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Articles from the May 28, 2015 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2015

Childhood interest leads to mural art

If you've seen the mural on the brewery at the marina, then you are familiar with artist Jade Lewis' work. Lewis, along with his wife Donna, who opened the music studio, are newcomers to Cathlamet and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2015

Remember

Monday morning's Memorial Day Service at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet began with a welcome from the local VFW post's commander, Danny Eaton. The flag was ceremonially brought to half mast, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 28, 2015

Board rejects catch-up raise for elected officials

Just as it has been since 2009, there will be no raise for Wahkiakum County's elected officials this year. Citing unexpected sources of revenue, the county's elected officials on Tuesday asked the county board of commissioners to boost their...

 

Special meetings ahead on solid waste ordinance

Wahkiakum County officials will hold two special meetings to gather public comment on a proposed solid waste nuisance ordinance. The first meeting will be next Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the Grays River Valley Center in Rosburg. The second will be June...

 

The Market at 10

Last Friday was opening day for the Puget Island Farmer's Market and marked their 10 year anniversary. People had been visiting at a pretty steady rate that afternoon, according to Carol Carver, who o...

 

River traffic

A fleet of kayakers and their support boats enjoyed the weather and the river Monday. Photo by RIck Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 28, 2015

Candidates file for 2015 elections

The lineup of candidates for 2015 elections is set after regular and special filing periods this month. Two candidates filed last week in the special filing period for positions that drew no candidates in the regular filing period. They are: 1, Fire...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 28, 2015

Council hikes pool fees, discusses biosolids disposal

Members of the Cathlamet town council discussed a variety of projects when they met May 18. The council did approve a 10 percent increase in fees for using the municipal swimming pool. Public Works Director Duncan Cruickshank, a former pool manager,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2015

School graduations coming up soon

Graduation season is here! The Naselle Grays River Valley High School Graduation ceremony begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the high school. Baccalaureate will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The top two seniors for NGRV’s Class of 2015...

 

Chinook study focuses on off-channel areas

It has long been known that healthy habitats off the main channels of rivers is important to migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead, even if for very short periods of time, and more off-channel habitat improvement projects should be pursued to...

 

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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Yacht club visit the Elochoman Slough Marina

The Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet was the destination for the Columbia River Yachting Club's Memorial weekend cruise and yachters and their friends and families were having fun in the marina...

 

NWFU members spend time in D.C.

Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) members spent three days with their peers from around the country, advocating for Country-of-Origin Labeling through congressional meetings in Washington D.C. this past week. While there were three members from NWFU...

 

Keep fighting the pressures from Olympia

To The Eagle: I miss the people, culture and geography of Wahkiakum County. Our time living in Rosburg and getting to know and like the people of the county was wonderful. We moved to Kalama to be closer to children, a common goal of our generation i...

 

Dawn of a new era?

To the Eagle:  A word of reassurance to Paul Schreiber, who wrote the letter a couple of weeks ago expressing dismay at the inordinate and inappropriate amount of ink and space devoted to Bruce Jenner and his newly acquired sex or gender or...

 

Car show Saturday at Skamokawa Fairgrounds

NOT ALL THAT GREAT--If you lived out in West Valley, you would have found a good deal of your holiday weekend cloudy and drizzly and not quite what we hoped for or expected. While some were enjoying drier conditions and temps in the 60s, my...

 

Junk ordinance, benefit dinner ahead

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Naselle Comette (Girl’s) Track and Field Team on their hard-won District IV 1B 2015 Championship and wish them luck on their trip to compete for the state championship this weekend. Way to go girls and...

 

Art auction

Tsuga Gallery held an art auction at the Elochoman Slough Marina last Saturday. Most items up for bid were from their founder, Janet Cimino's estate, but several artists donated their work as well....

 

50th Anniversary

Wayne and Kay Cochran celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 22. They were honored at a party held at the Columbia River Ranch & Cattle Company hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Kevin Prestegard....

 

Wahkiakum Lions Student of the Month

At their May 18 meeting, the Wahkiakum Lions Club was proud to recognize its student of the month, Baylee Olsen. Baylee was the recipient of the December award and is seen here receiving her award certificate from Susan Kuhn, President of the...

 

PCEMA seeks AmeriCorps service member to conduct public outreach

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking applicants for an AmeriCorps Service Member to serve as a Public Education Outreach Coordinator. This Disaster Preparedness Public Education Outreach project will focus on the...

 

Workshop for youth offered

On June 20 from 2-4 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners will host a free program, It’s Ok To Bug Us, for kids (K-9). Youth will experience the world of insects through this interactive workshop. Fun activities will give students a first-hand look at...

 

Astoria Music Festival set for June 13-28

Astoria Music Festival is a summer destination for three weeks of opera, symphonic and chamber music. The 13th annual festival will run from June 13–28, in Astoria at various locations. Many events are free. For information on tickets go to...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 28, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 18 — 5:14 a.m. A caller reported a power outage in the Elochoman Valley. The PUD was notified. 7:40 a.m....

 

Preschool pre-registration is underway

St. James Family Center has opened pre-registration for its 2015-16 preschool program. Classes are offered for children who will be three or four years old by August 31. The program provides an opportunity for children to participate in group and...

 

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