Articles from the April 4, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

Jeff Smith assumes Port 2 management role

This week Jeff Smith officially became the acting Wahkiakum County Port 2 Manager. After spending the last two months with outgoing manager Janet Bryan, Smith acknowledged that he still has a lot to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

DNR: County timber revenue holding steady

Wahkiakum County government can expect to receive $1.3 million this year from the harvest of state managed trust timber. That amount is almost right on the 10-year average of trust timber revenue, $1.37 million, according to a report Tuesday to the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

PUD addressing misinformation about Skamokawa water

On Tuesday morning, Commissioner Dennis Reid addressed misinformation about the Wahkiakum County PUD’s plans to expand the water system in the Skamokawa area, General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an overview on costs to replace an aging Western Wahki...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

County to look at energy upgrades

Wahkiakum County officials are moving toward a comprehensive energy upgrade for most county facilities. Personnel from Willdan Performance Engineering, Inc., have begun an initial audit of energy upgrade needs and will present initial findings to...

 

Spring in bloom

Trillium in bloom: Spring is here. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Wahkiakum youth suffer food insecurity

To The Eagle: Food insecurity for youth is a real problem in our state. One in six Washington kids live in a household that faces challenges in putting enough food on the table. One in eight Washingtonians relies on SNAP (food stamps), the...

 

Let's hold off on no collusion conclusion

To The Eagle: We would all do well to hold off on the “no collusion conclusion” until the bipartisan Congressional House Intelligence Committee has examined the findings presented to them by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. That committee’s...

 

Wildwood Fire response was outstanding

To the Eagle: I want to send a big thank you to the people who protected my home when it was threatened by the Wildwood Fire. Imagine my surprise when arriving home on Friday after a trip to find an electronic sign advising caution and Department of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 4, 2019

Volunteers raise funds for kids cancer programs

Community service groups and Wahkiakum High School students have raised nearly $10,000 for children's cancer programs at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. The Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

WHS grad is first woman to become a full-time firefighter in Moses Lake

Samantha Wright, a 2007 graduate of Wahkiakum High School, is the first woman to become a full time firefighter and paramedic for the City of Moses Lake. She became a provisional employee for the...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 4, 2019

Senate Democrats announce budget proposal

• Includes a graduated Real Estate Excise Tax and separate Capital Gains Tax • Includes new insurance premium tax increase to combat wildfires OLYMPIA (March 29) -- The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday...

 

Shakespeare returning to WHS

Seattle Shakespeare Company will return to Cathlamet next week to perform a bilingual production of Macbeth, or “the Spanish Scottish play,” as Wahkiakum High School English teacher Audrey Petterson has come to call it. The performance is...

 

April is a busy month in the Wahkiakum area

NICE ONE--I hope you were able to get out and about this past weekend as it certainly was a nice one, at least here. Some folks said they got rained on, but for a change, we were pretty dry out our way, albeit a little chilly in the early hours....

 

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

Some Things Change and Some Things Remain the Same Every generation is uniquely different than the previous one yet some things are still passed on. The newspaper is and has been traditionally the source for news and information. We have increased...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 4, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 25 – 7:17 a.m. A caller reported that someone had kicked in a door at the KM transfer station. 9:57 a.m....

 

KUKN'S concert series continues

Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced the latest acoustic concert in their ongoing series. Warrior Records recording artist and songwriter Jessica Meuse will perform on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Columbia Theatre in Longview. Jessica...

 

Miss USA 2019 send off party

Family and friends of Miss Washington USA 2019 Evelyn Clark will host a reception before she leaves for the national Miss USA pageant. The public is invited to the event set for 12 noon to 3 p.m. on...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 4, 2019

Giants in the Trees releasing second album

Giants in the Trees has a new album out. Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana, Jillian Raye, Ray Prestegard, and Erik Friend comprise the local band. “This album is a year in the making,” Erik Friend, the drummer for the band said. “We started...

 

Cathlamet Library offers free access to online educational courses

Cathlamet Public Library is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com, thanks to an arrangement with the Washington State Library. Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online...

 

Lions Club recognizes Elfers

Lion President Terri Elfers was recognized by V.P. Brian McClain at the Wahkiakum Lions Club Monday meeting and given a Silver Lions Centennial Pin for bringing in a new member in 2018. This pin is...

 

Local artist featured at CAA spring show

The Columbian Artists Association will host its 43rd Annual Spring Show, May 10-23 at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts in Longview. The show opens to the public on Friday, May 10, with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Gallery hours for...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Opportunity can often be hidden deep inside of an obstacle. Sometimes, life pitches the proverbial curveball, catching you off guard. When that happens, in order to digest the obstacle, to find the juicy prospect, a simple perspective adjustment can...

 

Free bereavement support group offered

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview. The group meets Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m., from April 17,...

 

Local credit unions host shred day

The 13th annual cooperative Shred Day event will be held Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind Fibre Credit Union, 820 12th Ave., Longview. Cowlitz and Clark County credit unions, with help from the Southwest Washington Chapter of Credit...

 

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