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Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition


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  • It's meal time

    Mar 23, 2023

    What does one normally see on their walk to the mailbox along Puget Island's Welcome Slough, one can encounter a bald eagle enjoying a meal of fresh fish. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

  • Council handles utility bill relief requests, park plan reduction

    Rick Nelson|Mar 23, 2023

    Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday addressed two requests for utility bill relief, and approved plans for pickleball, Waterfront Park design changes, and boundary line changes between the Elochoman Slough Marina and the town's former sewage settling ponds. The utility bill requests generated much discussion, with council members stating town utility connection forms should clearly explain connection policies. In the first request, owners of the Rivermile 38 Brewery requested relief from the first two months of charges totalling $41...

  • County calls for bids on gym, break room

    Rick Nelson|Mar 23, 2023

    Some Wahkiakum County employees may be able to work out in county-owned gym facilities later this year. The sheriff's office and health department have found grant funding for gym facilities which employees are excited to be able to use, department heads told the board of commissioners Tuesday. However, the grant funds target specific sets of employees, and not all county employees would be able to use the gyms. Commissioners on Tuesday authorized Health and Human Services to call for bids on...

  • PUD to replace Grays River water main, meet with WPUDA boss

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners got a visit from Washington PUD Association representatives on Tuesday and approved funding to replace a water main along SR 4 in Grays River. Dave McKenzie, a Skamania PUD Commissioner and the vice president of WPUDA, Liz Anderson, the Deputy Executive Director of WPUDA, and Stefany Zelapuza, a senior policy specialist for WPUDA talked about the history and purpose of the organization which provides training, commissioner education, and advocates...

  • There are 4800 other adjectives to use

    Mar 23, 2023

    To The Eagle: Whaddaya call a chicken that quacks? Bilingual! We have a parrot with a male name, Zacharia. She lays eggs. No, she’s not a cross-gender bird. She was just named before her gender became fully apparent. It happens. She has an extensive vocabulary of one word- her name. She can clearly enunciate her name, in about 50 different ways. Having had her in the family for 20 years, we can tell by the modulation, pitch, intonation, emphasis, or tone of that one word whether she wants to snack- or go to bed- or play on her perch- or that I...

  • Video offered as truth

    Mar 23, 2023

    To The Eagle: There is a video available on the internet about Sandy Hook that everyone should see. I would describe it as “The truth in 30 minutes.” There are very few times nowadays that you can find the truth in 30 minutes. So enjoy it when you can. The Sandy Hook Shooting - Fully Exposed on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Gilbert Vik Puget Island...

  • Be skeptical never cynical

    Mar 23, 2023

    To The Eagle: Did I provide false information, maybe not. Always fact-check at the actual source, ignore false Snoops weasel wording. I’m told in an Eagle letter “From the outset and ever since, FICA taxes have never been tax deductible.” That is just wrong (another Snoops oops). On SS taxation visit “ssa.gov” “history taxation of benefits”: Original SS Act became law Aug 14, 1935. Until 1984 SS benefits were not being federally taxed. SSA “Research Note #12: Taxation of Social Security Benefits: …1938 Treasury Department Tax Rulings, and anot...

  • Joe Baker joins Cathlamet town council

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    For more than 40 years, Joe Baker worked as the theater manager for Green River College and director of a popular Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Company sponsored by the college. He loved his nightly walk through a little forested area from the college to his back yard, but as the years went by, the campus slowly creeped closer until his woodland view became three-story student housing. When Baker retired, he and his wife contemplated a move to a little town in eastern Washington, but when he...

  • Covid-19 update

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    According to the Washington Department of Health, there was one case of covid-19 reported in the last week, bringing the cumulative number of cases in Wahkiakum County to 641. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus stand at 50 and 11 respectively. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active covid-19 cases and actual cumulative numbers in the county are hard to know. While 70.7 percent of the population in Washington state has...

  • Bigfoot Boogie at Grange Hall Saturday

    Kay Chamberlain|Mar 23, 2023

    SPRING IS HERE--According to the calendar, we are now officially done with winter and as of this past Monday, spring is here! There’s just one little issue that we may have however, as forecasters have said by the time you read this, we will be back into a wet and chilly mode! In some places, temperatures will be in the lower 30s and forecasters say that the higher elevations could even see some snow in some areas, so it looks like winter may not be done with us just yet! I can only hope that we valley dwellers escape any of that “white stu...

  • The Eagle Calendar

    Mar 23, 2023

    THURSDAY Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board, 961 12th Ave, Longview, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission, Courthouse, 6 p.m. Wahkiakum Commissioners, Courthouse, 9:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. W...

  • Downriver Dispatches

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    Congratulations to Diane Hollenbeck for being named the Woman's Club Citizen of the Year. Diane, you are a wonder to your friends here in Grays River/Rosburg. You show up to help and you do it without thought of yourself. You deserve this honor one hundred times over. My friend, Kayrene Gilbertsen, is coming to the "Catching the Last Ferry!" event this Saturday at the Hope Center in Cathlamet at 2 p.m. I hope to connect with her there. It's hard to see friends I've known for 20 years sometimes...

