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 By Rick Nelson    News    November 5, 2020

Wahkiakum votes right

Updated with new results for Wahkiakum County commissioner based on Thursday's new count: Lee Tischer boosted his lead over incumbent Mike Backman to 1,602-1,194 (first report reversed totals on image showing returns). Incumbent Dan Cothren...

 

PUD studies grant offer for broadband project

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned that they did not receive the award they hoped for from the Washington Public Works Board to fund infrastructure for broadband on the east side of the county. “The PUD put in an ap...

 

County commission covers milfoil, summer lunches, freezer, wifi

Wahkiakum County commissioners heard about the summer lunch program and approved purchases using funds from CARES Act funding at their meeting on Tuesday. Commissioners approved an interlocal cooperative agreement with the Cowlitz County Noxious...

 

Gas money job turns into 38-years spent with kids

During Joyce Wilson's nearly four decades working at Wahkiakum School District, she became "Mom" to a lot of students, and so her own kids, Todd and Rondee, took to calling her Joyce. When the two...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    November 5, 2020

Covid-19 update: 11 cases in county

Update: On Wednesday, the health department was able to make contact with the individual who was diagnosed with covid-19. There are no connections to the school or St. James Family Center. Wahkiakum County now has its 11th case of covid-19, Chris...

 

Lions Club won't go door to door this year

To The Eagle: The Annual Walk n Knock may have been cancelled, however, Wahkiakum Lions Club will have some drop boxes at Dollar General, Cathlamet Market and the Chamber of Commerce. Carol McClain will be at the Puget Island Fire Hall to accept any...

 

Alternate news sources available

To The Eagle: I received a newspaper sample in the mail the other day, The Epoch Times. Finally a newspaper that I feel is good journalism, not filled with propaganda and bias. I now subscribe to it and also its website online. If you’re like me,...

 

How we voted

Candidate Party Wah. Co. Pac. Co. State % President/Vice-president J. Biden/K. Harris D 1,079 6,283 60.93 D. Trump/M. Pence R 1,532 6,176 36.42 J.Jogensen/J. Cohen L 37 158 1.58 H. Hwkins/A. Walker G 18 32 .037 G. LaRiva/S. Freeman S&L 0 11 .01 A....

 

Long visits

Last Friday, Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington's 3rd Congressional District, hosted a drive-in town hall in Cathlamet to speak with constituents and answer their questions. Residents...

 

Lions Club food drive will be this Saturday

NICE WEEKEND--We ended October last Saturday and it was very nice and sunny during the daytime, albeit a bit nippy in the evenings, but that's okay, as at least it wasn't wet and nasty out, which made it much better for all those trick or treaters...

 

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...

 

Experience your America

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Pacific and Clatsop Counties have a wealth of excellent tourist attractions and it is easy for local residents to take them for...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What Time Is It? Twice a year the time changes have caused those who forget to set their clocks to be either early or late. Daylight saving time (DST) in the United States is the practice of advancing clocks during autumn so that darkness falls...

 

In Their Footsteps – Virtual Layers of Middle Village History

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next virtual “In Their Footsteps” guest speaker series event. Bill Garvin will present “Layers of Middle Village History” on https://www.youtube.com/...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 5, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 26 – 11:32 a.m. A caller was concerned about the welfare of two calves after seeing them knee deep in...

 

Gordy Oman

John Gordon Oman, 87, of Puget Island, died November 2, 2020 at Canterbury Inn in Longview. Gordy was born November 21, 1932 in Clatskanie, Oregon to John Ture and Dora Mae (Laughlin) Oman. The family moved to Puget Island where Gordy attended grade...

 

Graveside service for Edward Gaidrich

A graveside service will be held for Edward Gaidrich on Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m., at Seal River Cemetery in Rosburg. Because of Covid, there will be no inside gathering after the service. His full obituary was published in the October 22, 2020...

 

KMUN's fall membership drive was a success

The audience of radio station KMUN is vast, diverse, committed and generous. This has been confirmed again and again over the years but quite loudly in 2020 thanks to the 407 donors who helped the station raise $58,000 this fall. This number...

 

KMUN: Looking Forward, Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday(GT) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform communities and the world. Created in 2012 as a simple idea: GT is a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years,...

 

Enrollment open for prepaid tuition program

Washington State’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program opened Nov. 1 for a new enrollment period, providing families a fresh opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. The 2020-2021 enrollment...

 

States seek nominations for fishery advisory groups

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon are seeking nominations for advisors to fill positions on advisory committees that provide input on recreational and commercial fishing issues on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The Washington Department of...

 

WHS plans virtual Veterans Day assembly

Local veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Day Assembly at Wahkiakum High School on November 12 at 10 a.m. Because of covid-19, the on campus event will be open only to veterans and a small number of students who will be there to facilitate the...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    November 5, 2020

Town council approves 50 acre timber harvest

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council approved the harvest of 50 acres of timberland that is projected to net $300,000. The town forester will monitor market values and whether a buyer would guarantee the current timber prices for the duration of...

 

Neewollah Day goes trunk or treat

On Friday, as a part of Neewollah Daze, Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce hosted a parade and trunk or treat at WHS. Families lined up along the edges of the parking lot to be greeted by police cars,...

 

Island life

These spider webs wore pearls one morning. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

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