Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 30

  • Valley residents share concerns of erosion threats

    Rick Nelson|Jan 20, 2022

    Residents of Skamokawa's East and Middle valleys on Tuesday asked Wahkiakum County officials to take steps to end threats to their properties resulting from flooding earlier this month. Marshall and Martina Snow said an emergency culvert repair redirected the course of a Middle Valley creek toward their house, which is now threatened by erosion. "It is a very severe situation," Marshall Snow said. They asked that the road department address the situation and return the creek to its previous...

  • Salmon habitat rules would restrict agricultural uses

    Brooklynn Hillemann, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Advocates hope mandatory conservation of key habitat areas will help salmon runs recover, but opponents worry farmers will pay a price. House Bill 1838, to be known as the Lorraine Loomis Act in honor of the late Northwest Indian Fisheries Commissioner, will reserve land on public and private property near salmon bearing waterways. Prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, said salmon play a vital cultural and economic role in Washington. The potential loss of the species will affect all Washingtonians, she said. “Salmon a...

  • Council acts on grants, speed limit reduction

    Rick Nelson|Jan 20, 2022

    Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Tuesday approved the expense of extra engineering services for two construction projects and took care of some housekeeping business. The council approved contract amendments with the firm Gray & Osborne to include project management services for the projects--constructing sidewalks along South Third Street and the Butler Street Parking Lot upgrade. Clerk/Treasurer Sarah Clark said because of the complex reporting for the projects funding grants, it is essential for the town to have project management....

  • PUD hears reports on damage, new disconnects

    Diana Zimmerman|Jan 20, 2022

    The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned there would be a second round of disconnects this week, listened to reports, and approved a cost of living increase for their new general manager on Tuesday. General Manager Dan Kay spoke about how the recent weather had affected the PUD. “Mother Nature has really been directing our attention,” he said, “from snow, wind, rains, floods, landslides.” Kay said that there had been challenges in East Valley and along Altoona/Pillar Rock Road br...

  • Port 1 commissioners okay boundary changes

    Diana Zimmerman|Jan 20, 2022

    The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to do a little housekeeping and talk about potential business. Commissioners authorized Port Manager Jackie Lea to sign paperwork to resolve a boundary issue with the Town of Cathlamet pending a final survey of the former sewer pond property, of which both entities have a share. They also waived their compensation for any special meetings and authorized a resolution to adopt one change to Port 1 commissioner district...

  • School board covers topics from robotics to enrichment levy

    Diana Zimmerman|Jan 20, 2022

    The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors covered a lot of ground Tuesday, talking about transportation, the coming levy, the lawsuit, transportation, and more. Superintendent Brent Freeman was most animated when he began to talk about witnessing the school’s robotics team participation in a regional competition, which pitted Wahkiakum against some students from bigger school districts. “It was an absolutely wonderful experience,” Freeman said. “It was amazing to see the kids come to...

  • Radical nationalism is not patriotism

    Jan 20, 2022

    To The Eagle: The people who stormed the US Capitol on 6 January don’t understand that radical nationalism is not patriotism. Not wanting to be considered as rioters, or insurrectionists, they claim to be “patriots.” It is a strange modern definition of patriotism that includes flag-waving hypocrites who proudly proclaim their loyalty to a country they seem determined to kill. A true patriot would accept stricter gun laws favored by 70% of Americans. Instead, patriotic nihilists helped make the National Rifle Association the official spons...

  • Faith is now being used as a cudgel

    Jan 20, 2022

    To The Eagle, I fancy the readers of our paper to be articulate well educated souls. Given that, allow me to posit this. Perhaps I can get an answer to a question that has been lurking at the edge of my consciousness for some time now. We live in a society of something over 240 million so why is it that we are left with the choices for leader being only between a moron and a bully? There are so many intelligent and experienced people being shoved aside by the most ridiculous of reasons that prevent them from being in positions of power. We...

  • Who denies the looming lie of CRT?

    Jan 20, 2022

    To The Eagle: Is there any person more pathetic or foolish than the man or woman of 40-50-80+ years who is “woke,” who is the recipient of the privileges and capabilities from the most free and open society in the world, but who hates it and his fellow citizens who wish to keep it free? Who insists on racial quotas, shaming the majority of people because of the evils and mistakes of our past history, or members of the hated red party? Who goes along with the destructive divisive policies of power from obsessed authoritarians [the Karens of gov...

  • Constitution is the greatest document

    Jan 20, 2022

    To The Eagle: I have to comment on a letter last week from a writer who's views are mostly extreme to me. The writer suggested maybe we don't need a Constitution, well I guess he thinks we don't need freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or any other of our Bill of Rights. I guess he believes we don't need any elections of the president, Senate or House of Representatives anymore as is in our Constitution. I don't know about anyone else but I am not happy Joe Biden has three more years in office but imagine him president for life, or anyone...

  • Today's politicians are deceitfully disguised

    Jan 20, 2022

    To The Eagle: “Basic civil, human, and economic rights were violated under demonstrably fraudulent pretenses. The sacrifices we thought we were making for the common good were sacrifices made in vain. Unlawful lockdowns demoralized the population and ruined lives. The tragic reality is that this was all for nothing. The only way to prevent these events from recurring is to exhaustively investigate not just the origin of the virus, but every corrupt and misguided decision made by politicians, NGOs, public health organizations, and scientific i...

  • Covid-19 update

    Diana Zimmerman|Jan 20, 2022

    There were 11 more cases of covid-19 reported in the past week, with four on Thursday and seven on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 287 in Wahkiakum County. Of those, 19 are considered potentially active. “We have had a lot of cases in the past few weeks in Wahkiakum,” Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said. “There has not been a centralized source for these. "It looks like nationally, in Washington, and in surrounding counties like cases overall are start...

