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  • 99th county fair begins due to volunteers' hard work

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 The 99th Wahkiakum County Fair kicks off Thursday for three days after many months of fairground rehabilitation following last year's floods. Highlights of the three-day event, organized by Fair Manager Kathleen Morgain and a large group of volunteers, include timbersports demonstrations, a battle of the bands contest, slow tractor races, and musical acts. Timbersports competitors headed by ESPN's Jeff Skirvin will give demonstrations on all three days and the karaoke contests will take place on Friday. Musical entertainment...

  • What's happening at the Fair?

    Aug 9, 2007

    - by Kathleen Morgain August 9 , 2007 Win a pig – and get your workout in at the same time! Don’t miss the Wahkiakum County Fair on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 16-18. “Chick it Out” and spend the day in Skamokawa! On Saturday following the Round Robin show in the main arena, win a weaner or feeder pig in the Greased Pig contest. All you have to do is be the fastest to catch, then hold it up and off the ground, for 10 seconds. 10 very long seconds. Entry fee: $10. Four classes: ages 5 – 10, 11 – 15, 16- 18 and age 1...

  • Volunteers neededfor park pathway construction

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 The Town of Cathlamet is looking for volunteers to help build pathways between Erickson Park’s parking lot, the central pavilion, and the skateboard pad to make the facilities more accessible. The Council appropriated $4,000 for materials for the 2007 fiscal year, with the understanding that volunteers would do the actual construction. “Our Town has a number of significant projects in various stages of implementation,” commented Mayor Dick Swart. “Virtually all our projects require the Town to partner with other agencie...

  • Two arrested in Longview after drug investigation

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 On August 2, agents of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force assisted by members of the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office and the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office concluded a three month investigation with the execution of a search warrant at a rural Longview address. Two people were arrested and guns, money, methamphetamine, marijuana, diverted prescription medication and stolen property were recovered. The occupant of the residence, 43 year old Sharon Kay Carter, was located in her bedroom where the vast majority of the...

  • Mule football starts Aug. 15

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 Wahkiakum Mule football practice will start August 15, Coach Eric Hansen announced this week. The team will also hold a fund-raising car wash this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot of the Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet. Hansen said all athletes must have a current physical and health insurance on file with the high school office. For further information, contact Hansen at 795-8505....

  • I-5 rut repair work in Cowlitz county begins

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 A project that will result in a safer, smoother driving surface on I-5 in Cowlitz County begins August 9, announced the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This contract was awarded to Western States Asphalt of Yakima who submitted the winning bid of $2,166,711. Due to heavy daytime traffic through the project area, a majority of the work will be completed at night. Over the 30-day working period, motorists can expect daytime single lane closures, nighttime double lane closures, and occasional night ramp...

  • County rejects speed limit plea

    Rick Nelson, Wah. Co. Eagle|Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 Wahkiakum County officials on Tuesday seemed to reach a consensus that they can’t do more to respond to a Grays River woman’s request for better speed control on Barr-Durrah Road. Penny Gregory has appeared several times before the board to request lower speed limits and more enforcement of speed law on the road. A large number of drivers of vehicles ranging from family sedans to log trucks are frequently speeding through a neighborhood with several houses close together, making it unsafe for the residents to be near or on the...

  • Convergence brings speakers to fairgrounds

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 Beginning today (Thursday), the Convergence For Climate Action will bring dozens of speakers and performers into Wahkiakum County to address a range of issues relating to climate change, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fossil fuels. Organizers hope to use the weekend both as an activist training and an educational forum on a host of energy, climate change, and sustainability issues, said spokesperson Daniel Serres. Multiple panels will involve local anti-LNG organizers who will discuss the status of NorthernStar's Bradwood...

  • Bridge inspections designed for safety

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 Wahkiakum County residents shouldn’t see a collapse of a bridge such as that which claimed five lives in Minneapolis last week, Public Works Director Pete Ringen said Tuesday. County bridges are inspected every two years by engineers from the state Department of Transportation, Ringen said, and those that need repair are getting the attention they need, he said. Of the 19 bridges in the county road system, 70 percent are in good shape, receiving scores of 90 percent or better in the inspections, Ringen said. Those with the l...

  • ACT exam deadline coming up for students

    Aug 9, 2007

    August 9 , 2007 Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by August 10--the deadline for having the registration postmarked--to take the next ACT test on September 15. There is a late registration postmark deadline of August 24; an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at, or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices. The cost is $30 for the traditional ACT and $44.50 for the ACT Plus Writing. Some colleges require ACT’s o...

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