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Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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The wild life of Wahkiakum

Local photographers have spotted a variety of local wildlife. Above, a bald eagle takes flight. Near right, a kingfisher watches for a meal. Far right, a young bald eagle enjoys a salmon dinner....

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    March 10, 2022

Use of force modified for youth, mentally ill

People with mental health problems and juveniles can be detained or restrained by law enforcement, according to new legislation on the use of force. The new law, House Bill 1735, passed the Washington State House with a 90-5 vote, and passed in the...

 

New Columbia River bridge at top of $17 billion transportation plan

The $17 billion transportation package dubbed “Move Ahead Washington,” is on its way to the Governor’s office for final signature. House legislators passed the 16-year plan on a pair of votes of 54-44 and 57-41 on the final day of the 2022...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 10, 2022

Council OK's park design with 3-1 vote

It wasn't easy, but the Cathlamet Town Council approved the final design for a planned waterfront park on the site of former sewage lagoons. Approval came on a 3-1 vote after two council members insisted a restroom be located in Strong Park across Bi...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 10, 2022

Officials want teeth in nuisance ordinance

Wahkiakum County officials and citizens spent a good amount of time Tuesday discussing how to put teeth into the county Solid Waste Nuisance Ordinance. They identified lots of problems and hurdles to overcome but ended the discussion without a clear...

 

Covid-19 update

With at home tests available, the actual number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County is unclear, but the official count went up by one this week, bringing the cumulative number to 309, with six cases considered active. The number of deaths...

 

Terrible things are going to happen

To The Eagle: Vladimir Putin, Russia’s autocratic tyrant, has ambitions to be the new all powerful Tsar of a resurgent Russian empire. Once a KGB officer of the former East German secret police, he has had an ax to grind with Europe and NATO since...

 

The west better wake up before it's too late

To The Eagle: Well I hope all you Liberals, Democrats, Dead People, and Illegal Immigrants that voted for Joe (Nevelle Chamberlin) Biden are getting what you wished for. The best president (Donald Trump) we ever had was sent packing because of his...

 

We must remember, respect and recognize

To The Eagle: As residents of Wahkiakum County - including Mayor David Olson - we would be wise to remember there was community here on these lands prior to Birnie's arrival in 1846 and the township being established. The recent heritage celebration,...

 

Local youth find success with horses: Makayla Davis

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum High School sophomore Makayla Davis, who was raised on wrestling, is finding success in a different arena. Davis took first place in two events at a recent district meet...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 10, 2022

Local youth find success with horses: Maddi Thoreson

Maddi Thoreson, a freshman at Wahkiakum High School has joined Makayla Davis on the Kelso Washington High School Equestrian Team (WAHSET). She’s been riding since she was about seven and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 10, 2022

Sheriff's office seeks information about thefts

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for information on a rash of thefts and burglaries as they move forward in the ongoing investigation. The crimes, which have occurred county-wide, began around September of 2021. The...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    March 10, 2022

Standards for pursuits, use of force updated

Police can pursue and stop vehicles if they have a “reasonable suspicion” of a crime being committed under new legislation that is headed to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee. The Washington State House of Representatives voted 86-12 in favor of SB...

 

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...

 

Saturday will be busy in Skamokawa

DRY BEGINNING--As this week begins, we are seeing some sunshine after a cloudy start so that’s a welcome sight. We had a decent day on Saturday as well, so a weekend of dryness was very pleasant indeed. While we are going to have several nice days...

 

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....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful week. We will start with lots of fundraising events soon. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar. This Saturday, March 12 is the monthly Flea Market starting at 9 a.m. and going unti...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Free days at Washington State Parks: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites visitors to enjoy a state park on Wednesday, March 9 in honor of Billy Frank Jr.'s birthday, on Saturd...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    March 10, 2022

Performers bring classical music moment to Naselle

One might think that because we live in a rural, out of the way community that most visitors just drive through, we have to leave the area to enjoy extraordinary musical talent. A recent concert...

 

Master Gardener Program: Worm Composting Workshop

On Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m., join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller for this in-person Worm box composting workshop. Vermiculture, or worm box composting, which is a process in which red wiggler worms and microorganisms are used to convert kitchen...

 

Robert Burkhalter

Robert L. Burkhalter passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. A beloved husband, father, fisherman, farmer, teacher and veteran, he was a few days shy of his 90th birthday. Bob was...

 

Ben Elkinton

Benjamin Joseph Elkinton of Cathlamet, died February 28, 2022. He was born October 10, 1947 in Oakland, Calif., to Richard Elkinton and Elisabeth Robertson. After having lived much of his early life...

 

Celebration of Life for Richard A. Kandoll

A celebration of life for Richard Allen Kandoll will be held April 16, 2022, 1.p.m., at the Rosburg Hall in Rosburg. He was born October 6, 1957, and died November 8, 2021. People attending are invited to bring their thoughts and...

 

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade set for March 17

Misty River Irish Wolfhounds invite the public to the 16th annual Cathlamet St. Patrick's Day Street Parade. As usual, they will meet at the NE corner of Main St. in Cathlamet on March 17 at 11 a.m. Join them and walk block long Main St. up and...

 

STEAM kits available

Second free set of STEAM Kits for children available at Cathlamet Public Library, Tuesday, March 7. These kits are on insects and are for children ages 3-8. Courtesy photo....

 

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