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Articles from the December 29, 2016 edition

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Pacific County officials seek new road around Upper Naselle Road slide

Pacific County commissioners visited Wahkiakum County commissioners last Thursday to talk about an alternative route for homeowners affected by slides on the Upper Naselle Road. "This is about money...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 29, 2016

Backman calls for marijuana forum

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Mike Backman on Tuesday called for a community forum to discuss marijuana retail outlets in Wahkiakum County. Backman commented at Tuesday's meeting of the board of county commissioners that Westend residents, including...

 

Howie comments on survey of sheriffs, police chiefs

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie is no stranger to surveys, but he was particularly interested in a survey written by a professor and Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis this year and it’s subsequent results. The survey was...

 

Sunshine on the Columbia

A bald eagle enjoyed the sunshine Tuesday along the Columbia River. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

More information about center offered

To The Eagle: This is additional information regarding the article in The Eagle 12/22 about the county commissioners’ meeting with community center representatives. The advisory group for the community center in Cathlamet is seeking a small...

 

Transportation Commission advances pilot project

Drivers will have a chance to “test drive” a proposed system that would charge them by the mile, rather than by the gallon of gas for their road usage. The Washington State Transportation Commission approved a plan to conduct a Road Usage Charge...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 29, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 19 — 4:02 a.m. A caller reported that he had been in an accident on the west side of KM. He was not...

 

Celebrate the new year responsibly

NOT BAD--If you were hanging around this area during Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the weather was quite co-operative, as it wasn't pouring, snowing, freezing or blowing, so I was pretty happy with the "just dreary looking" weather, as it wasn't a...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. 2017 promises to be a big year at the fair grounds. As most of you know we will be holding the "CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS" on July 14 which is the Friday of Bald Eagle days weekend. Fo...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Grays River Fire Department, open meeting, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Community Library & Computer Center, GRVC at Johnson...

 

Activities resume next week after winter break

News from Naselle: Students will resume classes on Tuesday following their winter Christmas break. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. The sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week includes: Tuesday, high school boys and girls...

 

New WDFW hunting and fishing license system is up and running

The state's new recreational license sales system became operational last week. The new system began selling hunting and fishing licenses and the Discover Pass on the evening of Dec. 18. People who have questions or difficulty using the system...

 

WDFW prepares to launch new recreational licensing system

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will launch a new system later this month to sell fishing and hunting licenses and the Discover Pass. "We are very excited to launch the new system," said Peter Vernie, WDFW's licensing division...

 

Essay Winners

Third Grade Youth Essay contest winners were: L-R 3rd Audrey Morton, 2nd Parker Leitz, 1st Gage Robinson....

 

New Year's Eve party planned

A family-friendly New Year’s Eve party will be held at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. Food, movies and games will be provided....

 

Auditions to be held

The Astor Street Opry Company will present a true adaption of Rudyard Kiplings masterpiece, "The Jungle Book" for youths. Ages six and up may audition January 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Directed by Heather A. Yadon-Ramsdell, this show is sure to delight...

 

Dianne Ozment

Dianne I. Ozment, 80 of Cathlamet, passed away on December 22, 2016 at Community Hospice in Longview. She was born on May 17, 1936 in Genesee, Wisconsin to Albin and Francis (Sayles) Olson. Dianne was raised in Williams, Minnesota where her family mo...

 

Elaine E Anderson

April 2, 1914 – Dec. 24,2016 Born in Dahlia, Wa. to James and Julia Kelly of Skamokawa, Elaine went to grade school in Skamokawa and graduated from Wahkiakum High in Cathlamet. She attended business college in Seattle, and after graduating, she...

 

Port 1 approved two bids

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met December 22 to consider bids from contractors to repair the launch ramp and to build an abutment for the dock by the rock pile. Only two bids were received, one for each project. The commissioners approved a...

 

Ferry shut down, repaired

The ferry Oscar B. had a Christmas vacation: A starter motor failed, the vessel went out of service on Christmas Day. A new motor was installed, and service resumed Monday morning, said Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck...

 

WDFW tentatively schedules razor clam digs through February

State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled evening razor clam digs through February on three ocean beaches. Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch beaches will depend on whether results of marine toxin...

 

Rep. Walsh named to three committees in WA House of Representatives

Rep. Jim Walsh has been named to three House committees for the upcoming legislative session. The 19th District lawmaker will sit on the House Local Government, Capital Budget, and Business and Financial Services committees. The House Local...

 

Lady Mules win tournament opener

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team beat a 2A team from Arlington and faced a Class 3A team the next day in a two day tournament over the Christmas break. In Napavine on Tuesday afternoon, the L...

 

River traffic

The MV Pacific Collector headed up the Columbia River last week enroute to Portland. The ship carries powerful radar which are part of the nation's anti-ballistic missile system. Photo by Rick...

 

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