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Articles from the July 7, 2022 edition

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On the waterfront

Photographer Genie Cary spotted these birds along the Cathlamet waterfront on July 4. She reports that the vulture was watching the seagull get some fish scraps. He didn't care about the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2022

Engineers doubt sewer expansion is feasible

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council addressed some thorny issues when they met Tuesday, including possible sewer system expansion in Rosedale and possible zoning changes for Main Street business properties. There were many questions, few answers,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2022

PUD ponders truck replacement, supports Snake dam protection

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to join Northwest RiverPartners, received an update on Wahkiakum West’s expansion project, and discussed fleet issues in a conversation about long term planning. Ken Johnson of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2022

New manager brings new skills to Port 2

"Look at this office!" said Sam Shogren, the new manager for Wahkiakum County Port 2. I asked Shogren about his goals as we surveyed Vista Park and the Columbia River from our picnic table. His bigges...

 

How will Wahkiakum County benefit?

To The Eagle: I am writing regarding the issue of the PUD joining Northwest River Partners (Eagle, 6/23/22). The latest study, Draft Report by Ross Strategic/Kramer Consulting firms, Lower Snake River dams: Benefit Replacement Draft Report, 6/9,...

 

Thoughts about voting

To The Eagle: Over the last couple of months I have written a couple of opinion letters to The Eagle, unfortunately neither were printed. It seems a few of the same people are consistently having their letters printed in The Eagle. I am a Gold Star...

 

"Under God" was camel's nose under the tent

To The Eagle: Some of us may remember when the Pledge of Allegiance was spared the ignoble Under God. It was slipped in during the time when Ike was president. It seemed innocuous at the time but time has shown it was the camel's nose under the edge...

 

It's truly amazing

To The Eagle: We’d like to celebrate and commemorate the appearance of a truly amazing editorial in last week’s Eagle. In a dazzling display of journalistic virtuosity, our editor succinctly and accurately outlined the five steps Joe Biden took...

 

In the Navy

Wahkiakum High School graduate and 2022 valedictorian Megan Leitz is now a midshipman candidate beginning what is called Plebe Summer at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Leitz...

 

St. Stephen's in Longview hosts July WordFest

WordFest will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. The event will feature four northwest writers reading from their works. Patty Hardin from the Long Beach peninsula will read from...

 

Jessica Fichot will appear at Liberty Theatre

Jessica Fichot will appear at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria on July 23 at 7 p.m., with reserved seating, $15-35. Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, singer/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French, Chinese, and American...

 

Tsuga Gallery to celebrate anniversary

NICE HOLIDAY--This past Monday was the Fourth of July and it was pretty doggone nice considering the forecast had been for rain, so the dry weather with some sunshine that opted to show up was great! We had a few sprinkles during the weekend here...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire Departm...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Neighbors: (written on Monday) We all love July 4 for any number of reasons. I like having a long weekend to work in my yard and watch the fireworks down valley at the Zimmerman farm. They...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    July 7, 2022

Valley Cup becomes Naselle Coffee

As of July 1, Valley Cup Espresso in Naselle has changed hands and is now called Naselle Coffee. After 10 years, Gail Queener sold her latte stand to Hannah Footh who will now make coffee drinks for...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 7, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 26 — 12:30 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Grays River resident. A deputy responded and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2022

Sales tax hike would fund radio improvements (corrected)

(Editor's note: The language about the amount that would be added to the sales tax by the proposal outline below. Undersheriff Gary Howell on Thursday said the new tax for radio communications would be .02 percent, not as stated in the original...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2022

WHS graduate honored for screenwriting work

Ben Vasion started screenwriting without knowing how to do it. Now he's won an award for his work in film. The Wahkiakum High School alum graduated in 2013, and headed to South America for a church...

 

Giant hogweed found in Cowlitz and Clark counties

Giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, has been found in neighboring Cowlitz and Clark counties. Giant hogweed is a Class A listed noxious weed. Eradication of all Class A weeds is required by law....

 

Covid-19 update

According to the Washington Department of Health, the number of covid-19 cases being reported in Wahkiakum County in the last week had risen by nine to 562. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2022

Live bands to perform during Bald Eagle Days

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Monica Budd was offered more than a dozen ideas for a Bald Eagle Days theme this year, but when it came to a vote from the board, one stood out, getting an almost unanimous vote: Bald is Beautiful. “They...

 

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