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On the water

There was a small but enthusiastic response to the 2021 Wooden Boat Show at the Elochoman Slough Marina this weekend, and organizers-which included Allen Bennett and Julius Dalzell of the Lower...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 12, 2021

New covid cases, another death announced; third doses availbable Aug. 18

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) received positive test result notifications for four additional covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents and also an additional covid related fatality, department Director Chris Bischoff...

 

County fair prepares to get underway

The Wahkiakum County Fair is back, and this year’s theme is “Hats off to the Fair!” The annual event is scheduled for next Thursday through Saturday, August 19, 20, and 21. “It’s coming quick,” Fair Manager Patty Dursteler said on...

 

Covid-19 update: 4th death reported

(This story was updated Monday, Aug. 16.--Ed.) Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) on Monday received positive test result notifications for two additional covidD-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. WHHS has also received a report of one...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 12, 2021

County commission OK's spare engine for county ferry

Wahkiakum County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the purchase of a spare engine for the ferry Oscar B. Commissioners also authorized the Public Works Department to contract with an engineering firm to survey county bridges, and they approved an...

 

We trust medical technology that keeps us healthy

To The Eagle: Over 339 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine were given to 187.2 million people in the U.S. as of July 19, 2021. The vaccines have proven to be safe and effective. Vaccination is happening under the most intensive safety monitoring in...

 

Defund police means bringing accountability

To The Eagle: Any police officer who cries about police reform and the positive changes states like ours are making to policing are part and parcel to the problem. Defund The Police means bringing more accountability to policing and moving functions...

 

Fire District 3 acquires heat detection cameras

Three FLIR E6-XT Infrared Cameras arrived recently for Fire District #3 through a 2020 grant from the Foundation for Rural Services Grant Program. FLIR infrared cameras can identify and locate hot spot fires in a burning building by recognizing...

 

Island life

Queen Anne's Lace blossoms sometimes seem to float in the air. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Skamokawa church has closed its doors

DAMPNESS/HEAT--As this new week begins, we are enjoying a mild, dry day after a pretty good soaking on Saturday. Here in West Valley, it was a nice steady mist which lasted most of the day and I was very thankful for that. However, temperatures are...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)...

 

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 is a pain. We all agree on that. I know using SR 4 for jobs and appointments is a pain. Trying to keep to a schedule can be brutal, but the DOT has to work on highways within a certain summer...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 12, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 1 - 1:01 p.m. A juvenile said she was being sexually...

 

Elizabeth Jane Goodfellow Sears

October 29, 1925-June 29, 2021 Elizabeth (Liz) Sears died peacefully at home in Edmonds, WA on June 29, 2021, after a long and inspiring life of teaching, mentoring, and giving to others, always...

 

Chuck Parker

Charles “Chuck” Parker, 81, longtime Skamokawa resident, died in Colorado Springs, CO on August 7, 2021. Chuck was born in Cathlamet on February 18, 1940 to Sid and Mary (Powers) Parker. He was active in 4-H while in school in Skamokawa. He...

 

Kenneth Kandoll

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 Kenneth James Kandoll passed peacefully on July 19, 2021, at the home...

 

Check your trees for invasive species

Are invasive species hiding in your trees? State officials ask you to check trees, lights, outdoor equipment and standing water in your yard for harmful bugs as part of National Tree Check Month in August. “August is the ideal time to look for inva...

 

Hunter ed course scheduled

A hunter education course is scheduled for August 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and August 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Elochoman Marina covered area. This is a traditional course designed for new or inexperienced hunters and includes handling...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Tending the Garden

Your garden is growing well, but when is the best time to start picking vegetables? On August 17 at noon WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will discuss how and when to harvest vegetables for the best taste and longer shelf life. Connection information...

 

Evening light

Reed's Canary Grass seed heads catch the evening sunlight. Photo by Rick Nelson...

 

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