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Articles from the September 26, 2019 edition

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Nursing was something she could do

The retirement parties are behind her, and the final paycheck has arrived, but for someone like Cindy Faubion, who worked as a nurse for nearly 50 years, the heart and desire to be of service never...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 26, 2019

Local officials unhappy with DNR's marbled murrelet plan

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week released its proposed long-term strategy for managing habitat for marbled murrelets, an endangered seabird which nest in inland forests. Among many aspects, the proposed updated habitat...

 

Happy sight

The dredge Oregon has set up operation off Cape Horn, bringing a sigh of relief to residents who have lost frontage because of erosion. Wahkiakum County officials have completed a multi-year effort...

 

Mike Turner will bring creative solutions

To The Eagle: I am writing today to recommend Mike Turner for the position of Superior Court Judge. Mike was born and raised in Raymond and spent most of his life in Pacific County serving that community. He has been involved in numerous Pacific Coun...

 

This is MAGA country

To The Eagle: A quick glance at the front page and on to the letters to the editor. I really enjoy seeing what issues have inspired people to take time to write. Some letters I agree with, some I laugh at, some I can’t make it through. And then the...

 

Clerk endorses Judge Richter for re-election

To The Eagle: I have had the pleasure of working with multiple judges and attorneys during the past 24 years that I have been with Wahkiakum County. I can tell you, without a doubt, that Donald Richter is one of the wisest and most fair of them all....

 

POTUS is respected and inspirational

To The Eagle: We are indeed lucky to have this unique and effective man, Donald Trump, to lead our nation at this time. It is plain to see for anyone who will take the time and effort. Did you catch the Howdy Modi event this weekend in Houston,...

 

No exoneration in US legal system

To The Eagle: Alas, while fending off the vast socialist conspiracy from the fringes of our rustic riverine redoubt last week, we were pummeled by pugilistic progressives from the Middle Kingdom of Skamokawa, but those attacks were filled with conund...

 

Farmers Market at Elochoman Marina ends its season on Friday

The farmers market will end its season this Friday, and this will be the last chance for shoppers to stop by the Elochoman Slough Marina to pick up meat, fresh vegetables, honey, handmade soap and more from local vendors this year. It will also be...

 

Town council, county commission plan special meetings

The Cathlamet Town Council and the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners will hold special meetings in the next two weeks. The county commission recessed its Sept. 24 meeting to next Monday, 11 a.m. The board will join the Wahkiakum Conservation...

 

Last farmer's market of season will be Friday

ENDING/BEGINNING--Here we are towards the end of yet another month, and yes, it flew by! As I write this, Fall has officially arrived and it's a cloudy, gloomy day, but at least it isn't pouring down rain like it was yesterday, so I'll take the dry...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Cowlitz County Event Center, Noon. Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. S.A.I.L., Hope Center,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Ghosts of Grays River: The Jesse Baker Jr. Saga Part I Near the corner of State Route 4 West and North Hull Creek Road sits the oldest home in Grays River built around 1870 by Samuel Walker. The...

 

PAPA presents "Dukes Of Swing" benefit concert

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Peninsula Association of Performing Artists in a night of music and dancing at the historic Fort Columbia Theater as PAPA presents The Dukes of Swing, Saturday, October 5, from 5-8 p.m. The 18-piece Dukes of Swi...

 

September 28 is next State Parks free day

In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits by vehicle. National Public Land...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 26, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 17 – 10:09 a.m. A brush fire was reported along SR 4 just east of Flandersville. The PUD was notified...

 

Steven Rabelos

Steven Rabelos died in hospice at Vancouver, Saturday, August 31, 2019 after an eight month battle with Glioblastoma. He loved to hunt and wander his beloved East Valley. He is survived by his wife...

 

Fall web worms cover leaves as they dine

Fall is here, the tree leaves are drying and rattling in the wind. Already many are drifting to the ground. Looking up to the canopy, you can observe the wispy nests of the fall web worm. In late...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Our local HCA Community Based Specialist, Rochelle Cothren, will be at the community center again on the first Wednesday of the month, October 2 from 10-noon. If you have an open application in the Washington Health Plan Finder for Washington Apple...

 

Car seat law changes focus on children's safety

Changes to Washington’s child passenger restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) take effect January 1, 2020. Car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1-13. Using the right seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent. To help reduce...

 

Dogs will compete this weekend

The last lure coursing event for this year takes place this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The event, sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club and...

 

Master Gardener training offered

Join the Cowlitz County Master Gardeners as they share reliable gardening information and environmentally sustainable gardening techniques with the adults and children in the community by becoming a WSU Cowlitz County Extension Master Gardener...

 

Beekeepers workshops offered

Workshops teaching beekeeping skills will be offered October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-9 p.m., in Longview. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements,...

 

Probation violation leads to jail time animal possession

Debra Lawson, who ran Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary, served two days in jail last week after violating the terms of her probation after local law enforcement found 16 vertebrate animals on her property. In May, Lawson pled guilty to three counts in a...

 

CHH & H hires new Hospice administrator

Community Home Health & Hospice has announced Kevin Hudson, MHA, as their new Hospice Administrator. The Hospice Administrator is responsible for overall management, clinical outcomes, and performance of the Hospice program. This includes overseeing...

 

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