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Articles from the December 15, 2022 edition

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The lights!

Saturday afternoon started with a vendor fair at the Elochoman Slough Marina, and at 5 p.m., the Light Parade trekked from the marina, down Main Street and back to the starting point, bringing...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 15, 2022

County commission OK's Fire 2 annexation, county levy resolutions

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday authorized expansion of Skamokawa’s Fire District No. 2, passed resolutions setting tax levy rates for 2023 and addressed other items of business. Fire District 2 had presented petitions signed by at least...

 

Port 1 commission cover variety of issues

During public comment at the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners meeting last Thursday, Javier Sanchez, one of the owners of River Mile 38 Brewery, expressed a concern about sewer and electrical lines to the new taproom at the waterfront,...

 

Just how good is our justice system?

To The Eagle: Despite repeated hints that he might do so, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not the leader who made the most straightforward attempt at a self-coup this year. It was Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, who last Wednesday attempted...

 

Property taxes unfair and hard for everyone

To The Eagle: Now that midterms are over, let’s talk about property tax. “If someone moves in next to you and you’re currently assessed at $300,000 but they pay $500,000 for pretty much the same house, I’ve got to raise you up to that,...

 

Maybe it's time to become a Democrat

To The Eagle: Republicans, some of you have told me that the GOP has become a big disappointment over the last eight years, and that you are disillusioned with the Republican Party and America. Well, my Republican friends, rather then being disillusi...

 

Family grateful for program of giving

To The Eagle: Our son was chosen to participate in Shop with a Cop on Saturday. What an awesome experience and amazing program. I was overwhelmed with the generosity given to these kids. Thank you to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department, law...

 

Let's rethink this

To The Eagle: If you didn’t know last Saturday was a Christmas “parade” of the county’s emergency, and fire brigade, you would think that something horrific had happened. Like my friend did, who was just arriving on the island and thought...

 

Foraging racoons trouble Cathlamet woman

It's been a frustrating few days for Gloria Johnson in Cathlamet. Several mornings in a row now, she's discovered that something is turning over the newly laid sod in her back yard. It hasn't had a...

 

Port 2 opens office doors, turns on lights

Wahkiakum County Port 2 recently opened the doors to their new offices in the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church, now renamed the Carlton Appelo Center at Skamokawa Vista Park. "I wanted to put...

 

Only 10 days left until Christmas

BRACED FOR COLD?--According to the current forecast on my weather app, it appears we’re in for quite a cold stretch and even a chance of snow on Sunday, so I hope you’re ready for possible snowy or icy conditions in the coming days! Then again,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. 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....

 

Local leader helps deliver community banking message to nation's capital

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recently announced that community banker Denise Portmann, President & CEO of Bank of the Pacific in Aberdeen, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for communi...

 

Downriver Dispatches

This is my 50th Downriver Dispatch - 2022. It's hard to believe time shot by so fast this fall. I want to make sure you're aware of all the activities scheduled for this weekend because we have...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 15, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 5 — 4:48 a.m. A worker unloading a truck at a Cathlamet store was threatened by a man from a neighbori...

 

Do you want to become a WSU 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...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Adriana Ashe was the Wahkiakum Lions Club October Student of The Month. She has been a cheerleader for three years and is an honor roll student. Adriana's goal is to attend beauty school and become...

 

Stella Historical Society Museum update

The museum is officially closed for the season. They will re-open the weekend after July 4, 2023. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch for advertising for the Annual “Kid's Day” Celebration. Located at 8530 Ocean Beach Highway (10 miles west of...

 

Howard Brawn

On December 6, 2022, Howard Clinton Brawn died at PeaceHealth St. John's Hospital in Longview, Washington. Howard was born on Christmas Eve, 1936, in Galveston, Texas, to Lucille Vera (Head) Brawn...

 

Bud Holten

Bud L. Holten, respected educator and master storyteller, passed away at age 89 on December 7, 2022. Born in 1933 to a railroad drawbridge tender and a famous local cook, Bud was a product of Raymond, Washington. He played football and enjoyed a...

 

Greg Snodgrass

Gregory Wayne Snodgrass, 65, of Cathlamet, died November 30, 2022 at Hospice in Longview. Greg was born in Carson, to George W. and Thelma (Jones) Snodgrass on April 21, 1957. He grew up on a farm in Moses Lake and went through school there. He...

 

Naselle Youth Sports Club grows in area

I spent Sunday afternoon at the home of the Garlock family including Trenton and Megan along with their children, their oldest child, daughter Auspyn, middle son Tregan, and youngest son, Atlas, and...

 

Covid update

There were two more cases of covid-19 reported this week by the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 627 in Wahkiakum County. The number of reported hospitalizations rose by one this week to 48, while the number of deaths...

 

Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules remain in first place

Submitted by Ron Wright Last Saturday your Mecha-Mules again went to Lower Columbia College and competed with 11 other robotics teams from SW WA and came away with wins in all six of our matches. We...

 

Local students honored by VFW Post 5297

On Friday, December 2, Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 presented certificates and cash awards to winners of the 2022-2023 Youth Essays, Patriots Pen, and Voice of Democracy contests at...

 

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