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Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 17, 2020

Fairgrounds considered for fire evacuee's use

The Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa may be called into service to house persons and animals displaced by regional wildfires. Commissioner Gene Strong brought the idea to the board of commissioners Tuesday, saying people evacuating from...

 

County partially lifts ban on outdoor burning

Wahkiakum County officials are repealing part of the existing ban on outdoor burning. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, county officials will allow recreational fires if built in approved fire pits or in designated campgrounds, such as...

 

Weekend fishing

Poor air quality caused by regional fires didn't keep the fishermen away on Friday after fishing opened for a three day period last week. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 

Conservation district at work on the Elochoman

The Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Conservation District is currently working on a project on the Elochoman River, using log structures for stream restoration and salmon recovery. District Manager Darin Houpt...

 

Veterans plan ceremony to honor POW/MIA

The Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 will have a short POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at the flagpole at the county courthouse in Cathlamet. The public is invited. The VFW request face masks to be worn and...

 

Covid update:

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at six as of Tuesday, with 515 tests having been conducted so far. Numbers continue to rise in counties surrounding Wahkiakum, including Pacific County where they are up to 77...

 

We need a non toxic solution

To The Eagle: A public notice was sent to waterfront property owners regarding the upcoming application of herbicides to treat for aquatic and algae plants. There are several herbicides that will be used as well as salts and adjuvants (aides in...

 

Political signs destroyed on Seal River properties

To The Eagle: Someone came at night on Friday, 9/11, and tore down our son’s hand painted 4x8 foot BIDEN-HARRIS sign, leaving the other signs, and on the following night got Eddie Blain’s, also a BIDEN-HARRIS sign, so obviously a Trump fan. I am...

 

Herrera Beutler was there for us

To The Eagle: There are not any members of Congress that can hold up to the achievements of our Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. When asked to come and hear our commissioners, who have for two years been trying to establish a 10 year program for...

 

Information offered about turtles

To The Eagle: I was surprised to read in the August 13 issue of The Eagle that representatives of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife identified the common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina as a species native to Washington state. A...

 

If Hillary were president we'd be less divisive

To The Eagle: I’d like to thank the writer of the article in last week’s Eagle questioning what the US would be like had Hillary Clinton become president. She’s fortunately making the point that many objective voters have been trying to make...

 

Trump lied as Americans died

To The Eagle: During Bob Woodward’s March 19, 2020 interview with President Donald Trump, Trump admitted that he knew in January that Covid19 was a deadly and highly infectious air born virus; and that he deliberately ‘played down’ the health r...

 

Doomsday scenario based on calumny

To The Eagle: The chilly feeling in your bones right now is as close as you’ll get to anthropogenic climate change, and what you’re seeing out the window and hearing on the air is a “lite” iteration of the biblical concept of Armageddon. The...

 

Mike has a straight forward approach

To The Eagle: I am grateful to Mike for making us feel welcome in a small town far from home. Headed to the Pacific Northwest where my parents lived since the early 70’s, we were greeted by Mike, exchanging stories and encouraged our decision to...

 

Will Herrera Beutler help pass Covid-19 funding?

To The Eagle: I am grateful that I have been able to stay safely inside and out of the smoke that has blanketed the area. I have not lost my job due to Covid-19, and I do not have to worry about being evicted because I can’t pay rent. Many people...

 

Leaders used to lead by leading

To The Eagle: Given the current state of the historical fires burning all up and down the West coast, one might wonder why the ineffable leader of the free world has nothing to say and nothing to offer either in platitudes or resources. Oh, I forget,...

 

Tischer challenges Backman

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from The Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Mike Backman, who is c...

 

Tischer challenges Backman

Compiled by Diana Zimmerman Candidates for local and regional offices were asked to respond to a brief questionnaire from The Wahkiakum County Eagle. Here are the responses from Mike Backman, who is...

 

Why doesn't Trump like to admit he knows things?

To The Eagle: So Donald Trump knew all along that Covid-19 was extremely contagious, that it was more deadly than your ‘most strenuous' flus (whatever that means), that children could contract and spread it. That's what we learned last week. Now...

 

Museum open for two more Saturdays

NOT NICE--As this week began, the smoke and fog combo that hit Sunday morning was really something to see, as that's just about all that you could see at my house! It was defintely not a good time to be outside and warnings were given to stay inside...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, 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: Wahkiakum PUD, Tuesday, 9/22, 8:30 a.m....

 

LCC announces fall lecture series line-up

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Fall 2020 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Big Ideas.” In this fully only online series, local experts weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing us right now, and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

We are going to be okay During World War II in the Nazi occupied Netherlands, many of the populace were starving. One man whose family was going hungry decided to try to sell one of his family’s heirlooms, his grandfather’s gold pocket watch. He...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 17, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 7 — 7:37 a.m. A caller said that a smoke alarm had been activated at a Rosedale business though no...

 

Movie based on Pyle book opens for virtual viewing

A new movie, The Dark Divide, based on Grays River resident Robert Michael Pyle’s book Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide is opening in select theaters and for virtual viewing this weekend. The Dark Divide is about Pyle’s “perilous...

 

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