Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition

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US House committee hears Grays Bay flooding concerns

Last week Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Representative for Washington's Third District, stood before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Washington D.C., and spoke in support of a stud...

 

State lawmakers may end open carry in parks, require a permit to buy a gun

Democrats want to pass new restrictions to reduce gun violence and the proliferation of firearms. Opponents say their efforts infringe on Second Amendment rights and will leave families less safe in public places. Democratic lawmakers in Washington a...

 

Infrared "hot spots" help PUD predict outages

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Public Utitilies District Board of Commissioners received a brief update on how things went over the last frigid, snowy week and learned about what’s coming up next at the PUD. “Tree trimming pays dividends,...

 

Bearrrrrrrr!

A chainsaw bear statue caked in ice almost seems to shiver following an ice storm that paralyzed much of south Pacific County beginning Saturday, Jan. 13, with aftereffects dragging into Monday and...

 

Port 1 saw big tourism boost from RVs

Wahkiakum County Port 1 held a brief meeting last week. In ten minutes time they agreed to move their February meeting, which usually occurs on the second Thursday of the month to Feb. 13, signed waivers of compensation for any potential special...

 

Please support the school levy

To The Eagle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors recently authorized the placement of a three-year Educational Programs Levy on the Feb. 13 ballot. This levy, which is a renewal of the existing tax, asks voters for a...

 

Thank you for your vote Wahkiakum Co.

To The Eagle: Thank you, Wahkiakum County! We, the volunteers, officers, support personnel, Chief Randall Hoven, and current sitting fire commissioners – Richard Bigler, chair; James “Bim” McCoy; and Larry Hendrickson – of Fire Protection...

 

Port 2 seeks Main Street grant

By Wahkiakum County Port 2 Commissioners adopted a new employee compensation schedule and got a quick update at their meeting on Tuesday. The new compensation schedule is in response to the state minimum wage law and salary rules that the Department...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    January 18, 2024

County Commissioners Report

County commissioners met Tuesday in their regular session and approved several contracts for the new year. An agreement with the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce was renewed continuing their role as the economic development department for the county....

 

Take your child to the library

Saturday, Feb. 3rd is “Take Your Child to the Library” day! Your local library is an ideal place for children to play, discover, make friends, and have fun. Visit the Cathlamet Public Library on Feb. 3 and listen to a fun storytime, followed by...

 

Artists seek artists

Columbia Artist Association-SW Washington has announced an open call to artists in Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Lewis, Pacific, Clatsop, and Columbia counties for their 2024 spring show. Artwork in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed mediums, as well as...

 

Susie Cooper

Susanna Cooper, 55, of Longview, passed away on Oct. 18, 2023. Susanna was born on Jan. 27, 1968, to Erval and Carol Cooper in Longview. She is survived by her mother (Carol Cooper), brothers Gary (Rachel), Donald (Tracy), Pete (Patty). She is also...

 

Enough winter yet?

ENOUGH ALREADY! Well, I don't know about you but Ole Man Winter can move along and take all his bitter cold with him. I'm sure we've all had enough of the snow, ice, sleet, bitter winds and nastiness by now, at least I have. Once we get to the point...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 18, 2024

January 8 10:17 a.m. A caller said an off road vehicle fell off a trailer and was sitting upside down in the middle of SR 4 on the west side of KM. State patrol responded. 4:41 p.m. An East Valley resident reported that a travel trailer had been stol...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Bob Torppa called this morning to report on a major waterline break during the night below Paul and Nikki Footh's home on Loop Road in Grays River. The line was likely a 4" pipe that had broken in...

 

New penalties for harassment of election workers

Washington lawmakers renewed their push Thursday to increase criminal penalties for harassment of election workers. The state House of Representatives, on an 86-11 vote, approved House Bill 1241 to make it a class C felony for a person to threaten...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Johnson Park Advisory Board 10:00 a.m. Johnson Park. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1- 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Hope Center 320 S 3rd St. Cathlamet. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Noon, Rosburg Hall, Rosburg. Community Library &...

 

State's latest daylight saving time proposal would mean earlier summer sunsets

This spring could be the last one when Washingtonians move their clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time, if a proposal making its way through the Legislature passes this year. A bipartisan...

 

Ranchers and farmers would help state fight wildfires under proposal in Legislature

Washington lawmakers want the state to partner with farmers, ranchers and others to better fight wildland fires. House Bill 1971 would set up a rangeland fire protection association pilot project...

 

Wahkiakum Life

Large herd of elk on upper Grays River. Photo by Karen Bertroch...

 

Mules continue to show grit and growth

It was a big week for the Wahkiakum Mule boys basketball team, who very nearly upset the leading 2B team in state last Wednesday, and for senior cager Zakk Carlson, who scored his 1000th career point...

 

Mules travel to Kalama Tuesday

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team traveled to Toledo, where they lost 55-19. Jessie LeFever and Payton Mendez scored six points apiece to lead the Mules. Brienna Cothren added four points, Esther Bouts had two, and Amirah...

 
 By Grace Deng    News    January 18, 2024

Women are close to holding half the seats in WA's Legislature

Washington’s Legislature is on track to achieve equal representation of men and women elected into office by 2026. That’s according to a new report from The Ascend Fund, an organization promoting women in politics and advised by former female...

 

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