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Articles from the May 24, 2018 edition

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At the White-tail Run

And they're off! More than 80 runners and walkers turned out for the 34th Annual Great White-tailed Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H on Saturday morning. Complete results may be found on Page 3. Photos...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018

Town council approves plan for sight distance

Sight distance may soon be improved for motorists turning on to SR 4 from Cathlamet's Main Street. Town of Cathlamet officials agreed Monday to take steps to trim trees blocking vision to the west of the intersection. The trees, a tall fir and some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018

Town, county express broadband interest

Local officials are coming together to study the feasibility of offering high speed, broadband internet service in Wahkiakum County. Gene Healy, a member of the board of commissioners of Wahkiakum PUD, presented the issue to his fellow commissioners...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 24, 2018

Election races ahead after candidates file

Candidate filing for this year's elections ended Friday with several races set for local candidates. Filings include: Wahkiakum County Assessor (4-year term) William H. Coons, incumbent, and Brian McClain. Both prefer the Independent Party....

 

Memorial Day program set

Wahkiakum residents are invited to honor veterans at a Memorial Day service organized by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. The service is planned for Monday morning at 9 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, according to new post commander Bill Tawater....

 

Another candidate has filed for office

To The Eagle: My name is Stewart Feil, and I am running for Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney. I filed my declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Because of when I filed, my name was not printed in last week’s article so I’d...

 

Unhappy motorist voices concerns

To The Eagle: People need to be mindful and think of others in this small town. Placing road cones in the middle of the lane of travel on the Puget Island bridge at night or any time, is not a funny joke. It could ruin the underneath of a small car...

 

Voters will have prepaid postage to return ballots

To The Eagle: As the 2018 primary election is quickly approaching, Wahkiakum County is adopting a new prepaid postage procedure. Numerous counties in Washington state, with King County making the first move, have pushed for a prepaid return envelope...

 

Sheriff's Corner--National Boating Safety Week

May 22-25 is National Boating Safety Week this year. This also coincides with another fishing season and loads of people will be on or near the water. This is the time to remind people of things that are necessary to maximize your security on our...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018

Farmers Market starts Friday at Elochoman Marina

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market will begin its season this Friday and continue throughout the summer on Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Last year when Rob and Diane Stockhouse decided to discontinue the market on their Island property, Wahkiakum County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 24, 2018

School board approves new match curriculum, hears senior trip plans

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday and approved a new math curriculum for K-8 students after a presentation from teachers Cindy Fudge, Jeff Pillar, and Principal Nikki Reese. The program will cost the district $75,000. Pilla...

 

Candidate town hall this Friday

On Friday, Carolyn Long, a Democrat candidate for 3rd District Congress, will hold a town hall in Cathlamet, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wahkiakum Community Center, 100 Main Street, Cathlamet....

 

Great White Tail Run winners announced

Saturday, May 19, 83 participants crossed the finish line at the annual Great White Tail Run sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H. The event course ran along the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge In Skamokawa. The results: 2 mile: Top Female,...

 

The riders

Horse lovers enjoyed some nice weather and practiced skills while competing in one of the Silver Buckle Series events at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa on Saturday. Photo by Diana...

 

Mule golfer and baseball teams are champs

NICE START--This week began with some nice weather and I think the sunny and breezy conditions are just great, as it's not too hot out there while we catch up on those yard chores. While my rhodies are all popping out, the grass popped up as well,...

 

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. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Lunche...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 24, 2018

Mule, Comet athletes head to state meet

Athletes from Naselle and Wahkiakum high schools are headed to the state Class 1B and 2B track and field meets this weekend at Eastern Washington University, Cheney. The Comets won both the men's and women's district meets, and 22 athletes qualified...

 

Memorial Day Breakfast set for Saturday

Well, I made it to California last Thursday in 11 hours, visited a few minutes with family, and slept a few hours. Got up on Friday and drove to Corning to spend the night in a motel 30 minutes from Chico where my granddaughter’s graduation took...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center. Our Flex-Hosts, volunteers and I are looking for community input for the future of your Community Center. I have created a short and easy poll with possible ideas based on the comments from the CC suggestion box...

 

Time to begin preparing for Bald Eagle Fest

Bald Eagle Fest will be held on July 21st this year and we are ready to start planning. Come and help us design the day beginning with the street fair at 9:00 am, the parade through town, the kids play area, music, a celebration of logging and who kn...

 

New officers for Woman's Club

The GFWC-Cathlamet Woman's Club has elected new officers to serve from 2018-2020. L-r are Treasurer Ginger Hake, Secretary Hannah Booth, Vice-president Caroline Walton and President Maureen...

 
 By Ron Wright    News    May 24, 2018

EmComm Antenna supports mounted at Wahkiakum HS

EmComm Antenna supports mounted at Wahkiakum HS Story and photo by Ron Wright Monday afternoon the County Sheriff's Department of Emergency Services teamed up with the Wahkiakum School District,...

 

WSU Workshop: Growing Peonies

On May 29 at 6:00 p.m., Mike Thomas will discuss how to grow peonies. he will cover everything from buying peony root stock, proper planting, care, and fertilizers to use. The class will be held for free in the Event Center located in Longview at...

 

Volunteers needed

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, is looking for volunteer advocates. Call if you would like more information. (360) 795-6401....

 

Coursing events this weekend

The hounds will be running on Puget Island this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road. Actually, it will be more than just hounds – the events will be AKC Coursing Aptitude Trials,...

 

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