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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 27, 2020

County, Port District 2 consider land transfer at Vista Park

A transfer of land from Wahkiakum County to Port District 2 could lead to improvements at Skamokawa Vista Park. Port 2 officials presented the request for the transfer to the county board of commissioners on Tuesday; the county officials were...

 

Poet laureate headlines April poetry weekend

A new event is on the local calendar for poets and aspiring poets. Mark your calendars for Riverpoets, which will include an open mic, a poetry workshop, and a morning hike and write on April 17-19....

 

Eagle time

Bald eagles show up this time of year for nesting and dining on runs of fish. Above, an eagle keeps watch near County Line Park. Right, adult and juvenile eagles stake out the Grays River. Photos by...

 

Legislature finds uses for new state revenue

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 24)--Democratic caucuses in the state House and Senate on Monday rolled out separate spending plans that include hundreds of millions of dollars to address climate change, homelessness, and...

 

The Baby in Chief is a cause for concern

To The Eagle: There is something terribly wrong in Washington DC. Namely the Senate, Congress and the White House. Partisanship, I don’t think, has ever been this horrible; could I be wrong? The head of our country’s security comes to Congress...

 

True patriotism was reflected

To The Eagle: There remain quiet heroes in our midst whom we must not overlook in the current era of loud-mouthed bluster and blather spewing across our country. I’m referring to two local women, both of whom, voluntarily and without calling...

 

Bogus facts, or just the facts?

To The Eagle: I am responding to Howard Brawn’s referencing (1/1/20) “The Oregon Petition,” signed by 31,000 claimed scientists. The petition claims global warming is a hoax designed to raise...

 

A 'Medicare for all' would be cost efficient

To The Eagle: If you’re thinking that having the federal government guarantee coverage to all Americans is a big deal, it’s actually not. The government already pays for about two-thirds of health care costs. Among other things, it pays for...

 

Send for secret decoder ring

To The Eagle: In these pages a fortnight past, Dennis Gordon performed his annual gauntlet-flinging ritual, challenging several of us to a town hall style debate, to which we once again demur, but note in passing the invisible elephant in the room,...

 

Clarification

The photo of Krist Novoselic, Robert Michael Pyle and Ray Prestegard which appeared in last week's edition should have been credited to Megan Blackburn Friend....

 

Exchange student gains American experience

Shuya Takai, a 16 year-old sophomore at Wahkiakum High School decided to participate in an exchange program because he wanted to study English, but as it turns out, he was also curious about the...

 

Sex education bill creates concerns

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 21)--Parents, students and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing about a bill that would mandate comprehensive sexual education in public schools beginning as soon as...

 

Bill would lower cost of insulin in Washington

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service Bringing down the cost of insulin for people with diabetes is the goal behind two Senate bills and one House bill have been passed by the Washington state legislature. Senate bill 6087 and House bill 2662 both cap...

 

FOS reopens March 6 with antique fair

MIXED UP BEGINNING--As this week began, Sunday was sure a wild mix of weather, with some sun, some rain, some hail and even some very gusty winds in certain areas. I think much of West Valley escaped the worst of the winds, as I got very little of...

 

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

Oneida Is Gone but Not Forgotten Oneida Road and the few residents that live there today is a visible reminder of a once thriving community that became a ghost town nearly a century ago. The Columbia River, Grays River, and Deep River were the main...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 27, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 17 — 2:05 a.m. A caller reported that a horse was running on an Elochoman Valley road. 11:07 am. A cal...

 

Comet teams advance

Last Thursday, the Naselle High School boys basketball team took on Taholah for the District IV 1B championship and lost, 58-53. Two days later, they battled Mary M. Knight for second place. The Comets won, 70-55, and secured a spot in regional...

 

Coast Community Radio awarded grant from Templin Foundation

Coast Community Radio (CCR), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a $7000 grant from The Templin Foundation of Pacific County, WA. Station Manager Graham Nystrom wrote the grant for money toward the Radio For Good...

 

Town of Cathlamet encourages support of 2020 census

Census Day is April 1st – Everyone Counts Where else can you spend 10 minutes answering 10 questions that will affect your community for 10 years? The 2020 US Census is closer than you think. Everyone counts, and the census under the US...

 

Cathlamet author's historical saga continues

Cathlamet author Lilly Robbins Brock presented the second volume of her Bennett Family Saga during a visit to the Cathlamet Public Library last Saturday. Inspired by research into her own family's...

 

Celebration of Life for Curtis Jacobson

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Curtis Jacobson on March 28, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Penttila’s Chapel by the Sea, 1515 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, followed by a reception at Peninsula Church Center, 5000 N Pl.,...

 

Fundraiser for historic church set for March 7

The public is invited to a Crafts and Bake Sale to be held Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church (at the entrance to Vista Park.) The earliest records found for this historic church are dated 1894. The tiny...

 

Seed starting workshop offered

On March 10 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will walk you through the steps of preparing the planting medium and planting the seeds, as well as timing, proper lighting, and watering techniques. If you've never started your vegetables...

 

45th Parallel Universe Orchestra – Northern Lights

The 45th Parallel Universe will perform March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating and $25 with a season package. Arcturus Quintet's 2019-2020 season features a performance of three...

 

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