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Articles from the July 16, 2014 edition

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Skamokawa, small town has got it all

HOT ENOUGH?--We've had some sweltering days this past week but luckily we haven't been nearly as miserably hot as some areas nearby. It was actually quite cool as this week began. We were 15 degrees cooler than Portland most of the time and that was...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 17, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 7 – 6:27 a.m. A missing dog was found and returned to its owner. 4:06 p.m. A caller reported seeing...

 

Susan L. 'Susie' Cothren

Lifelong local resident Susan Laree Cothren, 55, of Kelso, died July 10, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Longview. She was born March 14, 1959, in Longview, and graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1977. Susie was a local waitress and...

 

Milton C. Ferguson

Milton C. Ferguson died peacefully on Friday June 11, 2014 at the age of 90. He was born on January 3, 1924 in Valsetz, Oregon to Chauncey and Laverne Ferguson. He spent his youth in the nearby town of Falls City Oregon. He enlisted in the Marine...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2014

Suspicious fire burns Altoona house

On July 9, a little before 4 a.m. Fred Cantrell was asleep in his fiancée’s home on Altoona Pillar Rock Road when he heard a loud explosion. Startled, he jumped out of bed and hurried into the kitchen. He found a wall of fire. He ran to his...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2014

Pot law conflict leads PUD to amend policies

With the inherent conflict between federal law and Washington state’s recent legalization of marijuana, the Wahkiakum PUD board of commissioners felt it would be prudent to change some of the language of some policies. On Tuesday, commissioners...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 16, 2014

Port 2 almost ready to update comp plan

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 thought they were ready to vote on an updated comprehensive park and recreation plan on Tuesday, but last minute details tabled the issue till next month. Commissioners Lori Scott, Kayrene Gilbertsen and Brian...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2014

Port 1 considering new location for espresso stand

Commissioners gathered for July’s Port District No. 1 meeting on July 10 to discuss a few items on their agenda. Christine Randall, who along with her husband Jon, is considering purchasing the building that is being vacated by Bottoms Up...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2014

Parade marshal shows love of life, sense of humor

Rolly (Roland) Armstrong has made such an impact in his 14 years as a resident of Cathlamet that he was asked to represent the community as grand marshal in Saturday’s Bald Eagle Day parade. “I have zero experience at being interviewed,” Rolly...

 

Living well in Wahkiakum

Did you know that the Longview Goodwill Work Opportunity Center has free job skills training opportunities for Wahkiakum residents? In 45 days you can earn three nationally recognized certifications for Custodial Skills training. In seven weeks you...

 

Oral histories of Nordic immigrants sought

Nordic American Voices, an oral history project, was launched by the Nordic Heritage Museum in 2009 with the mission to collect, preserve, and share the life histories of Nordic immigrants and their descendants in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2009...

 

Know risks, consequences of leaving kids in cars

Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat, but caregivers who are unaccustomed to transporting children are especially prone to forgetting. Think about the last time your routine was interrupted. Maybe you forgot something, or were...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2014

Fair princesses go to work for the fair

There are six girls vying to be Queen of the Wahkiakum County Fair this year. It may sound romantic, but there is a bit of work involved. It’s a bit like a summer job, according to Fair Manager Patty Dursteler. “The girls are responsible for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 16, 2014

County, USFWS plan joint road project

Wahkiakum County and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have agreed to work together to improve the southern end of Steamboat Slough Road. Jackie Ferrier, manager of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge Complex, proposed that the county support the federal...

 

Bald Eagle Days Schedule

Friday, July 18 2:30 p.m. Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in front of the Bank of Pacific 3 p.m., the farmer’s market on Puget Island with live music, local produce, fruit, vegetables, meats and cheeses. 5 p.m.Tsuga Art Gallery opening with live music...

 

Writer's advice: Go build something

To the Eagle: Our president dithers while the middle east burns, health care tanks, border leakage reaches crisis levels, and the economy remains anemic. The Republicans are casting about for a new Ronald Reagan to solve our problems. I personally...

 

Fire chief offers insurance information

To The Eagle: On behalf of the Cathlamet Fire Department, we would like to thank our community for entrusting us with your emergency medical services. We consider it a privilege and an honor to render care for you and your family when you are...

 

Fund started to aid house fire victim

News from Naselle: The Finnish American Folk Festival will be here before we know it. July 25th through the 27th are the dates you should set aside and make your way to Naselle for history, dancing, music and fantastic food. This event is always a...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

WOW! Only one more month until fair, I hope everyone has been getting things ready to enter at the fair. If you check out the fair book you will see we have some awesome entertainment coming to the fair this year. We have several new vendors and some...

 

Tsuga Gallery to celebrate their third anniversary

The Tsuga Gallery, 70 Main St., in Cathlamet will celebrate its third anniversary on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by Fred Carter on the guitar. This will be a kick off event for the Bald Eagle Days Festival. On Saturday from 1 to 4...

 

Patriot's Club to hold fundraiser

The members of the Patriot’s Club at Wahkiakum High School have undertaken a bold endeavor. They are trying to raise $5000 for a motorized, retractable flag to descend like a projector screen from the ceiling of the gym. In conjunction with the...

 

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