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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Council OK's shoreline program

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council approved proposed updates to the town's shoreline management program (SMP) and acted on other business at their monthly meeting Monday. The town and Wahkiakum County have been working for four years in a joint...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Ferry repairs Tuesday

The Wahkiakum County ferry Oscar B. will cease service 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Tuesday for some mechanical work. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said a technician will update an alarm system and move coolant tanks from engine walls to a bulkhead...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017 

Sheriff's office deals with growing number of mental health calls

From 2007 to 2013, the number of mental health calls that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received tripled. And just halfway through 2016, the department nearly matched the total for 2013. According to Raedyn Grasseth, the administrative...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 22, 2017 

Pool opens with new protocols, training

The Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool opened on Monday and with a new protocol and training in place, seasoned lifeguards are feeling even confident about teaching lessons and responding to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Commissioners cover variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered business ranging from dredging progress to the county fair's bull riding program when they met Tuesday. In response to a question from the audience, Commissioner Dan Cothren reported that county officials...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Port 2 hears reports

The Port District 2 board of commissioners breezed through their monthly meeting on June 20. Manager Janet Bryan reported that Skamokawa Vista Park will host a kite festival on September 23. A Seattle group will host the festival. Bryan also...

 
 News    June 22, 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...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

N/GRV School Board Notes

Submitted by Superintendent Lisa Nelson The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 20. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the retirements of Bruce Wise, teacher and Debbie Denny-Kli...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

Correction

In a news item printed in the June 15 edition of The Eagle, we mistakenly stated that Levi Delamarter was a resident of Puget Island. That is incorrect. He is a former Puget Island resident and now lives in Longview....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 22, 2017 

Special filing period underway this week

County elections officials last week held a special filing period for positions on the 2017 election ballots which drew no candidates in the regular May filing period, and candidates came forward for some of the positions. All positions are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 sets scholarship record

Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017 graduated on Friday and they did it in record fashion. The class was offered more than a million dollars in scholarships, and according to Marc Niemeyer, the coll...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Backman: Fair should drop bull riding show

County Commissioner Mike Backman dropped a bomb at the end of Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners when he asked colleague Dan Cothren to pass a motion ordering county fair personnel to stop raising funds for a planned bull riding p...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Ice machine proposed for marina

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners listened to a proposal for the placement of a mobile ice machine at the marina and a proposal for a partnership with a local rowing club in the purchase of a boat at their meeting last Thursday. “Mike and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Walters named citizen of the year

Skamokawa resident Kay Walters was named Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club for her involvement in 4-H and the Wahkiakum County Fair. Walters has shared her love for animals with more...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Corps calls for more permits for dredging

By Rick Nelson Just like the river that's eroding beaches and threatening property on Cape Horn and Puget Island shorelines, the requirement for permits to address the situation just keeps flowing. Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners, acting...

 

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,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 15, 2017

Schools work with homeless students

According to Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, there were over 39,000 homeless students enrolled in Washington state schools during the 2015-2016 school year. Approximately 50 of these youths were in attendance at some point during the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 15, 2017

Special filing period underway this week

A special filing period started yesterday (Wednesday) for positions on the 2017 election ballots which drew no candidates in the regular May filing period. The positions include: Fire District 2, Commissioner 2, Oliver Van Den Berghe, incumbent;...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

Gratitude pervades Naselle graduation

Valedictorian Raja Estes began Naselle High School's Class of 2017 commencement on Saturday with gratitude, giving thanks to all. She was followed by faculty speaker Scott Smith, a science teacher,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 8, 2017

Delays close window for Island sand spoils

Eroding shorelines on Puget Island's East Sunny Sands won't receive any dredge sand this year, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday. And neither will the site inside the East Sunny Sands dike road on the Philip Vik Farm. In a June 5...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

PUD board discusses salaries, hears reports

A discussion about salaries that has bridged several Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meetings continued on Tuesday. Commissioners talked about how to use a salary range, but most of the focus was on how and when to issue cost of living...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

This year two seniors will graduate with a 4.0 and represent the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2017 as co-valedictorians. Makenzie Anderson will travel to Cheney this fall to tackle pre-requisite...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Sydney Hansen plans to study secondary education at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. After she graduates, she hopes to spend some time in her own classroom before returning to school to get...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Shona Heywood is the Salutatorian for Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017. She will graduate with a 3.993. Shona will attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, her father's alma mater, in...

 

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