Articles from the June 16, 2011 edition

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Countdown on for Smoky Water Follies

WET AND MUGGY--As this week began, we were back to raindrops off and on but some sun breaks made things steamy at times and it was pretty muggy on Monday really. Of course, anybody who has been fighting to get their lawn mowed between showers, knows...

 

Sheriff's Report - June 16, 2011

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 6--7:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a person at a Skamokawa residence; a mental health...

 

Virginia Badger

Virginia "Shirley" Badger, 65, died June 13, 2011 at home in Grays River. Services pending and an obituary will be forthcoming in next week's Eagle....

 

Bernadine M. Chattick

Bernadine Marine Chattick, 63, died May 5, 2011 in Olympia. She was born December 23, 1947 to Ray and Betty Blain. She attended Rosburg grade school and graduated from Naselle Grays River Valley High school where she met her husband Michael. They...

 

WHS graduates look forward to the future

Wahkiakum High School seniors wrapped up their careers Friday in a lively graduation ceremony. Faculty and class speakers commented on the graduates' achievements and camaraderie. "We are a class of individuals, and you cannot put us in any kind of...

 
 By Ruby Murray    News    June 16, 2011

Redmen Hall exhibit features 3 local artists

The three artists exhibiting at Redmen Hall are at varied points in their careers and use different mediums. Exhibit curator Jill Hatier said she was struck by the ways the artists are interpreting the world and called the exhibit Explorations....

 

NHS graduates close knit class

Naselle/Grays River Valley High School seniors breezed through their commencement ceremony Saturday with a look back at their past and an acknowledgment of their potential for success in the future. The 22 classmates spoke of their close bonds, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 16, 2011

New name for Grays River Valley Center

Wahkiakum County commissioners onTuesday approved a name change at Johnson Park and addressed a variety of other issues. Timo Virkkala and Cynthia Lahti, representatives of the Johnson Park board of directors, asked that the county commission act to...

 
 By Ruby Murray    News    June 16, 2011

High river cuts into marina use, revenue

High water in the Columbia River kept the Columbia River Yacht Club home on Memorial Day, costing the Elochoman Slough Marina anticipated revenue, port manager Jackie Lea told Port District No. 1 commissioners at the regular meeting Thursday. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 16, 2011

Fire destroys one home, damages another

A Saturday morning fire left a Cape Horn couple homeless and damaged another house before firemen could extinguish the flames. "We lost everything," home owner Don Fullerton said Tuesday. Fullerton had come home from work a little after 2 a.m....

 
 By Ruby Murray    News    June 16, 2011

Effect of state budget cuts on health care are still unclear

The local impacts of the 2011-2013 biennial budget cuts to the State Department of Health aren’t clear yet, Health and Human Services Director Judy Bright said. Information released by the Washington Department of Health describes cuts to p...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 16, 2011

Direct TV separating from Wahkiakum West

In August satellite television company DIRECTV will drop Wahkiakum West Television as its local service provider. DIRECTV contracted 17 years ago with a cooperative of rural telephone companies, including Wahkiakum West, to provide local service for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 16, 2011

County to benefit from legislation

Three small Washington counties stand to share a $2 million appropriation for compensation for encumbered trust timber lands. The counties are Wahkiakum, Pacific and Skamania. Wahkiakum County Commissioner Dan Cothren said Tuesday that the...

 

Candidates file for fall elections

Filing for positions on the 2011 election ballots closed Friday with only one contested position on the ballot. Lori Scott is challenging incumbent Carlton Appelo for the seat on the Port District 2 board of commissioners that he's held since the...

 

Refuge teeming with litter

To The Eagle: As I'm driving on my way to Long Beach, I near the Wildlife Refuge. Since I'm getting bored with all the scenery, I turn on my blinker and enter. As I wind through the tall grass and trees, I notice all the trash lying around. Then I...

 

Is compensation appropriate?

To The Eagle: Pursuant to a freedom of information request under Revised Code of Washington to Wahkiakum PUD, I am advised that the PUD manager's salary is $114,865.08 and the auditor's salary is $62,469.84. As of April 30, 2011, the PUD services...

 

Congress should reclaim authority

To The Eagle: How can our government be creating money? Congress can use the same technique banks use to create their money. But there is a major difference. Banks create their money "out of thin air." By what authority do they do this? Their claim...

 

No. 11-67

PUBLIC NOTICE  The Cathlamet Blanche Bradley Public Library Board has changed the date and time that it will be conducting its regular meetings. As of June 28, 2011, the Board will begin meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m....

 

No. 11-66

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF WAHKIAKUM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners will be held commencing at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Said special meeting...

 

No. 11-65

CALL FOR BIDS  Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District No. 200, Wahkiakum County, WA, is calling for bids for asphalt road paving in Cathlamet, WA.  All bids must be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,...

 

No. 11-64

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY YAKIMA, WASHINGTON NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MODIFY TRUST WATER RIGHT CERTIFICATE NO. S3-30556C IN THE STATE TRUST WATER RIGHTS PROGRAM TAKE NOTICE: That on December 21, 2010, Ecology issued...

 

No. 11-63

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Cathlamet will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the River Street meeting room. The Town Council...

 

No. 11-62

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NUMBER TWO NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING TIME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Board of Commissioners of the Wahkiakum County Fire Protection District Number Two of Wahkiakum County,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

The final legislative budget included $1,750,000 per year for 2012 and 2013 for the Fair fund. That is a decrease of $250,000 per year, but considering the cuts made to other programs and the original budget proposals, it is very good news. Better...

 

Blessing of the animals Sunday at 10

I understand that several people have been having some issues with their telephones and their service through Wahkiakum West. I also had some problems. When I spoke with Carol Larson at the Wahkiakum West office, she asked that I put the word out...

 

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