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Articles from the January 6, 2022 edition

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The rain came

The rain came; the snow melted and the waters rose. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

2022 Eagle Poetry Corner

In December, The Eagle invited local poets to submit poems for our Annual Poetry Corner to start the new year. Thanks, poets, and enjoy! Upside Down When you think of sitting in a chair You think of sitting on your derriere. Maybe putting up your...

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    January 6, 2022

2022 Washington legislative session now underway

The 2022 session of the Washington State Legislature opened Jan. 10 with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide help with childcare, housing, and mental health support and mitigate the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 6, 2022

Commissioners considering epidemiologist, discuss hunting seasons with WDFW

Wahkiakum County commissioners gave tentative approval of adding an epidemiologist to the county health department staff and discussed hunting seasons and wildlife herd issues with regional state fish and wildlife officials when they met Tuesday....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 6, 2022

Council takes look at waterfront park, learns of resignation

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council took a first look at the possible development of a waterfront park at the mouth of Birnie Creek when they met Monday. The council also gave initial approval to am...

 

Wahkiakum PUD starts disconnects

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners agreed to move forward with disconnects, heard about the PUD’s response during the recent freezing and snowy weather, and approved a cost of living adjustment for the new general manager....

 

SR 4 modification makes it less safe

To The Eagle: I attended school at George Washington Elementary in White Plains, New York from 1940 through 1944. The school was only about five blocks from my house, but it was on the other side of the Mamaroneck Parkway, a four lane divided...

 

Resident thankful for local departments

To The Eagle: On a positive note, I would like to echo other comments of appreciation for our local PUD and our county road department. Compared to other areas on both sides of “the river,” they shine when the going gets dicey. Thank you again....

 

Some opinions do not bear repeating

To The Eagle: A contributor’s recent new batch of nonsense makes it clear that some opinions definitely do not bear repeating, yet keep popping up from the muck like poisonous mushrooms. We are being trolled again with “masks do not work,...

 

Winter Warmth drive continues through Jan

MELTING--As I begin this column, we still have plenty of snow on the ground in West Valley, with a layer of ice on top, but we are also seeing some raindrops, so the hope is that we see green grass soon. Of course, we are also hoping for some rather...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Snow seems to be the word for the New Year! Nine days of snow is overboard a bit. It sure was fun for kids out of school and many off work at home with kids and grandkids. There's another slide on SR...

 

Comet's Corner

Naselle/Grays River Valley School District’s Mission Statement says: “Our mission is to create a caring educational environment where relevant life-long learning is promoted, citizenship is honored, and each student is inspired to excel.” In...

 

Lions Club offering equipment for elderly

I became a great big fan of the Lions Club in early November. I found myself in a bit of a bind, unable to travel too far, and looking at a long wait for an online order. I needed a wheelchair and I...

 

Trish Shroyer

Patricia “Trish” Shroyer, 65, died December 13, 2021 at her home in Cathlamet, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Long Beach, California on March 7,1956, Trish graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver Wa in 1974, where...

 

Marilyn Wilt

Marilyn Kay Wilt, former Cathlamet resident, died December 17, 2021 in Longview. She was born December 20, 1951. She was raised in Skamokawa and attended school in Skamokawa and Cathlamet. She married Ron Wilt in 1974. She commercial fished with her...

 

COVID-19 vaccine information available online in 40 languages

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) now has COVID-19 vaccine information available online in 40 languages. The new webpages include information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine, safety and effectiveness, vaccine requirements, school and...

 

The all new 101.5 The Blitz is on the air

After nearly eight weeks of playing Christmas Music, 101.5 has officially become “Solid Rock, The All New 101.5 The Blitz.” The Blitz General Manager/Program Director John Paul said, “We’ve been hearing from people who are unhappy with all...

 

New reading challenges available at the library

Cathlamet Public Library is just finishing Beanstack reading challenges for 2021, and winners of the adult challenge prizes will be notified soon. "New Horizons" is the theme of the new Winter challenges being launched for the new year, from January...

 

Lions Club names Students of Month

Wahkiakum Lions Club reports that with the sports activities and other scholastic challenges that students are involved in, it is difficult to find a time to be able to meet with them. Kassandra Hongel is the Lions Club October Student of The Month....

 

Introduction to Bigleaf Maple Sugaring webinar offered

Bigleaf maple syrup is delicious with a unique flavor that is arguably better than the syrup produced from sugar maples in the northeast. Hobbyists have been producing bigleaf maple syrup for years for personal enjoyment, and this high-value syrup...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 6, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 26 — 8:30 a.m. A power outage was reported in the Skamokawa area. The Cathlamet Fire Department...

 

Covid-19 update

Six new cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County this week, with five on Monday, and one on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative total to 270 cases, with seven considered potentially active. According to the Washington Department of Health,...

 

Lady Mules go cold in loss to Union High

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team traveled to Camas to take on a 4A Union High School team. They lost 50-43, bringing their overall record to 7-4. “We scheduled a game pretty last minute,” Coach Rob Garrett said. “We...

 

Mules fall Loggers in 70-43 league win

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team beat Onalaska at home on Tuesday 70-43 to bring their overall record to 5-4. "You can tell we had a little rust from the break," Coach...

 

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