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Articles from the February 7, 2019 edition

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Officers seize animals at Island farm

At 7 a.m. on Monday morning, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for animal neglect and animal cruelty at Angel Wings Pet Sanctuary on Puget Island, which is owned and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 7, 2019

Measles outbreak misses Wahkiakum; vaccinations needed

The measles outbreak affecting the Portland-Vancouver area hasn't hit Wahkiakum County, yet. As of Sunday, 51 cases of the highly contagious disease had been diagnosed in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. So far, there have been none locally, Chris...

 

Officials discuss combining port districts

Last week, commissioners from Wahkiakum County Port Districts 1 and 2 met to discuss the pros and cons of consolidating, entering into an inter-local agreement to share services, or remaining as they are. Several community members were in attendance....

 

Wahkiakum weather

We love our weather, as evidenced this past week. Wednesday's sunset, above, photographed by Frans Eykel, and Thursday's blooming daffodils, photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Let's update our immigration laws

To The Eagle: I’ve been thinking about immigration a lot these days. Here I sit in my nice house on Sunday morning looking at the lovely view I have of ‘my’ valley, thinking about the Indians who lived here first. I think I’m an immigrant,...

 

Democrats support 3rd trimester abortion

To The Eagle: In the perennial pursuit to promulgate a Progressive Utopian Paradise (PUP), Governor Cuomo of New York has signed into law legislation enabling third trimester abortion up to actual live birth and in some cases beyond, as one formless...

 

Human actions may destroy spring chinook

Once spring-run chinook salmon disappear, they are not likely to re-emerge, indicates genetic analysis of the revered wild fish in a study led by the University of California, Davis. Prompt conservation action could preserve spring-run chinook, as...

 

PUD commission covers strategic issues

There was a lot to talk about at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Dennis Reid brought up two issues during open discussion. He suggested that they do away with the resolutions regarding salary...

 

Town rates increase

Cathlamet residents may have noticed that their water and sewer bill increased this month. During a meeting to discuss details for a job announcement at the Town of Cathlamet last Wednesday, acting Treasurer Sylvia Costich reminded the town council...

 

Flea market to be held at Fairgrounds Saturday

WEATHER--Temperatures dropped on Sunday night and by Monday morning, we had a slight trace of snow/ice on the lawn, but that little bit was gone by eleven so we certainly didn't get any big snow storm, which was fine by me! People in higher...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget...

 

Author Peter Rock featured at LCC

Lower Columbia College has announced that Peter Rock will be featured at the February 27 Northwest Voices event in Longview. First, the author will provide a screening of Leave No Trace, a film based on his book My Abandonment, from 3-5:00 p.m., in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 7, 2019

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a wide variety of business at their Tuesday meeting, including having discussions on changes to ferry rates and use of the vacant Johnson House as a rental residence. Ferry patrons have complained about the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

[Editor's note: This column has been corrected: The initial version of this article incorrectly stated that the Naselle Lutheran Church had closed; the Naselle Congregational Church has in fact disbanded its congregation and passed its property to...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 7, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 28 — 9:46 a.m. A caller reported two dogs in the middle of SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 10:27 a.m. The...

 

In Their Footsteps: Five common Birds of Astoria

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Five Common Birds of Astoria with Barbara Linnett will be held Sunday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m. This presentation is part of...

 

Coast Community Radio slated for Feb 26 Fort George benefit

“My name is Susan Peterson from Coast Community Radio, Community is our middle name!” As the Development Director, this is her favorite way to introduce the stations of Coast Community Radio. Fort George Brewery and Pub has selected KMUN as their...

 

Hollywood Awards Night 2019

The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, has announced the premier of Hollywood's biggest night in Astoria to be held February 24 at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. Superstar guests will walk the red carpet into the historic theater....

 

Community Home Health & Hospice awarded CHAP accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced January 23 that Community Home Health & Hospice has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Community Home...

 

Vernon Olson

Vernon G. Olson, 91, of Cathlamet (Puget Island) died on January 28, 2019 at St. John Medical Center in Longview. He was born in Longview on September 19, 1927 to Selmar “Sam” and Hilda (Nordine) Olson. The family moved from Ryderwood to Cathlame...

 

New Main Street shop filled with creations

Angie Whitehead has opened a little shop on Main Street in Cathlamet, where she sells lovely and fun handmade decorative items. Whitehead and her two sisters, Daria and Donna, have filled the shop...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Despite the cold temperatures, Wahkiakum is staying busy. It’s a good time to focus on what you want for the year. How will you make each day count? What will you learn? What can you teach others? Before the hibernation is over, set your...

 

Quake response plan recommended for schools

• Lawmakers propose bill to plan for future catastrophic events in the state • Bill to prepare public schools for catastrophic emergencies • Plan may provide more resources to schools in the case of an emergency By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia...

 

Museum sports new heating/cooling system

The Wahkiakum County Museum has installed a new ductless heating and cooling system with air conditioner/heat pump units and a WiFi control module. The new system will not only provide improved comfort for visitors and staff, but also produce drier...

 

WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2019-20 hunting seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. From Jan. 23 through Feb. 13, WDFW will accept written comments from the public to help finalize hunting...

 

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