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WC H&HS: Mask use carries issues

Masks for all are still not indicated, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said in a meeting on Monday. Masks are considered personal protective equipment, and right now, PPE is in short supply. “The highest priority for...

County health department requests reports of covid-19 symptoms

The Wahkiakum County Health Department would like to better understand the effects that the Coronavirus might have on Wahkiakum County Residents. The Health Department is asking people with COVID like symptoms to call our call center and answer a...

COVID-19 Confirmed in Wahkiakum County Resident

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services has announced the first positive test for covid-19 in an individual in the county. The person is in self-quarantine and currently does not require medical care. H&HS is working with the individual to...

Ferry hours reduced

This week, in response to the spread of covid-19 virus, county officials reduced the hours of operation of the ferry Oscar B. Effective Monday, the ferry will operate 5 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and 3:30...

Educators struggle with lessons in time of quarantine

It’s been nearly three weeks since Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced statewide school closures, and Wahkiakum School District and Naselle Grays River Valley School District are continuing to make adjustments, especially in finding...

Census data collection concerns councilor

A last minute understanding about US Census data collection has drawn concern from Cathlamet Town Council Member David Olson. Census day was yesterday (Wednesday) when people were to have responded to census questionnaires. Olson learned this week...

Local youth finds success in horse reining

Wahkiakum sophomore Landon Luce tied for sixth recently in reining cow horse competition at a National Reined Cow Horse Association World Show. Luce, the son of Cara Elliott and Casey Luce, has been...

County treasurers quizzed on potential tax date deferral

Editor's note: After this story was written, we received word from Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson that the Wahkiakum officials have extended the tax payment deadline to May 31. Please see separate article on this website for that...

Port 2 passes County Line Park to Port 1

Commissioners Lee Tischer and Austin Burkhalter of Port District 2 met by the online program Zoom on Tuesday and charged through their agenda in a seven minute meeting. Action items included: --Commissioners adopted a resolution formally passing...

PUD commission declares covid-19 emergency

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution that delegates authority to General Manager Dave Tramblie during the public health emergency brought on by the novel coronavirus, covid-19. The...

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Gov. Inslee extends Washington state's coronavirus stay-home order through May 4

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced an extension of his emergency stay-home order through May 4 to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. Thursday's announcement extends by nearly a...  Website

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...

Sally Swanson

Sally Sue Joanne Manula Swanson passed into the arms of her Lord on March 17, 2020 in Longview, Washington. She was born at home in Naselle to her parents Oscar and Selma (Nasi) Manula, on August 7,...

Skamokawa store and Duck Inn are closed

WET ONE--This past weekend was fairly soggy and not exactly the kind of weather one wants in order to get out and take a walk to get a bit of fresh air. Hopefully the forecast of nicer days will come true and we'll all be able to get out in our...

Downriver Dispatches

Getting Rid of Boredom As the days go quickly by and the virus that has kept us home is making its way across the world, we shelter ourselves for protection of ourselves and our loved ones. We start...

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone is staying safe. At this time the fair board is canceling the Easter Bingo and the April Flea Market. We have not canceled the "Cruzin to the Fair" yet. We are still looking for Fair Royalty and some...

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...

WHS graduate leads Idaho college hoops team

Two days before the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors women's basketball team was headed to the NAIA Division 1 National Championship Tournament, the event was canceled due to concerns about...

Food Bank changes noted

The Wahkiakum Food Bank has made changes in their operations to stay within the Coronavirus guidelines, protecting clients and volunteer staff. These changes were recommended by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services to protect everyone on the campus....

Lions Club Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Naia Freeman as the February Student of The Month. Lion president Terri Elfers presented Naia a certificate of achievement and a check to honor her as her parents...

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

This county is so impressive- from the helpers to the farmers, to the workers, the volunteers, the parents and the kiddos: Just in case nobody has called to tell you today- You are doing a great job. You matter. You are appreciated. You are loved....

Challenge of Champions has been canceled

The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel the Challenge of Champions pro bull riding event scheduled for July 17, 2020. This decision was made due to the impact covid-19 restrictions on public functions will have on...

Free grocery delivery service offered by Lions

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has organized many volunteers to provide a free grocery delivery service to residents of Wahkiakum County. They’ve created Wahkiakum Lions Club Helping Hands to support and protect the county residents for whom this novel...

Doing business in time of pandemic

So, we're in Week 2 of the covid-19 virus quarantine. School was out and is now back in session, but no students are at school. Non-essential businesses have closed; the governor's office issued a 14-page document for guidelines on deciding who is...

A small cluster of cells or a living senior?

To The Eagle: Hmm, right to life? For who? A small cluster of cells that may at some point become a person unless the mother has a miscarriage, or a living breathing senior citizen? The low watt governor of Texas is willing to throw seniors under...

Local leaders show common sense

To The Eagle: No response from the challenger in the Climate Change Calamity debate, so we’ll give it a rest for awhile, after pointing out that the people producing pandemic panic are using the same tactics that the enviro crowd uses to produce...

No need to whine

To The Eagle: Many of us have used credit cards to spend thousands to make our homes beautiful and our many appliances easy to use. We spent many hours working away from home to pay for our “stuff.” Now we have a chance to stay home and delight...

Please continue support of your local businesses

To The Eagle: Many of our local businesses and their employees are facing a significant financial impact dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. While several local businesses have been required to close under new restrictions, others have been able...

Republicans prepared to spend for own benefit

To The Eagle: The biggest slush fund in history is now at the disposal of the Treasury and Grifter-In-Chief, Trump. Our rapaciously greedy Chief Executive will unleash unprecedented fraud and abuse upon the new $2.2 trillion law — the Coronavirus...

Fighting the virus war

To The Eagle: We have been ‘contained’ to home now for three weeks. Fortunately we didn’t need TP before fanatics bought it all up, plus, I have many issues of The Eagle in case. We are so blessed to live with space around us. I can hardly...

Sheriff's Report, April 2, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 23 — 5:43 a.m. A caller reported that an individual had passed away at a Skamokawa residence. A deputy...

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