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Articles from the October 22, 2015 edition

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Hiker covers entire Pacific Crest Trail

Nichole Olsen spent her summer hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. She traveled some 2,650 miles on foot, walking as few as 15 miles a day and as many as 30. Most days she hiked 22-2...

 

Election 2015--Brett Deaton, Gary Quigley seek port commission seat

After a bit of encouragement, Brett Deaton decided to challenge long time friend Gary Quigley for his seat on the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners in this year's election. Deaton is a...

 

Election 2015--Brett Deaton, Gary Quigley seek port commission seat

Invested in his work at Wahkiakum County Port 1, Commissioner Gary Quigley has found himself in a contested race for the position and admits that he isn't ready to let go. "The port has so many...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 22, 2015

East Sunny Sands split over beach nourishment

In their quest to enable nourishment of eroding Puget Island beach front property, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday found themselves caught between people who want sand on their property and those who don't. The opposing comments came as com...

 

PUD to hike all rates by 5 percent

Commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD voted 2-1 to raise water and electricity rates 5 percent at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioners Bob Jungers and Gene Healy voted for the increase; Commissioner Dennis Reid voted against. “It was important to me to...

 

School board acts on tech needs

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors voted to accept a bid from Felton’s Heating and Cooling for the purchase of a cooling system for the main server room at the high school, and then heard about changes in security and technology aroun...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 22, 2015

Town begins 2016 budget work

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council gave first approval of their proposed 2016 budget on Monday. By law, the council will hold three readings of the budget to give it final approval. The first came Monday; subsequent readings will come at the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 22, 2015

Citizen asks Port to clean up its land

Port District No. 2 may be doing a variety of cleaning and improvements around the boat launch at Skamokawa Vista Park. Port commissioners have been considering how they could improve boat launching facilities at the park. The current ramp is short a...

 

River traffic

A gillnet boat cruised through the sunset lit waters of the Columbia off Cathlamet this week. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 22, 2015

Disaster preparedness: test done, classes ahead

TEST OF THE EMERGENCY COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM I would like to start by thanking our community for taking part in the annual countywide test of the Emergency Community Notification System(ECNS). I initiated the system Monday evening with great s...

 

Crafts bazaar Saturday at Methodist Church

DAMP WEEKEND--Temperatures are finally cooling off this week and it seems more like Fall after some record breaking heat last week in some parts of the Northwest, as Portland was seeing temps in the 80s. Fortunately, we were cooler than that, and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m....

 

Holiday events set at Johnson Park

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Thursday, high school volleyball at Wishkah at 7 p.m. and high school football with WSD in Naselle at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, high school volleyball at Taholah at 5:45 p.m....

 

Students can sign up to host Red Cross blood drives and become eligible for scholarships

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on October 20th. In personnel business, Karl Johnson was hired as the drama director. Two policies were adopted by the board: one addressing complaints...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 22, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 12 — 12:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with abdominal pain. 1:35 p.m. A...

 

Americorps volunteer staffing center

Thanks to a recent Americorps posting at the Cathlamet Community Center, the center will be manned and have regular hours. This is Cheryl Kingston's first year of service for Americorps. The St....

 

Dennis W. Havens

Longtime Cathlamet resident Dennis W. Havens passed away on October 13, 2015 in Cathlamet, WA. He was born April 27, 1949 to Lillian (Petersen) Havens and David H. Havens, in Longview, WA. Dennis was a lifelong commercial fisherman on the Columbia Ri...

 

Star program to begin

Anyone needing assistance with providing Christmas presents for their children up through the age of 17 may contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This year the Star Program is using an application process to...

 

File of Life packets available

The File of Life emergency information packets are available at Elder Options for seniors and persons with medical conditions. Hospitals, EMTs, police, sheriffs and fire departments endorse this life saving packet. The File of Life is a medical file...

 

Free caregiver classes offered

The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington will hold Powerful Tools for Caregivers, designed for family members caring for a loved one at home. The six-week class series is open to spouses, partners, adult children and friends...

 

Free computer class offered

Goodwill Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County is offering a free basic computers class at the Cathlamet Community Center on Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The class will cover the basics of Windows, Word, Email and Internet search,...

 

WSU Leadership Academy classes offered January-June

WSU Leadership Academy is a community leadership program designed to help people engage and inspire others. Topics include influencing public policy, media relations, economic development, fundraising, meeting facilitation, conflict management, and...

 

Mallards in Birnie Creek

A flock of mallards cruised the mouth of Birnie Creek in Cathlamet. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Chum restoration project showing good returns

A chum salmon reintroduction project has quietly and successfully moved beyond its fifth year in the Columbia River between Astoria and Clatskanie. Once one of the most abundant of salmon species in the Columbia River, chum salmon made up as much as...

 

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