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Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition

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New town dock

Town of Cathlamet Public Works Department crew members on Monday put finishing touches on the town's new dock. Mayor David Olson said the dock should be in the river at the foot of Broadway Street by...

 

Council meeting cancelled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. has been canceled due to the lack of ready agenda items. The next Regular Town Council Meeting will be held on Monday,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 14, 2022

Bald Eagle Days start Friday

Get ready to celebrate all things bald this weekend, because the annual Bald Eagle Days are here, and this year’s theme is “Bald is Beautiful.” Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Monica Budd was in good spirits on Tuesday. She has 80...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 14, 2022

Commissioners, residents discuss road/erosion issues

Culverts, roads, boats and finances dominated the business at Tuesday’s meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. During public comment citizens pointed out two long standing issues with roads and offered advice while urging action...

 

Covid-19 update

According to the Washington Department of Health, the number of covid-19 cases reported in Wahkiakum County rose by five in the last week for a total of 567. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 14, 2022

Saturday fun run honors teacher/coach Terry Bonny

Terry Bonny, who was a teacher, coach, and driving instructor at Wahkiakum High School, passed away in March. On Saturday he will be honored with the first Annual Terry Bonny Fun Run, a two mile/5K...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Changes in letters policy

I've decided to implement some changes in The Eagle policy for letters to the editor. First and foremost, letters need to be shortened. In the past, the limit has been 350 words; starting with the July 23 edition, the limit is now 250 words. We seem...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Short and to the point

Here's a short commentary coming from Tuesday's House Jan. 6 Committee. It's testimony from witness Stephen Ayers: "People dive into the politics, and for me, I felt like I had horse blinders on. I was locked in the whole time. The biggest thing for...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The language about the amount that would be added to the sales tax by the proposal outline was incorrect. The new tax for radio communications would be .02 percent. The proposed tax would be .02 percent added to the current sales tax. County...

 

Thoughts on recent letters to the editor

To The Eagle: Last week’s AP (Jan. 6th Hearing) article had three paragraphs on “sworn testimony” of 2nd hand hear-say. A witness who saw nothing and wasn’t present during the event repeated what others had said, and they were just repeating...

 

Editorial was a cautionary tale

To The Eagle: Our neighborhood troll’s “truly amazing” rejoinder to the previous week’s editorial reads like a MAGA rally speech, declaiming election fraud (disproved in every swing state), deriding the “false narrative” of climate...

 

Facts vs hype

To The Eagle: A writer in this column recently sought to remind us that the constitution has been amended 17 times, drawing the conclusion the Bill of Rights is not inalienable and insinuating these rights can be “amended.” The fact is if we look...

 

An endorsement for Dan Bigelow

To The Eagle: Dan Bigelow is a proven asset to Wahkiakum County. Dan has provided guidance through difficult union issues and shared his knowledge of proper reserve source usage. Dan is always available to advise our elected officials on legal...

 

The real truth will eventually come out

To The Eagle: All this talk about Roe vs Wade, how about preventing abortions? We all know it takes a man and a woman to make a baby. If you need sex and don’t want babies, it is the responsibility of both men and women to use condoms, diaphragms,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 14, 2022

County prosecutor relies on experience

Wahkiakum County Prosecutor Dan Bigelow is running for a fifth term. Before he was elected to the position nearly 16 years ago, he was deputy prosecutor for two and a half years, and prior to that,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 14, 2022

Young lawyer wants to raise the bar

It was life and career experience that led Holly (Graham) McKeen to pursue an education, and now, to seek office as the Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney. McKeen graduated from Wahkiakum High...

 

Bald Eagle Days are this weekend

NICE BEGINNING--We wound up with a real nice weekend and as this week begins, we’re off to another nice, dry, warm day and I do hope you’re all taking advantage of this wonderful stretch of “finally Summer” weather! It’s too bad we all...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Readers: It's Monday and it is getting hot. So, here's a flower garden report. Recently I realized I have a ferret around my property. The first time it was on my deck. The second time, it was...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 14, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 3 — 9:14 p.m. A caller said she was threatened after asking youths driving three cars to slow down on...

 

Donna (Gorley) Noffsinger

Donna passed away on July 1, 2022 at MultiCare Capital Medical Center in Olympia,Washington. Donna was born on April 13th, 1936. She was the first child of four children born to Lawrence and Veldonna...

 

Mike Grasseth

Michael R. Grasseth (Mike) passed away peacefully at his home on June 12, 2022 at the age of 69. Mike was born to LeRoy and Mary P. (Tootie) Grasseth on February 17, 1953 in Longview, WA. Mike...

 

Burn ban goes into effect Friday, 12:01 a.m.

County officials are implementing a burn ban in Wahkiakum County, effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022. Officials from Wahkiakum County will enact a ban on all outdoor burning. As of July 15, 2022, all land clearing, residential and silvicultu...

 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline number launches July 16

Starting July 16, callers can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988, and calls placed without an area code will no longer work in Washington. To make it easier for people to access help during times of crisis, the Federal...

 

Summer reading with the library

The Cathlamet Public Library's Children's Summer Reading Program continues with Wednesday Events at Erickson Park. On July 6 the theme was lighthouses and shipwrecks. A fun experiment called for...

 

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