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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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Young porcupine adopts family

"Oh life is bigger, bigger than you," REM's Michael Stipe first sang in 1991. That lyric seems to echo in my ears when I don't have an easy explanation for things I don't understand. Like when a wild...

 

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Thursday, Dec. 20

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced that the next round of evening razor-clam digs is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 20. WDFW shellfish managers approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 13, 2018

Commission covers guns, dredging, timber, other topics

It was almost a typical meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The board covered its usual variety of subjects----dredging, staffing, budgeting, bids, reports, and so on, but there was one difference. Commissioner Blair...

 

Christmas lights parade set for Saturday

Everybody loves a parade, especially if it involves Christmas lights. A stressful election season had Paige Lake, Nicci Bergseng, and Kaelee Dearmore daydreaming about an altogether, much happier season: Christmas. While talking, Dearmore and...

 

Council member outlines actions

Reader Commentary by Sue Cameron Councilor, Town of Cathlamet I am writing this as an attempt to set the record straight about misconceptions--which seem to have a life of their own--regarding the Town of Cathlamet, especially as noted by Bill Wainwr...

 

Brady: Stay informed and involved

To The Eagle: Thank you, residents of Wahkiakum County, for having allowed me to serve our community for the past 11 plus years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve. Congratulations commissioner elect Strong. You have taught me that...

 

Council member training, at what cost?

To The Eagle: After reading Citizen Wainwright’s letter to the editor of 11/29/2018, I have concerns why our town council is contracting with an Oregon firm for training on how to make decisions, at a cost to us citizen taxpayers of $20,000 when...

 

Toastmaster's club seeks members

To The Eagle: There’s an effort afoot to start a local Toastmaster’s club – basically a group that meets weekly to have fun developing speaking skills ranging from technical to humorous, from sublime to ridiculous. The effort is spearheaded by...

 

Night time bridge closures set to end soon

Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation's Puget Island Bridge project are making progress, and the night time full bridge closures needed to replace deck panels could end as...

 

Bob Pyle reading and book signing Saturday

WARMED UP--The rain may not seem real warm but considering we had temperatures down to 22 degrees last week, these 40 degree temps are definitely warmer! Of course, these gray days make it seem darker even earlier and also make it seem later to...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. S.A.I.L.,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Although I will endeavor to bring to you the public all the events and happenings in the area, however, please note that much of what is eventful is hidden in plain sight. Sometimes we take for granted the beautiful area we live in. Just a reminder...

 

WSP, WSDOT ask drivers to prepare for winter

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are asking drivers to be prepared and take caution while driving this winter season. WSDOT crews patrol the roadways day and night to assess highway...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 13, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 3 — 10:37 a.m. An individual allegedly threatened to harm a former co-worker and detonate a pipe bomb...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. Wood Carving with Walt on Tuesday evenings...

 

WSU Leadership Academy program offered

Do you aspire to a higher leadership potential, but recognize areas where your skills could be sharpened? WSU Leadership Academy is a community leadership program designed to help you engage and inspire others. Topics include influencing public...

 

Dolores Nelson

Dolores Nadine Nelson, 87, of Rosburg, died December 6, 2018 at Canterbury Gardens in Longview. She was born December 31, 1930 to Rudolph and Ellen (Keranen) Larson. She was a lifelong Wahkiakum...

 

Barth Birth announcement

Reese Maurene Barth was born on September 25, 2018 in Longview to Nicholas James Barth and Rebecka Lee Barth of Cathlamet. She weighed 7lbs 5oz and joins big brother Korben Barth. Maternal...

 

Howell/Watters Birth Announcement

New parents Eddie Watters and Annie Howell of Cathlamet are proud to announce the birth of their son Colton Ried Watters. Colton was born at Astoria Memorial Hospital in Astoria on Nov 26 at 10:47...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce December 16  Open Mic Music Night Skamokawa Grange #425 ~ Jerry Ledtke ~ 360.795.3434 19 It's A Wrap – Christmas Gift Wrapping Event Cathlamet Community Center ~ 360.795.7870 31 New Year's Eve Party 9 p.m....

 

Do you want to become a Master Gardener?

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, meet great people and serve your community, but most of all, have a lot of fun. You will receive over 90 hours of training on all aspects of gardening from edible and ornamental plants to...

 

New grief education group offered

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free, six-week grief education group in Longview. Class starts January 8, 2019, from 1-3 p.m., at The James Avery Center, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview, and continues weekly through February 12. “There...

 

Entertainment News

On Sunday, December 16, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at 3:45...

 

AKC Grand Championship winner

Irish Wolfhound Misty Rivers Valley Girl vamps for the camera after winning her AKC Grand Championship at the Greater Clark County Kennel Dog Show on December 9. She's standing with Judge John P....

 

Lady Mules win three

Coach Rob Garrett took advantage of three easy wins this week to challenge the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team to focus on the details that will make the good team even better. Last Wednesday,...

 

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