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Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 1, 2021

High temperatures cause outages, send PUD crews to work on Sunday

The Wahkiakum County PUD crew has been known to go out in stormy conditions when the power goes out, but this Sunday, they were out in the hot sun responding to a few outages, some of which were...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 1, 2021

Covid update

The Wahkiakum County Department of Health and Human Services (WHHS) on Wednesday reported an additional case of covid-19 in a county resident. That brings the county total to a cumulative total of 158 cases with nine of those potentially active. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 1, 2021

Museum hosting events for Bald Eagle Day

The Wahkiakum Historical Society Museum will open its doors for the season on July 17 for Bald Eagle Days, following the parade. They will also offer mini train rides outside, and root beer floats....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 1, 2021

Local officials urge caution with fireworks

Wahkiakum County officials are asking people to refrain from using fireworks in un-incorporated parts of the county this Independence Day holiday weekend. Record setting temperatures and resulting dry conditions have created a fire danger throughout...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Remembering Mark Doumit

I was deeply saddened last week to learn of the unexpected death of former Cathlamet resident Mark Doumit. I think my first memory of him was in 1979 or 1980 when I went to the old cannery building in Cathlamet to photograph some gillnetters....

 

CRT and Chinook Nation discussed

To The Eagle: Interesting that Desantis, the governor of Florida, in his infinite wisdom, has determined that critical race theory (CRT) rather than being actual history, is nothing more than ‘a hotbed of stale ideology'. I can sort of see why...

 

Holiday should be celebrated

To The Eagle: Happy Independence Day! On July 4th, 331 million of us will have occasion to celebrate the birth of our nation, and the dearly bought freedoms and liberties that are the foundation of our lives as its citizens. It is for us to continue...

 

Be careful with fireworks, it's dry

HOT HOT HOT--Hot was the word for this past weekend and the start of this week, so for all you sun lovers, I hope you got your fill of it, as the rest of us folks who don't enjoy it as much, have had plenty of it! Being nice and warm is one thing,...

 

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...

 

Downriver Dispatches

That heat we had will hopefully not come again. Yesterday's breeze from the ocean was heaven. That heat burned the new growth on a couple of my rhododendrons. And my lovely pink rose just wilted away....

 

James Omegna

James (Jimmy) Omegna 04-05-1946 to 02-21-21 Jim passed away February 21st in Tacoma due to complications of pancreatic cancer. His absence leaves a canyon, impossible to fill for his family and...

 

Celebration of Life for Toby Liasjo

The Celebration of Life for Toby Liasjo, scheduled for July 11 at Riverside Park, has been canceled. His full obituary was published in the June 3, 2021 edition of The Eagle....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 1, 2021

Pool staff adapts to heat; lesson sessions filling up

The Julia Butler Hansen Municipal Swimming Pool is closed on Sundays, even Sundays with record breaking temperatures. However, they were open in the days preceding as the temperature rose higher and higher. “It was definitely hot,” Pool Manager...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 1, 2021

Family Health Center no longer in Veterans Choice

Once upon a time, local veterans were able to visit Cowlitz Family Health Center clinics, including the clinic in Cathlamet, to see a provider thanks to the Veteran’s Choice Program, instead of traveling farther afield to receive health care at a...

 

WSU Workshop: Living on the Land

Living on the Land teaches small acreage landowners in Southwest Washington practices that will improve their property and protect the environment. This course deals with the real-life issues landowners must address when trying to manage their land....

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: July

On Tuesdays at noon, WSU Master Gardeners present free weekly on-line programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android from...

 

Scenes from the sale

Puget Island Garage and Yard Sales (PIGYS) transactions were muted a bit this weekend, according to some sellers, likely because of the high heat, which started early each morning and never did seem...

 

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