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Summer lunch volunteers

Monday might have been a holiday, but volunteers in the summer lunch program showed up for work and turned out over 100 meals to last participants two days. L-r are Suzanne Holmes, Marianne...

 

COVID-19 Confirmed in 1 additional Wahkiakum County Resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) on Monday received positive test result notification for one additional COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 8, 2021

Bald Eagle Days festivities return after covid hiatus

Editor’s note: What a difference a day makes. Reporter Diana Zimmerman interviewed Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce staff Tuesday to write about events for the Bald Eagle Days festival; on Wednesday we learn that the Friday bull riding event is...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 8, 2021

PUD discusses water, broadband projects

While the Wahkiakum County PUD awaits a decision on a grant application for the first phase of a potential Deep River water project, General Manager Dave Tramblie told commissioners at their board meeting on Tuesday that he had received an estimate...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 8, 2021

County commissioners address community center, other issues

[Editor's note: This story has a correction: The remodel of a courthouse vault will cost an estimated $4,950, not $49.050.] Wahkiakum County commissioners heard a complaint about vaccination requirements and handled a variety of other business...

 

Museum opening July 17 with special Birnie exhibits

To The Eagle: The board of directors of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society is pleased to announce the reopening of the Wahkiakum County Museum beginning July 17. Beginning on and after that date, the museum will once again be open to the public...

 

More on vaccines

To The Eagle: Regarding vaccines: From my past letters I wrote that doctors, members of AFLDS (Americas Frontline Doctors) and Declaration of Barrington, will not wear masks but they also will not take the vaccine shot because as they say it is still...

 

Flea Market at fairgrounds Saturday

COOLER--I don't know about you but these cloudy mornings, with sunny afternoons and more moderate temperatures, like in the 70s, is just right for me! I think the plants enjoyed a break from the intense heat as well, as there were many trees and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. Some of the following listings may be incorrect. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathla...

 

Downriver Dispatches

I hope everyone enjoyed their July 4 holiday weekend. Lots of fireworks in Grays River Valley. From east to west we had big shows of color and lights. It was about an hour of sitting in my yard to...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 8, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 27 — 11:17 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said he would be shooting on his property. 11:25 a.m. The...

 

Mark L. Doumit

Mark Lawton Doumit passed away at his home in Tenino, WA on June 21, 2021 following a sudden heart attack. He was 59 years old. Mark was born in Longview, WA on November 26, 1961 to Eli and Patricia...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office; hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Now it is time to start thinking about the fair; it is right around the corner and it is coming fast. Animal entries are due in my office by July 23. I am sorry to say but...

 

Astori-US Day comes to downtown July 16

Over 20 businesses will host performances, projects, sidewalk sales, tastings, and more in Downtown Astoria all day on July 16 for AstoriUS Day. They will celebrate the heartfelt ways that everyone has lifted each other up over this past year with a...

 

New KMUN frequency in Cannon Beach area

The new KMUN translator in Cannon Beach has finally found it's new home and strength in Cannon Beach. You will now find KMUN at 89.3FM in the Cannon Beach area. The signal should be very strong and clear, as the radio waves are transmitting at 250...

 

Music scholarship opportunity announced

The Southwest Washington Symphony is offering scholarships to private music students residing in Cowlitz, Columbia, Clatsop, Pacific, or Wahkiakum counties based on student/family needs. For the scholarship year beginning September 1, 2021, the...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    July 8, 2021

Town council acts on waterfront, Greenwood development issues

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council held its first hybrid meeting with all council members attending in-person since before the pandemic. Furthermore, the council approved a resolution to accept remote attendance and voting of council members for...

 

Island life

An osprey watches over three chicks in a nest along Welcome Slough, Puget Island. There's always one chick who is fearless and sits at the edge of the nest. Photos courtesy of Sarah...

 

Inslee implements statewide burn ban

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30. "Washington is facing a historic drought...

 

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