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 News    April 27, 2017 

4-H Super Saturday

This weekend, Wahkiakum County 4-H held their annual Super Saturday event at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. The event was open to everyone. There were classes throughout the day on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 27, 2017 

County's real estate market tightens up

It’s still early, but as of last Monday, there were only 22 homes available for sale at real estate offices in Wahkiakum County, according to Kay Cochran of Lower Columbia Realty. Last year, Wahkiakum County realtors sold 65 residential properties....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 27, 2017 

Commissioners work to allay concerns over dredging impacts

Wahkiakum County officials continue to wrestle with issues surrounding their effort to set up a long term dredge spoils disposal program for eroding beaches. Acting as commissioners for flood zone control districts (FZCD), commissioners are applying...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Clarifications

Local building officials have asked for a clarification regarding last week's article about a garage constructed too close to a neighbor's house. The article said, "Years ago, a neighbor constructed a garage and put the back wall three feet from...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7...

 

On the waterfront

Jerry DeBriae of DeBriae Logging took the controls this week to repair the bulkhead at the Town of Cathlamet Dock at the foot of Broadway Street. Here DeBriae places large riprap to protect the dock...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Commissioners seek accord with holdouts for beach nourishment

The success of Wahkiakum County's effort to replenish sand on eroding beaches at Cape Horn and Puget Island depends, in large part, on obtaining permits to do the work and easements from landowners so dredging crews can work along their waterfronts....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Cathlamet council hears setback lending dilemma

The Cathlamet town council dealt with a construction setback dilemma when it met Monday. Linda Barth asked the council to change an ordinance setting for parameters for rebuilding when a building is partially destroyed. She explained that her family...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

Islanders debate dredge spoils options

Trust. There doesn't seem to be a lot of trust going around when it comes to proposals to deposit dredge spoils on eroding Wahkiakum County shorelines. Nearly 50 residents of the county's four flood control zone districts (FCZD), most from Puget Isla...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

Machinery request returns to school

After an executive session at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night, the board voted to offer Nikki Reese a 2017-2018 contract for the K-8 Principal position soon...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 20, 2017

County installing box for old prescription drugs

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office this week is installing a box in the courthouse to collect old, unused prescription drugs. County staff will also hold a public event to collect old drugs on April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

Resident appeals marina access ban

Wahkiakum County residents Greg Wika and Art Pedersen were invited to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 board of commissioners meeting to plead their case to the commission and ask for permission to return after a dust-up on port property earlier this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 20, 2017

PUD expects savings from changing lights

Commissioners heard reports at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning and approved a resolution to support the operation of the Columbia Generating Station. General Manager David Tramblie invited the commissioners to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall,...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on April 18. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the following resignations effective at the end of August: Katie Bruce, para-educator, Larry...

 

Body identified

A body found by recreational boaters near Brookfield on April 2 has been identified as 62 year old Scott J. Baguley of Beaverton, Ore. Baguley’s abandoned vehicle was found on July 21, 2016, in a church parking lot near the Lewis and Clark Bridge,...

 

Springer angling picks up as the river clears

Recreational angling improved over the weekend in the Columbia River from the river’s mouth to Bonneville Dam, prompting the two-state Columbia River Compact this week to take a cautious approach to extending early season fishing. The Compact held...

 
 By Grace Swanson    News    April 20, 2017

Legislators take aim at distracted drivers

OLYMPIA, Apr. 18 — Twenty-three-year-old Cody Meyer loved hiking at Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, Washington, and lighting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. He spent time playing video games with his father and brother and hanging out with his...

 

Spring chinook season extended

By Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife State fishery managers on Wednesday again extended the initial sportfishing season for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River in response to poor fishing conditions caused by extremely high, tu...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 13, 2017

Megan Blackburn finds photographic calling

When Megan Blackburn makes a decision, she makes a decision. There is no second guessing, there is only action. It was a series of those decisions that brought her to Wahkiakum County four years ago,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 13, 2017

Town hall meeting ahead for varied dredging issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners will host a town hall meeting next Tuesday, 6 p.m., in their meeting room to discuss issues relating to their efforts to establish a beach nourishment process eroding shorelines. Erosion is threatening private property...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 13, 2017

Shakespeare coming to Cathlamet next week

Next week, the Seattle Shakespeare Company will visit Wahkiakum High School for the third year in a row. The company holds workshops for students on the first day of their two day visit. This year they will be teaching Elizabethan dance and stage...

 
 By Grace Swanson    News    April 13, 2017

School districts share struggles of homeless students

OLYMPIA, Apr. 6 — High school years--for students it’s a time to prepare for college, a transition period to becoming an adult. However, for some students in Washington state, it’s a time fraught with rapid change when they must grow and learn...

 

Representatives introduce bill addressing chronic absenteeism bill

Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced April 3 legislation aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism in schools. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent or more of the school year and has been found to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Public Library Board of Trustees, 12:45 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

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