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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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Port districts present different camping policies

As Wahkiakum County moves into a Phase 2 opening from covid-19 restrictions, the county's two port districts are taking different steps in allowing camping at their facilities. Port District 2 is...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 14, 2020

Local churches find ways to worship

Local church leaders have been embracing new technologies to bring messages of comfort to parishioners who are longing for communion with their church family while staying home to protect them during a pandemic. Ken Cummings, pastor at River of Life...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 14, 2020

Covid update:

As of Tuesday night, four people had tested positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, according to the Washington State Department of Health website. Sixty-five people have been tested. Pacific County had nine positive cases and one death reported....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 14, 2020

County officials discuss security, fate of 2020 fair

Wahkiakum County officials discussed Tuesday their next moves to deal with covid-19 virus, issues ranging from the fate of the county fair to installation of sneeze screens in courthouse offices. Even with news that the state Department of Health has...

 

Covid not sole contagion to infect society

To The Eagle: “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” --H.L. Mencken Covid-19 is the most contagious example yet to arise in r...

 

We've been living in the slow lane

To The Eagle: It’s been a while, only one trip for groceries. Thanks to seeing this coming. Few days before this: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘politicizing’ the deadly coronavirus during a campaign...

 

Long will work toward affordable healthcare

To The Eagle: This pandemic highlights our shameful healthcare system. Access to healthcare is woefully absent for many Amercans and results in people not getting treatment due to the cost and uncertainty of receiving adequate care. Representative...

 

It's about time to make this country truly great

To The Eagle: In a typical display of malignant partisan petulance, Trump has personally refused to re-open Obamacare (ACA) exchanges to allow millions of laid-off workers to get health insurance. Our wannabe emperor cares more about trying to kill...

 

We need to demand our constitutional rights

To The Eagle: If you, as I, have had enough of the governor trampling on your freedom and your constitutional rights then I say let’s open up our businesses and put people back to work. We don't need anyone's permission to live free, so I ask...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 14, 2020

Candidates begin filing for election

Candidates have begun filing for 2020 elections; the regular filing period ends tomorrow (Friday). Wahkiakum County positions on the ballot include County Commissioner #1, County Commissioner #2, Wahkiakum PUD Commissioner #1, and all Precinct...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 14, 2020

Restaurants may open under strict guidelines

As Wahkiakum County enters a Phase 2 opening for covid-19 virus precautions, restaurants and other eating establishments may resume dining in premises under state guidelines. According to a news release from the governor's office, through the...

 

We all need to stay vigilant against covid

HOT ONE--If you are one of those folks who like the heat, you sure enjoyed this past weekend, as temperatures were close to 90 degrees, certainly toasty enough for me! Before that, there were several days that were in the upper 70s/lower 80s and it...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Farmers markets, vegetables, summer lunches, oh my! These are welcome words in this uncertain time. Stay healthy, eat your veggies and help when you can: This is my personal mantra I am using for myself and my 6-year old. What is yours? The Senior...

 

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

Wear a N95 Mask? A minor study concerning headaches and the N95 face-mask between healthcare providers published in U.S. Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health on PubMed.gov in 2006 looked...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 14, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 3 — 7:07 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Deep River home. A deputy cleared the house for the owner after...

 

Special hunt permit application deadline extended to May 21

Hunters can now submit special hunt applications through midnight Thursday, May 21 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington. "The original deadline was May 18," said Eric Gardner, WDFW Wildlife...

 

Drive-In WiFi hotspot available for free internet

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, new drive-in WiFi hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for Washingtonians who do not have broadband service to their homes. The WSU...

 

Amy Prestegard

Obituaries Amy Prestegard also known as “Getme” born as Amy Elizabeth Nicholson arrived on this Earth December 9th 1937 in Kanakanak Alaska and left us May 8th 2020 on Puget Island. Amy was born to Ivy and Elmer Nicholson, she would spend her...

 

Dawn Stevens

Dawn Marie Stevens, 48, formerly of Cathlamet, died May 7, 2020 in Longview. She was born in Longview September 30, 1971. She attended school in Longview and graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1992. She worked in the janitorial service for...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions have announced Zayne Meneou as their April Student of the Month. He enjoys riding horses and roping. When living in Arizona he was in 4-H and has shown animals and participated in...

 

Finn Fest postponed until 2022

The 2020 Finnish American Folk Festival, usually occuring every two years, has been canceled. According to organizers it will take place on July 29, 30 and 31, 2022, in Naselle. For more information call 360-484-3602 or online at...

 

The Birds-Sequel

Genie Cary visited the Hansen National Wildlife Refuge and spotted a small bird tentatively identified as a tree sparrow....

 

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