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Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition

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Volunteer honored for saving swimmer in Columbia

Last Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office and Wahkiakum County Port 2 recognized Tina Boyd, for her bravery on August 6, when she put herself in harms way to save a stranger's life at Vista...

 

Salmon fishing resumes beginning Oct. 1 for Columbia River below Bonneville Dam

The lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam will open additional areas for recreational salmon fishing beginning Oct. 1, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced Sept. 28. The lower river closed to recreational fishing in early...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 29, 2022

Commissioners okay sheriff's move expense

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved bids and plans for projects at county facilities and handled other business when they met Tuesday. Commissioners accepted a revised plan for moving sheriff department offices into the basement of the...

 

WHS outdoor class present at MRC summit

Last week the Wahkiakum Marine Resource Committee and the Washington State University Wahkiakum County Extension Office hosted a three day Marine Resource Committee summit, which was attended in...

 

This disabled Vet's shoes fit just fine

To The Eagle: I am MAGA and proud of it. What does that mean? Well let’s have a look. First I believe our children should be educated and not indoctrinated in school. I believe our borders must be secured so we can allow those in that can obey our...

 

Access to literature broadens young minds

To The Eagle: One of the ‘side effects’ of keeping an open mind is that scammers, shifty politicians and other professional liars keep trying to toss their trash into it. They depend upon people believing just about anything. Consider these few...

 

Another idle threat?

To The Eagle: Since the police department doesn’t usually enforce parking in Cathlamet, will they have to start when we are limited to two hours? Or is this another idle threat? Maybe we could hire a meter maid. Michael Nunes Ca...

 

Only love of people can protect the innocent

To The Eagle: I am not interested in opinions, mine or other people’s. I am more interested in truth and facts. I have found in living 78 years that truth is not always easy to accept and harder to live. Seems to me there are two power sources of...

 

Covid-19 update

Three more cases of covid-19 were reported in Wahkiakum County this week according to the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative number to 607. Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active...

 

Undocumented mortar round draws attention

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians recently responded to a potentially dangerous unexploded round at the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum in Cathlamet. Army EOD Soldiers from...

 

Loggers reunion will be Saturday in Naselle

NICE BEGINNING--As this work week begins, it's a very pleasant 75 degrees in West Valley, so this Fall weather isn't too bad, but by the time you read this, you may have experienced some raindrops,...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Greetings, dear readers: I know it sounds strange, but I have discovered the world's greatest mouse trap. A neighbor suggested I try it since I have tried almost every type of mouse trap, as Trudy...

 

Naselle/GR Valley School Board starts the 2022-2023 school year

By Superintendent Lisa Nelson On Tuesday, September 20, the Naselle/GR Valley School Board had its first business meeting of the school year. One empty chair was immediately noticeable. Last spring, C...

 

Burn ban to continue

According to information provided by the Wahkiakum Building and Planning Department, the county has decided that due to continuing dry conditions the burn ban will continue to be in effect until further notice. For more information call the Building...

 

Homeownership disparities work group releases findings

A new Washington state report highlights the stark reality that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) would need to buy more than 140,000 houses in the state to achieve parity with white homeownership on a percentage basis. The housing gap...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops:

On Tuesdays at noon, WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android from...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 29, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 18 — 9:33 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. September 19 ...

 

Mules trample Wildcats, host Adna this Friday at 4 p.m.

Please note: Friday's home game against Adna begins at 4 p.m. The Wahkiakum Mule football team went on the road and steamrolled the Ocosta Wildcats 51-0 in a non-league game last Friday. The Mules...

 

Lady Mules fall to Napavine, Kalama

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team lost two games on the road this week, bringing their overall record to 3-4. On Thursday the team headed to Napavine for a match up with the Tigers and lost in three straight sets, 15-25, 22-25, and 14-25. “We rea...

 

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