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Articles from the April 11, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Block watch forms in Skamokawa

It was standing room only at the Roadkill Saloon last Wednesday as Skamokawa area residents met with Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie and members of his staff to talk about crime, prevention, and...

 

Short reopening scheduled for Columbia River spring chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam

A section of the lower Columbia River will reopen for recreational spring chinook fishing for two days beginning Saturday, April 13, state fishery managers announced. The initial spring chinook fishing period from Bonneville Dam downriver to Warrior...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 11, 2019

Council plans meetings for park development

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday hashed out how they want to start design of a park on a controversial parcel at the corner of Butler and Main streets. The town acquired the lot, the si...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 11, 2019

County board hears concerns about park

Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners covered a wide range of topics ranging from camping at Fairgrounds Park to a presentation of an updated county emergency management plan. Skamokawa resident April Murdoch urged county...

 

Puget Island girl competing for Miss USA

Evelyn Clark, a Puget Island native and 2010 Wahkiakum High School graduate, will compete in the 2019 Miss USA pageant as Miss Washington USA. She leaves April 21 for Reno, Nev., to compete in the...

 

How much 'green' goes on a white elephant?

To The Eagle: According to a quote cited in the February 28 issue of The Eagle, Town Council Member Sue Cameron stated, “I think if we can get this pinned down, we'd be in a lot better shape. Then we can have some fun planning a park." At the...

 

Political parties flourish from state subsidy

By Krist Novoselic, Deep River Washington State Democratic Party members last week voted to not use a caucus system for nominating their presidential candidate. The party will now use the results of a state funded primary ballot. The old caucus...

 

Don't despair, trickle down may reach us

Don’t despair, trickle down may reach us To The Eagle: Swamp draining is an ugly but entertaining business. As the slime recedes, the denizens go through thrashing death throes or beat noisy, smelly retreats. The always farcical Russia collusion...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

An article in last week's edition stated that, in a setback for three counties, legislation that would have set up a program to exchange encumbered trust timberland for productive lands wasn't introduced for action in the current legislative...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Janet Bryan looks back at Port 2 management

"It's bittersweet," Janet Bryan says of her decision to retire as manager of Wahkiakum County Port 2. It was time for a new adventure, but the relationships she cultivated with staff and repeat visito...

 

Wahkiakum District Court

A continuance was granted to Puget Island resident and owner of Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary, Debra Lawson-Bean, for the pretrial hearing in regard to eight charges of animal neglect and animal cruelty. Lawson has pled innocent to the charges. Her...

 

Flea Market at Fairgrounds and music at Grange Hall

WILD ONE--The end of last week saw us with a bit of everything out here, as it was sunny one minute, then blowing and raining the next, then a rainbow shown in the skies with sunshine and dark clouds and then it got dark and the thunder rolled and...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! It is already April. This Saturday is the Flea Market; hope everyone will come out and find a treasure or two. Tables are still only $10 and all you have to do is call the office and I will get you one. (360)795-3480. We will have a very busy...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Reader Recipe Request: Chicken Enchiladas To some chicken enchiladas are a dime a dozen and I would have to agree. I have tried chicken enchiladas from every Mexican restaurant within a 50 mile radius and I would come to the same conclusion: I’ll...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 11, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 1 – 9:47 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an east county resident to the hospital. 12:16 p.m. A c...

 

LCC invites public to celebration

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has welcomed Western Governors University (WGU) Washington to the Lower Columbia Regional University Center on the LCC campus. The community is invited to a WGU Partnership Celebration on April 17. The event will begin...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Autism walk to benefit school facility

Hoping to raise funds to build a sensory room and sensory pathway for children with autism and special needs at Wahkiakum School District, organizers are inviting the public to join them at the first Wahkiakum Autism Walk, scheduled for this...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 11, 2019

Dressmakers come together for girls in impoverished world

When someone moves to Wahkiakum County, he or she brings their own ideas, experiences, and knowledge with them. When a former Tacoma resident moved to the area, she told a new friend about the Dress a...

 
 By Kaden Anderson    News    April 11, 2019

Students raise $6,000 for Doernbecher

By Kaden Anderson With the help of the community, families, and parents, Wahkiakum High School Key Club was able to raise over $6,000 during our annual fundraising event. The money will be given to the Kids Making Miracles Foundation at Doernbecher...

 

Tsuga Gallery to host high school art show

Tsuga Art Gallery will host a Wahkiakum High School art show through the month of April. Local area high school artists will display their art in 2-D and 3-D mediums. An artist’s reception will be held at Tsuga Gallery on Thursday, April 11, from...

 

Trunk Sale at Elochoman Slough Marina

April weather made an appearance at the Trunk Sale hosted by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce and Wahkiakum County Port 1 this weekend, but it didn't keep vendors or shoppers away. In fact, there...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

There is yet another new club being introduced by the community center. Its membership is free, there are not any meetings to attend and you can participate at your leisure. You all are cordially invited to be a part of Wahkiakum RAKS, be a RAKer,...

 

Mules sweep Vikes

Without skipping a beat, the Wahkiakum High School baseball team returned from spring break to beat Mossyrock twice in a double header on Tuesday. The Mules beat the Vikings 4-1 in the first game. Ashden Niemeyer started the game on the mound. He...

 

WHS Mule Golf

After opening the season with a disappointing 186, the Mules golf team took advantage of some home cooking to turn in a four-ball score of 172 against North Beach who posted an incomplete with just 3 players Tuesday at Skyline Golf Course,...

 

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