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Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition

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Corps of Engineers sets online sessions about update of 20-year dredging plan

Army planners and Columbia River sponsor ports are hosting five virtual information sessions April 26-28 to update the public on their 20-year plan for managing dredged material from the Lower Columbia River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) p...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2022

Internationals!

Robotic teams from Wahkiakum High School and Naselle High School got some exciting news when they learned they were headed to Maryland in June for an international underwater robotics competition...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 21, 2022

Council settles on new rates for sewer, water

Patrons of Cathlamet water and sewer utilities may be paying new rates starting July 1. The town council on Monday voted to propose a new rate structure based on usage and designed to even out differences in rates between customers. The council...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2022

School board meets winning robotics team, approves trip expense

A very happy group of students introduced themselves to the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors on Tuesday. All 16 members of the robotics club, lead by volunteer Ron Wright, are headed to the east coast in June to compete in an...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2022

PUD board, staff ponder how to address arrearages

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners discussed programs to address arrearages, listened to reports and approved a letter supporting a grant application being submitted by the Town of Cathlamet to develop and improve a waterfront park and...

 

Florida governor now authority on textbooks

To The Eagle: Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken a lead role nationally in Republican efforts to aggressively push back against liberal cultural values and what he calls “woke indoctrination.” Part of that effort involves censoring children’s...

 

More Covid cases than being reported

To The Eagle: Don’t believe everything you read. This statement rings true once again when reading the weekly updates on active Covid cases in our county posted in The Eagle newspaper. I recently tested positive for Covid as did a friend of mine....

 

Tell Inslee to end the covid emergency

To The Eagle: I was remembering about the time when covid first hit us. All was going well and we were at our peak of doing great mentally, physically and economically. Then wham, the covid came. Almost the whole world was in lockdown. What a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2022

Port 1 commission reviews brewery expansion preparations

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about preparations for River Mile 38 Brewery’s new taproom, a mobile kayak station, and more. Noah Heim, who had proposed a mobile kayak rental station at the port, was in attendance....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 21, 2022

Port 2 commissioners set rental rates

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday adopted rates for renting their new building, held an executive session to consider qualifications for hiring a new manager, and discussed siting of broadband equipment at Skamokawa Vista Park. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 21, 2022

How to support Naselle's robotics team

Naselle/Grays River Valley School District is proudly sending the Bubbleheads, their high school robotics team, to an international SeaPerch competition in Maryland in June after taking second place in a regional qualifying event in Cathlamet last Fr...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 21, 2022

Commission breezes through agenda

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners had a light agenda and no public comment and so flew through their business meeting Tuesday, covering issues ranging from parks in Cathlamet to beach nourishment on Puget Island. Commissioners voted to sign...

 

More parking in Cathlamet

Lemmie Rockford, right, and employee Connor Thompson were busy on Sunday morning preparing Rockford's new property for a parking lot. The property is formerly the site of the Wright Hardware Store....

 

Heidi St. John open house on Tuesday

NICE START--We are starting this column on a very sunny Easter Sunday and wow, that couldn’t have come at a better time as it’s always nice to have a special holiday be a pleasant one. It’s especially nice considering that the couple days...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! What a weekend at the fairgrounds. Easter Bingo was a packed house and fun was had by all. Then on Saturday the Lions Club had their Easter Egg Hunt. After that the Fair Foundation had its carnival and Easter Egg Hunt. Fun was had by all that...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: The family of Marjorie Elder Kraxberger gathered with her for a family photo in 2006 at a Covered Bridge Celebration. For Finns, family is probably the most important value. As an...

 

Free technology assistance available in Rosburg

Technology assistance will be available free of charge by local 4-H members in Rosburg this Saturday, 9-11 a.m., at the Johnson Park Super Sale. Get one-on-one troubleshooting for any tablet, phone or computer problems, free of charge. Information...

 

WDFW approves razor clam digs

Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that the next round of razor clam digging can proceed as planned from April 21-May 7 with an increased limit of 20 clams. Digging is allowed during low tide from...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park advisory board would like to remind everyone the Super Sale is coming up this weekend, Saturday April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up times will be on Friday night from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 7-9 a.m. Also a soup and...

 

News from The Wahkiakum County Community Garden

Brrrr, lately it has been hard to remember that it is Spring Plant Sale Time, but the Wahkiakum Community Garden volunteers have been working diligently to prepare for the 2022 growing season. We are planning for our Annual Plant Sale in May. We...

 

Death Notice for Vivian Olsen

Vivian Luella Olsen, 89, of Cathlamet, died April 15, 2022 at her home. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Life following at Linda and Jerry DeBriae's home at...

 

Middle school Honor Roll has been announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the grade point averages recently earned by grades 6-8. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: 8th grade Josiah Garrett and Parker Leitz. 7th grade Abigail McKay-Beach and Hank Wilson. 6th grade Mayleonna...

 

Easter basket!

Lauchlin Lorenzo won an Easter Basket in the K-3 division of the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt held on April 16. Other basket winners were Preschool: Ezekiel Mendoza and Joy Hoven; K-3: Royce Knight;...

 

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