  • Sheriff's Report, March 23, 2023

    Mar 23, 2023

    Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 13 — 6:43 a.m. A caller reported someone riding a moped without any lights on SR 4 near County Line Park. 11:30 a.m. Two dogs were barking and running loose around an Elochoman Valley neighborhood. The owner was given a warning. 11:50 am. A person living in a Cathlamet apartment said she was being harassed by someone working in the building. She was told it was a civil issue and was advised to call if a...

  • Poetry and Pie kick off writing festival at Clatskanie Library

    Mar 23, 2023

    Poetry and Pie at the Clatskanie Library will launch the 2023 Raymond Carver Writing Festival (RCWF) Poetry Contest on Tuesday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pie was known to be Carver’s favorite dessert. The poetry contest is open to to youth living within the Clatskanie School District boundaries and adults from throughout the Lower Columbia region will be judged in the following categories: Youth (ages 8-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18); Adults: Published and Non-Published, and Haiku: Open to both youth and adults. Entries are limited to two poems p...

  • Catch the last ferry

    Mar 23, 2023

    A Wahkiakum Outdoors presentation by Jim Aalberg on the history of the last ferry still operating on the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Hope Center (320 S 3rd St.) at 2 p.m. Hear about the multiple ferries that have operated here during the last century. For further information call 601-831-0360....

  • Puget Island Gardens opens

    Mar 23, 2023

    Gene O'Neil, owner of Puget Island Gardens, is ready to welcome customers. Photo by Ian Brandon....

  • Celebration of Life for Patricia Christianson

    Mar 23, 2023

    The Christianson family will host a Celebration of Life for Patricia Christianson at the Norse Hall on Puget Island April 1 at 2 p.m. Her complete obituary was published March 2, 2023....

  • WSU Extension On-line Workshop: Pasture Weed Control and Grazing Management

    Mar 23, 2023

    This free class will be held April 4, 6-8 p.m. and will discuss how to maximize grass production by using grazing management and weed control techniques. Topics include grazing management, how to maximize grass quality, weed control and types of grass species. This workshop is presented by Chris Volmert, Lewis County Noxious Weed Control and Gary Fredricks, WSU Extension. The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account--sign up for one...

  • Annual North Coast Writer's Residency announced

    Mar 23, 2023

    The Writer’s Guild of Astoria and Astoria Visual Arts have announced the 2023 North Coast Writer’s Residency. Now in its fifth year, this jointly sponsored residency affords both established and emerging writers the time, space, and solitude needed to work uninterrupted on a project of their choosing. Submissions will be accepted by email starting March 15, 2023. One selected writer-in-residence will have the opportunity to spend one week in meaningful pursuit of creative work. The residency provides time and space in an idyllic setting to mak...

  • Extension speaker addressing suicide prevention

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    On Wednesday, Debbie Fredricks will be in Cathlamet to talk about two programs offered by the WSU Extension Office Fredricks, who was happily retired with 11 grandkids, got pulled back into professional life when she was offered a paycheck to do something that she would have done for free. She had worked for an extension office for 21 years in foods and nutrition, but after retirement, she learned about suicide prevention training while volunteering. “Literally within five days I needed i...

  • Spring blossoms

    Mar 23, 2023

    Spring has arrived, and with it, the trees are blossoming. Photo by Rick Nelson...

  • Washington state will need more than 1 million homes in next 20 years

    Mar 23, 2023

    More than half of the homes are needed for residents at the lowest income levels The Washington State Department of Commerce recently released its final housing needs projections, which show the state needs to add 1.1 million homes over the next 20 years, and more than half of them need to be affordable for residents at the lowest income levels. Based on census data and the Office of Financial Management’s population projections, these final housing projections (.pdf) illustrate that Washington needs more than 50,000 new units annually to keep...

  • Comets, Mules opne track and field season

    Mar 23, 2023

    The Wahkiakum Mule track team started their season on Thursday at a 1B/2B/1A meet in Kalama competing against teams from Adna, Elma, Morton/White Pass and Toledo. Only one Mule, senior Landon Nielsen, placed in the top six in any event, and he lead the Mule boys to a sixth place finish with 18 points. 200 meters — 6. Landon Nielsen 25.3; 400 meters — 3. Nielsen 59.26; Shot put — 1. Nielsen 37-05.5; Javelin — 2. Nielsen 125-09. The Mules travel to Onalaska Thursday (today) for another 1B/2B/1A meet. The Naselle track team participated in a 1B...

  • Comets top Mules in softball opener

    Diana Zimmerman|Mar 23, 2023

    The Wahkiakum Mules softball team hosted Naselle in their home opener on Friday, and lost to the Comets, 29-8. “Eighth grader Evelyn Miller took the varsity mound for the first time ever and showed good composure and some great defense, compiling six putouts while racking up three strikeouts over three innings,” Coach and proud father Garrett Miller said. On offense for the Mules, Evelyn Hogue was one for two at the plate with one RBI. The Mules traveled to Raymond for a double header on Tue...

  • Pacific County receives wildfire defense grant

    Mar 23, 2023

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on March 20 announced $197 million in funding for the federal Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program -- more than $25 million of which will come to the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for 14 Washington state projects. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be receiving $103,000.00 to develop a Community Wildfire Prevention Plan. This grant and planning process are a continuation of a process that began 4 years ago to develop a plan to address an ever-increasing threat from...

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