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Articles from the September 16, 2021 edition

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Visitors, exhibitors enjoy Farm to Fiber Festival

The first ever Farm to Fiber Festival was held at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds this past weekend. "It went really well!" organizer Lori Cagle said happily. So well, she and the other organizers,...

 

VFW holding ceremony Friday

The public is invited to a POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Friday, September 17, at 9 a.m. at the Wahkiakum County Court House flagpole. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and...

 

Mayoral candidate forum cancelled

The Eagle received word Monday that the forum for Cathlamet mayor candidates scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. Here is the notice: It is with much sadness that, after much discussion this evening, the Forum Team has decided to cancel the...

 

Burn ban ending

The ban on outdoor burning in Wahkiakum County will end this Friday, according to an announcement from Chuck Beyer, director of Wahkiakum County Public Works. "All the counties in SW Washington and DNR have decided to lift the ban on October 1,...

 

Covid-19 update

There were eleven new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County over the last week, with one on Monday, and 10 on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative total to 207, with 18 considered potentially active. So far, 13 people have been hospitalized,...

 

Meet Dan Kay, Wahkiakum PUD's new manager

Dan Kay's first day at the Wahkiakum County PUD was on August 26, but his first day as general manager came last week, when Dave Tramblie made his retirement official. Luckily, it's a position he's...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 16, 2021

Commissioners address mandate concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday acted on a couple business items, discussed covid-19 vaccine mandates with constituents, and met in executive session to discuss potential litigation. The board approved a request from Chief Civil Deputy...

 

First Amendment guardrails should curtail falsehoods

To The Eagle: Texas Governor Greg “heartbeat” Abbott has signed another mendacious bill aiming to stop social media companies from banning users or nixing posts based solely on political opinions, claiming these tech giants are censoring...

 

Pictures can be deceiving

To The Eagle: The peaceful protest as pictured of seven people in the paper actually drew over 50 Cathlamet residents. Many in attendance were vaccinated and know a slippery slope when they see it. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were...

 

Tired of propaganda that promotes fear

To The Eagle: Covid has been going on for almost two years. It’s time that Covid update changes its format. As to how many got it, recovered or died, they need to include did they wear masks or not? We all know many have worn masks. Did they have o...

 

Port 1 dealing with sewer line issue

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met last Thursday to handle customer refunds and to discuss a few maintenance issues, including a new problem with the sewer system. They opened with a budget and rate workshop, but decided to table...

 

Treating local waterways

Woodland Resource Services brought their airboat to Welcome Slough, below, and the Elochoman Slough Marina, above, this week to treat invasive species like milfoil, parrotfeather, and native water...

 

Kites might fly at Vista Park on Saturday

CHANGING--After a warm and sunny weekend, with just a bit of mist Sunday morning, it looks like we may be in for some real weather changes for the weekend. Friday looks to be the start of several days of rain, so while it's not great for those with w...

 

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 Grou...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Good morning. The air this morning has the scent of fall. September is always a good month. We're now transitioning into fall with school started and the Rod Run over. Now we can look to Halloween,...

 

Silver Buckle Gaming Series

First I would like to thank all of the riders for coming to our August 7 and September 11 gaming shows. you all did a great job, good rides. We hope to see you on September 25 for show #3. This year...

 

Tom Irving

Longtime Cathlamet resident Thomas "Tommy" Irving passed to his eternal home in the early evening hours of September 8, 2021. He was the grandson of early Pioneers, the Irvings and the Gells who...

 

John Nelson

John Dennis Nelson died on August 15, 2021, in Longview at the age of 70. John was born in Longview, on November 30, 1950. He graduated from Kelso High School and went on to Lower Community College to earn a degree in auto painting. He then married...

 

Youth football team earns hard-fought win

Story and photo by Brad Moon The Wahkiakum Mini-Mules kicked off their 2021 season with a win over the Kalama Chinooks in Kelso on Saturday, winning a tough game 12-6. With eight sixth grade students...

 

Mayoral candidate forum set for September 22

According to information received from the Wahkiakum Votes 2021 team members, consisting of Mary Vik, Deb Lincoln, Phyllis Wesley and Ron Wright, a voter education forum will be held Wednesday, September 22, beginning at 7 p.m. David Olson and...

 

Wahkiakum Community Garden Summer 2021

By Winnie, Joyce, Sue, Juanita, Kim, Denise, Chris and Jon Hard to believe that summer is gone. Now is time to prep the garden for fall and winter. In spite of some strange weather early in the season and the long dry spell, the Community Garden has...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 16, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 5 — 8:18 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a black truck picked up a deer shortly after it was...

 

Amateur Radio Salmon Run September 18-19

Submitted by Ron Wright Every year in September amateur radio clubs hold a contest to see who can talk to other operators in all 39 counties in the state, and to see who can make the most contacts...

 

Mules top Vikes 28-24; host Onalaska this Friday

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mule football team picked up its second win of the season last Friday, downing the Mossyrock Vikings 28-24. Because of the Vikings' low number of players, the teams...

 

Mule volleyball season now in full swing

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team fell in three matches this week. "We are definitely working to build and are working on drastically reducing our unforced errors," Coach Kayli Hurley said....

 

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