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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 9, 2020

Essential services adapt to social distancing

Voluntary and court-mandated mental and behavioral health treatments will continue despite coronavirus-related closures at the Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services offices. Treatment will be offered through remote communication options except...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 9, 2020

Partial burn ban ordered on Tuesday

Several southwest Washington counties, including Wahkiakum County, implemented a ban on outdoor burning for land clearing, residential and silvicultural purposes. Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said Tuesday the ban will expire...

 

Sunset along the Columbia

Photo courtesy of Allen Bennett....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 9, 2020

Census counters to visit residences

The Cathlamet Town Council learned about census, approved a park maintenance bid and contracts for water line work and dock restoration, and discussed spending in the time of corona virus at their three-hour-long Monday meeting. Speaking to council...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Local school administrators respond to closure order

On Monday Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced that the statewide closure of schools would be extended through the end of the school year. Local leaders responded. While this...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 9, 2020

Commission against hunting, fishing cuts to fight covid-19

Wahkiakum County commissioners aren't ready to recommend a halt on recreational hunting and fishing, the board said on Tuesday. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to know, said Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County...

 

Trump uses bully pulpit in lieu of political rallies

To The Eagle: I can appreciate Sen. Ron Johnson’s ( R-Wis.) commentary on keeping a little perspective during this pandemic. He said "every premature death is a tragedy, but death is an unavoidable part of life. More than 2.8 million die each year...

 

A big fat thank you

To The Eagle: I feel comfortable speaking for all of us here in Wahkiakum County when I say thank you so much to all of our neighbors that are at work keeping the stores, gas stations and other businesses open. A thank you is really not enough but I...

 

Free education 'loans' for illegal aliens

To The Eagle: The March 26 Eagle showed the recently passed SB6561 which provides a student ‘loan’ program for illegals. I say free because 44 percent of loans given to legal American citizens go unpaid. What’s the chance those given to...

 

Clarification

This press release and a story in last week’s edition didn’t cross paths soon enough. Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson reports an extension in the property tax payment deadline. --Editor To respond to the economic impacts stemming from...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Wahkiakum on the Move adjusts routes, schedule

Wahkiakum on the Move, the local bus service, has seen a sharp decrease in ridership with the covid19 pandemic, but they plan to keep moving for the people who need them, as well as providing addition...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Two county residents test positive for covid-19

As of Tuesday night, two Wahkiakum County residents have tested postive for covid-19. The first positive test was taken locally, with the results posting on Friday. The individual is in self-quarantine as of Friday and did not require medical care....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Wahkiakum PUD pulls back on projects

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to discuss business, with some taking advantage of Zoom to attend remotely. General Manager Dave Tramblie reported that he had decided to delay bids for tree trimming, a pole testing project,...

 

Easter will be celebrated very differently this year

STARTING OFF--As this week began, we actually had a pretty nice day this last Sunday. At least it was decent enough here to get the lawn mowed and do a lot of other outside things, so that certainly helped with our cabin fever and kept us occupied du...

 

Removal of studded tire deadline extended to May 15

The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is further extending the deadline to Friday, May 15, due to COVID-19 virus...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, all county buildings are closed to the public and meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled until further notice....

 

Downriver Dispatches

New SR4 Slide update As a citizen of the county I have had the pleasure of traveling and viewing the sights of the county. It is difficult in the rainy season that begins in November and continues...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 9, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 30 — 6:28 p.m. A caller reported that mail had been stolen from an individual in Cathlamet. March 31 ...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Pharmacy strives for service, safety

Unusual times call for unusual procedures. Normally, the Cathlamet Pharmacy would be pleased to see shoppers wandering amiably in the aisles of their store and perusing their wares, but these days, they are trying to discourage that kind of behavior...

 

Coast Community Radio goes into full automation

Coast Community Radio (CCR) is following the State of Oregon recommendations for safety during Covid-19 and Station Manager Graham Nystrom has closed the station to the over 100 volunteer programmers who bring the listeners most of the content on...

 

Cora Irving

Cora Berniece (Holland) Irving, age 93, a long time Cathlamet resident passed on April 02, 2020, at the family home with her husband of 72 years by her side. She was born on September 06, 1926 to...

 

Ernest Teachman

Ernest B. Teachman, Jr., 66, of Cathlamet, died April 1, 2020 at his home on Puget Island. He was born May 24, 1953 in Nowata, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Betty (Wood) Teachman, Sr. His family moved to Washington and he graduated from high school in Mt....

 

Planning your garden

On April 14 from 12:00–12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss what to do in your vegetable garden to plan and prepare it for planting. Learn when to plant and how to get an early start. A 20 minute presentation followed by...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 9, 2020

Auto shop adapts to covid

People will need their vehicles even during a statewide order to stay home, and Moore Auto in Cathlamet has remained open to make sure people can still get to work, or to the store, or maybe even for a quiet drive in the country, if only for a...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Food security. These two little words can mean so much. As these unprecedented times quietly entangle with daily life in Wahkiakum, I realize that there are great differences amongst our community members. For some, self-isolation has been enjoyable...

 

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