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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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Comments on proposed names in Brookfield area solicited by WA Committee of Geographic Names

The Washington State Committee on Geographic Names is looking for opinions on the recent proposal to change the names of Jim Crow Hill, Jim Crow Creek, and Jim Crow Point. Joe Budnick, who lived in the Brookfield area, suggested that Jim Crow Creek...

 

Warriors and widows catch more than fish

On Tuesday morning, 30 boats went out on the Columbia River in the early morning hours, ferrying 53 participants in the second annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby to prime locations for fishing....

 

Emergency responders train for mass casualties

Last Friday, local law enforcement and emergency personnel had an opportunity to practice their training along with other agencies in a full scale mass casualty incident at Wahkiakum High School....

 

Elementary school library received $1,000 grant

Joyce Wilson, the library aide for Wahkiakum School District has done it again. Over her summer break, Wilson applied for and was awarded a Refreshing School Libraries to Engage Students grant from the Washington Secretary of State. This is the...

 

Expanded Wooden Boat Festival this weekend

The 2016 Cathlamet Wooden Boat Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Organizers have expanded the festival to two days this year. Frinley crafted wooden boats will be on display in and out of the water. Visito...

 

A message from the fire chief

To The Eagle: Attnention Skamokawa and Wahkiakum residents: Ever since the Skamokawa Fire District installed reflective (red) roadside signs, emergency responders have been telling us how much easier it is to find an address in our district than...

 

County does not need taxes from drugs

To The Eagle: I see by last week’s edition that someone got a little fired up reading my letter (8/18/2016) regarding my opinion about not needing or wanting the sale of marijuana in our county. The person’s letter stated they had all the facts...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 1, 2016

Purcell wins recount

A recount of votes for the Legislative District 19 Position 1 primary election last week confirmed that Teresa Purcell had finished second and will advance to the general election. In the final vote tally, Purcell led JD Rossetti 6,411 to 6,361. The...

 

Mules and Comets play Friday night

SURPRISE--We started off last Saturday pretty wet here in West Valley, which was a bit of a surprise to me, as I had heard Astoria might get some drizzle but didn't think it would come inland quite so much, but hey, we'll take all the moisture we...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 

Schools in full swing; Comets at WHS Friday

It’s hard to believe this year is nearly gone. What happened to summer? The leaves are already turning color. I hate to admit it but I’m really looking forward to fall, with cooler temperatures and a fire in the wood burning stove. Maybe I’m...

 

Sheriff's Corner

By Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie As I witnessed and partook in the activities that unfolded last Friday during our live exercise at the school I was struck with immense pride in the professional, collaborative, skilled teamwork displayed by...

 

WDFW resumes sale of fishing and hunting licenses

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on August 27 resumed the sale of fishing and hunting licenses and the state Discover Pass through its network of about 600 dealers across the state. Customers were able to purchase those items by...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, September 2, The Downhillbillies will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, September 3 at River Mile 38...

 

Exhibit at Redmen Hall extended

The current exhibit at River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall covers the history of early commerce on the Lower Columbia Estuary and has been so popular that it has been extended. "Rolling on the River" will continue through the end of...

 

WorkSource to hold information sessions

WorkSource in Kelso is holding information sessions for a training program to help individuals get jobs in technology or manufacturing. Individuals interested in learning more are encouraged to contact a career coach immediately and attend an...

 

HCA training offered

The Care Careers Academy is offering a state approved Home Care Aide training program. The Home Care Aide program is 75 hours and encompasses: CarePro Core Basics training (on-line), Diabetes, Mental Health and a hands-on HCA Skills training course....

 

Michael Riley

Michael Andrew Riley died August 24, 2016 at his home in Mt. Vernon. He was born January 18, 1961 in Longview, to Mary Lou and Larry Riley. He grew up in Cathlamet where he played football,...

 

Best of Breed

Howard and Judy Brawn's Irish Wolfhound, Carroy Tory Cathey's Valley Girl "Valley" completed her AKC Championship at the Portland Expo Center July 24, 2016. She is shown in the photo with her...

 

Birth announced

Tracy Elliott and Megan Kuhl of Cathlamet announce the birth of their son, Brantley Daniel Elliott. Brantley arrived at 1:17 a.m., on Monday, August 1, at St. John Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. His...

 

Lewis and Clark NHP connects boys and girls to an astronaut in space

As part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park NPS Centennial celebration, a group of local students and scouts will take part in a very important conversation September 3. Thanks to a...

 

Art in the Park set for September 17

Art in the Park will be held at the Hemlock Plaza at Lake Sacajawea on September 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Columbian Artists Association decided to take advantage of the cooler autumn temperatures and move the date for Art in the Park from August...

 

Chinook return is good, but fishing is slow

Fall chinook salmon passage at Bonneville Dam is within expectations, but catch of the fish is lagging in the popular Buoy 10 fishery for recreational anglers. The finding prompted the two-state Columbia River Compact on August 25 to liberalize a...

 

Clean recycling campaign kicks-off

Did you see the new colors for the county's recycling bins? Brown for cardboard; red for tin and aluminum cans; forest green for #1 and #2 plastics; and safety green for mixed paper. Volunteers from t...

 

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