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Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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Smoky skies

A smoky haze colored the setting sun on Friday the Thirteenth. Photo by Genie Cary....

 

County fair gets underway today

Head on over to Skamokawa this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to check out the Wahkiakum County Fair! Entries are coming in and are looking pretty good, though the number of them is down a little this year, said Fair Manager Patty Dursteler. “I can...

 

Covid-19 update

Online version updated on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, there were 12 new cases of covid-19 reported by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services in the last week, for a cumulative total of 183. Thirteen of those cases are considered to be active. The...

 

Health department adding 3rd covid shots

Yesterday (Wednesday), the Wahkiakum County Health Department (WHHS) began administering third doses of covid-19 vaccine to people with compromised immune systems, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 19, 2021

Commissioners cover spray, covid, finances

Wahkiakum County officials covered a lot of ground, much of it from public comment, when the board of commissioners met Tuesday. Middle Valley resident Jerry Ledtke reported that recent herbicide spraying had apparently led to the death of six...

 

Sheriff responds to previous letter

To The Eagle: I go around the county reading safety books to nursery school children and daycares. The kids are given plastic Junior Deputy Badges. Before I pin them over their hearts, I have them raise their hands and take a basic oath that is...

 

We can repair damage at the ballot box

To The Eagle: Surveying the wreckage left in the wake of the bumbling Biden administration (he is at this moment re-creating the fall of Saigon) most of us have concluded that the only way to stop the carnage and start repairs is through the ballot...

 

Democrat Party cause of problems

To The Eagle: Well, gasoline is approaching $5.00 a gallon again and I hope all the people that voted for the Democrats have long trips to work everyday; you've earned it. Why, don't look now, but the Taliban is back in control of Afghanistan so it...

 

Wahkiakum West taking on role for eastside broadband

Ken Johnson returned to the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to let them know that the board of Wahkiakum West, of which he was CEO, had agreed to do a broadband pilot project east of KM. “We are going to take the...

 

See you at the 113th Wahkiakum Co. Fair

COOLER/WET?--According to the forecast, we may actually see some showers this week but as of Monday morning, it was just cloudy, but drizzle Tuesday morning was a possibility. We'll also have to wait and see if the Friday forecast for 30 percent...

 

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. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Readers: Last week's obituaries made me pause and reflect. Chuck Parker, Liz Goodfellow Sears, and Ken Kandoll. All meant so much to the area and all ended good, meaningful lives after doing so...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on August 17. In personnel matters, the Board acknowledged the resignations of Aldrich Smith, assistant boys’ basketball and baseball coach. The resignation...

 

Phone trouble for health department

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has been experiencing intermittent telephone system issues Tuesday and Wednesday. "Our information technology staff are working with the vendor to resolve this issue," Operations Manager Duncan...

 

Public comment sought for transportation improvement program

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments invites the public to comment on the Draft 2022-2025 Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (M/RTIP). The M/RTIP identifies transportation projects for a four-year period funded with...

 

Something for everyone at Cathlamet Public Library

The Cathlamet Public Library offers an array of services including the following: • New Back to School reading challenge for children and teens. Log reading minutes at www.cathlamet.beanstack.org to win free books from the library prize shelf....

 

Youth football set to begin

Wahkiakum Youth Football is back, after a Covid year off. Practices for youth team (3rd -6th graders) begins weekdays starting August 23 at 3:30 p.m. Practices will be by the elementary school parking lot in the baseball outfield each day. A parent...

 

Davis Rogan to appear at Hotel Cathlamet

The Hotel Cathlamet has announced Live And Direct From Bourbon Street, an evening with legendary New Orleans jazzman and piano artist Davis Rogan, scheduled in the Hotel Lobby at 6 p.m., Sunday, August 29. The Tavern at Hotel Cathlamet will reopen...

 

Lisa Gonzales

Our beloved Lisa Louise Gonzales of Cathlamet, WA, passed away peacefully of Covid pneumonia on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Lisa’s long-held beliefs prevented her from getting the Co...

 

Sheriff's Report, August 19, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 8 — 9:29 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had broken an ankle during a fall....

 

Insleee requires vaccination for most state, health, care workers

Inslee requires vaccination for most state, health, care workers Gov. Jay Inslee on Aug. 9 issued an emergency proclamation mandating that most state executive branch employees and on-site contractors and volunteers, along with public and private...

 

Call response varies for emergency responders

Cathlamet and Grays River are the only two fire departments in Wahkiakum County that have transporting licenses, which means they are the only departments with ambulances to transport people to the hospital. They are responsible for providing that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 19, 2021

Port 2 commission discusses Svensen Park, okays fee for park water

The development of Svensen Park on Puget Island was a major topic of discussion when the Port District 2 board of commissioners met Tuesday. Commissioners also discussed possible projects in western...

 

Port 1 commission discusses waterfront, cabins, and use of port property

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners discussed a variety of issues at their meeting last Thursday, including the waterfront, rates for the new A-frame cabins, and the use of some of their property near Una Avenue. Port Manager Jackie Lea gave a...

 

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