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 By Eagle Staff    News    January 14, 2021

Family Health Center has a new director

Jim Coffee was recently announced as the next Chief Executive Officer for the Cowlitz Family Health Center, which operates the clinic in Cathlamet. He has been the deputy director and chief operations officer at CFHC and will replace CEO Dian Cooper...

 

Robert Michael Pyle nominated for award

Gray's River author Robert Michael Pyle has been nominated to receive a $15,000 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Pyle's work Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays is one of 10 being considered for the award. Judges are...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 24, 2020

County offering covid-19 vaccinations for seniors, health care providers

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) has received a limited initial allotment of Moderna brand COVID-19 vaccine and is scheduling appointments for vaccinations. In Monday news release, WCHHS Director Chris Bischoff said department staff...

 

New book highlights Corps of Discovery

The Columbia River Reader (CRR) of Longview has compiled into a book a 33-episode series chronicling the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey of discovery. Author Michael Perry wrote the columns for the reader in time for the 200th anniversary of...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    December 24, 2020

New covid-19 case reported on Sunday; total rises to 53

Another Wahkiakum County resident has tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release on Sunday from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total to 53. The individual is symptomatic and in self-quarantine. There is no...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    December 17, 2020

Two more test positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County to bring total to 52

Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Wednesday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total number to 52. WHHS is not reporting how many of those cases remain active, but...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    December 17, 2020

Four new covid-19 cases brings county's total to 50

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) announced Monday morning that it has received positive test result notifications for four additional COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The announcement said that the individuals are in...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    November 19, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in 16th Wahkiakum resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for four new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The 16th case was reported late Tuesday. Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    November 5, 2020

Covid-19 update: 11 cases in county

Update: On Wednesday, the health department was able to make contact with the individual who was diagnosed with covid-19. There are no connections to the school or St. James Family Center. Wahkiakum County now has its 11th case of covid-19, Chris...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum County has 11th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County now has its 11th case of covid-19, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. Early efforts to contact the individual have been unsuccessful. "The individual is not answering either...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 15, 2020

Eagle writer earns awards

She did it again. As she has done before, Wahkiakum County Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman received prizes for articles entered in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were: First place, Sports...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 1, 2020

Cathlamet Public Works repairs broken water main

Customers of the Town of Cathlamet and Puget Island Water systems were under a boil water order last week after a water main was ruptured along the Elochoman Valley Road on Sept. 23. "The Wahkiakum County Road Department was attempting to clear a...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    August 13, 2020

Council to consider dangerous dog ordinances at tonight's meeting

The Cathlamet Town Council will consider two ordinances relating to control of dangerous dogs when it meets tonight, starting at 6 p.m. The ordinances are one of the items late on the agenda. 12.ORDINANCES: A. Ordinance 631-20, Amending CMC CH. 2.05...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    August 13, 2020

Pioneer Cemetery grant application rates highly

The Town of Cathlamet's application for funding for renovation and repair of the Cathlamet Pioneer Cemetery has been ranked fourth out of 40 grant requests in statewide rankings, Council Member David Olson announced Monday. The ranking came Monday...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 23, 2020

Covid-19 update: Wahkiakum adds 6th case; courthouse to open Monday

A sixth case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County, according to the Department of Health website on Tuesday, with 331 tests having been conducted so far. Nearby, the Cowlitz County case load is up to 374 cases, with 242 remaining active....

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 28, 2020

Chamber postpones Bald Eagle Days festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is postponing the Bald Eagle Day festival to July, 2021, because of complications and concerns from the covid-19 pandemic. Chamber members are trying to brainstorm some activities to keep...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 21, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 10 — 1:25 a.m. A caller reported that two people in a loud vehicle had pulled into the day use area at...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 21, 2020

Corrections, Clarifications

In last week's edition, we printed a photo of a small bird tentatively identified as a Tree Sparrow. In an email, one reader wondered if the bird were a Violet Green Swallow. On Friday, we found the...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 14, 2020

Restaurants may open under strict guidelines

As Wahkiakum County enters a Phase 2 opening for covid-19 virus precautions, restaurants and other eating establishments may resume dining in premises under state guidelines. According to a news release from the governor's office, through the...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    April 23, 2020

Inslee outlines return from covid-19

In a late Tuesday afternoon event, Governor Jay Inslee outlined steps the state would take to ease restrictions on social contact and economic activity because of the covid-19 virus pandemic. It would be a slow process, the governor said. Here is a...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    March 19, 2020

Updates offered on covid-impacts, information

The covid-19 is "the news" for the moment, with the disease spreading around the world and across Washington state. There's lots of information to digest. In coming days, The Eagle will add a covid-19 page to its website to do our best to keep our...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 23, 2020

Slide cuts SR 4 on KM Mountain

SR 4 will be closed for an undetermined time because of a landslide blocking the highway near the eastern base of KM Mountain. The slide occurred late Thursday afternoon, dumping debris over a...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 16, 2020

Hull Creek Road closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 for culvert replacement

Hull Creek Road will be closed for up to 12 hours Wednesday, Jan. 22, for emergency repair of a culvert. "The Honey Creek 4' culvert is a threat of immanent failure due to the bottom of the culvert deteriorating and allowing the creek water to erode...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    August 15, 2019

Sheriff's office seek public's help in catching thieves

The Skamokawa Resort was burglarized Wednesday night, and the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in catching the thieves. Here are the early details: Around 11:30 pm Wednesday night, Aug. 14th, the store was broken...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 16, 2019

Filing for political office is underway

By Eagle Staff Ten candidates had filed for nine offices open for election in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday evening. There are currently 22 offices open for election. Anne Cruser of Kalama, incumbent, filed for Judge Position 2 in the Court of...

 

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