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Articles from the August 30, 2018 edition

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New play equipment erected in Cathlamet park

It took a little longer than expected, but thanks to the Town of Cathlamet, children have a new park structure to play on at Erickson Park. Last year, the town applied for a grant to purchase a...

 

Wahkiakum School District, teachers avert strike

A strike was averted at Wahkiakum School District after the board of directors and teachers were able to come to an agreement during salary negotiations on Tuesday evening. On Monday, teachers had voted to strike following a tense meeting with the bo...

 

Broadband group pick PUD to lead the effort

The Broadband Action Committee voted on Monday to make Wahkiakum PUD the lead agency in their continued bid to bring broadband to Wahkiakum County. The committee is made up of representatives from the PUD, the county, the Town of Cathlamet, Port 1,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

County receiving $21,000for marijuana program

Wahkiakum County will put some of Washington's tax on the sale of marijuana to work. County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract amendment with CHOICE Regional Health Network to increase funding for youth marijuana education and prevention....

 

Trump voter majority

To The Eagle: I got a great chuckle out of our ‘Wordy Islander’s’ letter. He submits more letters in than anyone else but feels his majority voters get less coverage. This time two side by side of the ‘majorities’ opinion. It is good to...

 

Candidate offers further explanation

To The Eagle: While my opponent is not confused by party endorsements he is certainly confused by the meaning of the words “Attention To Detail.” Partially reading a regulation and then cherry picking only those parts that support your view is...

 

McClain is not an accredited appraiser

To The Eagle: Warning: Brian McClain for assessor is not playing fair. He is currently not an accredited appraiser, the best way to protect the taxpayers. If McClain wins, we taxpayers will be forced to hire, pay for, a substitute accredited...

 

With start of school, keep safety in mind

To The Eagle: As the new school year begins, we here at the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office wish to remind folks to take extra caution as children, staff, and parents drive or walk to school and home. We will have extra traffic patrols near the sch...

 

Yes, we are being fleeced

To The Eagle: Mike Swift’s recent lament that his hero isn’t receiving good press locally brought tears to my eyes, I was laughing so hard. It’s about time y’all figured out that our Fibber in Chief doesn’t give a hoot what kind of press...

 

Freeman takes oath of superintendent

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors heard reports, discussed policies, and approved several items at last Thursday's meeting. Brent Freeman made it official when he took the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 30, 2018

Final primary vote count changes no results

Wahkiakum County election officers certified final primary election results last week. In the race for county assessor, Brian McClain leads incumbent Bill Coons 1,021-814. Both ran as Independents. In the race for US Congress, District 3, incumbent...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce September *** Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 Tbd Open Mic Music Night, Skamokawa Grange #425 ~ Jerry Ledtke ~ 360.795.3434 1 Rod Run To Th...

 

WHS football begins September 1

DAMP BEGINNING--As the week began Sunday morning, we had some light rainfall which was most welcomed by all those who received it. When it falls real lightly after a long, dry spell, it's really good as it gets a chance to soak in and not just run...

 

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. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon....

 

Sheriff's Report, August 30, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 20 — 11:01 a.m. A grenade was found in a Skamokawa home. Deputies took possession of the device, which...

 

Comets start season Saturday in Goldendale

I don’t know about anyone else in this neck of the woods, but I’m almost ready to do a rain dance. Everything is just parched and my rain gauge has recorded only .82 inches of rain since June. News from Naselle: Here’s to a safe and fun final...

 

James J. Koziel

James (Jim) Joseph Koziel, AKA Jimbo, 71, of Skamokawa, died suddenly at home August 18, 2018. A celebration of life will be planned later this fall. He was married to the love of his life, Betty...

 

Death Notice for Malachi Johnson

Malachi Johnson died August 24, 2018 at Legacy Salmon Creek Vancouver. He was the infant son of Earl and Betsey Johnson of Rosburg. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 1 at 2 p.m., at Rosburg Cemetery. Dowling Funeral Home of...

 

Voter registration continues during Licensing systems update

During a Department of Licensing (DOL) system upgrade scheduled for Labor Day weekend, online voter registration and updates will be unavailable at myvote.wa.gov. However, Washington residents can still make and update voter registrations via...

 

Give More 24!

Community Home Health & Hospice is kicking off Give More 24! with coffee and sweets sponsored by Hearth Coffee, Inc. Coffee and pastries will be served September 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Community Home Health & Hospice Front Lobby, 1035 ...

 

FOS Cornucopia of Wines to be held September 8

Friends of Skamokawa’s 28th annual Cornucopia of Wines, Wine Gala & Auction will be held Saturday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. This festive evening of wine tastings, live and silent auctions, and a sumptuous spread of delicious hors d’oeuvres is a...

 

ASK about suicide

NAMI wants you to ASK about suicide. Recent data show a 25-30 percent increase in the number of suicides occurring throughout the SW Washington region over the previous years. In observance of National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in...

 

Free garden symposium offered

Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will present a Fall Garden Symposium on September 22 from 9:30 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds in the Floral and Ag buildings. This event is free and open to the public. It will cover nine...

 

Invitation to sing

Most residents are aware of the multitude of ways in which one can participate in the arts here on the north Oregon and south Washington coast. From drama to art shows to musical performances, one can either sit back and enjoy or take an active...

 

ASOC calling for auditions

The Astor Street Opry Company will present a night of improv comedy at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 W Bond St, Astoria. Improv Night at the ASOC will feature a troupe of actors who will entertain with their on-the-spot creativity. Auditions will be...

 

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