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Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition

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National Night Out

Above, fire department volunteers and members of the Wahkiakum Sheriff's Department paused for a group picture at the annual National Night Out event at the Puget Island Fire Department on Tuesday....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 5, 2021

PUD appoints new general manager

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to reports, learned about assistance programs, and appointed a new general manager, Daniel Kay, to replace Dave Tramblie, who annou...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 5, 2021

County begins review of Shoreline Master Program

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday hosted a public hearing to gather input on a proposed update of the county Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The board held another hearing last night (Wednesday) at Johnson Park in Rosburg. A report of that...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 5, 2021

Olson, Stowe advance in election for mayor

Primary results for the Cathlamet mayoral race are in, with David Olson and Robert Stowe moving forward to the November general election, ending incumbent Dale Jacobson's bid for a third term. There...

 

Please join the fight to eradicate covid

To The Eagle: The fact that the Covid-19 vaccine saves lives is indisputable. The fact that the Covid-19 vaccine significantly reduces Covid-19 illness severity and hospital admissions is indisputable. The fact that over 99.5 percent of new Covid-19...

 

Welcome to era of The Big Lie

To The Eagle: Though the Covid vaccines were developed in less than a year by using cutting edge MRNA technology, they were submitted to the same rigorous standards of scientific scrutiny, review and testing as all other existing vaccines. Due to...

 

Visitors enjoyed their stay in Cathlamet

To The Eagle: My wife and I most recently had an opportunity to come to the town of Cathlamet, Washington in Wahkiakum County to join in the celebration of marriage of two of the county’s promising local products. We jokingly referred to it as the...

 

Free flow of medical information needed

To The Eagle: We have a family member in California who has been under treatment for latent tuberculosis for the past 15 years and has received conflicting advice from doctors concerning Covid vaccination. Just after the July 4 holiday she was...

 

Plethora of new media on internet

To The Eagle: So now we see what the future holds for our republic; ever increasing violence and dependency for our people. This administration is ruining our very freedoms and the will to resist with lockdowns, collusion with Big Tech with...

 

No objection to affordable housing

To The Eagle: About Bill Coon’s eight tiny homes project, I forgot to mention that he plans to build it all on the left side of the single lane gravel driveway right smack dab in front of the neighbor’s back yard. If you do drive out to see...

 

Sheriff outlines how legislation will change law enforcement response

Submitted by Sheriff Mark Howie Changes in the law that went into effect on July 25, 2021, will make a difference in some ways the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office responds to calls for service. House Bills 1310 and 1054 made drastic changes...

 

Wooden boats, cars on display

The annual Wooden Boat Show will take place this Saturday at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. Under new management, the festival will be more low key than in previous years, but visitors should be able to see a wide variety of vessels...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    August 5, 2021

Town council seeks community center staffing

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council had a lengthy discussion about the future of the community center located on Main St. including a disparity between the parties currently operating the center and the original lease agreement with the county....

 

New roof on Naselle church

A crew replaced the roof of Naselle Lutheran Church last week. The photo of the church shows this old building’s primary support system originally built for cedar shakes with light showing through...

 

Covid-19 update

Updated from print version. By Diana Zimmerman, with Rick Nelson While the Washington Department of Health (DOH) is reporting that the number of covid-19 cases had risen to 172 in Wahkiakum County on Tuesday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services repor...

 

FOS seeks donations for online auction

STILL DRY--While we have had some morning clouds and it's been cooler in our area, compared to the areas east of us, it's still plenty dry out there, so I can only hope that the forecast for showers at the end of this week, actually materialize. As...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Good morning, readers! May the Saints of Rain bless us in the coming days. My yard is brown and my flowers are thirsty. Thanks to all the great gardeners in the area. As I drive around I appreciate...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 5, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 25 — 6:36 p.m. A fire hydrant in Monroe Acres was leaking. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and...

 

Astoria Sunday Market now accepts food stamps

Astoria Sunday Market has announced that they now accept food stamps. Food stamps, often referred to as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer), help to put food on the table for millions of people...

 

Sharrel Mooers

Sharrel Yvonne Mooers, 79, of Cathlamet, died July 26, 2001 in Longview. She was born July 13, 1942 to Gerald and Nadine (Bowman) Thompson in Weiser, Idaho. She was raised in Ontario, Oregon and...

 

Celebration of Life for Gary & Martha Backman

A celebration of life service for Gary and Martha Backman will be held at JA Wendt Elementary School on Thursday, August 12 at 11 a.m., with a graveside service to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at The Norse Hall on Puget...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Landscaping for Wildlife

We all appreciate our gardens and even more when it includes birds and other wildlife. On August 10 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Adam Weeks will discuss which plants you can grow that are wildlife friendly and will attract animals to your garden....

 

Carl Wirkkala & The Whistle Punks perform at NCC

The Naselle Community Center officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 24. Carl Wirkkala and his "Whistle Punks" band members played for a very welcoming crowd of listeners. Before...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 5, 2021

Commissioners fly through short agenda

With a short agenda, Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through their business meeting Tuesday. The board approved an expenditure of $34,182 to purchase a Ford F250 pickup to replace a 10-year...

 

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