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Articles from the November 17, 2016 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 17, 2016

Local schools honor veterans

Students and staff at two area school districts honored local service men and women at Veterans Day assemblies last Thursday. Students at Wahkiakum High School filmed interviews with three local...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2016

Backman claims commission race

Wahkiakum County election officials counted their latest batch of ballots Thursday morning, and incumbent county Commissioner Mike Backman took a 45-vote lead over challenger Greg Prestegard in the election for the District 1 position. The margin, 1,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 17, 2016

PUD to install automated meters on Puget Island

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports at their meeting on Tuesday morning. General Manager David Tramblie was pleased to shared that a purchase of extra copper wire earlier this year may have saved the PUD as much as...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Someone may be laughing, but for how long?

By Rick Nelson Some prophet I am. When Donald Trump announced his bid for presidency last year, I broke out in a spontaneous laugh of disbelief. He's completely untrained for the job, I thought to myself. Who's laughing now? Right. I still believe he...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2016

Let's get rolling

To The Eagle: Americans chose a vulgarian who vowed to cut taxes for the richest, impose trade restrictions that will raise prices, dismantle unions, restrict wage increases, curtail the entry of workers who pick our harvest, deny health insurance...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 17, 2016

Port 1 discusses dredging project needs

Last Thursday at the Port District 1 meeting, commissioners tackled some of the finer details that still needed to be worked out for the dredging project. The work boat, a small tug that the port had...

 
 By Columbia Basin Bulletin    Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Estuary partnership seeks help in mapping debris in river

A lower river organization is just beginning to track and map where marine debris is located in the Columbia River estuary, but it needs help from people to identify where the debris is located and what kind of debris it is. The Lower Columbia...

 
 By Kay Chamberlain    Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Turkey bingo Friday at J.A. Wendt school

SOME OF BOTH--Once again, it depended on where you were and what time you were there, as to what kind of weather you had this past weekend. At times it was quite balmy and clear, while the next night or morning might be socked in with fog and other t...

 
 News    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Open House at Redmen Hall begins November 25

Redmen Hall in Skamokawa will hold its final event as a Holiday Open House on Friday, November 25. They will feature holiday gifts for sale done by local artists and craftspeople in Wahkiakum County. There will be jewelry, hand-woven scarves,...

 
 By Trudy Fredrickson    Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Lots of events going on in Westend and Naselle

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Naselle girls volleyball team on their seventh place finish at State. Way to go, girls. Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Friday, high school football - state playoff game at Lummi High...

 
 By Superintendent Lisa Nelson    News    November 17, 2016

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on November 15. The board approved the following Policies: 4218 Language Access, 4210 Dangerous Weapons, 5001 Hiring Retired School Employees, 6882 Sale of...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

St. James Christmas bazaar to be held this Saturday

Kick off your Christmas shopping at “A Country Christmas,” St. James’ annual bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a great variety of gift items to choose from including handcrafted jewelry, cards, ceramic tiles,...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Scrooged in Astoria begins its run December 2

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced its 10th annual holiday production of “Scrooged in Astoria,” beginning December 2. Stylized as a 1960’s holiday TV special, this show is loosely based on the “Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens,...

 
 Sheriffs Report    November 17, 2016

Sheriff's Report, November 17, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 7 — 6:40 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with a prolapsed uterus....

 
 Obituaries    November 17, 2016

Steven McNicholas

Steven Richard McNicholas was born June 21, 1940 in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Aileen and Harry P. McNicholas. He died November 9, 2016 in Longview. He lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, most recently 11 years in Cathlamet and three years...

 
 Obituaries    November 17, 2016

Myrtle Gorley

Myrtle Gross Gorley, 95, formerly of Cathlamet, died November 11, 2016 at a Longview care center. She was born to Olaf and Olive Harold on July 13, 1921 in Salem, Ore. She graduated high school there in 1939 and in 1940 married Heston Gross in...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Tree lighting ceremony set for November 26

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 26. Join them at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse on Main Street in Cathlamet at 4:30 p.m. to sing Christmas carols while they light up the...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Annual Festival of Trees begins November 21

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is kicking off this holiday season with the 12th Annual Festival of Trees beginning on Monday, November 21. For the past 11 years, citizens have donated unique Christmas trees, such as a fishing themed tree, a...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Star Program experiencing low response so far this season

Volunteers for the Star Program report that they are experiencing a low response from the public so far and hope that citizens will step up to help those in need. They will close the acceptance of applications on November 21. Those needing...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2016

Beach nourishment work coming together

By Rick Nelson Is the Wahkiakum County effort to arrange for dredge spoils nourishment on eroding beaches any closer to action: That was the question residents of Cape Horn and East Sunny Sands on Pug...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

WDFW approves three day razor clam opening

Fishery managers have approved three days of razor clam digging beginning Nov. 17 at various ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The "holiday specials" include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length...

 
 Wahkiakum People    November 17, 2016

WSP reminds drivers of emergency procedures

Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers conducted a statewide “Slow Down, Move Left, for Emergency Lights” emphasis from October 27, through October 29. The purpose was to bring increased awareness to the “Move Over Law” which helps both...

 

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