Articles from the October 19, 2023 edition

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Wahkiakum introduces homecoming court

Senior princess Lana Goff, left, admires Senior King Zakk Carlson and Senior Queen Amirah Abdul-Kariem at Friday's Wahkiakum High School homecoming game. The Mules outmaneuvered the North Beach Hyaks...

 

After setbacks, Pioneer Center finds its way

The Pioneer Community Association will open the doors of the Cathlamet Pioneer Center, ushering in a new era for Cathlamet’s Pioneer Church as a public meeting venue and arts and performance c...

 

Herrera Beutler adds heat to lands commissioner race

Former congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler entered the race for Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands on Tuesday, giving Republicans a top-flight candidate in what's shaping up as one of next year...

 

Cash flows into race for congress

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, a Democrat whose unexpected win in 2022 flipped a Republican-held seat in southwest Washington, has amassed $2.1 million for a re-election bid next year, according t...

 

The wars of the Bible repeated

To The Eagle: As we are on the edge of a big Middle East War, we have Republicans bickering over who to lead Congress. We have one Republican senator holding up military promotions and appointments. Minority Republicans are intent on destroying this...

 

I support Merz for School Board

To The Eagle: I would like to endorse Kandice Merz for school board. Kandice is a candidate with high moral standards, who has a true servant heart. She is actively involved in our community with her children, a business at the marina, works with...

 

Heston is a true centrist

To The Eagle: Brian Heston, a lifelong Lower Columbia resident, is running for position 2 on the School Board. Aside from his expertise in IT, which would be valuable for the school, and his volunteer work with the school’s robotics team, he b...

 

Heston is the better choice

To The Eagle: Brian Heston is my choice for Wahkiakum School Board position #2. With all the issues facing our young people today, it’s important to give our kids a good education, in a facility that is safe and a credit to our community. Our s...

 

A motivated PUD goes after big grants

The Wahkiakum County PUD is awaiting grant funding, and continuing to seek more, in an effort to make more improvements to infrastructure around the county, as well as the security in their own...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    October 19, 2023

County calls on Feds to assist in addressing Grays River flooding

The Wahkiakum County Commissioners have formally asked the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study to address flooding in Rosburg and Grays River drainages. The Eagle has detailed the effects of flooding in the Westend in numerous articles. The...

 

Holiday events begin this weekend

WET BEGINNING­—It was a wet and nasty Monday morning; I hope you were all able to stay dry, while we await the drying trend that is supposed to start Tuesday and last for several days. We've had some heavy morning fog on these drier days and it is my...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

One misty, moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather, I chanced to meet an old man dressed all in leather. Anyone remember this old nursery rhyme? I used to recite it to my kids when it was raining...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 19, 2023

October 9 — 5:25 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Deep River home. Deputies and state patrol responded. One person was arrested for existing warrants in Skamania County. October 10 — 12:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathla...

 

Port manager gets his steps in

Wahkiakum County Port 2 Manager Sam Shogren is busy. While continuing to work on the port’s comprehensive plan, he’s been talking to everyone he can, in an effort to seek funding to make improvements...

 

County crunches the numbers

The results of recent survey conducted by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services discussed in an Eagle article last week were released online on Monday and can be viewed by clicking on a link found on...

 

Weyerhaeuser plant accused of water violations

An environmental group has accused Weyerhaeuser of violating the Clean Water Act by discharging wastewater and stormwater containing pollutants from its Raymond lumber mill. The Twin Harbors Riverkeeper nonprofit has filed a federal complaint...

 

Port earns praise, trims budget

Manager Todd Souvenir and staff continue to make their mark on the Elochoman Slough Marina and the surrounding Port 1 environs, increasing access to power and water at campsites, and creating a more v...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    October 19, 2023

Old school jazz in new(ish) digs

When many of us think of jazz we imagine cool cats in turtleneck sweaters or the smooth jazz of Kenny G. The members of the Black Swan Jazz band look further back for their inspiration. Three decades...

 

Madness, revenge, and finger food

At first glance, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe might not readily lend themselves to dinner theater. The tales depict decomposing bodies, decapitation, torture, and disease. They conjure unsavory...

 

Oregon removes first hazardous vessel with new funding

The Oregon Department of State Lands this week reached a milestone in ensuring safe and healthy waterways statewide by removed the first hazardous vessel with newly approved funding. The FV Tiffany,...

 

Mules beat Hyaks

The North Beach Hyaks came to town on Friday, and gave the Mules a sense of what may come for Wahkiakum next fall if they make the shift to 1B and eight man football. The Hyaks were out maneuvered...

 

Mules volleyball: individuals shine, even as team struggles

Despite more losses, the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team continues to find ways to shine as the season winds to a close. On October 5, the team traveled to Rainier and lost in three sets, 25-6, 25-9,...

 

Pumpkin patch open

The Pumpkin Patch and Fall Farm Stand at Little Island Farm and Flowers (above) is open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are train rides for the kids, plenty o'...

 

Quilt exhibit a success

An exhibit of quilts created by local quilters, the River City Strippers, were on display on Friday at the River Mile 38 taproom. The group makes 100 patriotic quilts a year to give to veterans who...

 

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