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Columbia River scheduled to open for spring Chinook on Tuesday

The Columbia River spring Chinook fishery is scheduled to open for four days through mid-May, state fishery managers announced today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) jointly...

 

COVID-19 Risk assessment dashboard

This dashboard provides a high-level overview of the main data points discussed among state leaders and the level of risk experts perceive around the current numbers. It is not intended to represent the totality of all COVID-19 related...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2020

Commissioners press governor to ease covid-19 restrictions

Wahkiakum County commissioners dealt with a variety of issues related to impact of the covid-19 virus when they met Tuesday via the internet. With about $250,000 state covid-19 relief funding coming to help cover pandemic response expenses, health...

 

Cancellations

No PIGYS, Finn Fest in 2020 Compiled by Rick Nelson Organizers of community festivals and events are struggling to decide what to do in response to the corona-19 virus pandemic and resulting social distancing. This week, organizers announced the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 30, 2020

Health director reports covid-19 developments

As of Tuesday night in Wahkiakum County, the number of positive cases of covid-19 remained unchanged at two, with the first person testing positive on April 3 and the second testing positive on April 4. So far, 50 residents have been tested for...

 

Sunburst

The Elochoman Slough mirrored a burst of sun on a winter's day. Photo by Diana Zimmerman...

 

Trilliums

Trilliums decorate the forest floor. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Outdoor Cafe 2020 needs volunteers

To The Eagle: Summer is almost here and that means our kids will soon be out of school! Wait, they are already at home in their distance learning programs and have been since mid-March. A few weeks ago, Governor Jay Inslee and Superintendent of...

 

It is time to reopen our county

To The Eagle: The governor will not consider the facts or data when it comes to reopening the state. What he will do is wait to get his marching orders from the Democratic National Committee because he is a politician first, last and always. I am...

 

Council member adds to Pioneer Cemetery story

To The Eagle: Many thanks to The Eagle for covering the Pioneer Cemetery and the unanimous decision of the Town Council (April 20) to move forward with a "Stage 1" qualifying grant request from the Washington State Historical Society to preserve and...

 

Is this the new norm?

To The Eagle: The CenturyLink phone book for Cathlamet, to be recycled after May, 2021, has no numbers for Wahkiakum County other than a Grays River number. With the courthouse locked up there is no way to contact anyone in county government! Is...

 

Are they ignorant of the laws?

To The Eagle: It seems there are some political candidates who have not bothered to read the laws regarding campaign signs on state highways. Whether they are ignorant of the laws or just flaunting them, either way it shows they are not qualified to...

 

Non-emergency fêtes not on list for sirens

To The Eagle: I suspect most of us, as I do, tend to judge the severity of an incident involving emergency vehicles by the number of units, the number of flashing lights, and the sound, volume and duration of the sirens. On April 20 and again on...

 

Is there an end game?

To The Eagle: This is not intended to be a political letter but if you read it that way it's on you. First, the earth doesn't need us anymore than it needed the dinosaurs before the last extinction. Secondly, we are by no means the only species regar...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 30, 2020

Store offers literacy grants

Cathlamet was the first town in the state of Washington to get a Dollar General according to Store Manager Shawn Wood, and now she would like to see a local organization receive one of the organization’s youth literacy grants. Schools, public...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 30, 2020

Filing for elections runs May 11-15

Filing for elected positions on the 2020 primary and general election ballots will run May 11-15. Candidates for local offices may file with their county auditor. Candidates should contact those offices to learn how to file as office access is...

 

Local governments to receive covid funding

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced nearly $300 million will be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding to local governments that did not receive direct distributions under the CARES Act. “Cities and counties are on the front line of...

 

More cancellations have been announced

ALMOST GONE--If you are getting this on Thursday, then this is the last day of yet another month; where did April go? So, tomorrow, Friday, is May Day; Happy May Day, everybody! Here's hoping you can surprise somebody with some flowers, like we used...

 

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 or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Astoria-Megler Bridge The mouth of the Columbia River was a devious and dangerous place for early explorers. Most exploring the west coast couldn't see it at all, and many who did find it were...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 30, 2020

Hotspot set in Skamokawa

Hotspots are a much needed service right now, especially for students who don’t have great internet access at home. Wahkiakum School District has password protected wi-fi access for anyone with a school provided device, and the network has been...

 

Sheriff's Report, April 30, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 19 — 11:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was found unconscious. 12:47 p.m....

 

Trudy Blain

Gertrude (Trudy) Leona Blain died April 21, 2020. She was born July 25, 1947 to Frank and Edna Blain of Rosburg. She grew up in Rosburg and graduated from Naselle High School in 1965. She married Ronald Kimball, they had a daughter and later were...

 

WHS senior is a semifinalist

Nai’a Freeman, a senior at Wahkiakum High School, has been selected as a semifinalist in the US Presidential Scholar’s Program, which was established in 1964 to “recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high...

 

Happy Birthday, Mason!

Cars and even a couple fire engines lined the street on Sunday, as friends paraded past Mason Wilson's home on Sunday to celebrate his 18th birthday. Mason is a senior at Wahkiakum High School, and...

 

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