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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Pikeminnow fishing becomes a business

Skamokawa resident Nancy Campiche did not want this story to be about her, but nearly every pikeminnow fisherman I approached on Tuesday said, "Talk to Nancy." "Pikeminnow are not an invasive...

 

How five families approach sending kids back to school

Deciding whether a child should attend school in person or continue remote learning this fall has been a very personal issue for many families in Wahkiakum County. I was able to catch up with five such families. Three have decided to return to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 3, 2020

County commission hears health director's report, acts on varied issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed though a light agenda Tuesday, approving some personnel changes, discussing 9-1-1 telecommunication issues and hearing a report from the county's health department administrator. Health and Human Services...

 

Students returning soon to Naselle schools

Naselle-Grays River School District classes will resume the week of Sept. 14 Following is an outline of the district's plan to educate students during the covid-19 pandemic. Superintendent of schools Lisa Nelson specified that there will not be any...

 

Make America good again

To The Eagle: Imagine during the pandemic there is a total collapse in our economy and criminal gangs start roaming the streets, breaking into homes, robbing and killing people. Imagine that your wife or your husband gets killed, and that you are lef...

 

All of us sacrifice to get back to 'normal'

To The Eagle: This week, after a huge amount of work was done behind the scenes this summer, we have the reopening of the schools in Cathlamet. Kudos to everyone who helped get Wahkiakum to this point. Frankly this year has been awful for almost...

 

Food for thought

To The Eagle: A bit of food for thought for those blessed with the ability to think, of which there are a few in our bucolic county. The dichotomy of life: The best laid plans of mice and men. vs: Planning makes perfect. Enough for this week. James...

 

Who will save us?

To The Eagle: I can’t sit back without challenging these lies we witness on news outlets. The socialists/communists are openly peddling their propaganda. Have we forgotten the sacrifices and tears shed for our freedom? I am the daughter of...

 

Thoughts on use of political signs

To The Eagle: On State Route 4 descending eastward above county line, there is a hard man, naked, standing by the road, day or night. Also, in the locale, are loud signs, one of which associates Biden with social unrest – riots. Social unrest...

 

Writer: Calumny, no; opprobium, yes

To The Eagle: Let’s get the crap shoveled out of the way first. A contributor last week suggested that I have employed calumny--falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another--in my opinion letters. I don’t do...

 

Where's Jaime?

To The Eagle: Did you know Jaime Herrera Beutler voted to end Medicare and replace it with a private voucher system? She also voted multiple times to end the Affordable Care Act (which covers pre-existing conditions) and replace it. Replace it with...

 

Ref. 90 asks voters to approve or reject comprehensive sexual health ed

Editor Rick Nelson's note: There's a lot of brouhaha about Ref. 90 and Senate Bill 5395, the subject of the referendum. SB 5395 has been described as so pornographic it can't be discussed in public. There's a bit of hyperbole there, maybe a lot more...

 

Have a safe holiday weekend, everyone

NICE--We had a nice weekend but while we had the sunny days, those evenings got pretty chilly so we know the seasons will soon be changing. While we had just a bit of a downturn on Monday morning, which brought a smattering of showers, it didn't...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What is happening with the SR4 Slide? Celeste Dimichina, the communications consultant for The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), has informed me of an update on the State Route 4...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 3, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 24 — 1:33 p.m. A child at a Rosedale home accidentally dialed 911. 1:43 p.m. A Puget Island resident rep...

 

New videos show tsunami impact along the coast

To help communities along Washington’s coastal residents visualize and prepare for the next tsunami, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a new series of tsunami simulations. Using detailed tsunami models,...

 

Kay Buennagel

Catherine “Kay” Buennagel lived a beautiful, generous, and loving life for 97 years. She will be remembered as selfless, kind, and devoted by her nine children, 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Kay was...

 

Louise Arness

Louise A. Arness, 90, formerly of Cathlamet, died August 23, 2020 at a Shelton care center. She was born June 25, 1930 in Hatfield, PA to Clinton and Alice Ott. The family moved to Washington where Louise attended school in Cathlamet. She married...

 

Organizers pleased as virtual fair winds up

“It was a learning curve for all of us,” Wahkiakum County Fair Board President Joe Blalock said of this year’s Virtual Wahkiakum County Fair. Blalock, who is not only on the Fair Board, but is involved in 4-H, said that between seeing what the...

 

Lure coursing set for final week of September

The hounds will be running again at Misty River Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island, the weekend of September 26-27. Spring and early summer events were canceled due to the covid virus lockdown, but the sponsoring group has received...

 

WDFW celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day virtually

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day all month long with a virtual event each day in September. "In previous years, we've worked with volunteers, sponsors, and conservation partners...

 

A photo safari?

Puget Island resident Sarah Lawrence has trained her camera on a variety of local wildlife in the past few weeks. Above, a white-tail buck explores a Puget Island field. Along the left side, ospreys...

 

On the beach

After years of permitting, pumping of dredged sand along eroding Pancake Point properties commenced on the upriver end of the project at 10 a.m. Saturday, area resident Paul Vik reported. A 24 hour...

 

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