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Hello, Santa...

Cathlamet celebrated the arrival of the holiday season with its annual lighting festival last Saturday. For children, of course, the highlight was meeting Santa Claus, and, above, if Corben Barth had...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 30, 2017

Revisions continue for county budget

The proposed 2018 Wahkiakum County budgets have been published, and the public hearing commences next Monday morning, but county commissioners continue to hear requests for modifications and appropriations. On Tuesday, commissioners heard requests...

 

School board learns new state funding comes with problems

Superintendent Bob Garrett gave an update on how decisions in the state legislature might affect the district at last Tuesday’s Wahkiakum School District Board of Director’s meeting. “[The McCleary decision] was considered to be, by almost all...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 30, 2017

Port 2 sets 2018 budget, holds back on property tax

Commissioners of Port District 2 approved their 2018 budget and voted not to raise the district's property tax when they met Nov. 21. The proposed budget totals $1.13 million, up from $1.1 million for 2017. Actual 2017 expenditures through...

 

This proud Democrat is willing to check the facts

To The Eagle: I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful the stock market has been on a steady climb for eight years now; too bad I and many do not own stocks. Hopefully it will keep going that way. Trump and Republicans want to eliminat...

 

Is class action suit necessary?

To The Eagle: I have wondered for years why it is that the Corps of Engineers can dredge the river and promote heavy ship traffic up and down the river at speeds that cause large enough wakes to cause such a large amount of damage to the banks of...

 

Trump has potential to flip the balance

To The Eagle: More great news from our favorite president; President Trump has put forth 59 names for district and appeals courts around the country. He has the potential to flip the balance for the judiciary from liberal to conservative. He has...

 

Will WSU study link between herbicides and elk hoof disease?

To The Eagle: I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the...

 

No plan for current debt reduction

To The Eagle: I voted Gary Johnson for president in the last election. One of his messages was how much debt the US government carries and how bad this is for our future. During the election of 2016, federal debt was over 19 trillion dollars. The...

 

Cathlamet lighting festival

People checked out the holiday lights in front of the courthouse in Cathlamet in Saturday's lighting festival. Main Street businesses were also open for the evening, and Santa Claus visited with the...

 

Lots of places to shop local as Christmas is coming

MORE RAIN--I guess it's that time of year, as we are getting our fair share of rain, but other than the usual high water and fields turning into lakes, we've managed to get through it all ok. Thankfully our road wasn't flooded over Thanksgiving, so...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The Turkey Bingo was a huge success; congratulations to Jami Rainey for winning the TV. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that make this event happen. You are greatly appreciated. Also thank you t...

 

GR substation upgrade estimated at $1.5 million

Commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD approved rates and budgets for 2018 and listened to reports at their meeting last Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that he had received an estimate for the Grays River substation upgrades, which should...

 

Treasurer responds to Johnson Park concerns

Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson addressed some concerns about the handling of revenues and expenditures at Johnson Park at the Wahkiakum County Commissioners meeting on November 21. Peterson said that the president of the Johnson Park...

 

Downriver Dispatches from Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico--Downriver Dispatches correspondent Trudy Fredrickson reports the temperature was 81 degrees, with the clear blue water about 78 degrees, great for snorkeling. "Even with all this, I...

 

Christmas party at Grays River Grange set for December 12

Grays River Grange #124, is extending an invitation to the public to attend the Grays River Grange Traditional Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m., at Grays River Grange Hall. The agenda for the evening includes a potluck dinner,...

 

LCC continuing education schedule has been released

Registration is open for winter quarter Continuing Education courses. Call 360-442-2840 or online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. There will be cooking classes, fitness classes, yoga, beginner barre classes, pilates, zumba, aquatic...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on November 21. During the board meeting, several personnel matters were addressed. A one-year leave of absence for coaching middle school girls’...

 

FAFF to host Christmas concert

The Finnish/American Folk Festival will host their annual Christmas Concert at the Deep River Historical Church on Sunday, December 3, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be a soup supper following the concert from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Naselle...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 30, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 20 — 7:58 a.m. A Deep River resident asked to speak to a deputy about a civil dispute regarding some t...

 

Audrey Brady Barbera

Audrey Brady Barbera, daughter of Mary and Samuel Goldey, died November 27, 2017 at Bentley Village in Naples, Fla. She was born November 14, 1926 in New Jersey, raised and educated in both Little...

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, December 2, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a December Open Mic Music Night #8. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to...

 

Wendt PTO asking for volunteers and donations

The J.A. Wendt Elementary PTO is looking for volunteers and donations for the new RIF program. The new program is called, Books For Kids, and the first distribution will be December 12. Contact Stephanie Johnson at 360-795-3261 for further...

 

Middle school fundraiser planned

The Wahkiakum middle school leadership class is fundraising money for kids in the local community who don’t get presents on Christmas (Angel Tree). Join the Painting in Your Pj’s Eating Pancakes Party on Monday, December 4. It starts right after...

 

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