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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

More detail on school bond issue

My apologies. So many details to try to get right in last week's story about the Wahkiakum School District's 22-year $28.75 million bond to renovate the high school that I completely forgot a really...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

Broadband drive hits a funding snag

By Diana Zimmerman The Broadband Committee met Monday for an update from the Wahkiakum PUD on the project to provide broadband for the east side of Wahkiakum County. PUD General Manager David Tramblie said that the PUD had determined GPS coordinates...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020 

Speed limit changes proposed in Westend

By Rick Nelson The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is considering lowering speed limits on SR 4 through Rosburg and Grays River. The department is also considering modifications to the speed limits on SR 409 as it comes off the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

There's always a job that needs doing...

"My dad would say, 'There is always a job that needs doing. Be the one who gets it done,'" Suzanne Holmes said. "He was always encouraging us to start. 'You don't know where it's going to take you....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 23, 2020 

Council covers many topics in 4-hour meeting

By Rick Nelson Four hours plus: The Cathlamet Town Council met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting, starting at 6 p.m. and recessing into an executive session around 10:10 p.m. Needless to say, they covered a lot of ground: Some of the highligh...

 

Gun rights advocates rally at capitol

Above: Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Sandra Sews, 10:30-Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 23, 2020 

High winds cause PUD power outages

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners discussed recent outages, broadband, and a few other miscellaneous items at their meeting on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that a couple recent outages in Skamokawa and the Elochoman Valley had...

 

Demos push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 21) - A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants to complete a safety course. Senate Bill 6294 would require conceal-carry permit holders to complete eight...

 

GOP aims to guarantee $30 car tabs

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 15)--As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters...

 

Industry leaders worry clean fuel could hurt economy

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 17)--Democrats in the state Legislature are backing bills aimed at reducing carbon emissions and pollutants put into the atmosphere by transportation fuels with the goal of achieving a 95%...

 

Proposed law would add fee for plastic bags

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 17)--In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature. The bill, SB 5323, was...

 

Nature Matters hosts Colleen Weiler Mar. 12

The Southern Resident orca community is one of the most endangered populations of whales in the world. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is dedicated to their protection and ensuring the Southern Residents share our coast for generations to come....

 

School district seeks bond for building needs

Russ Reese and Ron Wright of the Citizens Action Committee joined Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent Freeman and School Board Director Shawn Merz on Monday to talk about a bond to remodel...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 16, 2020

Hull Creek Road closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 for culvert replacement

Hull Creek Road will be closed for up to 12 hours Wednesday, Jan. 22, for emergency repair of a culvert. "The Honey Creek 4' culvert is a threat of immanent failure due to the bottom of the culvert deteriorating and allowing the creek water to erode...

 

Bond, presidential primary elections ahead

It’s a big year for the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office, as far as elections go. “In the first part of 2020, there are two elections right off the bat,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The February special election is for the school...

 

Port 1 hears report on renewable diesel

Captain Peter Wilcox, founding director of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project spoke to the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners about renewable diesel at their January meeting last Thursday. “We started this project...shifting to...

 

Yes, it's January

Tuesday morning's snowfall left its calling card on bare branches at a Rosburg residence. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Corrections/Clarificatioins

In a photograph published last week of Ken Workman, Donna Martinez and Jane Pulliam, tribal affiliation was incorrect in regards to Donna. She is Navajo with Mexican blood but participates in many of the Chinookan tribal events and instructs cedar...

 

Governor hits positives in state of state

• Homelessness and climate among key concerns By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 14)-- Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “Washington state...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 16, 2020

Governmental entities plan many projects around the county

One might think Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners turned into a reality TV news program. The morning started at 8 a.m. with a roundtable discussion by local governmental entities reporting their principle activities and...

 

GOP senators propose free state park visits

• Would do away with Discover Pass By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 13)-- Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader...

 
 By David Olson    News    January 16, 2020

Court upholds Chinook challenge for recognition

The federal district court for the Western District of Washington on Jan. 11 issued an order invalidating a Department of Interior rule that barred the Chinook Indian Nation from re-petitioning to restore its status as a federally recognized tribe. I...

 

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...

 

Bill would limit how companies trade data

• Would give consumers more control over personal data By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Jan. 14)-- Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally-collected...

 

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