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Articles from the April 6, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    April 6, 2017

County, ports plan dredging strategy

Can Wahkiakum County and the coalition of upriver ports join forces for the benefit of both in their efforts to conduct dredging projects? The two groups will hold a town hall meeting April 18 in Cathlamet to discuss their goals and the possibility o...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

Boaters find body at Brookfield

Recreational boaters found a body on a beach near Brookfield early Sunday morning. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow, in his duties as coroner, estimated on Tuesday that the individual has been deceased for six months or less. “This is a place...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

Employers, students meet at career fair

More than 25 employers met with students from Wahkiakum and Naselle School Districts in the Wahkiakum High School gym from 1-3 p.m. for a Career Fair on Wednesday. The employers came from Cathlamet,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

PUD working on water, salary policy

Commissioners listened to reports and discussed possible elements of an administrative salary policy that they are trying to create at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday morning. General Manager Dave Tramblie...

 

Wahkiakum County residents help each other

To The Eagle: Reading the letter written by my neighbor, Steve Sharp, made me think about this place that we live: Wahkiakum County. When I moved here in 1993 I knew that I had found my home. I’d like to say a few things about our local...

 

Provide challenges to executive thinking

To The Eagle: Irrespective of your political party affiliation, I think many if not most of us are concerned with the actions and direction of our executive branch of government. If you are not concerned, and without insulting you, one of us is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 6, 2017

States' sheriffs: No unlawful detainers

Washington's sheriffs met in late March, and according to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie, much of the discussion concerned "the topic of immigration enforcement as well as our response to the new ‘shaming' list the federal administration has...

 

Music at the Grange Hall Saturday night

OFF AND ON--Last Friday was a gorgeous day and some folks were even enjoying a nice Saturday right from the start, but for those of us here in Skamokawa, it began as a cool, drippy, cloudy and well, not all that great of a beginning. Luckily, by...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone is ready for April. This month there will be several things going on at the fairgrounds. April 8 is the monthly Flea Market. On April 14 the fair board will hold its Easter Bingo at the J.A. Wendt...

 

Vacation trip wonderful, but return home is great

Vacations are wonderful, but it is always incredibly good to be home. So sorry that I didn’t bring warmer and drier weather back with me, but I must say I took much nicer weather down to southern California with me. The temps never got over 79...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 6, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 27 - 5:17 p.m. A caller reported that a van had struck...

 

Forum canceled

The forum scheduled for April 11 at the Grays River Grange Hall has been canceled. The event was to be a discussion about the future of the Rosburg Store....

 

J.A. Wendt Elementary announces Terrific Kids for kindergarten through 5th grade

Back l-r: Bailey McKinley, Phillip Goldinov, Kaylee Dahl, Kamden Scuito, Reagyn Watkins, Nicholas St. Onge, Abby Tsybikova, Trinity Taylor, Jacob Johnson, Elizabeth Davis and Patrick Thompson. Middle l-r: Luke Johnston, Nikki Spalding, Kaitlynn...

 

UPCOMING EVENTS Community Center In Cathlamet

Cub Scouts will be starting up here at the Community Center! Pack #556 will be meeting every 1st, 3rd, and 4th Mondays in the evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. If you are interested in having your youngster join this pack please call Sarah Russell at...

 

Erickson gains honor

Air Force 1st Lt. Alan M. Erickson has been named Recognized as Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for the 90th Mission Support Group. Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities,...

 

Cemetery association to hold meeting

The Seal River Cemetery Association annual meeting has been set for Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m., at the Grays River Fire Hall. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting has been moved to allow all board members to attend. Current board members...

 

Free legal clinic to be held

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday April 14, from 1-3 p.m. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will present information on their services as well as helping...

 

World Health Day to focus on depression

The public is invited to the Community Center in Cathlamet for a casual conversation with a mental health professional on Friday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. Depression affects people...

 

Free tire amnesty event on May 6

On Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.– 12 p.m., the Cowlitz County Landfill, at 85 Frontage Rd., Longview, will be accepting tires for free disposal from Cowlitz County residents. The following is required: Valid ID showing a Cowlitz County address; no...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 6, 2017

High river forces derby cancellation

Last week, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce cancelled their annual Hook the Hawg fishing derby, scheduled for Friday and Saturday due to conditions and the lack of interest. "The extreme weather has...

 

Northwest Voices event to feature author Joe Wilkins

Lower Columbia College has announced that Joe Wilkins will be featured at the April 26 Northwest Voices event in Longview. First, Wilkins will conduct a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Main 145 on the Lower Columbia College campus. From...

 

Contra Dance set for April 14

The Clatsop County Stringband will be playing April 14 for the 2nd Friday Contra dance at Astoria Arts and Movement Center, 342 10th Street, Astoria, from 7-10 p.m. All dances are taught; no partner or experience necessary. Clatsop County Stringband...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event set

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Identification and Preservation of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau’s Grave will be shared by Michael Hanley and Roger Wendlick on...

 

Bills target access, cost for public records

In floor action March 3, the House of Representatives passed two measures that affect the cost of providing digitized public records to requesters, and managing access to records via a statewide Internet portal. Public records are one of the most...

 

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