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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

Art festival/boat show offer lots to see and do

By all accounts, the combined Art Festival/Wooden Boat Show was a success this weekend. As for the Wooden Boat Show, organizer Julius Dalzell said numbers were down but enthusiasm expressed by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

McClain shows strength in primary election

Washington’s voters went to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 primary election, and challenger Brain McClain showed strength in the race for Wahkiakum County assessor. In the early tally of votes that had arrived at the county auditor’s office...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

PUD: Bridge water line repaired

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to hear reports, and discuss broadband, infrastructure, and new projects. “The Puget Island bridge project was a total success,” General Manager Dave Tramblie said. A portion of the...

 

Proven lack of leadership

To The Eagle: I find it very ironic that Sheriff Howie’s campaign slogan is “Proven Leadership.” After serving my community for 19 years in the Sheriff’s Office, I am sorry to say that the leadership within the Sheriff’s Office has been...

 

Proud to call Howie friend

To The Eagle: I’ve known Mark Howie for about eight years now. His heart is in the right place as he is deeply involved with our community. I believe he has proven his leadership many times. We were voted one of the safest towns in Washington...

 

McClain is honest and helpful

To The Eagle: I’m a current resident of Wahkiakum County, Washington. I enjoy the close atmosphere of the people and friends. I’m writing to let you know about the dealings I have had with our candidate for County Assessor. Brian McClain is very...

 

Thanks to the sheriff's office

To The Eagle: Would like to do a quick shout out to the Wahkiakum Sheriff's Department. Our daughter and grandchildren are visiting from Texas and we thought we had all last minute details taken care of. However we realized our granddaughter was...

 

Writer supports Phalen for sheriff

To The Eagle: Integrity, service, professionalism. In 39 years of law enforcement these were my guiding words. Do what you say you will, speak the truth. Don't do the minimum, but go the extra mile to serve. Be willing to risk your life for others....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 9, 2018

Council opens parking lot

The Town of Cathlamet held a special meeting last Wednesday to discuss whether or not to allow parking on a lot they recently purchased despite vehement public objection. "The reason I spoke to council members about having a special meeting is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

Mental health therapist at work in schools

When students return to school this fall in Cathlamet, they'll have mental health services available if they need them. The Wahkiakum County mental health department has been able to supply a therapist to serve Wendt Elementary, Thomas Middle and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 9, 2018

County ploughs through permits for sand

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground when they met Tuesday on issues ranging from dredging program efforts to setting fees for electronic access to Superior Court records. Commissioner Dan Cothren presented a written update of the...

 

Bridge work

A contractor crew is installing new foundation for paving on the Puget Island bridge during night-time closures 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. County officials said Tuesday they have an...

 

Open mic night Friday at Skamokawa Grange

NICE WEEKEND--The light raindrops we had at the end of last week gave way to sunshine this past Saturday, which was just in time for the many activities taking place in the area, so I'm sure that made everybody happy. More sun and dry weather is...

 

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...

 

Students to register for class, athletics

News from Naselle: Summer is half over, and the time has come to prepare for another school year. Though students are not in class, a lot of activity happens prior to the school doors opening. Here is a list of important dates for registrations:...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 9, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 30 — 10:02 a.m. A dog was left in a locked vehicle with the windows rolled up on a Cathlamet street. 12:46...

 

2018 Bald Eagle Parade Awards

Grand Prize Trophy Portland Yacht Club Float Animals 1st--Ridin' Rebels 4-H Horse Club Marching group 1st--WHS Cheerleaders 2nd--Wahkiakum Lions Club Antique cars 1st--Tim Hoven & Jerry Kakonsky antique mail Jeeps undergoing restoration 2nd--Wayne...

 

Ribbon cutting at Cathlamet business

D's Art, Antiques & Collectibles celebrated her grand opening with a ribbon cutting, along with friends and representatives from the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce on Friday....

 

Fair starts next week!

The Wahkiakum County Fair Board has dedicated this year's fair to Neil and Jean Beerbower. The pair have been volunteering at the Wahkiakum County Fair for decades. They have spent many hours...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. and check...

 

The Liberty Theatre classical series set to begin Sept. 22

The Liberty Theatre located at 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, will present their second year of classical performances and school workshops. Their first season presented seven workshops within Astoria and Warrenton High Schools, which reached 100+...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce August Fridays--Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 *** Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program 2:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays Thru Aug)...

 

GRBHO to host community forum

The Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization is seeking consumer voices to attend a Speak Out at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main Street. The Great Rivers Quality Review Team (QRT) are people who have...

 

Coast Guard urges owners to label their paddlecraft

In the month of July search and rescue crews responded to an average of one unmanned-adrift paddlecraft in the Puget Sound region every day, and now the Coast Guard seeks the help of all owners of kayaks, canoes and other paddlecraft to label their v...

 

Initiative 1639 certified for November ballot

Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified Initiative 1639 for the November General Election July 27. I-1639, titled by its sponsors as “Gun Violence Prevention,” is the first of three initiatives submitted this summer to complete the verification...

 

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