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Articles from the September 10, 2020 edition

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Arson suspect in custody

Beaver Creek resident Matthew Johnson, 39, was arrested on September 2 and charged with attempted arson in the second degree. On August 29, the Skamokawa Fire Department, the Skamokawa ambulance, deputies, and the Department of Natural Resources...

 

Roofers at work

Roofers went to work on the Pioneer Community Center in Cathlamet this week, enjoying views from on high if they paused in their work. The upper photo was taken Tuesday, the lower photo earlier,...

 

Council considers sewer expansion

On Tuesday, the Cathlamet Town Council was brought to order by Mayor Dale Jacobson in his first full meeting back since a recent health issue. No ordinances or resolutions were included on this week’s agenda, but the revamping of the town’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 10, 2020

Commissioners discuss vaccines, 2021 budgets

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed vaccines and looked ahead to budget preparation for 2021 when they met Tuesday. Dian Cooper, executive director of the Cowlitz Health Center, which operates a clinic in Cathlamet, said clinics will start...

 

Skamokawa water main work starts next week

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Directors met Tuesday morning to listen to reports and approve a grant application, a preliminary budget, and a new reserve fund level. The PUD water crew repaired a water leak at the base of Puget Island bridge,...

 

County bans all outdoor burning

The Wahkiakum County Building and Planning Department has announced that effective at 12 noon, Tuesday, Sept. 9, all outdoor burning is banned in Wahkiakum County, including recreational fires in private fire pits and fire pits in designated...

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars observing Patriot Day

Submitted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post 5297 On September 11, 2001, America witnessed a brand of ruthlessness and evil beyond the realm of comprehension. It was difficult for us to grasp the scope of the tragedies that day. It was one of...

 

What if Hillary had been president?

To The Eagle: For the past four years, we have read many news articles and letters to the editor, and listened to TV media about the hatred of Trump as our president. Out of curiosity, if Hillary had won, what chapters of events would you think our...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

On Page 1 of the August 27 edition, The Eagle misidentified the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post involved in the dedication of the new flags and flag pole at the Town of Cathlamet office. It is Post 5297, not 527....

 

A few comments about last week's letters

To The Eagle: I am thrilled, as are many working parents, that our schools are beginning to open, even partially. Frederick Lehr wrote in effect we should feel bad because we don't want everyone in the world coming into our country illegally....

 

We have a republic, if we can keep it

To The Eagle: A Republic. If we can keep it. Sadly we have way too many angry idiots rioting, where peaceful protests used to exist. That I fear, will play right into Trump’s law and order theme. Fascism always starts with dire warnings of...

 

An endorsement of Blake and Takko

To The Eagle: I come from one of the older families in Wahkiakum County. Over the past 150 years my extended family has participated in all three natural-resource-based occupations, fishing, farming and logging. I’d like to offer a perspective on...

 

Some Labor Day history offered

To The Eagle: This country’s historical amnesia ensured that few people mentioned or celebrated, this recent Labor Day, the progressive, radical Socialist, Marxist origins of the labor movements that united the workers of this country and gave...

 

Writer remembers the 60's differently

To The Eagle: The following was submitted as a rejoinder to J.B. Bouchard’s Merry Marxist Manifesto of two weeks ago, the counter to his Catastrophic Calumny Confrontation of last week will come next week. A hat tip to J.B. for his concern over my...

 

The president isn't important

To The Eagle: Let's ignore politics. When I was younger I used to debate political ideas with my family pretty much every dinner we had. It was great! I remember when the Patriot Act was in the news we delayed dinner over 30 minutes just because we...

 

We cherish freedom of speech in this country

To The Eagle: With respect for Lily Kolditz and sympathy over the horrors experienced by her family in Europe during the war years, I offer these observations about her recent letter. My imperfect understanding is that it was fascism, not socialism,...

 

A vote for Jeff Wilson

To The Eagle: As you’re thinking about who to vote for, it’s helpful to look at who supports various candidates. Jeff Wilson is running against incumbent Dean Takko for state Senate. A look at the top 45 contributors to each campaign (PDC...

 

McEntire challenges Blake for D-19

Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from the Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Brian Blake, who is currently the Washington State...

 

McEntire challenges Blake for D-19

Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from the Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Brian Blake, who is currently the Washington...

 

Fire danger extremely high in local area

TOASTY--We got a heavy dose of Summer weather just as we go into the school year and what we always think of as Fall sports, but as we can see, these high temperatures mean more swim suits, flip flops and beach time, and not coats, umbrellas and...

 

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: Great Rivers BHO Governing Board,...

 

Animal abuse trial set for November 16

Skamokawa residents Paul and Daria Lacy, who have plead not guilty on 11 charges of animal cruelty and two counts of transporting or confining a domestic animal in an unsafe manner, were in District Court with Judge Pro Tem Tim Hanigan on August 26...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Fishing in Southwestern Washington This past month I have witnessed a prolific amount of people along the Columbia River fishing. This is not an unusual event as it is not only the commercial fishermen trying to make a decent wage, but also the...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 10, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: August 30 - 12:12 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a...

 

Dorothy E. Mickelsen

1-29-1932 - 8-3-2020 Dorothy passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on 8-3-2020. She was born in Moneta, Virginia, in Bedford County to Willie O. Thomas and Myrtle (Wilks) Thomas. Her...

 

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