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Articles from the September 24, 2020 edition

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Boil water order rescinded

The boil water order for Cathlamet and Puget Island water systems has been rescinded. Here is the Thursday morning announcement from Town Clerk/Treasurer Sarah Clark: -------- Cathlamet, WA – Customers of the Town of Cathlamet & Wahkiakum PUD's...

 

Slope stabilization work along SR 4 on KM Mountain resumes Sept. 30.

Here's notice received this afternoon (Tuesday) about work starting Wednesday on the KM slide: From the Washington State Department of Transportation: Travelers who use State Route 4 on KM Mountain may experience delays as crews begin phase two of...

 

Outdoor burn ban partially repealed

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

 

Council repeals pitbull ban, considers testing biosolids for covid-19

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council deliberated on a myriad of agenda items including the possibility of conducting covid-19 tests of biosolids from the town’s sewer system. The test would determine whether or not the virus has entered the...

 

PUD sees growth in renewable energy program returns

At Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum PUD board of commissioners, Auditor Erin Wilson reported that the PUD would pay out nearly $30,000 total to 13 customers participating in a renewable energy program this year. The payments are used as a credit...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 24, 2020

Commissioners reject Columbia St. paving bids

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners breezed through a light agenda Tuesday. At the recommendation of the Public Works Department, commissioners declined to accept bids for paving and other work on Columbia Street between Jacobson Road and SR...

 

Work continues on the Pioneer Community Center

The contractor doing the roofing and painting work on the Pioneer Community Center needed a bigger crane to work on the former church's high steeple, so they brought in the "Ultra Boom" which not...

 

We can try again

To The Eagle: Last week’s letters contained more complete sentences and intelligent commentary than President Trump has used during his entire first term. Everyone’s opinions were expressed clearly, using words that no one would have had any diff...

 

Elections officials speak about USPS mailing

To The Eagle: The United States Postal Service has sent out a general mailer to many states across the US. Many voters have already seen this in their mailboxes and others may be receiving it over the course of the next few weeks. Because this...

 

Vote RED, Remove Every Democrat

To The Eagle: It’s pointless to point out the differences between the current SCOTUS battle and the one in 2016; Executive/Senate different Parties, 2nd term lame-duck president, hypocrisy of politicians because it just doesn’t matter. No...

 

Congresswoman is appreciated

To The Eagle: After months of quarantines and social distancing, getting outside into nature has never felt so important. It's important to take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy the great outdoors while we can. That is why I am so pleased our...

 

What would we do without The Eagle?

To The Eagle: My sister and I, like many of the rest of you, look forward to receiving our local community newspaper, The Eagle, in the mail every Thursday. Through the years, it has added small, relevant features that provide and keep the interest...

 

Jaime lowered the cost of prescriptions

To The Eagle: Jaime Herrera Beutler doesn’t only talk about lowering the cost of prescription drugs, she’s actually been taking action to do it. Earlier this year, she crossed party lines to vote for a bill that would cut the cost of...

 

Covid update:

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 remains at six in Wahkiakum County, with 537 tests having been conducted. There are 80 cases in Pacific County and 648 in Cowlitz County, with 130 considered active. Across the river in...

 

Honoring POW/MIA

The Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 and other members of the community paused to honor Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on Friday morning in front of the Wahkiakum County...

 

Deer refuge undertakes lethal coyote control

In recent editions of the sheriff’s report, there were repeated references to night shoots at the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. Paul Meyers, a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that agencies have been trying...

 

FOS auction sneak peek on October 1

BEEN A BIT WILD--Last Thursday evening we were treated to a thunder and lightning storm by Mother Nature and it was pretty darn impressive as it lit up the night sky and rattled our windows! I know some folks lost power out Pillar Rock way, but...

 

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....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Thank you to all the exhibitors who entered the virtual fair. A huge thank you to the Blalock family for all their hard work on the virtual fair. Premium checks are ready for pick up. I will be in the office on...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The First Day of School It's so wonderful to see that our community's children are able to go back to school in spite of the covid-19 outbreak. I was pondering the different responses many of the...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 24, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 14 — 8:19 a.m. A caller discovered that a license plate had either fallen or had been removed from hi...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on Sept. 15. The following personnel matters were addressed: Resignation of Erick Campisi, bus driver, hire Amber Haataia, bus driver, and hire of Kellyn...

 

Freda Wika

On September 15th, 2020 Freda Carlene Jones Moore Wika passed away peacefully at age 87 in Texas. Freda was born in Cathlamet, Washington in 1933. After graduating high school she was a professional...

 

Fall Equinox Messabout

The Lower Columbia Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association held a Fall Equinox Messabout at the Elochoman Slough Marina this weekend, and with the clearing of smoke filled skies, people...

 

AAADSW announces retirement of executive director

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) announced that after 12 years Executive Director David Kelly will retire on December 31, 2020. Kelly leaves the agency on solid financial ground and well positioned for a...

 

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