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Articles from the July 2, 2020 edition

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Downriver Dispatches

The Power of Water: Essential to Life In a previous article in Downriver Dispatches I wrote about the power of water in the sense of its ability to physically change our lifestyle through weather...

 

Human remains found, identified

Following is a July 2 announcement from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office: On June 26, 2020, The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received a report of human remains washed up on the shore of the Columbia River. The remains were recovered by...

 

Highway paving work starts Tuesday on SR 4, SR 401 near Naselle

Here's a Monday news release from the Washington Swtate Department of Transportation: Summertime travelers who use State Route 4, SR 401 and US 101 to travel between Longview and the Astoria Megler Bridge, will need to plan ahead for delays as work...

 

Celebrate safely on this Fouth of July

MIXED WEATHER--This past weekend started a bit drippy for many of us and the "brief shower" listed on our weather apps lasted much longer for some of us, as often times we find that West Valley is "very special,"as in, "always different" than most,...

 

Food bank reopens to public

The Wahkiakum Food Bank will be open July 7 from 2-4 p.m., on Tuesdays for drive-in pick up. They will no longer be delivering food boxes on the Wahkiakum on the Move buses....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Cathlamet man makes New Zealand trek

(Editor's note: This completes the story about Paul Tillman's hike last year that took him the length of New Zealand.) Cathlamet resident Paul Tillman is back at his post at the Cathlamet Market and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Commission candidates state their views

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Parities held the first in a series of planned online forums June 24 to give Wahkiakum County residents an opportunity to know the candidates in the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 2, 2020

Covid-19 update: Wahkiakum case load steady; Phase 4 opportunity grounded

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 remains at five in Wahkiakum County as of Tuesday, with only one case considered active. So far, the county has conducted 202 tests. Nearby in Cowlitz County, the number of positive cases continues to climb....

 

Island life

A white-tail deer enjoys a quiet dinner on Puget Island. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Board needs Westend voices to be heard

To The Eagle: I have served on many boards and committees but I can say the County Planning Commission has been one of the best I have ever been a member of. So when I read that two of the commissioners resigned last week I was really sad, but not...

 

Slavery and white supremacist culture

To The Eagle: Of the 360,222 Union casualties who died in the Civil War, 16,000 lie cradled in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. Each gravestone is a monument to a soldier who gave the last full measure of his devotion toward the pr...

 

The rest of the story pointed out

To The Eagle: Mucho stuff about Black Lives Matter in last week’s Eagle, but there’s more, or as the late newscaster Paul Harvey would put it, “the rest of the story.” Among the more amusing was Pelosi and Schumer donning colorful Kente...

 

Walsh is a maverick

To The Eagle: What is a maverick? A maverick is a rogue hero, willing to break away from the norms of doing things, to stand up for what is true and right. In WA state, so many of our legislators are happy to listen to and follow suit with identity p...

 

Clint Bryson is the type we want in Olympia

To The Eagle: I have heard Clint Bryson publicly speak twice and also had extended conversations with him twice. Clint Bryson is running for LD 19 position #1. Clint has demonstrated that his values in public office are very much in line with our...

 

What science?

To The Eagle: After the last batch of letters to The Eagle, I was encouraged and prodded to write a rebuke of the name calling and fact missing letters. I was ready to do so, but instead I’ll quote something I’ve read many times: “Forgive...

 

Pandemic curtails funds for VFW post's programs

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wahkiakum Post 5297, operates in Cathlamet. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Cathlamet Fire Hall, although our last 3 meetings were conducted by telephone conference call. Currently, there are 62...

 

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...

 

Most fireworks injuries occur on the 4th of July

In 2019, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) received 349 reports of fireworks related incidents by hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies in Washington State. Of the 349 reports received, there were 269 injuries and 80 fires, accordin...

 

On-line Workshop: July Garden Tips

On July 7 from 12-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will talk about what tasks are important in your yard and garden in July, as well as pests and plant diseases you may encounter. She will give advice on how to manage problems in the...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 2, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 22 — 8:03 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on a logging road in the Deep River area. 3:40 p.m....

 
 By Rob Hilson    Sports    July 2, 2020

Local athletes active in summer baseball

The Lower Columbia Baseball Sr. Babe Ruth team took on Rural Baseball Inc of Winlock in a twi-night doubleheader on Friday evening. Lower Columbia won both contests in an aggressive offensive...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Health and wellness certainly have taken on a new shape and form in the past three months, eh? I’ve taken a lot of interest in noticing the daily reminders of how adaptable people truly are. When I take my son to daycare and I see all those little...

 

Summer reading program theme announced: Imagine Your Story

Readers ages 5-15 will explore all things imaginary (including fairytale and fantasy) this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during their reimagined summer library program. Due to COVID-19 issues limiting the number...

 

Dian Cooper announces her coming retirement

After leading Cowlitz Family Health Center for the past 38 years, longtime CEO Dian Cooper, formally announced that she will retire within the next 12 months. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, she will continue as the CEO until her successor...

 

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