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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2020

Bald Eagle Days

It won’t be the usual festivities this weekend, with the annual Bald Eagle Days canceled this year because of the coronavirus. Instead, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is making the best of a bad situation by holding a Poker Run and sharing...

 

Council meeting canceled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Cathlamet scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 has been canceled. The next Regular Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm. From Sarah...

 

School board meets Tuesday via Zoom

The Wahkiakum School District board of directors will meet Tuesday using the online platform Zoom starting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting's agenda includes a public hearing on the proposed 2020-2021 district budget and, later, board action on the proposed...

 

The nursery

"We have a flourishing osprey family in front of our house," Puget Island resident Sarah Lawrence reported. "The chicks are at the 'teen stage' now and are so much fun to watch." Sarah Lawrence...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2020

Elochoman Valley man runs for commissioner

Tim Lawry moved to the Elochoman Valley in 2018, and is now running for Wahkiakum County Commissioner, position 2, against incumbent Dan Cothren. Lawry spent 23 years on active duty with the Army, as...

 

Election 2020: State Senate, District 19: Takko faces 2 challengers

Edited by Diana Zimmerman The 2020 race for the state Senate pits Democrat incumbent Dean Takko against two Republican challengers, Wes Comier and Jeff Wilson. The Eagle asked each a set of questions...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 16, 2020

Port 1 votes to limit County Line campers

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to talk about limiting numbers at County Line Park camp sites, a possible grant to make improvements at County Line, and a letter to support the Town of Cathlamet’s efforts to...

 

A few thoughts

To The Eagle: Children need to be back in school, not just for the education but more importantly is that kids today hide in a room with video games when they need to socialize so much more. Maybe we all would be better able to resolve disputes if...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's edition, an article about the Farmers Insurance agent incorrectly spelled his name. He is James Sorensen....

 

We are bending slowly towards justice

To The Eagle: The United States’ effort to reinstate a ‘reconstructed’ South into the Union after the Civil War and provide just recompense to emancipated slaves, was a failure. It only took one powerful man, a president, to help the...

 

We can improve the situation

To The Eagle: This is a most troubling time. We have an occupant of the White House who engages in unethical and questionable moral conduct, but gets little public resistance from his staff or other elected officials from the same party. The growth...

 

Try giving some sound advice

To The Eagle: Do our county commissioners even realize that anyone is listening to their meetings these days? Some of their statements are so ridiculous they are laughable. Commissioner Backman states that we should have had a hospital built here by...

 

Trump has figured it out for us

To The Eagle: On July 13, 2020 I heard our president say about the corona virus and I quote: “When you test you create new cases.” I was astounded when I heard this. Mr. Trump had just found an answer to the decade’s long fight between the...

 

Ballots are on the way for Washington's Aug. 4 Primary

Registered voters throughout Washington will soon receive ballots for the upcoming Primary Election. The Primary Election’s 18-day voting period starts Friday starts and lasts through election day, Aug. 4. According to a news release from the...

 

Election 2020: State House of Representatives District 19, Position 1

Edited by Rick Nelson The 2020 race for the state House of Representatives pits Republican incumbent Jim Walsh against two Democrat challengers, Marianna Everson and Clint Bryson. The Eagle asked...

 

Virtual forum July 22 for state House races

The Wahkiakum Republican and Democratic Subcommittee for Debates and Forums will present virtual debate with candidates for state representatives next Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. There will be five candidates participating. Position 1: Jim Walsh...

 

County-wide burn ban now in place

WEEKEND WEATHER--we had a mixed bag of weather this past weekend, as Friday was great but cooled downed quickly so we saw some wetness out here on Saturday and then it was pretty decent Sunday with a nice sunny day this past Monday, so not too bad. I...

 

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...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Let There Be Light As a bored teenager walking down the aisles of my high school library perusing the book shelves for nothing in particular, one book caught my eye and would forever change the way I looked at light. I even asked myself why this...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 16, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 5 — 1:57 p.m.A caller reported that an airbag had been deployed when a vehicle struck a dog on SR 4 just...

 

Michele Eaves

Michele Hattrick Eaves died June 18, 2020 at OHSU in Portland following a massive stroke. She was born to Jack and Delores Hattrick on August 11, 1959 in Longview, and resided with her family in...

 

$18 million available to bring broadband to unserved Washington communities

The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure construction grants and loans July 13, 2020 through September 9, 2020. Approximately $9.1 million is available for low-interest loans and $8.6 million for...

 

Wedding set for July 18

Peter and Nancy McGuire and Robert and Carol Virkelyst announce the marriage of Keely McGuire and Mark Virkelyst on July 18, 2020 on Harstine Island. Keely is a 2012 graduate of Naselle High school...

 

Library announces contest for youth

Cathlamet Public Library has announced a contest open to young writers and artists ages 5-15. Entries are due at Cathlamet Public Library by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Prizes will be awarded for best short story, poem, or artwork on the theme of...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

I hope you are all enjoying your modified summer. Somehow it seems like time is going really slow to me. Usually summer is a blink and then it’s gone, but these breezy days, spent 6 feet apart from everyone has me feeling like I am in a time-warp....

 

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