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Downriver Dispatches

The Power of Water Wahkiakum and Pacific County have had their share of rain and then some with the common result of massive flooding. According to the National Weather service, those who have been residents of coastal areas understand the danger of...

 

Fifth covid-19 case reported in Wahkiakum County

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 5th COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident, according to a Monday morning announcement from Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County's...

 

USDA to provide payments to local agricultural producers

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 18, 2020

Council declines to open swimming pool for 2020

By a 4-1 vote, the Cathlamet Town Council decided Monday not to open the municipal swimming pool this summer. The council cited a mix of concerns over the covid-19 pandemic and financial and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

WHS seniors graduate in livestreamed commencement

The Wahkiakum High School Class of 2020 graduated on Friday. It was a quieter commencement than normal, in a time when gatherings are capped at 50 or less by a pandemic. The event was livestreamed on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 18, 2020

Commission OKs permit to expand Skamokawa water

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a shoreline management permit that could lead Wahkiakum PUD to improve water supply in Skamokawa. Commissioners approved the permit despite a recommendation, on a 4-3 vote, from the county planning...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Port 1 commission handles varied business

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners passed two resolutions and discussed the manager’s report last Thursday at their June meeting. The first resolution to pass was an interlocal agreement with Wahkiakum PUD, who will perform water testing at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Wahkiakum PUD ready for summer projects

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports and approved an interlocal agreement to perform water testing at County Line Park for Port 1 on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Dennis Reid asked General Manger Dave Tramblie if there were...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Open minds, open hearts needed now

Last week, word traveled by social media that people supporting the Black Lives Matter would hold "A March of Silence" on Friday afternoon, state wide. According to news reports, the event's purpose was to honor those lost to police brutality and...

 

Join the debate June 24 on Zoom (Zoom link corrected)

(An incorrect link for the Zoom meeting was submitted in this letter. It has been corrected. --editor) To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Parties formed a joint Subcommittee for Debates/Forums. I was excited to serve on...

 

Citizen appreciates letter writers

To The Eagle: Letters to The Eagle in the June 11th issue were so earnestly and respectfully written, on a variety of issues that I feel that the writers, Mr. Schreiber, Mr. Skemp, Ms. Ling, Ms. Brightbill, Nicole Emery and Luke Bohn should be...

 

The facts are available, no need to debate

To The Eagle: Writing strictly as a Cathlamet resident and independent voter, I felt it necessary to comment on the article in the June 4 Eagle labeled Life under Attack. The writer made many statements I do wholeheartedly agree with. I do find...

 

We need to vote the left out

To The Eagle: And now we are forced to witness another massive hysteria brought to us by our leftist media. The awful and destructive riots are meant to demoralize and terrorize our people. How they love to bring their lying and dispiriting...

 

MAGA again

To The Eagle: There’s an old saw about the guy with excellent will power – could resist anything but temptation. Regardless of how the China Virus got started, the ChiCom government couldn’t resist the temptation to jockey around with travel po...

 

An explanation of white privilege

To The Eagle: What is white privilege? Here is the explanation someone requested. We live in White America and sup daily at the banquet of white privilege. White privilege is not something that you choose — it exists. This social construct was in...

 

MLK not BLM

To The Eagle: Please read the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, the answer to repair what divides the races is there in that brilliant caring man’s words. The Black Lives Matter movement lost much support when they accused anyone that said All...

 

See what happens if police aren't on the job

To The Eagle: Every cop in America should walk off the job for two weeks so we can see what they do, city, county, state and federal. Let's see what happens if they are not on duty and who is affected the most. It is not a good time to be in the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 18, 2020

Abigail Moten named NHS salutatorian

By Diana Zimmerman The Naselle High School Class of 2020's salutatorian, Abigail Moten, has long had a very clear career goal. Because of that, as well as a lot of hard work, she is on track to have...

 

Treat the man in your family this Sunday

PRETTY WET--This past weekend it was pretty wet, like inches of wetness, at least out here in West Valley. The greenery even got so heavy, that a couple of trees came down and one of them took out our power! Thank goodness we saw a bit more sunshine...

 

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...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Making Homemade Stepping Stones

Looking for a fun time for your family? On June 19 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will demonstrate to youth how to make homemade stepping stones. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone. To register for free,...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 18, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 7 — 1:07 p.m. Deputies responded when a domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. 1:15 p.m....

 

Library services are gradually resuming

According to information received from Librarian Carol Blix, the Cathlamet Public Library began curbside service yesterday, Wednesday, June 17. For curbside (actually “front porch”) pickup, patrons will phone (360-795-3254) or email (carol@townof...

 

A sense of place: Driving through woods

Editor's note: Oh, my. Last week's edition contained a special section, The Focus on Wahkiakum. We dedicated it to the graduating classes of 2020 and included writing from students expressing their thoughts about coping with school and the covid-19...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

There is a lot happening right now, in the world, in our hearts and in our lives. I am certainly not a fortune teller, but I do have a sneaking suspicion that all this change is not only necessary, but also healthy. Some days it doesn’t seem that...

 

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