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Articles from the January 13, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Heavy rain releases torrents of water

A day of heavy rainfall last week has left Wahkiakum County residents dealing with flooding and other storm related incidents. Heavy rain arrived last Wednesday and kept coming into Thursday, melting...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Commissioners okay subdivision, hear epidemiologist concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a short plat for a 33-residential lot development outside Cathlamet and heard a variety of concerns about a proposal to hire an epidemiologist when they met Tuesday. The development will lie on pasture land...

 

Covid-19 update

Friday update: On Thursday, Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services reported four more case for county residents, bringing the total to 280. Fifteen are considered active. ----------- Six more cases of covid-19 were reported this week, with five...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    January 13, 2022

Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help with access to laun...

 

Inslee calls for swift action on housing, homelessness, climate change

Immediate action must be taken to address climate change, the housing crisis, transportation, and education, Gov. Jay Inslee said in his annual State of the State address Jan. 11. “We face a variety and dimension of demands greater than ever as we...

 

Lawmakers propose Women's Suffrage Day

Women fought a decades-long battle for the right to vote, and now lawmakers want to memorialize the crusade by designating March 22 Women’s Suffrage Day. The 19th Amendment, prohibiting voting discrimination on the basis of sex, was passed over a...

 

Star Program ends another season

To The Eagle: The Star Program of Wahkiakum is finished with the 2021 season. We are happy to report that with all the donations, the star placement locations, and the help of the great people of Wahkiakum County, it was another successful year. We...

 

What divides us

To The Eagle: I don’t dislike you because we have differences of opinion about national policy or because you vote Republican and I vote Democrat. No. I dislike you because you don’t accept truth and facts that don’t conform to your perception...

 

Writer fearful for future of democracy

To The Eagle: Something in last week's paper jumped out at me. Well, three things actually. Number 1: It's nice that the overseer of the PUD gets his 5% raise. Like the rest of us on SS that will help a little with the 5% inflation rate. Following...

 

Not all countries possess a constitution

To The Eagle: Not every country possesses a single, written constitution, and some countries possess them in quirky forms. Nonetheless, these countries remain some of the most free and democratic in the world. Australia’s 1901 constitution lacks wh...

 

Epidemiologist seems counterproductive

To The Eagle: The latest entree in The Eagle's "dueling headlines" opines that some opinions shouldn't be repeated. The letter then goes on to attack several observations about the ineffectiveness of, and hazards caused by, masks. These observations...

 

Who are the actual freeloaders?

To The Eagle: Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Elon Musk: “Let’s change the rigged tax so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” in which Elon responded “If you opened your eyes for 2...

 

The Grinch that stole the community center

To The Eagle: According to Town of Cathlamet Mission Statement: "Cathlamet is committed to providing credible leadership and quality services to the community through transparency of its processes, good stewardship of public resources, respect for...

 

Public Servant Law Enforcement Award

On Jan. 5, Raedyn Grasseth, left, was presented the Public Servant Law Enforcement Award by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 Commander Bill Tawater, right. According to Wahkiakum County...

 

WDFW approves seven days of razor clam digging during evening low tides beginning January 14

Razor clam devotees can make their way to coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Jan. 14 through Jan. 20. “Even though it was...

 

Learn computer skills free from 4-H Tech ChangeMakers

Local 4-H teens are offering free training for area adults interested in gaining new skills in technology. 4-H teens will teach an introductory session in Cathlamet at the River Street Meeting room, 25 River Street, on Saturday, January 29, noon to...

 

19th District lawmakers to host Virtual Town Hall meeting, Jan. 15

Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire, and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Those who would like to participate must register in advance for the...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center will host a free Legal Clinic on Friday January 21 at 2 p.m. in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: January

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account)--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android:...

 

Death Notice for Maxine Ondricek

Maxine Eloise Ondricek died December 27, 2021 at home in Cathlamet. She was born in Yerrington, Nevada on March 4,1935. She is survived by a daughter, Lyda Ondricek. A private burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet with Dowling...

 

County urges people to report storm damage

NASTY WEATHER--I wrote last week that the rains were coming and that I had hoped we wouldn't get hit too hard, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. Sadly, our area and most of our state, simply got hammered with the relentless rainfall that melted...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

We deal with flooding Stream Sense "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink," is from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." The recent flooding brought to mind...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 13, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 3 — 1:51 a.m. A caller reported several large boulders in both lanes of SR 4 a mile west of County...

 

Mules beat Spartans with 2nd half surge

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team spent more time on the road to Forks than they did on the Spartan home court on Monday, but they made the trip count, coming home with a win, 60-52. “I don’t know the exact time frame we were on the bus,...

 

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