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Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 15, 2021

Port 1 joining wifi project, buying transformer

The Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to go over a variety of issues affecting the Elochoman Slough Marina. The port will officially join a consortium...

 

Emergency temporary bypass road on SR 401 opens near Naselle

Late Thursday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced that a one-lane bypass has opened on SR 401 where a slide closed the highway near the Megler-Astoria bridge. Here is the WSDOT announcement: Extended drive times...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    April 15, 2021

Health department schedules vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday

Wahkiakum County Health Department will hold covid-19 vaccination clinics in Cathlamet this Tuesday and Wednesday mornings starting at 9 a.m. Any Washington resident age 18 or above is eligible to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Commission adopts resolution supporting US 2nd Amendment

Wahkiakum County commissions on Tuesday made good of their intention announced last week to adopt a resolution opposing infringement of rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The resolution came at the reques...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Covid-19 update

Editor’s note: The print edition incorrectly states that the county health department will hold a vaccination clinic on Friday. The clinic will actually be on Saturday, April 17. We most sincerely regret the error. By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum...

 

On the job training

A youngster joined the crew as volunteers from the Puget Island Fire Department collected donations last weekend to support Doernbecher's Children's Hospital. Volunteers from Cathlamet and Skamokawa...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 15, 2021

Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy, transportation

Washington State Journal A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost the state’s economy and...

 

A face mask is a barrier, not a filter

To The Eagle: Once again a particular contributor has stated, not for the first time, that a face mask is useless in the fight against airborne infection. That’s simply not true. Why does this person cling to their ignorance? Why is the sky blue? S...

 

Meet Our Seniors has been enjoyable

To The Eagle: Just a note to say that we have enjoyed reading about the Wahkiakum HS soon to graduate Seniors profiled in your “Meet Our Seniors” weekly feature. Diana Zimmerman has done a great job of interviewing each student and highlighting...

 

We need to keep Una Avenue access

To The Eagle: In last week's paper, on the front page, it was noted that for some reason, the state was suddenly proposing to close the left turn access lane from SR 4, onto Una Street, which has certainly raised some eyebrows. Why on earth would...

 

How the heck do Republicans get elected?

To The Eagle: Once again, I am going back to the Big Lie, 45’s big lie of fraudulent and stolen election. As I said before, it lives on in the form of voter suppression in almost every state, including this one! Washington State has had all-mail...

 

They should repair the school roof

To The Eagle: The school board is proposing a crosswalk on SR 4 to the farm forest with all the bells and whistles! Are our few students that need to cross SR 4 so ill-equipped for the society they live in that they need a special crosswalk?...

 

Individuals need to protect themselves

To The Eagle: Kudos and commendations to our county commissioners for taking a stand to protect our second amendment rights. This is appropriate and timely for reasons beyond the obvious one: the Biden administration’s massive gun grab by both exec...

 

Has justice system turned into lunacy?

To The Eagle: What do Glenda & Bud Duling, owner of Stuffy’s, Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, owner of Marleno’s Bistro & Pizzeria have in common? They and countless like them defied the CCP virus pandemic restrictions by opening their businesses. Sadly...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 15, 2021

Klassic Kuts offers hair styling services

Last week, Klassic Kutz, a hair styling salon and barbershop in Cathlamet, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Owner, hairstylist and...

 

Master Gardener Plant Sale and Tomatopalooza will be held online

WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will hold their annual fundraiser, Plant Sale and Tomatopalooza from Sunday, May 9 through Thursday, May 13. Pick up orders in the parking lot of the Hall of Justice on 1st Ave, Kelso, on May 15. This year it will...

 

Farmers market begins May 4

NICE BEGINNING--As this week begins, it's a sunny Sunday morning around here, but it also started out very nippy, as it was only 24 degrees when we got up, so, we are truly hoping the warmer weather scheduled for the rest of the week, comes true. Tho...

 

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...

 

April is Invest Local Month

Communities around the region have declared April of 2021 to be Invest Local Month. Investing locally directly impacts the community you live in; it builds resilience and wealth in our communities, creates ripple effects of economic impact, and can...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. By now if you entered in the 2019 Car Show you should have received your registration in the mail. If you did not and would like one please email the fair office and I will get...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Tuesday at 8:15 in the morning: What a gorgeous, full blown, stunning and arguably the most beautiful spring morning yet this year. The almost breathtaking blue sky has no clouds. The air is clear...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 15, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 5 — 11:57 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen a couple times two days...

 

Roger Peek

Roger DeWayne Peek died January 26, 2021 surrounded by his family after his courageous battle with Lymphoma while residing in Arlington, WA. Roger was born October 17, 1944 in Brush, CO to Robert and Lena Peek. The family moved to Cathlamet in...

 

Spring Festival set for May 1

Join Naselle Lutheran Church at their Spring Festival on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event will feature "Made in Naselle" soups and salads to go, baked goods, quilts and other handcrafts plus a garden area with plants and flowers...

 

Free legal clinic scheduled

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m., in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law...

 

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