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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017 

Commissioners seek key eroding beaches

The Wahkiakum County board of commissioners revisited beach nourishment issues and covered other topics at their regular Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Dan Cothren reported consulting engineers are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 19, 2017 

Mayor surprises port commission over dredging plans

Much needed dredging at the Elochoman Slough Marina will start in November, but it looked doubtful on Thursday when Mayor Dale Jacobson raised concerns during the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commission meeting about the placement of dredge spoils. At one...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 19, 2017 

Council drops proposed administrative assistant after seeing budget

The Cathlamet town council got their first look at their 2018 budget, came to agreement on the controversial town administrative assistant proposal and acted on other business at their monthly meeting on Monday. At the request of Council Member Ryan...

 

Puget Island life

A young white-tailed deer grazes under Puget Island apple trees. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Health plan enrollment now underway

Last Sunday marked the start of Medicare’s open enrollment for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans. Washington state Insurance Commission Office Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) are ready to help...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Errors occurred in a recent Eagle article covering Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The name of the new prevention advocate is Karisa Nogueira, not Chris. The program took 233 crisis calls, not 33. The Charlotte House uses money from the Chocolate...

 

Election 2017--Amy Chadwick, N/GRVSD school board

Ballots for the 2017 general election will soon arrive in Wahkiakum County mail boxes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman has written the following profiles for most of the candidates for local office. Scott Anderson was out of town, so his profile and that...

 

Election 2017--Tim Haataia, N/GRVSD school board

Naselle resident Tim Haataia is one of two candidates vying for the Naselle Grays River Valley School Board Position 4. Haataia began his education in the NGRV district and graduated in 1992. He earned an associated degree in applied arts and science...

 

Election 2017--Bernadette Goodroe, Cathlamet council 4

Bernadette Goodroe is one of two candidates vying for the council member #4 position for the Town of Cathlamet. She has been on the town council since February of 2016, when she was appointed to...

 

Election 2017--Tanya Waller, Cathlamet council 4

Tanya Waller is one of two candidates vying for the Council member #4 position with the Town of Cathlamet. A full time student for years, she has several associates degrees in various fields. She rece...

 

Election 2017--Laurel Waller, Council 5

Laurel Waller is a candidate for the Town of Cathlamet Council Member position #5 position. Waller is the owner of the Hotel Cathlamet. She got a bachelor's degree in Religion and Mysticism at John...

 

Election 2017--Jean Burnham, Council 5

Jean Burnham is running as a write in candidate for the Town of Cathlamet Council member position #5. She was appointed to the council to fill a vacant position and has attended two meetings in that...

 

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. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on October 17. During the board meeting, one personnel matter was approved. The board approved a one year leave of absence for Haleigh See from coaching...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 19, 2017 

PUD: Grays River transformer should be replaced at a cost of $1 million

General Manager Dave Tramblie had some potentially expensive news at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning, and a date was set for a budget a rate hearing in November. Tramblie shared a report he had received...

 

Ten year dinner

Friends of Wahkiakum County's Cooperative Extension and 4-H youth programs held their 10th annual fund raising dinner on the Grays River Covered Bridge last Saturday. Participants enjoyed fresh air,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

County accepts donation of church property

Wahkiakum County commissioners agreed Tuesday to accept the donation of the Cathlamet United Church of Christ (UCC) property. Down to only eight members, the UCC congregation in May voted to donate its church building and adjacent parsonage free of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 12, 2017

Hot market means timber revenue boost for county

Thanks to a hot timber market, Wahkiakum County government should receive several hundred thousand dollars more than expected this year in revenue from county trust timber lands. County officials expected around $1.1 million in timber revenue when...

 

Port 1 prepares for dredging marina

Port 1 commissioners met with Josh Elliott, a project engineer for Maul, Foster & Alongi, last Friday to go over some final details for dredging the Elochoman Slough Marina and a portion 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. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St.,...

 

Students team up for Mule sculptures

On September 26, an art project started by Wahkiakum High School students in Sue Garn's art class in the spring was completed with an installation at the highway entrance to the school. The whole...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 5, 2017

Commissioners hear about DV programs, discuss dredging

Wahkiakum County commissioners recognized the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and handled other business when they met Tuesday. Susan Schillios, director of the Charlotte House Domestic Violence Shelter, asked the board to approve a procla...

 

PUD wrestles with rates for 2018 budget, substation repairs

After a report from General Manager Dave Tramblie, the preliminary budget for 2018 became the primary focus at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. Two rate hikes were proposed with the new budget, but only one was...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

Last week, miscommunication among the staff led to some pictures being identified incorrectly. In a picture in the Vista Park Kite Festival story, a person who should have been identified as Sue Zabel was incorrectly identified as Jessica Schiek. In...

 

Warm ocean moves fish north, changes spawning

Unusually warm ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest in the last few years led anchovies, sardines and hake to begin spawning in Northwest waters much earlier in the year and, for anchovy, longer than biologists have ever recorded before, new...

 

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