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Articles from the September 22, 2022 edition

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Lucky Mud hosts women's disc golf final

A couple dozen golfers traveled from all over the region to the course at Lucky Mud in Skamokawa on Saturday to compete in the final match of the Battle of the Chain Maidens, a Professional Disc Golf...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 22, 2022 

Council adopts new utility rates, plans 2-hour parking

The Cathlamet town council on Monday took big steps on major projects--adopting a new rate structure for sewer and water utilities and starting the process to impose two-hour parking limits on Main Street. The council also gave initial approval to...

 

PUD should benefit from BPA surplus

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met for more than two hours on Tuesday morning, with reports and engaging conversation that spanned a variety of topics that affect the utility both directly and indirectly. It started with a visit...

 

Spraying completed

On Monday, it took two crews from Aquatechnex about four hours to complete an aquatic treatment in east and west Birnie Slough, as part of an effort to control vegetation, native and invasive, that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 22, 2022 

Commissioners seek lower cost for moving courthouse offices

Wahkiakum County courthouse department heads presented on Tuesday a plan to relocate and remodel offices, but the board of commissioners sent them back to the drawing board. The estimated price tag is $160,000, and that figure bothered...

 

County planning board starts shoreline review

Wahkiakum County is conducting a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review as a related but separate effort to the recent Comprehensive Update (nearly complete). This periodic review will consider the April 2022 Draft SMP that is currently...

 

Lady Mules win 3 in volleyball action

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team made the most of their home court advantage this week, beating three challengers. Ilwaco was the first to visit last Wednesday, and the Lady Mules dispatched them...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    September 22, 2022 

Titans thump Mules 45-6

The Wahkiakum Mule football team ran into another powerhouse last Friday and suffered a 45-6 loss on the road to the Pe Ell/Willapa Valley Titans. The hosts put two touchdowns on the scoreboard in...

 

HIgh School Sports

Football: 16 Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 45, Wahkiakum 6 16 Naselle 60, Sound Christian 8 23 Wahkiakum at Ocosta 23 Naselle at Winlock Volleyball 24 Firm Foundation at Naselle (varsity only) 27 Wahkiakum at Kalama 27 Willapa Valley at N...

 

If that shoe fits, wear it

To The Eagle: I’ve been chastised for “name calling” after supporting President Biden’s statement that while not all MAGA supporters are fascists, the movement’s ideology certainly leans that way. MAGA , like fascism, scorns liberalism’s...

 

Group thanks staff at public swimming pool

To The Eagle: As summer draws to a close, we want to publicly thank the amazing staff at the Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool. The youngest generation of Neilson children had the great fortune to practice ice cream scoop arms, beaver dives, frog...

 

A look at how inflation affects property is offered

To The Eagle: It seems there is a lot of conversation about inflation lately. Maybe we can illustrate what it means locally by using the assessor’s figures for property taxes applied to 100 foot waterfront lots. We will begin with a 100 foot lot...

 

Public trust lacking in mRNA vaccines

To The Eagle: A PhD. asked “how science communicators might restore public trust?” Answer is simple, logical and ignored by medical administrators, vaccine manufacturers, politicians and media. All science communicators must tell the truth, the...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    September 22, 2022 

November's election includes vote on .02% sales tax

Sometimes voters can get overwhelmed with choices on the November 8 ballot. The .02% sales tax proposal is one that some might not take time to realize its importance for all residents. The sales tax increase is county wide on goods and services,...

 

Deep River Church project

This updated photo of the Deep River Church Project shows work being done on the steeple. Upon inspection, significant rot was found in the steeple, so a new support frame was built for the bell. In...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission, Courthouse, 6 p.m. Wahkiakum Commissio...

 

Museum extends hours through October

NICE START--As this third week in September begins, it’s a pretty nice day and looks to be until the end of the week when we could possibly get a shower. Last Friday saw a pretty substantial “shower” for a much longer period of time than was...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. The fair was a huge success. A huge thank you to all the volunteers for all their hard work to make the fair so wonderful. Without the volunteers the fair wouldn't be so wonderful. The new ride and bouncy house were a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

"God save the King." I heard that for the first time this morning (Monday) as Britain laid Elizabeth II to rest at Windsor Castle. And the new King cried. And I cried. She's been in my world every...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 22, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 11 — 9:30 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that she and her neighbors had lost power and that a...

 

Diane Hollenbeck named Caregiver of the Year

Wahkiakum County resident Diane Hollenbeck was named Caregiver of the Year by the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington. This first time award was created to honor an...

 

Loggers reunion to be held October 1

The Annual Loggers Reunion event will be held October 1, beginning at 1 p.m., at The Appelo Archives Center, 1056 SR4 Naselle. “Annual Loggers Reunion and BBQ, honoring those in the timber industry, is family fun and open to the public,” said Ann...

 

WHS grad's movie accepted for festival

Wahkiakum High School alum Ben Vasion’s short film, Gizmo, was just accepted into the Seattle Film Festival, where it will be screened online. The festival is October 1 and 2, but screening times have not been determined. To see a trailer for the...

 

Wahkiakum Autism Walk set for October 22

Join students, friends and family members for the 2nd Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk on Saturday, October 22 at the Wahkiakum High School track in Cathlamet. Starting at 10 a.m., participants can choose from a 5K or 1K walk. The purpose of the walk is...

 

Alan Rose is featured speaker at Northwest Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Alan Rose will be featured at the September 28-29 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, As if Death...

 

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