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Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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At the patch

It was nearly closing time, and though the sun was still shining on a late Sunday afternoon, the air had started to cool. A grey tabby kitten stretched herself on a nearby tire before running over to...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 20, 2022

Updated: 2nd Half Property Tax Payments due Oct. 31

An "Important Notice" advertisement from the Wahkiakum County Treasurer in the Oct. 20 edition contained an error: Second half payments are due on or before Oct. 31, not Oct. 21, as the advertisement stated incorrectly....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 20, 2022

Burn ban ends Tuesday

According to the Wahkiakum County Building and Planning Department, effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, October 25, officials from Wahkiakum County will allow outdoor burning in accordance with Wahkiakum Outdoor Burning Ordinance 122-94. The lifting of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 20, 2022

Council considers 2023 budget, OK's new utility rates

The Cathlamet town council on Monday poured over their preliminary 2023 budgets and gave final approval to new sewer and water utility rates. The council took no action on the budget; that will occur at November and December meetings. According to...

 

Halloween events set for Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host several events through the rest of the month. Business After Hours On Friday, there will be a Business After Hours event at the Spar in Cathlamet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “This is our first one in two or three...

 

Port 1 budgeting marina improvement

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday for budget and rate hearings, to approve a loan from the county and a bid to replace C Dock, and to hear about projects around the Elochoman Slough Marina. Paige Lake was on hand to...

 

A vote for Marie

To The Eagle: Southwest Washington's District Three has a long history of representation in Congress by men and women of both parties, most of whom have held our rural interests first in mind, and have represented us well. Now we have a choice before...

 

Holly will do a good job

To The Eagle: I was very disappointed to hear that our Prosecuting Attorney, Dan Bigelow, refused an offer to debate his challenger for office, Holly McKeen. Disappointed, but not surprised. You see, I have seen Dan in action in the courtroom. Some...

 

Vote Julie Anderson

To The Eagle: I am voting for Julie Anderson for Secretary of State. Anderson has been Pierce County's nonpartisan auditor for 12 years. She has the experience to run elections and serve the other duties of Secretary of State. Washington ballots...

 

Bigelow combines care with empathy

To The Eagle: I am writing to share my experience with Dan Bigelow, Wahkiakum County prosecutor. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in our county in my last 17 years living and working here. These are often with...

 

Former co-worker supports Bigelow

To The Eagle: I am writing to support Dan Bigelow for re-election to the position of Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney. Dan and I became friends during 25 years of service as EMTs on the Cathlamet ambulance, answering hundreds of calls yearly....

 

Only votes for MAGA

To The Eagle: Since 2012, Tulsi Gabbard served for the Democratic Party as Congresswoman in Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. In 2020, she campaigned for President but dropped out of the race in which she gave her full support to Biden. Before...

 

Don't vote for the obstructionists

To The Eagle: Jim Walsh and Joel McIntyre have accomplished nothing in the legislature. Their sole purpose for being there is to obstruct and they have even failed at that. They subscribe to Trump's debunked big lie and would both deny women the...

 

Strong welcomes concerns

To The Eagle: I am endorsing Gene Strong for county commissioner. He was the commissioner who helped so much during the Naselle Youth Camp closure. He was at the public demonstration along with Jim Walsh, one of our State Representatives for...

 

Dan Bigelow is best

To The Eagle: Rose and I support Dan Bigelow for re-election as Wahkiakum County Prosecutor. Dan has served and is currently serving the citizens of Wahkiakum County as prosecutor with all the qualifications, 10-years’ experience as prosecutor,...

 

Liberal writers distort the truth

To The Eagle: Well, as is almost always the case, when I send a letter to The Eagle, the following week there comes a number of liberal writers sending letters in bunches to distort the truth with their misinformed spin. One writer blames the...

 

Vote to preserve our Democracy

To The Eagle: “Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.” Liz Cheney, - January 6, Congressional Committee. Congresswoman...

 

Vote for Hughes-Ham

To The Eagle: I am writing to encourage you to vote for Kelli Hughes-Ham for state representative. We live in a beautiful corner of the state with many natural resources to enjoy. Kelli is a passionate, active member of our community. Her goal is to...

 

Are we better off today than yesterday?

To The Eagle: American voters must decide if they like our runaway inflation at the grocery store and gas station. Federal Reserve, in Forbes article, promised to devalue our US dollar. We are seeing the nasty effects in our economy. The next few...

 

Online auction ends 6 p.m., October 22

CHILLY START--If you were lucky, your Saturday morning was not quite as cold as ours in West Valley as it was white with frost when I got up. I guess it's time to winterize even if these sunny daytime hours would lull us into a false sense of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

PUD board has update on projects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got an update of recent activity at the utility at their meeting on Tuesday. A couple small changes were made to the 2023 budget prior to next month's budget hearing including $25,000 for a possible...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Hi, neighbors. If you are a senior and want a flu shot, the County's Health Department will be giving shots from noon to 1 at Rosburg Hall today. If you read this early enough, you might make it down...

 

GRHED's heated first meeting

The newly organized Board of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District met on Thursday, April 13 at Johnson Park with 16 in attendance. The county commissioners chose three of the five who applied to be on the board after all the prior board...

 

Johnson Park News

We are excited to announce the Prime Rib Dinner at Johnson Park. This year it will be catered by Travis Boggs of Country Catering. Travis has worked at the Naselle Youth Camp for years and is now the cook for Naselle High School. He has catered quite...

 

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