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Articles from the December 20, 2012 edition

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Mule boys suffer a pair of losses

Any hopes of a perfect season were dashed this past week after the Mules dropped a pair of league games against division foes Morton/White Pass and Onalaska. The Timberwolves jumped on the Mules early, taking a 16-7 lead after one quarter and never...

 

Lady Mules dump South Bend, lose two more

The Wahkiakum Lady Mule basketball team won one of three games this week. The Mules travelled to Morton/White Pass on Friday for league play. Only shooting 30 percent and out-rebounded, they fell to MWP with a score of 59-42. Hailey Quigley led Mule...

 

Downriver Challengers

A dozen teams from Washington and Oregon competed in the Downriver Challenge Saturday at Wahkiakum High School. Left, Mule Adam Vasion (160) ties up an opponent enroute to a win by fall; he placed second in the weight class. Below, Jesus Crawford...

 

Enjoy family time this holiday season

NOT SO NICE--We had some cold, windy, nasty weather these last few days. It brought several inches of snow up on Beaver Creek and the surrounding hills and some thick rain down here on the valley floor, along with heavy hail to boot. On Sunday...

 

Sheriff's Report - December 20, 2012

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 10-- 1:51 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a 74-year-old woman with severe vertigo. 4:52...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Schools taking steps to help students

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors heard reports in a short meeting December 18. Superintendent Bob Garrett reported that enrollment dipped a bit from 415.20 full time student equivalents (FTEs) to 413.1 in December. State funding is...

 

Sargasso Sea now the Big Red Barn

After 12 years of business in Cathlamet, Sargasso Sea is now under new ownership and has been renamed the Big Red Barn. New owners Cindy and James Burke and Brittney and Jonathan Balch have big plans for their new family run business which they aim...

 
 By Betsy Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

PUD manager reports on water pact talks

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners met December 18 for a brief meeting. PUD manager Dave Tramblie apprised the commissioners of the current status of water contract negotiations with the Town of Cathlamet. Tramblie said he had received data he had...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Port 2 raises sand price

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 voted Tuesday to increase the price of sand they sell at Skamokawa Vista Park. The port has been selling sand for $2.25 per cubic yard for several years. Commissioners learned this fall that the price hardly...

 
 By Betsy Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Port 1 prepares for springers

The season won’t be set until the end of January, but people are already making reservations to stay at the Elochoman Marina during spring Chinook salmon season, Port Manager Jackie Lea told port commissioners at a December 13 meeting. In...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Johnson named Cathlamet fire chief

Fred Johnson is the new chief of the Cathlamet Fire Department. Johnson takes over after the retirement of Chief Jerry DeBriae, who served in the department for 52 years. Members of the town council on Monday approved a proclamation honoring Chief...

 

Fish & Wildlife commission taking input on Columbia gillnet fishery changes

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard public testimony on a set of recommendations to restructure salmon and sturgeon fisheries on the lower Columbia River during its meeting Dec. 14-15 in Tumwater. The commission, a nine-member citizen p...

 

End of the season at the community garden

Seven to 10 hardy gardeners regularly brave the cold Wednesday mornings to work on putting the Community Garden in Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet to bed for the winter. These workers, some who garden a plot of their own and some who...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Council wrestles with cost of town hall remodel project

Town of Cathlamet officials are struggling to find a way to pay for remodeling of the old town hall building. The town received two bids for the project, and the lower bidder, Pacific Tech Construction, came in at $369,957, which is $130,000 over...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Council continues consideration of variance for garage

(Editor's note: The initial publication and posting for the article incorrecty stated the council had voted to reject the appeal. The council voted to continue consideration and action to its January meeting.) The Cathlamet Town Council on Monday...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2012

Corps: Build a new set-back dike

The US Army Corps of Engineers has construction of a new portion of Steamboat Slough Dike and turning approximatly 200 acres of the Julia Butler Hansen National Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer into wetlands. The new dike would be built inl...

 

A Merry Christmas “if list”

To The Eagle:  Ground breaking for the Empire State Building was in January, 1930 and ribbon-cutting took place in May, 1931, six months early and 30 percent under estimated cost. We used to build dams, bridges, skyscrapers and other immense...

 

No. 12-168

STATE OF WASHINGTON Grazing, Dryland Agriculture, or Grazing and Dryland Agriculture Lease Nos. 12-089166, or 12-089167, or 12-089168, or 12-089169 Ten (10) Year Lease Terms The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers for lease at Sealed Bid...

 

No. 12-167

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-12-523104-SH APN No.: 150806340010 Title Order No.: 120271136-WA-GSO Grantor(s): JACQUELYN M. INGALLS Grantee(s): FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., SUB. OF...

 

No. 12-166

***Advertisement*** WAHKIAKUM WEST TELEPHONE has been the local telephone company serving the Grays River and Naselle areas since approximately 1927. During the intervening years, we have worked hard to build a telephone system that would provide...

 

No. 12-165

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION Wahkiakum West Telephone is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

 Last week, the Wahkiakum County Fair Board elected new officers. Taking office in 2013: President Bill Chamberlain, Vice-President Phil Vik, Treasurer Rick Damitio, Secretary Maureen Zacker-Bockius. Congratulations to all and I look forward to...

 

Community News - December 20, 2012

New arrival Callum Raymond Jennings was born December 4, 2012 at St. John Medical Center in Longview. He weighed 6 lbs and was 19 and a half inches long. Parents are Loren and Caroline Jennings of Puget Island. Paternal grandparents are Marvin...

 

Christmas is coming; best wishes to all

It’s nearly Christmas and Mother Nature is doing her best to give us a white one. We have seen a little of everything in the last few days, from sunshine to hail to snow and as usual, lots of rain with some wind thrown in. Now the weatherman is...

 

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