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Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Bee keepers collect hive from Main Street

Photos courtesy of Allen Bennett The rooms in the saloon in downtown Cathlamet have been empty for decades, but that didn't stop a colony of bees from making a home there. Allen Bennett, who is a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Filing for political offices starts Monday

Filing for offices on this year's election ballots starts Monday. Local offices on the ballot this year include: Wahkiakum/Pacific Superior Court Judge Position 1, 1-year unexpired term, Donald J. Richter incumbent [Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties]....

 

Region wide outdoor burning ban starts Thursday, ends Wednesday

County Officials implemented an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, WA, last Wednesday. A lack of precipitation and dry weather conditions forecast for the weekend prompted a coordinated burn ban for SW Washington. Effective 12:01 A.M.,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 9, 2019

Community responds for broadband survey

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday. They discussed a possible expansion of the water system in Skamokawa, the broadband survey, and how to handle potential revenue loss due to net generation. They also listened to reports and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

County's dredging permits ready to sign

Residents of the Little Cape Horn community were all smiles Tuesday as they received word that federal authorities are ready to approve the permit needed to allow placement of dredge sand on the eroding shoreline in front of their houses. The final r...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Pioneer Center will benefit from state funding grant

Members of the Pioneer Community Association were thrilled to learn last week that the state legislature's funding for historical preservation includes a $165,000 grant for Cathlamet's Pioneer...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Just a word regarding the murder of Deputy Justin DeRosier and the effect this incident has on our protocols in patrol moving forward from here. When I spoke to Sheriff Thurman in Cowlitz County the morning of this tragedy, I offered to assist our...

 

Town should care for parks it already has

To The Eagle, So far I've pretty much stayed out of the fray, such as it is, considering the fact that living in the Valley I don't really have a dog in the fight. However, it has reached a point where I find it impossible to not contribute my...

 

WHS students take on varied activities

Here are some events that the Cathlamet FFA and CTE students have taken part of in the month of April. Photo 1. KC Beery, Ashden Niemeyer, Bryson Havens, Kaleo Silva, Winchester Greenup, Hank Bassi...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 9, 2019

Bipartisan group forms to promote local interests

A group of Wahkiakum County residents plans to form the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan workgroup by the end of May, group member Ron Wright said Tuesday. The group includes leaders of the county's Democrat and Republican parties. They came together...

 

Flea market at fair grounds this Saturday

NICE OUT--As the work week began, we were enjoying the blue skies and sunshine after some morning fog. While the moisture was a bit heavy, it's the sort of combo of damp and sunny that seemingly makes the grass grow right before our eyes! Monday was...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

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.,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! Only a few weeks until the "Cruzin to the Fair" Car Show. Hope everyone is as excited about it as I am. The Fair Board has opened it up to vendors as well so if you would like to sell your products that day just give the office a call. Price...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Gone, but not forgotten While coming back from Altoona after taking pics of Pillar Rock for The Focus on Wahkiakum, I took a detour down to Eden Valley. I was not looking to write this story, but the...

 

Sheri'ff's Report, May 9, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 29 – 9:11 a.m. A caller found an injured cat in Cathlamet. A deputy said he would take the cat to the...

 

Drama Club prepares to perform original play

Next weekend, the Wahkiakum High School Drama Club will perform their new play, Love at First Thought. Shelby Bond and Ryan McKay-Beach who have both won best actor honors at the High School One Act...

 

Darlene Rafferty

Darlene Lavern Rafferty was born February 19, 1939 in Jewell, Oregon to Elbert and Della Kagle, and died April 23, 2019 at home in Battle Ground, at the age of 80 years. Darlene worked as a medical inscriber in the health care industry and is...

 

Great White Tail Run set for May 18

The 35th annual Great White Tail Run will be held on May 18 at 10 a.m. This event, sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H, features a 10k, 5k and 2 mile course through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. Recognition is given for...

 

Spring tea and luncheon at Rosburg Community Hall

Join the ladies of the Grays River United Methodist Church when they host their 17th Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon on May 19 (the Sunday after Mother’s Day). The event is held at the Rosburg Community Hall, Hwy 4 West. It is a complete lunch with...

 

Northwest Voices event set for May 22

Lower Columbia College has announced that State Poet Florence Sage will be featured at the May 22 Northwest Voices event in Longview. · The poet will present a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Health & Science Building, Room 101 (HSB...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event to be held May 19

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Oregon’s Oldest Known Shipwreck: A Spanish Galleon of 1693 by Cameron La Follette, will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00...

 

WDFW Director Susewind invites public to a virtual open house

Kelly Susewind, director of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will host a virtual open house on Monday, May 13 to give the public a chance to ask about the department’s policies and direction. “I want to share some updates on...

 

Ribbon cutting at Wahkiakum Realty

Lacey Vik celebrated the grand opening of Wahkiakum Realty on April 25, with Lacey and her son, Arthur, cutting the ribbon in a ceremony sponsored by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy...

 

Spring chinook run stands at 12 percent

Oregon and Washington have opened this year a portion of the lower Columbia River to spring chinook fishing four times since March 1. However, passage of the prized chinook at Bonneville Dam is just 12 percent of the 10-year average as of May 1, and...

 

Mule softball season ends

The Wahkiakum Mule softball team ended their season last Wednesday with a 23-13 loss to South Bend. “It was a great game where everything came together,” Coach Stephanie Green said. “They are a great group of 11 girls and there was lots of...

 

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