Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition

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High water

Eagle photographer Ian Brandon hit the road during this weekend’s high water event. Clockwise from bottom left: drenched eagles along Altoona Pillar Rock Rd; Grays River highwater and fall colors...

 

Anderson, Campbell retain school board seats, Heston beats Garstki

The results are coming in. Officials counted 1,337 votes on Tuesday night. The next count was scheduled for Wednesday at 5 p.m., after the Eagle went to press. At that time, there were 150 more ballots left to count, and more were likely to arrive...

 

State approves $55 million forestland purchase

The acquisition, the state's largest in more than a decade, would bring more than 9,000 acres in Wahkiakum County into public ownership The Washington State Board of Natural Resources approved the...

 

Town to lease cell tower

The Town of Cathlamet coffers could receive a big boost by year’s end. Following an executive session at the end of their meeting on Monday, the town council gave a green light to the lease of the town’s cell tower site in Rosedale to a...

 

Beaver relocation rule making open for public comment

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has filed a proposed rule to create a program that permits qualified individuals to relocate beavers involved in human-wildlife conflict as an alternative to lethal removal. The public is invited...

 

Every day we are grateful

To The Eagle: Saturday we celebrate Veterans Day! As a veteran, I have a profound sense of pride, humility, and gratitude. I’ve been where many of you and our fellow service members have been, serving our great country with unwavering dedication,...

 

Make America Great Again?

To The Eagle: First they condemned brown people, accusing them of being rapists, murders, and drug dealers. Then it was Muslims, suggesting they were closet terrorists that need to be deported. African Americans protesting police violence, were...

 

The GSA supports all students

To The Eagle: I write to you today representing myself, and only myself. I am Garrett Radcliffe, the volunteer Advisor for the GSA at Wahkiakum High School. As I understand it, the GSA has been quite the talk of online forums. What is the GSA? Well,...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

On August 24, The Eagle reported that Wahkiakum School Board candidate Kandice Merz received a donation from the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Last week we ran a letter to the editor that repeated this claim. After an online reader pointed...

 

PUD will build a "swamp" on Puget Island

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners will save some money in coming years with a decision they made on Tuesday to switch their Puget Island Water System plan to something General Manager Dan Kay calls a “swamp.” As he points out, he...

 

Launch delayed

“I spoke too soon,” said Mayor David Olson in an email to business and political officials last week. The mayor, who has been a passionate advocate for installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the intersection of Main & Butler, sha...

 

Lions name student of the month

In September, The Wahkiakum Lions Club has honored Daniel Spisla-Hongel as their student of the month. Daniel is involved in school and community activities and has given more than 200 volunteer...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9:30-11 a.m. Eastside play and learn group, St James family center 1:30-3 p.m. Johnson Park Board 10 a.m. Johnson Park Community Center Library & Computer Center noon—5 p.m. Senior Citizen...

 

Lefse making & turkey bingo

PLENTY WET—If you have driven around much lately, you will probably have been driving in the rain, I hope with your headlights on, and you will have seen fields full of water here and there; we had some epic rainfall at the end of last week. This...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 9, 2023

October 29 7:27 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious person with a headlamp walking around a Cathlamet property. A deputy responded and it was discovered that the subject was known to the caller. 7:41 p.m. A person was arrested when a warrant was...

 

Local resident charged in theft

A Skamokawa man was arrested in connection to an alleged theft from an Ace of Spades gambling pool hosted by the Duck Inn and operated by the Peninsula Moose Lodge, according to official court documents on file at Wahkiakum Superior Court. Ryan D....

 

Downriver Dispatches

I've saved the following quote for many years. I don't remember where it came from, but we can use reminders like this often. I suspect it has some cowboy in it. My husband was a true horseman, the...

 

Post 5297 begins November fundraising drive

Wahkiakum V.F.W. Post 5297 will soon begin its November Fundraising drive Friday. From November 10-17, Buddy Poppy donation containers will be placed at local businesses. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the...

 

Robotics seniors have big dreams

Interviewing three Naselle Grays River Valley seniors was a reminder of what can happen when students find their niche and run with it. Derek Suomela, Lewis Hoff and Alia Lebovitz are exceptional...

 

Traffic deaths are down in Finland. WA leaders will travel there to find out how

As Finland saw traffic fatalities plummet last year, Washington tallied a record number of deaths on its roads. Next month, state lawmakers and transportation officials will travel to the Nordic...

 

Wahkiakum School District receives specialized gear

Volunteers from the Wahkiakum Autism Fund have been busy lately. After brainstorming with local teachers and therapists for children with special needs, the local charity, which works to raise...

 

Comets football faces Pomeroy

The Naselle Comets beat Quilcene 48-20 in District 1/2/3/4 1B football on Friday. They will be in Pomeroy this Saturday for the first round of the State 1B tournament to play Pomeroy at 1 p.m. The game will be a season ender for the loser, but the...

 

A belated birthday for a Cathlamet icon

On Saturday, the Pioneer Community Association threw a belated 125th birthday party for the Pioneer Church, which is now known as the Pioneer Center. After a ribbon cutting, PCA President Suzanne...

 

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