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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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Fishing was good; catch--not so much

Fishing is good, I heard a fellow say recently. Catching? He had a very different word for that. Luckily, fishing was profitable for seven fishermen in last week's Hook the Hawg 2 fishing derby...

 

Annual Network survey seeks info on varied issues

Wahkiakum Community Network (WCN) is conducting its annual community survey to find out how people in Wahkiakum County believe issues like alcohol, hard drugs, cannabis, bullying, and suicide are affecting the youth and general public. The survey is...

 

Renovations underway at Deep River Church

Eva Malerich and Krist Novoselic are leading a major renovation project of the historic Deep River Church. It's a major project with windows sent out to be redone, rotted outside wall boards being...

 

Cathlamet residents charged with not paying taxes for yoga business

Greg Gumucio, 61, and Haven Soliman, 33, of Cathlamet, and Michael Anderson, 51, of Bellevue were arrested on Aug. 24 on charges related to conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Anderson has local ties. Early that Wednesday morning, a search warrant was...

 

Fate of Democracy hangs on your ballot

To The Eagle: The fate of free and fair elections in the United States hangs in the balance in this November’s midterm contests. In races for those offices with authority over US elections, Republicans have nominated anti-democracy candidates who...

 

Covid-19 update

The cumulative number of cases of covid-19 being reported by the Washington Department of Health for Wahkiakum County rose by one this week to 599. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active covid-19 cases...

 

Cathlamet Yacht Club members active on water and ashore

The Cathlamet Yacht Club, which started in 2008, finds its home at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet, and is populated by members from the community, as well as others who live outside...

 

Avian flu detected in Cowlitz County flock

Avian influenza, or bird flu, was detected in a small domestic flock in Cowlitz County last week, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Numbers are expected to rise as fall migration begins. The case in...

 

Town seeks comments on shoreline program

The Town of Cathlamet is conducting a periodic review of the 2019 Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by state law. This project is focused on any needed fine-tuning and house-keeping revisions, not another complete overhaul or rewrite. The...

 

Last Farmers Market of season this Friday

SUNNY DAYS--It looks like we’ve been given a dry stretch of weather this week, although we did get a slight bit of moisture over the weekend. Of course it was very slight and only fell in some areas, but I thought it was still nice to have my leaf...

 

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 Departm...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: September

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--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android from...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: The Wahkiakum PUD crew came to my house last week to remove an aspen tree that was growing too near the power line in my yard. Three very capable men came, Mark, Frankie and Scott....

 

Dale Strueby

Dale F. Strueby, of Longview, and former longtime resident of Cathlamet, died at age 93 in Vancouver, August 19, 2022. Dale was born in Oso, Washington February 18, 1929 to Frank and Gladys (Fry)...

 

Golf tournament at Skyline open to general public

The Skyline Men’s Club will host a monthly golf tournament at Skyline Golf Course in Cathlamet starting in September. Each tournament is open to the public. Enjoy 18 fun and challenging holes and afterward, relax with local craft beer from River...

 

"Fall in Love with Reading" new challenge at Cathlamet Library

New Beanstack challenges started August 15 for children and adults/teens through the end of November 2022. Read and log book titles to win incentives including free books for the kids, and tickets...

 

Class of '59 Reunion

On August 18 eight members of the WA-KI-HI Class of 1959 met at the Duck Inn for a nice lunch, laughs and visiting, sorry that 12 classmates could not attend. They plan to meet again next year on the...

 

Wahkiakum ARC offers radio class

The Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club will host a series of class meetings to prepare citizens for their Amateur Radio License, also known as a ham radio license. The course is free. To get more information or to sign up email the club at info@n7wah.net....

 

VFW annual youth essay competition announced

The 2022-2023 Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Essay competition is about to begin. Each year the VFW sponsors a nation-wide competition within grades 9-12, the Voice of Democracy and grades 6-8, the Patriots Pen. Washington State VFW sponsors a...

 

Attridge takes helm at Ocean Beach Hospital

Scot Attridge took over as Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC), earlier this month, filling the key position vacated by Larry Cohen, who retired on July 29. Attridge had been working side by side with Cohen for...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 1, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 22 — 1:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to someone at County Line Park. 3:07 a.m....

 

Pie contest winners share their secrets

The fair is only as good as we are, it seems to me. It's not a traveling show that comes to visit the county every year. We have to create our own fun. It's a chance to celebrate who we are and, I thi...

 

Land trust names new director

The Columbia Land Trust Board of Directors has announced, that after an extensive search process, Dr. Megan Rutledge has been named executive director. Rutledge will replace Glenn Lamb, who is retiring after a long tenure with the land trust. In...

 

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