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Articles from the June 28, 2018 edition

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The sale

Above: There were deals as far as the eye could see on East Birnie Slough Road during the Puget Island Garage and Yard Sale this weekend. Right: Randy Shroyer worked an estate sale with his wife,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

School board covers budget, other issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors discussed curriculum, Chromebook policies, and held a budget extension hearing before taking action on several items at their June meeting on, July 21. After the budget extension hearing, the board...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 28, 2018

Health clinic adds new addiction treatment

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed addiction treatment and other health care issues when they met Tuesday in Cathlamet. Dian Cooper, executive director of the Cowlitz Family Health Clinic, said staff of the center's clinics will soon be...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 28, 2018

Island bridge painters finish first section

By Rick Nelson State highway construction work around Cathlamet is almost ready to enter new stages. Painters on the Puget Island bridge last week completed work on their first section and are moving...

 

After adapting, I wouldn't live anywhere else

To The Eagle: I had to re-read Elizabeth Brinner’s article in last week’s Eagle a couple of times to make sure it was a serious letter. Initially I thought it was a poor attempt at satire. Not so I guess. I’m assuming she’s recently moved fro...

 

We may succeed anyway

To The Eagle: Our editor’s entrance into the fray with commentary on the ethics of tax assessment might possibly constitute rushing in where angels fear to tread. In the normal course of events, a person setting up a for-profit enterprise gets a...

 

Maybe there are better answers

To The Eagle: First off, to no surprise of anyone who has ever met me or read my letters to this paper, I am a progressive liberal. The reasons are numerous and include liking child labor laws, laws that help keep the earth safe for us and our...

 

Parking lot purchase shows lack of foresight

To The Eagle: The recent vote by the Cathlamet town Council to purchase the property owned by former Council member Bernadette Goodroe was clearly unethical and an obvious gift of public funds. When the existing gas station and auto repair shop were...

 

Vote for McDevitt

To The Eagle: A top-two primary election is on August 7, 2018. Three Democrats are candidates in the primary for the 3rd Congressional District, David McDevitt, Caroline Long and Dorothy Gasgue. While Gasgue, Long and McDevitt are all Democrats...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Southern cyclists raise funds to stop trafficking

Eleven strangers have embarked on an adventure to travel the west coast from Seattle to San Diego for a common cause--to raise funds for a refuge in Texas to help victims of sex trafficking and to bring awareness to a problem that is quietly...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Committee begins broadband research

Claire Ward, a representative from Northwest Open Access Network, or noanet.net, addressed the Broadband Action Committee in Wahkiakum County that was formed to investigate ways to bring infrastructure and therefore better internet access to county c...

 

Use extreme caution with fireworks this year

NICE WEEKEND--While we ended last Friday with a few sprinkles here in West Valley, it wasn't much, and the clouds on Saturday morning cleared off and gave a perfect day for the Kite Festival at Vista Park. It also made shopping at the Puget Island...

 

Giants in the Trees to play live show

Giants in the Trees will play a free live show in Long Beach July 7, 2 p.m., on the main stage at Veterens Field. Giants in the Trees members are Jillian Raye, Erik Friend, Ray Prestegard and Krist Novoselic. They all met at the Skamokawa Grange and,...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 28, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 18 — 10:35 a.m. The District 4 Fire Department responded to the report that a brush pile in the Elochoman...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 19 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved Youth Camp summer school teaching contracts for Scott Smith, David...

 

Joan Evenson

Our sweet, beloved daughter and sister, Joan Marie Evenson, passed away on May 31, 2018 at her Cathlamet home. She was born in Longview on October 4, 1954, the third of three daughters, to Wanda and...

 

Jody Havens

Jody O. Havens, 66, of La Center, died June 22, 2018 at home. She was born to Norman and Danella (Frenter) Garrison on November 17, 1951 in Longview. Jody was raised in Skamokawa and graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1970. In 1972 she graduated...

 

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce seeking two new board members

The Wahkiakum Chamber board wants to see local storefronts filled, merchants happy and visitors big-eyed. The Chamber is looking to fill two board member positions on their Board of Directors. Ideally, they would like one of the spots to be filled...

 

WHS grad earns national scholarship

Mackenzie Menard, a 2018 Wahkiakum High School graduate, has been awarded a national scholarship of $1000 from Scholarship America as 2018 Scholarship America’s Student Volunteer. Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars spokesperson Marlena Silva said this...

 

N7WAH Amateur Radio Field Day was great success

Photos by Jean Kelsey Last weekend was busy in Wahkiakum County. Along with the Kite Festival and the Puget Island Garage Sale there was the national Amateur Radio Field Day wherein roughly 40,000...

 

Julia Butler Hansen House open for tours on Friday

The 1867 Julia Butler Hansen House, the oldest surviving house in Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County, will be open Friday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The JBH House was the home of the late Congresswoman, Julia Butler Hansen and her family....

 

Advisory council to recruit member from Wahkiakum County

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington Advisory Council is looking for a member from Wahkiakum County to fill a vacancy in 2018. The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington Advisory Council is a group of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 28, 2018

Brian McClain challenges Bill Coons for county assessor

Brian McClain has been visiting neighborhoods in Wahkiakum County and speaking to residents about their experiences with the assessors office. "They are ready for change," McClain said. "They want to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 28, 2018

Teepees coming to Vista Park

Commissioners of Port District 2 breezed through their monthly meeting June 19 at Skamokawa Vista Park. The board accepted a bid of $15,000 from Columbia Contractors LLC for installation of three 25x25' concrete pads for permanent teepees at the...

 

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