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Articles from the August 6, 2020 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020

Council OK's parking lot concept; closes town dock; addresses other issues

By a 4-1 vote, members of the Cathlamet Town Council adopted a conceptual plan for developing their parking lot at the corner of Main and Butler streets when they met Monday. Among the other items of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020

Candidates add votes in 2nd round of vote counting

Updated vote tallies late last week for Washington's primary elections produced no changes in results for local, regional or state wide races. In primary elections, the candidates with the top two vote counts advance to the general election. Also,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020

Primary election

By Rick Nelson Washington's primary election on Tuesday weeded out candidates for state and legislative office, with the top two vote tallies advancing to the general election. Wahkiakum had two races on the ballot, both for county commissioner, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020

Health department, school officials planning re-opening

For several months, staff at Wahkiakum Health and Human Services have been working quietly alongside Wahkiakum School District as they grapple with all the complex issues involved in starting the new school year in the midst of a pandemic, and for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020

PUD begins plan for manager's retirement

After a quick report from the general manager, the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners received an update on the broadband project from their consultant and began a discussion about setting up a policy for succession following the general...

 

Trump votes by mail

To The Eagle: As I begin my 78th trip around the star we call Sol, I find it interesting to note how the closer to the November election and how Trump's numbers seem to be falling behind Mr. Biden's, the more nonsense about delaying the election and...

 

Listen to the heart's cry for a scalded nation

To The Eagle: That fellow is still waiting to publicly debate anyone who thinks defunding the police, anarchy, riots, looting and socialism are solutions to anything. Hope he packed a lunch. It’s gonna be a long wait. First, neo-socialism actually...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020

Covid-19 update:

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at five as of Tuesday night, with 371 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County is reporting 457 cases with 244 considered active. Pacific County is up to 44 positive...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020

Skamokawa couple face animal cruelty charges

Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy and his wife, Daria were scheduled to be in Wahkiakum District Court on Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing. The pair have been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty in the second degree and two counts...

 

Protocols changing for Wahkiakum's courts

Wahkiakum County courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state and local officials to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Jury trials may resume in...

 

Downriver Dispatches

An Acquired Taste Over the decades I have had the opportunity to taste authentic cuisines from all over the world. One thing I have found in almost every culture is that they all use some form of grain and make that into bread, tortilla, or any other...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 6, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: July 27 — 8:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had broken a leg in a fall. 10:45...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020

County replacing culvert on road near Deep River

Wirkkala Road near Deep River will be closed to traffic August 17-19, Wahkiakum County officials said Tuesday. The county road department will replace a small, failing culvert with a 9-foot diameter pipe. In June, 2019, Wirkkala Road resident Nick...

 

Astoria hiking club headed to PI

Puget Island residents might notice a larger number of people than normal walking and biking their roads August 15 when the Angora Hiking Club holds its Westport Ferry to Puget Island bike/hike. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon....

 

Andrew Weiler joins Eagle as product developer

Former Cathlamet resident Andrew Weiler has returned to town and joined the staff of The Wahkiakum County Eagle as a product developer. Weiler graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2010, earned a...

 

Island life

Two chicks and an adult keep watch from a Puget Island osprey nest. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 

Fred Cantrell

Fred Cantrell, 81- A Life Well Lived Enthusiastic, friendly and intelligent would be the first three things new friends would take note of when meeting Fred Cantrell. Fred was a man of many interests...

 

Lloyd Benjamin

Lloyd David “Buzz” Benjamin died July 24, 2020 at the age of 73. He was born in Cass Lake, Minnesota to Ernest Edmund Benjamin, and Margaret Helen Benjamin. He graduated from Cass Lake High School and then joined the United States Air Force. In t...

 

Depoe awarded a 4-H scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Haley Depoe a scholarship in the amount of $1,600 to continue "making the best better" in our world. She has been a 4-H member for seven years and participated in Foods and N...

 

Elfers receives Gold Centennial pin

Terri Elfers received her Gold Centennial pin from Lions International as President Brian McClain honored her at the last meeting for bringing in two new members that have now started their second...

 

Hunter ed classes canceled

Due to Covid-19, there will be no hunter education class held in Cathlamet this year. There are a couple of options available. One is the deferred option. This is a one-year, once-in-a-lifetime option. The other is the on-line class with a newly...

 

LCC announces campus and hybrid courses

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced that a limited list of on-campus and hybrid courses being offered for fall quarter is now available on the LCC website at . All on-campus instruction will follow approved health and safety protocols. Note:...

 

On-line Workshop: Extending the Growing Season

On August 11 from 12-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will talk about ways to get more veggies from the garden even as the weather is turning cooler. Register for free by contacting Gary Fredricks at garyf@wsu.edu or 360-577-3014 Ext. 3...

 

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