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Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition

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Port 1 dredge sinks at marina

In hindsight, the cameras at the Elochoman Slough Marina show the slow sink of Wahkiakum Port 1's dredge in the early hours on Sunday morning before the sun rose, but on a quiet and chilly weekend,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

McKeen closes gap in prosecutor race

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots. Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

County prepares budgets, road construction plans

It may be mid-November, but Wahkiakum County officials are making plans for 2023 budgets and activities. The 2023 Preliminary County Budget will be available to the public next Monday. On Tuesday, the board of commissioners will hold public hearings...

 

Port 1 board leery of seaplane plan

Pilot Brian Fleming approached the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners, wanting to restart a conversation about bringing a hangar to the Elochoman Slough Marina for personal and commercial activity, and talked about the potential the...

 

Writer intends to keep ranting

To The Eagle: That fellow who wrote in from Oregon burned through 160 words with multiple decimal points and percentages to state the glaringly obvious. Some, but definitely not all, of our present economic woes are due to some of Biden’s...

 

No cries of stolen elections were heard

To The Eagle: As of Sunday night Wahkiakum County has the fourth highest voter turnout of the 39 counties at 86.72%. We need to take pride in our turnout and work to get the other 13% of voters next election. Good job Wahkiakum, I have offered my...

 

To the voters and citizens of Wahkiakum County

To The Eagle: Thank you for your support and turning out to vote in this past election. I appreciate your support and encouragement and look forward to serving you for another term. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns....

 

Legislators are tax hungry thugs

To The Eagle: Washington State has been a Democratic regime since 1985. I regard today’s legislators as tax hungry thugs; take for example vehicle tabs. Twice it was on the ballot a $30 vehicle tabs only; it passed both times, in 2002 and 2019....

 

Pet food drive and bingo this weekend

NIPPY--I’m not sure everyone has had the cool temperatures at their house, but mine have been below freezing for several evenings, so I hope you’re staying warm with this chill in the air! The sunny days are nice however, so I think it beats the...

 

November 17 through November 24, 2022

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....

 

Covid-19 update

Three more cases of covid-19 were reported by the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total in Wahkiakum County to 617. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active covid-19 cases and...

 

PUD survives season's first big storm

Scott Corwin of Northwest Public Power Association spoke to the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday before they listened to reports and voted to adopt a resolution on the 2023 budget. Corwin spoke to the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Port 2 OK's 2023 budget

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved their 2023 budget and waived their authority to increase the district's property tax levy. All three commissioners voted to keep the levy at the current level; in their October meeting,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 17, 2022

Gluesenkamp-Perez claims victory

Following recent updated vote tallies, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the projected winner of the race for the 3rd District seat in the US House of Representatives. A Seattle Times analysis said it appears that, at current rates, Republican Joe...

 

Grounded at Vista Park

The sailboat had been moored nearby, according to scuttlebutt, but got loose in the storm last week and has been beached at Vista Park ever since. The owner is seen now and again at low tide trying...

 

4-H kids watch robots milk cows

The Robo Rascals (an after school 4-H robotics club, grades K-8) took a field trip to see the robots that milk cows at the Burkhalter family farm-Grays River Holsteins. This trip was actually...

 

Downriver Dispatches

FAFF: The Finns at FAFF sent me a couple changes for their upcoming events: The Christmas Tree Lighting will be on December 3 and the baking classes have been cancelled. I am hoping a few Finns will...

 

Erik Maunula was an early inventor on the Columbia

Transcribed by Abbie Laine at Appelo Archives Center in March of 2005 The inventive spirit of Erik Maunula found expression in many practical devices and at the same time he displayed excellent business sense in other ways, being now manager for the...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 17, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 6 — 9:57 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to an Elochoman Valley home. Lifeflight w...

 

George Silva

George Silva passed away at home November 6, 2022 with his wife Barbara at his side. He was born in Rhode Island on March 10, 1944 to Rose and Fred Silva. His father, a commercial fisherman, moved his family to the west coast in the late 1940s to...

 

Mary Dominique

Mary Spitzer Dominique, 89, of Cathlamet, died November 8, 2022 in Longview. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Saturday, December 3 at JA Wendt Elementary School at noon. Full obituary to follow....

 

Kenny Chapman

Kenneth LeRoy Chapman July 29, 1940 ~ October 20, 2022 Kenny died October 20, 2022 at the Portland VA Hospital. He grew up in Deep River and lived most of his life in the Naselle Grays River Valley....

 

Tooting our Horn and Beating our Drum

We folks at the Community Garden are so proud. After a long and cool spring when everything was discouragingly slow, the pace picked up during the summer. We proudly announce that the garden produced 1,470 pounds of fresh produce to this area’s...

 

See original 1923 movie with live music on Nov. 19

See Lon Chaney in The 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Music at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview. A new score by Rodney Sauer will be performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 19...

 

Early November flood waters

Early November flood waters reflected the Jenna Sorenson barn at Rosburg. Photo courtesy of Gene Strong....

 

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