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More detail on school bond issue

My apologies. So many details to try to get right in last week's story about the Wahkiakum School District's 22-year $28.75 million bond to renovate the high school that I completely forgot a really...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 23, 2020

Slide cuts SR 4 on KM Mountain

SR 4 will be closed for an undetermined time because of a landslide blocking the highway near the eastern base of KM Mountain. The slide occurred late Thursday afternoon, dumping debris over a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020

WSDOT planning repair to open SR 4 on KM Mountain

Washington Department of Transportation engineers hope to have a single lane of traffic open soon around the slide blocking SR 4 on KM Mountain. "Soon" is probably next week but possibly as early as late this week. District Construction Engineer...

 

Broadband drive hits a funding snag

By Diana Zimmerman The Broadband Committee met Monday for an update from the Wahkiakum PUD on the project to provide broadband for the east side of Wahkiakum County. PUD General Manager David Tramblie said that the PUD had determined GPS coordinates...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020

Speed limit changes proposed in Westend

By Rick Nelson The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is considering lowering speed limits on SR 4 through Rosburg and Grays River. The department is also considering modifications to the speed limits on SR 409 as it comes off the...

 

There's always a job that needs doing...

"My dad would say, 'There is always a job that needs doing. Be the one who gets it done,'" Suzanne Holmes said. "He was always encouraging us to start. 'You don't know where it's going to take you....

 

Our school bond vote: a values question

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum School Bond measure is coming up for a vote and there appears to be a fair amount of misinformation out and about. The current high school building reached its predicted end-of-life 20 years ago, and should have been...

 

Vote yes on school bond

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Democratic Party voted at its general meeting January 11, 2020 to support the Wahkiakum School Bond after studying the facts. We urge everyone to educate themselves on facts and go on a scheduled tour of the high...

 

Who is right when everybody's wrong?

To The Eagle: Haven't written in a while which another person mentioned to me the other day. It's not that I have nothing to say, it's more like no matter what I say it makes no difference. Preaching to the choir is just that and I find myself...

 

Vote no on school bond issue

Vote no on school bond issue To The Eagle: After reading the very informative article about the needed repairs to our school in last week’s Eagle I had only one thought: How much was this going to cost me? The article cleverly never mentioned the...

 

Another vote for school bond

To The Eagle: Vote Yes for the Wahkiakum School Bond. It’s the necessary and right thing to do. Built in the early ‘60s, the high school was built with pride to last. But it wasn’t built to last forever. The high school has stood nearly 60...

 

Vote yes for coming school district bond

To The Eagle: It is no secret that the state of Washington has botched up school finances, the most recent example being the court-ordered enhancement of school funding which our legislature distributed in such a way as to penalize small rural...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020

Council covers many topics in 4-hour meeting

By Rick Nelson Four hours plus: The Cathlamet Town Council met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting, starting at 6 p.m. and recessing into an executive session around 10:10 p.m. Needless to say, they covered a lot of ground: Some of the highligh...

 

Is Donald Trump a real leader?

To The Eagle: Silence allowed many dictators to continue their brutal regimes. Since we are allowed to have free speech and opinions in this country, thank God, we are also allowed to point out, what we deem to be bad policy and bad behavior. We...

 

Legislators are abusers of power

To The Eagle: The impeachment crisis is ridiculous. Our legislators can’t see themselves that they, too, are liars and abusers of power. The moment Trump became president, they’ve wasted taxpayers’ dollars yearly hunting for excuses when they...

 

School bond will hurt elderly on fixed incomes

To The Eagle: Vote no on school bonds, or you’ll be signing a blank check for unknown costs. The Eagle reports these improvements will cost ‘about’ $35.4M. Ever had a remodel done to your home with an ‘about’ estimate and it actually cost...

 

Gun rights advocates rally at capitol

Above: Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned...

 

Valentine Bingo to be held on February 1

NICER?--After a couple of days of snowy weather and then a couple of outages last week due to strong winds and debris flying everywhere, it's back to just rain and gloomy conditions, so I guess that's some sort of improvement anyway. Of course, by th...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Woodworker Extraordinaire Nobody at the Art Show at the Grange would have any idea the impact that the show would have on me. After talking with the artists and others, it occurred to me that there is...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 23, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 13 – 4:28 a.m. A caller reported that a light was on in the old nursing home. 6:25 a.m. A driver...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is excited to welcome our newest board member, Dana Hamp. We are looking forward to having Dana on the board. Johnson Park is taking applications for one more position on the board. Applications are available at the Wahkiakum County...

 

This Sunday: 2020 Doernbecher Children's Hospital Boot Drive

Members of the Puget Island Fire Department, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet, will be collecting donations for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. All donations will go providing care for children. Look for firefighters...

 

Wahkiakum Lions Club Student of the Month

Aubrie Montgomery was honored with a certificate and a check at the last Wahkiakum Lions Club meeting. Aubrie was chosen as the Lions Club December Student of The Month. She is active in multiple...

 

LCC Foundation names Joe Fischer 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation has named Joe Fischer as the 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year. Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the...

 

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