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Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Puget Island bridge work comes to an end

Photo and story by Rick Nelson Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include information received after the print edition went to press. Work on the Puget Island bridge is coming to an end...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Commissioners address disputes from neighbors

Wahkiakum County Commissioners Dan Cothren and Mike Backman were asked to adjudicate neighborhood disputes at their meeting Tuesday. [Commissioner Gene Strong was out of town at a statewide meeting of county officials.] The first dispute involved...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 21, 2019

Council votes to reopen Butler St. parking lot

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday voted 3-1 to open their Butler Street lot to parking with a six-month deadline to begin improvements to the lot. The action was one of several initiatives from Council Member David Olson who also...

 

Washington state climatologist says warmer weather impacts salmon, our environment

Washington State Climatologist Nicholas Bond spoke toa small crowd about the complexities of climate change and how it might affect our ecosystems and the salmon that has been so important to the...

 

Payday lenders are the true parasites

To The Eagle: A recent contributor posited the question “why are there poor at all?” and concluded that poor folk “want to be poor and choose not to work to support themselves.” The Feds classify an individual as “poor” if their income is...

 

Winning essay: What makes America great

Commentary by Darrell Alexander Theron Frame is a 15 year old sophomore at Naselle High School who was given the opportunity to enter the contest with 21 other entries. His hope is to make the wider world better in some way after he graduates while...

 

Solo sailor answers call from adventure to cross the Pacific

Sometimes I just get lucky. From the moment I saw that the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean would be speaking at the Cathlamet Yacht Club's Fall Dinner, I'd been daydreaming ways to...

 

Turkey Bingo at fairgrounds Friday

DAMP--We started this past weekend with some heavy fog and some drizzly conditions, and I don't know about you, but all that dampness seemed to chill me to the bone, even though it wasn't super cold. Looking at extended forecasts, it's possible that...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center, Cathlamet, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Walking Group, Community...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum County and Pacific County in the past were mainly connected by the waterways. It would not be until the late 1930s that Longview would be connected to the coast. River life would slowly...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 21, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 11 – 10:58 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was slurring her words...

 

Kerrie McNally

Kerrie McNally, a loving mother, talented singer-songwriter, and dedicated friend, left her earthly body at age 61 on November 10th after a hard fight with metastatic gallbladder cancer. Kerrie was a...

 

Richard Quigley

On November 7, 2019, with family by his side, Richard (Dick) Quigley, 63, passed away after a short, but brave battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Longview, Washington on December 26, 1955,...

 

Dwaine Almer

V. Dwaine Almer, 65, of Skamokawa, died in a Portland Hospital on November 12, 2019. Dwaine was born on February 19, 1954 in Ilwaco to Harold and Dorothy Almer. He was a lifelong resident of...

 

Robert Boardman

Our beloved brother, cousin and friend, Robert Brewer Boardman, 76, died suddenly of multiple illnesses on October 7, 2019 in the Hospice Care Center in Longview, Washington. He was born on September 18, 1943 on what he liked to call “a little...

 

A Country Christmas to be held Saturday

Kick off your Christmas shopping at "A Country Christmas," St. James' annual bazaar, this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a great variety of gift items to choose from including handcrafted jewelry, vintage collectibles, art no...

 

Christmas light parade set for December 14

If you missed the Wahkiakum Lighted Christmas Parade last year, don’t worry, this year is shaping up to be even bigger and better. More good news is that the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has kindly offered to host the parade and cover the insuranc...

 

Children's Christmas party to be held at Norse Hall

Members of the Sons of Norway invite all children 10 years and younger to a Christmas party to be held at the Norse Hall from 2-4 p.m. on December 1. The hall is located on Puget Island, 144 SR 409. Activities will include cookie decorating, bingo,...

 

Port 1 commission addresses varied issues

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to talk about a variety of issues. An error was discovered on the 2020 rate schedule. Three vendor fees had been listed when there should have been only one, set at $10. Commissioners...

 

New baby

Andromeda Forever Friend was born at home November 15, 2019 at 4:38 a.m., to parents Erik Friend and Megan Blackburn, of Cathlamet. She weighed 7-lbs, 6-oz., and was 20" long. Andromeda joins sister,...

 

Library now has access to newspaper databases

Patrons can find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring...

 

State Volleyball Report: Lady Mules knocked out

The Wahkiakum Mules got in six sets before being eliminated from the State 2B volleyball tournament in Yakima last week. In the first round of the double elimination tournament on Thursday, the Lady...

 

Lady Comets win 1, lose 2

After three matches, the Naselle Comets found themselves heading home without hardware on the second day of the State 1B volleyball tournament. The team moved into the loser's bracket after losing to...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Driving home after a lovely day at Johnson Park last week, I became flooded with memories of past holidays; who was there, who made dinner, who has since passed on and the new additions of people to call family. I couldn’t help but think of my...

 

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