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Articles from the January 14, 2021 edition

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Sea lion follows high water to Grays River

It was an unlikely sight for motorists on SR 4, when an errant Steller sea lion was seen testing out his land legs Jan. 6 while taking a walk on the highway in the Grays River area. The sea lion was...

 

Local woman recounts experience with covid

Kellie Mendez had been staying at a friend's house when she developed a headache on December 12, but she didn't give it too much thought. There isn't anything too unusual about a headache. But when...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2021

Rains flood SR 4, county roads

Wahkiakum County commissioners dealt with the impacts January's heavy rain when they met Tuesday. The board voted to declare a state of emergency to allow fast track repair of a failing culvert on Salmon Creek Road. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County had risen to 64, with 12 considered active. Three had been hospitalized, and 1,110 tests had been conducted so far, according to the Washington Department of Health....

 

There is no choice: Impeach him again

We lost two more this week. Subscribers, that is, upset with my choice to run articles from the Associated Press detailing the lies and deceitful statements of President Donald Trump and his supporters. We saw the results of those lies last week...

 

Here are suggestions for a new direction

To The Eagle: The November election brought out record numbers who made their choice known. Biden-Harris won decisively. Biden said he’d be inclusive in his term, which I hope he can be, to get away from the sharp divide. Will, we the people, give...

 

Corporations say we're insignificant

To The Eagle: For years I purchased my prescription drugs from our Cathlamet pharmacy, obviously a local business. When I went to fill a prescription last week, the pharmacist warned me that our Cathlamet pharmacy was no longer considered eligible...

 

May the purge be with you

To The Eagle: I saw a movie where Comrades greeted each other saying "May the force be with you." Comrades in our government must have seen it too. But their greeting is now "May the purge be with you." I seem to recall hearing about other...

 

Politics a barrel of laughs

To The Eagle: My, how quickly things change. For the past four years, McConnell, Graham, Cruz and many other politicos have been waxing poetic about Donald Trump. Of a sudden it seems, fueled by what appears to have been a botched coup attempt or at...

 

A gift we can all use

To The Eagle: There is goodness and beauty all around us, yet we grow accustomed to it and sometimes fail to notice or feel gratitude. That is why I wish to extend my thanks to The Wahkiakum County Eagle for setting aside a full page each January to...

 

Credit and kudos to local health officials

To The Eagle: Miracles abound in Wahkiakum County. My wife and I got our Coronavirus vaccine shots on January 11, 2021, one year to the day after the first covid death was reported by China, and 10 days prior to the anniversary of the first reported...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 14, 2021

Restaurants work to serve meals outdoors

Local restaurant owners are eager to reopen and are developing outdoor solutions, but the question remains whether outdoor dining will happen in Wahkiakum County. Abiding by state and local...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    January 14, 2021

Policing, racial injustice, governor's power on Legislative agenda

This year's legislature won't just be about numbers and budgets: it will explore social inequities, the proper role of policing and just how much authority the governor is due. Gov. Jay Inslee said his budget proposal specifies funds for marginalized...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    January 14, 2021

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony

A proposed ban on the use of chokeholds, unleashed K-9 dogs and other use-of-force tactics by law enforcement is just the beginning of an effort by several state lawmakers to address police violence and its impact on marginalized communities. If...

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    January 14, 2021

Covid relief tops state budget priority list

Desperately needed covid-19 relief is a top priority for this year's Legislature, and Republicans and Democrats generally agree it will be necessary to get that aid out as soon as possible. The parties are split, however, when it comes to increasing...

 

Time to get the hip waders out?

NICE, THEN SOGGY--It was certainly nice to enjoy some sunshine this last Friday and Saturday, as it was a much needed break that gave the high waters time to recede and gave all the outdoor lovers a time to stroll or bike in some dry conditions,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

LCC online winter lecture series offered

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced the line-up for the Winter 2021 Community Conversations lecture series. LCC's free, online, weekly lecture series focuses on a different theme each quarter. This quarter's theme is "Get the Message."...

 

WSU On-line Workshop: Writing a Will

On January 19 at noon, Attorney Chris Roubicek, of Castle Rock, will address the importance of having a will. A will is a legal document that allows you, not the Washington legislature, to determine where your estate will go. Wills are necessary for...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office; hope everyone had a great new year. Thanks to everyone who donated their time in the first Christmas lighting at the fairgrounds; it was a huge success. Also, thank you to all of you who came out and drove through....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rain and Boredom Wahkiakum County is one of the rainiest places in the nation with an annual accumulation of over 94 inches compared with the national average of 38 inches of rain annually. There are on average 126 sunny days per year in Wahkiakum...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 14, 2021

January 3 — 10:32 a.m. A caller reported that a man in a trench coat was holding two men at gunpoint at an address on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. Deputies, state patrol, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers responded. An...

 

VFW honors local emergency responders

Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United State selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive Public Servant Awards. Local VFW Posts submit a...

 

PUD Commissioner Gene Healy takes oath of office

Gene Healy took the oath of office on December 15, 2020, to begin another six-year term as District #1 commissioner for the Public Utility District of Wahkiakum County. Healy, a native of Wahkiakum...

 

Library offers five mobile hotspots through CARES act

Washington State Library (WSL) announced that Cathlamet Public Library was selected to receive a $2,000 grant to advance digital equity in Wahkiakum County. Provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the...

 

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