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WSDOT opens 1 lane to traffic at KM slide

The contractor working for the Washington State Department of Transportation has opened a lane for traffic past the landslide that has closed SR 4 at KM Mountain for 16 days. Here is WSDOT's Friday...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 13, 2020

Voters reject bond proposal 912-454

Voters in the Wahkiakum School District have rejected a proposal to sell $38 million in bonds to renovate district school buildings. Initial votes counted Tuesday showed 912 voters opposed to the bonds, 66.72%, and 33.21% in favor. The Wahkiakum...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 13, 2020

Long ferry closure ahead; Westend road maintenance sought

The ferry Oscar B. will be out of service almost two weeks to go into dry dock for painting and repairs. The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners authorized the shutdown during their meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners also fielded complaints about...

 

Love of wrestling motivates this coach

Wrestling taught Crystal Davis to want more and to push harder. That may not be why she was the first young woman to join the Mule wrestling team in the 1990s, but it certainly plays a role in her...

 

Superintendent thanks community

To The Eagle: As superintendent of our school district, I am charged with ensuring our children get a quality education and that our district remains an accurate reflection of our wonderful community. I truly appreciate the dialog that has taken...

 

Lack of solid school system forces people out

To The Eagle: I found it incredibly ironic of the author in last week’s Letter to the Editor in The Eagle to advocate busing our students to Longview rather than spend new tax dollars for a school modernization. I know we’re all struggling...

 

Biden should withdraw

To The Eagle: Is it not safe to assume that politicians of all stripes are self-serving to some degree? The question voters must answer is “whose self-serving activities are injurious to my country?” The difference between Biden and Trump is...

 

Public town hall debates needed

To The Eagle: WSJ, 01/28/2020; “US Natl. Debt Will Rise to 90% of GDP, by 2030, CBO Projects.” Due to tax cuts, which mainly benefit wealthy Americans, and excess federal spending. But Republicans claim to be the party of financial restraint....

 

Writer doesn't trust editor's fact checking

To The Eagle: So, back to the disputation about fact vs opinion, the latest round of which centered on Venice becoming the new Atlantis due to Trumpogenic climate change. Editor Rick’s contribution to the contretemps appeared in the editorial...

 

Armed protestors demand to speak

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 31)--Roughly 100 gun rights activists marched on the State Capitol on Friday and rallied in opposition to recently proposed gun regulation bills....

 

Senators consider bill to end advisory votes

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 5)--Advisory votes that give voters a chance to let lawmakers know their opinions on legislation to increase taxes may be removed from future ballots. Instead, senators are considering replacing...

 

Inslee signs bill to help fund higher education

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 10)--Fewer businesses will be asked to foot the bill for higher education programs after Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6492 on Monday. The bill will restructure the...

 

Legislature considers grow-your-own bill

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 6)--People may be allowed to grow up to six of their own cannabis plants and up to 15 plants per household if the Legislature passes House Bill 1131 or its companion, Senate Bill 5155. Under...

 

Bill would channel drug offenders into treatment

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 7) — Proposals moving through the Legislature would expand the eligibility of incarcerated people to receive treatment for substance abuse in lieu of or concurrently with prison sentences. Senate...

 

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone

SOGGY--As of this writing, we are measuring just a snitch shy of 50" of rainfall since the beginning of the year; that's wet! However, when the weekend showed up, it got drier, albeit colder, but hey, we got to see the sun shining after the fog...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior...

 

Downriver Dispatches

American Legion Crab & Oyster Feed Saturday evening was quite a delight for the supporters of the annual American Legion crab and oyster dinner. Some of those who live on the east side of KM were...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 13, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 3 — 2:16 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for an individual who had...

 

Learn to prune grape vines

On February 15 at 10 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will explain everything to know about pruning grape vines and how to care for grape starts. The program, sponsored by Washington State University Extension, will be held at the Cowlitz County...

 

Middle school honor roll released

The second quarter honor roll from JC Thomas Middle School includes the following students: Those earning a 4.0 Grade Point Average were Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale, Vera Tsybikova, Abby Tsybikova, Evelyn Hogue, Easton Kangas, Joslynn Kuljis and...

 

Library hosts local author visit

Cathlamet author Lilly Robbins Brock will appear at Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday, February 22 from 3-4 p.m., to share her newest novel, Intrepid Journey Book Two: Perils in Paradise, the second book in the Bennett Family Saga, based on...

 

EOU announces fall term dean's list

Eastern Oregon University named 523 students to the dean's list for the 2019 fall term. Gunnar Blix of Cathlamet made the list. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum...

 

VFW post honors emergency responders

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Local VFW Posts submit a candidate for...

 

Reese takes 3rd in VFW State Youth Essay competition

On January 22, at the Julius A. Wendt Elementary School, 3rd grader Konner Reese was presented with an award for winning 3rd place in the VFW State Youth Essay competition. Konner won 1st place in...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

According to Webster’s the definition of self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. Self-care has a medical history that dates to the 50’s. Prior to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, these patients...

 

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