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Articles from the August 2, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 2, 2018

Town calls for voluntary water conservation

The Town of Cathlamet is asking water system customers to reduce voluntarily consumption of water from the municipal water system. While supply from the Elochoman river is holding steady, the dry...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 2, 2018

Highway work booming on bridge, along SR 4

Wahkiakum County highways are busy these days with a variety of construction projects. Tree removal will close SR 4 intermittently today at Milepost 47 for tree removal, travelers are dealing with...

 

At the Finn Fest

Friends and families gathered to celebrate and learn about Finnish and local culture at the biannual Finn Fest in Naselle last weekend. There was food, traditional clothing, games, dancing, music,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

WSD approves $7 million budget for 2018-19 year

The budget for the 2018-2019 school year was approved at the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors July meeting last Thursday. The board approved a $7 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a four year budget and a four year...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

Conflicting inventory constraints impact real estate market

According to analysis from the assessor’s office and local realtors, there is a market for affordable housing in Wahkiakum County. Unfortunately, the inventory does not currently reflect the demand. Higher priced properties are available, but...

 

Care urged with use of municipal water

To The Eagle: Readers will be well aware that the past month has been very dry with almost no rainfall whatsoever. Burn bans are in place. River levels across the county are at near record low levels. The blood on our roads serves as testament to...

 

Council member adds to lot purchase report

To The Eagle: Responding to 7/16/18 town council article: The 20 Butler purchase process began in January at the first town council meeting of the year when Dale [Mayor Dale Jacobson--ed.] introduced the opportunity to purchase the lot to council...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 2, 2018

Forum: Candidates for prosecutor speak

By Diana Zimmerman On June 27, a candidate forum was held before a full house at the Skamokawa Grange. Each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves before answering questions from the audience. The two candidates for prosecuting...

 

Art and boat festivals will fill the weekend

HOT ENOUGH?--When it's 76 degrees by 10 a.m., here in West Valley, I know it's going to be a warm one. I am sure the heat lovers are rejoicing but I opted to hide in the basement this last Sunday, as I had gotten toasty enough just trying to get the...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow! What an awesome show from the "Challenge of Champions." Hope everyone there had a great time. It was pretty spectacular to see the support for the first big event our arena has had. Next year the seating will be...

 

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...

 

Community invited to annual pig roast

I’m not sure how everyone else is dealing with all the heat and dry weather for the past few weeks, but I’m ready for rain, lots of rain. My well is about dry and it’s quite nerve wracking. I don’t even dare to mow, as I am afraid hitting a...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 2, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 23 - 1:24 p.m. Lifeflight was activated after a deputy, st...

 

PIFD and WCSO are teaming up for National Night Out event

Puget Island Fire Department will host its second annual National Night Out event. National Night Out (NNO) is a nation-wide event that’s main purpose is to build strong partnerships between the police and communities. Tuesday, August 7 at 5:30...

 

Three graduate at WSU

Three local students recently earned degrees at Washington State University. Brieanna Lynne Olsen of Cathlamet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. William Cody Olsen of Cathlamet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Bryan A...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Volunteers still needed and all group leaders and others that utilize the Center that could not make the training please call or email WCC to schedule a time to fill out any...

 

Jungers on Workforce SW board

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) has added three new members to its volunteer board of directors. Joining the board are: * Mara Kieval, Nurse Representative with the Washington State Nurses Association. She will represent Clark County labor. *...

 

Death Notice for Bob A. Hendrickson

Bob A. Hendrickson, 88, of Vancouver (formerly Cathlamet), died on July 30, 2018 in a Vancouver care center. A full obituary will follow. Service is pending at a later date....

 

Cathlamet Art and Wooden Boat festivals offer weekend of entertainment

The second annual Cathlamet Art Festival, presented by Tsuga Art Gallery, brings in a full range of live entertainment. Beginning on Friday, August 3, Tsuga Gallery will host an opening reception for both the Art Festival and Wooden Boat Festival at...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Summer is in full swing, and so is Grays River Valley Center. The board would like to welcome our new board member CeCe Raglin from Cathlamet. CeCe is already jumping in and making the board complete. CeCe is Secretary and Co-Treasurer along with...

 

Camp Cedars bereavement camp set for August

Community Home Health & Hospice’s Camp Cedars, a 3-day, residential camp for children who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend, is scheduled for August 17-19. The camp is the end of year finale for children who have been...

 

USDA surveying infrastructure

The US Department of Agriculture Rural Development program will take input on what infrastructure projects people in Wahkiakum County would like to see developed. The session will occur August 9, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the River Street Meeting Room,...

 

Timberlands closed because of fire danger

Recent hot and dry weather have led local timber companies to close their lands. Here is a Wednesday morning announcement of the closures: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forest lands are closed due to extreme heat and fire...

 

WDFW extends comment period on conservation of river and stream banks

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is extending the public comment period on its recommendations for the management of "riparian ecosystems" along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state. Terra Rentz, the department's...

 

Deputies apprehend wanted felon

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a citizen dispute on US 101 near Elkhorn Creek on the afternoon of July 26. At approximately 2:50 p.m., Deputy Jon Ashley reported an individual known to be a wanted felon had fled from the...

 

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