Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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Cathlamet celebrates 115th birthday

By Diana Zimmerman Mayor David Olson welcomed citizens to a birthday celebration last Friday, marking 115 years of the incorporation of the Town of Cathlamet. There were speeches from the former...

 

Ticket information for regional basketball games

Headed to Mark Morris to watch regional basketball games on Saturday? You will need to present purchased digital tickets on a mobile device at the gate. They will not be selling paper tickets at the door. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    February 24, 2022

Clamming, springer openings set; steelhead closed along the coast

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced seven days of clamming starting Saturday, Feb. 26, the opening of the Columbia River spring chinook fishing season on March 1 and the closure of steelhead fishing along the Pacific...

 

Updates: Covid-19 cases; teams head to state tournaments

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services on Monday morning reported five new cases of covid-19 among county residents. This brings the total of 308 cases with seven of those potentially active and five fatalities. Health and Human Services will upd...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 24, 2022

Commission plans salary adjustments, hashes waste issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday set in motion a process to increase commission salaries, and they covered a range of solid waste issues. Salaries for commissioners haven’t increased since 2004. The board passed a resolution in 1996...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 24, 2022

Council okays request to reduce utility fees, reviews proposed waterfront park plans

The Cathlamet Town Council on Tuesday reviewed plans for development of a waterfront park and found a way to reduce a property owner's utility bills while a residence is remodeled. Council members and park design consultant Audrey West reviewed the...

 

House budget eliminates Naselle Youth Camp

The Washington State House of Representatives has proposed a budget action that would end Juvenile rehabilitation services at Naselle Youth Camp in the summer of 2023. Nothing is finalized at this point, state officials told employees and community...

 

Birth control/abortion line has been blurred

To The Eagle: Republicans have started to blur the lines between birth control and abortion in the hopes of making it harder for American women to obtain either. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Missouri statehouse, where lawmakers debated...

 

We have cursed generations to come

To The Eagle: To be led at this time by the weaklings and cowards in our national administration is truly a frightening reality and something to behold. Biden is a weak and failing man. He is a longtime front man for his family and associates. He...

 

There are a few adults in the room

To The Eagle: Once and yet again my recent letter was misinterpreted and rather than used as a starting point to actually learn something was turned into a pimple popping, well, I'm not even sure what the writer was trying to impart. Most of what I...

 

The vaccine mandates must end

To The Eagle: I am saddened to see a free country like Canada suffer the horror that is Trudeau's dictatorship over vaccine mandates that are being ordered at the tail end of the covid pandemic and not really needed according to those scientists...

 

Awash in money, legislators propose big spending increases

Small business owners and schoolchildren hurt by the pandemic will see some financial relief with approval of state supplemental budget proposals now under consideration. “We’re looking at the basics, food, shelter, health and cash...

 

Transportation funding moves to state House

A package that pays for free passes on public transportation for young people and upgrades to major bridges are all part of a 16-year transportation funding plan approved by the Washington State Senate. The Senate approved the proposed revenue source...

 

School board studies assessments, policies

At their meeting Tuesday, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a lesson in assessment and intervention, adopted a new system for addressing school policies, and approved the purchase of some items that will keep students connected....

 

Public Servant EMT Award

On February 17, Steve Lewis, center, was presented the VFW Public Servant EMT Award by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 Commander Bill Tawater, left, and Bob Roche, right. According to...

 

Wahkiakum students learn about aquaponics

The Wahkiakum High School Outdoor Club, led by teacher Jeff Rooklidge and volunteer M.D. Johnson, heard about J.D. and Shira Honoré's adventures in aquaponic gardening at the Town of Taylor on...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of covid-19 cases rose to 306 this week after three new cases were reported. Of those, seven are considered potentially active. In the county, the number of reported hospitalizations rose to 25, and the number of deaths...

 

SBA offers disaster assistance in area

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Washington businesses and residents affected by the winter weather and flooding that occurred from Jan. 5-16, 2022, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business...

 

SFA fundraising for firefighter training

COLD ENOUGH?--By the time you read this, we may have had some super cold evenings and depending on which weather report is correct, we may even be seeing some snow flurries today. I hope that doesn’t happen but with this cold system moving in,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board, Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom. us/j/85384771854? pwd=VnREclJtZXRpbXAzd3JmZDFSMktvUT09. ID: 8538477 1854 Passcode: 888188, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Aunt Hattie: My sweet 96-year old aunt who lives in Arizona called last weekend. I gave her The Wahkiakum County Eagle as a gift. She told me she loves to read about "the old people" who lived here...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is getting into the swing of being open for events. Last year we had a very good turnout for our bingo night, and our Christmas craft day. Thank you to all that attended these events. This year we are looking forward to having more....

 

Souvenir accepted to law school

Peyton Souvenir, a 2017 graduate of Wahkiakum High School, has been accepted to the University of Oregon School of Law. She was awarded a full-tuition Merit scholarship valued at approximately...

 

Cecelia Barr

Former Cathlamet resident Cecelia Marie Barr died February 6, 2022, just days before her 104th birthday. She was born February 11, 1918 in Portland, Ore., and was one of four children born to Kolman...

 

Bruce Moore

Bruce Moore, 78, affectionately known as Bubba, died on February 10th in Longview. Bruce was born on February 9, 1944 in Tulare California, the only child of LaVerne and Leota (Morris) Moore. He grew up there and graduated from Tulare High in 1962....

 

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