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Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Outdoor Café offers meals, activities

A lunch program for local youths, Outdoor Café, is underway for the summer. Right now they are serving about 35 kids, but they have the capacity to feed many more, according to organizer, Suzanne...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Bald Eagle Days bring weekend fun

Are you ready for Bald Eagle Days? The fun begins this Friday with the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in front of the Bank of the Pacific from 11-3 p.m. Shoppers can stop by the Elochoman Marina...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 18, 2019

Council debates park maintenance contract, administrative assistant

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on a variety of business when they met Monday, including debating park maintenance and a possible town administrator. Council Member Sue Cameron, who announced she is moving away from Cathlamet and will...

 

Evening transition

The setting sun creates a colorful celestial transition over the Puget Island skyline. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Let's ramble down memory lane

To The Eagle: There were enough public works defugalties chronicled in last week’s Eagle to prompt a nostalgic ramble down memory lane. Kudos to Ursula Petralia for her excellent bucket list of economic development desires. I don’t know whether...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The Eagle had a case of mistaken identity in last week's edition. The man in both of these photos is Raymond Badger, not his cousin, Dean....

 

Carole Alves

Long time Naselle resident, Carole Alves (Olsen), 77, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 23rd, 2019, in Salem, Oregon. She was born on December 26, 1941, to Carl and Elinor Olsen in Chicago, Illinois. Carole spent her early...

 

John Anderson

John Ivar Anderson 1953-2019 In John's words, "I lived and I died." His family has more to say about him. John was born on July 28, 1953 to Victor and Audrey (Moonen) Anderson in Longview at the old C...

 

Reese Gullickson

Reese Earl Gullickson, longtime resident of Skamokawa, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the age of 84. Born February 11, 1935, in Port Angeles, to Clarence and Emma...

 

Last of the Bald Eagle Days reminders

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has announced some last-minute reminders concerning Bald Eagle Day, which include: Main Street will be closed for all parking and through vehicle traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the street vendor fair and...

 

Bald Eagle Days and bull riding this weekend

COOLER--The summer heat took a break, cooled down a bit and added a splash of dampness this weekend. That's not to say it was cold though, as it was extremely humid. With lots of festivities in the works, we're hoping the skies get cleared of those...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue The images seen on television showing people searching for a missing person gives the impression to many people that the searchers are just going for a casual walk....

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignation of Karl Johnson, drama director, and...

 

State treasurer to visit Cathlamet

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson plans to visit Wahkiakum County officials at the county courthouse on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's third floor meeting room in Cathlamet. He will discuss some of the...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 18, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 8 – 8:18 a.m. A deputy was requested after an Elochoman Valley resident found bones she believed to be...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

PUD working on Westend substation, Skamokawa water projects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and discussed a newly drafted financial policy. “The contractor for the Grays River substation asked to start today,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 18, 2019

Port 2 would consider managing fairground park

Will staff of Port District No. 2 take over maintenance and operation responsibilities for Wahkiakum County's Fairgrounds Park? At their monthly meeting Tuesday, commissioners and staff of Port 2 said they are willing to consider the possibility....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 18, 2019

Port 1 commission goes over dock plan

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners held a quick meeting to discuss matters at the marina. The port had been asked to submit a letter of support for the Wahkiakum Resource Action Plan and in June, Commissioners...

 

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business in their 25-minute long meeting on Tuesday. Business included: --County Engineer Paul Lacy received support for a recommendation to apply for grant funding to construct a bicycle/pedestrian...

 

Audubon Society annual picnic Sunday at Cathlamet

The Willapa Hills Audubon Society annual picnic will be held on Sunday, 2- 5 p.m., at the Brandt residence in Cathlamet. Members and guests are invited to an afternoon of lively chat, good food and, of course, bird watching. Attendees are asked to...

 

Photo ops

A local photography club took a break from their conversations about cameras and headed over to Elochoman Slough Marina one Saturday morning this summer to practice what they were learning. They were...

 

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