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Local woman travels long road to establish leatherwork business

Kylie Thacker is designing her life, one bag at a time, with her leather smithing business, Truant Leather Co. And as she says herself, "what brought me here is not a perfect line, it's a web of all...

 

Quake response plan recommended for schools

• Bill to prepare public schools for catastrophic emergencies • Plan may provide more resources to schools in the case of an emergency A plan may go into effect to better prepare Washington state public schools for natural or human-caused...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 31, 2019

Judge rules recall charges insufficient

Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald J. Richter on Friday ruled that charges to recall Cathlamet's mayor and three council members were legally insufficient to proceed toward election. Cathlamet resident Bill Wainwright had filed the charges...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 31, 2019

State auditors have recommendations for town

The Town of Cathlamet came away with two recommendations after a Washington State Auditor's Office audit in late fall. Overall, the auditors said they found no problems with the town's numbers. However, they pointed out that the town clerical staff...

 

In the boot

On Saturday, Puget Island Fire Department volunteers Jared Vik (left) and Sherrill Bollen (not pictured) collected donations from drivers crossing the Birnie Slough bridge in the annual Fill the Boot...

 

After court decision, questions still remain

To The Eagle: Although the judge determined that there are no legal grounds for recalling three members of the town council for misfeasance regarding the purchase of the lot next to the Bank of the Pacific, the bad odor surrounding these good people...

 

The Eagle's Second Poetry Corner

And still another poem got lost in our email files and was inadvertently omitted from publication in our Second Poetry Corner published Jan. 3. Enjoy! One Less Plate © Paul Schreiber Well, another year has gone by as we gather with the living to...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 31, 2019

Gun proposal would outlaw state database

• Bill would prohibit aggregation of personal information of the DOL • Initiative 1639 passed last year widened scope of background checks By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA (Jan. 24) — The public last week weighed in on a proposed...

 

Pastor Phillips leaves his mark in Cathlamet

After nearly 12 years of serving at the River of Life Assembly of God in Cathlamet, Pastor Mark Phillips has retired. "My plans were to pastor this church until I was 72," Phillips said, "but the...

 

Community development meeting set for Cathlamet

A community meeting to study and generate ideas about local economic development will be held Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the River Street Meeting Room, Cathlamet. Leading the discussion will be Beck McCray, who has operated ranch and small...

 

Valentine dinner at Fairgrounds Saturday

NICE BEGINNING--This week began with some cool temperatures and lots of fog in West Valley, but the sun that followed was certainly enjoyed! We had the same thing at the end of last week, as Saturday was dry and decent too, so having a whole weekend...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Funny points to ponder, the beach, and a penny for your thoughts I only have one timetable and that is to meet my deadline for the Wahkiakum County Eagle, other than that I have no sense of time. I’ll give you an example and I have witnesses. On...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

The Grays River Valley Center will host their 6th annual Super Sale on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They invite vendors and individuals who wish to participate. Items can be used, new, crafts, vintage, antiques, etc. Also anyone wanting a table to...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 31, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 21 - 9:28 a.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose...

 

Hobart Thacker

Hobart Leroy Thacker, "Hoby" died at 95, on December 22, 2018 in Longview. He was born on October 30, 1923 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Garrett and Fannie (Leffler) Thacker. He graduated from Barnsdall,...

 

Death Notice for Vernon Olson

Vernon G. Olson, 91, of Puget Island, died January 28, 2019 at St. John Medical Center. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will follow next week....

 

Tsuga Gallery announces latest featured artist

Submitted by Dan Westlind Working from her home in a quiet valley in Skamokawa, Becky Ledtke creates her Heavy Stone Jewelry. Necklaces comprised of Tiger Eye, Hematite, and African Jade show off the earthy tones of those gemstones. Earrings with...

 

Learn to raise Mason Bees

On February 9 at 10:00 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive and become active in...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

As time often does, it seems to be flying by this week. Garden beds will be prepped, seeds will be planted, and crops will be shared throughout our community. Something truly magical happens when you get your hands into the soil. Whether you are a...

 

Skamokawa's Annual Antique & Vintage Fair scheduled

Friends of Skamokawa will re-open for the season with their annual Antique & Vintage Fair beginning March 1.This is a three-day event occurring on Friday, March 1, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday March 2, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday March 3, 12:00...

 

Joint-state group sets meetings to discuss Columbia salmon policy

The public is invited to attend a series of meetings scheduled by members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss the next steps in reforming salmon management on the Columbia River. The Joint-State Columbia River...

 

LCC Speech & Debate team takes 2nd Place

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season in second place and were awarded the NFC Division III Silver Sweepstakes award last weekend. This award means that LCC had the...

 

WDFW approves three-day razor clam dig

Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a three-day opening beginning Friday, Feb. 1. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin...

 

Free bereavement support group offered for men

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a five-week, free grief support group for men at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview. The group meets Fridays at 9:00 a.m., for coffee, from February 8, 2019 – March 8,...

 

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