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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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Deputies rescue man in river

On August 1, around 6:40 p.m., a birdwatching couple at the Skamokawa Resort reported seeing a small skiff capsizing with one person in the water. Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department Sgt. John...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Commissioners act on roads, hear report on SAIL

Wahkiakum County commissioners acted on road projects, heard a report about an activity program for senior citizens, and took care of other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Columbia Land Trust...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

PUD crew studies needs of fleet

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard a report on the fleet as part of long range planning, and an update on other PUD matters when they met Tuesday. Several employees at the PUD were involved in the collaborative project on the...

 

Voters pick finalists for fall election

By Rick Nelson Voters across Washington state cast ballots in the primary eledtion Tuesday and whittled down some crowded fields to set the list for the November general election. In Washington's primary elections, only the top two candidates...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

School district approves allocation of funds

At a special meeting last Thursday, Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors approved an allocation of $753,166.78 to Verkada, a company that develops security systems, and Semaphore, a contractor for Verkada, to improve security and ADA access...

 

Letter writers should adhere to higher standard

To The Eagle: Several weeks ago Rick Nelson enumerated several changes to LTE policy. I welcome them but propose another to enhance civic discourse and further minimize ugly and divisive rhetoric: “LTE’s must address a singular issue or idea, and...

 

You cannot be informed if you only listen to one side

To The Eagle: Some weeks ago there was an article about turning democracy into autocracy. My letter along with my friend’s letter were both in the following week. What I found interesting is the diametrically opposed interpretation of the same...

 

There are two sides to every story

To The Eagle: For the incredible things Donald Trump has done to make our country great when he served us as President, it is troubling to read a whole page by the AP in The Eagle reporting about evidences that the January 6th Committee came up with...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's print edition incorrectly stated Chuck Hendrickson represented District 2 on the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District board of directors; he actually represented District 3 before resigning....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Flag collection, memorabilia highlight Redmen Hall display

The Grand Ol' Flag exhibit at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa hosted by the Friends of Skamokawa continues through August 28. Curator Pam Emery was thinking about Flag Day, Memorial Day, and July 4 when she...

 

WordFest celebrates storytelling through film

WordFest will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Filmmaker Ron Walker of Astoria will discuss filmmaking as a form of storytelling, showing excerpts from films he has made over the...

 

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,...

 

Arlie Fauver Sanders

Arlie Fauver Sanders, 96, longtime Grays River resident, died July 12, 2022 in The Dalles Oregon. She was born May 6, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. When she was 20 years old she moved to Wahkiakum County. Arlie married George Fauver who...

 

Richard Anderson

Richard D Anderson, 91, of Puget Island, died July 31, 2022 in Longview. Dick was born April 1, 1931 in Boise, Idaho to August and Inez (Phillips) Anderson. He grew up in Emmett Idaho and spent most of his adult life working as an electrician. He...

 

Death Notice for Sandra J. Boldt

Sandra J. Boldt, 75, lifelong resident of Cathlamet, died July 28, 2022 in Longview. There will be a graveside service on Saturday August 27 at 11 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. A full obituary will follow next week. Dowling Funeral Home...

 

Service Announcement for Jennifer Wolcott

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday August 13 at 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet for Jennifer Wolcott. Her obituary appeared in the July 21, 2022 edition of The Eagle....

 

Wahkiakum County Fair is fast approaching

STILL TOASTY--As I begin to write this column, it’s still in the mid-80s but we may see temps in the 70s during the week before heading right back up come the weekend, so I hope all you sun lovers are enjoying this dry spell. A few days ago, they...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. District No. 4 Fire...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, the fair is coming fast! The fairgrounds will be closed from Friday August 5 through Wednesday, August 10 for paving. If you need anything please leave a message and I will get back to you. The Fair Royalty are...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Baseball diamond gets upgrade from team

Members of the Wahkiakum High School baseball team volunteered a few hours last week to improve and beautify a diamond in the rough. The team focused on dugouts and other structures utilized by the at...

 
 By Jamie Nelson    News    August 4, 2022

Council adopts emergency interim zoning ordinance for Main Street

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on Main Street zoning concerns when they met Monday night. At a previous meeting, council members had asked town attorney Fred Johnson to prepare an interim zoning control ordinance intended to pause...

 

Covid-19 update

Eight more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 in the last week, according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 583. Hospitalizations stand at 37, and eight deaths in the county have been attrib...

 

Missing and murdered indigenous women and people task force issues first report

The Washington State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) Task Force issued its first report Monday, including 10 unanimously adopted recommendations to begin addressing gaps in services and response to violence against...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 4, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 25 — 7:40 a.m. A caller said that her child had been staying with her mother and brother over the summer...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 4, 2022

Creamery brie wins national competition

By Diana Zimmerman It was an extraordinary moment for Little Island Creamery's owners and team last week at the American Cheese Society awards ceremony, when their brie took first place in national...

 

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