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Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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 By Andrew Weiler    News    March 25, 2021

Female brewers take over River Mile 38

On Saturday, River Mile 38 Brewing Co.'s female staff members brewed their own beer to celebrate women in the industry as a part of the Pink Books Collaboration Brew Day. For Amanda Doolin and her...

 

WSDOT opens both lanes of SR 101 near Astoria bridge

At 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews reopened both lanes of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, following emergency culvert replacement work. Travelers should plan for...

 

WSDOT planning detour

While a section of unstable roadway forced the closure of State Route 401 on Feb. 23, the Washington State Department of Transportation is continuing work to reopen at least one lane of the highway, as soon and safely as possible, a department...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 25, 2021

Park water system set for improvements

Wahkiakum County and Port District 1 are evaluating how to improve water quality at County Line Park. The county owns the park property; Port 1 has contracted with the county to operate the facility. The park's water system has failed several recent...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 25, 2021

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, there had been no new covid-19 cases for two weeks in Wahkiakum County, leaving the cumulative number at 104. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,574 tests had been conducted so far. Nearby in Cowlitz County, 4,481 peop...

 

Track/field records available

To The Eagle: Having coached track and field at Wahkiakum High School from 1966 to 2001, one of my responsibilities was to keep accurate records; keeping in mind what is required to make records valid, e.g., two clocks on running events, wind aided (...

 

Proposed phone tax would pay for suicide prevention efforts

Connecting 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...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    March 25, 2021

Bill would end Native imagery for public school

Ivy Pete remembers attending high school football games in her hometown. But instead of pride for her school, she felt humiliated. Pete, a junior in high school in Spokane and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, said she experienced constant...

 

Wolfhounds parade

Thirteen folks marched the sidewalks of Cathlamet on St. Patrick's Day with seven Irish Wolfhounds. Above, Terrance Maloney with Brawn's Misty River Drifter. Photos were taken by Jean Kelsey. Above:...

 

Law officers speak against anti-Asian violence

Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie this week joined colleagues across the state in speaking out against violence against Asians. "We grieve for the families of mass shooting victims in Atlanta and condemn acts of violence against any targeted...

 

Fire department has two new trucks

WET--I wish the forecast had been wrong and our Spring weather had shown up with more sun than rain, but it was pretty wet off and on this past Saturday. I hate to complain about it much though as many areas of our country were dealing with...

 

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. Glad to see us moving in to Phase 3; hopefully we will be able to get doing more things out at the fairgrounds. We will hold Easter Bingo on April 2 starting at 6 p.m., the doors will open at 5 p.m. The big raffle...

 

Studded tire removal deadline is March 31

With spring almost here drivers have just one more week to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wedne...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Movin' On: Yesterday was Sunday and the traffic changed on Loop Road in front of my house. For the 17 years I've lived here, I've watched weekend visitors drive by to the bridge. First, they go by to...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 25, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 14 — 7:17 p.m. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home and took an individual...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on March 16. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Scott Smith, head track coach and Kathryn Green, assistant track coach, along with Rick La...

 

Ellen Danker

Ellen Helmey Danker, 97, died March 19, 2021 at Effingham Hospital in Georgia. The Effingham County native was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a retired Postmaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward Leroy Helmey and Emma Fetzer...

 

LCC spring quarter continuing education classes announced

Registration is open for spring quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce and click on the shopping cart to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. · The Geologic History of Mt. S...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Blueberries

Do you want to grow blueberries this year, but have questions? On March 27 at 9 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present how to successfully grow blueberries. Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them and take care of...

 

Coast Guard promotes boating safety app for PNW mariners

The Coast Guard is promoting a mobile application to assist with maritime voyage planning, boating safety and maritime distress in the Pacific Northwest. On waterways throughout Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Coast Guard works diligently to provide...

 

LCC Student wins national debate championship

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed for four days at one of the most competitive national tournaments in the country, the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, yielding impressive results. The tea...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Worm Composting

WSU Master Gardeners are offering a worm composting kit for $30, which contains everything you need to begin your vermiculture experience including the finished worm bin; healthy red wiggler worms; as well as food, bedding, and other bin amendments....

 

Cowlitz County's first podcast network available to rent

Locally owned radio stations KLOG, Cookin’ Country and 101.5 The Wave have started this area’s first local Podcast Network, The Cowlitz Podcast Network. General Manager John Paul said “Many people have great ideas for podcasts, but may not want...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    March 25, 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...

 

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