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Articles from the October 24, 2019 edition

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Razor clam digs get go-ahead at Twin Harbors and Long Beach

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Thursday that razor clam digging will move ahead at Twin Harbors and Long Beach this weekend after tests revealed that shellfish from these coastal beaches are safe to eat. Testing...

 

Bridge work moves toward completion

Work on the Puget Island bridge moves toward completion. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, crews need to finish paint coat applications on the pedestrian rail, install...

 

Grays River veteran takes the Honor Flight

The war in Vietnam was no different than any other war with the exception that when these veterans returned home, there was not a welcoming with a throng of people waving flags and a brass band...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 24, 2019

Council okays waterfront expansion for brewery, hears speed limit ideas

The Cathlamet Town Council acted on a variety of issues and revisited the ongoing dispute over parking at their regular monthly meeting on Monday. After going over project details, the council approved shoreline development and conditional use...

 

PUD studies charger for electric cars

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and went over the 2020 budget at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie said he had spoken to Bonneville Power Administration regarding a possible overcharge. “I...

 

School board hears construction report

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors learned about the Career Technical Education program, transportation issues, and got an update on the FISH Center on Tuesday. Vocational/Agriculture teacher Kyle Hurley went over his five year plan...

 

Another election, another bad initiative

What a ballot we have for the general election! So much of it advisory votes--non-binding votes by citizens to advise the legislature on tax increases passed during this year's legislative session. So, dig out a Voters Pamphlet or go on line and do...

 

Russian collusion morphed into Ukrainian corruption

To The Eagle: The tutorial on fact and opinion in these pages last week was wide of the mark enough to be reminiscent of Alice’s adventures with the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. We the public have been treated to a three year long fact-free...

 

Economic realities

To The Eagle: Many are so committed to their political leanings that they can’t accept reality, and just regurgitate comfortable tweets. Without even mentioning misinformation about the border points, trade, or foreign policy, let’s look at the s...

 

Attorney endorses Richter for judge

To The Eagle: I have practiced law for over 40 years and had the opportunity to appear before many Superior Court judges in Wahkiakum and other counties. In the short time Don Richter has been judge he has shown the temperament, knowledge and...

 

Former court administrator endorses Turner

To The Eagle: This letter is to recommend and ask for your support and vote for Mike Turner for the position of Pacific and Wahkiakum County Judge. He was born and raised in Pacific County and graduated from Raymond High School. He is the third...

 

Writer reviews facts, issues invitation

To The Eagle: This letter was originally for two weeks ago, so had to do some editing, to try and keep up to date with Trump's idiocy. Well Thursday didn’t disappoint (my Eagle comes Thursday). Got my usual chuckles from opinion pieces, some...

 

Barge loading dock under construction

Changes are coming to Westport, Oregon after Clatsop County was awarded a $450,000 grant from Business Oregon to repair a dock and dredge the Westport Slough. Teevin Bros., which is building a yard...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 24, 2019

Commission hears sand concerns, works on budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners revisited concerns about placement of dredged sand inside Puget Island dikes and handled other business on Tuesday. East Sunny Sands Road resident Bob Getchell expressed concern that a contractor working for the US...

 

Final weekend for exhibit at Redmen Hall

WET AND SOGGY--As we came to the end of the third week in October, we definitely got some wet weather, which not only started forming "lakes" where they didn't belong, but also caused a slide along SR 4, which are pretty much the "norm" for us...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Cowlitz County Event Center, Noon. Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Appelo Archives Harvest Auction Karl Arthur Appelö (he changed his name to Carl) was born on February 17, 1890 in the parish of Sideby on the western coast of Finland into a Swedish-Finn family....

 

Sheriff's Report, October 24, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 14 – 7:48 a.m. A caller reported a speeding truck on a Rosburg road. 9:41 a.m. A Rosedale resident...

 

Wahkiakum 4-H'ers earn top honors at state fair

Submitted by Extension Agent Carrie Backman Photos by Amber Davis and Amy Hunt Several Wahkiakum County 4-H youth participated in the Washington State Fair in Puyallup this year, bringing home top hon...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The Hope Center and the Community Center have a lot going on these next few weeks. There is much volunteering and outreach coming together, it’s a beautiful thing. I have been so moved by the comments left in the RAKs jar. If you aren’t a...

 

Charles Buennagel

Charles L. Buennagel, 97, of Kent, formerly of Cathlamet and Everett, died Oct 14, 2019 at Valley Medical Center, Renton. Charlie was born on April 7, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Lawrence and Amelia (Knarzer) Buennagel. He graduated from...

 

Vets invited to WHS assembly

All veterans are invited to attend the annual Veterans Day Assembly at Wahkiakum High School. The assembly will be held Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. All community Veterans and spouses are welcome. After the assembly, there will be a luncheon available...

 

Stella Lutheran Chapel Harvest Fest set for Nov. 2

Dinner, a silent auction and raffles will take place November 2 from 4-6 p.m., at Stella Lutheran Chapel. The dinner menu consists of bratwurst and sauerkraut, potatoes au gratin, green beans, bread, dessert, coffee and cider. A donation of $12 is...

 

Workshop on hydroponic gardening offered

Do you wish you could grow veggies all year long? On October 29 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Joe Long will introduce you to hydroponic gardening. Discover the different methods and how they work. The class will be held for free in the Cowlitz...

 

VFW supports program to gather MIA survivors' DNA

Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post 5297 is asking people related to missing military personnel to participate in a program to account to armed services members. According to a post news release, the Department of Defense (DOD) has an agency,...

 

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