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Articles from the February 10, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    February 10, 2022

School levy passing in first count of votes

The Wahkiakum School District's four-year, $997,000 program and operations levy was passing when votes were counted Tuesday evening. The margin was close, 610 yes, 575 no, an approval rate of 51.48...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 10, 2022

County, Port 1 talk about funding, future of County Line Park

Local officials are asking each other how committed they are to maintaining County Line Park. The park, located on the Columbia at the meeting of Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties, lies on land owned by...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 10, 2022

Town council welcomes new member, hears two requests

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council heard two special requests, welcomed a new member, and heard presentations from two parties when they met Monday. Mayor David Olson also announced that because of a "health scare," the town hall office would be...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 10, 2022

Mark Howie announces he'll run again for sheriff

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie went to Facebook Tuesday to announce he'll seek re-election as county sheriff. Here is his statement: "There has been much speculation about whether I am retiring at the end of this year or running another term,...

 

Gerrymandering is voter discrimination

To The Eagle: While the National Democratic Redistricting Committee called for a “Fair Districts Pledge” to “commit to restoring fairness to our democracy,” these politicians have instead adopted Oscar Wilde's trope that “the only way to ge...

 

Volunteers thank local donors

To The Eagle: Thank you to our generous donors and RM38 for their donations for our Warm Winter Clothing Drive. Our 2-day event was a huge success. Puget Island Fire Auxiliary Sherrill Bollen & Liz Beutler...

 

Not rocket science, reproductive science

To The Eagle: It's kind of sad when education comes up against those that see Jesus on a piece of toast. Human development comes in a series of stages ending with a baby once the fetus is born and breathing. Until then, starting with a blastocyst...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In recent articles about stream erosion issues in Skamokawa's East Valley, Marshall Stow was misidentified as Marshall Snow. In a story last week about a mock trial at Wahkiakum High School, Adriana Ashe was attributed with a comment that was...

 

County provides varied services for the homeless

Are you homeless or living in substandard housing? Wahkiakum Health and Human Services would like to hear from you on February 24 when they participate in a nationwide event called the Point-in-Time count. Why? The U.S. Department of Housing and...

 

Covid-19 update

Four new covid-19 cases in the past week brought Wahkiakum County’s cumulative number of cases to 301, with 19 considered active. The number of reported hospitalizations has risen to 21, and deaths attributed to the virus stands at five. The...

 

WHS FFA, CTE busy with service, study of trades

Submitted by Lilian Hale These are some of the events that the Wahkiakum High School FFA chapter and CTE class students have accomplished over the last few months. Photo 1: When we had the recent...

 

Flea market and bingo on Saturday

MIXED--As we began this week, it was freezing cold and super foggy, but then the sun came out on Sunday. I think everyone was outside and enjoying those rays but then came Monday morning and in West Valley, we were socked back in with that thick, dam...

 

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....

 

Aging & Disabilities Advisory Council is recruiting members from Wahkiakum County

Aging & Disabilities Advisory Council is recruiting members from Wahkiakum County The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), is a multi-service public agency helping older adults and adults with disabilities remain in...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin' Please get out of the...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 10, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 30 — 9:53 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home to aid an individual who had...

 

Comets start districts on Friday

The Naselle Comets basketball teams will begin postseason play on Friday. The girls start the District 4 1B tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. at home against the winner of a February 9 game between Three Rivers Christian and Washington School for the...

 

Crab feed set for February 19

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites the public to get Crabby at their 36th Annual Crab & Oyster Feed to be held Saturday, February 19. The event will take place at the Columbia River Ranch, 381 W. Birnie Slough Road, Cathlamet. Tickets are $40...

 

Library now has income tax forms and Northstar Digital Learning

Just in at the library to give away are 1040 and 1040 SR income tax forms, and instruction booklets for them. Also new is an online program to learn about technology. Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on...

 

First 2022 Wahkiakum Outdoors session set for February 19

The “Wahkiakum Outdoors” program is on tap again this month. The series of presentations is sponsored by the Wahkiakum Marine Resources Committee. Their first presentation in 2022 will be focused on “Rearing and Release of Ring-necked...

 

Robotics team goes to State

Submitted by Ron Wright We embarked last Saturday morning on what turned out to be a multi-phased adventure. Our first challenge was to complete a virtual judging session from our parked cars at our...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced their honor roll. The following students made the grade: 8th grade- 4.0-3.2--These two students received 4.0: Josiah Garrett and Parker Leitz. Jason Bachmeier, Evelyn Hogue, Rylie Wills, Ruth Goldinov,...

 

4-H Tech Changemakers teach this Monday

Wahkiakum 4-H teens will instruct adults on email, phone and other technology skills this Monday, February 14, at 4 p.m. in the River Street Meeting Room in Cathlamet. This is rescheduled from the originally planned date of Saturday, February 12....

 

KMUN has made changes in the News Department

If you've tuned into KMUN over the past 20 years, then you've likely heard the voice of Joanne Rideout, who is often recognized in public as soon as she opens her mouth. After nearly 20 years at...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    February 10, 2022

Police restraint gets House bill clarification

Mental health victims and juveniles can be restrained by law enforcement when responding to requests for assistance from crisis responders. That is the thrust of House Bill 1735, which passed the state House with a 90-5 vote and went to the Senate...

 

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