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Articles from the March 12, 2020 edition

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She's out of here

The Oscar B. went out of service yesterday (Wednesday) to go to drydock in Vancouver for a mandated hull inspection and other maintenance. The closure is scheduled to last through March 20. For more...

 

St. Patrick Day Parade cancelled

The Eagle has received word that the St. Patrick's Day Parade of Irish wolfhounds and their handlers and friends has been cancelled....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

Wahkiakum schools join others in closing for covid-19 safety

Like all other public schools in the state of Washington, Wahkiakum School District has suspended classes until April 24 because of concerns about covid-19. All spring sports and other extracurricular activities are suspended as well. “It’s a...

 

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center announces its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Here is a news release from Cowlitz County Health & Human Services Departments on March 16: Over the weekend, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center announced its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a patient. This case is a Lewis County...

 

Wahkiakum PUD Closes Facilities to Customer Access Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Wahkiakum PUD has announced it's closing to public access effective Tuesday. Here's their announcement: Cathlamet, WA – March 16, 2020 – PUD #1 of Wahkiakum County, Washington (Wahkiakum PUD) will be closing facilities to customer access...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 12, 2020

H&HS director offers update on covid-19

Wahkiakum County Health Department officials continue to monitor the impact of the new covid-19 virus as it spreads across Washington state and the rest of the world. Although there are no cases in Wahkiakum County, the health department is taking...

 

Washington Presidential Primary Election Preliminary Results

Democrats Wahkiakum State Michael Bennett 2 1,556 Joseph R. Biden 32.5% statewide 241 332,701 Michael Bloomberg 11% statewide 99 113,106 Cory Booker 1 1,049 Pete Buttigieg 5.8% statewide 46 59,675 John Delaney 0 456 Tulsi Gabbard 9 8,526 Amy...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

Cathlamet schools make covid-19 plans

Sanitization efforts have increased and there is a big focus on hand-washing, but officials are otherwise trying to keep things normal for students at local schools, as they prepare for a possible threat of COVID-19. It’s business as usual for...

 

We do indeed live in interesting times

To The Eagle: Starting to look like wash and repeat yet again. Just like 2016 when the DNC basically threw Bernie under the bus even though he had huge crowds at his rallies and quite possibly would have prevailed in the general. I'm beginning to not...

 

US is now energy independent

To The Eagle: Here’s Chapter 2 concerning Gordon’s Climate Change Calamity, focusing on his specious supposition that we need more fuel economy restrictions in place: When you stomp on the gas in a conventional car, gasoline travels a few feet...

 

Some things are worth the cost of regulation

To The Eagle: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by the Nixon administration in 1970 to coordinate the welter of confusing, often ineffective environmental protection laws enacted by states and communities. The Clean Water ACT of...

 

Blooming again

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Blooms are ready for a new planting season. Our goal is to improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County by making the place we call home, a more beautiful place to live, and visit. Skamokawa Gardens is currently...

 

Town council: The rest of the story

Composing last week's edition was too easy. On Thursday, we learned why: We had omitted the section of the town council report that was jumped off Page 1. Here it is, and, on March 12, with a correction about a council workshop. Council members discu...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 12, 2020

PUD board approves raise for manager; adjusts rates

Dave Tramblie, general manager for the Wahkiakum PUD, received a 5 percent raise last week, effective for the district’s February, 2020, payroll, when the board of commissioners adopted a resolution to adjust his salary to $12,112.80 per month....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 12, 2020

Island should receive beach nourishment

Eroding beaches on Puget Island should receive nourishment from dredge sand this year, county officials reported Tuesday. County Commissioner Dan Cothren said he and others had discussed dredging issues in the past week with Carla Ellis, a dredging...

 

Legislature promotes timber industry as carbon negative

The legislation will make forestry sector more competitive amid carbon-emission fees Forestry advocate says the industry reduces state’s net carbon emissions by 12% By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 9)--Washington state...

 

Sex education becomes public school requirement

Supporters say sex education will benefit students by giving them a greater understanding of sexual health Opponents fear the content could be graphic and too mature for children By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 9)--Public school...

 

About the Master Gardener program

From Carrie Backman, Wahkiakum County Co-operative Extension Agent Washington State University Master Gardeners are dedicated volunteers who deliver science-based information in all 39 counties through county extension offices, like WSU Wahkiakum...

 

Come, join the rewards of community gardening

By Chris Lewis The Cathlamet Community Garden offers plots for the gardener to grow healthy food for their household. The plot caretakers also help with the Food Bank portions of the Community Garden which provide the community with healthy choices...

 

Green Grows the Lawn

Green Grows the Lawn From Wahkiakum Master Gardeners We all have visions of a swath of the perfect green lawns. They can require constant care, a ton of money and countless hours of time. Here are some suggestions to make lawn care a less stressful...

 

Co-operative Extension workshop: Composting with Worms

Do you realize that about 1/3 of our kitchen scraps ends up in the garbage? On March 31, at 6 pm, WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will describe how to harness the power of worms to recycle food waste and create an amazing soil amendment for our...

 

Fertilizing Lawns and Gardens in Western Washington

From Wahkiakum Master Gardeners One of the most challenging tasks of gardening is properly fertilizing your plants. Aside from air and water, there are three primary nutrients, three secondary nutrients, and eight micronutrients that a plant absorbs...

 

Sales at fairgrounds and Skamokawa Grange

DECENT START--As this week begins, it was a pretty nice Sunday with some sunny skies to boot. Beings we ended last week with a brief snow shower, well, the sun was definitely more welcomed than that. KM mountain had a light layer on the highway for...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone is doing great. This Saturday is the monthly Flea Market and we have a full house so come out and find yourself some treasures. The fair has been donated some more estate sale items. The doors open at 9...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Senior...

 

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