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Articles from the May 3, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 3, 2018

Firefighting offers fun, friends, service

After watching several volunteer firefighters practice opening doors on a forcible entry prop last Thursday at the District 4 Fire Station, I found out I was going to do it, too. I may have secretly w...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

County awaits report for action on slide

It's too soon to allow traffic on the Elochoman Valley Road near a slow moving landslide, Wahkiakum County officials decided Tuesday. Officials closed the road two weeks ago after residents in the area heard cracking trees and informed the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 3, 2018

PUD hears reports, authorizes raises

After a few presentations on Tuesday at the meeting of the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners, General Manager Dave Tramblie got a raise, and commissioners agreed to extend the upper end of his salary scale from $10,900 per month to $12,000...

 

Golf team members act bravely at accident

To The Eagle: I am less cynical than I was just a few days ago. While my wife and I were on a trip for medical purposes to a hospital several hundred miles away, one of my young ones called using a cell phone. As a result, I heard first person what w...

 

Another writer unhappy with county assessor

To The Eagle: I want to add my comments regarding Mr. Coons, the Wahkiakum county assessor. As did others, I often found him disrespectful and rude. Example 1: I was disconcerted when I noticed a man, whom I did not instantly recognize as Mr. Coons,...

 

Coons does good job

To The Eagle: Personally I do not like property taxes! Seems to me like a discriminate tax. That said, I like all the benefits it helps to pay for, schools, sheriff, roads and so on. I don’t really like any taxes, but also know it takes a community...

 

Summer meal program needs input

To The Eagle: Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Summer meal programs help children get the nutrition they need to...

 

Writer responds to assessor's response

To The Eagle: Let’s take Bill Coons’ response to my letter in order: Welcome Slough Boatworks is not a business, it has no tax ID numbers and does not build boats for profit. It is a name with a website only to give credence to the boats I build...

 

Former mayor on property taxes

To The Eagle: Tax men are never popular. Just as Bill Coons. But in a state with no personal income tax, communities and public activities too numerous to list depend on taxes assessed on property and businesses. Some of the allegations thrown at...

 
 By Paige Lake    News    May 3, 2018

Group of volunteers starts beautification

The Wahkiakum Blooms made their debut on Main Street this week with Phase I of their downtown beautification project. This project was started last fall with a brainstorming session to put together a...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Great turnout for Tidy Up the Town

Volunteers (above and below) organized by the Pioneer Community Association turned out Saturday for a variety of work in the annual Clean Up the Town project. Photos courtesy of Suzanne...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 3, 2018

Wahkiakum on the Move showing growth

Wahkiakum County's transit service has slowly grown and expanded since it was formed in 2004, system operators said Tuesday. Wahkiakum on the Move has grown from service three days a week with one...

 

Museum opens Saturday 1-4 p.m., for the season

WET START--As this week begins, it is taking turns being wet and being sunny. It's hard to do a lot of outside things with the "yo-yo" weather, but it beats the steady downpours we'd been having earlier this month. If forecasters are correct, we...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work...

 

Auction, dinner raising money for bull riding

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Today (Thurday), middle school track at North Beach at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, baseball in Naselle with Clatskanie at 4 p.m.; Saturday, high school track at Centralia Freshman...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

The Grays River Valley Center is pleased to announce our new board member Tim Steenerson. The monthly board meetings have been changed to the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Upcoming events: Cinco De Mayo...

 

NWS and PCEMA to host Skywarn Training May 5

The National Weather Service in Portland and the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency welcome those with an interest in weather to attend their upcoming training session. On Saturday, May 5 they will hold a weather spotter training class in...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 3, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 24 — 3:46 p.m. An individual reported a hit and run involving a parked vehicle in Cathlamet. 4:41 p.m....

 

Lions White Cane Days this weekend

The Wahkiakum Lions will be on the street collecting donations to support The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Sight and Hearing Foundation’s work helping people who need assistance with sight and hearing problems. This year they were able to help over 200...

 

Chamber to meet May 9

The next Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Member Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 8 a.m., at the Duck Inn in Skamokawa. Non-members are welcome to attend. The chamber welcomes anyone who wants to contribute thoughts and ideas for the betterment...

 

FOS donation boxes waiting for coins

Friends of Skamokawa is currently raising funds for a new coat of paint for Redmen Hall/Central School. There are several change donation boxes in Cathlamet and Skamokawa. In Cathlamet donation boxes are located at Maria’s Restaurant, Daisy Chain...

 

McDevitt to hold town hall meetings

Two-time Democratic Congressional Candidate David McDevitt will hold two Town Hall meetings in Pacific County on Sunday May 6 to hear from folks in the surrounding area about what they want changed in Congress. These meeting times have been changed...

 

Ruby Satterlund Cargo

Ruby Forsberg Satterlund Cargo, age 97, was born in Yankton, Oregon, January, 30 1921 and died April, 17, 2018 at the Community Home Health and Hospice in Longview. Ruby was one of four children born...

 

Carmoreau Hatier

Carmoreau Hatier, 90, of Skamokawa, died April 17, 2018. He was born in Chicago on July 22, 1928 to Carmoreau and Beatrice (Guittard) Hatier. His father was an army officer in command of a fort near Chicago. They lived in Chicago, then New York City...

 

William Karwoski

William James Karwoski (Bill) of Rosburg, was born on July 13, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois and died March 12, 2018 at OHSU in Portland. He was raised and received his education in Illinois and Missouri where he earned his PhD in Mining and Nuclear...

 

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