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Articles from the June 25, 2020 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 25, 2020

Port 2 considers health insurance, park trail work

Commissioners of Port District 2 discussed a potential health insurance plan for district employees and the plan for enhancing the waterfront trail at Skamokawa Vista Park when the board met via Zoom on June 16. Manager Jeff Smith said the port...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 25, 2020

Health director ready to apply for Phase 4 as soon as state will allow

As the covid-19 pandemic evolves around Washington, Wahkiakum County officials are looking to advance to a Phase 4 opening as soon as possible. "I'm ready (to apply) if the state will allow it," county Health and Human Services (H&HS) Director Chris...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

School staff making plans for reopening

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday in the high school gym for their June meeting. Superintendent Brent Freeman told them about his continuing work to find creative ways to fund renovations at the district after the attemp...

 

Inslee mandates wearing of masks while out in public

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced Tuesday a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect this Friday. The order comes after a Saturday announcement of a mandatory mask proclamation for Yakima County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and as a volunteer with the Cathlamet Fire Department, but if you are like me and noticed his absence, he's been on a bit...

 

Farmers market at the fairgrounds

There was produce from Yakima and Tri-Cities and a lot of canned goods, handmade soap, used books, and gift items hand sewn by Connie Long and Susan Gentry at the Skamokawa Farmers Market on Tuesday....

 

Animal advocate group formed

To The Eagle: At last, a group of local volunteers has succeeded in forming a much-needed Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG). It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent animal cruelty and abuse, to foster and re-home unwanted,...

 

Planning commissioner resigns over project

To The Eagle: As a member of the Wahkiakum County Planning Commission, I assumed that when the commissioners voted down a permit that it was done, unless it was brought before us again with more discussion and information. Not so, with the Skamokawa...

 

Planning commissioner resigns post

To The Eagle: I must have misunderstood my role as a member of the planning commission and the role of individuals or companies coming before the commission for approval of their project. I reference the PUD Skamokawa project. The first meeting of th...

 

Will fear of the virus bankrupt our lives?

To The Eagle: About Covid-19, in the USA; with the population of an estimated 330 million; over 2 million got the virus; 118 thousand died and over 873 thousand recovered. The numbers of our loved ones that died are not comforting; this shouldn’t...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 25, 2020

Covid-19 update:

Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Monday morning, bringing the total of confirmed cases to five. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has contacted the individual and a case investigation is ongoing, Director Chris Bisc...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Spokane Woman Founds Father’s Day There are many events that may have inspired the idea of Father's Day, and one was the start of the Mother's Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) is the officially...

 

More businesses set to open locally

ANOTHER MIXED WEEKEND--There's nothing like being in the 80s one minute, and within an hour, in the 60s, followed by rain the next day, only to be followed by sunshine; what a way to end spring and start summer. With a little luck, the forecast of...

 

Final big push needed for Census count

According to information received from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Wahkiakum County is approaching the self-response rate it achieved during the 2010 Census and needs a final big push to surpass that goal. The county is currently si...

 

Wright named national delegate

Cathlamet resident Ron Wright has received a letter from the Washington State Democrat Party notifying him that he has been elected to National Delegate for the Washington State Democrats. "On behalf of Joseph R. Biden. You will be representing...

 

State Parks adds free days for later this year

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces two additional free days in 2020, which replace the two free days lost to COVID-19 related closures in April. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by...

 

WHS honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School second semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year has been announced. Students earning a 4.0 grade point average were: 9th grade: Abigail Ames, Brodie Avalon, Sofiya Goldinov, Miya Kerstetter, Hannah Mendez, Reigha...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 25, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 14 — 1:09 a.m. The sheriff’s department received an abandoned 911 call from an Elochoman Valley address....

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met virtually for its monthly meeting on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. This was the third virtual meeting of the board by virtue of Governor Inslee’s mandate regarding open public meetings....

 

Fireworks sales set to begin June 28

Sale of consumer fireworks begins June 28 at 12:00 p.m., and ends on July 5, at 9:00 p.m. A number of cities and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks. Other counties have modified the type of fireworks that can be...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School recently released their Fourth Quarter Honor Roll. The following students made the grade. 8th Grade: Students earning a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) were Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale and Avery Wilste-Hiatt. Those earning...

 

Amateur Radio Field Day 2020 set for this weekend

Amateur Radio Field Day is upon us again. It comes up every year on the fourth full weekend of June, when amateur radio operators test their emergency skills to make contact with as many other...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The volunteers of the Summer Lunch program have completely blown me away. The outpour of folks willing to roll up their sleeves and make lunches for our kids is really something special. Our first week went great, and our numbers of meals are...

 

Kayak adventure to be shared

According to information received from Friends of Skamokawa, Kyleen Austin of Columbia River Kayaking will share the adventure of her solo kayak trip from Alaska to Puget Island on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The online event will be broadcast on...

 

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