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Articles from the November 12, 2020 edition

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Busy county board considers wi-fi plan, endorses new chair of legislature's resources committee

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners learned more about a project to extend wi-fi in Cathlamet, agreed to send a letter of support for a representative who hoped to succeed Brian Blake as the chair of the Rural Development, Agriculture and...

 

Governor announces tighter restrictions to combat covid-19 spike

Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced new social and business restrictions because of the spike in covid-19 cases. The link below leads to a governor's office news release; a link in the story leads to a specific list of the restrictions....

 

Contractor removing trees, rock along SR 4 near Oak Point starting Tuesday

A contractor will begin removing trees and rock along SR 4 in the Oak Point area on Tuesday, with 20 minute delays possible for motorists. Following is the Washington State Department of Transportation Monday announcement about the work: Plan for...

 

Covid-19 confirmed in 13th Wahkiakum County resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 13th covid-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine and is symptomatic," Chris Bischoff, director of...

 

Port commission supports Cathlamet wi-fi proposal

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners adopted three resolutions and received an update on ongoing work and activities around the port property. In quick succession, commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2021 budget, totaling $938,201 in...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, there were 12 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 710 tests conducted so far. The number of positive cases in Pacific County went up exponentially over the last week when they added 28 last Thursday, and four more on...

 

Off the road

Above, waterfowl enjoy habitat on the white-tail deer refuge between Cathlamet and Skamokawa. Right, long lengths of lichen decorate an alder tree along Indian Jack Slough. Photo by Rick...

 

Outgoing commissioner thanks community

To The Eagle: Congratulations, Mr. Tisher. I hope you do well and that we can get behind you and help you do the great work Wahkiakum has come to expect from our leaders. If I can be of assistance, please feel free to give me a call or email. I...

 

We are capable of acting like adults

To The Eagle: This is a quote that seems appropriate to share. “A person that normally cheats to win thinks the only way someone else could win would be by cheating.” What a sad indictment. Unimaginable road blocks were put up to discourage...

 

Democrats urge participation

To The Eagle: For the past several years the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party has concentrated on supporting candidates. Now it is time to concentrate on Wahkiakum County and work toward goals that are of particular concern to our residents....

 

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

To The Eagle: Those of us of a certain age were bemused as the common hobgoblins of Halloween morphed into an election week phantasmagoria like a prolonged and tasteless episode of an old Rod Serling TV show. In Michigan, South Carolina,...

 

Mainstream media labeled extremist

To The Eagle: I hope many of you signed online and listened to the American Frontlines Doctors that I wrote about in a letter to the editor. I’d like to add info on HCQ (hydroxychloroquine). According to https://www.palmerfounda...

 

Is journalism dead at The Eagle?

To The Eagle: While I find that local news reporting is well covered and of interest, the editor’s choice of inserting national news that is unfavorable to conservatives in general and President Trump specifically is offensive. I have not seen one...

 

New Cathlamet shop focuses on the holidays

Holiday shopping just got a little easier in Cathlamet, thanks to five women who found friendship in a shared love of arts and crafts and in their appreciation for the local people who practice a...

 

Fair Flea Market will be held this Saturday

BRRR--As the skies cleared this past weekend, the temperatures took a nose-dive and we wound up freezing here in West Valley, so I hope you had your hoses drained and your faucets covered and all your plants insulated from the cold as well. Of...

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Wow, it’s already November; hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays. The Fair will not hold its Turkey Bingo this year. Hope everyone will join us for Valentine's Bingo on February 6 if all goes well. Hope...

 

FOS Holiday Open House set to open November 28

Friends of Skamokawa will host its annual "Deck the Hall" Christmas and Holiday Open House, at River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall, November 28 through December 12, Saturdays only. Opening day/weekend begins Saturday, Nov. 28...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Evergreen State Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889. A pioneer Seattle historian and realtor by the name of C. T. Conover gave the nickname "The Evergreen St...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 12, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 1 – 8:46 a.m. A deputy responded to a Cathlamet home to assist a resident who had fallen. 8:48 a.m. A...

 

Wildlife commission seeks comment on hatchery, fishery reform

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking for public comment on the latest draft of its revised Hatchery and Fishery Reform policy (C-3619). The Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy was originally adopted in November, 2009, with a stated...

 

Sunlight in Skamokawa

Brief sunlight illuminates the mouth of Skamokawa Creek. Photo by Rick Nelson...

 

Ribbon cutting at Jabbershack

Sue Zabel, who owns Jabbershack, a new craft store on Main Street in Cathlamet, had a ribbon cutting surrounded by some friends and members of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday. Photo...

 

FAFF keeps culture going in Naselle with talking tombstones

The local Finnish American Folk Festival group from Naselle presented an event on Oct. 31 called the "Talking Tombstones"! This event was met with rave reviews by the presenters and the 95 visitors...

 

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