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School board deals with covid-19

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, with some attending at the usual location in the high school library, while others checked in via Zoom, an online application that allows for audio and video conferencing. Directors...

US Rep. Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall with Public Health and Economic Assistance Experts on April 1

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time. This telephone town hall will feature experts who will provide information on public health and economic assistance for...

Local officials evolve response to covid-19

Wahkiakum County and the state of Washington have entered the era of the ark. To halt the rapid spread of the corona-19 virus, Governor Jay Inslee has limited gatherings to two people and ordered...

Cathlamet Market adds new curbside service

Like many other stores in the US, Cathlamet Market Fresh employees recently had their own experience with panic shopping, but according to Store Manager Michael Kirby, it’s beginning to show signs of easing. Meanwhile, some shoppers are starting...

State requires sex ed, takes gun safety measures, bans free plastic bags

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 20)--At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day — focused on a variety of policies including;...

Port 1 authorizes emergency powers

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency and defining the delegation of authority. Commissioners voted to pass the resolution, as a response to the public health...

Courthouse functions have new procedures

Wahkiakum County Courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) understand many people are concerned about the COVID-19 health threat. They are working to make good decisions that protect the public and afford access to the courts. They...

Red Cross seeks blood donors

From P. Michael Drake, CFRE Executive Director, SW Washington Chapter American Red Cross The outbreak of COVID 19 in our SW WA community and the restrictions adopted to help control its spread has caused a severe shortage in our blood supply. We...

Washington legislators make tampons tax-free

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 11)--Women in Washington state will soon be relieved of paying sales tax on products that are fundamental to their feminine health, thanks to action by lawmakers this week. Senate bill 5147 will...

Distillery making sanitizer for medical community, first responders

John and Lauri Koehler, who live on Mill Creek Road and operate a craft distillery for the production of potato vodka, are temporarily turning their passion into creating another product in order to help local medical facilities and first...

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What's open and closed?

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires...  Website

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Commerce announces $1.8 million to rural counties for COVID-19 pandemic response

Food, rental assistance, small business support, health services among eligible uses of funding to rural WA counties. Funding is estimated, pending approval of state and...  Website

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment...  Website

Another cancellation

Due to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Astor Street Opry Company has decided to cancel their upcoming performances of The Real Lewis and Clark Story. They will provide updates as they have...

Fibre Federal offers members emergency financial support

To alleviate financial challenges resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, Fibre Federal Credit Union is offering a variety of financial support options. Concerns about reduced income, missed work, or other financial matters are prevalent at this...

Consumers warned of new con artists

In light of the ongoing developments related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and its impact on financial markets, the Securities Division of Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is reminding investors in Washington to beware...

More cancellations have been announced

NICE WEEKEND--You'll probably be reading this after some rainy days, but boy, last weekend sure was nice! The cold mornings weren't so great but those sunny afternoons made for the perfect time to till gardens and mow lawns and get out and do some...

More cancellations

The Cathlamet Seed Exchange, scheduled for March 28 at the Cathlamet Community Center, as well as the Rosburg Seed Exchange, scheduled for March 21 at Johnson Park, are both canceled for now with new dates to be determined for later this spring. In...

Town council offers remote access to council meetings

The Cathlamet Town Council will implement remote access to town council meetings via ZOOM, effective immediately. You can download the app or join meetings in one of the following ways: · Join via computer, tablet or smartphone:...

LCC taking further precautions to reduce spread of COVID-19

Reducing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting vulnerable populations is their highest priority. Lower Columbia College is taking several additional precautionary steps toward this end. · Campus will be closed to all...

Master gardeners available

While the WSU Extension office is closed, faculty and volunteers are available to help you. WSU Master Gardeners are ready to help answer your gardening questions. It's that time of year when everything starts growing and as problems occur, they...

Downriver Dispatches

Silly Things People Say This article is dedicated to the faithful readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle who have a sense of humor; as for the rest I have no idea what to tell you. I am writing slowly because I understand some of you can’t read...

Fibre Federal Credit Union supports meal programs

Fibre Federal Credit Union is stepping up to help ensure children don’t go hungry while schools are closed. Fibre pledges to donate up to $55,000, which will be disbursed to help each of the 24 school districts within its service areas across...

Rural communities depend on census returns

To The Eagle: By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Set forth as an effort to count everyone in the U.S., the data collected as part of the census impacts everyone...

Pandemic relief bill is badly flawed

To The Eagle: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dropped the ball this weekend. As the economy spiraled downward, McConnell, Senate majority leader, produced a badly flawed pandemic relief bill that would provide a lot of help for corporate...

Sheriff offers update on services

Dear Wahkiakum County Community: We at the sheriff's office are taking every precaution necessary to keep our staff healthy so that we can continue to provide the maximum level of public safety services to you. With that, you know how devastating...

Socialism is the goal of enviro mob

Socialism is the goal of enviro mob To The Eagle: Three weeks and three letters into the Great Climate Change Calamity debate, we have yet to hear from the debate’s instigator (perp?) Dennis Gordon, though we have heard from a couple of others on...

US has been at war for 20 years

To The Eagle: Our country has been at war for almost 20 years (Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, etc.) but few of us noticed or cared because credit was free-flowing, there were no shortages, and the stock market was booming. Now we are deeply concerned...

Get ready for the ride of your life

To The Eagle: We all are new to a situation such as this Coronavirus problem so aside from the hand washing, social distancing and the like there are other things to consider and do. We have a community to care for and protect.By this I mean each...

Comment sought about inland dredge spoils

To The Eagle: Somewhere between a week or two ago I was contemplating doing a house to house survey of my East Sunny Sands neighbors. As fate has brought us to consider self quarantine it seems best not to go door to door. I am hopeful The Eagle...

Sheriff's Report, March 26, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 16 — 10:42 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that eight horses belonging to a neighbor were in her...

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