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Articles from the June 24, 2021 edition

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 By Eagle Staff    News    June 24, 2021

County bans outdoor burning effective Friday

Late Wednesday morning, Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer announced that the county was imposing a ban on all outdoor burning effective 12:01 a.m. this Friday. All land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning is banned until...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 24, 2021

Commission OK's Chinook recognition resolution by 2-1 vote

By a 2-1 vote, Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting federal recognition of the Chinook Indian Nation. Commissioners also discussed covid-19 issues with members of the public and addressed staffing...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 24, 2021

Broadband action committee considers how to progress

The Broadband Action Committee gathered on Monday for a discussion about how to move forward in their bid to bring broadband to the east side of Wahkiakum County, and to hear from Chris Walker of Noanet, and Russ Elliott from the Washington State Bro...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 24, 2021

Wahkiakum school board hears school year reports

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday to listen to reports from principals on how the district uses data to better serve their students, make an adjustment to the superintendent’s contract, and prepare for a special two day...

 

It's the water!

Above: The pool was busy on Monday according to the lifeguard, but with the early cloud cover on Tuesday, a family was able to have the pool to themselves for a little while. Right: A family enjoys...

 

Americans free to work hard, follow dreams

To The Eagle: In my last letter, I explained my support for the 2nd Amendment and how important it is if we want to remain free. I shared how Switzerland dealt with the right to bear arms. What I reported was 100% correct when my parents immigrated...

 

Patriotism means standing up for founding principles

To The Eagle: I was born in Cathlamet in my parents’ home on Spring Street. I am an avid reader of The Eagle, as is my sister Elizabeth (Goodfellow) Sears. We were very pleased that you chose to include an article addressing racism in The Eagle,...

 

CRT reverses Rev. King's dream

To The Eagle: The analysis of Critical Race Theory in last week’s Eagle was concise, elegant, and precisely backward. Classifying all white people as oppressors and all other skin hues as victimized underdogs, reverses Reverend King’s dream by...

 

Amazon incites hate and violence against officers

To The Eagle: I believe in the right of freedom of speech. I also believe that, like all freedoms, it should be exercised responsibly. With that in mind, I was surprised and angered to find Amazon is hawking merchandise emblazoned with the words,...

 

Local radio operators take to the field

To The Eagle: Field Day is again here this coming weekend, June 26-27. 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...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    June 24, 2021

Town council covers priorities, street plan

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council held a short meeting to discuss a few agenda items including a brief follow up on the council’s priority list for development. Council Member Bill Wainwright announced that he received lists from all but one...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 24, 2021

Covid-19 update

Two more cases of covid-19 were reported by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 157. Of those, 23 are considered potentially active. The two are in self-quarantine and have no known conne...

 

Island life

Puget Island resident Tim Larcher looked out a window in his house and photographed a new born white-tail fawn having a meal. Photo courtesy of Tim Larcher....

 

PIGYS event this weekend on P.I

PRETTY NICE--We had a very toasty Monday and if the forecast holds true, we've got another batch of hot days as well, so I hope you're all staying well hydrated and as cool as possible. However, our Tuesday morning "drizzle" was definitely a...

 

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. Fair Books should be out soon. The fair royalty will be kicking off soon and they will be out selling Fair Passes and Raffle tickets. I will know what the raffle is next week. Don't forget to stop by the farmers...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 24, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 13 — 10:16 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with a dislocated hip....

 

Downriver Dispatches

It’s hot. That means my grass is “browning” and watering flowers is my focus. My pink rose is wandering all over the place and blooming. So stunning. Anyone who wants to stop by and just check it out is welcome. You do not have to knock on the...

 

Hospital adds occupational therapist to clinics team

Submitted by Carol Nahorsky Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics (OBHMC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Farwell, OTR/L, CSRS, CHES to the position of occupational therapist at the Ocean Beach Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. The...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Protecting your home from wildfires

Dryer summers and more homes being built in heavily wooded areas increase the need to learn about ways to reduce the damage from wildfires. On June 30 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Judy Masura will explain ways to create a fire-wise landscape....

 

Dwight David Robeson

A resident of Spokane, Dwight passed away at his home on June 8, 2021, six days after his 61st birthday. He was born June 2, 1960, at Longview, Washington, the fifth child born to James and Maxine...

 

Death Notice for Mark Doumit

Mark Lawton Doumit, age 59, passed away suddenly June 21, 2021. He was born November 26, 1961. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather (papa), brother, uncle, cousin, godfather, friend and community leader. He will be greatly missed by all. A...

 

Silver Buckle Gaming Series

Submitted by Valerie Antijunti Welcome back riders to the Wahkiakum Silver buckle gaming series. Due to my current chemo treatments I have had to delay the start of the series to August 7. We will still have five shows. This year's show dates are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 24, 2021

Summer lunch program underway

Volunteers were in the kitchen at J.A. Wendt elementary school preparing meals on Monday for the first day of the summer food program, which will provide lunches to local kids for the next six weeks. The program, which provided 5,300 meals last...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Summer Pruning

When is the best time to prune? It depends! On June 29 at noon, WSU Extension Master Gardener Art Fuller will discuss the importance of summer pruning, types of pruning cuts, and what tools to use. You will learn the best time to prune and what...

 

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