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Articles from the July 13, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 13, 2017

Dredging manager explains the process

Why has it taken so long to set up beach nourishment projects at Cape Horn and on Puget Island? Mike Ott, the Columbia district project manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, attempted to answer...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Retiring principal looks back on rewarding career

Theresa Libby has been going to school for 50 years. When she makes plans, she has to consider her schedule. Everything has to work into summer vacation, spring break, or Christmas break. That's all...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

Ready or not, parade, street fair, fireworks are here this weekend

Paige Lake, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director is still excited about the coming weekend's Bald Eagle Days festivities. Last week she was making chalk for the 10th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

PUD discusses possible survey for water merger

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and approved a new credit card purchasing policy at their meeting July 5. They also discussed the possibility of conducting a poll to ascertain the public’s interest in a merger of...

 

Judge Faubion is set to retire

To The Eagle: Thirty-eight years ago last April I was appointed by the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners as Wahkiakum District Court Judge. I have been elected and reelected in each election since then by the voters in the county. As a young...

 

Summer Lunches team is grateful

To The Eagle: To the supportive and generous people of Wahkiakum County, On behalf of our whole Summer Lunches team, I would like to say thank you! We are so grateful for the overwhelming support shown for our Summer Lunches program. We have started...

 

Writer enjoys reading other's opinions

To the Eagle, First, thank you Howard Brawn for welcoming me to the fray, such as it is. Also thanks to Rick Nelson for allowing the opinions from all view points into print with his hebdomadal presentation. After noticing two other frequent writers...

 

Obamacare also contrived in darkness

To the Eagle: I know how much our local editor loves to run any articles available from other sources, (AP or other Trump bashers) but last week’s AP piece regarding GOP health law was done in the dark, conveniently left out how Obamacare was...

 

Citizen adds content and context to PUD story

To The Eagle: I would like to provide some missing content and context to the 6/29/17 article entitled “PUD not interested in water system merge.” I attended the PUD meeting because I had heard differing accounts of a study conducted regarding...

 

Writer gives thanks

To The Eagle: I try to get out and walk some part of Puget Island four or five times a week for exercise. Monday, while out on SR 409, someone in an older Chevy pick-up stopped to offer me a ride into town. I was immediately taken back to the days...

 

That just isn't true

To The Eagle: What I said in in my letter two months ago was that I am sick and tired of the whining from the superannuated fogies in our country (and county) who can't accept (boohoo) the results of our national election. What Reagan said was true:...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 13, 2017

Veto override may lead to capital budget approval

The passage of a state capital budget may lie in the legislature overriding Governor Jay Inslee's veto of a tax break in the overall state budget, Senator Dean Takko (D-Dist. 19) said Tuesday. The vetoed section of the new budget would have given...

 

Wahkiakum Events

July 14 Tsuga Gallery Anniversary & Kick-Off Of Bald Eagle Days, Tsuga Gallery; Nell Coulson 360 849-4116 14-15 Bald Eagle Days; Community Festival Cathlamet: Main Street;Wahkiakum Chamber – 360 795-9996 15 Kiwanis Club Breakfast; Cathlamet:...

 

Bald Eagle Days are this weekend in Cathlamet

DRY SPELL--Last Friday was the beginning of the burn ban for our area, and with all this dry weather we've been having, and blazes all over the western states, it's definitely not the time to be lighting a fire to burn any brush. As we head into...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., Cathlamet, 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

Make your donations of food or cash to the pantry

It’s definitely summer. The hay fields are full of activity, and I am missing the rain. My house has been filled with family for nearly two months, and it looks like that will change by the time this paper is published. Back to quiet times again,...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Center is getting ready for the annual Community Potluck. We welcome everyone to come and join us on Sunday July 23, from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Serving will start at 12:30 p.m. and continue to 4:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 13, 2017

County closing Covered Bridge Road for repairs

At the July 5 Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, commissioners listened to concerns from Puget Island residents about inland sand disposal on Puget Island and conducted business as usual. A bid in the amount of $28,976.91 from...

 

FOS to sponsor new exhibit

The Friends of Skamokawa will sponsor a summer exhibit called ‘For the Love of the River.' They asked the artists of Wahkiakum County to make something expressing their views of the Lower Columbia Basin. There are photographs, sculptures, poetry,...

 

New Washington distracted driving law starts July 23

Are you ready to be “hands-free” while driving in Washington? In just a few weeks, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties will go into effect in Washington state. As a driver, it’s important to know what the new law prohibits...

 

Summer lunch now serving meals

Volunteers are serving meals for the Wahkiakum Summer Lunch program Mondays thru Thursdays at noon in the J.A. Wendt Multipurpose room until August 16. The program started on July 5, and volunteers...

 

Tsuga Gallery celebrates 6th anniversary

This Friday night, July 14, Tsuga Gallery will celebrate its sixth anniversary of opening. There will be a reception at the Gallery, starting at 5 p.m. The reception is also the kickoff for Bald...

 

Snap Circuits electronic discovery kits available at Cathlamet Library

Children can learn about electronics while exploring Snap Circuit kits at the Cathlamet Public Library. These exciting, hands-on project kits introduce kids to electric circuits, and are recommended for budding inventors eight years old and older....

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, July 14, at Puget Island Farmers Market, Austin and Emlen: Blues, Folk and American Roots, will perform 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....

 

Shirley W. Pratt

Shirley passed away June 28, 2017 in Colfax, WA. She was born May 25, 1930 to Otis and Mildred (Lupro) Wright in Eugene, OR. Preceded in death by her parents, one sister Betty Lou Hall, her husband...

 

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