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Articles from the January 16, 2020 edition

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School district seeks bond for building needs

Russ Reese and Ron Wright of the Citizens Action Committee joined Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent Freeman and School Board Director Shawn Merz on Monday to talk about a bond to remodel...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 16, 2020

Hull Creek Road closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 for culvert replacement

Hull Creek Road will be closed for up to 12 hours Wednesday, Jan. 22, for emergency repair of a culvert. "The Honey Creek 4' culvert is a threat of immanent failure due to the bottom of the culvert deteriorating and allowing the creek water to erode...

 

Bond, presidential primary elections ahead

It’s a big year for the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office, as far as elections go. “In the first part of 2020, there are two elections right off the bat,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The February special election is for the school...

 

Port 1 hears report on renewable diesel

Captain Peter Wilcox, founding director of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project spoke to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners about renewable diesel at their January meeting last Thursday. “We started this project...shifting to...

 

Yes, it's January

Tuesday morning's snowfall left its calling card on bare branches at a Rosburg residence. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Facts aren't hard to find

Fact checking: It seems most major newspapers now have fact checkers; The Eagle isn't a major newspsper, so we rely on trusted outside sources, notable the Associated Press. Here are links to others: https://www.snopes.com/, https...

 

Senator supports school bond proposal

To The Eagle: I feel fortunate that I was able to attend Wahkiakum High School just a few years after it was built. The building looked shiny and new, the teachers were great, our teams exceled, and it was a fun place to learn. This has not changed...

 

Take the time to be media literate

To The Eagle: First, I would like to thank the editor for responding to my question about incorrect information in a recent letter published in The Eagle. I was delayed in getting my response into the paper and as it turned out the editor did a much...

 

Praise for Herrera-Beutler

To The Eagle: There’s a bright future because of the positive efforts by Jaime Herrera-Beutler: HR19 Lower Costs, More Cures- bipartisan law to lower prescription drug prices and protect access to new therapy. HR4996 Helping MOMS-combat maternal...

 

Corrections/Clarificatioins

In a photograph published last week of Ken Workman, Donna Martinez and Jane Pulliam, tribal affiliation was incorrect in regards to Donna. She is Navajo with Mexican blood but participates in many of the Chinookan tribal events and instructs cedar...

 

Demonization of carbon dioxide is a bad thing

To The Eagle: Kudos to Editor Rick Nelson for his fine selective research used to slam my reference to the Petition Project in these pages a fortnight past. He used Wikipedia, which is the absolute gold standard for denigrating commentary on...

 

Be glad we have a real leader

To The Eagle: The contempt and ridicule from the left is unfortunate and a continuing bleeding wound to the nation's spirit. Democrats have no sense of good civic spirit. They would rather tear our country apart than acquiesce to our overwhelmingly...

 

Governor hits positives in state of state

• Homelessness and climate among key concerns By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 14)-- Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “Washington state...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 16, 2020

Governmental entities plan many projects around the county

One might think Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners turned into a reality TV news program. The morning started at 8 a.m. with a roundtable discussion by local governmental entities reporting their principle activities and...

 

GOP senators propose free state park visits

• Would do away with Discover Pass By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 13)-- Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader...

 

Volunteers needed in many places

NOT NICE--Last week ended with a whole lot of wind and rain and "King Tides" and sadly, the deaths of a couple of young children. Every year, people are warned about being on the beach and how "sneaker" waves can take you down in an instant. During...

 
 By David Olson    News    January 16, 2020

Court upholds Chinook challenge for recognition

The federal district court for the Western District of Washington on Jan. 11 issued an order invalidating a Department of Interior rule that barred the Chinook Indian Nation from re-petitioning to restore its status as a federally recognized tribe. I...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. The fairgrounds will be a busy place this year. We have several events that will be taking place out here. On February 1 the fair board will hold a Valentine's Bingo; the...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

First freshet brings opportunity Every once in a while the Grays River overflows its banks and sends thousands of cubic feet of water and debris downstream. The first freshet of 2020 brought not only...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 16, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 6 – 8:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing east county resident. 8:30 a.m. The Cathlamet amb...

 

LCC announces next NW Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Molly Gloss will be featured at the January 29 Northwest Voices event in Longview. · The author will present a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Health & Science Building, Room 104 (HSB...

 

45th Parallel Universe Orchestra – Smörgåsbord

45th Parallel Universe founder Greg Ewer gathers his friends for a night of Scandinavian delights at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, on January 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating and $25 with a season package. The...

 

Ivy Lou Vik

Ivy Lou Vik (Fontana), of Cathlamet, WA, died January 12, 2020 at St. John's hospital surrounded by family. She was born October 11, 1945 in Vancouver, Washington to Ivy and E. Louie Fontana, to be...

 

Robotics team wins trophy

The high school robotics team and a support group of middle school future robotics team members played for 15 hours traveling to Olympia and doing robotics with 35 other teams coming from Seattle to...

 

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