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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 7, 2019

BPA urges conservation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday morning to approve a couple resolutions and hear about recent activity at the utility. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that the PUD had completed a project to move about 3,500 feet...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 7, 2019

County commission OK's increase in hours for fair

Following discussion at their Feb. 26 meeting, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to boost funding for the manager of the Wahkiakum County Fair. In other business, commissioners...

 

Meanwhile, in France

PARIS, France (March 3) -- Cathlamet resident Jim Kolberg encountered some of the turmoil in France last weekend as he visited Paris. He offered this report and photo: "I was listening to...

 

Change ahead for Eagle delivery

By Publisher Rick Nelson There are Eagle readers who buy their copy as soon as they can on Wednesdays. After this week, they will no longer be able to do so. Our printing schedule is changing. Since at least 1970, The Daily News in Longview has...

 

Rural Issues Listening Tour stopping here

To The Eagle: On March 15, 6-8 p.m. everyone is invited to be at the Skamokawa Grange to help identify common concerns we have in our county that we want the state level government to work on. This is a bipartisan effort, sponsored by both the Republ...

 

Wainwright: I may not be best for council

To The Eagle: In response to George Wehrfritz’s comments in last week’s Eagle, I need to explain some apparent misconceptions. First of all, the recall petition against Jacobson, Smith, Burnham and Cameron is supported by the group called...

 

There is no wisdom on the left

To The Eagle: Imagine the leftist future. The abolition of the Electoral College, say. The final ascendence of the loving Left. The will realized of the" little people," led, of course, by the tender ministrations and commandments of our ruling...

 

Correction/Clarification

A Lady Mule basketball player was incorrectly identified in photo cutline in last week's edition. The player driving to the basket was Alex Watkins, not her twin sister Kimberlee....

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    March 7, 2019

Senate bill addresses gender discrimination

• Lawmakers seek to eliminate bullying in public schools • Law would protect transgender students OLYMPIA (Feb. 28, 2019) —State senators passed a bill with a 29-20 vote to prohibit harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination based...

 

Cardiac care at St. Johns Hospital is superb

To The Eagle: On November 23, 2018, the day after Thanksgiving, I suffered a STEMI heart attack, also known as a “widow maker,” and was a thirty minute drive by ambulance to St. John’s hospital. I recognized the early symptoms and called 911. E...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    March 7, 2019

Senate passes hydrogen bill

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33 senators — well over half the state Senate — unanimously passed the chamber and is now in the House of Representatives for...

 

Be sure to spring ahead this Saturday before bed

WEATHER--I was happy to see some warmer temperatures at the end of last week and it was very pleasant to see some sunshine coming through the windows that was not accompanied by freezing temperatures outside! However, that all changed as the days...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Women Empowered Verses “Rule of Thumb” We use words and phrases every day without really knowing the origin of the words or phrases. For example the 1890's time period was referred to as the “Gay Nineties,” and this had no inference to...

 

Have We Got a Deal for You!

WSU Master Gardeners and the Community Garden are sponsoring a free Seed Exchange on the morning of Saturday, March 9 (10:00 a.m.) at the Community Center. Even if you do not have seeds to exchange you are welcome to come and get some seeds for the...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Thanks to the crew who started putting the bleachers together. It is going to be great to be able to use the arena for events and have some seating. We will have another work day soon to get the seats on. This...

 

Social network being set up

According to information from Steve Carson of Skamokawa, a Nextdoor.com private network that is only available for Skamokawa Valley residents, is being set up. More details can be found online at https://skamokawa.net/community/ne...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Here comes the sun! The past week at the Community Center has been full of excitement. Gardeners, the Seed Exchange is this Saturday @ 10 a.m. Make it a part of your weekend to stop in and meet some local Master Gardeners and choose some seeds for...

 

Pied Piper audition set for March 18

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Pied Piper on Monday, March 18 in the J.A. Wendt Elementary School Multi-purpose Room from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. All those auditioning should arrive at 3:15 p.m. and plan...

 

Robotics next week in Wahkiakum School District

Thursday March 14 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., Wahkiakum high School will host the second annual Wahkiakum Wohbot Wohundup, aka “WWW.” The community is invited. We will show off robot and programming projects from students K-12. There will also be...

 

Chamber changes meeting schedule

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will now be showcasing local businesses through quarterly Business After Hours socials. Their first after hours meeting will be hosted by Rivermile 38 Brewery. This private networking experience will begin at 6...

 

Naselle boys post win to start state tourney

The Naselle Comets boys basketball team survived the gauntlet of Wednesday's loser out games at the State 1B tournament in Spokane but losses on the following two days brought them home without a...

 

Lady Comets out early

Mt. Vernon Christian ended the Naselle Comets girls basketball team season on Wednesday on the first day of competition at the State 1B tournament in Spokane, 29-19. In a tight, defensive loser out game, the Comets led 9-8 after one quarter, but Mt....

 

State Basketball

Class 1B Boys Finals 1st/2nd: Sunnyside Christian 54, Yakama Tribal 45 3rd/5th: Muckleshoot Tribal 68, Almira/Coulee/Hartline 44 4th/6th: Odessa 63, Oakesdale 45 Naselle Comets beat Garfield-Palouse 54-51 on Wednesday, lost 54-37 to ACH on Thursday...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    March 7, 2019

Gov. Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

OLYMPIA (March 1, 2019) — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his Facebook page early Friday. Inslee joins 14 other Democrats and one Republican, former...

 

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