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 By Eagle Staff    News    November 19, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in 16th Wahkiakum resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for four new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The 16th case was reported late Tuesday. Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent...

 

Covid-19 update

Four more cases of covid-19 were confirmed in Wahkiakum County residents for a total of 16 as of Tuesday. There have been 748 tests conducted in the county so far. Pacific County added 26 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 191. Of those, 61 are...

 

WHS Veterans Day assembly goes virtual

Last Thursday, Wahkiakum High School held its annual Veterans Day assembly, but because of the pandemic, they held it minus one key ingredient, an assembly of Wahkiakum students. In order to make it...

 

Council: Is sprinkler ordinance too restrictive?

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council was joined by representatives from Port District 1, the county’s building and planning department, Chamber of Commerce, fire department and River Mile 38 to deliberate whether a current fire sprinkler ordinance...

 

Who is looking out for the county?

To The Eagle: I had to laugh at the hypocrisy of our county commissioners last week. Kent and Irene Martin talked about the natural resources of the county. They pointed out the significance of the loss of the positions of influence held by Dean...

 

Is journalism really dead at The Eagle?

To The Eagle: It’s unfortunate that some folks think they should shoot themselves in the foot by declaring, “Please cancel my subscription to The Eagle” because they are displeased with not having enough complimentary coverage for their point o...

 

Please don't stop your subscription

To The Eagle: Kudos to Mary Fine for her spot-on criticism of The Eagle’s ventures into national news coverage in her “cancel my subscription” letter last week, and while we heartily agree with her analysis, we’d like to sweet-talk her out...

 

Writer: Eagle is fair and objective

To The Eagle: I take exception to Mary Fine’s letter claiming The Eagle was biased against President Trump. I’ve seen, read and published opinions in many of our nation’s newspapers and testified in their behalf before the U.S. House Judiciary...

 

Give credit where credit is due

To The Eagle: I hear a lot of negative things about the assessor’s office, but I want to tell about a good experience. I recently filed a couple boundary adjustments that left me with a little less land than I had before. The assessor’s report...

 

Roadside statue is a distraction

To The Eagle: Now that the oversized campaign signs have been removed from the roadsides, the only remaining eyesore along the beautiful drive on SR-4 is that absurd statue with all its bits on display. I say absurd because at one point it was...

 

PUD commission hears storm reports, possible Westend expansion

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard about recent activity at the utility, approved the budget for 2021, and spoke with George Caan, director of the Washington PUD Association about succession planning. General Manager...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 19, 2020

Commissioners limiting meeting room access to combat covid spread

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday acted on a variety of business, including agreeing to reduce in-person access to their meetings. The board supported Commissioner Gene Strong's suggestion to limit visitors to just the people speaking on...

 

New restrictions in place statewide

NASTY OUT--As this work week begins, we've got lots of rain to add to what we had over the weekend and those puddles have turned into "lakes" and with king tides this past weekend, the streams are full and fields have gotten even fuller and I think t...

 

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...

 

FOS event canceled

The Friends of Skamokawa’s annual “Deck the Hall” Christmas and Open House has been canceled due to recent Covid restrictions. They announce that book sales are still available by calling their office, 360-795-3007, email fos1894@gmail.com or...

 

LCC Speech & Debate wins awards at tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament, hosted by Linfield University last weekend. This was the second of three Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) designated...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Why Do People Eat Meatloaf? I was first introduced to meatloaf growing up as a child in the 1950s by my German mother who told me it was a common dish among German people. As I grew older I realized that there were countless recipes not unlike the...

 

Johnson Park news

Grays River Valley Center has announced that they will open on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning January 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only, with masks required, unless further restrictions are ordered. After hours events may be scheduled and...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 19, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 9 – 9:40 a.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about a neighbor in the Rosburg area who was...

 

Julia Butler Hansen biography published

The first major biography of Congresswoman Julia Butler Hansen, the granddaughter of Wahkiakum County pioneers, has been published by Legacy Washington, the oral history program of the Office of the...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School recently released their first quarter honor roll. The following students made the grade. 8th grade: 4.0 Reese Long and Montana Stephans. 3.2-3.7 Phillip Goldinov, Savannah Ellis and Kavi Welker. 7th grade: 4.0 Josiah...

 

LCC announces winter quarter Continuing Education courses

Registration is open for winter quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Visit them online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. Online Learning --Over 300 non-credit...

 

Early deadlines next week

Because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, The Eagle will publish a day early next week. That means that deadlines for news, advertisements, letters to the editor and other items are advanced to Friday, 12 noon. This will give The Eagle’s staff time...

 

School board hears variety of reports

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a quick update on school business at their November meeting on Tuesday. Landon Luce, a student at Wahkiakum High School who was elected by the student body to be the executive liaison, will be...

 

Fall collage

Fallen leaves create a colorful collage in western Wahkiakum County. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

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