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Articles from the August 23, 2018 edition

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PI bridge: No over night closures Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Here's the latest news release from the Washington Department of Transportation: There will be no overnight closures of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge from Friday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Sept. 3. The alternating single-lane closure will remain in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Four injured, two die in Saturday collision

A Vancouver couple died and another couple was badly injured when a pickup collided with their motorcycles on SR 4 at Cathlamet on Saturday. William J. Neudorher, 56, and Patricia Neudorher, 54, died...

 

County fair has its three-day run

There are some wonderful things to be found at the Wahkiakum County Fair, and most of them are walking around with smiles on their faces. Washington State Fair Commissioner Ronald Crawford is likely...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Crew makes progress with town water leaks

Town of Cathlamet officials reported progress on a variety of issues at the monthly town council meeting on Monday. Public Works Director Duncan Cruickshank said the town crew had found two large water leaks and repaired them. They were leaking...

 

PUD considering water district consolidation

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners started a conversation about consolidating water systems and voiced support for the PUD to become the lead agency in the Broadband Action Committee’s bid to bring broadband infrastructure...

 

Juvenile tactics should be decried

To The Eagle: I agree with Paul Schreiber's letter of last week. The letter by the former deputy that was essentially whining about Mark Howie and how he runs the sheriff department, was totally off base. According to the fired for cause former...

 

Assessor clarifies a few points

To The Eagle: My opponent seems to be confused by more than party endorsements. I am writing to clarify the requirements for accreditation as an Ad Valorem Real Property Appraiser. When the term “Real Estate License” is used it refers to the...

 

More on fake news

To The Eagle: Last week’s editorial in these pages was an enigmatic oxymoronic paradox. How else would you describe a piece of fake news protesting fake news? The fake news beast is like Hercules’ Hydra – cut off one head and two appear in its...

 

Did The Eagle join in the hysteria?

To The Eagle: Ironic that The Eagle joined in the hysteria generated by media monopolies last week in pretending that their 1st Amendment rights were under attack by the president while exercising those same 1st Amendment rights. The president has...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 23, 2018

Port 2 plans work on water, electric lines

Commissioners of Port District 2 addressed infrastructures and staffing at their monthly meeting Tuesday at Skamokawa Vista Park. Commissioners authorized Manager Janet Bryan to obtain estimates for upgrading electric and water lines at Vista park. T...

 

Widows and Warriors heading out for salmon

Next Wednesday, 33 soldiers and Gold Star family members are expected to arrive in Cathlamet to participate in the annual Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby. When men and women die in service to our country, members of their family are...

 

Correction

A story in last week's edition stated that the US Army Corps of Engineers had excluded the lower portion of the Pancake Point/East Sunny sands erosion control zone district from proposed beach nourishment. In fact, county officials had excluded the...

 

Football openers

Naselle and Wahkiakum high school football teams start their 2018 competition next weekend. The Naselle Comets head to Goldendale Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Odessa Tigers. According to an older schedule, this game was shown on Friday,...

 

Wahkiakum Outdoors presentation on Port 1

As part of the Wahkiakum Outdoors series at the Hope Center in Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County Port 1 Assistant Manager Todd Souvenir gave an informative presentation on port history, marina dredging,...

 

Still time to donate school supplies

SMOKY START--As this week began, it was a pretty smoky Sunday morning, and forecasters say that we'll have more of that until mid-week. When it's smoky, it's a good idea to limit our time outside and if we have to be out there, then buy a really...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wahkiakum School District 200, School Board, HS Library, 5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m....

 

Sheriff's Report, August 23, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 13 — 6:16 a.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided an ailing Alger Creek resident. 10:14 a.m. A bicycle had...

 

Irish dancing program on tap for Saturday

News from Naselle: Only two more weekends until school starts for the Naselle-Grays River Valley Schools. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4. Looking for a great lunch? Check out the Appelo...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting August 21 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the tentative hire of Kathryn Green, pending background check and the hire...

 

Betty E. Vaughn

In Loving Memory of Betty Eleanor Vaughn Betty Eleanor Vaughn, 85, of Naselle, Washington, passed away peacefully at Willapa Harbor Health and Rehab Center in Raymond, Washington, on August 7, 2018....

 

James J. Koziel

James (Jim) Joseph Koziel, AKA Jimbo, 71, of Skamokawa, died suddenly at home August 8, 2018. A celebration of life will be planned later this fall. He was married to the love of his life, Betty Koziel. He was preceded in death by his parents...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m., and...

 

Bald Eagle Run Results

Fifteen individuals ran a rerouted Bald Eagles Day 5k/2-mile fun run on July 21 because of construction occurring on the Puget Island Bridge. Participants ran behind town, past the museum, through the marina and braved a small stretch on the highway...

 

Milk Fest!

A crowd turned out for the Milk Fest at the Little Island Creamery on Tuesday. The event was put together by the creamery's event organizer, Greta Grangoth, and included wood fired pizza, salad, ice...

 

LCC announces fall quarter Continuing Education Courses

Registration is open for fall quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360.442.2840 or visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. Courses are offered in many areas including fitness, filmaking and animation,...

 

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