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Downriver Dispatches

Odd Behavior Explained In a previous article in The Wahkiakum County Eagle, I wrote about the importance of cats in the county. This story was partly inspired by the feral cats I saw at Deep River...

 

No 6th covid-19 case in Wahkiakum County

Wahkiakum County Director of Health and Human Services (H&HS) on Thursday corrected a mistaken report that the county had experienced a sixth case of covid-19 virus. "A state Department of Health (DOH) employee likely misread the report and entered...

 

Rosedale, east Cathlamet water shut off Monday night for construction

The Town of Cathlamet will shut off water tonight (Monday) to mains serving east Cathlamet and Rosedale in order for a contractor to work on a water main extension along SR 4. Here are the details from a Town Hall notice: THIS SHUT-OFF IS EXPECTED...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 23, 2020

Courthouse opened Monday, closed Wednesday for cleaning

Two days after Wahkiakum County officials opened the courthouse to the public, they closed it again. The officials learned that their janitorial contractor lacked sufficient personnel to provide the schedule of cleaning required under the state...

 

Foundation grants Community Home Health & Hospice $50k

In June, The Health Care Foundation awarded Community Home Health & Hospice with a $50,000 grant. The gift was a matching grant, meaning Community first raised $50,000, in part from individual donations and the Friends of Hospice Southwest...

 

Moten awarded 4-H scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Abigail Moten a Wahkiakum 4-H Covered Bridge Scholarship in the amount of $1,400 to continue "making the best better" in our world. Abigail has been a 4-H member for 12...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Cathlamet schools plan for start of classes

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to approve the budget for the 2021-2022 academic year, learn about a possible opportunity to fund remodeling, and get an update on preparations for school in the middle of a pandemic....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Motorbikes make poker run for festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Poker Run on Saturday, in lieu of Bald Eagle Days, which were canceled because of the pandemic. The event raised money for Dollars for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Virtual fair will use pictures, videos

It will be a wholly different Wahkiakum County Fair this year, much of it thanks to youth who are leading the way. Wahkiakum County Fair Manager Patty Dursteler has been working on new computers and a much improved internet service at the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

PUD consolidates systems financially

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners moved forward with the Skamokawa Water Consolidation project, adopted a resolution to consolidate their systems financially, and listened to reports on Tuesday. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an...

 

Signs on the march

Puget Island residents noticed political signs were missing from their yards Monday. They ended up in the back yard of a North Welcome Slough Road resident who first thought he was being pranked but...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 23, 2020

Ferry out of service Friday morning; repair ahead for courthouse

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a company's proposal to replace the heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse. Also Tuesday, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer announced that the ferry Oscar B. would be out of service...

 

We must not fight over everything

To The Eagle: Thank you to The Wahkiakum County Eagle for allowing opinions. I will vote for the following candidates: Dan Cothren County Commissioner Pos. 2. I would vote for Mike Backman if I lived in his district. Jim Walsh State Representative #...

 

Students should be back in school

To The Eagle: Kids are not very susceptible to corona virus; it doesn’t do them much harm when they do get it, and they’re also not very good at passing it to teachers or other adults -- the exact reverse image of the common flu. Therefore the...

 

More must be done than eliminating bad apples

To The Eagle: The protests against police brutality now rocking the country have many catalysts. Among the more immediate is President Donald Trump and his first Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. Trump predictably eviscerated federal police reforms...

 

Veterans support our country from all enemies

To The Eagle: I’m on phase six of Covid-19, my friends also. Most of us have lived through a list of panics: Asian Flu, H3, N2, H1, N1, Swine Flu pandemic and the present flu season. What we fear most is the hate of country as seen in this paper....

 

Please respect political signs

To The Eagle: It has come to the attention of the Republican and Democratic Parties that political signs are being stolen. The first thing that comes to mind is teenagers on a lark. It is hoped that misguided youth are responsible, but it must be...

 

Democrats show support

Local Democrats party members displayed campaign signs at the intersection of Main Street and SR 4 last Saturday. Party members plan to make more displays. The Eagle will present more 2020 campaign...

 

Not shy

This deer didn't care that the photographer was watching him eat fuschias outside her Rosedale home. "He just munched and then walked away!" said photographer Genie Cary....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 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...

 

Officials report efforts to deal with issues

Local officials covered a lot of ground July 14 when they met for a round table and meeting of the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners. l In the roundtable hosted by the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments, State Sen. Dean Takko and Rep....

 

Lions Club berries available to order

NICE--We're finally getting a bit more summer-like weather and with that, it means our gardens need a little extra drink and it also means more people out and about on the waterways, so be extra careful out there. Then of course, the increased...

 

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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 23, 2020

Port 2 adds health benefit for employees

Commissioners of Port District 2 approved a health insurance benefit for full time employees and agreed to honor some refund requests when they met via Zoom Tuesday afternoon. Initially, the port will pay for the health insurance costs for three full...

 

WSU Master Gardener on-line workshop: Planning a Cool Weather Garden

On July 28 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss what you need to know about starting your cool season garden for the fall. July is the month to start your garden, and you’ll learn what to plant and when to...

 

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