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Articles from the November 24, 2016 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 24, 2016

Water, sewer rates going up December 1

The Cathlamet town council reinforced on Monday its intention to raise rates for customers of its water and sewer utilities. Council members voted to give final approval to an ordinance that will increase rates effective December 1. Customers will...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 24, 2016

Grain ship runs aground, takes on water

The Nenita, a 738-ft. long bulk carrier loaded with grain, ran aground early Saturday morning in the Columbia River near Skamokawa and began taking on water. According to the US Coast Guard, the...

 

Workshop gathers ideas for park

When the new wastewater plant was constructed and the sewer lagoons emptied, the Town of Cathlamet was left with the question of what to do with the three acre site along the waterfront. One popular...

 

Gillnetters: Kitzhaber plan doesn't deliver

Lower Columbia River gillnetters told the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Nov. 9 that fishery harvest reforms initiated in 2013 are not working economically, while salmon and steelhead anglers accused the commission of vacating its promise to get...

 

Holiday bazaar offers crafts for the holidays

There was a crowd at the annual St. James Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, purchasing cookies, Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, work from local artists, hand carved walking sticks, wreaths,...

 

Time to think about Christmas cards

THIS IS IT--It's that time of year when the kitchen is really bustling, as things are being made ready for the big Thanksgiving feast! I hope you are joined by friends and family and just having a great time enjoying one another's company as...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Thank you to all who attended the Fair Turkey Bingo; once again it was a huge success. Thank you to the Backmans for putting this fundraiser together. The fair would like to thank all the contributors who donated to this event. The school...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY Free Movie Night, Cathlamet Community Center, 7 p.m. Aerobics, GRVC at Johnson Park, gym, 6-7 p.m. AA Meeting, Cathlamet Congregational Church, 8 p.m. SATURDAY Free Movie Night, GRVC at Johnson Park, cafeteria, 7...

 

Comets fall in football; Comettes start hoops

News from Naselle: Way to go Comets, and congratulations on a very successful football season. After a tough season they made it to the state quarterfinals, before falling to the top ranked team in the state. You have made your school very proud as w...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 24, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 14 — 11:51 a.m. A caller reported that he had lost three bottles of opioid pain medication while...

 

Robotics team competes in FTC event

The First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition is for high school teams. We competed last Saturday against teams from the Vancouver area and Southwest Washington. Our rookie team did well. We had six...

 

Holiday lighting

Wahkiakum PUD crewmen joined volunteers from the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce on Monday to place holiday decorations in front of the courthouse in Cathlamet. The tree will be lit this Saturday in...

 

Local mentor volunteers needed for children

Responsible, caring adults are being sought as mentors for children, kindergarten through fifth grade, in our community. “Wahkiakum Adult to Youth Mentoring has been successfully matching children with an adult friend for the past 13 years,”...

 

Winter sports getting underway

Student athletes from Naselle and Wahkiakum high schools start winter sports competition next week. Above, Mule Coach Todd Souvenir, right, with ball, goes over defense with the Mule boys, who host...

 

Honor roll announced

The Naselle-GRV School District this week announced the honor roll for term one. The following students are included. Seniors: 4.0 GPA: Ellie A. Chapman, Tayler D. Ford, Kyryn K. Jacot. Other top seniors: Arianna R. Williams, Andrew T. Todd, Tye M....

 

Teen Video Challenge announced

The Washington State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program have launched the 2017 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program. Teens are...

 

Learn about bees and what they need

Salty Talks will present an evening of conversation on Wednesday Dec.14 at Ilwaco’s Salt Hotel & Pub, located at 147 Howerton Ave on the Ilwaco waterfront. Pollinators play an important role for a healthy ecosystem. Discover the steps to...

 

WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 15 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group. The group, which represents master hunters statewide, advises WDFW on issues and opportunities...

 

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