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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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Covid-19 exposure leads to quarantined class

Over the past couple weeks, some of the new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County have had a connection or limited connection to the Wahkiakum School District. According to the press releases from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, those people are...

 
 By WDFW    News    February 25, 2021

Spring chinook angling opens Monday

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that angling for spring chinook salmon will open March 1. Here's their announcement: Spring Chinook salmon fishing season set for lower Columbia River OLYMPIA – Fishery managers from...

 

New Chamber director finds serendipity

If you ask Stacey Lane, it was serendipity that brought her to Wahkiakum County. "I don't necessarily believe in luck," she said. "I love being in Cathlamet. It's probably the most hidden little gem...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Wednesday, the number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County was up to 97, with 16 cases considered active. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,445 tests had been conducted so far. Pacific County's total was up to 736, with...

 

Council names Raglin to fill vacancy

On Feb. 11, the Cathlamet Town Council held a special meeting to fill a vacant council member position. Five year resident CeCelia Raglin was appointed to Town Council Position No. 3 for the unexpired term. One other candidate was considered, Jeanne...

 

SR 401 closed near Astoria-Megler bridge

From the Wash. State Dept. of Transportation Because of roadway settlement from heavy rainfall, both directions of State Route 401, also known as Lewis and Clark Trail Highway, between Megler and Naselle are closed and will remain closed for an...

 

Dr. Gladys West: You use her math

By Theron Hobbs, Jr. ©2021 The mathematical subjects of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division feel relevant to everyday life. However, the math subjects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or statistics don’t feel as releva...

 

Corrections, Clarifications

In a cutline under a photo of Tom Irving in last week's edition, The Eagle incorrectly stated he is the last surviving WWII veteran in Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 5297. Ralph Kenner is also a veteran of WWII. Irving is the last original charter...

 

Change will happen

To The Eagle: In response to the letter I submitted last week, I have found an overwhelming amount of information showing these conclusions. One, for the large part it seems the majority in our community and state are very pro-mask in sports and all...

 

Superintendent thanks community

To The Eagle: Since the recent levy has now been certified, I wanted to take a moment to thank the voters of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District for supporting the Educational Programs Levy. I am proud to represent a community that...

 

Biden actions leading to myriad of problems

To The Eagle: . . . Meanwhile, gas prices soar, unemployment rises, energy independence dies, Middle East peace falters, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China resume sabre-rattling, illegal immigrants advance on the border, and our allies falter, all...

 

It seems their minds are made up

To The Eagle: I always look forward to reading The Eagle’s Letters to the Editor. It helps me keep a pulse on what our community is thinking about and why, regardless of the writer’s political bias. I especially enjoy the balanced, truth based...

 

Local government has been very responsive

To The Eagle: I’ve been a resident of Wahkiakum County since 2012, having lived in Portland, Oregon for 35 years; and I can tell you, that the county’s local government, particularly during this pandemic has been very responsive. I’ve been...

 

Civil discourse?

To The Eagle: Two authors of last week’s opinion letters “ Democrats and working people” and “Subjected to the big lie ” sounded like rude ten-year-olds flipping us the bird while talking trash about anyone at odds with them. Whatever...

 

Mules bag T-wolves to start season 2-0

The Wahkiakum Mule football team boosted its record to 2-0 with a 41-8 win over the Morton/White Pass Timberwolves last Saturday. The Mules head to South Bend High School this Friday for a 7 p.m....

 

Human remains found on KM Mountain

Human skeletal remains were discovered on KM Mountain on February 19. Coroner Dan Bigelow collected and delivered the remains to Washington State Forensic Anthropologist Katherine Taylor in King County to be examined and hopefully identified....

 

Mule Cross Country

Wahkiakum senior Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt set the pace for runners at the Mules’ opening cross country meet at Toledo last Thursday, taking first place with a time of 23:36 in a 5,000 meter race against 14 other runners from four schools. Junior...

 

Mule teams have been doing well

ANOTHER WET ONE--As I begin my column, we are once again looking at the possibilty for some local flooding, so I hope everyone gathered what they needed just in case we have our "usual" underwater spots which prevent us from getting to the store. As...

 

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...

 

Walsh, McEntire hosting virtual town hall March 6

19th District Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire invite citizens to join them for a one-hour virtual town hall meeting on March 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss issues related to the 2021 legislative session. The remote town hall event will be conducted using...

 

WDFW: Leave bird feeders down

Continued reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders across Washington and other northwest states are prompting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to recommend people continue to leave their wild bird feeders down another...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Blueberries

Do you want to grow blueberries this year, but have questions? On March 2 at noon WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present how to successfully grow blueberries. Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them and take care of them...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Soils and Fertilizers

Great gardening starts with good soil. On March 3 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present managing your soil for a successful garden and correct use of fertilizers. A free 1-hour presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Today is Monday. Hope you're having a good day when you read this. If you have some news you'd like to share, especially with a photo file attached, do contact me. Contact info is above this article....

 

Sheriff's Report, February 25, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 15 — 2:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of chest pain. 3:39...

 

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