hall for the annual Puget Island Garage and Yard Sale. The coleslaw got rave reviews. Below left: Treasures came in all shapes and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 29, 2017

Nutrition program works for women and children

With the new administration in Washington D.C., there are concerns that federal funds for low income programs may be cut. “With all these proposals, we are still doing business as usual,” Sue Cameron, Director of Health and Human Services in...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

This Friday Night’s movie is an animated film for youth and it begins at 7:00 p.m. Free Popcorn! Our Book Exchange will be extended. Come on in and pick up a free book! We are gearing up for Bald Eagle Days and happy to report what will be happenin...

 

Ronda Rose

Ronda Lynn (Brown) Rose died June 14 in Reno, Nev. She was born January 26, 1951 to Ann and Earl Brown at Cowlitz General Hospital in Longview. They lived at Crown Zellerbach family camp at the time. After graduating from Wahkiakum High School in...

 

WHS announces honor roll

The Wahkiakum High School second semester honor roll for the 2016-17 school year has been announced. The following students earned a 4.0 grade point average: Makenzie Anderson, Morgan Bashore, Kayla Bowcutt, Sydney Hansen and Ellie Leitz. 9th grade:...

 

Kennedi LaBerge named to OSU Honor Roll list

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring term have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 1,245 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 4,086 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the...

 

Kathryn Brann named to SNHU's President's List

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates Kathryn Brann of Naselle on being named to the spring 2017 President's List. Eligibility for the President's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of...

 

Registration open for Bald Eagle Run/Walk

Registration is now open for the 2017 Bald Eagle Run/Walk Challenge. This event has something for everyone – a 10k run, a 5k run, and a 2 mile walk or run. Meet in front of Cathlamet Pharmacy at 8:30 a.m., to register and check-in. The runs and...

 

Four local HAMs passed test

On June 22 four local citizens passed their Amateur Radio operating license tests: Stewart Feil, Pat Conrad, Ron Seaberg and Lynette Wright. They are eagerly awaiting their callsigns from the Federal Communication Commission so they can begin...

 

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