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Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

County, Port 1 study County Line Park needs

What are the highest priority improvements at County Line Park? Local officials discussed them Tuesday at the meeting of the board of county commissioners, focusing on deteriorating walkways, water...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

SR 4 paving work to start Monday

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) learned Tuesday that contractor crews are scheduled to start the resurfacing work on Monday. The contractor will start at Skamokawa and work eastward to Coal Creek Road intersection near...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 15, 2021

Bald Eagle Days festivities get going this Friday, Saturday

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce Director Stacey Lane is excited to see the community reconnect at Bald Eagle Days after the last 18 months of the pandemic. “It’s going to be a great party,” Lane said, “the weather is going to be beautiful. We...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 15, 2021

Covid-19 update

After a nearly two week pause, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) reported a new case of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 159, with two cases considered potentially active. The individual is in...

 

More on vaccines

To The Eagle: CDC reported that over 4,000 adults, including children and teenagers, that did not have COVID in their system and got vaccinated ended up getting COVID. We’re learning more reports of those who took the vaccine shot are suffering...

 

Many resistant to education

To The Eagle: A lady’s recently expressed opinions were unfortunately based upon disinformation disseminated by the AFLDS (America’s Frontline Doctors), a very small club of ultra-right-wing conspiracy obsessed physicians. This handful of...

 

Eagle taken to task

To The Eagle: I understand that The Eagle has limited resources and isn't able to carry out much substantive reporting. But I have some complaints about your news items. You recently reported that the high school had the largest graduation class for...

 

PUD decision disappointing

To The Eagle: The recent decision by the PUD Commissioners to hire a general manager from out of our area in favor of a local applicant who knows the system in and out, was disappointing. On top of that, the article printed in The Eagle stated that...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report of county commission activities contained a typographical error: Remodeling of a courthouse vault to accommodate election activities is estimated to cost $4,950, not $49,050. In last week’s article about the town council’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

Three run for mayor; primary election will narrow the field to two

Voters residing in the Town of Cathlamet city limits will soon decide which two of three candidates for mayor will appear on November’s general election ballot. The Wahkiakum County auditor’s Office will mail ballots and a local voter’s...

 

Bald Eagle Days are here; have fun

STILL WARM--It's not blazing hot outside like it was for awhile there, but it's still plenty warm, so don't forget to keep that hat on and slather the sunscreen on as well, as it doesn't take much to become a "crispy critter" when you're out on the w...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Learn to knit,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Celebrate: Let's start by honoring a couple folks who mean so much to this community: Kay Weimer and Wilho Saari who both had birthdays this past weekend. Wilho turned 89 and Kay turned 81, so there...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 15, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 5 — 5:11 a.m. A caller reported that a Cathlamet neighborhood was littered with the remnants of fireworks...

 

Cathlamet man dies in traffic accident

Cathlamet resident Gary Backman, 70, died and another man was severely injured when their vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier on July 2. According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the vehicle crossed the centerline of SR 4 at the...

 

Bull riding event cancelled; refunds to come

The Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour scheduled for this Friday at the fairgrounds in Skamokwa has been cancelled. Lore Twiet, local coordinator for the event, said the promoter canceled last Wednesday because of a shortage of riders. The...

 

Free legal clinic scheduled

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday July 16 at 2 p.m. in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law questions,...

 

LCC reopening July 19

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will reopen many areas for in-person services beginning July 19. Because LCC is closed on Fridays during the summer, the hours for most services will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A detailed list of...

 

Master Gardener On-line Workshop: How much water for your garden?

On July 20 at noon WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will explain how to water your garden, lawn, and landscape. How much is enough? What are the best ways to water? Join them for an informative and timely talk. Connection information (you must have a...

 

LCC to offer vaccine incentive scholarships

Twenty Lower Columbia College (LCC) students will be selected to receive $500 “shot of a lifetime” vaccine incentive scholarships as part of a vaccine incentive program funded by the state of Washington. LCC will award scholarships to 20...

 

Rose novel named INDIES award winner

Bywater Books has announced that its novel, As If Death Summoned by Alan E. Rose, was named a winner in the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Rose’s haunting novel about the AIDS epidemic won the gold award in the LGBT category....

 

2021 LCC Alumnus of the Year named

The LCCF Alumni of the Year award is to acknowledge Lower Columbia College alumni who have made significant contributions to the community, and whose accomplishments, relationships, and careers have exemplified the legacy of excellence at LCC. Lower...

 

WDFW seeks public input on coastal steelhead seasons

With recent and long term declines in coastal steelhead and last season’s early closure to the 2020-2021 coastal steelhead sport fishery, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers will host a suite of virtual public town hall...

 

WSP seeks community representatives for use of force investigations

The Washington State Patrol is looking for applicants to be community representatives assisting the patrol's Community Investigation Division in potential Wahkiakum County cases involving a peace officer and the use of deadly force. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 15, 2021

Primary election ballots going out Friday in Cathlamet

Ballots for the 2021 August 3 Primary Election will be mailed to Cathlamet voters this Friday. Wahkiakum County Elections Coordinator Kaelee Dearmore said the local ballot consists of one race, Town of Cathlamet Mayor, with three candidates printed...

 

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