Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition

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Puget Island at sunrise

Photo by Paula Marx Rush....

 

A new face at St. James

"I like the community. I like the work. I like working for St. James." Alison Brown is the new manager of the Charlotte House, a shelter for women and children in Cathlamet that is part of a program o...

 

Mental health top concern among Wahkiakum residents

The results of a Community Health Needs Assessment survey conducted by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services from March to July are in, but it’s just the first step in determining what will become actio...

 
 By Lynne Terry    News    October 12, 2023

Feds, tribes, settle a 15-year conflict at Mt. Hood

A 15-year-old case pitting Northwest Native Americans against the federal government that’s been awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court hearing has settled, with the government agreeing to partially restore a sacred site in Oregon. The agreement was a...

 

Crucial road to be repaired

Travelers who use the route over Beaver Creek should prepare as repairs to a section of Cathlamet Road on the Cowlitz County side are expected to begin this week, Cowlitz County Public Works Director...

 

Extremists target truth

To The Eagle: Anti-C.R.T. mania and book banning are the latest tactics being employed by reactionary White supremacist conservatives in the Republican party, to derail the racial justice movement. Recently, Critical Race Theory (C.R.T.), an...

 

They do not speak for us

To The Eagle: We are local Republicans who talk, work, and socialize with many other Republicans. The school board candidate running for Position No. 4 who is supported by the Republican party group of this county does not represent these...

 

Serve those in need

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum County has many retired people. Some have been nurses, social workers, first responders, teachers, coaches, and lots of others with valuable skills that are still needed. Being retired just means that you have had valuable...

 

Let kids read

To The Eagle: The election of school board members is very important to our kids’ education and safety. Board members should be reasonable, educated, and knowledgeable about schools. We don’t need people who think everyone should have to sub...

 
 By Casey Quinlan    News    October 12, 2023

Employment surprise: 336,000 new jobs added in September

Employers continued their hiring streak in September, surprising economists by boosting jobs for workers in restaurants, health care, and government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report, released Friday, showed a gain of 336,000 jobs....

 

Get ready to vote

The 2023 elections are upon us. Voter pamphlets will go out in the mail next Wednesday, October 18, and ballots will be mailed no later than October 20, according to Amanda Boehler, the Election Coord...

 

Catch the flea market this weekend

IT WAS NICE, THEN IT WASN'T — It's that time of year when we get a few nice days and then we get a few wet days, so trying to get a lot of things done during the drier days is a challenge. I hope you’re prepared for winter mode as it can appear at...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    October 12, 2023

Maui fears fuel local concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard from Craig Brown at Tuesday’s otherwise brief meeting. Brown expressed concern at the lack of a coherent plan to evacuate areas of the county in the event of a wildfire. He implored the commissioners to create a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What a treat this morning (Monday) to wash dishes while listening to the River Writers interview on the radio. Cathlamet's Dayle Olson interviewed Skamokawa writer, Irene Martin, on KMUN, Astoria's...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 12, 2023

October 1 — 7:46 p.m. Two callers said a Puget Island resident was distressed and threatening to harm herself. After a search, a deputy was able to locate the individual at 10:28 p.m. He requested medical aid, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 8...

 

Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Jerald Anderson, beloved son and brother, passed away peacefully at his mother’s home on the sixth day of October, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. Ken was born to Terry and Don Anderson on October 24, 1960 in Grand Rapids, MN. Ken grew...

 

Gerald Hinkson

Gerald (Jerry) Willis Hinkson passed away September 29, 2023. Gerald was born November 2, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA, to Gerald O. and Rachel Hinkson. His family later moved to Ashland, OR, when he was about 10 years of age. From 1956-58 he served a...

 
 By Arwynn Haney    News    October 12, 2023

Step inside a ballistic sub

"Woah, it's like an airplane," one of my schoolmates said in awe. We all loaded onto the charter bus. The wood panel floor, the reclining seats, and on-board bathroom were fancier than the yellow scho...

 

Storytelling at heart of WHS filmmaking course

Wahkiakum High School students are learning about all the work that goes on behind the scenes of film and television production, thanks to Ken Johnson and Jeremiah Rounds of Wahkiakum West. The...

 

Mules score another win as homecoming approaches

The Wahkiakum Mules football team won for the second week in a row, beating Ilwaco on Friday 33-24. This week they are preparing for homecoming and an eight man game against North Beach. "[Our] athlet...

 

History of Stella is available

The long-awaited Volume III of The History of Stella, Oak Point, Eufaula and Coal Creek is finally available. The Stella Museum will be open Saturday, October 14, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. so those...

 

Medicare focus of Living Well event

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will host a Living Well in Wahkiakum Event on Friday, November 3 from 11-4 p.m. at the Hope Center in Cathlamet. The event is not new, but has shifted in focus sinc...

 

Muffins with the mayor

Mayor David Olson will host his bi-monthly open forum with muffins and coffee at noon on Friday Oct. 20, in the meeting room at the Cottage Bread & Breakfast, 380 Una Ave, Cathlamet. The mayor has stated that the current candidates for town council...

 

Astoria-Megler bridge finished early, under budget

by the Staff of The Chinook Observer The latest major work to extend the lifespan of the Astoria-Megler Bridge was recently wrapped up more than a year ahead of schedule and under budget. The Oregon Department of Transportation estimated this...

 

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