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Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2016

Early rain doesn't dampen Bald Eagle Day spirits

The morning rain cleared just in time for the 2016 Bald Eagle Day parade but it may have been enough to keep some people away on Saturday. Still, a crowd held on to line the street and cheer the fire...

 

Oversize load damages I-5 bridge at Chehalis

Drivers who use Chamber Way over Interstate 5 in Lewis County will need to continue taking alternate routes for the foreseeable future. Around 11:45 a.m. today, July 22, a semi-truck hauling a pair of excavators hit the overpass, causing significant...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2016

School board adopts goals, hears sheriff

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors approved the budget for the 2016-2017 year with the general fund expected to expend $6,282,812 at their July meeting on Tuesday. There was a lot to discuss and a lot of action items, as well as two pre...

 

Council has concerns with PUD, county pacts

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council took a cautious approach to affirming agreements at their Monday meeting, acting on some issues and deferring others to next month in order to better understand the issues. First, the council affirmed an...

 

Writer replies to previous letter

To The Eagle: The letter to the editor last week (It just makes no sense) seems to me was appropriately titled. The first point I guess the writer was trying to make is White Americans are more important to the media than people of color. Her proof w...

 

Judge offers correction

To The Eagle: A recent article in your newspaper quoted one of our county commissioners as saying “Money from citations all goes to the state. There’s no county share.” The above statement is in error. While District Court should not be looked...

 

We need to change course of events

To the Eagle: Sometimes a window of opportunity opens that could change the course of events. When an old way of doing things no longer seems to be working and nothing desirable arises to take its place, it is time for a big change - often in...

 

Let's reach 40 units this time

To The Eagle: It is time again for our local Wahkiakum County American Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 549 SR 409, Puget Island, on Tuesday, August 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. I want to express my gratitude to all...

 

Commissioner thanks lawmakers

To The Eagle: I would like to start by personally thanking our state lawmakers; Senator Dean Takko, Representatives Brian Blake, JD Rossetti and Ed Orcutt for their steadfast support and representation of the citizens of Wahkiakum County. Their work...

 

Correction/Clarification

In last week's article about a proposal to seek voter approval of a special levy to supplement the county's criminal justice/public safety funding, The Eagle reported statements by officials stating that the county no longer retains a portion of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2016

Teresa Purcell seeks District 19 position

Teresa Purcell, who is challenging JD Rossetti to represent the 19th District in the state legislature, was in town recently and stopped by The Eagle to talk before heading over to the Puget Island Farmer's Market. Despite the rain she considered...

 

Volunteers sought for disaster drill

Wahkiakum County's Department of Emergency Management is looking for volunteers willing to play victims and other roles in a day long drill next month. Department Director Beau Renfro said the event would be a mass casualty incident emergency...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 21, 2016

Officials plan start of flood control zone districts

They say the devil is in the details, and for Wahkiakum County's efforts to address erosion issues at Cape Horn and Puget Island, that's proving to be very true. County officials are working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to set up a...

 

Fair animals must be entered July 22

COOLER--This week began with some clouds but no rain, and Monday wound up much nicer than they said it was going to be as we even managed to get the lawn mowed before noon when the heavier cloud cover came in! By the time you read this, we're suppose...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, ambulance...

 

Bald Eagle Parade winners

Grand Prize — Olsen Logging. Winners in the Antique Car Division 1.1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona owned by the late Don Greenlund and driven by Gill Lescarbeau and Anne Torget. 2. 1929 Ford Model A owned by Lemmie and Wanda Rockford. 3. 1988...

 

Phyllis Wika

Phyllis Ann Foster Wika, 86, a resident of Pinole, California passed away Tuesday, July 12th , 2016, at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, California. Phyllis was born in Astoria, Oregon July 5,...

 

Doumit graduated

Julian Phillip Doumit of Cathlamet recently graduated from Central Washington University, cum laude, with a bachelor of arts degree in Economics, and a minor in finance. He is the son of Chris and Julieann Doumit of Cathlamet....

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, July 22, Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Bring your acoustic instrument and entertain. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, July 23 at River...

 

Celebrate National Night Out on August 2

Wahkiakum residents are invited to join the county sheriff's in celebrating National Night Out on August 2. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make...

 

Free legal clinic set for July 22

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday July 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

King's Heralds concert is set for August 3

The internationally acclaimed King’s Heralds quartet will perform a concert on August 3, 7 p.m., at the Cathlamet Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3 Fern Hill Rd. The public is welcome to attend. The inter-denominational group has toured the United...

 

Water at LCC safe for consumption

In an effort to provide for the safety and well-being of students, employees and visitors, Lower Columbia College (LCC) contracted with ALS (Australian Laboratory Systems) to test for potential lead concentration in water sources on campus. Samples...

 

Federal agencies seek comment on fisheries plan

From The Columbia Basin Bulletin With the current 10-year federal court agreement – U.S. v. Oregon-- that guides Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead harvest set to expire next year, federal agencies have announced their intention to prepare...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2016

PUD, customer clear up misunderstanding

An angry Puget Island customer shared his displeasure about what he perceived to be double standards at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. The customer, Skip Nortrup, had received a verbal bid of $600 to provide service at...

 

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