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The Running of the Eggs

The Wahkiakum Lions Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt last Saturday with a change of venue, moving the hunt from Skamokawa Vista Park to athletic fields at Wahkiakum High School. Staff photos by...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 8, 2021

Council supports tribal recognition; OK's feasibility study for sewer expansion

On Monday, The Cathlamet Town Council passed a resolution in support of recognizing the Chinook Indian Nation after decades of “neglect” by the United States, in order to encourage Congress to do the same at the federal level. The town’s...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021

Internet service provider expands business

By Diana Zimmerman When Steve Carson, the owner of Computer Link NW LLC, moved to Skamokawa in recent years, he hoped to continue to provide service to his customers outside the area, but he soon realized he would need better internet service to do...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021

PUD office now open to the public

General Manager Dave Tramblie was not in attendance on Tuesday at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, so Counsel Tim Hanigan presented his report. The PUD opened their office to the public a couple weeks ago. Customers are still...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021

Commissioners plan gun rights resolution

Wahkiakum County commissioners plan to consider a resolution voicing opposition to any possible legislation that would infringe on a person's Second Amendment right to bear firearms. Commissioner Dan Cothren raised the issue at Tuesday's commission...

 

Stay tuned for part 2

To The Eagle: Last year, in May 2020, President Trump received letters from over 600 doctors. They criticized how Fauci’s past and current lockdowns caused thousands to suffer negative health consequences including deaths; that Fauci manipulated...

 

For the People Act would fortify elections

To The Eagle: The 2021 Senate will soon be debating HR-1, the “For The People Act,” designed to reform and fortify our republic’s democratic voting system. Its features would expand, improve and enforce equity and transparency in federal electi...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021

Covid-19 update

With no new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County for the last month, the cumulative number remains at 104, with zero active cases. “We are still the lowest in the state by a little bit,” Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021

Health officer discusses covid response

The disruption and danger of the covid-19 virus to society should ease as the population becomes vaccinated, Wahkiakum County Health Officer Dr. Steven Kraer said Tuesday. "I think the vaccine is our ticket to get back to some sense of normalcy,"...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 8, 2021

Bill kick starts effort for state universal health care

Universal health care for every state resident who wants it could come to Washington by 2026. A bill under consideration now in the state legislature establishes a healthcare commission to develop a comprehensive plan for a publicly funded health...

 

WHS Golf

The travel weary Wahkiakum Mules golf team was in dire need of some home cooking and good weather, and they had it at their March 24 match at Skyline Golf Course. Conditions were perfect, 65 degrees with a soft breeze. The thought was the first...

 

Lady Mules Fastpitch

April 1, at Toledo: Toledo was definitely our toughest opponent yet. They came out hitting with seven runs in the first inning and never let up. We were held to just two hits, singles from MJ Neves and Amaya Jones in the first inning. Eighth grader...

 

Track and Field

The Wahkiakum Mules Track and Field team traveled to Napavine on April 1 to compete against four other teams. The Mules took third place in both boys’ and girls’ competition, with 62 and 36 points respectively. Boys’ results: 200 meters—6....

 

Boot Drive is this weekend

Members of local fire departments will hold a boot drive this weekend in Cathlamet locations to collect donations for Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Fire fighters and emergency responders will have the boots out on Main Street, the...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 8, 2021

Legislature considers childcare reforms

Early childhood care and education in the state would see sweeping reform through the expansion of affordable child health and learning services, if a bill in the state Legislature wins approval. “This is a gamechanger for kids and families across...

 

Lots for free activities to enjoy in the county

NICE SURPRISE--I was so happy to see that our Easter weekend weather was not the drippy one that we had all feared, but instead we enjoyed some very wonderful sunshine and warmer temperatures, so that was awesome! Nothing cheers a person up like...

 

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...

 

Bypass work begins at SR 401 Megler slide

On Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) emergency contractor Big River Excavating began clearing debris to make way for a temporary road around a damaged section of SR 401 south of Naselle with the intent of...

 

WSU honor roll announced

Washington State University released its Fall 2020 President’s Honor Roll List. Included was Mckensi Jo Fluckiger. She is the daughter of Kelly Madsen of Longview and Glen Fluckiger of Puget Island....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Thank you to all who came out and played bingo; we had a blast! Congratulations to Iris Hokkanen for winning the TV. Congratulations to all the bingo winners and to all that won raffle prizes. A huge thank you to the following sponsors: Warrenton Wal...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Beautiful Easter Day: It is a beautiful morning. My coffee is fresh, my dog and the birds have been fed, and I hope all my readers are also enjoying the early hours of the day. Easter was a family...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 8, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 28 — 2:49 p.m. A caller reported a power outage at a Rosburg home after a tree came down on Seal River Ro...

 

Charlotte Spooner

Charlotte Ruth Greenwood Spooner mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2021 at Willow Springs of Yakima at the age of ninety-one. She was...

 

Student of the Month

Jenna Mellis is The Lions Club February Student of The Month. She is shown here with Brian McClain, Lions Club President. Jenna has had two promotions in the Army and has a goal to pass BCT in the...

 

April WordFest features local, regional poets

The April WordFest program will feature poets of the lower Columbia region, including Cathlamet's Dayle Olson. Heading the event will be Astoria Poet Florence Sage. Her new poetry collection, "The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished," tells the...

 

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