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Articles from the September 6, 2018 edition

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Widows and Warriors derby is a good time on the river

If the smiles and laughter on Thursday afternoon were anything to go by, the fourth annual Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby was a great time for both participants and volunteers. All the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 6, 2018

Suicide prevention month: Resources available in the area

Suzanne Arnits came to the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners meeting Tuesday asking for a proclamation. She got that from the commissioners, but she also started a conversation. Arnits is an outreach coordinator for NAMI SW WA—the...

 

PUD board addresses water systems

Water rights and an aging Western Wahkiakum Water System were the hot topics at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray & Osborne was on hand to talk to the commissioners about the process of...

 

Who is Matt Kuhl?

To The Eagle: By now I’m sure you’ve seen the signs and heard the name Matt Kuhl, who is running for our county Auditor, but I’m here to tell you, most of you don’t know who he is. As his stepfather, I’ve known him most of his life. I...

 

Outed by anti-Trumpers

To The Eagle: Having been so thoroughly outed by the valiant anti-Trumpers last week, I am now compelled to submit my mea culpa and confess to dwelling in a parallel universe. I had no notion that eight years of 1-2 percent growth and high...

 

Sheriff Howie sets the tone

Sheriff Howie sets the tone To The Eagle: It’s been my privilege to have been introduced to Sheriff Mark Howie by former Sheriff John Dearmore some ten years ago. During these ten years, I’ve visited with the Howies about local social...

 

Citizens urged to research candidates

To The Eagle: I wanted to take a few minutes to address the concerns that Mr. Watts has expressed.The first item of concern is the stated $100,000 salary, just under $68,000 is the actual salary paid by our county. The second item of concern is that...

 

Coins are only money with no debt

To The Eagle: Many have shared commendable things about Wally Wright since his recent passing. I would like to share one to remind folks of something he was willing to do that few are bold enough to do. Do you remember that he was willing to do...

 

Coons offers rebuttal to candidate McClain

To The Eagle: It is sad to see my opponent engaging in the political ploy of accusing me of “cherry picking” regulations and then doing just that himself. In my letter of August 23, I was quoting from the form one needs to submit to the...

 

Will vote for the man with experience

To The Eagle: The job of county assessor is comprised of understanding and complying with complex rules set forth by the state. The training is rigorous and hard. Citizens typically vote for people with years of experience either in real property...

 

States close river to steelhead retention

By The Columbia Basin Bulletin With an estimated 40 percent decline in the forecasted steelhead run upriver of Bonneville Dam, the states of Oregon and Washington last week closed the mainstem Columbia River to steelhead retention. The states made th...

 

Wine tasting and auction Saturday

GORGEOUS--As we started the week, which was in the midst of our three day Labor Day weekend, it was truly gorgeous out! You can't beat blue skies, sunshine and mid-70s temperatures, which are just a perfect equation I think, as it's nice but not too...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget...

 

Many activities ahead in the Naselle schools

News from Naselle: School is in, and volleyball and football games are being played. Welcome to the new school year 2018-2019. Sports calendar for this week includes: today (Thursday), high school volleyball in Naselle with South Bend at 5:45 p.m.;...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 6, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 27 — 9:54 a.m. An east county resident found a note in her garage for the second time. She asked to...

 

WDFW fishing rule change

The sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent tributaries allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches...

 

James (Jim) Joseph Koziel

James, (Jim) Joseph Koziel, AKA Jimbo, passed away 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 Koziel. He...

 

NAMI offers training in suicide prevention

In observance of National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September, the southwestern Washington chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI SW WA) developed a community-based program asking individuals to make a pledge to...

 

Library receives grant for new children's books

The Cathlamet Public Library is excited to have been awarded a Pilcrow Foundation grant award for $1,200 worth of new hardback children's books. The Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation...

 

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 7 Autumn...

 

River Mile 38 Brewery sale is underway

Owners of the River Mile 38 Brewery in Cathlamet this week announced its sale to two new area residents. The new owners will be Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez. On behalf of the brewery, Richard Erickson submitted this statement: "Five years ago, we...

 

School starts

Tuesday was the first day of school at Wahkiakum School District. John C. Thomas Middle School students were getting their assignments in Jeff Pillar's classroom just before the final bell, but it...

 

Mules collar Bulldogs for season opening win

Photos by Diana Zimmerman As part of an east-west football doubleheader, the Wahkiakum Mules defeated the Colfax Bulldogs 14-0 last Saturday in Cathlamet. In the day's other game, the Napavine Tigers...

 

Cross Country

Five Wahkiakum High School students and one John C. Thomas Middle School student turned out for the cross country team this fall. Their first jamboree was yesterday (Wednesday) in La Center. They...

 

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