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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018 

Congresswoman studies erosion concerns

Congresswoman Jamie Herrera-Beutler, R-District 3, visited the eroding East Sunny Sand shoreline Tuesday to see what she could do to aid efforts to set up dredge spoils deposits this year. County offi...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 22, 2018 

PUD developing discounts for senior/disabled low income customers

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners continued to talk about a proposal to revise their senior/disabled low income discount, listened to reports, and discussed a technological advance that could potentially help the community. Auditor...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 22, 2018 

Community gathers to talk tourism potential

A group of curious and engaged residents showed up on Monday to listen to Nan Devlin, the tourism director for Tillamook County in Oregon, talk about the positive effect that tourism has had on her...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

A story in last week's edition incorrectly reported that a business owner has applied for an application to open a marijuana store in the old Rosburg Store; the correct location, according to the application, is 3772 SR 4, Grays River, which is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 22, 2018 

Town council cruises through light agenda

Perhaps it was the snow that fell heavy and wet in the late afternoon, for the Cathlamet Town Council found itself with a light agenda Tuesday. The highlight of the agenda was supposed to have been a visit from Washington Department of...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 22, 2018 

At odds over education funding and how to cut property taxes

OLYMPIA, Feb. 20 -- Democrats in both chambers of the state Legislature are at odds over adding more funding to public education and how to cut property taxes across Washington. Banking on a promising tax revenue forecast, Senate Democrats want to us...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    February 22, 2018 

Legislators clash over gun legislation amid mass shooting talks

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation. More than 10 firearm bills were introduced and led to heated debate...

 

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. Learn to knit,...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on February 20 in Middle School Commons. The board approved the hiring of Robert Baker as head track coach and Scott Smith as assistant track coach. The...

 

Levies pass

Local school districts received support from voters in Tuesday's special levy elections. Voters said yes to a four-year $997,000 levy to support education at the Wahkiakum School District. The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District educational...

 

Reptiles, etc

Above: Brave kids took advantage of an opportunity to hold a tarantula during the visiting Reptile Road Show at St. James Family Center on Saturday. Top right: The Reptile Road Show's Garth Pithan...

 

Port 1 votes to join development district

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port 1 voted on a resolution to support an economic development district and discussed other matters concerning the marina at last Thursday's meeting. Bill Fashing,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Commissioners object to Grays River pot store

Editor's Note: This story is corrected from first publication, which incorrectly reported a business owner has applied for an application to open a marijuana store in the old Rosburg Store; the correct location, according to the application, is 3772...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

The pictures of the new sign in Cathlamet were mistakenly attributed to Diana Zimmerman. It should have read "Courtesy photos."...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 15, 2018

Executive explains doxo network

Responding to an article in last week's Eagle, a representative of the firm "doxo" contacted The Eagle to explain the company's business model. The article reported that some Town of Cathlamet utility customers had encountered doxo's website while se...

 

Chamber seeks development ideas

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites the public to express ideas for development of tourism and other economic activities. Chamber member Sue Cameron announced this week that the Chamber will host a facilitated public forum next Monday, 2 p.m....

 

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. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

SR 4 to alternate through a single lane west of Longview

People who travel on Ocean Beach Highway (State Route 4) west of Longview should expect minor delays for the next several weeks. Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both directions of the...

 

Ghost town Frankfort now a setting for books

Kristine Kibbee, an author from Castle Rock, found inspiration for a series of her books in Wahkiakum County, in a place she has never been, and that she has only seen in pictures. "Decades ago, a...

 

PUD considers discounts for seniors, disabled

Several issues came up for discussion at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, including a discount for senior and disabled low income customers, Washington State House Bill 2402, and internet service. General Manager...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    February 8, 2018

Carbon tax advances in state senate

OLYMPIA (Feb. 1) -- A tax on carbon emissions proposed by Governor Jay Inslee has taken a big step forward. On Feb. 1, the state Senate Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee passed a revised version of Inslee’s carbon tax plan with a 6-4...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 8, 2018

County plugs away on dredge permitting

Will Wahkiakum County's eroding shorelines receive sand from Columbia River channel maintenance this year? Wahkiakum County officials continue to address issues raised by permitting agencies in their effort to establish a 10-year beach nourishment...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 8, 2018

Online company taking town, PUD payments without permission

A utility payment processing company has been taking payments for both the Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum PUD utilities without permission and charging a fee as well. "I have had two customers ask me why they have to pay $7 to pay their bills...

 

New work boat

Port 1 staff had a little fun last Wednesday when they got to take the new work boat for a spin at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Left to right: Port 1 Manager Jackie Lea, Administrative Assistant...

 

River traffic

Fog on the Columbia obscured a tanker moored at Port Westward. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

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