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Articles from the May 17, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 17, 2018

Students practice science on the river

During high tide last Friday, Wahkiakum High School students in Jeff Rooklidge's Environmental Science class headed down to the city dock in Cathlamet to collect plankton. Wahkiakum, along with four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Assessor, sheriff have election challenges

Candidate filing for this year's elections started Monday, with lots of interest in local races. Some potential local candidates have registered their candidacies with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). As of Tuesday afternoon, filings...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

County, diking district discuss erosion issue on Welcome Sl. Road

What can be done about the eroding shoreline along Puget Island's North Welcome Slough Road? That's a question troubling the board of commissioners of Consolidated Diking District No. 1 on the Island. A long stretch of dike borders the Columbia...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 17, 2018

Port 2 rejects laundry bids, parking pleas

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday rejected bids to construct a new office and public laundry at Skamokawa Vista Park. In other business, commissioners rejected pleas from long-term campers to rescind parking restrictions that separate the...

 

Bipartisan forum set for May 23

To The Eagle: By now it should be common knowledge that there will be an election this November. The purpose of this letter is to invite one and all that are interested in our remaining freedoms to come to the Pioneer Community Church on Wednesday...

 

Habitat enhancement board needs members

To The Eagle: I read the list of candidates, hoping to get elected to various positions in our county. Sadly I saw no one willing to become commissioner of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District. We lost Bill Karwoski, so do not have the three...

 

PUD employees deserve wage increase

To The Eagle: We are both extremely happy with the wage increase for Dave Tramblie and others. Mr. Tramblie has saved this county thousands of dollars due to diligence and attention to detail. Attracting excellent employees and keeping them working...

 

PIGYS needs help this year

To The Eagle: PIGYS, the Puget Island Garage & Yard Sale, which takes place on June 22nd & 23rd, faces some major challenges this year. The Trump-inspired economic boom should bring us an abundance of customers, but that abundance is going to hit a...

 

Use it or lose it

To The Eagle: When we purchased the Video Store from Becky in 2009 it was suggested that this business, movie and game rentals and sales, was like a “buggy whip factory”; a business providing a soon to be obsolete product or service. Recently I...

 

Cure available for elk hoof rot

To The Eagle: The short article on hoof rot on page 9 of the May 10, 2018, Wahkiakum County Eagle merits a response. “Crippling elk hoof disease found in Eastern Washington,” is not surprising news. What is surprising is that it is reported. I wi...

 

Howie announces re-election bid

To The Eagle: I have had the great fortune to have served the people of Wahkiakum County as sheriff for nearly six years now. During this time I have seen the people of this office serve with honor, integrity, and respect. I hope that for the...

 

Real estate forum to be held

A strong real estate market with a robust housing element is often viewed as a leading indicator of a thriving local economy. However, in our region, it appears that the demand for all levels of housing currently outweighs the housing inventory. To...

 

Bridge work

Contractors have been stringing cables and mounting curtains as they prepare to paint the Puget Island bridge. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Great White Tail Run Saturday at JBH Refuge

HALF OVER--Here we are, half past the middle of May so I guess you know, we should be experiencing a lot of May flowers due to April showers, and even May showers, so I hope you're enjoying the blooms and not commiserating with some of us, who really...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. This will be a busy weekend for the fair grounds. There will be a Rummage Sale in the Youth Building on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Come and find some treasures. Also Saturday May 19 is the first leg...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

Great White-tail Run is this weekend

News from Naselle: Congratulations to the Naselle baseball team for taking the District Championship. Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: today (Thursday), possible playoff game at Quilicene at 4 p.m. if winning game yesterday...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on May 15 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the retirement of Mitzi Hunter, effective at the end of the school...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 17, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 8 — 10:34 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who needed assistance after a fall. 1:34...

 

Radio club to hold evening meetings

The Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club was formed several years ago to provide training and practice in emergency communications. Their weekly meetings are Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., except the second Tuesday of the month, when they...

 

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Submitted by Wahkiakum ChamberHey, everyone, let’s start planning on entering the exciting Bald Eagle Days Parade. This year’s theme is "Families, Fish, Farms & Forests." Time to put your thinking cap on, talk to your friends, family and...

 

Walter R. Stefan

Rosburg resident Walter R. Stefan died April 18, 2018. He was born August 1, 1937, and grew up in Chicago and Florida. Upon graduating from high school in Florida, he joined the US Navy. He retired from a career with Boeing Company in Portland. He...

 

Cemetery cleanup Saturday

Volunteers are invited to participate in the Seal River Cemetery clean-up this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the cemetery. People should bring their own tools. Caretakers use soft bristle brushes and gallon jugs filled with water to clean headstones....

 

Enrollment ends May 31 for GET

The GET program’s 2017-18 enrollment period closes on May 31. As the state’s 529 prepaid tuition program, GET provides Washington families an opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. The Guaranteed...

 

New EMTs

Wahkiakum Emergency Medical Services has two new emergency medical technicians (EMT), Austin Smith and Catherine Hagar. Graduation was May 1. They are pictured with their instructors. L-r are Cowlitz...

 

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