  • Diking/Enhancement district studies flooding, seeks a new member

    Karen Bertroch|Jan 20, 2022

    At the last Grays River Diking and Enhancement District’s meeting on January 12, the board of commissioners had a quorum with two members present: Poul Toftemark and Steve Blaine. The third member, Brian Livingston, is not available for meetings because he teaches evening classes and does not have the time to serve on the board. Also present at the meeting were county Commissioner Gene Strong, a landowner in the district. Others attending were Susan Amala, a landowner, Laura Brown from the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Ian S...

  • Senate OKs boost for election officials safety

    Juan Morfin, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Election officials will get more protection from harassment if SB 5148 becomes law. The bill was approved in the Senate Jan. 12 with 48 yeas and 0 nays. It will be up to the House to approve or amend it. In debate on the Senate floor, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, said the bill will address a “grievous threat” to our democratic system. “Here in our own state, in Washington State, which inspired this legislation last year, the top elections official, a deputy to our former Secretary of State...

  • Bill increases availability of sexual assault nurse examiner training

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Harborview medical center is currently the only hospital in Washington State that provides training for nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in this year’s state Legislature is aimed at taking down barriers to training, especially for those coming from rural and underserved areas. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee held a virtual session on Jan. 10 to discuss HB 1621, that would establish a stipend program for nurses for them to complete a training course designed by the international a...

  • Chemicals in cosmetics targeted in new law

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety of health risks. A bill now making its way through the Legislature will require manufacturers to adhere to more transparent label requirements. Similar bills that monitor and prevent the distribution of cosmetic products have already passed in California and Maryland. “It’s a simple bill that will have a huge impact on the health and well bei...

  • Families press for end to hazing

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University, was found dead from alcohol poisoning at his fraternity house just weeks into the 2019 school year. He was the victim of a hazing tradition at his fraternity. Now his mother is pressing for rules that would prevent future tragedies. Jolayne Houtz said her goal since her son’s death has been to “try and save a life for the one that was taken from us two years ago.” According to Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-Pierce County, approximately 100 deaths associated with hazing have occurred in the U.S s...

  • Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

    Juan Morfin, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help with access to laundry storage, shower facilities, locker rooms, food banks, technology, reduced-price meals or meal plans, case management services and short-term housing/housing assistance. “This results in people not being able to graduate or go onto a career. It hurts our students, our institutions and our local c...

  • Bill would post warnings about cold water shock

    Brooklynn Hillemann, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    March 23, 2021 was a sunny day in Lewis County. Zachary Lee Rager, an 18-year-old Centralia teen wanting to take advantage of the pleasant weather, headed to a familiar hang out with some friends, a bridge connecting the banks of Chehalis River. When Zachary jumped, he did not know how cold the water would be. He did not know the temperature would read only 42 degrees Fahrenheit. “He jumped off this bridge so many times, he’d done this time and time again with all his friends,” Lee Hines, Zachary’s stepfather said. “But the differenc...

  • More aid for college students proposed

    Brooklynn Hillemann, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    College students struggling to balance the cost of higher education with everyday expenses will have the burden slightly alleviated if lawmakers pass a bill increasing access to funds through the Washington College Grant program. The House College & Workforce Development Committee held a hearing for HB 1659 on Jan. 12 which aims to modify the WCG program by increasing award eligibility and providing an annual stipend for expenses beyond tuition and fees. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, said, “You should not have to be ext...

  • Yoga classes available at Skamokawa Resort

    Kay Chamberlain|Jan 20, 2022

    CALMER--We were all very relieved to have a much calmer weather pattern this past weekend, which gave us some milder temperatures and some sunshine and also some awesome sunrises and sunsets. After the snow and the relentless rainfall and flooding, this break was definitely appreciated. The current weather forecast for a drier weekend also suggests much colder temperatures, so we'll have to keep an eye out for the possibility of temperatures falling into the freezing category. SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthdays from Jan. 20-26 are...

  • The Eagle Calendar

    Jan 20, 2022

    THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, First Aid Division, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, ambulance training, 7 p.m. Food Addicts Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Eastside Play & Learn Group, St. James Family Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Community Library &...

  • Downriver Dispatches

    Karen Bertroch|Jan 20, 2022

    Today I hope you will pause and think of Wilho Saari from Naselle. He has had a stroke and is now under hospice care at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He is a man who loves his family, Finnish music, children and Finland. He taught music, has written a "tune every day," for many years, has CD's of kantele music, and shared his gift for the kantele with anyone who wanted to listen. I have great memories of him playing the kantele at the Deep River Church. Lord, hear our prayers. Photo of the Week:...

  • Sheriff's Report, January 20, 2022

    Jan 20, 2022

    Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 9 — 3:21 p.m. A caller reported that someone in a small silver car heading east on West Birnie Slough had been shooting into the slough. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported a possible slide on Shannon road. The county road department was notified. 4:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had injured a shoulder in a fall. January 10 — 7:19 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Disp...

  • Watch out for price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits

    Jan 20, 2022

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging consumers to be on the lookout for price gouging on at-home test kits for COVID-19. If you see price gouging, report it to the Attorney General’s Office at https://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint. In the past week, Washingtonians filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office regarding price gouging on at-home test kits. For example, one Washingtonian recently complained to the Attorney General’s Office about seeing a Facebook ad for test kits that were on “sale for only $49, down from $69 a box,” e...

Page Down

Rendered 07/12/2024 09:25