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Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    December 28, 2017

Commissioners reconsider scope of dike road work

Wahkiakum County commissioners want to reconsider details of a plan to make improvements to the two sections of Steamboat Slough Road along the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. County Engineer Paul Lacy brought the issue to the board of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 28, 2017

Diane Tischer retires as county auditor

After 42 years working on the job, county Auditor Diane Tischer has left the office. She started when she was 23 years old; she held the top post for 28 years. "Where has the time gone," she pondered...

 

Bergseng appointed county auditor

Nicci Bergseng, left, signs papers appointing her to the position of county auditor after taking the oath of office from Judge Heidi Heywood, right. Auditor Diane Tischer was a member of the Democrat...

 

Holiday sights

Above and to the right, a huge display of holiday lights and decorations brighten the night sky at the Steve Powell residence on Jacobson Road. Photos by Rick Nelson....

 

The Cuban embassy problem and elk hoof rot

To The Eagle: There is one disease that can explain the symptoms of the Cuban-American brain disease happening to the American embassy workers and not happening to the Cubans in the area. The Cubans, millions of them, were immunized a couple of...

 

Current fishery situation is not sustainable

To the Eagle: I feel compelled to comment on the article in the Eagle (12/21/17) from the Columbia Basin Bulletin, “Group Tests Fish Trap above Cathlamet.” I attended the Wild Fish Conservancy presentation to the Washington Fish and Wildlife...

 

Community members urged to participate

To The Eagle: I would like to take this opportunity to address a couple of issues: The first is on a personal level. I imagine that many of you have heard that I will be retiring June 30, 2018. It will mark the end of my 24th year as the...

 

Winter gray

The arrival of winter brought cold and gray weather to the lower Columbia region. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

School Sports

Comet Boys Basketball December 28 at WV/Menlo Tournament 30 Knappa 10:00/1:00/4:00 January 4 Columbia Adventist 5:30/7:00 6 Winlock 4:00/6:00 9 at Firm Foundation 7:00 12 at South Bend 7:00 16 Three Rivers Christian 3:30/7:00 18 WA School for the...

 

Get ready, the new year is just around the corner

A REAL MIX--On Christmas weekend, it depended where you were as to what kind of weather you had, but for those in the areas where snow was falling, they were totally excited to have a white Christmas! Seattle had the first white Christmas in 10...

 

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 Lun...

 

Foundation set up to help local EMS needs

Home, Home, Home! There is nothing like Home! It was a wonderful 6,000 mile journey with one of my sisters, a week long cruise with two of my sons and their families to the western Gulf of Mexico, a few days with a cousin in Arizona that my sister...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on December 19 at the Grays River Fire Hall. During the board meeting, two personnel matters were approved. Robert Baker was hired as boys’ C-squad...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 28, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 18 — 3:40 a.m. A caller reported a large rock in the westbound lane of SR 4 in Skamokawa. 8:52 a.m. A...

 

Let's help save lives

On Friday, January 5, let's roll up our sleeves and help save lives. The American Red Cross is holding a Wahkiakum County blood drive. The Red Cross has over 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid – including more than 70 years of...

 

Coast Community Radio receives grant

The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition made dreams come true this month for local nonprofits during their annual awards ceremony at Clatsop Community College in Astoria. Among the dozen Clatsop County recipients this year was the Tillicum Foundation,...

 

WSU Leadership Academy program announced

Do you aspire to a higher leadership potential, but recognize areas where your skills could be sharpened? WSU Leadership Academy is a community leadership program designed to help you engage and inspire others. Topics include influencing public...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, December 29, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a Holiday Open Mic & Jam Session. 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 play...

 

Local band to perform at Liberty Theatre

Giants in the Trees will perform with Brian Bovenizer & The New Old Stock, December 30, 7:30 p.m., at The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial Street, Astoria. Tickets are $20 reserved seating. The members of Giants in the Trees, which formed a year ago...

 

Auditions set for first week of January

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced auditions for “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” for youths with special permission from Pioneer Drama Service. Ages seven and up may audition January 6 at 4 p.m., and possible call backs on the 7th at 4...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Happy Holidays from the Community Center! This Friday’s movie will be “A Midnight Clear.” This movie is set in the Adriennes Forest in December of 1944. A group of American GIs, all of whom have been together a bit too long, cling to the...

 

WDFW plans first razor clam digs of 2018

State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February. The Washington Department of...

 

Cruising the Caribbean

Eagle Reporter Diana Zimmerman headed to Florida earlier this month for a cruise around the Caribbean. Here are some of her photos from that trip....

 

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