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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

School board hears maintenance reports; virtual graduation plan

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday night to approve several items, listen to presentations from the technology director and the business manager, and get updates about graduation, the food program, and the conversation...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

Port 1: Wait and see for Wooden Boat Festival

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss the annual boat show, a possible multifunctional building, a grant application, and water at County Line Park. According to Port...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Cathlamet pool will open, virus permitting

The Cathlamet Town Council covered lots of ground when they met Monday, with topics ranging from CARES Act funding and swimming pool to maintenance of town parks. The town will receive $25,000 in CARES Act funds which can be used in a variety of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Senator: State faces challenging finances

As Washington state responds to the covid-19 pandemic, the Washington Legislature will have to address a huge revenue shortfall in a special session later this year, Sen. Dean Takko, D-Dist. 19, told local officials at a Tuesday roundtable meeting....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

County fair board considering virtual fair

After a lot of discussion on Monday, the Wahkiakum County Fair Board voted to move in a new direction this summer with a virtual county fair, because of all the uncertainty surrounding covid-19 and when it will be safe for people to gather again....

 

Columbia Street closing for water main project

Because of the start of a water main replacement construction project, Columbia Street will be closed approximately from Jacobson Road to SR 4 starting next Tuesday. A contractor working for the Town of Cathlamet will replace a water main that runs...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

PUD received few responses to system consolidation survey

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning to listen to reports, discuss feedback from the community about their recent public hearing on a proposed financial consolidation, and authorize a contract with a new consultant for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Candidates finish filing for election

Candidates finished filing for 2020 elections last Friday with Wahkiakum County set for two races for positions on the county board of commissioners. As of Friday, filings included: County Commissioner #1, Mike Backman, incumbent, Independent, and Le...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

Covid update: County's case load holds at four; large gatherings pose risk

As of Tuesday night, the number of positive cases for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at four, with 88 people having been tested, according to the Washington Department of Health. In Pacific County, the number of positive cases was nine, with...

 

Skamokawa News: No fresh strawberries from Lions Club

PRETTY WET--I hope you used those sun breaks earlier this week to get your lawn mowed and those other outdoor chores done, as we are supposed to get pretty wet during this week. Last weekend I was happy to get out and about and get a bit of yardwork...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Make a butterfly puddler

Give a butterfly a drink and spend some quiet time in the garden this summer watching them flutter in for a sip. On May 22 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will show children (ages 6-16) how to make a simple butterfly...

 

Downriver Dispatches: Virus vs Bacteria

I noticed a sign on the door of the local barber shop in Cathlamet that the Governor had shut them down during this Covid19 pandemic. I had just taken my daughter to a dentist in Battle Ground, and...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 21, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 10 — 1:25 a.m. A caller reported that two people in a loud vehicle had pulled into the day use area at...

 

Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board Notes

Submitted by Supt. Lisa Nelson The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met virtually for its monthly meeting on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. This was the second virtual meeting of the board by virtue of Governor Inslee’s mandate...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

While doing some research, I came across an article on starttalkingnow.org. Dr. Yolanda Evans and social worker Erik Schlocker of Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic have recently compiled data and found that the “youth have indicated...

 

Local farms, gardens offer nutritious food

As a county extension agent, I get to visit farmers and gardeners from the western reaches of Deep River to the eastern hillsides of Cathlamet. Their rainfall and soils range widely from hillsides to...

 

Memorial Day Ceremony at Greenwood canceled

There will be no public Memorial Day Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery on May 25. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, which pays tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country,...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line May & June Workshops

On Tuesdays from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs focused on Gardening in Cowlitz County. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone. For security reasons, connection...

 

Daniel Freuler

Daniel Loren Freuler, age 60, died May 1, 2020, in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was born on April 27, 1960, in Vancouver, Wash., to Fred Loren Freuler and Peggy E. (Fuller) Freuler. Dan was an amazing artist...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Vista Park re-opening for camping on May 28

Skamokawa Vista Park will open to camping beginning May 28, Jeff Smith, manager for Port District 2, announced Tuesday. The park has been closed to camping as part of the social distancing closures mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee to slow the spread of th...

 

MG Workshop: Understanding Soils and use of Fertilizers

Great gardening starts with good soil. On May 26 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present a free on-line class to learn about managing soil for a successful garden and correct use of fertilizers. Register and contact...

 

Will virus follow pattern of 1918 Spanish Flu?

To The Eagle: A friend of mine sent me a graph from a 1920’s publication showing the mortality rate of the 1918 Spanish flu. The graph shows that the 1918 pandemic lasted about 13-months and occurred in three waves. The first wave on the graph is r...

 

We are fortunate to have Jaime

To The Eagle: I have appreciated Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s hard work and initiative to help SWWA during the Covid-19 crisis. The online town halls with Dr. Melnick and business support organizations were informative. The presentations/Q&A provided...

 

Our rights become wrongs when misused

To The Eagle: Last week a contributor complained about his freedom being trampled under quarantine restrictions. His outburst against continuing public health and safety measures during this pandemic has little to do with exercising constitutional...

 

President acted with alacrity

To The Eagle: Wow! What an impressive edition of The Eagle last week! The progressive pandemic panic pundits showed up in force in the letters section (four of ‘em – count ‘em!) plus a doom and gloom disquisition from the Associated Press,...

 

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