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Evening walk

Sights and smells, especially from the lilacs, abound on an evening walk around the neighborhood. Photos by Rick...

As vaccination rate slows, restrictions may start to ease

Health officials across the nation are starting to consider widespread easing of restrictions designed to halt the spread of the covid-19 virus. The rate of vaccination has slowed locally and nationwide, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County...

PUD Board considers Deep River water lines

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to a quick report about activities at the PUD, discussed the general manager search process, whether or not to record meetings for public access, and continued the conversation...

Covid-19 update

Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total of cases to 115. Nine of those cases are potentially active. Cowlitz County is reporting 5,379 total cases, with 160 considered active. They...

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

Legislature sends $59 billion budget to the governor

• Major transportation funding goes undone • Funnels billions to public health, childcare As the end of the mostly virtual legislative session drew near April 25, Washington state lawmakers passed a hefty $59 billion budget that will funnel...

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Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's edition, photos of two Wahkiakum High School seniors were switched. Here they are with correct...

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Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

Virginia Shofner

Virginia Beth Shofner “Ginny,” 38, of Portland, formerly of Cathlamet, died March 6, 2021 in a Portland Hospital. She was born October 11, 1982 to Tom and Lou (Evans) Shofner in Salem, Oregon. Ginny was raised in the mountains of Colorado and...

Death Notice for Dorothy Collier

Dorothy Collier, 97, died at Kelso on April 25, 2021. Arrangements are being handled by Steele Chapel in...

Celebration of Life for Roger Peek

A celebration of life memorial will be held for Roger Peek May 16 at Bertelsens Winery, 20598 Star bird Rd., Mt Vernon, WA 98274, open house style from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., drop by for pie and tell a story about Rog. His full obituary appeared in the...

2 very different writers headline May WordFest

Two very different mystery writers are featured for the May WordFest set for next Tuesday viz Zoom, 7-8 p.m. Ellie Alexander is the author of the Bakeshop Mystery series, set in Ashland, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and featuring artisan...

Fundraiser at Grange Saturday

HERE WE GO!--We're almost a week into another new month, and I have to tell you that I'm sure somebody has sped up the ole time machine, as these days are flying by! Our last weekend was mostly just cloudy on Saturday after rain on Friday night and...

Availability and public comment for amendment to 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization, invites the public to comment on a...

Early Explorers of the Pacific Northwest – A Long Time Coming

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop, has announced the next virtual “In Their Footsteps” free speaker series event. “Early Explorers of the Pacific Northwest – A Long Time Coming” by Robert Heacock will be on...

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Downriver Dispatches

One day Spring was coming and the next it was here. Plants are popping up and growing at a fast clip. Some of mine are already surrounded by grass I have to get after or the plants will never be...

Registration now open for virtual White-tail Run

The 2021 Great White-tail Run will be a virtual, anywhere goes event held May 15-22. This is a virtual walk or run 2 mile, 5K, or 10K event to raise money for Wahkiakum 4-H. Participants can complete their run/walk May 15--22. All registered...

Library to reopen in time for book sale

The Cathlamet Public (Blanche Bradley Memorial) Library has been closed to public entry since December 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. According to Librarian Carol Blix, patrons have been able to check out materials for curbside pickup, but not enter to...

Attention local businesses

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) will conduct a series of business forums over the course of the year, focusing on recovery and resilience for businesses in the region. Forums will generally cover updates on grant and loan...

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Student of the Month

Lions Club President Brian McClain is pictured presenting a certificate of achievement and a check to Deschayni Nielsen, The Wahkiakum Lions Club April Student of The Month. She will attend WSU in...

Summer lunch program seeks your suggestions

Organizers of the Wahkiakum Summer Lunch Program are inviting the public to offer suggestions and to participate in the process. The countywide program provides lunches to children and households June 21 – July 29, Monday - Thursday. Last summer...

Background checks and waiting periods needed

To The Eagle: Last week a fellow provided a long list of statistics showing why gun violence was actually rare and mattered very little, at least to him. Here’s a statistic for you from the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that...

Constant denigration of our country continues

To The Eagle: The constant unceasing denigration of our country continues apace. The self-anointed holy among us decry our allegiance to basic American values. They want us to disarm and beg forgiveness from the hateful Left. We Americans are...

Clarification offered about autism

To The Eagle: There were some misleading things in your April 22 article "April is Autism Awareness Month." First, demographics. Autism is not a childhood condition. It's lifelong: you don't grow out of it. You just learn to live with it. One in 54...

Preserve our children, not 2nd Amendment

To The Eagle: In last week’s edition, a fellow wondered why so much ado was made about last year’s 19,370 gun related fatalities. “Cars,” he wrote, “kill more people than guns.” That is sadly true. There were 42,060 vehicular fatalities...

Complacency, Big Lie threaten our democracy

To The Eagle: Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. What are the...

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Mules 2nd in district golf

The Mule Train threw a wheel last week, and the Adna Pirates took advantage of the opportunity to capture their first District IV championship at 3 Rivers Golf Course and took the traveling trophy...

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Mule Track and Field Districts

The Wahkiakum Mules track and field team traveled to Rainier last Thursday to compete with 18 other teams in the District IV 2B Championships, the final event of the season. The Mules tied for 14th...

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Wahkiakum Mule Fastpitch Softball

Stevenson Bulldogs 7, Mules 6 On April 19, the Mules took the lead in the first inning and maintained it until the bulldogs pulled ahead in the sixth inning, clinching Stevenson a spot in the...

Sheriff's Report, May 6, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 25 — 10:06 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department responded to a Grays...

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