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Articles from the April 14, 2022 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 14, 2022

Diking district strives to keep the Island dry

The Puget Island Diking District maintains 19.3 miles of dike and six pump houses as part of a flood protection system for the homes and properties that make up the 3,585 acres on Puget Island and...

 

Three arrested, one sought for burglaries

Three individuals have been arrested and charged with involvement in a string of burglaries in Wahkiakum County, and one more is the subject of an arrest warrant. Christopher Damitz who is considered transient, is in custody awaiting a trial in May....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 14, 2022

Island residents seek expanded milfoil eradication

As the Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board prepares to eradicate aquatic weeds in Birnie Slough, Puget Island residents asked Tuesday to expand the planned area for application. The weed board has targeted Birnie Slough for treatment this...

 

Covid-19 update

There have been no new cases of covid-19 officially reported in the last week, and the cumulative number of cases in Wahkiakum County stands at 309, with zero active cases known. The Washington...

 

Why attraction to 'strongmen'

To The Eagle: Not to be confused with strong men. In 1956, USSR brutally, with tanks and heavy force, put down an attempt by Hungarians to regain their freedom to choose. I was 12 years old, living in Denmark, and remember so vividly mine and...

 

Oil is a complex and intricate global market

To The Eagle: The two proponents of the price gouging oil baron theory (last week’s Eagle letters) at least stumbled into “close but no cigar” territory. What the Trump administration got us into was genuine energy independence by making us an...

 

Recent letter confuses this reader

To The Eagle: I found a recent letter by an apparently distressed gentleman to be both confusing and strange. There is much mention on this occasion, as there has been in his previous letters, about self flagellation, recrimination and masochism. He...

 

What healthy relationships should look like

To The Eagle: This story can be about any two or more people in a relationship, whereby one person feels they are being oppressed by another: There was a young woman who came from a very abusive home. She wore a brave face and appeared normal on the...

 

Arizona voters did not commit fraud

To The Eagle: The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona. These reviews go by various names:...

 

June, 2021, heat dome desiccates local forests

By Glenn Kohler, Forest Entomologist, Rachel Brooks, Forest Pathologist, Matt Provencher, Service Forestry Program Manager Washington Department of Natural Resources In summer 2021, from June 26 to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 14, 2022

Brent Hennrich seeks Dist. 3 seat in Congress

An informal conversation with Brent Hennrich, a Democratic candidate running for the position of U.S. Representative for District 3, was held on Saturday at Maria's Place in Cathlamet. Hennrich said h...

 

Election 2022 Dan Bigelow announces candidacy for prosecutor

Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner Dan Bigelow on Monday announced he would seek re-election to the office again this year for a fifth term. "Being elected to this position is the greatest honor I have ever had or ever hope to have," he...

 

Lots of Easter events happening this weekend

NEW CONTACT INFO--I’ve been “out of the loop” lately, and my former email address is no longer working and I can’t contact everybody all over again, so I’ve opted to put my new email address on here for those of you who would rather...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: It's hard to get grass cut when it rains and sleets and snows in April. I'm hoping, dear readers, that you won't judge me as irresponsible if my yard appears to be more field than...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 14, 2022

April 3 — 1:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual with high blood pressure. He refused transport to the hospital. 9:33 a.m. Two horses were loose and in the middle of Elochoman Valley Road. 1:41 p.m. A caller asked for assistance...

 

Carol Cole

Carol Wood Cole, 80, of Cathlamet, passed away April 1, 2022. Carol was born to John and Lillian Reynolds on July 30, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carol met her husband, Wayne, at a party in March of 196...

 

Quin Bassi

Quin Don Bassi, 72 of Skamokawa, died April 6, 2022 at his home. He was born March 10, 1950 in Puyallup to Henry and Mary (Ryden) Bassi. He graduated from Puyallup High School in 1968 and began commercial fishing and working on charter boats. He...

 

White Tail Run art contest winners announced

Janessa Tarabochia, a 9th grader at Wahkiakum High School was the winner of the 38th annual art contest for the Great White Tail Run. Her design was selected from 148 entries submitted by students within the Naselle-Grays River Valley and Wahkiakum...

 

Coin show set for April 30

The Cowlitz Coin Club of Longview-Kelso will celebrate its 52nd coin show April 30 at the AWPPW Hall, located at 724 15th Avenue in Longview. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission, parking and dealer appraisals are all free. At the show,...

 

Klahowya Youth Volunteer Program offered April 16

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park offers a session on wood carving from 10-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, as part of the park’s Klahowya Youth Volunteer program. The free workshops will be held at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Sessions are...

 

STEAM kits available at the library

The last set of free STEAM kits for children ages 3-8 are available at the Cathlamet Library starting April 12. The theme is Beads--create your own bead bracelets! Parents are asked to fill out a...

 

CWCOG housing needs survey available

The Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) is asking residents to complete a short survey to assess the housing needs and issues of availability and affordability in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. The Housing Needs Assessment Survey includ...

 

Disaster assistance deadlines nearing

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Washington businesses, nonprofit organizations, renters, and residents as a result of the winter flooding that occurred Jan. 5-16, 2022. The Agency Declaration covers Lewis County and the...

 

Poetry open mic set for April 19

To celebrate April’s National Poetry Month, Dayle Olson has partnered with River Mile 38 Brewing Company to host what they hope will become an annual event, Cathlamet Poetry Open Mic. In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, there were plans to...

 

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