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Articles from the April 18, 2019 edition

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Walking for funds

April rain didn't dampen the spirits of participants in the first annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday. Organizer Sarah Lawrence estimated that about 75-80 people showed up to walk in the 1K/5K...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

Council wrestles with public comment issues

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council wrestled with public comment policies, the vacancy on the council, stipends, the town water system and a variety of other issues when they met Monday. The council's policy has been to hear public comment at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 18, 2019

PUD prepares for water meet in Skamokawa

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday morning to listen to reports and discuss a couple items before their meeting with Skamokawa residents next week to discuss the water system expansion. General Manager David Trambl...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

County to develop fair park camping rules

Wahkiakum County officials outlined plans to deal with campers at Fairgrounds Park when they met Tuesday. The park, which lies adjacent to the county fairgrounds in Skamokawa, has hosted a group of long term campers who have been paying rent to the...

 

Council rushing ahead on questionable deal

To The Eagle: At the April 15 town council meeting, 13 members of the public were in attendance, excluding county employees. One issue of interest was the council-planned installation of a sixth (!) Wahkiakum County park at the Butler lot site whose...

 

POTUS has this writer's support

To The Eagle: Thank you, Eagle, for revealing that while Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS, has been largely contained by the Mueller report, there are still local flare-ups. Positive statements of fact about our president, @realDonaldTrump, produce...

 

No need for boredom in this county

No need for boredom in this county To The Eagle: Recently a new resident to our community posted on Cathlamet News on Facebook. He asked if there was anything to do around here because he was “feeling bored.” As a newcomer as well (coming up on t...

 

Town council should take care

To The Eagle, Cathlamet’s Town Council should take care as it moves forward with “Jacobson Park.” Having purchased the Butler Street lot at above market value with scant due-diligence, the town must avoid pushing through a get-‘er-done design...

 

Citizen left council meeting in disgust

To The Eagle: It’s Monday night. The Cathlamet Town Council meeting is currently in session. In direct contradiction of a democracy, the town citizens are not allowed to participate. According to town Mayor Dale Jacobson, citizens are not allowed...

 

Egg hunts and Easter Bingo in Skamokawa

WET/CHANGES COMING--We have certainly had some wet and breezy days lately, which also came with some heavy squalls of hail, but thankfully, our forecasters are telling us that we're supposed to be getting some sunshine for several days. I'm sure I'm...

 

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

Loggers are Awesome The 9th Annual Loggers' Reunion at the Appelo Archives Center last Saturday in Naselle was a wonderful experience not only for the memories that were shared, but also for the...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 18, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 8 – 8:58 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Rosedale resident after becoming concerned about...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Dan Vaughn, middle school basketball coach, and...

 

Seal River Cemetery Association will meet April 27

The Seal River Cemetery Association Annual Meeting has been set for April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grays River Fire Hall. Anyone with an interest in this Washington Territory cemetery is encouraged to attend as they discuss cemetery maintenance and...

 

Learn how to grow a red tomato

On April 18 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss the tips she uses to produce a bountiful crop of red tomatoes. You will learn how to get your tomatoes off to an early start and what it takes to produce a great harvest of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 18, 2019

Update about procession for slain Cowlitz County deputy

Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman and the DeRosier family would like to share this update with those who wish to honor Deputy Justin DeRosier as his procession moves through our Kelso and Longview communities. The procession will begin from the...

 

Seattle Shakespeare Company at WHS

The Seattle Shakespeare Company returned to Wahkiakum High School last week to teach workshops on stage fighting and Elizabethan dancing. They also performed a bilingual production of Macbeth. Above:...

 

Friends, family gather to send off Miss Washington USA

Evelyn Clark, a Wahkiakum High School graduate, will represent Washington in the 2019 Miss USA pageant which will air live on Fox on May 2 at 8 p.m. EDST. Family, as well as new friends and old, gave...

 

LCC speech and debate takes home awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, NV. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! April is half over and it is time for a fun filled weekend in Skamokawa. On Friday night head out to the fairgrounds for a night of fun playing bingo. Yes it’s time for Easter Bingo! Cards are 3 for $10.00 and gets you a chance at winning a...

 

Field trip at refuge on April 21

Come see raptors, songbirds, waterfowl and maybe the elusive threatened Columbia White-Tailed Deer at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. This field trip on Sunday, April 21, is sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society. Meet trip leaders...

 

Robert receives Silver Pin

Lion Renee Robert received her Silver Pin from Lion President Terri Elfers on Monday for bringing a new member to the Lions Club in 2018. She will receive a gold pin when that member is retained for...

 

Art contest winners named

The winner of the 35th annual Great White Tail Run art contest is Galina Goldinov, a 7th grader at John C. Thomas Middle School. Galina will receive $25 and a shirt with her design. Second place winner, Shayla Russell and third place winner, Reagen...

 

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