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Articles from the February 4, 2016 edition

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Port 1 acquires Yacht club's dredge

Last Wednesday a barge arrived in the Cathlamet Channel with Wahkiakum County Port District 1's new dredge aboard as well as a crane big enough to lift the 35,000 pound vessel. After a couple hours...

 

Work party planned to clean up community garden

The Wahkiakum Community Garden is revving up for a new Garden Season so get your plot request in! To paraphrase an old Burma Shave sign: “SPRING has SPRUNG THE WEEDS ARE RIZ WHERE LAST YEAR'S GARDEN IZ” The gardening catalogs have been received...

 

Novelist will discuss fun and foibles of a book tour

Last July, Ellen Urbani visited WordFest to discuss her novel, Landfall, about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. In August, she officially launched the book at Powell’s in Portland, and then set off on a book tour along the east coast and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 4, 2016

County officials seek improved security

Wahkiakum County department heads discussed upgrades to courthouse security with the board of commissioners on Tuesday. Commissioners also heard reports from health department officials and addressed other business. Officials agreed they would like...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 4, 2016

Replacement shaft seals coming from England, New Orleans

Wahkiakum County officials hope to have replacement shaft seals to repair the ferry Oscar B. by the end of this week. The ferry had been out of service most of December and January to install a new generator cooling system. The ferry left a...

 

Is fire district merger in best interest of Puget Island?

To The Eagle: Recently the residents of Puget Island received a petition in the mail to merge Fire District #1 into Fire District #4. Fire District #4 has a levy base rate of 59 cents per $1000 of assessed valuation plus 23 cents per $1000 assessed...

 

Can we get our money back?

To The Eagle: Can we invoke the Lemon Law on our ferry boat and get our money back? You know that boat will never be right. It’ll nickel and dime us to death. Michael Nunes Cathlamet...

 

Bill poses limits on records requests

OLYMPIA—Lawmakers are looking to modify the Public Records Act in an effort to help local agencies that claim they’re burdened by overly broad and massive public-records requests. House Bill 2576 would give local agencies the power to limit the...

 

PUD considering rebuilding substation

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners heard reports and took time to check out the new bucket truck at their meeting Tuesday morning. "Just going to let you look at your quarter of a million dollar...

 

Valentine Diamond Dinner set for February 13

MIXTURE--At the end of last week, we saw wind, rain, heavier rain and hail, mixed up with dashes of sunshine and rainbows. It really depended on where you were at any given minute as to what you were experiencing, but it was enough to let us know tha...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 4, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 25 — 2:53 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a vehicle stop on SR 4 near County Line...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! We are starting a new month and that means we are one month closer to the fair. Some events that the fair will sponsor in February are The Flea Market and the Valentine's Dinner. The Flea Market is on February 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have...

 

Pacific County to host Tsunami Inundation Community Forums

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will host a series of Community Forums regarding Tsunami Inundation for Pacific County. These forums will serve as ramp-up events for the Cascadia Rising Functional Exercise, a national level exercise...

 

CERT volunteer classes set in Naselle, Rosburg

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency and the Wahkiakum County Department of Emergency Management are offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) in the Rosburg/Naselle area. The classes on February 20 and 21, will be held at the...

 

Cast announced for play

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced the 2016 cast for their March Teen Full Stage Musical Production the “Tale of Beauty and the Beast” book by Vera Morris and music, lyrics by Bill Francoeur and produced by special arrangement with Pione...

 

Wahkiakum Superior Court

The trial of Altoona resident Sam Valdez is scheduled to begin in Wahkiakum County Superior Court on February 16. On December 21, 2015, a fourth charge, arson in the first degree, was added to Valdez’s existing counts of solicitation to commit...

 

Boot drive

Local volunteer firefighters and EMS raised $4,479.67 in this weekend's Boot Drive for the Kiwanis-Doernbecher Children's Cancer Progam at OHSU. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 

Chocolate Extravaganza is set for February 12

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will be host their 17th Chocolate Extravaganza on February 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Hotel Cathlamet. This annual fund raiser helps support community sexual assault and domestic violence services...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: The Mutineers from Portland will perform from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, February 6, on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-36...

 

Chamber Crab & Oyster Feed set for February 20

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Crab & Oyster Feed at the Norse Hall on February 20. This will be the 31st year for this event. The Crab & Oyster Feed is a fundraising event for the Chamber. Funds raised at this dinner help to...

 

Winter Birding on the Lower Columbia offered February 21 at Fort Clatsop

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is Winter Birding on the Lower Columbia by Mike Patterson on Sunday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Captain Meriwether...

 

Community Center Calendar

The Community Center Calendar of events and activities may be found on the Wahkiakum County Web page titled: Community Center Calendar http://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/index.htm look under Fast Links then scroll down, the Community Center is under the...

 

Fish preservation workshop offered

Learn the basics of preserving fish on February 17 at the Grays River Grange. The free workshop begins at 10 a.m. and will give participants the opportunity to pressure can salmon and prepare a dish using Columbia River canned salmon. Carrie Backman...

 

WDFW approves month-long razor clam dig at Long Beach

Razor clam diggers can look forward to more than a month of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach on the Washington coast. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig, which runs from Feb. 4 through March 10, at...

 

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