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Articles from the June 27, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Wright    News    June 27, 2019

Field day connects amateur radio operators

In the biggest "virtual get-together" of their year thousands of amateur radio clubs from across the country communicated last weekend via radio during a simulated major disaster. Our local club,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

PUD accepts bid for Westend substation

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners reconvened last Thursday to approve a bid for the Grays River substation project scheduled for later this year. The PUD received three bids. Following a recommendation from engineers at Brown & Kysar, I...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 27, 2019

Commissioners OK Wirkkala Road work, Grays River gauge

Wahkiakum County commissioners authorized emergency repairs and a weight restriction load limit for Wirkkala Road north of Deep River when they met Tuesday. Last week, area resident Nick Nikkila reported the culvert was failing and had only a very...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Noanet reports results from broadband survey

Claire Ward, the marketing and communications manager for Noanet returned to Cathlamet on Monday to share results from the broadband survey recently completed in the county. There were two major takeaways from the survey for Ward. One, there is a...

 

Reports: Dollar General will impact our town

To The Eagle: I was extremely disappointed in Richard Erickson's recent letter to the editor. Instead of chatting with the leaders of Clatskanie and Rainier about Dollar General he should have been using Google to find out about real communities who...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The Eagle incorrectly reported last week that the Cathlamet Town Council had appropriated $5,000 to the Wahkiakum County Historical Society to finance roof repairs. Instead, the money will be used for changing the fluorescent lighting to LED...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Port 1 offers vouchers for senior produce purchases

Are you over 60? Would you like some fresh produce? The state has provided packets for 19 Wahkiakum seniors containing $40 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh produce at authorized farmers markets, farm stores, and roadside stands in Washington. They...

 

Fireworks sale, use starts on Friday

The sale and discharge period for consumer fireworks begins Friday, June 28. Unless a city or county has enacted an ordinance to limit or prohibit the sale, purchase, possession, or use of consumer fireworks, the following chart details the dates...

 

Car club tours

Members of a vintage car club toured Puget Island last week and stopped for respite at the residence of members Tom and Laura Tronson, who provided this photo....

 

Kite festival at Vista Park on Saturday

COOLED OFF--This past Saturday morning we woke up to wet roads and wet grass and lots of clouds, so this was definitely a cool down from what many thought was going to be a "sunny and hot" weekend....

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Climate in Wahkiakum County "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco." This is a quote that has been credited to Mark Twain, but has not been verified. True or not, Mark...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 27, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 17 – 11:36 a.m. A deputy responded to an Elochoman Valley home after a resident reported that a...

 

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain need the public's help

The tall ships of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are calling on their followers and fans for help. GHHS has just announced a new campaign to raise $120,000 by July 31 to fund new sails and critical...

 

PAPA produces Mary Poppins

The Peninsula Association of Performing Artists will present their summer production of Mary Poppins, the Broadway musical, based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, June 28 - July 28, at the historic Fort Columbia Theater, abov...

 

Carl Cothren

Carl Cothren, 81, of Cathlamet, passed away on June 13th, 2019 at home. Carl was born to Thirl and Ethel (Dillehay) Cothren on May 22, 1938 in Hayesville, North Carolina. He grew up and attended school in Hayesville, when he left North Carolina in...

 

Bridge work

Workers this week have been nearly finished installing timber sidewalk planks on the Puget Island bridge. Both lanes of the bridge will be open Friday through July 7 for the Puget Island Garage Sale...

 

Grief journaling group offered for adults

Community Home Health and Hospice is offering a new grief group in Longview. The group will run from 4-5 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of the month from June 4-September 10, (except July 16) at the Avery Grief Center, 1000 – 12th Ave.,...

 

Stroke sixth leading cause of death in Washington state

The Washington State Department of Health is urging people to know the symptoms and act fast if they suspect a stroke. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in Washington state. “Getting the...

 

Horse gaming riders enjoy improved footing

We had a very good turn out for our second gaming show, 22 entries for the six events. We also had 10 entries for the Texas Barrels 50/50 jack pot. We made over $700. That money will go into improving our arena. The weather was perfect, and with the...

 

Hospice Chaplain, Rea Trim, shares insight

Rea Trim loves to talk to groups about hospice and grief. Currently, she is working as a chaplain at Community Home Health and Hospice and is available for presentations on grief and hospice. She draws on personal experience with a touch of humor to...

 

Salmon and steelhead endorsement no longer required beginning July 1

Anglers who fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River basin will no longer be required to purchase an endorsement to do so beginning July 1. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has collected an $8.75 annual fee – known...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 27, 2019

Inside story from Society for Creative Anachronism

On Saturday in the evening mist, I stood with two women. I was outside the youth barn at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds, dressed in jeans and a rain jacket. They were in the Shire of River's Bend. One...

 

Island life

An osprey hauls a captured fish to its nest along Puget Island’s Welcome Slough. Photo taken June 23 by Andrew Carson of Sacramento, Calif....

 

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