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Articles from the August 14, 2014 edition

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Downhill Corral draws skaters from all parts

Skateboarders from the Pacific Northwest and different points in the US, a European and a South American traveled to Cathlamet to compete and socialize at the sixth annual Downhill Corral during one o...

 

Early Words Toastmasters Hosting Tall "Tails" this Saturday

“Man Meets Squirrel” and other funny stories will be featured on the Squirrelfest Main Stage by the Longview Public Library this Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Early Words Toastmasters are inviting children and the general public to step forward to...

 

Write-in candidates announce plans

Two said no, one said yes, and one said one way or another when asked this week if they would be write in candidates for county offices this fall. Four Wahkiakum County incumbent office holders entered the August 5 primary election with no apparent...

 

Gardeners reap harvest from community garden

As the light shifted and cast shade on the verdant and lush acreage at Erickson Park in Cathlamet, Master Gardeners and volunteers met late Monday afternoon in the Community Garden to begin harvest....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 14, 2014

County, USFWS teaming to protect Peterson Road

Wahkiakum County and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will work together to address erosion issues threatening Peterson Road in Middle Valley. Skamokawa Creek is meandering in the area and is undermining the road near the Peterson Road Bridge....

 

Bonneville work will close Columbia

Columbia Street will be closed next Monday and Tuesday at its intersection with SR 4, across from Boege Road, so that Bonneville Power Administration can do some maintenance work. Boyd Long, Bonneville's project manager, said the utility needs to...

 

Falling tree ignites fire along East Valley Road

A fallen tree snapped power lines along East Valley Road last Wednesday evening and caused a fire. On August 6 at 4:38 p.m. Wahkiakum Fire District 4 was dispatched to the 100 block of East Valley Road in Skamokawa for a brush fire that had gotten...

 

Youth find plenty to do in conservation corps

With federal funds, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is one of several agencies able to hire high school students to work through the Youth Conservation Corps each summer. Students from South Bend,...

 

DNR bans all outdoor burning

OLYMPIA – With dangerously hot and dry weather driving fire danger to a new high, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with...

 

Fall salmon season looks to be huge

Aug. 1 marked the opening of the long-awaited fall fishing season on the mainstem Columbia River, which this year is expected to see a record number of fall chinook salmon, a run of coho spawners forecast to be 156 percent of the 2004-2013 average...

 

Warm gulf bodes poor steelhead survival

Menacing “El Nino” signs have eased though not disappeared. But another potential salmon nemesis – an apparent warm phase Pacific Decadal Oscillation – has made an appearance with warmer than average sea surface water conditions from the...

 

Rayonier offers new hunting and recreational permits

Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) has launched a range of new hunting permits for its land in Western Washington, including nearly 375,000 acres in Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties. A variety of permit levels are available,...

 

Western WA municipal stormwater permits updated

OLYMPIA – Local governments in Western Washington will see changes to what’s required for managing polluted stormwater runoff, the top threat to the water quality of urban-area lakes, rivers and Puget Sound. Stormwater is typically rain that...

 

Campfires prohibited in all state parks

OLYMPIA – Washington State Parks announced Tuesday that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. The prohibition...

 

County Line Park is doing well

County Line Park, now managed by Wahkiakum Port District Two, on a sunny day at the end of July. The Park is busy with fishermen, RV’s and campers in the tent sites. Bathrooms have been updated and visitors are commenting on how clean it is. “We...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 14, 2014

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 4 – 8:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transferred a man with chest pain from the clinic to Lifeflight. 3...

 

The Eagle Calendar

August 14 - August 21, 2014 THURSDAY District No. 4 Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire District, No. 3 Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire training, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p....

 

Red, white and moo; it's fair week

WAS TOASTY--As the work week began, we were feeling mighty warm, as temperatures were still up in the 80's Sunday evening and were up in the mid-90's on Monday so it was pretty miserable I thought. In West Valley, we were still very hot Monday...

 

Follow-up food bank meeting at Johnson Park

Did you enjoy the noisy light show on Tuesday morning? The rain was nice as well. Hopefully it dampened the area enough to alleviate some of our fire danger. Unfortunately our four large (100 pounds each) dogs weren’t too happy with the thunder and...

 

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

After a six year courtship that began at a church youth group meeting while seniors in high school, Carol and Terry Kriesel were married August 16, 1964, in Portland. In celebration of their 50th...

 

Annual chili cook off set for August 30

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Eleventh Annual Labor Day “Buzzards Breath” Chili Cook Off in Cathlamet, on Saturday, August 30. Grab your favorite recipe, your cooker, a pot, and head to the Elochoman Slough Marina for a day...

 

Rooklidge earns SPU degree

Madeline Grace Rooklidge of Cathlamet recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology....

 

Local student graduated

Jeanette K. Klinger, of Rosburg, graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in nursing....

 

Youth football begins August 18

Wahkiakum Youth Football will hold a mini camp practice on Monday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m., at the field near the elementary school. A meeting for parents will be held at 5 p.m., following practice. At this meeting there will be discussion about...

 

Attorney not running

To the Eagle: While honored to have been written in by a number of Wahkiakum voters, I am not seeking the office of Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney at this time. I loved working as Wahkiakum’s Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the 1990s, and...

 

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