Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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Crab feed tops out with 500 diners

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce's 37th annual Crab and Oyster Feed at Columbia River Ranch was a big success, according to Chamber Director Monica Budd. "Everybody loved it more than last year,"...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    February 23, 2023

Joseph Baker appointed to fill council vacancy

The Town of Cathlamet has a new council member. After interviewing applicants Kaden Anderson, Joseph Baker, Holly McKeen, and Michael Severson, the council voted 3-1 to appoint Baker to the vacant Position #3. Council member Laurel Waller cast the...

 

She's the first

Mule Wrestler Lilian Hale became the first female Wahkiakum Mule wrestler to place in the state tournament. Hale, a junior, took sixth place at 155 at the Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome over the...

 

PUD commission discusses potential impacts of regional issues

Much of the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday was spent talking about how decisions made by Bonneville Power Administration and the state could potentially affect the district in the future. General Manager Dan Kay said...

 

Ignore arguments devoid of nuance

To The Eagle: A writer’s list submitted last week emphatically stated it contained the “facts” about social security. With respect to the writer, an easy, quick fact-check shows that everything on the list is either demonstrably false or a...

 

Not education, but political indoctrination

To The Eagle: The expression ‘stay woke’ has been used by Black folks since the 1920's, urging people of color to stay aware and vigilant against racial discrimination. The subsequent Civil Rights movement fostered cross-cultural awareness of...

 

Shut down all CCP operations in the US

To The Eage: Has the Longview TDN or CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC reported that LA and NYC permit CCP (Chinese Communist Party) police stations into their cities? Why on earth would LA and NYC allow CCP police stations on USA soil? If they exist in LA and...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Mule basketball player Zakk Carlson was misidentified in a recent photo caption. He is now wearing the number 4 jersey....

 
 By Renee Diaz    News    February 23, 2023

Advocates press for highly capable testing

School districts should be required to test all students to see if they qualify for more challenging classes. That is the message behind Substitute Senate Bill 5072, proposed by T’wina Nobles, D-Fircrest. It requires districts to screen all...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 23, 2023

Commissioners fill diking district vacancy

In a meeting that lasted just over 10 minutes, Wahkiakum County commissioners appointed Puget Island resident Mark Hoover to fill a vacancy on the board of commissioners of Diking District No. 1. Besides that, they approved previous meeting minutes,...

 

Exercise with music at Grange on Saturday

GETTING PREPARED--As this week starts, it’s a drippy day in the 40s but according to forecasters, we are in for some very cold days, so I hope you were ready to bundle up and keep warm somehow. Whenever we see temperatures in the 20s forecast,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board, 961 12th Ave, Longview, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Newspapers: I highly value our Eagle newspaper. It is one of the few small-town papers still in existence. We have become a society that reads "electronic" news. This illustrates our addiction to...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 23, 2023

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 13 — 12:34 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle dropped off two people by the bathrooms at Vista...

 

Ken Florek

May 14, 1962 - February 2, 2023 Ken passed away on February 2, 2023 after a long battle with juvenile diabetes. Ken was a husband, dad, son, brother, and uncle who loved his family. He was a quiet...

 

Ron Horman

Ronald "Ron" E. Horman, 88, longtime Puget Island resident, passed away at Hospice with family by his side, on February 7, 2023. He was born June 19, 1934 to Edwin and Mildred (Baker) Horman. He gradu...

 

Death Notice for Dan Bardsley

Longtime community leader and law enforcement officer, Daniel Lee Bardsley, died February 18, 2003 at his home in Cathlamet. A private family memorial will be held and a public celebration of life will be announced later. A full obituary will be...

 

West honored

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has honored Nicholas West, of Cathlamet, who took part in the Minnesota Private College Council's Scholars at the Capitol event recently. Students from...

 

Celebrate CSA Week

Tall Timbers Farm joins other CSA farmers across the country to celebrate CSA Week, a national event taking place from February 20-26 to promote Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up...

 

EOU announces 2022 fall term Dean's List

Josephine Young, of Cathlamet, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2022 fall term at Eastern Oregon University. She studied STM and Health Science, General Studies-Exploratory. EOU named 572 students to the Dean’s List for the 2022 fall term....

 

Coming Wahkiakum Outdoors spring presentations announced

The long-running Wahkiakum Outdoors program, sponsored by the Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee, provides educational events regarding marine and natural resources and recreational opportunities in the SW Washington region. The program...

 

Registration open for 2023 Salmon Recovery Conference

Registration is open for the ninth biennial Salmon Recovery Conference, which brings together more than 650 salmon recovery professionals to share their work and the latest science for recovering salmon. “The slower we act, the faster our salmon...

 

Master Gardener Workshop: Grape Care and Pruning

On February 25 at 10 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will explain everything you want to know about pruning grapevines and how to care for grape starts. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration of pruning techniques. You may bring...

 

Covid-19 update

There was one more case of covid-19 reported, according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total in Wahkiakum County to 639. The number of hospitalizations rose by one to 50, and the number of deaths attributed to the...

 

Public comment sought on salmon seasons

Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have scheduled numerous opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon seasons in 2023-2024, beginning with a statewide forecast meeting on...

 

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