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Articles from the September 17, 2015 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 17, 2015

County public works director retires

Pete Ringen, Wahkiakum County's public works director and county engineer, came to the office Tuesday for his last day there in that position. During his time with the county, he has overseen...

 

Kim Howell finds flowers are a good crop

Little Island Farm has been an experimental ground for several kinds of farming for a little over a decade, but this year, after a bit of soul searching, Kim Howell decided to focus her love for...

 

Budget, adjustment policy occupy PUD

Discussions about the budget and the water adjustment policy continued at the Tuesday meeting of the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners. After discussion, commissioners agreed to amend the district's water adjustment policy. The policy was put in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 17, 2015

Minor problems follow the Oscar B.

Mechanics were finishing the latest repairs on Wahkiakum County's new ferry, the Oscar B, on Tuesday morning when the retirement party began for retiring Public Works Director Pete Ringen. The ferry went into service in March and since then has had...

 

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

S This is the third part of the disaster preparedness series and this week I am going to discuss the components you will need to “Build a Kit.” A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of...

 

Pinwheels for Peace project underway

To The Eagle: Imagine “Whirled Peace.” In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On September 21, 2015, The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center plans to take part in an international art and literacy...

 

When government doesn't meddle, capitalism wins

To the Eagle: To get people and goods where they need to go requires horsepower, and manufacturing horsepower always creates pollution of some sort. Back in the good ol' days the only way to make horsepower was to use real horses, which caused...

 

Port 1 commission wants to buy dredge

Commissioners and Port Manager Jackie Lea spent most of last Thursday’s Wahkiakum County Port District 1 meeting talking about the dredge they are considering for purchase and the logistics of getting it to the Elochoman Slough Marina. The dredge b...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 17, 2015

Long Beach woman seeks House seat

Long Beach resident Tiffany Turner has announced she will be a candidate to fill Rep. Dean Takko's position if he is appointed to fill a vacancy in the state Senate. Senator Brian Hatfield resigned at the beginning of this month to take a job in the...

 

Fair premium checks ready September 26

NICE WEEKEND--We had some heavy fog in the morning hours over this past weekend and part of last week, but it turned out sunny and nice, so all of those big fund raisers got to be held without getting soaked, and the huge "End of the World Rod Run"...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. 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...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on September 15. After approving minutes from the previous board meeting, payroll and accounts payable expenses, several items of business were addressed....

 

Dinner is a success; more on the way

News from Naselle: Naselle Comets are doing well in the early football and volleyball season. You make us proud. Sports calendar for the coming week: Thursday (today), high school volleyball at Ocosta at 5:45 p.m.; Friday, high school football with S...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 17, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 7 — 1:36 p.m. A deputy intervened in an argument when an individual tried to dump her trash in the...

 

Mule cheer team builds on skills

Two more students tried out for the Wahkiakum Cheer team last week, bringing their number up to 11 this year. Coach Katie Brenner is thrilled. "We have almost as many as the football team," she exclai...

 

Wahkiakum Robotics Club opens

On Monday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m, Wahkiakum 4-H and Wahkiakum School District will jointly open their doors for an after-school robotics club with a parent and student informational meeting in the Tech Ed. Room at Wahkiakum High School. They...

 

Free job fair set for September 24

Persons looking for work may find a job at the Job Fair Thursday, September 24, at the Youth and Family Link building, 907 Douglas St., Longview, from 3-5 p.m. It’s free to meet with local businesses that are looking for help and ready to hire....

 

Journey & Foreigner tribute concert at Columbia Theatre Saturday

A Journey and Foreigner tribute concert will be held Saturday, September 19, at 8 p.m., at the Columbia Theatre in Longview. Stone in Love performs faithful renditions of the classic hits of Journey. Widely considered as one of the top tributes in...

 

Herrera Beutler announces mobile office schedule

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced her Mobile Office Hours for residents of Cowlitz County for the remainder of 2015. Residents of Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District will be able to meet with staff from Herrera...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, September 18, Skamokawa Swamp Opera will perform on the Up-Beet Stage at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., from 3-6 p.m. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, September 19, Dale and Sylvia Costich...

 

Puget Island wildlife

A white-tail fawn rests on Puget Island. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Alzheimer's Association educates public with town hall meetings

Community members can learn how people affected by Alzheimer’s will be helped by a State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s which will be given to State Legislature in January 2016. The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter will host 11 tow...

 

WDFW seeks comments on razor clam season; marine toxins cast uncertainty

State shellfish managers are seeking public input on management options for the 2015-16 razor clam season, although the season is on hold until marine toxins drop to safe levels. Levels of domoic acid in razor clams have declined over the summer but...

 

Master beekeepers workshops offered

Starting on October 8, a four week workshop will be provided on beekeeping. The workshop will introduce beekeeping to novice beekeepers and provide a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists. The class will be held on October 8,...

 

Quilt show to be held first weekend in October

The Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild “Quilts for All Seasons Show” on Fri., Oct 2, and Sat., Oct. 3 will be held at the Youth and Family Links Building, 907 Douglas St., Longview. The Quilt Show showcases dozens of bright pink breast cancer quilts...

 

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