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Articles from the October 26, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Commissioners, public chafe with process for dredge deposits

The slow pace of setting up beach nourishment projects continues to trouble Wahkiakum County officials and residents of eroding shorelines. County officials and engineering consultants from the firm...

 

School board hears initial presentation for bond, levy

Kirk Pawlowski, from the ESD 112 Construction Services Group attended the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting and gave a presentation on what Superintendent Bob Garrett described as a preliminary discussion on a topic related to a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Commissioners okay funds for solid waste

Despite funding being tied up in a legislative dispute, Wahkiakum County's solid waste recycling program will continue. The board of county commissioners voted Tuesday to transfer money into the solid waste budget for the rest of 2017 and the first t...

 

Bridge construction process proceeds

A vehicle passes over the beat up deck of the Puget Island bridge. The Washington Department of Transportation expects contractors will begin work to replace the deck and paint the bridge next year....

 

Burnham will do a great job

To The Eagle: I am writing this letter to endorse Jean Burnham for Position #5 of the Cathlamet Town Council. I met Jean nearly four years ago and we have become friends. She is smart, dependable and hard working. I believe she would do a great job...

 

Debate should be based on facts

To The Eagle: In response to his letter of last week, it would appear that Mr. Schreiber wants to take me to the woodshed. If so, it would be nice if he presented fact rather than innuendo. At no time did I suggest that the second amendment be...

 

Everyone should build a disaster supplies kit

This is the third part of a 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 an...

 

Election 2017 -- Scott Anderson, Port District 1

Ballots for the 2017 general election have arrived in Wahkiakum County mail boxes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman has written the following profiles for most of the candidates for local office. Photos and...

 

Election 2017 -- Bruce Holland, Port District 1

Bruce Holland is running against incumbent Scott Anderson for the Port 1 Commissioner 2 position. Holland is a Wahkiakum High School graduate. At 17, he joined the Navy and served for three years,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Election 2017 -- Laurel Waller update

In a campaign mailing last week, Laurel Waller, who filed last spring for Position 5 on the Cathlamet Town Council, said people had told her they were interested in writing her in for Cathlamet mayor. She said she would accept the job, if elected....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 26, 2017

Commissioners act on church donation, raises, timber issues

Wahkiakum County's commissioners accepted a donation of property, discussed trust timber management issues, and gave county employees a raise when they met Tuesday. The board formally accepted the donation of the United Church of Christ buildings...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce October 28 Tidy Up The Town – Fall Edition; Downtown Cathlamet; 9 a.m., Pioneer Center; Pioneer Community Assoc. 28 Rosburg Club Bazaar, Rosburg Community Hall, Barbara Rose – 360 465-2234 28 Halloween Car...

 

Lots of Halloween events taking place on weekend

WILD ONE!--We sure had ourselves a nasty, wet and windy begining to the weekend, as Saturday was just horrible and by the evening, even worse. Many people lost power, which in our case, was caused by a big tree that came down and took out the...

 

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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

WOW! November is almost here. Just a quick reminder that the Halloween Carnival is this Saturday, October 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest (please bring your carved pumpkins from home), games for the kids...

 

Finding fire and water; season events start

I hope everyone fared well with the wicked weather we were hit with last weekend. I came home from a wonderful weekend in Oregon with family to water over my driveway and ducks swimming in Lake Fred (normally pasture). And mud. My friend, PJ Katims...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

We had a great turn out for the Halloween Craft Day, Hosted by Vanessa. Kids made a lot of wonderful decorations. They are hanging on the walls and windows at the center. After decorating, the kids had cake and ice cream to top off a fun filled day....

 

Sheriff's Report, October 26, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 16 - 8:11 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance...

 

Wesley E. Hansen

Former Puget Island resident Wesley Hansen, 99, passed away Oct. 13, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Longview. Wesley was born in Buena, WA, on Feb. 18, 1918. He was preceded in death by his...

 

Robotics Club has opportunity to handle surgical robot

Submitted by Kelly Love Students from Wahkiakum County have a new understanding of how robots help surgeons after a visit to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Leslie Disher, M.D., brought them into...

 

First Interstate Bank invites public to grand opening celebration

The public is cordially invited to attend a Grand Opening celebration at First Interstate Bank, located at 75 Main Street, Cathlamet on November 3 from 2-4 p.m. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served. The event celebrates a successful...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

This Friday’s movie here at the Community Center will be a PG-13 Adult Comedy called “The Invention of Lying.” Movies start at 7:00 p.m., and as always, popcorn is free. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Saturday, October 28, is...

 

Chocolate Extravaganza is Friday

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host their 18th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Hotel Cathlamet on October 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. This annual fund raiser helps support their community sexual assault and domestic...

 

Entertainment News

River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, October 28, Three Bands: 5 p.m. Alter Ego; 6 p.m. Thunder Love; 7 p.m. Ardvark Banana Cart, on the Crow's Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet, call 360-366-4662....

 

Local 4-H members competed at state fair

Wahkiakum County 4-H members recently participated in the Washington State Fair held in Puyallup. Members receiving blue ribbons at their county fair qualify and may choose to compete at the state level. Congratulations to the following: Damaris...

 

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