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Articles from the September 7, 2017 edition

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Widows and Warriors derby creates a lot of joy

The water was rough on a warm and windy Wednesday and didn't make for good fishing, but the participants in the third annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby were still smiling that evening at the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners: Reduce SR 4 speed, but no roundabouts

While county officials agree they'd like to see lower speeds on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area, they don't want to use traffic circles to accomplish that end. County Engineer Paul Lacy on Tuesday asked commissioners if they'd like to include in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

Commissioners leery of property acquisition

With their members aging and dwindling, the congregation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ this spring started looking for an organization to take over ownership and operation of their building. They ended up agreeing by an 8-0 vote to offer...

 

Pete Seeger tribute set for Sept. 30

To The Eagle: As a kid growing up in the 50’s/60’s I listened to music on my transistor radio. A lot of music. Those two decades brought us an eclectic assortment of songs and songwriters. Who can forget Purple People Eater, Wake Up Little Susie,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County urged to study elk hoof rot disease

Should Wahkiakum County's heath department investigate the cause of elk hoof rot disease? Dr. Boone Mora, a Skamokawa resident and a retired public health officer, thinks so. On Tuesday, he met with the county board of commissioners, who also serve...

 

PUD commission hears of notification problems

A customer made a request, reports were given, and several items were discussed and approved at Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting. A PUD customer who was having financial difficulties approached the commissioners abou...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce September 8 Flea Market 9-3 p.m., Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty Dursteler– 360 795-3480 9 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction; Skamokawa Grange, Friends Of Skamokawa– 360 795-3007 9 Flames, Pipes & Chrome Show,...

 

Flea market on Saturday at Wahkiakum Fairgrounds

HOT!--I don't know about you, but if the rain shows up during the latter part of this week like they are forecasting, I will be very relieved, as these high temperatures have just been miserable for a lot of folks without AC and it makes working...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Memorial for Pat Potter set for September 13

It looks like Mother Nature must be mad at something or everything. Unprecedented hurricanes, flooding and fire all over the country is affecting so many people. My prayers go out to the families who are being affected by these catastrophes. Prayers...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 7, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 28 — 6:38 a.m. A Grays River resident reported that an alarm had been activated at her home. 7:19 a.m....

 

Group rekindles WWII era

The group Sentimental Journey will perform Sunday at Rosburg Hall, 6:30 p.m. A special invitation goes out to all veterans and current military personnel. There is no charge to attend. The performance is co-sponsored by American Legion 0111 (Deep...

 

New consumption advice for Hanford Reach fish

The Washington State Department of Health recently added the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from McNary Dam to the I-90 bridge near Vantage to its growing list of waterways with fish consumption advisories. After testing levels of mercury...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, September 8 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, September 9 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., David...

 

Randy Collver

Randy Collver, 69, of Grays River, died August 24, 2017 at the Longview Hospice. He was born June 28, 1948 in Portland Oregon. He is survived by his wife Mona, his two sons and two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, two stepsons and a...

 

Memorial Service for Pat Potter

A Memorial Potluck Luncheon for Pat Potter will be held Sept. 13 at the Valley Bible Church, 4723 SR-4, Rosburg. Socializing starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch around noon. She died June 25, 2017....

 

Art festival to feature poetry, painting, music and more

Tsuga Gallery of Cathlamet has announced its first-ever Cathlamet art festival lineup. The festival, named A River of Art, will take place on September 15 and 16 in a variety of venues in Cathlamet. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will...

 

Mules edge Comets to claim KM Trophy

The Wahkiakum Mule football team journeyed to Naselle last Friday with one goal in mind: To return to Cathlamet with the KM Trophy, the grand prize when the Mules and Naselle Comets meet. The Comets...

 

Lady Mules beat Jills in opener

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team traveled to Longview on Tuesday night to face R.A. Long, a 2A school, in their season opening volleyball match. They came from behind to beat the Lumberjills in...

 

September brings early hunting seasons, new fishing opportunities

Hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year. Salmon fisheries are also underway in the Columbia River, Puget Sound and other waters, and anglers are still reeling in trout from lakes throughout Washington. September...

 

Canning lid testing available

Canning season is here as an abundance of food is being harvested. You can have your canner lid tested to be sure that your food is correctly canned. Lids can be tested, Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., through September 19 for $4.00 at the WSU...

 

Growing and cooking herbs

On September 26 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Betty Manes will demonstrate how to grow the most popular herbs that one can enjoy fresh from their own garden. No room for a garden? No problem! Container gardening with herbs can be decorative as...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 7, 2017

County faces steep costs for dredging

Wahkiakum County may well have to come up with another quarter million dollars to accomplish dredging projects to protect eroding shorelines. That's the news Commissioner Dan Cothren reported from a...

 

Smoke and falling ash in Cathlamet

Cathlamet resident Debby Goforth came down town for a cup of coffee on Tuesday and spotted the sun trying to burn through the fire smoke that had drifted into the area from the Columbia...

 

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