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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018 

Burnham appointed to council for 2nd time

Mayor Dale Jacobson cast the tiebreaking vote Tuesday to select Jean Burnham to fill a vacant seat on the Cathlamet Town Council. Long-time Council Member Richard Swart resigned at the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018 

County commission covers variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they took on a light agenda at their Tuesday meeting this week. Commissioners accepted the recommendation of Health and Human Services...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 18, 2018 

PUD reviews water system projects

A conversation at the local barber shop led to questions about chlorination at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers said that while he was waiting for a haircut, another customer began talking...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 18, 2018 

Port commission prepares for farmers market

The January Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting began last Thursday with a reorganization of the board. Commissioner Brett Deaton was made Chairperson and Commissioner Bob Kizziar was selected to be Vice Chair. Bill Fashing, executive director of the...

 

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...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 18, 2018 

New veterinarian joins Naselle vet clinic

Dr. Jennifer Wierschin recently joined the Country Pet Veterinary Clinic in Naselle. The San Diego native received her degree from the veterinary program at Purdue in 2003. In 2012, she moved to Seasi...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 18, 2018 

Body recovered from Columbia

A body found in the Columbia River on January 13 was identified as 17 year old Marciano Sakhoeun of St. Helens, Ore. Sakhoeun, a high school student and Marine enlistee, was reported missing on October 18, 2017. A tug boat captain reported seeing...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on January 16 in Middle School Commons. The board approved Policy 2110, Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program and the purchase of 30 Chromebook...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 18, 2018 

Water use to weigh heavily on legislature

With the 2018 Washington state legislative session kicking off, a 2016 state Supreme Court decision on water continues to make waves in the House and Senate. The so-called Hirst decision in October 2016 set a precedent that compels local governments...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 18, 2018 

Legislators hold hearings on firearm bills

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington State residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday Jan. 15. Hundreds lined up along the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 11, 2018

Roundtable talks cover wide range of countywide issues

It was roundtable discussion time Tuesday as the Wahkiakum County officials and residents covered a lot in a morning of discussions on topics ranging from high speed internet to ferry service status notifications. The day started with a quarterly...

 

Board targets April for new superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors and administrators met two more times, on Friday and Tuesday, to continue their discussion on an informational flyer about the levy as well as the...

 

Port 1 commissioners okay purchase of skiff

Last Thursday, Wahkiakum Port District 1 commissioners met to discuss the possible purchase of a new skiff. "We have been looking for an additional skiff to replace ours because it is a riveted...

 

Saturday morning on the Columbia

Above: Sunlight and clouds covered Cathlamet and the surrounding area Saturday morning. Right: A pair of bald eagles kept watch Saturday from the Little Island shoreline. Photo by Rick...

 

Trigger modification bill set for legislature

Editor’s note: During each legislative session, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) selects journalism student interns to cover the proceedings. Editors work with the writers, who cover a variety of issues. By Taylor McAvoy WNPA...

 

Democrats cautious on capital gains tax

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Wash. — While Democrats in the state legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching to pass one this legislative session now that...

 

Salish Sea protection proposed

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island pla...

 

No Trump job for Ferndale senator

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will not take a job at President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, despite reports to the contrary. A report in the Bellingham Herald last Friday stated that...

 

Large capacity magazines targeted

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin. Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the...

 

Capital punishment ban proposed

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington State and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole....

 

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...

 

Correction

Wahkiakum Mule Zach Brown was misidentified as Luke Brown in last week's paper. The cutline should have read Zach Brown fought off two defenders to score two of his 19 points in the Mules' 50-31 win against Pe Ell....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Slide closes SR 4 approximately 22 hours

Local motorists breathed a sigh of relief after SR 4 reopened 21 hours after being closed Friday afternoon just west of Stella. Soil, rocks and a fir tree came sliding down about 4:55 p.m. with rocks...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 4, 2018

Richard Swart resigns from Cathlamet town council

Cathlamet town Council Member Richard Swart has resigned his position, effective January 1. Swart has been hampered by health issues, especially after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision in 2017. He has a record of long service to...

 

School board outlines plans for super search

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors and administrators met Tuesday with Melissa Kreuder, human resources director at Educational Service District (ESD) 112, in the first of a series of meetings planned to discuss the superintendent searc...

 

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