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Articles from the June 14, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

Caps in the air for NHS graduation

The Naselle High School Class of 2018 finished their last assignment on Saturday, sitting through speeches, and collecting scholarships and most importantly, their diplomas. Valedictorian Samanta...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018

Elochoman Road not yet opening

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County officials said they were going to open a gate closing the upper Elochoman Valley Road. However, as The Eagle went to press, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer telephoned The Eagle’s office Wednesday to say road will not...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 14, 2018

Impatience grows as dredge permit process continues to drag on

Wahkiakum County officials and residents expressed frustration with efforts to obtain permits needed to deposit dredge spoils on eroding beaches. The county and its consulting engineer have been working for two years to establish a 10-year beach...

 
 By Tamara Greenwell    News    June 14, 2018

Bridge update: Primer going on steel

Washington State Department of Transportation SR 409 Puget Island Bridge painting and deck replacement work is progressing. This week, contractor crews with Royal Bridge, Inc., will continue...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

WHS graduation takes place Friday

Wahkiakum High School's class of 2018 will graduate this Friday in a 7 p.m. ceremony at the school. Morgan Bashore is the class's valedictorian. The senior, who has a 3.97 GPA, will attend Lewis and...

 

Auditor appreciates opportunity to serve

To The Eagle: My name is Nicci Bergseng and I’d like to introduce myself as your Wahkiakum County Auditor. I was appointed to the auditor position in December 2017 and I am currently working to retain my position. It is my commitment to this...

 

Stop the trolling in the letters

To The Eagle: The Eagle has been generous in its provision of a forum for local letter-writers to critique, endorse or otherwise comment on our elected officials and their would-be rivals. But even generosity has its limits – and, I would argue,...

 

Would rather be without water for a day

To The Eagle: Response to article written in The Eagle June 7th, 2018, “PUD studying benefit, cost of water main work.” This article explained how the Wahkiakum PUD would go about repairing the water line that is attached to the bridge to Puget...

 

Thank you to Trump

To The Eagle: Good news from D.C.; Supreme Court on the integrity of elections, no votes by the dead. The economy at 3.9 growth, low unemployment [local Norpac hiring more because of DOJ supported lawsuit] [re. Newsprint from the dumping Canadian...

 

Contest winner donates to VFW

To The Eagle: Thank you very much for the prize money (Wahkiakum County Eagle photo contest.) I donated it to the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in Cathlamet. I have been a member of this organization for several years. I have also witnessed the good...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 14, 2018

PUD backs off on bridge water project

Last Tuesday, a desire to take advantage of a limited time frame, the temporary catwalk, and the paint crew contracted to work on the Puget Island bridge led to a hurried proposal to have the water main on the Puget Island bridge cleaned, painted...

 

WHS students board Navy ships for Rose Festival Fleet Day

Last Thursday, four Wahkiakum High School students boarded the USS Scout, a US Navy minesweeper, in Astoria to take a trip upriver to Portland for Fleet Week. The four, including Nai'a Freeman,...

 

WHS graduation to be held Friday, June 15

MUCH WETTER--Compared to the week before, this past weekend was much wetter. In spite of some sunny times, the rainy times definitely made their presence known, as it would absolutely come down in buckets, which pretty much destroyed what flowers I...

 

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, Susan Sews, Community Center,...

 

Many fun events ahead in our county

I escaped the heat and traffic of good old California, with my niece and great niece last Sunday and arrived to cooler and damper surroundings that evening. It started raining off and on in Eugene but stopped as we arrived in Grays River. It is so...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

This week the Grays River Valley Center would like to recognize a board member. Shonda Ware and her family. Shonda has been a rock to the Center and the Food Bank for over three years. Shonda is president of the West End Food Bank and is there every...

 

Shanghaied in Astoria opens July 12

Astor Street Opry Company will present the 34th season of Shanghaied In Astoria, the Musical Melodrama. The 2018 season of Shanghaied In Astoria opens July 12 with a “Sneake Peek Weekend” July 6 & 7 at 7 p.m., and runs through September 1....

 

Sheriff's Report, June 14, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 3 — 8:23 a.m. A driver was cited for speed. 10:40 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. A...

 

4-H Robotics club at Camas SWIRL Tourney

Last Thursday your Wahkiakum 4H Robotics Club competed at the Hayez Dayez Camas invitational with 12 other teams from seven other schools. We came away with three of the 12 medals: First Place in Line...

 

Firefighters graduate from academy

Three local fire fighters recently graduated from the Washington State Fire Fighting Academy. They are, l-r, Jack Leavitt and Alex Peachy, District 4 department, and Paul Tillman, Cathlamet Fire...

 

Non-Profit organization seeking local families for hosting high school exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

You can find our calendar of events online https://www.facebook.com/Wahkiakum.Community.Center Wahkiakum Outdoors presents Pike Minnow Reward Program at the River Street Meeting room at 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wed June 20. S.A.I.L (Stay Active and...

 

Transportation planners to hold discussion

Local Leaders and SW Washington Transportation Planners invite the public to participate in a discussion on Wednesday, June 20 on current issues facing Freight Transportation in Southwest Washington. The session will include a discussion on truck...

 

Vacation Bible School in Cathlamet

Community Vacation Bible School will be held this year at Heritage Bible Church, June 18-22, 9 a.m. – Noon with check-in beginning at 8:45 a.m. It is for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. At “BugZone: Transformed by our BIG...

 

Summer reading program theme: Libraries Rock!

Young readers will explore all things related to music this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Libraries Rock!” during their summer library program. Activities may include music demonstrations, playing simple musical instruments,...

 

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