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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    April 23, 2020

Council OKs plan for Pioneer Cemetery

A shorthanded Cathlamet Town Council authorized a lease of the Pioneer Cemetery and application for a grant to refurbish their grounds when they met in an online meeting Monday. The council also...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 23, 2020

PUD board considering system consolidation

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners gathered in their meeting room and remotely on Tuesday to listen to reports, approve a broadband feasibility study, and talk about wifi hot spots. They also had a brief discussion about consolidating their...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    April 23, 2020

Inslee outlines return from covid-19

In a late Tuesday afternoon event, Governor Jay Inslee outlined steps the state would take to ease restrictions on social contact and economic activity because of the covid-19 virus pandemic. It would be a slow process, the governor said. Here is a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 23, 2020

County covid-19 update: Test, trace, isolate, quarantine

As of Tuesday night, Wahkiakum County’s positive test count for covid-19 remained at two. According to the Washington Department of Health’s website, 44 residents have been tested. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff...

 

National Volunteer Week appreciation

To The Eagle: This week is National Volunteer Week. We can’t let it go unnoticed. As both the sheriff and a community member of this county, I have been fortunate to witness and experience firsthand, the incredible work of volunteers who have...

 

Inflation of the value of today's dollar

To The Eagle: While studying issues relating to our Federal Reserve Banking System in 1987 I read extensively a book written by a fellow who was considered to be the world's foremost expert on world currencies and inflation. He published quarterly...

 

Beutler has risen above political parties

To The Eagle: This COVID-19 crisis has been tough for everyone. As we look for solutions, I’m thankful we have the steady leadership of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. When people have reached out to her office with questions about...

 

We need to clean up after ourselves

To The Eagle: Talk about global warming; not much we can do when dealing with Mother Nature, but to go with the flow. It’ll be hard to limit autos, trains and planes unless we want to go back to the days of horse and buggy. On industries, instead...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 23, 2020

WSD evolves its service to students

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday, some attending remotely, for an update on how the district has continued to provide food services and education during the current covid-19 health crisis, and to learn about changing...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 23, 2020

Commission seeks ease on business restrictions

Wahkiakum County commissioners quickly handled business at their weekly meeting Tuesday, approving closure of Steamboat Slough Road and signing a letter to the governor asking for opening of certain business activities. The eastern end of Steamboat...

 

Food banks are all open for those in need

MIXED BAG--Last Friday saw us enjoying a truly stunning day with temperatures reaching in the mid-70s and boy, that was nice! But, what a difference a few hours makes, as we woke up Saturday morning to a cloudy and damp morning. It wasn't a whole...

 

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

Life Is Good! Many years ago while living in Oklahoma and playing music for a local church, one of the parishioners asked me if I would share a song at his wedding. I wrote a song specifically for...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met virtually for its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This was the first virtual meeting of the board by virtue of Governor Inslee’s mandate regarding open public meetings....

 

County's unemployment rate 4th highest in state

Wahkiakum County's rate of unemployment tied for fourth highest in Washington for the month of March. According to the Employment Security Department report issued Tuesday, the county's unemployment rate was 7.1 percent, with 95 people in the...

 

NAMI offers online help with classes

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, of Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) is dedicated to helping all people affected by mental illness through education, support, awareness, and advocacy. The service area covered is Clark, Cowlitz,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Have you hugged a tree lately? You may laugh, but I’m being quite serious. This might sound silly, but for huggers, this harrowing time of required distance can really do a toll on your dopamine levels. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a h...

 

New baby

Nikolai Gabriel Barth was born March 14, 2020 in Longview to Nicholas James Barth and Rebecka Lee Barth of Cathlamet. He joins siblings Korben, age three and Reese, age one. Grandparents are Jeff and...

 

PIFD and the drive by birthday

With lights flashing and horns blaring, the Puget Island Fire Department paraded their entire fleet of engines past Terry and Kay Vik's home on East Sunny Sands on Tuesday to wish Russell Halverson a...

 

Nevermore

A raven perches in the budding branches of a Puget Island tree. Photo courtesy of Allen Bennett....

 

Free temporary library cards available

Cathlamet Public Library has announced that people can sign up for free temporary library cards to download e-books and e-audiobooks on the Washington Anytime Library website. Cards are good through June 30, 2020, and books may be downloaded to a...

 

Coast Community Radio receives major equipment grant

Coast Community Radio (CCR), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a major grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The trust awarded CCR $120,000 over three years for the major equipment and facilities overhaul...

 

WSU Master Gardener on-line workshop: lawn care

On April 28 from noon – 12:30 p.m., WSU Extension Agent Gary Fredricks will explain everything you wanted to know about managing your lawn. He will discuss the proper techniques in lawn maintenance to reduce watering, decrease fertilizing, and...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Painting with Plants

On April 24 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will teach children (ages 6-16) how to use plants to create colored paints. Plant pigments have been used as dyes by humans since the dawn of time. Learn how to use grass,...

 

Tribute to the Class of 2020

Last Friday, Wahkiakum High School joined other high schools in Washington state, turning on the stadium lights in tribute to the Class of 2020, whose senior year was forever changed by the...

 

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