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Articles from the October 11, 2018 edition

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Candidates for sheriff, assessor face off at forum

The Grays River Grange hosted a candidate forum moderated by Grangemaster Krist Novoselic. Candidates from state races to local races were invited to speak and answer questions. The Eagle will focus...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Updates: Puget Island bridge, SR slide work

Highway construction projects on SR 4 and the Puget Island bridge will impact traffic next week. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractors plan to finish work at the slide at Stella very soon, and a new slide stabilization...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Body found in river was that of Island resident

The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Medical Examiner Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that fingerprints confirmed the identity. Abeyta lived...

 

Lee Wages sentenced to time served, probation

A joint effort between Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow, the defender, and law enforcement resulted in an exceptional sentence that they believe will be in the best interests of the community and Puget Island resident Lee Wages, 55,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 11, 2018

Commissioners, public review dredging delays

Wahkiakum County officials covered a lot of issues when the board of county commissioners met Tuesday, but most of it revolved around erosion. County officials have been working for two years to set up a 10-year program with the US Army Corps of...

 

Coons is the right candidate for assessor

For weeks, I've been waiting for the edition when we didn't have a letter to the editor regarding the election for county assessor. I've wanted to write an opinion column about the race, but I've wanted to avoid giving the impression that I'm...

 

Nicci Bergseng for county auditor

To The Eagle: Nicci Bergseng has done a commendable job as our county auditor, overseeing a multi-million dollar budget for Wahkiakum County. Nicci assists the county commissioners and department heads in balancing the budget and reporting...

 

Every vote is important

To The Eagle: Every vote is needed and counts. I have bragged about our county’s voters for years with our high turn outs. I hope to continue doing so. Your party affiliation or how you vote pales to the importance of registering and voting in our...

 

Experience needed in assessor's office

To The Eagle: I have lived in Wahkiakum County for 50 years. I worked in the assessor’s office for almost 10 years appraising timber and real property. I am now a board member on the Board of Equalization and have been for 10 years. The Board of...

 

Knowledge is power

To The Eagle: It’s not surprising that Bill Coons is conducting a negative campaign when it was he who insisted it should be clean. It’s not out of character for him to take another person’s comments out of context to design an attack ad. And...

 

You can make a difference

To The Eagle: It's time to Tidy the Town again! The Pioneer Center Association will be holding the biannual event Saturday, October 27, and are hoping to have a good turnout of people looking to improve the town's appearance. Meet at the Community...

 

Couple gives support to Matt Kuhl

To The Eagle: After speaking with Matt Kuhl and asking many questions of him, we feel that Matt is fully qualified to fill the position as Wahkiakum County Auditor. His education, accounting degree, experience as well as his ability to listen to and...

 

Writer urges all citizens to vote

To The Eagle: Recent letters to the editor have been great reading. I have a concern, though. In Wahkiakum County, rarely do we have great voter turnout! In our current political races, I fervently wish for all who can vote, to vote! Remember when...

 

Current assessor responds to comments

To The Eagle: A few of last week’s letters to the editor about my candidacy deserve a response. Mary Gustafson questioned my integrity due to a structure on my wife’s property. She should get her facts straight. My wife owns the property where I...

 

Kuhl is most qualified auditor candidate

To The Eagle: We are voting for Matt Kuhl because he is truly the wise choice to fill the position of Wahkiakum County Auditor. Matt grew up in Cathlamet and graduated from Wahkiakum High School. Matt served in the military after high school and was...

 

Retain Mark Howie for sheriff

To The Eagle: Mark Howie has proven he is the only candidate for the job. When I first met Mark and his wife Debb, they were both so excited about being a part of our community, and to this day he is still volunteering, attending and promoting...

 

PUD handles water, budget, other issues

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, and went over the preliminary budget for 2019 on October 2. Jim Jespersen of the water crew was in attendance to share what he had learned at a recent...

 

Another bear sighting in Skamokawa area

LAST WEEK--At the end of last week, it sure poured, as by bedtime on Friday night, we were just shy of an inch and a half of rain that day, so it was a real soaker. Luckily, even though the skies were black in the morning, the rain let up for...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone is enjoying the start of October. This is a busy month at the fairgrounds. This Saturday is the monthly Flea Market. We have several vendors. So come out to the fairgrounds and find yourself a treasure....

 

Covered Bridge dinner was a great success

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for this week: Today (Thursday), high school volleyball in Naselle with WSD at 6 p.m.; Friday, high school football at Darrington at 6 p.m.; Saturday, high school volleyball JV Tournament in Naselle at 8:30 a.m.;...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 11, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 1 — 8:56 a.m. A cow appeared to be injured in a Skamokawa field. The owner was notified. 9:03 a.m. Visi...

 

African Children's Choir stops in Grays River

Monday night the African Children's Choir from Uganda brought a ray of sunshine through our area to Valley Bible Church in Grays River with their colorful upbeat performance touching the hearts of...

 

Kristen Stebbins offers fitness, nutrition class

On Monday, Kristen Stebbins, the owner of Embrace Fitness and Nutrition LLC, taught her first Zumba class in Cathlamet. By day's end, she'd taught two more, and she was feeling less nervous and more e...

 

Youth fights complications from head injury

Wahkiakum High School student Beau Carlson, who sustained a head injury while making a tackle in a football game a little over a month ago, was back in the hospital three days after being released from Seattle’s Children’s hospital on September 2...

 

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