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Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 24, 2022

NOAA studying local tidal data

Last week, Lorraine Heilman, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and her team were in Cathlamet to install equipment to do a tidal current survey. "We're...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 24, 2022

Council delays sewer rate update

[Editor: This story has been updated from first publication to correct an error in the number of commercial accounts seeing rate increases under the proposed new rates.] After long discussion, members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday took no a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 24, 2022

Agencies planning boost of weed control

Local agencies are planning to boost efforts to control noxious weeds and invasive plants in Wahkiakum County. A variety of agencies make control efforts, including diking districts, the Wahkiakum Conservation District, the Wahkiakum County Noxious...

 

N/GRV board, youth camp are feeling the winds of change

Analysis By Karen Bertroch Naselle/Grays River Valley school board: Naselle, small that it may be, is a center of transition this spring. Two events last week gave us clear signs of change in our...

 

We can't understand this stuff for you

To The Eagle: The shabby and scary state of world affairs was succinctly summed up in two unique letters in last week’s Eagle. Unique in that they both came from a viewpoint so far out in left field as to illustrate the little-used legal concept...

 

A windfall tax would be good for working people

To The Eagle: As Americans struggle to pay their heating bills and fill their gas tanks, petroleum giants Shell, Chevron, BP, and Exxon, are posting billions in record profits. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine promises them even greater crisis driven...

 

Work for peace through love

To The Eagle: My Aunt, Sister Victoria Hunchak of Toronto, Canada asked me to submit this letter to The Eagle. As the war in Ukraine continued week after week I began to realize that what really thrives in Ukraine from February 24 is the very opposit...

 

Covid-19 update

There were no official new cases of covid-19 reported last week, and the cumulative number in Wahkiakum County stands at 309. There are no known active cases at this time, but with the ready availability of at-home tests, it’s hard to know any...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 24, 2022

Cathlamet WI-FI system is back on track

The public Wi-Fi system in the Cathlamet downtown area had stalled because of personnel and equipment issues, but one of the partners in the project, Wahkiakum PUD, has stepped in to help get it back on track. Employees of the PUD joined Network...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 24, 2022

Wilson Creek bridge will be replaced

Wahkiakum County officials have approved an agreement with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to replace the county's bridge of Wilson Creek in Skamokawa's East Valley. The funding grant will largely finance the $1.77 million...

 

Bill would lessen trauma of active shooter drills in schools

K-12 schools have more guidance on how to conduct active-shooter lockdown drills with a new bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill prohibits schools from conducting drills involving life-like simulations or reenactments of active shooter...

 

Sock Hop on Puget Island Saturday night

SPRING IS HERE--As this week begins, a lot of folks are hoping that now that Spring is officially arrived, we will see some much drier and warmer temperatures.While we may have begun this new season a bit on the damp side, the current forecast shows...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY 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...

 

FOS annual sale April 8-10

The Friends of Skamokawa will host their Annual Antique & Vintage Sale on April 8, 9 and 10 this year. The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Any vendors who wish to participate...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Just got word that Ted Swanson died March 21 at home. We offer our prayers and tears. Announcement: A community meeting has been scheduled for this evening, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Naselle Commu...

 

Johnson Park News

The Super Sale at Johnson Park originally scheduled for March 19 has been postponed until Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The good news is that now vendors have more time to finish preparations. Some tables are available to rent, but...

 

Donald Melvin Coates

b. May 1, 1938, d. March 14, 2022 Donald Melvin Coates ("Don") passed away March 14, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska after a brief illness. His family notes that this was "Pi Day," particularly appropriate...

 

Death Notice for Randy Rodahl

Former Cathlamet resident Randal Ralph Rodahl, 59, of Longview, died March 15, 2022. A full obituary will appear next week. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Service Rescheduled for Juanita Rodahl

The service for Juanita Rodahl originally planned for March 27 has been postponed to May 7, 2022, place to be determined. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Lions Club Easter egg hunt scheduled

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has announced that their annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 16. The hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m., and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. There will be prize...

 

Deadline approaching for SBA Disaster Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded Washington businesses and residents of the April 18, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage...

 

St. Patrick's Day parade

Mary Horton of Tacoma joined the 29th annual Cathlamet St. Patrick's Day Parade last Thursday. Eleven Irish Wolfhounds attended from Portland and Tacoma as well as locally, and paraded their 16...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 24, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 13 — 7:26 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a dispute over a property line. 9:58 p.m. A power outage...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 24, 2022

Kikos make the difference for Island goat farm

I wish I could express to you just how enthusiastic Puget Island resident Laura Tronson is about Kikos, a New Zealand breed of goats, but if you ever spend a little time with her, you'll soon know...

 

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