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Articles from the December 2, 2021 edition

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Age-Adjusted Rates of COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations by Vaccine Status

Following are US Center for Disease Control and Prevention summaries of study results comparing the correlation between vaccination and non-vaccination for covid-19 patients in hospitalizations and...

 

'Tis the season

Cathlamet started the holiday season with its annual lighting festival late Saturday afternoon. As usual, Santa Claus arrived by fire truck (below) and later moved to the lobby of the Hotel Cathlamet...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 2, 2021

Commissioners hear concerns, comments on community center

Wahkiakum County commissioners discussed future management of the Community Center in Cathlamet at their Nov. 23 meeting and adjourned to 9:30 a.m. next Monday to hold a public hearing on 2022 county budgets. During public comment, a visitor...

 

New program offers wood stove relief

If you’d like to retrofit your fireplace, or have ever thought about replacing your old woodstove or perhaps just getting rid of it, you may be able to receive some financial aid to do so, thanks to the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) and the...

 

Shannon Eddy joins prosecutor's staff

Shannon Eddy is the new deputy prosecutor for Wahkiakum County. She came to Cathlamet by way of Othello, but she began her career in Alaska, where she lived for about 15 years. "I wanted to be a...

 

Reflections on Pearl Harbor attack

Submitted and edited by Bill Tawater Commander/Adjutant, Wah.VFW Post 5297 From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars When the men and women serving at Pearl Harbor awoke in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, they had no idea...

 

Bill of Responsibilities would be welcomed

To The Eagle: The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has forced the Biden administration to suspend implementation of its workplace vaccination requirements. This most conservative appellate court in the country halted the requirements pending...

 

Horrors are piling up

To The Eagle: No cash bail? No enforcement of civil order? Defund the police? Let major felons out on low bail? Persecute people for murder who obviously protect themselves from murderous rioters? Cut off energy production from oil and natural gas...

 

Justice has been served

To The Eagle: A recent writer stated that Kyle Rittenhouse had illegally purchased an AR-15 rifle; wrong! And that he was looking for trouble; wrong! He was there to protect a car lot from rioters and looters. The writer also stated that three men...

 

Covid-19 update

With no new cases of covid-19 in the past week, the cumulative number of cases in Wahkiakum County remains at 261. Of those, two are considered potentially active. The Washington Department of Health is reporting 17 hospitalizations, an increase of...

 

Kids Christmas party at Norse Hall on Saturday

WET ENOUGH?--This last weekend of November has definitely been a wet one, as once again we've had inches of rain per day and the creeks and streams have risen and our fields are more like lakes again. By the time you read this on Thursday, it's...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire De...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What a good holiday! Thanksgiving is an ideal time to stop and think about all we have to be grateful for. This week I’m thinking about the school and all the organizations that bring hope and help...

 

Comets Corner: News from Naselle High School

Football Report: Comets ended the season last Saturday with nine wins and just two losses and eventually fell to the #1 ranked 1B team in the state, Almira-Coulee Hartline, by a score of 68-32 in the...

 

Randy Wirkkala

Randy Willard Wirkkala, 68, of Rosburg, WA died November 24, 2021 at home in Eden Valley surrounded by his family after a short battle with multiple cancers. Randy was born on June 27, 1953 to...

 

Diana Weber

Diana M. Weber, Olympia, died November 19, 2021 after a long illness. She was born May 5, 1956 in Salida, Colorado to Dwight and Shirley Williams. They lived in Climax, Colorado until the town was moved to Leadville. She attended the Lake County...

 

Amy Gurley retires from First Interstate

First Interstate wishes to thank Amy Gurley for her years of service. After more than 30 years with First Interstate Bank, Gurley is retiring Dec. 3. "Amy has been a valuable part of our team for 30...

 

Lighted Christmas Parade & Holiday Market next week

Save the date of December 11 for the Wahkiakum Lighted Parade and Holiday Market taking place at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet. The events start at 3 p.m. at the Marina and River Mile 38 Brewing Co., with a Trunk Sale and Artisan Holiday Market....

 

Family Health Center back on schedule

The Wahkiakum Clinic in Cathlamet, which was closed temporarily because of personnel issues, is open and back to a Tuesday through Friday schedule. According to Jim Coffee, Chief Executive Officer of the Cowlitz Family Health Center, which oversees...

 

Fritzie serves as range safety officer

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Chase Fritzie, from Cathlamet, serves as range safety officer (RSO) on the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6), during a...

 

4-H Covered Bridge Scholarship online auction features local artisans

4-H volunteers are hosting an online auction to benefit Wahkiakum 4-H youth now through December 5 at 3 p.m. The Covered Bridge Dinner is a well-attended Wahkiakum 4-H annual fundraiser to help raise money for 4-H youth scholarships, but Wahkiakum...

 

Do you want to become a Master Gardener?

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, meet great people and serve your community, but most of all, have a lot of fun. You will receive over 90 hours of training on all aspects of gardening from edible and ornamental plants to...

 

Christmas Concert, Tour of Homes and Soup Supper on December 5

On Sunday, December 5, the traditional Christmas Concert, Tour of Homes and Soup Supper will, once again, mark the official start of the Christmas season in eastern Pacific and Western Wahkiakum counties. · Christmas Concert Starting at 1:30 p.m.,...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 2, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 21 — 9:15 a.m. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group picked up a dog from a Rosedale business after it...

 

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