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Articles from the March 18, 2021 edition

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 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 18, 2021

Council discusses animal ordinance enforcement

The Cathlamet Town Council met on Monday to discuss and vote on three updated ordinances reviewed by Code Publishing which has been performing an external review of outdated municipal codes. Mayor Dale Jacobson was in attendance after missing...

 

WSDOT working to reopen one lane on SR 401 near Naselle

WSDOT is planning a one-lane detour at the slide that has closed SR 401 between Naselle and the Astoria-Meglar bridge. Here is WSDOT Tuesday afternoon announcement: NASELLE – While a section of unstable roadway forced the closure of State Route...

 

Island Life

A family of turtles sun themselves on a log in a Puget Island Slough. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 18, 2021

PUD chafes over broadband awards

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to listen to reports and continue their discussion about the general manager search. Commissioner Dennis Reid expressed concern about federal money that had been given to outside...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 18, 2021

County commission discusses milfoil, slide

Wahkiakum County's Noxious Weed Program should be able to spray herbicide on invasive milfoil in Puget Island water ways in the coming spring season, county commissioners said Tuesday. Puget Island...

 

All counties move to Phase 3 on Monday

All counties are eligible for Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington reopening plan on March 22. Inslee made the announcement March 11 following a downward trend in COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations across the state over the past...

 

Souvenir in tournament

Wahkiakum alum Peyton Souvenir, as a senior guard for the Lewis and Clark State College Warriors women's basketball team, is headed to Sioux City, Iowa, this week to compete in the 40th Annual...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 18, 2021

Covid-19 update

With no new covid-19 cases in the last week, Wahkiakum County’s cumulative number remained at 104. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,554 tests have been conducted in the county so far. In Cowlitz County, 4,402 people have tested...

 

Conservative liberal or liberal conservative?

To The Eagle: I find myself in my 78th year more confused than ever and it's not alzheimer's. I'm not sure if I'm a conservative liberal or a liberal conservative. I firmly believe, although it's really not my business being a man, that all women...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 18, 2021

Port 2 commission takes care of business

Commissioners of Wahkiakum Port District 2 on Tuesday took care of some housekeeping matters and met in executive session to discuss possible sale or acquisition of real estate. Commissioners approved a recommendation from Manager Jeff Smith to...

 

Mule Volleyball

The Wahkiakum Mules beat Ilwaco in three sets on Saturday in the first round of the district volleyball tournament, 25-21, 25-15, 25-12. The Lady Mules faced the Ducks in Toutle Lake yesterday (Wednesday) in the second round of district play. If...

 

Mule Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country team joined nine other teams in Onalaska last Thursday to compete in the Central 2B League Cross Country Championships. Ellie Wiltse-Hiatt placed fourth in the girls’ 5,000 meter run, with a time of 22:30. She...

 

More life on the island

A great white heron sunned itself on the top of a dead tree right before the Puget Island bridge. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    March 18, 2021

Significant police reform on track in legislature

Limits on the use of force by police and investigations of officers who have a pattern of misconduct continue to make their way through the Legislature, with some bills winning broad approval and with some passing only on party line votes. While all...

 

Proposed phone tax would pay for suicide prevention efforts

Conncecting people considering suicide with immediate help is the aim of a proposed law that funds a 988 emergency number with a new tax on phone lines. HB 1477, introduced by Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, is aimed at tackling issues within...

 

Volunteers needed for several events

DRIPPY START--As this week begins, it's a drippy kind of Sunday, but I'm told we'll have some dry days between now and when you get this paper, so I hope you were able to enjoy them like we all did last week, as those sunny days were certainly...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, April is coming fast. We are going to have Easter Bingo; we are so excited it will be April 2 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30. Big raffle will be a TV and as always we will have hot dogs and nachos in the kitchen....

 

Downriver Dispatches

ACCIDENT: It's a snowy Monday morning in Grays River. Hard to recognize snow in mid-March after a few days of nice weather. Am recovering from an accident in my Kia last Saturday. It was the first...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 18, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 7 — 8:15 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a Cathlamet resident needed...

 

Robert Ohrberg

Obituary Robert David Ohrberg Sr. passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family on March 11th, 2021. Bob was born on September 22nd, 1936 to George and Esther Ohrberg. Bob graduated from...

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    March 18, 2021

State's only Native American legislator cuts a path in Olympia

By Patric Haerle Washington State Journal Debra Lekanoff always makes sure to appreciate her surroundings, whether she's spending time in nature or on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, where...

 

LinkedIn Learning for library now available online

Cathlamet Public Library patrons now have access to LinkedIn Learning for Library. This program provides public library patrons with unlimited, cost-effective access to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills from Lynda.com plus...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Blueberries

On March 27 at 9 a.m.,WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present how to successfully grow blueberries. A free 1-hour presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the topic. No need to register, just pop in. Connection...

 

FOS membership meeting set for March 28

The Friends of Skamokawa will hold their annual membership meeting on March 28. They will hold a general meeting, cover elections and reports, and special guests Bob Pyle and Judy VanderMaten will be in attendance for readings and book signing....

 

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