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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 19, 2018 

Educator replicates dugout canoe trip

It has happened for many years: Nevada resident Willow Bill paddled a dugout canoe past Cathlamet last Friday. Bill provides education programs for youth and was part of the group that paddled...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 19, 2018 

Council's lot purchase remains a hot issue

The battle over the Town of Cathlamet's purchase of a vacant lot on Main Street isn't over yet. The town council voted 3-2 to buy the lot in quick action after an executive session at the June meeting...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 19, 2018 

Bull riding, Bald Eagle Days are this weekend

Meg Morris and Megan Kuhl were working out the finer details of Bald Eagle Days on Tuesday afternoon. Their push to bring vendors to the event this year must be working because so far the two have 65 vendors signed up. “We think we’re going to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 19, 2018 

Primary election ballots to be mailed Friday

Washington's election season advances another step this Friday as election officials will mail primary election ballots to registered voters. Voters in every county will be able to return their ballots via the U.S. Postal Service without having to...

 
 News    July 19, 2018 

Correction/Clarification

In the editor's column last week, Cathlamet Council Member Jean Burnham was misidentified. Wahkiakum High School would like to correct the 2nd semester honor roll for the 2018 school year. Logan LaBerge earned a 4.0 GPA for the 2nd...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 19, 2018 

Port District 1 hears variety of reports

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met quickly for their July meeting last Thursday to hear reports. Commissioner Scott Anderson mentioned that he had recently attended a seminar in Chehalis on broadband. It resulted in a conversation on the topic...

 
 News    July 19, 2018 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlam...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on July 17 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the tentative hire of Sandra Smith, pending background check and the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 19, 2018 

County commission covers light agenda

With two members attending via telephone, Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was short. Commissioners Mike Backman and Blair Brady were out of town but on the telephone;...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 19, 2018 

Candidate Matt Kuhl: The rest of the story

By Diana Zimmerman (Editor's note: The ending portion of an article about county auditor candidate Matt Kuhl was accidentally omitted from last week's print edition. Following is a summary of the beginning of the article and then the complete...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 19, 2018 

Two men running for prosecutor--Stewart Feil

Cathlamet attorney Stewart Feil is running for Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney. Feil grew up in Centerville, Utah. He received a Bachelors in English and a minor in psychology from BYU and met...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 19, 2018 

Two men running for prosecutor--Dan Bigelow

Dan Bigelow has been the prosecuting attorney for Wahkiakum County for three terms. He's hoping to make it four. Why? For a myriad of reasons. He has made this place his home, he wants to serve, and...

 
 News    July 19, 2018 

Bridge night time closures set to start July 23

Full night time closures of the SR 409 Puget Island bridge are scheduled to begin Monday, July 23. "The full closure is necessary while crews remove aged timber decking and install a new deck, Tamara Greenwell, Washington Department of...

 

WSP emphasis patrols focus on commercial motor vehicle safety

Washington State Patrol (WSP) District 8 Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers (CVEO) will conduct a week-long emphasis focused on safe driving for commercial vehicles this month. District 8 serves...

 

PI bridge closures set to start July 23

Full night time closures of the SR 409 Puget Island bridge are scheduled to begin Monday, July 23 "The full closure is necessary while crews remove aged timber decking and install a new deck, Tamara...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Educators, legislators discuss school funding inequalities

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, along with teachers, staff, and former and current superintendents gave an impassioned plea to visiting Washington State legislators Dean Takko and Brian Blake to consider how to address a budget...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 12, 2018

Commissioners cover varied issues with legislators

Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners covered a lot of ground as the day started with a regional forum and moved into the board's regular business. The forum, hosted by the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments, brings...

 

Puget Island bridge closures start soon

Overnight bridge closures of the Puget Island bridge are scheduled to begin next week as contractors begin replacing the roadway decking. The total bridge closures will occur 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The Washington State Department...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Berseng, Kuhl seek auditor job--Nicci Bergeng

When Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng stepped into the position left vacant by Diane Tischer, who retired in December 2017, she knew she was going to have to campaign to keep it every four...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Bergseng, Kuhl seek auditor job--Matt Kuhl

Matt Kuhl is running for the position of Wahkiakum County Auditor. Kuhl graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2003. He attended community college in Wenatchee and worked for the forest service, but...

 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

PUD board covers water, electrical issues

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met quickly on July 3 to listen to reports and approve a capital asset policy. Commissioner Dennis Reid said he had been approached by a business owner who had asked if there was anything the PUD could...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Commissioners handle varied business

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners met July 3 to field questions and concerns from residents and handle county business. Puget Island resident Nicki Seiler presented a letter signed by several of her neighbors regarding 6-8 parcels in the Pancake...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Chamber pair work for Bald Eagle Days

One Meg is great. Two is even better. When Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Meg Morris took a little time off in April to add to her family, Meg Kuhl stepped into the position. "She came at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 12, 2018

Auditor, assessor candidates speak out

On June 27, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. The...

 

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