Articles from the March 21, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    March 21, 2019

Council to convert parking lot into park

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council are ready to move forward with development of the controversial parking lot at the intersection of Main and Butler Streets. At their monthly meeting on Monday,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 21, 2019

PUD plans meeting about Skamokawa water system plans

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and to pass a resolution to give the general manager a 3 percent cost of living adjustment. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that the PUD had expended...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 21, 2019

Commissioners dialogue with regional director

Wahkiakum County commissioners and local residents had a chance Tuesday to discuss fish and wildlife issues with Kessina Lee, the new regional director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Lee visited the board of commissioners...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 21, 2019

Firefighters busy Tuesday

Fires have prompted a burn ban in Wahkiakum County. Local fire departments responded to three fires on Tuesday night. Two fires started around the same time, according to Sheriff Mark Howie. One, at Milepost 42 started as a controlled burn that got...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 21, 2019

Unmake a Bully project is back at WHS

Thanks to Wahkiakum Community Network, Mike Feurstein, the creator and founder of the Don't Wait to Unmake a Bully project was back in town last week to work with Wahkiakum High School students....

 

Appraiser gives heads up to community

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Assessor’s Office will be out, as always, doing the annual revaluation inspections of properties. The county is divided into four areas. We will begin the inspections in Area 3 over the next few weeks. Area 3...

 

Church was filled to overflowing

To The Eagle: While attending Kay Cochran's funeral at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Puget Island on Sunday, I was giving thanks for the architect and builders who put the building on a sure foundation and built it sturdy and well to last all...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's opinion column comment about the passing of Kay Cochran contained an error: Kay served as county assessor, not auditor. We became friends in 1979 when she was the assessor's clerk. I can't believe I wrote that and that we missed it in...

 

Humans have been turning dreams into practical realities

To The Eagle: Sounds like Mike Swift (letter March 7 edition) swallowed a couple of irony pills before he wrote his letter for last week's edition. I suppose even such a miserable outlook deserves a hearing. I draw the line, however, at his clueless...

 

Nothing is ever free

To The Eagle: I have been watching the socialist meltdown in Venezuela and can’t help but think if the people had the right to “bear arms” they would not be under the tyranny and dictatorship of a corrupt government. There is a growing populati...

 

Each county should have one vote

To The Eagle: Living in the state of Washington and seeing how left-leaning it is, is like when I was a kid in school playing teeter-totter with the fat kid on the playground. His extra ballast kept me up in the air wondering if I would ever touch th...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 21, 2019

Listening tour gathers bipartisan input

Wahkiakum County citizens got together last Friday in a bipartisan effort to express their concerns and desires for their community. Members of the county's Democrat and Republican central committees sponsored a day-long program that brought three...

 

Bridge work resumes

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, construction work resumes on the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Deck Replacement and Painting project. Beginning tomorrrow (Friday), crews will close a single lane of the bridge around-the-clock for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 21, 2019

Port districts back off from merger idea

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners met last Thursday to talk about mergers, trunk shows, grant applications and more. Commissioner Brett Deaton gave an update on talks between Port 1 and Port 2. “We met Tuesday and talked about approaching a...

 

Ocean conditions improving for salmon and steelhead

Coastal waters are cooling and attracting higher value, more fat-rich food -- a good sign for salmon, steelhead and ocean predators, such as Orcas -- after several years of unusually warm conditions (2014 – 2016), when the warm water “blob...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 21, 2019

State house works on tenant rights

• Already passed the Senate, • Would give tenants 14 days before eviction process begins OLYMPA (March 19) -- Protecting tenant rights through increasing the length of eviction proceedings is part of eviction-reform legislation, currently in the...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 21, 2019

Law signed for Native American voting rights

• Allows non-traditional addresses to be used for voter registration on tribal lands • Election officials must have access by public roads to ballot drop boxes on tribal lands OLYMPIA (March 15)...

 

Open mic Saturday at Skamokawa Grange Hall

GORGEOUS--With blue skies and sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, it meant those with outdoor chores were in seventh heaven. Even if you didn't want to start a garden or work out in the gorgeous weather, it was definitely time to take a walk and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

My New Friends the Corvid Family Most people have met corvids yet did not know that was their name. The family of corvids I am referring to is birds of the Corvidae of which there are 120 species worldwide. Commonly recognized in English they are kno...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 21, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 11 – 11:48 a.m. A caller reported that a neighbor in Deep River had started a large burn and was burning...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

On Tuesday, a special meeting was held at 5 p.m., prior to the regular board meeting to continue dialogue about upgrades and repairs to the district’s vocational and music wing, constructed in 1957. At 6:30 p.m., the regular board meeting was...

 

Entertainment News

On Saturday, March 23, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at 3:45...

 

4-H bake sale on March 30

Sugar & Spice 4-H members will host a soup fundraiser and bake sale on March 30 in the Grays River Valley Center located at Johnson Park, Rosburg, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Featured soups will be Split Pea, Chicken Noodle and Taco accompanied by a...

 

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