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Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Wahkiakum team places first at international robotics competition

The Wahkiakum Mecha Mules Water Damage robotics team took first place in the open division of the International SeaPerch Challenge over the weekend and can proudly claim themselves World Champions,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

WSD targeted by swatting call

Wahkiakum School District was the target of what is being referred to as a swatting call last Thursday morning. The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received an untraceable phone call at 9:55 a.m. indicating a threat of violence from someone...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    May 18, 2023

Commissioners hear concerns about development

Dan Cothren presided over the weekly commissioners meeting with the other two commissioners attending via zoom. In the public comment portion of the meeting a Westend resident expressed concern about new development on Altoona-Pillar Rock Rd. She...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Farmers Market begins May 26

Summer is coming and so is the Elochoman Slough Marina Farmers Market, which starts next Friday, May 26. The market opens every Friday from 3-6 p.m. through September 1 at the Elochoman Slough Marina, and after hearing from the public, it was decided...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Port 2 prepares for summer

Wahkiakum County Port 2 meeting was backed by a rhythm section on Tuesday, with the staccato of hammers meeting the roof, which is being replaced. The main hall of the annex was recently carpeted, and everyone seemed pleased with the results. “The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Port 1 plans more improvements at County Line

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met Thursday to talk about a grant application to continue work at County Line Park, updating the comprehensive plan, and other improvements to their property. Port 1 Manager Todd Souvenir said he would...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Candidates file for office

Candidates began filing for some local offices early this week. Kandice Merz filed on Tuesday to challenge Patty Anderson for her seat on the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, while Chris Gartski filed for the position being vacated by...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

Cannabis lockboxes available free, no questions asked

Thanks to some funding from the Youth Cannabis and Tobacco Prevention Program and Wahkiakum Health and Human services, free cannabis safe storage boxes are available in several locations around the county. ‘These boxes allow people, who are of...

 

Correction/Clarification

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Gene Strong was incorrectly identified as Gene Healy in a photo in the print edition last week....

 

MSM also includes FOX 'News'

To The Eagle: The $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems is the largest in US history. The FCC is proposing a $500,000 fine for FOX. Smartmatic sued Fox for defamation following the 2020 election and is seeking $2.7 billion in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 18, 2023

PUD focused on maintenance and upgrades to the system

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss a variety of issues that may affect utilities in the state, including low income energy assistance, as well as their efforts to secure funding for projects in Wahkiakum. “Energy...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    May 18, 2023

Town council discusses adjustments and more

In their monthly meeting the Cathlamet Town Council met members of the Mecha Mules robotics club and proclaimed June as high school underwater robotics month in the town of Cathlamet. The Mecha Mules placed first out of 140 teams at the robotic...

 

Pies were a hit

It was a convivial atmosphere for pie lovers at the annual Pie Social held by the Cathlamet Woman's Club at Tsuga Gallery and as per usual, it didn't take too long for them to sell out. Photo by Ian...

 

Fish preservation classes offered by Wahkiakum Marine Resources

Fish Preservation Classes, provided by a grant through the Wahkiakum Marine Resources Committee, will be held Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. and Friday, May 26 at 1 p.m., in the Johnson Park kitchen located at 30 Rosburg School Rd., Rosburg. Contact...

 

Salmon dinner at Norse Hall Saturday

TOASTY--If you wanted the heat to show up, you certainly got your wish for Mother’s Day weekend as most areas around our parts were sporting temperatures in either the upper 80s or low 90s and that was plenty hot for me! I believe our temperature...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. This Saturday starts the Farmer's Market at the fairgrounds. We are still looking for vendors and there is no charge. We also welcome people to come out for the Junk...

 

Downriver Dispatches

From Marie Green, Athletic Director at Naselle GRV High School: "Congratulations to our baseball boys on their win against Rainier Christian Saturday. With that win they will now move onto the...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    May 18, 2023

Isabella Colombo, Naselle/GRV High School future science teacher

Principal Justin Laine praised senior Bella Columbo by saying, "Bella is another one of our exceptionally talented and high achieving student-athletes. Bella's cumulative grade point average places...

 

Concert set for May 28 at NCC

The Naselle Community Center and Finnish American Folk Festival will host a concert with world renowned violin player Kim Angelis and professional concert pianist Jennifer Goodenberger on Sunday, May 28, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The address is 14...

 

Jim Hattrick

James "Jim" Michael Hattrick (75), of Vancouver, WA, passed away, May 5, 2023 from complications due to Ehlors-Danlos Syndrome. Born September 26, 1947 in Toppenish, WA and raised in Cathlamet, WA,...

 

Ruth Tinker

Ruth Ellen Tinker, 85, of Cathlamet, died in Longview on May 8, 2023. Ruth was born in Spokane on September 4,1937 to Lowel and Hazel Lunneborg. She graduated from Central Valley High School and Deaconess Hospital Nursing School. She played the...

 

Terry Thornton

Terry Thornton, Born October 3, 1949. Died May 5, 2023. If you know the story, that date really tells you all you need to know about Terry. He was due on Christmas day. Do the math. October 3. December 25. We know he weighed less than 3 pounds when h...

 

Registration open for the Annual Great White Tail Run

The 39th Annual Wahkiakum 4-H Great White Tail Run is on Saturday, May 20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Skamokawa Vista Park Office, run starts at 10 a.m. Several walk/runs are available: 10K, 5K or 2 mile through Julia Butler Hansen Natio...

 

Human services announces closures

In addition to the Memorial Day holiday, which will be observed on Monday, May 29, offices at Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will remain closed on May 30 while all employees attend a training session. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, May...

 

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