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Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 21, 2022

EMS communications issue headed to ballot

Wahkiakum County voters will be asked to approve a boost to the local sales tax in an issue approved Tuesday for this November's general election. The tax would generate funds for improvements and maintenance of the radio system serving a variety of...

 

Covid-19 update

The number of covid-19 cases reported by the Washington Department of Health (DOH) has risen by five in Wahkiakum County over the last week for a cumulative total of 572. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) Director Chris Bischoff said that...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2022

New manager reports on marina improvements

The Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly on Thursday to hear about the recently completed sewer project, approve a bid to replace the fuel dock hose reels, and make...

 

CPR class was money well spent

To The Eagle: If you get a chance to support our local volunteer fire departments – please do so. Here’s one reason why they deserve it. On July 10, I took a CPR Cerification class at the Cathlamet Fire Department. Volunteer EMT Justin Roberts...

 

Bigelow has earned our support

To The Eagle: We arrived here 31 years ago, greeted by the slogan "a unique experience awaits you." I was newly retired from 33 years of aviation and Judy from 25 years of law enforcement (though she ended up working 10 more years) so we doubted...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2022

PUD studying water projects on Puget Island, in the Westend

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard from Mike Johnson, an engineer from Gray and Osborne Engineering, about a hydrogeology study completed on Puget Island, in consideration for a back up water supply, and about potential costs for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 21, 2022

Artist takes metals in many directions

Dan Westlind was still a toddler when someone handed him three simple gifts that would set him off on a course of creativity for the rest of his days: A hammer, a can of nails, and pieces of wood...

 

Careful, burn ban is in effect countywide

GREAT TIME--Another Bald Eagle Days festival is in the books and what a great time it was. Everyone was commenting how many folks were in town, how many vendors there were and how many things there were to do, besides all the music and food that was...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, we are only four weeks away from the fair. Hope everyone had a great time on Bald Eagle Days. If you got down to the Marina the Duck Inn showcased a couple of the bands that will be at the fairgrounds. Steelhead...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Happy Thursday to Finns and all others who are busy getting ready for next week's Finnish American Folk Festival that starts Friday, July 28. There is also a Memorial at Rosburg Hall for Bob...

 

Kenny Setala

Kenneth (Kenny) William Setala passed away May 4th, 2022 with his family by his side. Kenny was born on March 25, 1938, in Astoria, Oregon to John and Pauline Setala. Kenny's childhood years were...

 

David Lockhart

David Lockhart, 82, of Puget Island, died at his home July 1, 2022. He was born to Marie and Owen Lockhart on September 23,1939 in Medina, West Virginia. He moved to Cathlamet from New London, Connecticut where he worked as a bus driver for the city...

 

Jennifer Wolcott

Jennifer Lee Wolcott, 53, of Cathlamet, died July 14, 2022 at her home. Jennifer was a lifelong local resident and caregiver of many. She was born May 13, 1969 in Astoria, Oregon. She was raised most of her life in Cathlamet by Daniel and Linda...

 

Dog activities on Puget Island over the weekend

A variety of dog activities will take place at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island this weekend. On Friday and Saturday the Willamette Valley Basenji Club will host their Annual Basenji Specialty Show. This is an AKC...

 

LCC to hold Summer Open House on July 22

Lower Columbia College will hold a 2022 Summer Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 22. The event is free and open to the public. The purpose of the event is to provide a sampling of available programs and services at LCC, and allow future and...

 

Hunter ed classes scheduled

A new Hunter Education Course is scheduled for July 30 and August 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elochoman Slough Marina covered area. This is a traditional course designed for new or inexperienced hunters, however, anyone who wishes can take the...

 

American Pickers to film in Washington

The American Pickers are returning to Washington. They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout the area in October 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique...

 

Kathy Briggs appointed to Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities

Kathy Briggs of Cathlamet was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), representing Wahkiakum County. Ms. Briggs has experience working with CASA of Cowlitz County as a...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 21, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 11 — 9:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to a Rosedale resident who had fallen....

 

New town dock

April Peterson, Marianne Brightbill, and Linda Wright inspected the newly installed town dock at the foot of Broadway Street. Photo by David Olson....

 

Bald Eagle Days came on strong

Bald Eagle Days 2022 is in the books, and by all accounts it was a big hit with locals and visitors to Cathlamet. The streets were lined with people, and SR 4 was lined with parked cars. The Elochoman...

 

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