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Articles from the January 19, 2017 edition

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 By Grace Swanson    News    January 19, 2017

Rally draws attention to education mandate

Olympia - More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure to fund basic education, its...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 19, 2017

Shorthanded board hears dredging report

By Rick Nelson With one member out of town and another ailing at home, the Wahkiakum County commissioners didn't cover too much ground at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Dan Cothren journeyed to Olympia for a special meeting of the Board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 19, 2017

Council OK's pacts, sewer rate study

By Rick Nelson Members of the Cathlamet Town Council covered a lot of ground at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Among many items of business, the council approved agreements with the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, Wahkiakum County and Port...

 

PUD commission debates salary

Commissioners discussed the manager’s salary, an electric industry registry, and the costs of an old project at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Jungers made the case for granting the 5 percent...

 

River traffic

Swans give meaning to "freezing your tail off." Photo by Genie Cary....

 

Community thanked for generosity

To The Eagle: The citizens of Wahkiakum County are fabulous. The Wahkiakum Star Program wishes to pass along a special thanks to the many residents that helped us this December. Through the help of the Leadership Class of Wahkiakum High School who...

 

Resident thanks local road crews

To The Eagle: With all the snow, ice and frozen temperatures we have been having this winter, I can't help but think of the fantastic road crew we have here in Wahkiakum County. I live on one of those town hills that might be overlooked in other...

 

Civil rights must be protected

To the Eagle: Citizens, do you agree that our civil rights must be protected, no matter whether donkeys or elephants are in charge? Did you know that there’s a women’s march in Longview on Saturday to send this message to the other Washington?...

 

DNR hosting meeting on harvest, murrelet

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host a meeting tonight (Thursday) in Cathlamet to gather public input on plans for sustainable harvest and marbled murrelet management. The...

 

Unidentified remains are those of a Seattle man

The human remains discovered on the shore of the Columbia River in Wahkiakum County last May have been identified, and the identity confirmed through DNA comparison with samples donated by relatives, Prosecutor/Coroner Dan Bigelow announced Tuesday....

 

Port 1 prepares to start dredging

Dan Ostrand and Clay Mullins from the Port of Portland attended the Wahkiakum Port District 1 meeting last Thursday to share some of their expertise about dredging. According to the manager’s report, the two had stopped by the week before to look...

 

Port 2 may manage Oneida boat ramp

Commissioners of Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County on Tuesday expressed some excitement about the possibility of managing the Oneida boat launch in Deep River after being approached recently by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

 

Scholten joins sheriff's office

Josh Scholten, center, graduated from the state law enforcement training academy last week and joins the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff. L-r at graduation are Sheriff Mark...

 

Flood warnings issued for many areas

FREEZING COLD/WET--From the sounds of it, many folks knew it was cold, as their power bills really took a leap this past month, and they were right as it's been down to 11 degrees here! After several nights of freezing tempertures, one just gets chil...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Community Center, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Cathlamet Community Center, 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First...

 

Legion crab feed sells out; in-service next Wednesday

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week for the Naselle Comet teams includes: today (Thursday), high school boys basketball at Three Rivers Christian at 5:45 p.m., middle school boys basketball with Raymond in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.;...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 19, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past two weeks, including: January 9 — 1:48 p.m. A vehicle blocked all lanes of traffic at the KM summit on SR 4 after a spin out....

 

Super Sale organizers invite vendors for March 25 event

Organizers of the 4th Annual In-Door Super Sale at Johnson Park Center have issued an invitation for vendors and individuals who wish to participate. The sale will be held March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a fund-raiser for Grays River Valley...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on January 17. The board passed a resolution allowing the superintendent to negotiate a contract with Rognlin’s Inc. for construction of the...

 

James Bryant

James Arthur "Art" Bryant, 90, of Longview, died on January 10, 2017. Art was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on September 10, 1926, to Arthur and Mabel (Floen) Bryant, then raised in Peace River and...

 

A gift from the Mellis family

Students and visitors at Wahkiakum High School have a new resting place, thanks to the Mellis family, which made and donated the bench. L-r are Carol Mellis, Michael Mellis, Alex Mellis, Mike Mellis....

 

Community center plans pie social

National Pie Day is Monday, January 23 and the Cathlamet Community Center invites the public to join them for a pie social at 11 a.m. that day. Pie and coffee will be provided and they hope people will take advantage of the chance to meet someone...

 

Public library has new offerings

New things are happening at Cathlamet Public Library, reports librarian Carol Blix. They have ordered many new books and DVDs recently (examples of new titles appear across the bottom of the library website's home screen and catalog page - go to:...

 

Chamber Crab & Oyster Feed set for February 18

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Crab & Oyster Feed at the Norse Hall on February 18. This will be the 32nd year for this event. The Crab & Oyster Feed is a fundraising event for the Chamber. Funds raised at this dinner help...

 

Astor Street Opry to present "The Jungle Book"

The Astor Street Opry Company will present a true adaption of Rudyard Kiplings masterpiece, "The Jungle Book" for youths. Directed by Heather A. Yadon-Ramsdell, show dates are February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and closing on the 26th. There will be four...

 

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