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Articles from the July 28, 2022 edition

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 By Karen Bertroch    News    July 28, 2022

Westend dairy hosts tour for blind students

Last week, youth who are attending a camp sponsored by the Department of Blind Services visited the Burkhalter Farm in Grays River. They are using the WSSB (Washington State School for the Blind) in V...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 28, 2022

Commissioners okay two part-time deputies

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through their meeting Tuesday, rolling over a light agenda and spending time discussing trust timberland management issues. Commissioners signed a public assistance grant agreement with the Washington State...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 28, 2022

School district suit dismissed, appealed

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors on July 19 heard a report on next year’s budget; discussed redistricting for board positions; talked about policy revisions, including one on gender issues; and received an update on the school’s...

 

Workable emergency radio system needed

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County proposes a two-tenths of a percent increase in sales tax charged within the county. The county’s current sales tax rate is 7.6 percent. The proposed increase would increase that rate to 7.8 percent. While my general...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 28, 2022

Souvenir is new Port 1 manager

Bald Eagle Days were already percolating on Friday, with nearly 50 yachts lining the docks at the Elochoman Slough Marina. The cabins were full, and there was a wait list for RV and camp sites. Many w...

 

Bigfoot family on display in Skamokawa

WORD OF THE WEEK; HOT!--It seems summer is upon us as we are seeing all these toasty temperatures this week, which was really not enjoyable for somebody like me who doesn't like the heat, but I know...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY CWCOG Board of Directors, noon. Regular meeting of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Board of Directors. This meeting is being held virtually. Public participation and com- ments are welcome. Join via Zoom with meeting ID 810...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Justin Laine sent out a great family shot of everyone in the family at a Finn Fest six years ago. The girls' costumes are so sweet. This shot reminds us how fast time passes and...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    July 28, 2022

Hendrickson resigns from N/GRV school board

July 19 Naselle/Grays River School Board Meeting (Updated: The print version incorrectly stated Chuck Hendrickson represented District 2 on the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District board of directors; he actually represented District 3 before...

 

Ramiro Ramirez

In loving memory of Ramiro Ramirez, best known as Junior or "Weido" who sadly passed away on July 23, 2022 while on a camping trip with his family and friends in Randle, WA. He was a wonderful person...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 28, 2022

Pie makers challenged

The Wahkiakum County Fair is less than a month away and I just have one question: What kind of pie are you baking? The sky’s the limit, so long as it isn’t a cream pie, according to the rules in the fair book. I’ve never entered anything in...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: August

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account and be signed into it--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux,...

 

Summer golf lessons offered by Wahkiakum High School coaching staff

Free Skyline summer golf lessons will be conducted by the Wahkiakum High School coaching staff beginning August 8, Monday through Friday from 4-5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Lessons will continue the week of August 15 depending on...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow! Fair is only three weeks away and the fairgrounds are going to be very busy. We are going to get the new building going up and the pavement going in. So please call or make an appointment to be at the fairgrounds....

 

Public invited to comment on rule for Clean Fuel Standard

New climate policy will reduce carbon pollution from transportation – Washington’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the proposed rule for the Clean Fuel Standard, a new...

 

Summer reading program

Pufferfish and sharks in a bottle were the crafts last week enjoyed by Oliver Coleman, Alba Mango Thapa, and Randy and Emmaline Vik during the Oceans of Possibilities Children's Summer Reading...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 28, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 18 — 8:49 a.m. Two horses were seen running down East Sunny Sands Road. The owners were notified. 10:10 a....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 28, 2022

Port 2 planning building improvements

Commissioners of Port District 2 worked over plans for upgrading facilities when they met Tuesday evening. The port has purchased the former Skamokawa United Methodist Church Building, now named the Carlton Appelo Center, and is in the process of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 28, 2022

Little free library appears above downtown

David and Dayle Olson spied their first Little Free Library in Seaside at a library fundraiser. Dayle was smitten with the idea of having their own, but for some reason, David was a little less...

 

Chalk Art Contest Results

The following is the list of winners from the 2022 Armstrong Memorial Chalk Art Contest at Strong Park, which was held July 15 as part of the Bald Eagle Days festivities. In the 16 and older...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 28, 2022

Skamokawa Resort adopts Bigfoot theme

Bigfoot sightings are happening every day in Skamokawa thanks to Shannon and Lance Britt of the Skamokawa Resort and General Store, and an artist in Skamokawa named Michael of Black Sea Signs. The...

 

Covid-19 update

The first case of monkeypox was confirmed in Cowlitz County on Tuesday. There have been 101 cases of orthopoxvirus, all believed to be monkeypox, confirmed in Washington state, with the majority of the cases found in King County. There has also been...

 

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