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Articles from the March 3, 2022 edition

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Morning mist

Mist shrouded Puget Island Tuesday morning. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 3, 2022

Commissioners hold off on fair fund request

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a bid for purchase of a new tractor for the Wahkiakum County Fair, but they stopped short of transferring unspent funds budgeted for the tractor purchase to the fair's general expense account. Fair o...

 

Covid-19 update

Five new cases of covid-19 were reported on Monday, bringing the cumulative total for Wahkiakum County to 308, with seven considered potentially active. The reported number of people who have been hospitalized in the county for covid-19 stands at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2022

PUD commission ponders future of water, power supply

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners on Tuesday learned about the PUD’s updated website, tree trimming and pole testing, and discussed long term planning. Commissioner Gene Healy had questions about long term planning for the PUD, about...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 3, 2022

Local youth find success with horses

Wahkiakum High School senior Landon Luce, who recently turned 18, is ranked first in the nation and fourth in the world in the National Reined Cow Horse Association. There are professionals and...

 

Don't carry logic to absurd lengths

To The Eagle: Statutes granting personhood rights to fetuses are never more pernicious than when they criminalize acts of God. You might be surprised to learn that in the United States a woman coping with the heartbreak of losing her pregnancy might...

 

Biden strengthened the NATO alliance

To The Eagle: I am so glad we have Biden and his administration dealing with Ukraine and Putin’s war. While in office Biden has strengthened the NATO alliance and the rest of the world against Putin, the murderer. Sadly Putin’s war will add to...

 

The brown sandwich doesn't taste right

To The Eagle: Now what? Putin sends Russian troops into Ukraine attempting to take over their country. Nearly every country on earth has condemned this uncalled for war. Countries that have been traditionally neutral are getting involved....

 

Cannabis workers want longer sentences for robberies

Cannabis dispensary owners and employees are hoping to see a decrease in armed robberies with the passage of a bill imposing stricter penalties for offenders. The bill proposes increasing the standard sentence range by 12 months for those found...

 

Mask mandate in most setting ends March 11

Mask mandate in most setting ends March 11 Washingtonians will see the end of the state masking mandate 10 days earlier than expected, following a dramatic decline in COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. “We want to move forward as a state...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    March 3, 2022

Legislature considering converting youth camp into outdoor school

Recently, it was announced that the Naselle Youth Camp will be closed as of June 30, 2023, with State of Washington considering a proposal to convert the camp property and facilities to an outdoor education center. After calling two locations in...

 

Annual Crab and Oyster Feed was a success

This year, The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce's 36th Annual Crab and Oyster Feed was enjoyed by 600 people, a record number. This could never have been accomplished without all the volunteers (Chamber...

 

Eden Valley Road closing

Eden Valley Road will be closed during the day March 15 so that the county road department can replace a culvert. The closure will occur about milepost 2.5. A half dozen residents would be impacted, county Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said...

 

LCC speech & debate students win awards at nationals tune-up

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began preparations for the Phi Rho Pi national tournament the weekend of February 26-27 by competing in the Pacific Southwest...

 

WordFest salutes outgoing library director Chris Skaugset

WordFest resumes in-person events on Tuesday, March 8, with a farewell and appreciation for Chris Skaugset, outgoing director of the Longview Public Library. The event will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Broadway Barrel Room, 1333 Broadway Avenue in...

 

Redmen Hall reopens for season on March 4

SOGGY--As this week begins, we are certainly in a wet and soggy weather pattern which they say will last all week, with possibly a dry break on Saturday. Last week the forecast for snow on Thursday did indeed show up but thankfully did not last as lo...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful February. Things are going to start getting busy at the fairgrounds this next month. The Flea Market is on Saturday March 12. Tables are still $10 and are available by calling the office...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Departm...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 3, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 19 — 7:35 p.m. A caller complained about a large fire, and said that someone burning garbage at a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Bob Burkhalter is seen with a banner when he won his Scholastic Sportsmanship Award. Look at that smile. It's been one of the best smiles in Grays River for many years. Bob is well...

 

Lesa B. Wiborg

Obituaries July 28, 1964 – January 22, 2022 Lesa Wiborg (née Burns) was born at St. John's Hospital in Longview, Washington, on July 28, 1964, to Donna and LeRoy Burns. She grew up with her older...

 

Thelma Miller

Thelma Marie Miller, 80, of Deep River, died January 30 at her home of 55 years. She was born in Cathlamet September 30, 1941 to Ivan and Mildred (Lindgren) Jones. She graduated from Naselle High School in 1959 and attended Business College in...

 

Correction/Clarification

The date of death for Cecelia Barr was incorrectly listed in her obituary in the February 24 edition of The Eagle. She died February 16, 2022 at the age of 104....

 

FOS seeking vendors

The Friends of Skamokawa will host their annual Antique Sale on April 8, 9 and 10 this year, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. They are asking for any vendors who wish to participate to contact them for more information. You do not have to be present to...

 

4-H youth teach free tech and computer skills

Local teens are meeting weekly to teach a variety of technical and computer skills to adults in Cathlamet and Naselle. Lydia and Ruth Blalock, Grace Hunt, and Micah Johnson are Wahkiakum 4-H members who are part of a national 4-H program called 4-H T...

 

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