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Articles from the February 4, 2021 edition

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 By Andrew Weiler    News    February 4, 2021

Council okays street dining; debates wastewater covid testing

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council voted to approve The Spar restaurant’s right-of-way permit which enables the owner to begin construction of a temporary outdoor dining space in two adjoined parking spots on Main St. On Wednesday,...

 

Elk herd

A herd of elk recently explored a pasture at the Burkhalter Dairy. Photo by Karen Bertroch....

 

PUD commission continues discussion for manager's successor

With General Manager Dave Tramblie’s resignation on the table, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners wondered Tuesday whether they should limit candidates for a successor to strictly in-house or consider a broader search. “I think this...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 4, 2021

Commissioners open rock & asphalt bids; okay capital projects list

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through their meeting this week, with highlights including consideration of the Capital Improvements Projects List and opening bids for rock and asphalt products for road maintenance projects. The Capital...

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    February 4, 2021

State on track to allow schools to waive graduation requirements

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements may well get some help from lawmakers. The state House of...

 

Black History Month: Meet Juan Garrido

Editor's note: I've long felt that there's a tremendous lack in our educational system about the contributions of African Americans to the development of the United States. Knowing that former Puget Island resident Theron Hobbs, Jr., has written on...

 

It's time to get back to the real world

To The Eagle: Who cares what President Biden does with his paycheck. So Mr. Trump donated his presidential salary of $400,000. So what. That’s a drop in the bucket. According to the New York Times, Trump raised $255.4 million in the eight weeks...

 

Nation sorely challenged in the coming years

To The Eagle: The radical left has succeeded in ruining our elections, and all of us, republicans and democrats will reap the “rewards.” The nation is sorely challenged in the coming years and with the low intelligence of an ever increasing...

 

Covid-19 update

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that six more Wahkiakum County residents had tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total to 81. Of those, 16 are considered active. When Washington State went into shut down in March...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    February 4, 2021

Bill would ban open-carry at protests

A proposed ban on open-carry weapons during public demonstrations sparked a heated debate on whether the bill unreasonably restricts the Second Amendment to secure the protections of the First. The Senate Law & Justice Committee voted Jan. 28 to...

 

Get ready for Valentine's Day

SOGGY--As this week begins, it's definitely a cloudy, drippy and dreary day, which might be the forecast for most of the week, while the weekend is looking a little nicer, but then, we all know how these forecasts can change on a dime. One can hope...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful January. I am sad to say that Valentine's Bingo has been canceled. I will let you know next week if we are able to have a flea market or not. The fair board is pushing forward with the...

 

How to: When to plant your garden

On February 9 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Carolyn Winchell will present a free on-line class on when to plant your garden, and ways to safely plant summer vegetable plants earlier. No need to register, just pop in. Connection...

 

$25.8 billion transportation package would hike gas tax 18 cents

Washington drivers will pay an extra 18 cents per gallon in gas taxes if a new 16-year, $25.8 billion transportation package backed by House Democrats is approved. The gas tax includes a 3 cent tax increase on diesel as well as a 1% increase on...

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    February 4, 2021

Lawmakers push competing covid bills

Relief for renters, schools, public health agencies and small businesses is rushing through the state Legislature, with the hope relief can reach people by the end of February. Two COVID-19 relief plans are competing for approval, one by Republicans...

 

Local jury trials to resume

Wahkiakum County Courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state and local officials to ensure the health and safety of those using the court system. Jury trials will...

 

Sheriff's Report; February 4, 2021

January 24 — 4:05 p.m. The resident of a Cathlamet apartment building said her neighbor was knocking on the wall again. She did not want a deputy to respond, she just wanted the information to be logged. 5:15 p.m. A vehicle went off SR 4 in the...

 

Leo Saari

Leo Donald Saari, 90, of Naselle, WA died peacefully at his home on January 28, 2021. He was born on February 11,1930 to Wilho and Aili Saari. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary,...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has released the list of 2nd quarter honorees. 8th grade: 4.0- Alaina Nakonsky and Montana Stephens. Phillip Goldinov, Kavi Welker and Savannah Ellis. 7th grade: 4.0- Josiah Garrett, Evelyn Hogue and Parker Leitz....

 

Tax forms available at library

Booklets containing 1040 and 1040-SR tax forms, Schedules 1 through 3, and Schedule LEP (request for change in language preference) for 2020 have been delivered to the Cathlamet Public Library. Detailed instruction booklets for the forms have not...

 

PCA membership drive now in progress

Submitted by Suzanne Holmes President, Pioneer Community Association Perseverance is persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Over the years of seemingly never-ending projects, there is no single word that bett...

 

CWCOG announces business forum series

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) will conduct a series of business forums over the course of the year, focusing on recovery and resilience for businesses in the region. Forums will generally cover updates on grant and loan...

 

VFW post honors student essayists, teacher Don Cox

Submitted by VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 Photos courtesy of Nicci Reese On January 27 and 28, Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post 5297 presented certificates and cash awards to winners of the 2020...

 

Animal advocates' food drive is very successful

A pet food drive at the Puget Island Fire Station on Saturday was more successful than the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) volunteers could have imagined. So successful that their next pet...

 

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