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Articles from the May 13, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 13, 2021

Covid-19 update

Two more covid-19 cases were reported in Wahkiakum County this week, bringing the cumulative total to 117. Nine are considered to be potentially active. “Overall we are doing much better as a country,” Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) D...

 

Special meeting for Fire District 2

Fire District 2 (Skamokawa) board of commissioners will hold a special meeting Saturday, May 15, 5 p.m., at the fire hall on East Valley Road, Skamokawa....

 

County starting walk-up covid vaccination clinics

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has set aside time and staff to provide, no appointment necessary, walk-up vaccinations for covid-19. The vaccinations will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday...

 

Island life

A pair of deer graze on fast growing Puget Island grass. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

County pushing clinics for 100% vaccinations

Wahkiakum County public health officials have set a goal of vaccinating 100 percent of the county's population against covid-19, and they've set a number of clinics to bring vaccinations to various parts of the county. The county Health & Human...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

County adopts rules for local election voters pamphlet

With filing for election coming up next week, Wahkiakum County officials have adopted formal administrative rules for creation of a county voters guide. Candidates for office and jurisdictions running ballot measures such as special levies are...

 

Jeffers honored

The Cathlamet Woman's Club presented Charlene Jeffers with a Golden Pie Plate for her service as the Pie Social Chair from 2002-2020 at their annual Pie Social at Tsuga Gallery on Friday. Jeffers...

 

We should lead by the power of example

To The Eagle: I’d like to address some of the derogatory comments made by the fellow who mocked our country as having “adopted self-excoriation as a national pastime.” National retrospection is not a weakness, regardless of what Republican...

 

Don't let "them" divide us

To The Eagle: We need to understand the propaganda of the “woke” Socialists/Communists for what it is. Their effort is to divide Americans, weaken our economy, release violent criminals back into the streets, demoralize good law enforcement...

 

Anti-vaccination propaganda kills

To The Eagle: Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin recently said distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine should have been "limited." That undermines the national push to end the pandemic. Johnson, who has no medical background, said "I see no rea...

 

We don't need any new taxes

To The Eagle: About three weeks ago I received a letter from Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. To make it short, she stated that the talk in Olympia is surrounding new taxes, even a state income tax. She wrote to Inslee requesting to oppose all ne...

 

PUD should make existing utilities more bulletproof

To The Eagle: One of our PUD commissioners has started a crusade to bring city water to the folks in Deep River, and wants to dig into the two million dollar reserve fund to get the project going. Manager Dave Tramblie valiantly dug in his heels,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 13, 2021

Officials study relief fund use

Wahkiakum County officials are just starting to understand how federal coronavirus relief aid funds could be used. Treasurer Tammy Peterson said Tuesday that she and county Auditor Nicci Bergseng had just received 150 pages of guidance. "It is very...

 

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled several items of business when they met Tuesday, including: --Commissioners approved changes to the labor contract with the Masters, Mates and Pilots Union to give ferry deckhands and unlicensed personnel a 3...

 

Brewery expansion ground breaking set for Friday

Rivermile 38 Brewery will hold a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of its expansion at the Elochoman Slough Marina. The ceremony, open to the public, will be at 3:45 p.m. According to an announcement from Rivermile 38, "facility additions...

 

Poppies bloom in Cathlamet

Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Chicken dinner in Rosburg on Sunday

NOT BAD--It looks like this is going to be a pretty decent week for weather, with mostly sunny and mild temperatures, so I hope you've been enjoying it as it appears the rains will return in a few days, so we have to enjoy these nice days while we...

 

Master Gardener Plant Sale and Tomatopalooza set for May 9-12

WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will hold an online plant sale Sunday May 9-Thursday May 12 with order pickup on Saturday, May 15 at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. You’ll be able to browse and order from a selection of dozens of hard-to-find...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

WWEST announces new CEO/General Manager

Western Wahkiakum Telephone Company's board of directors has announced the appointment of Kenneth Johnson as its new Chief Executive Officer/General Manager effective June 2021. He succeeds Steve Appelo who is planning to retire and will remain an...

 

Enrollment ends May 31 for prepaid college savings plan

The GET program’s 2020-2021 enrollment period comes to a close on May 31. Washington families still have time to start saving for future college costs with the state’s 529 prepaid tuition program. The GET program is one of two college savings opt...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It's Tuesday and what a glorious day it is! Had coffee on the "west" deck so I could look at the "Naselle" rhododendron that's finally blooming. I see them in Naselle and tried to find one that was...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 13, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 2 — 2:28 p.m. A welfare check was requested after a medical alarm was activated at a Cathlamet residence....

 

Anna Hill

Longtime area resident, loving mom, and beloved friend, Anna Mae Hill, passed away March 27, 2021, at her home in Longview, Wash., at the age of 81. Anna was born November 5, 1939, in Kelso, Wash., to...

 

John Marley, Jr.

Former Cathlamet resident John Marley, Jr. (Jack) was born in South Gate, California on 12-21-1934 to Louretta and John Marley, Sr. He died at home on Friday 04-23-21 with his wife, Mae, by his side....

 

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