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Articles from the June 23, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 23, 2022

Pedal the Pacific riders overnight in Cathlamet

They came; they saw, they had a good time, and they headed out early Friday morning to catch the ferry on Puget Island and head to Astoria on the next leg of a bike ride to San Diego. "They" are 12...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    June 23, 2022

Covid vaccines available for kids age 6 months & up

Covid vaccines for anyone age six months and up are now available. The Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services Department (WHHS) reported Thursday that the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved two vaccines for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 23, 2022

New directors take the reins for Chamber of Commerce

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce has had a change in leadership, with the former assistant director, Monica Budd stepping into the executive director's shoes and new hire Melissa Collins taking on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 23, 2022

County officials seek way to pay for fairgrounds work

Wahkiakum County commissioners spent much of their Tuesday meeting discussing issues with constituents; they also worked with county fair officials to solve problems for financing improvements at the fairgrounds so that projects could be done before...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 23, 2022

PUD commission starts long term planning

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners shared their thoughts about membership with Northwest River Partners which supports hydropower and is working to retain dams on the Lower Snake River. Commissioner Dennis Reid said he’d been...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 23, 2022

Brady will be write-in commission candidate

Former Wahkiakum County Commissioner Blair Brady announced Tuesday he has filed to run as a write-in candidate for the District 3 seat on the county board of commissioners. Incumbent Commissioner Gene Strong filed for re-election to the position in...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In an article in last week's edition about the recent meeting of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District, The Eagle printed an incorrect email address for submission of résumés from people interested in filling a vacancy on the district board...

 

Amateur Radio Field Day

To The Eagle: Field Day is again here this coming weekend, June 25-26. During the 24-hour period from noon Saturday to noon Sunday amateur radio operators flex their antennas to see how many other radio operators from around the world they can talk...

 

Why is FOX afraid to air the hearings?

To The Eagle: It seems that America has come to a place where we as a nation either continue united or end up just another Banana Republic. The attempted coup on January 6, 2021 was certainly more than just a normal tourist day as proposed by some....

 

Gun control was not a contributing factor

To The Eagle: A contributor’s recent claim of a strong correlation between public disarmament and mass exterminations requires some perspective. Important determining factors, most notably, what sorts of political regimes committed those...

 

Let's all calm down a little

To The Eagle: Once again, we have certain people wanting to blame an inanimate object, and not place the blame where it truly belongs. What’s more is that it seems to mostly be coming from the same people who support our current Commanding Blamer...

 

A bit of education about guns is needed

To The Eagle: A letter last week decried my comparing Fentanyl deaths to firearm deaths as a “false equivalency… like comparing apples to oranges,” but then continues on to compare automobile deaths to firearm deaths. That is somehow...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 23, 2022

Town council OK's variety of ordinances

Cathlamet Town Council members on Monday covered a variety of new ordinances and wrestled with a request to lease the community center. Community Integrated Health Service contacted the town about leasing the community center, which has been closed...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 23, 2022

WHS sophomores receive STEM honors

Wahkiakum High School sophomores K.T. Cernal and Arwynn Haney were honored along with other regional nominees as STEM Rising Stars in Vancouver recently by ESD 112 at their Career Connect SW STEM...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 23, 2022

WHS juniors honored

Wahkiakum High School juniors Reigha Niemeyer and Sebastian Britt received Masonic Junior Achievement Awards along with students from other area high schools at an event in Kelso this spring. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 23, 2022

Port 2 names manager

Commissioners of Port District No. 2 on Tuesday adopted a resolution appointing Samuel Shogren as port manager. The port's previous manager resigned in January, and Assistant Manger Terina Davis has since served as interim manager. Shogren's first...

 

PIGYS sale on Island Friday through Sunday

SUMMER IS COMING--While we begin this work week with some filtered sunshine through the morning cloudiness, we are being told by forecasters that a dry and warm stretch with lots of sunshine is coming our way this first week of summer, so that will b...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Wahkiakum Planning Commission, Courthouse, 6 p.m. Wahkiakum Commissio...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Summer has arrived and hopefully, the gift of warmth and sun. I have always liked Father's Day because it means summer is arriving. These days I am grateful for my community of friends and people who...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 23, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 13 — 2:29 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided aid to a woman in a Cathlamet restaurant. 6:07 p.m. A...

 

Covid-19 update

No new cases of covid-19 were reported this week by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, which only counts positive results from PCR tests, and their cumulative count stands at 314, with no active...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 23, 2022

Skyline adds disc golf course

Disc golf is coming to Skyline Golf Course in July. Robin and Kim (Rodahl) Herren decided to honor Kim's late father Ralph Rodahl by continuing to run Skyline Golf Course, which he built, and they are...

 

A rose is planted

On June 14, a crowd gathered at the Julia Butler Hansen Heritage Center for the Cathlamet Woman’s Club’s annual rose planting to honor the 2021 citizens of the Year, Robert and Esther Roche and...

 

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