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Articles from the October 7, 2021 edition

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Season of Pumpkins

Right, it's the time of pumpkins on Puget Island at the Howell Family Farm, and one of the family's dogs found the perfect place for a nap at the Fall Farm Stand. Photos by Diana Z...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Commissioners, planners discuss concerns for proposed fish trap

The debate over the proposed location of a second fish trap in the Columbia near Cathlamet continued this week at the meeting of the county board of commissioners. In September, the county planning commission voted to deny the application for a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Commission, advisory committee review comments for shoreline program

The process of updating Wahkiakum County's Shoreline Master Program took another step toward completion Tuesday. The program outlines guidelines for waterfront development and use along county shorelines. County commissioners and members of the count...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 7, 2021

Council works on budgets, considers changing sewer rates

In a meeting lasting three hours and 13 minutes on Monday, members of the Cathlamet Town Council started work on their 2022 budgets and began a process to revise rates for sewer service. The council went through the preliminary budgets page by page,...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, there were 15 new cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County over the last seven days, with three last Thursday, five on Monday, and seven on Tuesday, for a total of 236. Of those cases, 29 are considered active. Of the 12 cases re...

 

Commissioners should support commercial fishers

To The Eagle: This letter is in reply to the letter in the 9-23-21 edition titled, “Sport fishermen: unite.” The writer of the letter seems to be totally unaware of the huge losses the gillnet fishery has had to endure since the 1970s. Less time...

 

Writer gives reasons not to take vaccine

To The Eagle: In regard to Bill Wainright’s letter to the editor about people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive; I can think of two reasons why people rejected. One, the vaccine is still an experimental drug. The government and CDC...

 

Lois Nelson

Longtime Cathlamet resident Lois Nelson, 94, died Oct. 3 in Longview from a covid-19 viral infection. The daughter of Sheldon (Chuck) Pride and Vera Marie Nutting, she was born May 22, 1927, in Rupert...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! We are in October. That means all the little ghosts and goblins will be coming out. Once again we will have the Halloween Carnival on October 30 from 4-7 p.m. Come out and play some games and enjoy some time with family and friends. All games ar...

 

Wahkiakum County celebrates National 4-H Week

Local 4-H members are showcasing their projects and awards in the front window of Jabber Shack on Main Street in Cathlamet, in celebration of National 4-H Week, October 3-10. Susan Zabel invited 4-H...

 

Great ShakeOut includes AHAB siren warning

At 10:21 a.m. on October 21, Pacific County will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever: ShakeOut! Earthquakes can happen anywhere, so everyone should know how to protect themselves when an earthquake occurs. Coastal earthquakes can be...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshop: Worm Composting

On October 13 at 6 p.m. Master Gardeners will present Worm Composting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/7756056320?pwd=RzVxbTl0dXpyUjJjSDdsWnJuTXdydz09 Meeting ID: 775 605 6320 Password: 12345 Phone Call: +1 253 215...

 

Evaluating Mason Bees cocoons

On October 14 at 6 p.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener will present a workshop on how to evaluate mason bees cocoons for disease. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee...

 

Mules Homecoming was a special one

WET BEGINNING--As I begin this column, it's a very drippy Sunday morning. However, we all know how quickly these forecasts can change. The "mostly dry" week has now changed and so there's only a couple of dry looking days in the current weather...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

PUD planning how to handle delinquent accounts

A moratorium on collections has ended, and the board of commissioners on Tuesday heard how the Wahkiakum County PUD planned to handle delinquent accounts. The new general manager gave a quick report and asked for feedback on a few things he was worki...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sad News: Lois Nelson, mother of Eagle Publisher, Rick Nelson, passed away just a couple days ago. Wife of former publisher, Bob Nelson, she worked in The Eagle office for many years. She and Bob...

 

A Cathlamet landmark is gone

A Cathlamet landmark is gone: Eagle Cliff Northwest, LLC, new owners of the Wrights Furniture and Hardware Store property on Broadway Street, brought in an excavator this past week to demolish the...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 7, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 26 — 3:46 a.m. A Puget Island resident said four of her cats were missing, and she believed a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 7, 2021

Mules stamp Ducks for homecoming win

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules trampled the Toutle Lake Ducks in a 50-14 homecoming football game victory last Friday. The Mules dominated the line of scrimmage and piled up 256 yards...

 

Lady Mules' consistent play leads to victories

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team continued their winning streak with two more victories this week, bringing their overall record to 3-6. On Thursday, the team traveled to Randle and beat the Morton/White Pass Timberwolves in three sets, 25-15,...

 

Wahkiakum Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country runners joined Mark Morris, Washougal, and Fort Vancouver high school teams at David Douglas Park in Vancouver last Wednesday for a 4,000 meter race. Wahkiakum’s Nathan Garrett took 25th place out of 36 runners in...

 

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