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Articles from the March 8, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    March 8, 2018

PI bridge work starts Friday with relocation of osprey nest

Preservation work on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge is just around the corner, with work to relocate the osprey nest starting this Friday, and an open house planned for later this month. Big...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 8, 2018

Commissioners delay decision on fair event insurance requirement

A resolution to require supplemental insurance coverage for certain events at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds drew concern Tuesday. The resolution would change the county code to require a $2 million proof of insurance for events such as bull...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 8, 2018

PUD commission considers water issues, discounts plan

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County PUD's Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed several matters including discounts for low income seniors and disabled and a water rights permit application. An inspection of the water main on the Puget...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    March 8, 2018

Behind the scene look at public records bill veto

OLYMPIA (March 2) -- When Governor Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 on Thursday night, March 1, he had some time to spare. But not much. The governor had until 11:59 p.m. to decide whether to sign the controversial bill, veto it entirely, veto it...

 

Sheriff's Corner

I am excited to announce that the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office is offering an eight-week Citizen’s Academy at the end of March. It has been several years since we have put on this very informative, interesting, and enjoyable course. Our...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 8, 2018

WHS students take on role of health mentors

Students at Wahkiakum High School are being trained to be health mentors throughout the community. The training is the result of a state funded program, said Chris Bischoff, director of the county health department, at the Tuesday meeting of the...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    March 8, 2018

Students urge lawmakers to pass gun regulations

OLYMPIA (March 6) More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area high schools rallied at the Capitol building in Olympia in support of gun legislation. They partnered with the Alliance for Gun...

 

Coming Events Wahkiakum Community Center in Cathlamet:

On March 19, 10 a.m. to noon, we will have a presentation on diabetic foot care and footwear here at the Community Center. If you are diabetic and have insurance, Medicare or on a Washington funded Medicaid plan, then the cost of shoes from Priority...

 

Harold D. Almer

Word has been received of the death of former Skamokawa resident Harold Almer, 87, of Woodland. He was born April 16, 1930 in Denhoff, North Dakota, to Henry and Elizabeth Almer. He died at home...

 

Richard B. Wirkkala

Richard Bernhard Wirkkala, 91, of Longview, died on February 5, 2018 at Hospice Care Center. Richard was born on March 28, 1926 in Deep River, Washington to Henry and Martha (Juselius) Wirkkala. He...

 

Bradley House Inn cuts the ribbon

Friends and members of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce gathered last Friday cut a ribbon in celebration of the Bradley House Inn, owned and operated by Paige and Steve Lake. The couple are offering...

 

Chamber meets next Wednesday

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will hold its next member meeting next Wednesday, 8a.m., at the Duck Inn in Skamokawa. One doesn't have to be a member of the Chamber to attend. The Chamber welcomes anyone who wants to contribute thoughts and ideas...

 

Congresswoman Herrera Beutler asks Interior to analyze murrelet strategy

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler in a letter last week urged U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to make sure the habitat conservation plan (HCP) for marbled murrelets is based on science and not politically motivated. Under the bird's long...

 

Lady Mules place 4th at state

After a tough start, the Wahkiakum girls basketball team won the next two games to claim fourth place at the 2018 State 2B tournament in Spokane last week. The team started the tournament on Thursday...

 

Comets leave state tourney after close 50-47 loss

The Naselle Comets boys basketball team ended their season with a 50-47 loss to Tacoma Baptist last Wednesday in the first round of the State 1B tournament in Spokane. The Comets led 36-33 after three quarters, but Tacoma Baptist outscored Naselle...

 

Thank you, Comet BB; dental clinic coming

News from Naselle: To the Naselle Comet basketball teams: Thank you for providing this community with a great season! Sports calendar for the coming week: Saturday, high school baseball at Wahkiakum at 12 noon; Tuesday, fast pitch at Montesano JV at...

 

Vintage & Antique Sale on Friday and Saturday

NOT BAD--After a chilly start, our last weekend didn't start out too bad, as that blue sky and sunshine was truly a welcome sight. We even got up into the 50's! Of course, we couldn't have two perfect days in a row, but at least part of Sunday was...

 

The Eagle Calendar

March 8 thourgh March 15, 2018 THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Susan Se...

 
 By Jake Farrens    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Contractor outlines plans for Island bridge work

To The Eagle: Royal Bridge is committed to making the repair and repainting of the bridge as easy as possible on all residents of Cathlamet. We all know how excited everyone gets about the prospect of road construction in their community, but this...

 
 By James Roberts    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Here's a list of the president's accomplishments

To the Eagle, I have met and chatted with Howard Brawn on several occasions but I had no idea he had such a flair for comedy. His letter last week proclaiming that Trump has accomplished such wonderful and amazing things in his first year left me...

 
 By Jerry Bain    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Now we have fake time: Daylight Savings time

To The Eagle: Well folks, we're approaching the time of year when we begin Daylight Savings Time (DST), which is actually "Fake Time." That's right "Fake Time." No matter how we try to adjust the clock we cannot change the actual hours of daylight...

 

Curious reader has questions for letter writer

To The Eagle, I ask your wise, knowledgeable and frequent correspondent, Mr. Brawn, to please enlighten the ignorant among us on the sources of his valuable information. He appears to avail himself of links that I have not been able to access. I do...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 8, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 26 — 11:07 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who may have had a stroke. 11:42...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    March 8, 2018

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

OLYMPIA (March 6) -- A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. SB 5922 passed both chambers in the Washington state legislature by slim margins...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    March 8, 2018

Bill to outlaw Atlantic salmon net pen farming before governor

OLYMPIA (March 8) --The fate of the state’s fish farming industry is in jeopardy following the Legislature’s passage of a bill that would prohibit new, renewed or extended leases on marine net pen farms that raise “nonnative” fish. The...

 

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