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Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

Bridge work should end ahead of schedule

Construction work on the Puget Island bridge should wrap up this year, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). "The contractor anticipates all work to be completed before...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

With no primary, focus moves to general election

Election officials across Washington state have sent vote-by-mail ballots to registered voters for the August primary election. Unless, of course, one lives in a county such as Wahkiakum County, which has no contested races on the ballot, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Robotics program is taking off

"I was absolutely overwhelmed when I watched these robotics presentations," Mike Passmore said in an introduction to his latest guest for his Wahkiakum Outdoors program at Hope House. "The kids are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 1, 2019

Boat show activities include display of art, ugly cars, and wooden boats

It’s August, and that means it’s time for the annual Wooden Boat Show, which begins with a reception at Tsuga Gallery on Friday and moves to the Elochoman Slough Marina on Saturday and Sunday. The reception at Tsuga Gallery is from 5-7 p.m. on...

 

Cable should keep consumers as priority

To The Eagle: It hasn’t gotten front page attention, but a national dispute over cable TV pricing has implications right here in SW WA. Nexstar, the largest television broadcasting company in America, is currently in a dispute over pricing for...

 

We have choices to the last minute

To The Eagle: Some years ago, I planted aspen trees in my yard in honor of my history with Colorado. They have grown to be high and beautiful with soft wood and pretty leaves. I sit on my deck in the morning with my coffee and I watch the life in...

 

Suggestions offered on controversy

To The Eagle: I have several observations about the current pronoun controversy. First, a number of years ago, my father used to make a joke about the subject, suggesting that I “go out to the person box to see whether the person-person left us...

 

Improve relationships with neighbors

To The Eagle: A community-wide National Night Out will be held at the Puget Island Fire Hall, Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come join us and enjoy root beer floats and hot dogs. National Night Out enhances the relationship...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

An article in last week's edition incorrectly stated that Selix Cabinets was a sponsor of the Silver Buckle series; in fact, the article should have stated Superior Tires is a sponsor....

 

Margaret Alice Stockhouse Sherbeck

October 21, 1970- July 25, 2019 “Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently, I gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, You are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear.” Colin...

 

River life

Pelicans kept a tight line as they recently cruised by the Columbia River shoreline. Photo by Marianne Brightbill....

 

Silver Buckle and boat festival this weekend

LOOKING GOOD--This past weekend was nice, although Saturday morning it began quite wet around here, which was nice for our lawns and plants but not so great for those who had hay down! Luckily, the sun came out and things dried out pretty good and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Isl...

 

Downriver Dispatches

An Old Barn Over the years traveling to and fro in the Westend, I would go by an old barn in Deep River across the highway from Deep River Camp. I had no idea who owned it and the surrounding...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 1, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 22 – 4:53 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Elochoman Valley home after a...

 

Tsuga Gallery announces August's featured artist

Genie Cary and her husband Dan, moved to Cathlamet from Oregon in 2005. Having a sailboat allowed her to see many things from a different perspective. Boats, birds, lighthouses, sunrises and sunsets were Cary’s subjects for photography. Cary had a...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Random Acts of Kindness jar has been overflowing! I am happy to announce that good deeds are not hard to come by in this diverse and spunky town. Next week I will publish a handful of the notes you have submitted. The RAKS jar is...

 

Free MMR vaccine available for child care workers

The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC and with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to offer free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination for uninsured child care workers and...

 

Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit set for September 14

The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation will host its 29th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit, "A Cornucopia of Wines" on Saturday, September 14. The event will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Skamokawa Grange, 18 Fairgrounds Road in Historic...

 

Richard (Dick) Peters named 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Lower Columbia College Foundation have announced the selection of Dick Peters as the 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year. Peters graduated from RA Long in 1950 and attended LCC from 1950-53. After graduating from LCC, he...

 

Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, and outdoor skills

Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, outdoor stewardship, and other outdoor skills in a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other certified instructors....

 

Art in the Park set for August 17

Stroll among the 25+ artisan vendors located on the north end of the Civic Circle across from the library in Longview during Columbian Artists “Art in the Park” on Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will take place in conjunction...

 

Church painted

Contractor Tim Hoven went high in the sky to paint the steeple and cross at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Photo courtesy of David Whitney...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 1, 2019

State treasurer speaks at courthouse

Photo and story by Rick Nelson Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson visited the Wahkiakum County Courthouse last Thursday to meet officials and citizens and comment on issues with which his...

 

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