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Articles from the January 19, 2023 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 19, 2023

County lobbies Gov. Inslee on Fish & Wildlife

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a variety of business when they met Tuesday. The board signed a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requisition action on local wildlife issues; commissioners signed interlocal agreements to support the Cathlamet library...

 

Insurance to cover Port 1 dredge repairs

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners agreed to continue managing County Line Park and learned that their insurance company approved a claim which will cover repairs after the dredge sank in...

 

PUD commission reviews water plans

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners talked about water plans, a new way to deal with supply chain issues, and got an update on activity at the utility. General Manager Dan Kay said he was working with the Department of Health...

 

Lady Mules have very rough week

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost three last week, bringing their league record to 4-5. Last Wednesday, the team traveled to Rainier, where they lost 42-35. "I was really happy with our...

 

Mules split with Toledo, Napavine

Last week, Brodie Avalon, a senior on the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team tied a school scoring record with 43 points. This week, he hit the 1,000 point career mark. "Brodie has put more time in...

 

Bills speeds process to get cosmetology license

Cosmetology students will be able to register for their final exam before they have completed their course work if a bill under consideration by the state Legislature is approved. House Bill 1017, by Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, allows cosmetology...

 

Mayor comments on Butler lot finances

Editor's note: Here is a copy of a letter Mayor David Olson sent to Cathlamet council members regarding expenditures for the development of the Butler Street parking lot.) To the Cathlamet Town Council: I want to respond to statements concerning the...

 

The town needs a professional manager

To The Eagle: To put my Butler parking lot comments from last week in perspective: · A much more efficient and aesthetically pleasing parking lot on Broadway St replacing Wally Wright’s old hardware store was recently and benevolently developed...

 

More anti-seaplane misinformation

To The Eagle: Again, more misinformation from the anti-seaplane writer last week when he stated "there are no overhead flight paths in this area." There are actually three “overhead flight paths” in this area. Low Altitude Victor Airway T355 is...

 

High level politics is about dealmaking

To The Eagle: High level politics is fundamentally about dealmaking. You can’t succeed unless you’re willing to make a deal with practically anyone on almost anything. Faust’s deal with the devil was fatal. On Capitol Hill, it’s how you...

 

Horse and buggy days were clean, cheap

To The Eagle: I will never buy an EV car. I’ve read many negatives about them. While it takes an hour or more to charge a cell phone, iPad, iPhone, imagine how long it would take charging a car? Besides, charging an EV, the cost would be...

 

Young barrel racer claims championship

While Tru Blue Most doesn't live in Wahkiakum County, her roots run deep, and it was here that this champion barrel racer first learned to ride. Most, who is 14 and attends school in Longview, is the...

 

Crab and oyster feed at fairgrounds Saturday

STORMY--As I begin this column, it’s blowing like crazy and I am just hoping I can finish this up without any power outages ruining my plans! During the night, it was definitely a time of noise as I could hear the tree branches crashing down in...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

My friends, I know the rain can get to us, but please remember to take your Vitamin D because it helps the body with what the sun normally gives us the rest of the year. Margie Godfrey from the old Naselle Clinic taught me that years ago and I’ve...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 19, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 9 — 12:42 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported several people trespassing on his property. He...

 

Ellen Badger

Ellen Marie Badger 83, of Cathlamet, died December 28, 2022 in a Vancouver care center. Ellen was born to Ross and Ruth (Hazzard) Davis in Kelso on February 28,1939. She attended school in Kelso. In 1957 she married Larry Badger and moved to Grays...

 

Charles "Chuck" Christensen

Feb. 4, 1936 – Jan. 4, 2023 It is with a heavy heart I announce the loss of Chuck Christensen on January 4th, 2023, my beloved husband of 63 years. He was born on February 4th, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii, to parents Paul and Ella Christensen. Raised on...

 

VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 honors local emergency responders

Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United State selects an emergency medical technician, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, and new for this year, a 911 dispatcher to receive Public...

 

Northwest Voices event set for January 24

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Elaine Cockrell will be featured at the January 24 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, A Shrug of the Shoulders. The author will present a writing workshop...

 

National Mentoring Month underway

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Wahkiakum Community Network (WCN) is revitalizing their local mentoring program. They will host an informational meeting for potential mentors on Tuesday, January 24, at 6 p.m., at the Hope Center, 320 S....

 

Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation and Amazon Smile Program

There is a new way to contribute to your local library and it doesn’t cost you anything. Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile that donates a percentage of your purchase when you log in through the Amazon Smile login, (smile.amazon.com)....

 

19th District lawmakers to host Virtual Town Hall meeting

Sen. Jeff Wilson, Rep. Jim Walsh, and Rep. Joel McEntire are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 - 7 p.m. Those who would like to participate must register in advance for...

 

Covid update

No new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County in the last week according to the Washington Department of Health, and the cumulative total stands at 633. The number of hospitalizations went down by one to 49, and the number of deaths...

 

Courthouse dogs bring comfort to victims, witnesses Measure aims to clarify rules on courthouse dogs

Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist people who are providing testimony, including youth with...

 

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