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Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Work nears completion on Puget Island bridge

The end of the road is in sight for the the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Deck Repair and Replacement project. "Provided we do not have any weather delays, this project could wrap up before the end of...

 

PUD board considers old, new projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports on Tuesday and passed two resolutions, one regarding changes to their policy on the small works roster, and the other a new policy regarding work phones issued to employees....

 

Port district vote draws 2 candidates--Brian O'Connor

A position on the board of commissioners for Port District 2 is one of the few contested elections on the Nov. 5 ballot. The position represents the Skamokawa and Grays River area. Incumbent Brian...

 

Port district vote draws 2 candidates--Austin Smith

A position on the board of commissioners for Port District 2 is one of the few contested elections on the Nov. 5 ballot. The position represents the Skamokawa and Grays River area. Incumbent Brian...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Commissioners review junk ordinance issues

Discussion of an update to Wahkiakum County's solid waste nuisance ordinance continued at Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners. Last week, county officials discussed the ordinance and decided to amend it and increase its...

 

Ferry shutting down Wednesday for engine inspection

The ferry Oscar B. will go out of service next Wednesday morning for another inspection and possible repair of an engine. The ferry will be out of service from 5 a.m. to 12 noon. A new engine last spring has indicated it is overheating, and...

 

Economy is soaring

To The Eagle: As a reward for recent efforts to pour oil on troubled waters, we’ve been consigned by a neighbor to a class of “greedy, amoral conservatives disguised as simple rustics.” I can only plead that I ain’t havin’ near that much...

 

Opinions are not fact

To The Eagle: Well how blessed we Trump voters are that we have the genius of letter writers to show us the error of our ways. I read a letter last week and I must say it followed the Democratic party line to the letter but remember your opinions are...

 

Tidy Up the Town event set for Oct. 22

To The Eagle: On October 22, 2016 The Pioneer Community Association sponsored the first “Tidy Up the Town” in recognition of National Make A Difference Day. The event was so successful that we hosted a second “Tidy Up the Town” event in...

 

We live in some interesting times

To The Eagle: Just wow! We certainly do live in interesting times. In the later half of my 8th decade I find myself becoming friends with some quite conservative folks even though by nearly any standard I would be considered a libtard, er, liberal....

 

Retain Judge Donald Richter

To The Eagle: Soon we will be casting our votes for the Superior Court Judge for Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties. I am writing this letter in support of our current Superior Court Judge Donald Richter who was selected and appointed by the governor...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 10, 2019

Commissioners OK equipment sale to local entity

How to dispose of surplus equipment? That was the question posed to the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The county road department has surplused several pieces of equipment, including a bulldozer, excavator, generator, engine bloc...

 

Spill drill

Clean Rivers Cooperative and the Maritime Fire & Safety Association conducted an equipment deployment drill of its oil spill response resources last Thursday after launching from the Elochoman...

 

Cathlamet council sponsoring candidate forum next week

The Cathlamet Town Council is sponsoring a public forumfor candidates for council positions on this fall's election ballot. The debate, starting at 5:30 p.m. on October 17, will be held in the DeBriae Meeting Room of the Fire Hall located at 255 2nd...

 

Volunteers needed as retirements occur

WEATHER--The end of last week saw heavy downpours between the dry times in West Valley, so that was good. Saturday started foggy and I thought it might be dry all day, but it did pour a couple of times, but again, at least it wasn't a daylong...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Berries that Changed History We live in an area that appears to remain unchanged as we go about our daily activities traveling the area. We have a tendency to take for granted what we see around u...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Friday, October 11, in addition to the brown bag lunch, the monthly Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. There are three books to choose from this time. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner, or As I Lay Dying by Wi...

 

Naselle Lutheran Church turns 125

One hundred twenty five years ago, Finnish Lutherans started worshiping together in Deep River. Today, spiritual descendants of those first faithful few still gather every week at Naselle Lutheran Church in Naselle. In honor of its 125th...

 

ASOC to show Scrooged in Astoria

All are welcome to try out for the annual holiday production, "Scrooged in Astoria," at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse at 129 W. Bond Street in Uniontown, Astoria. No experience necessary. Open auditions will be held Sat. Oct. 12, noon and...

 

Georgia Pacific tours St. James

Leaders from Georgia Pacific-Wauna Mill stopped by St. James Family Center last Wednesday as part of a tour led by United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties to learn about partnerships in the...

 

Student of the month

The Wahkiakum Lions club has chosen Novella Hokkanen as their September Student of The Month. Novella is the daughter of Bryan and Iris Hokkanen. At their Monday night meeting Lions Club President...

 

Walter R. Ivanoff

Walter R. Ivanoff of Kelso WA passed away at St John’s Hospital on September 26, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born December 8, 1933 in Westport OR to George and Irene Ivanoff. A grandson of Finnish immigrants, he had what the Finns call sisu....

 

Stella Historical Society hosting Oregon speaker

Stella Historical Society will host a program featuring Cameron La Follette at its Oct. 14 meeting, and the public is invited. La Follette’s presentation will explain the ways local historical societies’ activities and records are crucial for...

 

Family center bazaar to be held Nov. 23

It's that time of year again for St. James Family Center's "A Country Christmas" bazaar to be held Nov. 23, at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia St., Cathlamet, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be handmade arts and crafts, Christmas decor,...

 

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