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Articles from the May 20, 2021 edition

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National Guard Mobile Vaccine Team comes to Wahkiakum

Members of the Washington National Guard Mobile Vaccine Team 9 came to Wahkiakum County Sunday and conducted covid-19 vaccination clinics in Skamokawa and on Puget Island. The guardsmen administered...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 20, 2021

Commissioners hear Oneida residents' concerns

Oneida Road residents are seeing a return of congestion problems on the county road to occur with many recreational fishing seasons. At the Tuesday meeting of the county board of commissioners, area resident Corbett McMasters asked county officials...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 20, 2021

Westend residents press PUD for water main extension

A few Westend community members attended the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting in person or via Zoom on Tuesday to encourage the PUD to move forward on a project to bring water to the Deep River area. Westend resident Karen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 20, 2021

Covid-19 update

There was one more case of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County last Thursday, another one this Thursday, and six more reported Friday, bringing the cumulative total to 125, with 11 considered potentially active. “We do have a couple more [cases]...

 

County establishes 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...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 20, 2021

Council votes to proceed with EV charging

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council announced that the town was awarded a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to fund the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Butler St. parking lot. Other items...

 

Those who work for social justice do not hate America

To The Eagle: A lady of Swiss lineage recently wrote in to express her scorn for social activists whom she describes as “Socialist/Communist” who hate America. How dare she accuse me of hating America because I don’t believe, like her, that...

 

Writer praises another

To The Eagle: In last week’s Letter to the Editor I truly liked what Lily Kolditz wrote: Don’t let “them” divide us. It was written with consideration, tact and common sense; I couldn’t have said it better. Toni Below Ca...

 

Who has fascist yearnings?

To The Eagle: J.B.’s attempt to defend the indefensible last week scores zero for four: Abortion up to the point of birth and even after, and abortion for the purpose of selling baby spare parts qualifies as pretty much unlimited, and if those...

 

Writer embarassed to be U.S. citizen

To The Eagle: I am so embarrassed to be a U.S. citizen. I've always wondered why Europeans didn't like [U.S.]Americans. Now I know. We are easily bribed! If I lived in Georgia and voted democrat I was promised a $2000.00 check. Instead most U.S....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's story about filing for elections, the name of Cathlamet Council Member David Olson (correct spelling) was misspelled....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 20, 2021

Port 1 commission hears milfoil, grant reports

At a quick meeting last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Port 1 Board of Commissioners received an update on milfoil at the marina and learned about a couple potential grants. The Wahkiakum County Weed Board, with the support of Wahkiakum County commissioners...

 

River Mile 38 expands

A crowd of supporters attended the River Mile 38. Brewing Co.'s ground breaking at the marina. Owners Rex Czuba and Javier Sanchez hold the ceremony shovels. Photo by Andrew Weiler...

 

Car show will be here in two weeks

NICE ONE--I don't know where you were this past weekend, but around here, we had a pretty nice one. We had morning clouds but by noon, it was back to sunshine, along with a bit of a breeze; it was really quite nice. Personally, I could do without the...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone has marked their calendar for the 2nd annual Cruzin to the Fair Car Show. We are just under three weeks away. Pre-registration ends on May 28. After that you can register the day of the show. We will...

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Community Garden in Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet is a busy place and plants are poking up through the nicely ‘tilled soil. The weeds are being pulled. Soil is in good shape and it all looks good for this gardening season....

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Eagle: This is my 15th column for a paper I'm quite fond of. In the big world "outside" there are few newspapers still alive, certainly not in little counties like ours. We owe Rick Nelson and...

 

Registration open for Continuing Education at LCC

Registration is open for summer quarter Continuing Education courses. Visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce and click on the shopping cart to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. Drawing Outdoors Fact-to-Face class-5:00-7:00 pm,...

 

VFW celebrates 100 years

On May 8 the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Washington celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a 1920's theme event. This event was also a recognition of winners of the VFW's essay competition...

 

Jean Beerbower

Jean Marie Beerbower died May 5, 2021. She was born in Auburn, Washington on May 12,1957 to William and Violet Edmunds. Survivors include husband Neil F. Beerbower; son Jeffrey N. Beerbower and wife Ashley and three grandsons. Jean volunteered at...

 

Heywood receives Bachelor of Arts

Shona Heywood received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management, cum laude, from Missouri State University. She has been accepted to Missouri State's accelerated Master in Business...

 

Nature Survival Camp set for July 12-16

Adventure awaits online this summer for young people through Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria. Nature Survival Camp will be virtual this summer, in order to be safe, with registration opening May 24. Nature Survival Camp runs July...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 20, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 9 — 6:43 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen and was confused....

 

Availability and public comment for 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization, invites the public to comment on the dr...

 

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