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Articles from the October 18, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 18, 2018

Weekend slide work planned for SR 4

An intense four days of slide stabilization work is set for this weekend on SR 4 near the Wahkiakum/Cowlitz county line. The work is scheduled Friday through Monday, with the contractor working...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 18, 2018

Town council, updates CAO, sees moratorium end

Members of the Cathlamet town council lifted a building moratorium, took steps to update the Critical Area Ordinace and handled other business when they met Monday. Clerk/Treasurer Kerrie McNally explained the reason for the update--state agencies...

 

WSDOT addresses bridge project questions

In response to questions and queries about the Puget Island bridge painting and re-decking project, Tamara Greenwell, WSDOT Southwest communications officer, has offered the following information. "The project is scheduled for completion in late...

 

PUD OK's fiber optic grant application; Little Island Road closure next week

By Diana Zimmerman Two big projects got some forward motion at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, when an application for a broadband feasibility study and the purchase of a transformer were approved on Tuesday. During a public...

 

Eagle reporter earns two writing awards

Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman received two second place awards in the recently concluded Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were: --Personality profile, long: Working on the River--feature story about...

 

Something in our local elections doesn't make sense

To The Eagle: We have two candidates for sheriff. Both have law enforcement experience. That makes sense. We have two candidates for prosecutor. Both are attorneys. That makes sense. But we have two candidates for county assessor. One has years of...

 

Appraiser endorses Coons for assessor

To The Eagle: My name is Michael Dahle. I am the Chief Appraiser for Wahkiakum County. In 20 plus years in this profession I’ve never written a letter related to an election, however, this year I feel that I am forced to do so. Following are my...

 

Vote for knowledge and experience

To The Eagle: The assessor’s office has been around this bend before. The assessor elected to office for the 2006-2010 years tried the ‘on the job training’; working overtime and meeting with tax payers. The campaign promise to take courses aft...

 

Howie and Bigelow did wonderful job

To The Eagle: Last week's front page story about Lee Wages getting the sentence he received was a testimonial to the wonderful job that both Sheriff Howie and prosecutor Dan Bigelow are doing in their respective positions. After the situation when Mr...

 

Bergseng shows level of experience

To The Eagle: As longtime residents of Wahkiakum County, my husband and I see the value in qualified elected officials. County government is critical, but even more so in a small county such as ours. Strong relationships with the vast array of...

 

Halloween events are coming right up

FIRST FREEZE--We must be pretty special here in West Valley, as this past Sunday, Oct. 14, we woke up to temperatures below freezing and everything was very frosty, and very cold! The sunny skies were certainly welcoming though and with temperatures...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlam...

 

New Rosburg Store is now open

The much anticipated opening of the Rosburg Store by Wahkiakum County residents is now official. Ed Miller along with his wife, Roni, and brother, Landen, have brightened the store with lighter wood f...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 18, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 8 — 9:42 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the Grays River Fire Department responded to a fire...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on October 16 in the Middle School Commons. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Kimberly Jensen, bus driver and the resignation of Rob...

 

Ballots coming soon; thoughts on election

Our vote-by-mail ballots for the general election will soon arrive, and many people will pick up a pen and fill them out right away. I learned a long time ago to wait till just before election day to make my choice. I had endorsed a candidate in the...

 

Writer supports McClain for assessor

To The Eagle: I am writing to support Brian McClain for assessor. Brian is my neighbor and friend. I’ve talked to Brian about access to hunting lands I previously used to be able to hunt that are now off limits. He has told me that he will look...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The article in last week's edition incorrectly associated legislative aide David Hodges with the staff of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. He is, in fact, Southwest Washington Director for Sen. Patty Murray....

 

Wahkiakum Democrats endorse Coons for assessor

To The Eagle: Although no Democrat is running in the race for Wahkiakum County assessor, both candidates have come to Wahkiakum County Democratic Party meetings and asked for our endorsement. The decision whether to endorse a candidate in a...

 

Howie is a strong leader

To The Eagle: I encourage you to vote and to retain Mark Howie as the Wahkiakum County Sheriff. I worked at the courthouse when Mark was hired as undersheriff and I witnessed Mark take on the unexpected duties as sheriff after the death of Sheriff...

 

A bridge too far?

To The Eagle: One could perhaps drum up a little sympathy for a political candidate reeling from multiple criticisms and recovering from a star-crossed performance at the Grays River Grange Forum, but the latest retaliatory letter from Candidate...

 

Response to Bill Coons letter

To The Eagle: In answer to a previous letter from Mr. Coons, I never launched Brian McClain’s run for assessor. He did that all by himself. Please get the facts straight. The first straw for me was that he inflated a property value to $165,000 when...

 

Marie Fauver

Marie Fauver of Grays River, Washington died October 4, 2018, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon at age 87. Marie was born in Astoria, Oregon on September 15, 1931. She was the daughter of Hjalmar and Mabyn (Shane) Klint. She enjoyed...

 

Janine Ann Tischer-Strock

May 30, 1956 - Sept. 27, 2018 Janine Ann Tischer-Strock was born May 30th, 1956, in Bend, Ore., and was brought home to our Lord on Sept. 27, 2018, in Longview. She is survived by her husband, Terry Strock; two sons, Tyler Robinson (Kasey), and...

 

19th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza set for Oct. 26

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will have chocolates available for purchase on October 26 from 3-7 p.m. Their staff will be in the lobby of the Hotel Cathlamet along with boxes filled with 20 plus different chocolate...

 

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