Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition

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First responders practice extrications

By Diana Zimmerman There were 43 volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics from all five Wahkiakum County Fire Districts at Hancock Sort Yard last Thursday, making their way through four drill stat...

 

Classified employees seek new contract

Classified staff at Wahkiakum School District have been without a contract since August, and with negotiations at a standstill, mediation is scheduled for their next meeting in February. “We’ve had...

 

Busy school board hears wage request, other varied reports

There was a full house at Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting January 17, with classified employees in attendance in support of ongoing negotiations, people preparing to give...

 

Legislative committee plans ferry funding

Wahkiakum County commissioners met with Representative Jake Fey of the State House Transportation Committee for a few minutes on Friday afternoon via Zoom to talk about ferry funding. Beth Redfield...

 

Lady Mules post 2 wins

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team got back on track this week with two wins, bringing their record to 6-6 and fifth place in the Central 2B league. They got things started with a nail biter...

 

Mules defeat Kalama, fall to Toutle Lake

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team continues its winning ways despite a little hiccup last Wednesday, which they quickly shook off, turning around to beat the next team the following night....

 

WDFW seeks comment on smelt management plan

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking public comment on an environmental analysis of a plan to manage eulachon – commonly known as smelt – in the Columbia River basin. Eulachon are a small forage fish that range from Cal...

 

Fox News seized occasion to cultivate disinformation

To The Eagle: On Jan. 9th the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, studying the possible effects indoor gas cooking stoves might be having on air quality and health in homes, suggested that “stricter regulation of new gas stoves” might be in ord...

 

Alternative to speed humps suggested

To The Eagle: Regarding speed limits, the council and mayor might consider painting the roads instead of speed humps. There have been multiple studies and reports demonstrating that public art decreases traffic accidents and speed between 17% to...

 

She will not be brainwashed into watching fake news

To The Eagle: Last year April 2022, AT&T DirecTV shut down my favorite news channel OAN. Just recently midnight Jan 25 they shut down another news channel Newsmax. Quote from Newsmax: “DirecTV pays cable license fees to all top 75 cable channels a...

 

Cathlamet does not need a town manager

To The Eagle: The last thing Cathlamet needs is a town manager. In my experience, this conversation arises because council members (or former members) seek to distract a mayor they disagree with, even though the idea is unrealistic. For one thing,...

 

Coast Guard rescues man near Puget Island

On January 21 United States Coast Guard crews rescued a man near Puget Island in the Columbia River after his hunting kayak capsized around 11:30 a.m. A person on shore called 911 after seeing the man in the water. They noted the man was wearing a...

 
 By Renee Diaz    News    February 2, 2023

Constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights stirs support, protest

Mary Le Nguyen stood in front of a group of 70 abortion-rights activists on the Capitol steps for a "reproductive freedom rally" in early January and she shared her personal story of being a survivor...

 
 By Renee Diaz    News    February 2, 2023

Effort to make roads safer has bipartisan support

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and Gov. Jay Inslee say they are backing a package of new laws aimed at protecting workers, pedestrians and commuters. New bills would include reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit for operating a...

 

Play Valentine Bingo at fairgrounds Saturday

COLD START--This week is beginning rather nippy, as this Sunday morning saw temps in the mid-20s and that’s plenty cold enough for me! The blue sky and sunshine that came along with it was very nice though, and truly made the thick, white frost s...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Wahkiakum Fire District 3 Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Youth Camp News: A letter to DNR dated November 2022 was shared with me last week written by our State Senator and both State Representatives. It stated: "We believe the (our) recommendation should in...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 2, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 23 — 8:24 a.m. A caller said a man and woman were walking up and down Elochoman Valley Road harassing nei...

 

Debra Gail Mobley

Debra Gail Mobley died from ALS at home in Kelso, Washington on 01/17/2023 at age 66. She was born March 8, 1956 to Walter and Janet Ivanoff at Larson Air Force base in Moses Lake, Washington. The family lived in Grays River, Washington during her ea...

 

Dennis Wallace

Dennis E. Wallace, 75, of Longview, died December 20, 2022. He graduated from Naselle High School in 1966, served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and was the founder of Cowlitz River Rigging, Longview. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on...

 

SW WA SkillsUSA Robotics Tourney results announced

Submitted by Ron Wright Last Thursday afternoon teams from Naselle-Grays River Valley and Wahkiakum school districts traveled to Ilwaco to compete with teams from Ocean Beach SD for the right to repre...

 

THE WARDENS concert set for February 18

The Clatskanie Arts Commission presents THE WARDENS, Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m., at Birkenfeld Theatre at the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 S. Nehalem, Clatskanie. The Wardens, The Rocky Mountain-based band, share with their audience stories,...

 

Robotics teams compete at state level

Submitted by Ron Wright Our team left Wahkiakum High School at 7:30 a.m., Friday morning for its trip to the State First Tech Challenge robotics tourney at the Doppler Building in downtown Seattle. Ou...

 

New February reading challenge at Cathlamet Public Library announced

Fall in love with reading this February! Cathlamet Public Library would like community members to show their appreciation for reading and for each other by participating in this online challenge, sponsored by Beanstack. The challenge runs from...

 

WSU beekeepers workshops offered

WSU Extension Service will hold Beekeeper Workshops on February 13, 20, 27 and March 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements,...

 

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