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Articles from the November 8, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    Sports    November 8, 2018

Local teams play for trophies in state volleyball tournaments

The Wahkiakum Lady Mules and Naselle Comettes will play today for seventh and eighth places in the Class 2B and Class 1B volleyball tournaments. Both teams lost their initial matches but followed with two wins to reach the medal rounds. The Lady...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Election 2018: Incumbents take early leads with new exception--Gene Strong

Thursday update: Challenger Gene Strong took an six-vote lead over incumbent county Commissioner Blair Brady in the latest count of Wahkiakum County general election votes. After the Thursday morning count, Strong, the former county sheriff, led...

 

Here's how your votes are counted

With stories of disenfranchised voters coming out of Georgia, North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas, there has been an uptick of concern about voting procedures even from voters in Wahkiakum County. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Commissioners OK hike in broadband support

Wahkiakum County commissioners by a 2-1 vote Tuesday approved an increase in the match they'll provide for a feasibility study of county wide broadband capacity. A community-wide group spearheaded by Wahkiakum PUD Commissioner Gene Healy has formed...

 

Wahkiakum alum named Miss Washington USA

Evelyn Clark, a 2010 Wahkiakum High School graduate, was crowned Miss Washington USA 2019 on Sunday night at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien, Washington. She will represent Washington in...

 

PCA thanks all the volunteers

To The Eagle: Volunteers contribute knowledge, experience, energy, and passion every day in our community. Some are highly visible, while others quietly work behind the scenes. Most don’t seek recognition because they find satisfaction in knowing...

 

Hope you voted

To The Eagle: If you voted, thank you. If you didn’t, please don’t waste our time complaining. Karen Bertroch Grays River...

 

Fair Foundation news

To The Eagle: This is the start of our fundraising season. We will be holding many events to support the second year of The Challenge of Champions Bull Riding exhibition so please check The Eagle and our Face Book page for more information. The...

 

PUD board hears water, electric plans

By Diana Zimmerman On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners listened to reports and approved budgets for 2019. Installing automatic meter reading meters has reduced the amount of time that the crew spends out in the field reading meters, accord...

 

Report: Kitzhaber plan fails economic goals

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff completed a draft evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy that was enacted to assure recreational anglers would receive a larger portion of the non-tribal harvest allocation of...

 

Lots to do in the county this weekend

OFF AND ON--The weather this past weekend was a bit of a mix, as we had some rain, some breezy times, some cloudy times and even some sunshine, so it just depended on where you were and at what time you were there, as to what kind of weather you...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween Carnival. A good time was had by all. Costume winners are as follows: 0-4 years Grayson, 5-9 years Ashleigh, 10-14 years Thain Russell and new this year 15- ?...

 

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,...

 

Events honor veterans in Naselle, Westend

News from Naselle: The Naselle Volleyball team begins it’s quest for a State title (today) Thursday in Yakima vs. Selkirk at 11:45 a.m. and a second game at 6:45 p.m. Girls, you have played amazing games this year. Keep it coming and bring home...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Statewide and regional issues and elections

Initiative 1631 concerning carbon tax for pollution reduction Wahkiakum County results: Yes 614, no 1,484, statewide yes 43.7 percent, no 56.3 percent. Pacific County results: Yes 2,463 no 4,892. Initiative 1634 concerning taxation of certain items...

 

Injured football player is home

Beau Carlson is home. Carlson, a sophomore at Wahkiakum High School, suffered a head injury during a football game with Adna in September. He spent the last month in a Portland hospital battling a lif...

 

Westend residents celebrate Halloween

Halloween in western Wahkiakum County is unique from the rest of the state as well as the country. At Johnson Park's haunted gathering, it was anything but scary. The adults were having as much fun as...

 

Next chamber meeting set for November 14

The next Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce member meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m., at The Duck Inn in Skamokawa. Those attending do not have to be a member of the chamber. They welcome anyone who wants to contribute to the...

 

Lions Club member is honored

Lions Club members who have sponsored a new member during this Lions Centennial year and if the new member is retained receive a "Silver Centennial Pin" and a letter of commendation from Lions...

 

St. James fundraiser set for November 10

A Fall Family Feast Fundraiser will be held at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia St., on November 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per family or $3 per person for a spaghetti dinner, baked goods raffle, yarn craft activity, photo booth and face...

 

Holiday bazaar set for Dec. 1

Community Home Health & Hospice will host their annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar on December 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1035 – 11th Ave. in Longview. Attendees can support 25 local artisans and crafters. Additional vendors include doTERRA and...

 

Historical society faces uncertain future

The Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum faces an uncertain future if they can't find some volunteers. "Right now, the 10 member board is down to six and some of them are struggling with health...

 

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Nov. 8

Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Nov. 8. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed...

 

Rosburg Community Club Holiday Bazaar

By Darrell Alexander, Eagle Correspondent Although the Holiday Bazaar was supposed to start at 10 in the morning, patrons and vendors alike were quickly gathering to peruse the variety of items for...

 

KUKN'S acoustic concert series continues

Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced the latest acoustic concert in their ongoing series. Columbia Record recording artist and songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny will perform on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m., at The Columbia Theatre. Mitchell...

 

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