Articles from the October 8, 2020 edition

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Ship runs aground, re-floats at high tide

At 12:50 a.m. last Thursday, the US Coast Guard was informed that a 608 foot container ship, the Genco Auvergne, had run soft aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa Vista Park after a loss of...

 

COVID-19 Confirmed in 8th Wahkiakum County Resident.

Wahkiakum County has its 8th covid-19 case. Following is the report from Chris Bischoff, director of county Health & Human Services: "The person is in self-quarantine. There is no known connection to the school or daycare. "Wahkiakum County Health...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 8, 2020

Hot timber market is good news for county

A hot timber market should bode well for Wahkiakum County's Current Expense Fund, county officials learned Tuesday. The county relies on revenue from state managed trust timber land to support the fund, which supports most courthouse offices. Last...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 8, 2020

Dog ordinance dropped; 2-hour parking considered

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council discussed parking challenges downtown perpetuated by new business and the eventual closing of the Butler Street lot during its redesign. Among the other items of business addressed were the dangerous dog ordinanc...

 

PUD crews busy with line, leak repairs; budget work underway

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners learned that crews have been busy on Altoona Road, got an update on the Skamokawa Water Project, and discussed the budget for 2021, before adopting a resolution to submit a grant application on Tuesday. After...

 

Covid update:

Because of a clerical issue, the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 rose to seven in Wahkiakum County over the weekend. 575 tests have been conducted in the county so far. Pacific County is up to 91 cases, with seven considered active. Numbers con...

 

Two votes for Tischer

To The Eagle: We have known Lee Tischer for 50 years and have never experienced any negativity from him or about him. He cares about this community and its residents, has worked on the school board and carefully delivered some of your children to...

 

Political signs, free speech and violence

To The Eagle: Prior to the primary in August the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties co-authored a joint letter to the community condemning political sign destruction. Sadly, destruction has continued. We, all four candidates for county...

 

Vote for Lisa Olsen

To The Eagle: I have worked at the South Bend Boat Shop for 46 years, some as a partner with my father and later as owner. In all those years there has been only one commissioner who has ever stopped by my business to ask me if I had any concerns or...

 

We need appropriate forest management

To The Eagle: Everywhere I go - whether its Aberdeen, Cathlamet, Raymond, Grayland, or Skamokawa – I’m told things need to change. People’s concerns have been sidelined, their industries shrunk, and their businesses shut down. We all know this...

 

The pandemic has been politicized

To The Eagle: Ballots are arriving and the political theater we usually enjoy has turned into a phantasmagoria, but you can sort it out by applying the investigative adage “follow the money.” The rioters are well armed, equipped, and many transpo...

 

Some good can come from Trump's illness

To The Eagle: Someone once told me “You can always find a little bit of good that comes out of a bad situation.” I think that applies today with Trump becoming infected with Covid. No one wants him, or anyone, to die from the disease. Maybe the...

 

A vote for Brian Blake

To The Eagle: I personally endorse Representative Brian Blake’s re-election to the State House of Representatives. I worked with Representative Blake when I served as both a Representative and Senator in the 19th Legislative District....

 

Questions that need real answers

To The Eagle: Question 1. Would better forest management on the West Coast reduce the size and number of wildfires every year? Question 2. What role do environmentalists play in forest management? Is it positive or negative? Question 3. Why is it tha...

 

Candidates for SPI, state representative to debate

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Virtual Debates Subcommittee has scheduled five virtual debates for candidates for District 19 state Senate and House of Representatives, two state wide offices and Wahkiakum County board of...

 

Corrections officer earns national award

Samantha Boyce, a corrections officer/dispatcher for Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office, has been named the 2020 Western States Detention Officer of the Year by Jail Con, a conference held annually...

 

FOS virtual auction set for October 9-18

CHANGE IS COMING--This past weekend wasn't too bad although Saturday was pretty cloudy with a bit of light mist in the evening hours in West Valley but Sunday was pretty decent and we even managed to see the sunshine. However, forecasters are saying...

 

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: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, October is here and fall is in the air. I will be doing a premium check and ribbon pick up on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you do not pick up on this day they will be mailed on Monday. Please try and pick them up especially if...

 

FOS Fundraiser October 9-18

Friends of Skamokawa presents "A Cornucopia of Treasures" an online auction fundraiser starting 10 a.m., Friday October 9 through 5 p.m., Sunday October 18. October 1-8 enjoy a sneak peek at over 100 items and gift certificates to bid on. The...

 

Downriver Dispatches

KM Mountain Slide Update Many of the readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle have been wondering when the highway east of the KM Mountain will be open. I had the opportunity to talk to several of the wo...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 8, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 28 – 8:01 a.m. A caller reported a possible dead horse in a pasture on East Valley Road. 1:53 p.m. A...

 

Sirens to sound in Pacific County's Great ShakeOut

At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 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," said Scott McDougal,...

 

Nancy J. Corbin

Nancy Joy (Adams) Corbin, 79, of Lewis County, WA died peacefully in her home at 4:15 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 surrounded by her family. Nancy was born May 28, 1941 in East LaPorte, North...

 

Jane E. Harmer

Jane Elizabeth Keatley Harmer, a 1955 graduate of Wahkiakum High School, died at her home in Campbell, California on October 3 after a long illness. She was 83 years old. Jane Harmer was born in Astoria on February 18, 1937 and grew up in Skamokawa....

 

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