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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 27, 2020 

County, Port District 2 consider land transfer at Vista Park

A transfer of land from Wahkiakum County to Port District 2 could lead to improvements at Skamokawa Vista Park. Port 2 officials presented the request for the transfer to the county board of commissioners on Tuesday; the county officials were...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 27, 2020 

Poet laureate headlines April poetry weekend

A new event is on the local calendar for poets and aspiring poets. Mark your calendars for Riverpoets, which will include an open mic, a poetry workshop, and a morning hike and write on April 17-19....

 

Eagle time

Bald eagles show up this time of year for nesting and dining on runs of fish. Above, an eagle keeps watch near County Line Park. Right, adult and juvenile eagles stake out the Grays River. Photos by...

 

Legislature finds uses for new state revenue

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 24)--Democratic caucuses in the state House and Senate on Monday rolled out separate spending plans that include hundreds of millions of dollars to address climate change, homelessness, and...

 

Bogus facts, or just the facts?

To The Eagle: I am responding to Howard Brawn’s referencing (1/1/20) “The Oregon Petition,” signed by 31,000 claimed scientists. The petition claims global warming is a hoax designed to raise...

 

Clarification

The photo of Krist Novoselic, Robert Michael Pyle and Ray Prestegard which appeared in last week's edition should have been credited to Megan Blackburn Friend....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    February 27, 2020 

Exchange student gains American experience

Shuya Takai, a 16 year-old sophomore at Wahkiakum High School decided to participate in an exchange program because he wanted to study English, but as it turns out, he was also curious about the...

 

Sex education bill creates concerns

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 21)--Parents, students and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing about a bill that would mandate comprehensive sexual education in public schools beginning as soon as...

 

Bill would lower cost of insulin in Washington

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service Bringing down the cost of insulin for people with diabetes is the goal behind two Senate bills and one House bill have been passed by the Washington state legislature. Senate bill 6087 and House bill 2662 both cap...

 

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,...

 

Narrow Senate vote approves collection of gun violence data

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 20)--The Washington Legislature is closer to creating an Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention to collect data on gun violence and suicide following a 25-23 vote in favor of Senate Bill...

 

Senate backs off proposed ban of for-profit prisons

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 19)--Washington lawmakers elected to prohibit the transfer of inmates to out-of-state private prisons, except for specific reasons, after the Senate voted 30 to 18 in favor of Engrossed Substitute...

 

GOP leaders question funding for homelessness

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 25)--Republican leaders in Washington state said they are not confident that spending on homelessness proposed by the Democrats will produce significant results. On Monday, Democrats from the...

 

Spring chinook return may be near record low number

Spring chinook salmon could return on the Columbia River in the second lowest numbers in 21 years, according to Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife. This year's forecasted return of 81,700 upriver spring chinook is up 12% from last...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 20, 2020

Council adopts meeting change, tackles other issues

For the second month in a row, the monthly meeting of the Cathlamet town council on Monday reached the four hour length as council members tackled a variety of business items. Next month may not have...

 

School board hears election report, other business

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to discuss the bond and get an update on school business. The school bond was rejected by 65.62 percent of voters last week. The final tally was 548 for, and 1046 against. “It...

 

Port 1 commission holding back on Johnson House over improvement costs

Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss the Johnson House, County Line Park and a few other matters. The port received bids for window replacement and the roof for the Johnson House, and after some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 20, 2020

Commissioners adopt parks & recreation plan; ferry closure rescheduled

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a county parks and recreation plan despite citizen concerns it focuses too heavily on the Johnson Park facility at Rosburg. In other business, the board once again tabled a decision on removing trees...

 

Wahkiakum Superior Court

Two individuals involved in the burglary at Skamokawa General Store on August 14, 2019, pled guilty to charges in court in recent months. Jacob Childers, 18, represented by attorney Mark Baum, pled guilty to a felony offense, Burglary in the Second...

 

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun seizure

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 17)--Courts could be one step closer to ordering people subject to vulnerable adult protection orders to surrender their firearms after the House voted 55 to 42 on Feb. 14 in favor of a bill that...

 

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...

 

N/GRVSD Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, the following were approved--the school calendar for 2020-21...

 

Legislators move to ban styrofoam containers

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 12)--Lawmakers plan to eliminate the use of styrofoam food-service products in Washington state by enacting a bill to stop its sale and distribution. Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona Das,...

 

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun seizure

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (Feb. 17)--Courts could be one step closer to ordering people subject to vulnerable adult protection orders to surrender their firearms after the House voted 55 to 42 on Feb. 14 in favor of a bill that...

 

PUD board tables meeting

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday was quicker than usual, because of illness and travel plans. All matters were tabled to the next meeting, finances were approved, and the meeting was adjourned....

 

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