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Articles from the September 11, 2014 edition

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On the seining grounds

A beach seining crew and Fish and Wildlife observer conducted a pilot beach seine fishery last Wednesday on Ohrberg's Beach, Puget Island. Hans Eykel, who contributed these photos, said the crew...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    September 11, 2014

County to receive compensation for murrelet habitat

The state Board of Natural Resources on September 2 authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer about 66 acres of forestland, managed for the benefit of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, into conservation status....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 11, 2014

Town's timber harvest producing revenue

The Town of Cathlamet will add over $100,000 to its revenues this year with the harvest of timber. In 2013, with timber prices at high levels, the town contracted with forester Bill Olsen to harvest 93 acres in three units of town timberland on Bradl...

 

District readies grandstand repair

Bids are in to fix the decaying grandstand at Wahkiakum High School, and on Tuesday at a special meeting of the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, Tim Hanigan, Shawn Merz and Michelle Budd voted to set a cap for repairs at $20,000, thus...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 11, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 1--3:31 p.m. A caller reported seeing an erratically driven vehicle heading west on SR 4 in the Elochom...

 

Sheriff's dedication is appreciated

To The Eagle: We would like to thank Sheriff Mark Howie, Under-Sheriff Steve Marshall, Deputy Beau Renfro, and Mark’s wife, Deb Howie for their participation in our “National Night Out” get-together. It’s so nice to have a sheriff that gets...

 

Islander urges support for candidate Brady

Islander urges support for candidate Brady To The Eagle: Blair Brady was beginning his first term as Wahkiakum County Commissioner of District #3 just as my husband and I retired to Wahkiakum County in 2006. Blair made the transition from a newly...

 

Sheriff's Corner

This summer turned out to be a pretty safe one as far as crime is concerned. One particular con that cropped up again however was “theft by fraud” through persons acting as contractors promising services that were not rendered or completed. We...

 

On the Refuge

Counting wildlife may seem simple, but it can be one of the more difficult things that wildlife managers do. Simply counting what you see can be misleading, as animals can be missed, important areas...

 

First fishing frenzy derby deemed a great success

The first Fall Fishing Frenzy Salmon Derby was organized this year by a group of citizens who are concerned about the youth in our community and wanted to do something to help. The salmon derby began...

 

Brandi Thomas

Brandi Rachelle (Knowles) Thomas, 37, of Longview, Wa. passed away Friday, Sept 5th, 2014 at St. Johns Medical Center. Brandi was born on May 8th, 1977 to Jerry and Jonnie (Lawson)Knowles of...

 

Death Notice for Norman Elmer Anderson

Lifelong Rosburg resident Norman Elmer Anderson, 98, died in Forks, Wash., Aug. 23, 2014, a mere four days short of his 99th birthday. A graveside service with full military honors is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Rosburg Cemetery. A reception will...

 

Engagement/wedding announced

Dean and Linda Seaberg, of Puget Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Nichole Seaberg, to Nolan James Beedle, both of Cle Elum. He is the son of Calvin and Lynn Beedle, also of...

 

Final lure coursing event this weekend on Island

The final open Coursing Ability Test (C.A.T.) lure coursing event of the 2014 season will take place this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The competition on...

 

Wine tasting and auction Saturday

SURVIVAL MODE--How did you handle the heat wave last weekend? If you were outside, I hope you slathered up in sun screen and didn't stay out there too long, as it was hot, hot, hot! It was 92 in the shade at our house and time to kick on the AC and...

 

The Eagle Calendar, September 11-September 18, 2014

THURSDAY District No. 4 Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire District, No. 3 Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire training, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 

Naselle resident raises bridge/flooding issues

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Friday, the 12th-football at Rockaway at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, the 16th-volleyball at Kelso at 5:45 p.m.; Thursday, the 18th-volleyball at Quinault at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets!...

 

Wine tasting, auction to be held this Saturday

Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall would like to give a final reminder that their yearly fund raiser/party- the wine tasting/auction event “A Cornucopia of Wines” will be held this Saturday at the Skamokawa Grange at 18 Fairgrounds Road in...

 

Annual Columbia River Country Days to benefit Wahkiakum 4-H

Annual Columbia River Country Days to benefit Wahkiakum 4-H Friends of Extension and Wahkiakum 4-H present the seventh annual Columbia River Country Days on October 3 and 4, 2014. Featured this year are events at the Puget Island Farmers Market on...

 

Living Well in Our Region

Chris Hulings, Information and Assistance Specialist, for Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, has provided the following about her role in Wahkiakum County. “I have an office space at Wahkiakum Health and Human Services...

 

Taxable sales increase 4.9% for first quarter

The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014, recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion. The...

 

Vaux's Swifts in Rainier

Join the WHAS swift counting crew on Saturday, September 13, to get a one-hour encounter with the southbound migration of Vaux's Swifts as they pour into the chimney of the Carpet One building in Rainier around sunset. The birds will roost there for...

 

Dan Bigelow seeks re-election as prosecutor

With nearly two terms of prosecuting attorney under his belt, the lone candidate and incumbent, Dan Bigelow, is ready for another four years in the office. Bigelow went to high school in Lacey,...

 

Mule volleyball action starts tonight

Play begins for the Wahkiakum Mule volleyball team tonight (Thursday) with a non-league match at home against South Bend. The team has been preparing the last few weeks and things are starting to come together. Coach Kayli Hurley is focused on her...

 

Mules trample Toutle Lake, take on No. 2 Tigers Friday

The Wahkiakum Mule football team overpowered the visiting Toutle Lake Ducks to claim a 36-6 season opening Central League football game last Friday. The game opened with fireworks from both sides....

 

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