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Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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Island life

Above: A family of geese cruise along Birnie slough. Right: A goldfinch perches in a Puget Island tree. Photos by Ian Brandon...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Jackson Inlet considered for weed control in 2023

As the environment of the lower Columbia River region evolves, Wahkiakum County's Noxious Weed Control Program is trying to keep up. Originally created years ago to control poisonous and similar weeds on agricultural land, the program is now having t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 12, 2022

Commissioners, Corps review Gray's Bay shoaling

It likely will take an act of Congress to get the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge sediment in Gray's Bay. Residents of the Grays River and Deep River valleys have been pressing the Corps for years to clear sediment from the rivers' channels...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Virulent avian flu now in our region

An outbreak of avian flu has been affecting poultry in North America since sometime last fall or early winter, but it wasn’t until the first week of May that it began to show up a little closer to home, in backyard flocks in Pacific County, in...

 

A special flag

Last Tuesday, the VFW Post 5297 raised a new flag at the Cathlamet Fire Hall after presenting it to the Cathlamet Fire Chief Vernon Barton. The flag previously hung on the catwalk of a C-17 that...

 

Fifty years of case law may be overturned

To The Eagle: How sad for the women of our once freedom loving country. Four men, of which two clearly lied during their confirmation hearings and one woman straight out of The Handmaid's Tale who very clearly lied during hers, are set to overturn...

 

Robotics team grateful for support

To The Eagle: The outpouring of support for our Wahkiakum 4-H and High School Mecha Mules robotics team has been heartwarming. We have 20 sponsors so far. We especially want to thank the Sons of Norway, Helgeland Lodge #30 for their overwhelmingly...

 

Issues can be solved if we work together

To The Eagle: A letter last week summed up the greatest threat to our great Democracy with the writer more than suggesting that if he disagrees with you then it follows that he should dislike you. There was a time when we Americans welcomed...

 

Keep your children fenced in

To The Eagle: I can empathize with the fellow who recently mourned the casual slaughter he witnessed of wildfowl crossing the road. I would classify such barbaric rural behavior as the rule rather than the exception. You can be sure many a family...

 

Covid-19 update

By Diana ZimmermanWith no new official cases of covid-19 reported in the last week, the cumulative number in Wahkiakum County remains at 313 according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, with...

 

Students study salmon rearing

Wahkiakum High School FFA and Career and Technical Education (CTE) students recently went to the Deep River net pens (above) and helped by releasing salmonids. The students learned how to measure FPP...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 12, 2022

Reporter issues pie baking challenge

Part of my family's lore is that a young Ronald Reagan, during his days on the radio, would come in to my maternal grandfather's restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, where surely he must have enjoyed...

 

Flea market Saturday at fairgrounds

FAIRLY WET--As I begin this column, the sun is actually shining but there have definitely been some wet moments to the day, and from the looks of it, we’ve got more of that kind of weather headed our way. So, while we may see some dry days now and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. P...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend. This Saturday is the Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available for only $10. Call the office to reserve yours (360)795-3480. Otherwise just come on dow...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Carlton Appelo’s 100th birthday is today: When we talk about Carlton, there is no question he made his mark on Wahkiakum County in so many ways. His father was the founder of Wahkiakum West Telephone Company. Carlton took it over after his early...

 

Carlton Appelo

By Bonnie LaDoe, Portland, Oregon Although I purchased all of Carlton's phone books with the historic supplements, I did not get to know him until the late 1990's while visiting with Glenrose Hedlund...

 

Remembering Carlton

By Kayrene Gilbertsen Carlton Appelo had a passion for his community and its history: past, present and future. He loved telling stories, sharing ideas and working to make the county more user friendly. I first worked with Carlton as a Port 2 commiss...

 

WSDA to begin annual hunt for invasive pests

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is beginning its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state’s environment and agricultural industry. Trappers will set thousands of traps statewide to monitor for the introduction or spread...

 

WDFW seeks comment on periodic status review for Western snowy plover

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on its draft periodic status review for snowy plover. The Department is recommending maintaining the species' classification as Endangered in the state of Washington. The...

 

Darin Dow

Darin L. Dow, 57, of Naselle, died September 27, 2021. He was born in Longview February 24, 1965 to Betty Lou and Daryl Dow. He joined the Air Force after high school in 1984 and spent two years there. He returned to Cathlamet in 1986 and moved to...

 

Vanessa Leigh graduated

Vanessa (Elliott) Leigh graduated from WSU Vancouver with Suma Cum Laude honors with an Ecology and Environmental Science Bachelors Degree on May 7, 2022. She is shown here with her grandmother, Lore...

 

LCC announces a celebration of Lawetlat'la volcano

Community members are invited to Lower Columbia College (LCC) on May 18 for an interactive celebration of our local volcano. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of LCC’s annual Earth Science’s annual celebration of the May...

 

FOS to hold fundraiser and display patriotic exhibit

The Friends of Skamokawa has announced the following events: Their “Shred Day” fundraiser will be located at the Bank of Pacific parking lot in Cathlamet on May 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There is a limit of two banker boxes per car. No clips,...

 

Working in the community garden

Master Gardener Joyce Orr and another volunteer, Denise Doughty, were enjoying a little sunshine last Wednesday as they prepared the Community Garden for planting. Orr was sowing lettuce in the...

 

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