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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 24, 2017

Council hears proposal to revise SR 4 traffic pattern

Will SR 4 someday have a "dogbone" between the intersections at Main and Columbia streets? The answer, of course, is if local entities can come up with the money. Paul Lacey, Wahkiakum County engineer, brought the idea to the monthly meeting of the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 24, 2017

The eclipse

With clear skies overhead, Wahkiakum County residents were able to take in the solar eclipse that traveled across the county on Monday. Wahkiakum was not in the path of total eclipse, so a bit of the...

 

Free health clinics for low income county residents

Community Health Partners provides free medical, dental, and vision clinics for uninsured people in Washington and Oregon, and according to Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron, they want to make sure their services reach...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 24, 2017

At the fair

The 109th Annual Wahkiakum County Fair took place last weekend. Members of the Wahkiakum County Fair Court compete by raising money for the fair. This year, the difference in the amount of money...

 

3rd Widows and Warriors salmon derby is next week

The third annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby returns next Wednesday and Thursday, with a new twist--more time on the river. In years past, participants got to go fishing for a few hours on one day. Now they go out for two. More than 50...

 

Grade school dedication was held August 19

NICE--This past weekend's weather was great, and other than a chance of sprinkles one day this week, we are still going to be basking in the sunshine they say, so I hope you're all enjoying this...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 24, 2017

Commissioner gets surprise from DNR

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Dan Cothren reported Tuesday having a shock during a timberlands tour last Thursday sponsored by state Department of Natural Resources. Commissioner of Public Lands Hillary Franz, some members of the state Board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 24, 2017

Commissioners make reports on issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday heard reports on several issues that they've been facing. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported the county and US Army Corps of Engineers have reached agreement on a new memorandum of agreement regarding a...

 

County bus system adding new routes

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services secured a new grant that will allow them to expand local bus service, beginning in mid-September or early October. For the first time, Wahkiakum on the Move, which already provides bus service to Naselle...

 

Middle school chess: The rest of the story

(Editor: Because of an editing error, a large portion of a story about middle school chess activities was left out of last week's edition. Here's the finish.) Middle school chess players in Cathlamet...

 

Elochoman marina to receive non-motorized boat assessment

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (Estuary Partnership), Wahkiakum Port District 1, and Columbia River Kayaking are spearheading a project at the Elochoman Slough Marina to investigate opportunities to improve non-motorized boat access. The...

 

Acoustic concert series continues

Acoustic concert series continues Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced the latest acoustic concert in their ongoing series. This time it’s a triple header with Darryl Worley, Bryan White and song writer Matt Kennon on Wednesday, September...

 

Coming Events at the Community Center in Cathlamet

It has been a busy last couple of weeks here in Wahkiakum County. I thought I would remind folks of the events happening this week here at the Community Center. We are continuing our Free Book Exchange, so if you have any books you would like to...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 24, 2017

Sheriff's Report, August 24, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 14 — 12:53 p.m. Following advice from a bank, a Rosburg resident reported receiving a large, fraudulent...

 

WSU Workshop: Growing Garlic

On September 23 at 9:00 a.m., Master Gardener Billie Bevers will discuss how to raise garlic. Bevers will demonstrate how and when to plant, what to plant and why, how to care for and harvest garlic. This free class will be held at the Cowlitz...

 

Canning lid testing available

Canning season is here as an abundance of food is being harvested. Canner lids may be tested, Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., (August 15 – September 19) for $4.00 at the WSU Extension office located at 1946 Third Avenue, Longview. For questions,...

 

Entertainment News: Flamenco at the market

On Friday, August 25 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Rick Nelson, flamenco guitar from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785....

 

A lot of untruths are floating around

To The Eagle: We have an awesome community here in the outback of Wahkiakum County, able to stand up to political giants. A lot of the outback success has a lot to do with our support of each other, including packing community halls; also our county...

 

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion

To The Eagle: Thought I'd take time off from my day job here at PIPI (Puget Island Prevarications Inc.) to respond to the Bouchard expository epistle in last week's Eagle. As Ronaldus Magnus said to Jimmy Carter in their 1980 debate, "There you go...

 

This good community is full of hope

To The Eagle: We have a good community, and it takes a lot of hard work from everyone. When Ryan and I moved to Cathlamet three years ago, we noticed the element of community right away and fell in love. We have received so much support and made...

 

What love does: One family's story

To The Eagle: As military veteran, public servant, just living in America, I have happened to notice that we are a nation of assimilation! I may not like a neighbor, but I will defend their right to free speech. And expect patriotism. Change starts...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce September 2 Oktoberfest--Cathlamet: River Mile 38 Brewery, 360 355-4662 8 Flea Market 9-3 p.m., Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty Dursteler– 360 795-3480 9 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction; Skamokawa Grange,...

 

Contact Your Elected Officials

Senator Patty Murray 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224--2621 Senator Maria Cantwell 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224--3441 Rep. Jaime Herra--Buetler 1107 Longworth HOB...

 

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