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Articles from the May 21, 2015 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2015

Elochoman Valley residents seek water line help

Three Elochoman valley residents approached local governments this week to seek help in repairing a water line ruptured by a truck. They haven't had water since May 5, and they say they can't afford to make repairs. Land owner Steve Arness on Monday...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2015

School buys surveillance cameras

by Diana ZimmermanOn Tuesday at May’s Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting, the board voted on several items including the purchase of a new mower and a contract to install video surveillance district-wide. Charged with providing a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2015

Commissioners address timber, engineer succession

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed timber revenue and the succession process for the county public works director. Representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources said the county could expect close to $800,000 this year from...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2015

Port 1 repairs water leak, OK's street deal

Commissioners heard from Port Manager Jackie Lea on a variety of issues and discussed a possible agreement with the Town of Cathlamet regarding the vacation of Beal Street at May’s Port 1 meeting last Thursday. Lea reported that the port had signed...

 

Sea lion predation at record level

The number of sea lions and the number of salmon they’ve eaten this year in the Bonneville Dam tailrace is more than double the twelve-year average, according to a May 12 status report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sea lions, or pinnipeds,...

 

Blood drawing set for June 1

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drawing June 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Wahkiakum High School. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 21, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 11 — 9:06 a.m. A bicyclist on Puget Island reported that he was concerned about two dogs that were barking...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2015

Candidates file for 2015 elections

Candidates for positions on fall election ballots concluded last Friday with these filings: Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors Director Position 2, 4-year term, Paula Culbertson. Director Position 3, 2-year unexpired term, Susan M....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2015

PUD approves raise for general manager

Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a 3.5 percent salary adjustment for General Manager Dave Tramblie after a recent performance review, bringing his monthly wage to $10,402.46. Tramblie gave a quick update, sharing that...

 

Coast Guard rescues boat at Skamokawa

Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters from a beach near Skamokawa, after they reportedly hit a navigational buoy with their boat and began taking on water on the Columbia River May 12. A rescue boat...

 

American Legion breakfast is Saturday

ALL MIXED UP--We had some sunshine, some showers and some wind last week and weekend, so it really depended on where you were as to what you were dealing with. At least we weren't dealing with the wild weather that parts of Oregon got, as it hailed...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! The car show is almost here. This Saturday, May 23 will be the final clean up day at the Fairgrounds so if you have some spare time drop by and lend a hand to pull a few weeds or do the final touches of cleaning in the grange booth. We will...

 

Bald Eagle Days planning committee update

The 2015 Bald Eagle Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 5 p.m., in the Cathlamet Community Center. At this meeting, voting will take place on the 2015 Grand Marshal and the 2015 theme. All Wahkiakum County community members are...

 

Benefit dinner set for house fire victim

News from Naselle: Students will be out of school on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day. There are a few final events coming up, as the 2015 school year comes to an end. At this time, it usually involves a tribute to the success of many of our students...

 

Great White Tail Run T-shirt design winner

Emma Colombo, 6th grade student in the Nasellle Grays River School District is the winner of the 31st annual Great White Tail Run art contest. She received shirts with her design and $25. Second place is Micah Cenci, a 9th grade student at Naselle...

 

Results of the 31st annual Great White Tail Run held on May 16

Results of the 31st annual Great White Tail Run held on May 16 include: 2 Mile, Female, Top Sophie Forsberg-Crotty 16:28. 12 & under: 1. Shelby McEneny 21:56; 2. Laila Abdul Karlen 23:30. 30-39: 1. Lacey Vik 36:44; 2. Sharla Will 38:08; 3. Marianne...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 19, 2015. The board acknowledged the retirement of long-time employee and secretary of Naselle Youth Camp School, Norilyn Pakenen, effective Sept....

 

Grays River to open early for fishing

The mainstem and West Fork Grays River will open two weeks early to fishing for hatchery spring chinook and hatchery steelhead from May 17 through June 5 on the Mainstem Grays from the mouth to the South Fork and West Fork Grays from the mouth to the...

 

Clean up party at cemetery Saturday

There will be a cleanup party at the Grays River Grange Cemetery on Saturday, May 23. Breakfast will be served at the Grange hall starting at 10 a.m., followed by the work party. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, gloves, brushes and other tools...

 

Ostlings turn cooking interest into business

Customer response turned what began as a lark into a more serious venture for the Ostling family, mom Sherry and her three children, Terry, Tracy and Jeff. "It all started as a joke," Tracy Ostling...

 

Tsuga Gallery to host auction on Saturday

The Tsuga Gallery will host an auction/fundraiser on Saturday at the Elochoman Marina. The event will take place next to Drop Anchor Brewery which will be open during the auction. Auction preview will be at noon with the silent auction from noon to...

 

Lions club makes a change

The Wahkiakum Lions have moved their paper trailer and a new recycle collection box is being built. Recyclable paper may still be brought to the paper boxes at the parking lots of Wahkiakum High School and Puget Island Fire Hall. A collection box...

 

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