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Articles from the October 21, 2021 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021

Council proceeding with study of LID for sewer expansion

A proposal to provide sewer system service to areas surrounding Skyline Golf Course outside Cathlamet took a step forward Monday evening at the meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council. Council members reviewed an initial analysis from John Hinton of th...

 

Covid vaccine boosters, 3rd doses available at WHHS

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) will begin offering Pfizer covid-19 vaccine boosters to qualifying individuals starting Wednesday. The department began offering boosters of the Pfizer covid vaccine at our regularly scheduled clinics on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021

Council refines study of sewer rate change

The Cathlamet Town Council reviewed an analysis of possible changes to sewer rates Monday and asked consultants to refine three for future consideration. Sewer rates are now based on equivalent customer units (ECU) and don't reflect the actual...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021

Port 2 approves loan for church purchase

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved a loan agreement with Wahkiakum County that will allow the purchase of the Skamokawa Methodist Church property adjacent to Skamokawa Vista Park. The $164,000 loan will be repaid over five years....

 

Port 1 board discusses maintenance, redistricting

On Thursday, the Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners opened their meeting with a budget and rate hearing. There were no comments, so the hearing was closed and they moved on to other matters. A 25 foot sailboat was left at the Elochoman Sl...

 

Covid-19 update

Five more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Monday and three more on Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 248. Of those, 36 are considered potentially active. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is working with the...

 

Dealing with covid-19: Such a waste of time

It was in February and March that my wife and I received our covid vaccination. Then on August 19, we learned that a great grandchild, who visits quite often, was ill with covid. We decided we should be tested because my wife wasn’t feeling well, a...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

From Wahkiakum County Elections: In last week’s edition, published October 14, 2021, October 26th was incorrectly published as the deadline to receive both online and mail-in voter registrations and changes. The corrected date is October 25, 2021....

 

Low vaccination rates allow variants to evolve

To The Eagle I greet the news with mixed reaction. On the one hand, opinionated pestilential nonsense concerning the Covid-19 vaccinations being shut down seems a good thing. On the other, our frequent contributor from Puget Island is correct in...

 

Censorship stifles free expression

To The Eagle: The following comments are in regard to your note following Toni Below’s letter to the editor published in the October 7th edition. In the interest of full disclosure, I do not know Toni Below. I presume, from the spelling of the...

 

PUD dealing with supply chain issues

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday for reports and to pass a resolution to surplus three trailers that belonged to the utility. General Manager Dan Kay said that the PUD is “still having strong customer service...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 21, 2021

Updated: Council handles varied business

The Cathlamet Town Council handled a variety of business Monday in a meeting lasting from 6 to 9:50 p.m. Business items included: •Internet Technology consultant Chrise Leike of More Power Technology Group reported that the firm has addressed...

 

Model A's on the Oscar B

Four Model A's took a ride on the ferry Oscar B. while on tour Tuesday. Photo by Kathi Howell....

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking Grou...

 

FOS auction coming to a close this Saturday

WET START--As this week begins we certainly are having a soggy day, so I'm happy that we had a nice Saturday and hopefully the forecast for a dry Monday and Tuesday came true, as the rest of the upcom...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sad day for state workers: Today is the date set for state and other workers to lose their jobs if they haven't had a covid shot. Did we have to go this route? I want folks healthy, especially...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 21, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 10 — 6:49 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a woman who was having labor pains and was in a car...

 

Clear vegetation around your home to reduce the risk of fire

As leaves change color and begin to fall, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that accumulation of leaves, branches, or other debris around the home can increase the risk of fire. Dry vegetation in roof valleys, gutters, and below...

 

Harvest Festival

Last Friday, J.A. Wendt Elementary school children made their way up to Wahkiakum High School class by class for the annual Harvest Festival, organized by the Parent Teacher Organization. Kyle...

 

Chamber schedules two Halloween events

What are you wearing this All Hallow’s Eve? The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is giving Wahkiakum residents a couple extra opportunities to show off their costumes for the October holiday next week. At 3:30 p.m. on October 29, at Wahkiakum High...

 

LCC Speech & Debate opens conference season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season with the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark and Whitman Colleges. The Smelt participated in this virtual...

 

Archives center offers lessons and workshops

The Appelo Archives Center will offer Kantele Lessons in a 3-part series on Saturdays, beginning October 23. Subsequent lessons will be held November 20 and December 18. It is not required to take all three classes. An introductory session will be...

 

Free legal clinic set for Friday

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday October 22 at 2 p.m. in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law...

 

Nature Matters series begins October 28

Nature Matters begins this season with Ecologist Doug Glavich, who will define coastal prairies, explore what impacts have led to the loss of this habitat type, and ongoing restoration efforts. This talk will include environmental factors that...

 

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