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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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Port considers future of marina storage units

After reorganizing the board, Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners got down to business last Thursday. Bob Kizziar, who stepped into the role as president, praised Brett Deaton for his service in...

 

VFW awards Eric Hansen a statewide honor

On Saturday, Eric Hansen, a teacher at John C. Thomas Middle School in Cathlamet, received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Washington at the 71st annual...

 

County tax burden declines 15 percent

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County's property tax and special assessment collections will decline 15 percent this year, Assessor Bill Coons announced at the weekly meeting of the county board of commissioners on Tuesday. Coons said total property tax an...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 17, 2019

Cathlamet recall heads to court

The effort to recall the mayor and three members of the Cathlamet Town Council will take another step next week. A hearing is scheduled at 11 a.m. in Wahkiakum County Superior Court to review the proposed ballot synopsis and determine the...

 

PCA seeking members and donations

To The Eagle: Formally registered as the Cathlamet Pioneer Center, but known by many as the old Pioneer Church, the building that anchors the corner of Main and Columba Streets in Cathlamet was built in 1896. For more than a century it has served as...

 

Fundraiser on Sunday to support bull riding event

To The Eagle: The Fair Foundation will hold a Lasagna Dinner on Sunday, January 20 from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Rosburg Hall. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction during the dinner. This is the first of several events that will help raise...

 

County support for library not enough

To The Eagle: I was pleased to discover that the county will be providing some funding for Cathlamet Public Library in 2019. They have budgeted $3,000 for the town library and the same amount for Johnson Park's library room. The library board had...

 

Star program gives thanks

To The Eagle: We want to say thank you to all of the people of Wahkiakum County that participated in helping with the Star Program for the 2018 season; the Wahkiakum High School that each year helps us, the families that took stars and for the...

 

Democrats to hold quarterly meeting

To The Eagle: Our Washington State Democratic Party will gather for its quarterly meeting January 25 through January 27, Friday - Sunday. That meeting will be held at Hotel Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, Washington. Contact:...

 

Automatic meters aid PUD in identifying problems

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to a report from General Manager Dave Tramblie and discussed several items on Tuesday. The automatic meter reading meters are helping the PUD resolve issues more quickly, Tramblie says....

 

Newspaper association opens Olympia bureau

The Olympia news bureau of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association opened last week with four reporters ready to cover the state’s lawmakers. With a news team consisting of three University of Washington journalism majors and one Washington...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    January 17, 2019

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax

• Would impose 9% tax on capital gains starting at $25,000 • Projected revenue: $975 million • Homes, farms, retirement accounts exempt Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on...

 

Medical marijuana could be allowed on school grounds

• Students would be able to medicate at school A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students who require aid for medical conditions. HB 1060 aims to permit students to consume medical...

 

Lawmakers propose rules to shield kids from pot

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and school bus stops within the buffer requirements of state-licensed marijuana businesses. House Bill...

 

Lasagna dinner fundraiser at Rosburg Hall on Sunday

EVERYTHING--Now that we are at mid-month, we have been having a bit of this and that, like some hail, some slick icy conditions, some wet and windy conditions and even some sunshine with moderate temperatures during the daylight hours so that's not t...

 

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...

 

LCC seeking host families

Lower Columbia College is seeking families to host female Japanese exchange students (ages 19-21) from September 2 to 17. The students are visiting from Atomi University in Japan for an English Language and American Culture program. The students...

 

Downriver Dispatches

After receiving many wonderful comments regarding my last article while out and about preparing for this article, it came to my attention that some clarification is in order. First of all, I have...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday in the Middle School Commons. Before beginning the bulk of its agenda items, the board nominated Chuck Hendrickson to continue as board chair...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 17, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 7 — 8:39 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with an abdominal issue. 4:22...

 

Betty Koziel

Betty Jane Koziel, 85, of Skamokawa died January 12, 2019 in Vancouver. She was born in Pompeys Pillar, Montana on May 19, 1933 to Henry and Elizabeth (Klundt) Almer. She was raised in Vancouver,...

 

Lions Club honors students

At their recent meeting the Lions Club honored two seniors as Lions Students of The Month. Top right: Kayleigh Nakonsky was the November Student of The Month. Kayleigh is planning to seek a degree in...

 

The play's the thing for seven WHS students

Seven Wahkiakum High School drama students have been rehearsing for two plays that they will be performing this Sunday in the 2019 High School One Act Play Festival, a competition at Stageworks Northwest in Longview. Wahkiakum will be competing with...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event January 20

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Historic Winter Transportation by Richard Brenne will be Sunday, January 20, at 1:00 p.m. People of northern climes have long...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Are you or someone you know experiencing homelessness? We would like to invite you to join us at the community center Thursday, Jan. 24th from 12-5 for our annual Point In Time count. We will have hot soup, internet access, coffee, giveaways and...

 

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