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WHS vocational/career classes have busy month

October has been a busy month for our CTE and FFA program here at Wahkiakum High School. Not pictured, illustrates members of the FFA volunteering at the Duck Inn for the Ducks Unlimited dinner. The s...

 

Port 1 okays paper trailer, dredge repair

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners made room for the Lions Club and approved several items at their meeting last Thursday. Brian McClain, a member of the local Lions Club, asked if the organization could relocate their paper recycling trailer...

 

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. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community Center,...

 

Meteorologists say winter to be drier and warmer

After last year’s winter weather that one meteorologist at a conference last weekend called boring, this upcoming winter for the Pacific Northwest will be largely the same – a little drier and warmer than normal. Four Portland weathermen spoke...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Election 2018: Incumbents take early leads with new exception--Gene Strong

Thursday update: Challenger Gene Strong took an six-vote lead over incumbent county Commissioner Blair Brady in the latest count of Wahkiakum County general election votes. After the Thursday morning count, Strong, the former county sheriff, led...

 

Here's how your votes are counted

With stories of disenfranchised voters coming out of Georgia, North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas, there has been an uptick of concern about voting procedures even from voters in Wahkiakum County. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Commissioners OK hike in broadband support

Wahkiakum County commissioners by a 2-1 vote Tuesday approved an increase in the match they'll provide for a feasibility study of county wide broadband capacity. A community-wide group spearheaded by Wahkiakum PUD Commissioner Gene Healy has formed...

 

Wahkiakum alum named Miss Washington USA

Evelyn Clark, a 2010 Wahkiakum High School graduate, was crowned Miss Washington USA 2019 on Sunday night at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien, Washington. She will represent Washington in...

 

PUD board hears water, electric plans

By Diana Zimmerman On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners listened to reports and approved budgets for 2019. Installing automatic meter reading meters has reduced the amount of time that the crew spends out in the field reading meters, accord...

 

Report: Kitzhaber plan fails economic goals

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff completed a draft evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy that was enacted to assure recreational anglers would receive a larger portion of the non-tribal harvest allocation of...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 8, 2018

Statewide and regional issues and elections

Initiative 1631 concerning carbon tax for pollution reduction Wahkiakum County results: Yes 614, no 1,484, statewide yes 43.7 percent, no 56.3 percent. Pacific County results: Yes 2,463 no 4,892. Initiative 1634 concerning taxation of certain items...

 

Port 1 restarts marina dredging project

Wahkiakum County Port 1 began their second season of dredging today (Thursday). The window for dredging is open from November 1 until February 28. The port will begin dredging at the fuel dock and mov...

 

Broadband committee ready to submit grant application

The Broadband Action Committee met on Monday evening to get an update from the Wahkiakum PUD, the lead agency on the project and hear from some locals about why this is a community issue. Wahkiakum PUD General Manager Dave Tramblie said that they...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 1, 2018

County budget: Good revenues and a suggestion for the Cathlamet library building

Wahkiakum county officials this week wrapped up initial steps in preparing their preliminary budgets for 2019. County commissioners met with department heads and others to go over requests line by line. Officials usually express concern that revenue...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 1, 2018

McEntire tackles Blake for 'cronyism'

As voters were preparing to return their vote by mail ballots this past week, a candidate for District 19 state representative faced late challenges. After a news story in the Chinook Observer reported Democrat incumbent Brian Blake has paid former...

 

Halloween lights

The spirit of Halloween reigns in the night at the Steve Powell residence on Jacobson Road in Rosedale. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

A letter to the editor in the Oct. 18 edition by Tony Cleveland incorrectly referred to a candidate for Congress. The correct name is Carolyn Long. Also, a story in that edition about Wahkiakum Mule football credited the touchdown to James Anderson...

 

Schools across region support Carlson Strong

[Editor's note: Kaden Anderson is the executive liaison for the Wahkiakum High School student body. A sophomore, he has volunteered to write some articles about activities and other news from WHS. This is his first.] #Carlson Strong On September 7,...

 

Autumn rain

Rain did not diminish the beauty of an autumn walk along the Elochoman Slough on Sunday. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget...

 

Challenging media interest artist

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa is currently featuring artist Beth Bailey's work. Art was always a family affair for Bailey. Her mother was an oil painter and her grandmothe...

 

School board acts on career/tech policy

The Wahkiakum School District (WSD) Board of Directors listened to reports and approved several items at their October meeting on Tuesday. Policy 2170, regarding Career and Technical Education, has been under discussion for a couple months. It was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 25, 2018

Cothren, Mora meet director of WSU elk hoof rot research

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Dan Cothren and Dr. Boone Mora, a retired public health officer living in Skamokawa, traveled to Toutle last week to meet Dr. Margaret Wild, who has been selected to lead Washington State University’s research into...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department,...

 

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