Articles from the October 15, 2020 edition

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Ballot collection

A ballot collection box is in place on the wall of the county courthouse. Other boxes are installed in Skamokawa and Rosburg. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Wahkiakum has 9th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 9th COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine and is symptomatic, according to a WHHS Thursday morning...

 

Covid-19 update:

There are now eight confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 611 tests conducted so far. Pacific County has two more cases for a total of 107. The two new cases include one male between the ages of 10-20 linked to a previously reported...

 

Cathlamet woman charged with unemployment injury fraud

Wahkiakum County resident Linda Lashell Jordan, 52, was arraigned on Monday in Wahkiakum Superior Court before Judge Donald Richter, for one charge of theft in the first degree. Jordan has been accused of wrongfully receiving more than $186,000 in...

 

Elections officals prepare for 2020 general election

The Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office was visited by Heather Sorgen, from the Washington Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Department on Monday afternoon, to certify the logic and accuracy test results on Wahkiakum County’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 15, 2020

Chamber, commission critique business aid for covid-19 expenses

Tuesday was a day for discussions for Wahkiakum County commissioners and a variety of representatives of local organizations who came together for two online Zoom meetings. Economic relief for business was a major topic during the meeting of the...

 

Ballots are coming; it's time to vote

And so we've arrived at the point in the 2020 election season when Washington voters receive their mail-in ballots. The adoption of vote-by-mail has changed the dynamics of elections; although election day is Nov. 3, two weeks away, this will be the...

 

Answers to questions posed by letter writers

To The Eagle: Almost everyone agrees there could be better forest management, but most forests are federally managed, with Trump appointees running the departments. So? I have been trying to find someone wanting our country to become Venezuela....

 

Don't let Long pull the wool over your eyes

To The Eagle: Our Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler, has worked across the aisle to cut the cost of prescription drugs. Meanwhile, Carolyn Long has run around promising to do like Jaime. However, it’s unclear how Long's going to accomplish this...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's article about Samantha Boyce, it was incorrectly stated that the corrections officer/dispatcher for the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office had been named the 2020 Western States Detention Officer of the Year by Jail Con, a conference...

 

Equity and justice are worth striving for

To The Eagle: The fate of disputed federal laws depends upon how the unclear intent of the framers of our 229 year old constitution is interpreted by nine bickering judges, in order to align 21st century jurisprudence with 17th century standards. Eve...

 

Reelect Jaime Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: She has continued to be extremely effective as our representative in representing small businesses, military vets, those looking for employment and families in Southwest Washington. We need more people in congress that truly care about...

 

We need to keep Dean Takko in Olympia

To The Eagle: Given the current challenges we face due to the economic crisis, it is essential that the 19th District be represented by someone with an established track record of bringing dollars back to our county. State Sen. Dean Takko has proven...

 

Voter likes Backman

To The Eagle: I met Mike Backman right after moving to Cathlamet in 2016. Mike asked whether I would put his election sign in my window. I asked him to tell me why I would do that. He convinced me while discussing his philosophy and goals; I put the...

 

Secretary of State debate in Wahkiakum

To The Eagle: Last Wednesday we met Kim Wyman and Gael Tarleton up close and friendly in a virtual debate hosted by the Wahkiakum RandDTeam. Both candidates for Secretary of State were respectful of each other and appeared to enjoy the give-and-take...

 

Backman respects the community

To The Eagle: As a life long resident of Wahkiakum County, I appreciate Commissioner Mike Backman as he works for all county residents. I recognize his efforts in building collaborations with local, regional and state entities to help make us...

 

Remember, we're just passing through

To The Eagle: I wonder in utter amazement how anybody that claims faith can support the likes of our candidates. Easy for me to say as a recovering Christian. Even a lost and wAndering lamb, such as myself, can tell which candidate seems less likely...

 

Herrera Beutler works by and for the people

To The Eagle: Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler stepped up and helped her constituents in times of crisis. She has worked in Congress to expand access to healthcare, advocated for better service for residents trying to receive unemployment in...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 15, 2020

Eagle writer earns awards

She did it again. As she has done before, Wahkiakum County Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman received prizes for articles entered in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were: First place, Sports...

 

Body of man who jumped from bridge found at Cape Horn

Last Thursday, a caller notified the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department that they had discovered a deceased body, half buried, while walking along the Columbia River in the Little Cape Horn area. Deputies and the coroner responded. Fingerprints...

 

Candidates for county commission 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...

 

Ten Saturdays left before Christmas

NOT SO NICE--This past Saturday night was really a wild one out here in West Valley, with thunder and lightning and windy conditions hitting us late that night and into early Sunday morning.Crazy times and loud too! Some neighboring fields turned...

 

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...

 

WDFW officials to lethally remove bighorn sheep

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take steps this week to assess whether a deadly pathogen has infected the Quilomene bighorn sheep herd in Kittitas County. The Quilomene is one of the state’s largest bighorn sheep herds,...

 

WDFW approves six-day razor clam dig

Shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Oct. 16 after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The agency continues to emphasize ‘digging while distancing’ to support efforts by community health...

 

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