Articles from the March 17, 2022 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2022

Unwanted travelers, float plane request occupy Port 1

Steven Hansen, who lives in the Marina Estates area, approached the Port District 1 Board of Commissioners on Thursday about the installation of a gate at the rock pit, which connects the marina to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2022

PUD continues to qualify for Tier 1 Bonneville power rate

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about Bonneville tier rates, heard reports and were asked to consider making some changes to their agenda. General Manager Dan Kay went over the PUD’s contract with Bonneville...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2022

Commissioners act on comprehensive, shoreline plans

Wahkiakum County officials on Tuesday acted on a shoreline master plan update and discussed how to proceed with an update of the county comprehensive plan. State statutes require periodic reviews of shoreline plans, said county Planner David Hicks,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2022

Commissioners OK interim funding for fair

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide interim funding for the Wahkiakum County Fair. The fair's account has a little over $400 in it, said county Treasurer Tammy Peterson, and that's not enough to cover current...

 

Emergency powers bill dies late at night

A bill that aimed to limit the governor’s emergency powers died in a late night debate on the floor of the Washington State Legislature just hours before the bill cutoff deadline. Critics had hoped to limit the use of gubernatorial powers, like...

 

Our democracy is being ruined by a minority

To The Eagle: The overall state of democracy in the U.S. declined last year, according to an annual ranking published by The Economist's Intelligence Unit, which cited the continued erosion of trust in the country’s institutions. The report...

 

The ups and downs

To The Eagle: Despite higher wages, inflation gave the average worker a 2.4% pay cut last year, while unemployment went down to 3.6%, so great and not so great. Many factors involved, and I’m not an economist, but I consider the glass half full....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2022

Elochoman landowners seek shoreline control

Friction between anglers and Elochoman Valley property owners spilled over to the Tuesday meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners. Property owners told commissioners an influx of anglers has infringed on their riverfront property and...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    March 17, 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...

 

Covid-19 update

With no new official cases reported, the cumulative number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County remained at 309 this week. Two previously reported cases remain active. The number of reported hospitalizations in the county is 25, and six deaths have...

 

Ship traffic

Container ships make their way up and down the Columbia River on a regular basis, but at 1,100 feet in length, the Navios Unite is reportedly the largest container ship to do so. It is capable of...

 

Good idea to change smoke alarm batteries

BIT DRIPPY--After a very nice sunny start this past Saturday, the rain front moved in by about two that afternoon and then we got a soaking that evening; at least West Valley did! Waking up to more gloomy, wet weather on Sunday morning, after losing...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

Next state land free days are March 19 and April 22

No Discover Pass is required to park on those two days The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites visitors to enjoy a state park on Saturday, March 19 in recognition of Washington State Parks’ birthday and on Friday, April 22 in...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Thursday update: The Eagle received word late Wednesday after the print edition had gone to press and the online version of this article had been posted that the Supersale at Johnson Park set for...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park will hold their Super Sale on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They have some tables available to rent, but reserve yours early or you may bring your own. Set-up times are Friday from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday from 7-9 a.m. For...

 

Death Notice for Terry J. Bonny

Terry J. Bonny 79, of Cathlamet, died March 12, 2022 at his home in Cathlamet. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Burial Notice for Roger Peek

Interment of Roger Peek's ashes will take place March 26, 2022, 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery. He was born October 17, 1944 and died January 26, 2021. His obituary was published in the April 15, 2021 edition of The Eagle....

 

Memorial Service for Ben Elkinton

A tribute to the life of Ben Elkinton will be held Sunday March 20, 2 p.m., at the Norse Hall - 444 SR 409, on Puget Island. Refreshments and food to follow directly after the service....

 

Chamber of Commerce seeking new director

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Following is an announcement received last week from Chamber President Shannon Britt: "The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the resignation of our Chamber...

 

Learn fire starting & candle making March 21

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Ranger Izzy Sanchez has delivered programs and demonstrations at the park since June 2018, and some of his favorite skills to share and teach are fire starting and candle making. Ranger Izzy offers a session...

 

Local 4-H teens share technology skills

Wahkiakum 4-H teens are sharing more technology skills with the county through March and April. Workshops are free of charge to participate, and open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring their phone, tablets or laptops for assistance with...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: March

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https:...

 

KMUN pledge drive coming

KMUN will hold a pledge drive March 14-20. The long hours of research and preparing questions for a guest during local public affairs or the hours and focus it takes to curate a 2-hour music program, comes down to this: Opening up the microphone and...

 

Library now has computer laptops available for checkout

These laptops were purchased with a grant from the Washington State library to provide patron access to the internet from a computer laptop with MS Office Suite, away from library facilities, and to...

 

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