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Articles from the April 16, 2020 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 16, 2020

Fire hits logging site

On Sunday evening, local fire crews responded to a brush fire, which burned 1.5 acres, at a logging site on Brenner Road in the Elochoman Valley. The District 4 Fire Department, along with manpower...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 16, 2020

Dry weather, forest fires lead to outdoor burn ban

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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 16, 2020

County timber revenue should hit $1.3 million

Wahkiakum County government should receive close to $1.3 million in revenue this year from the harvest of state-managed timber on county trust timberland, county officials learned Tuesday. Padriac Callahan, St. Helens District manager for the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 16, 2020

County's covid-19 cases remain steady

As of Tuesday night, the number of positive tests for the coronavirus remained at two for Wahkiakum County. The first case became official on Friday, April 3 and the second on Saturday, April 4. “We are monitoring the cases,” Wahkiakum Health...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 16, 2020

Teachers adapt for stay-at-home lessons

Wahkiakum School District may have closed their doors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in the community, but teachers, including the high school teachers profiled here, are reaching out...

 

This may be the first crisis for young folks

To The Eagle: These are very tough times for everyone but especially you young people because you may be experiencing your first crisis. When you walk down any street just about anywhere you will pass adults that have lived through the loss of loved...

 

Are liquor stores really essential?

To The Eagle: What does it say about a society that, in the first throes of a major crisis, shutters its libraries, schools, and parks and declares liquor stores, marijuana shops, and fast food drive thrus as “essential service providers?” Don...

 

Financial relief has arrived, with issues

To The Eagle: In our few forays into the Greater Cathlamet Metropolitan Area during Covid Incarceration, we’ve been heartened to see the town proceeding with pleasant equanimity highlighted by cheerful professionalism by our grocery store and drug...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 16, 2020

Covid-19 testing: Questions & answers

Testing people for covid-19 is one of the tools often mentioned to control the spread of the illness. On Tuesday, I posed some questions to Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services, about testing effort in the county....

 

Dentist: Emergencies only

In compliance with the Washington Department of Health’s recommendations, Dr. Corey Blankenship of Cathlamet Dental has reduced hours to one day a week, and only to assist patients with emergency dental issues. Blankenship will be in the office...

 

New store stocked, safe

The Dollar General in Cathlamet is working hard to keep stock on their shelves and provide a safe place for shoppers during the current health crisis. According to Shawn Wood, store manager, they are dedicating the first hour, beginning at 8 a.m.,...

 

Skyline

The sun was shining on the fairways at Skyline Golf Course, but no one was teeing off. The Washington stay at home orders include golf courses. Photo courtesy of Kim Rodahl Herren....

 

Dump is open and ferry running reduced hours

SUPER NICE--As this work week begins, it's a really gorgeous day and if it wasn't for the pollen outside, it would be terrific to be out there! It's still nice, but if you're an allergy sufferer, it's not quite so neat. Still, it beats the rain! We d...

 

New contact information for covid-19 questions

New contact information for covid-19 questions Do you need information or answers to your questions and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? You can call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help. The state Department of Health is...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone is doing okay. The Fair Board is taking it day by day due to Covid-19. We have not canceled the"Cruzin to the Fair" as of this time; we will play it by state guidelines for everyone. We will know more...

 

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

Best Friends Reunited While I had my feet up on my desk reclining in my office chair in deep thought about nothing in particular with my eyes focused on Krsto Novoselic's painting of three ships on...

 

Joel McEntire announces campaign for State House

Republican Joel McEntire announced April 9 that he will run for the state House of Representatives for the 19th District. “Today we begin our campaign to guarantee that the people of Southwest Washington will be heard in Olympia,” said McEntire....

 

Encouraging shrubs to bloom

On April 21 at 12 noon, WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss how to encourage shrubs to bloom. Are your plants just not performing like they used to? Learn what are common problems that limit plant growth and how to resolve it. A 20 minute...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 16, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 6 — 12:31 a.m. A caller reported that two people were parked in a driveway in the Skamokawa area. He said...

 

Robert Allan Orr

July 11, 1938 – April 10, 2020 Born to Allan E and Edith (Spellenberg) Orr, and joining big sister Nancy, Robert was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. Robert (Bob) attended Michigan State Univers...

 

Tidy Up the Town event has been canceled

The Pioneer Community Association is continuing to respect and follow Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation which requires all residents to cease participating in public gatherings. As a result, the PCA has canceled their annual...

 

Lights on for 2020 seniors

Wahkiakum High School will be joining other schools across the state this Friday night in honoring the Class of 2020 by turning on the stadium lights at 2020 military time, or 8:20 p.m. It is expected to be a quiet tribute for a class who are...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

I’ve been thinking about you all quite a bit. I hope you are taking care of yourself. I hope you have your needs met. I hope you have things to be grateful for and that laughter is finding its way to you during these quiet spring days. Today I have...

 

Mowing at the fairgrounds

Wahkiakum County Fair volunteer Neil Beerbower took advantage of good weather to do some mowing this week at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa. Courtesy photo....

 

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