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Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 7, 2020

County to apply for easing of covid-19 restrictions

If it were up to Wahkiakum County commissioners, stay at home restrictions on business and society in general to prevent the spread of covid-19 virus would be largely lifted. The county now has just three cases, and the economy needs to restart,...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Wahkiakum Receives Variance Approval to Move to Phase 2

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services has announced that the state Department of Health has approved the county's move to Phase 2 covid-19 re-opening. Following is the press release containing the announcement on Monday: Wahkiakum County Health...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 7, 2020

Governor eases restrictions on Tuesday

Last Friday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a four-phase plan to ease restrictions from the state's coronavirus stay-at-home order. While more activities are allowed starting Tuesday, May 5,...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Spring blooms

Light from the setting sun illuminated newly budded grape vine leaves. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 7, 2020

PUD considering system consolidation

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners opened their meeting on Tuesday morning with a public hearing on a matter they are considering, a financial consolidation of their three systems--the Electrical System, Western Wahkiakum Water System, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 7, 2020

Filing for elections starts next Monday

Filing for elected positions on the 2020 primary and general election ballots starts next Monday and runs through the rest of the week. Candidates for local offices may file with their county auditor. Candidates should contact those offices to learn...

 

Virus probably not developed as weapon

To The Eagle: Although COVID-19 was probably not developed specifically as a weapon in Wuhan Virology Labs, we do know that it was studied there with supporting funds of several million dollars from our own CDC, and when it did get loose, the ChiCom...

 

Who or what is the governor listening to?

To The Eagle: I, as a reasonably intelligent person with no medical background, can look at the facts and data relative to COVID-19 and come to a much different approach and conclusion than our governor. First I leave politics out of the equation,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 7, 2020

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday night, the total number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at two. On Wednesday morning, the number changed to three. As of this time, the first two are considered to be recovered. According to the Washington...

 

Weiler awarded media fellowship

Former Cathlamet resident and Wahkiakum High School Graduate is one of five journalists who were awarded a NewStart fellowships to study Media Solutions and Innovation at the West Virginia University...

 

Mother's Day is this Sunday; treat her

MIXED BAG--This past weekend was certainly a mixture of weather, as it seemed to pour down rain one minute and then the sun would come out and it looked great again; until the next cloud burst showed up. I'm told the end of this week may see some ver...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

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...

 

Special hunt permit application deadline May 18

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from April 20 to May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a random drawing...

 

Downriver Dispatches

In Remembrance of Edwin Warren Wirkkala I barely knew Ed Wirkkala, but I did have the honor of speaking with him on several occasions and I was able to interview him at the 9th Annual Loggers'...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Wahkiakum courts list new procedures

Wahkiakum Superior Court and District Courts and the County Clerk office continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state officials and the Wahkiakum County Health Department to ensure the health and safety of the courts, the...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 7, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 27 — 7:18 p.m. A caller reported that two large dogs had attacked her and her horse as they went down a P...

 

Community Garden plant sale set for May 13

Due to the vicissitudes of life resulting from the Corona pandemic, the annual Community Garden Plant Sale format will be changed this year. They will hold an open-air sale at the garden on Wednesday, May 13, rather than on a Saturday. The sale will...

 

Raymond Lee Oatfield

Raymond Lee Oatfield, 86 of Phoenix, Arizona, returned to his heavenly home on April 15, 2020, peacefully accompanied by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet. Raymond was preceded in death by his mother...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

To be of service is one of the most fulfilling aspects of civic life. At times, not everyone will find themselves in the position to help and sometimes those who didn’t need help, suddenly do. There is a balance within a community that is...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 7, 2020

Wifi hotspots are found across the county

Internet hotspots are a big topic right now, especially in an underserved county like Wahkiakum, in the midst of a pandemic, with students, teachers, and many other people working from home. While Wahkiakum School District has extended their wifi to...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Family center continues service for children

“St. James Family Center continues to provide services to children and families in our community,” Director Beth Hansen wrote in an email recently. “We have been working with our state partners to modify services and how we provide them. At...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 7, 2020

Cathlamet council OK's grant application for EV charging station

In a split vote, members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Monday agreed to proceed as lead agency in a grant application to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Under the plan proposed by Council Member David Olson, the town would...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Confirmed in 4th Wahkiakum County Resident

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services Department has announced the discovery of a fourth covid-19 patient in Wahkiakum County. Following is the news release making the announcement: Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a...

 

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