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Articles from the December 10, 2020 edition

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Council to study sewer rate issues

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council reconsidered its decision to raise sewer rates and will review whether users are being treated equitably based on their proportional use of the sewer system. The council also discussed the possibility of starting...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 10, 2020

County board works on budget

Time is running out for Wahkiakum County officials to complete their budget preparation process for 2021, and questions and concerns about revenue remain to be answered. The covid-19 pandemic has impacted the economy in a variety of ways, and the...

 

Covid-19 update

The total number of confirmed covid-19 cases had risen to 44 in Wahkiakum County as of Wednesday, with 848 tests conducted so far. Cowlitz County was reporting 1,847 total cases, with 923 still considered active. They were also attributing covid-19...

 

At the marina

Calm water reflects the mast and booms of the Good Partner at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Photo by RIck Nelson....

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance 2020

Submitted by Bill Tawater Commander/Adjutant VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 On Monday, we recalled an event on December 7, 1941, that forever changed the United States of America. Seventy-nine years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan awo...

 

Done with politics, corona virus and masks

To The Eagle: To individuals’ complaints regarding non-mask wearers, what is your problem? You’re wearing a mask supposedly to protect you from the virus and non-mask wearers. Do we spit or cough at your face? In fact, we respectfully stand at a...

 

Biden gang becoming very nervous

To The Eagle: Two important news stories have been suppressed by the mainstream media: Three vote fraud cases have wended their way through the states and will arrive at the Supreme Court by the end of this week. In a fourth case the State of Texas...

 

We can help each other during pandemic

To The Eagle: We learned from the County Health department today that if more people installed the “WA NOTIFY” application on their Smart Phones, the community will benefit from increased ability to track and isolate Covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum...

 

The Big Lie is dangerous for democracy

To The Eagle: I am very curious, wondering if you, as many Republicans do, think that the election was fraudulent? People of my generation, from World War II in Europe, live permanently in a peculiar state of heightened vigilance. We are clearly...

 

Only fifteen days left until Christmas

LOOKING SOGGY--After a few days of some clear, sunny days, albeit cold, it looks like we're in for a drizzly one this week. If the forecast comes true you may have to resign yourself to use that umbrella more often and keep the boots by the door! 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...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Churches in the Westend As the covid-9 fiasco and the governor’s edict closed many businesses throughout the county, churches have been affected as well, with many churches closed altogether or they have their services online. Many residents of...

 

N/GRVSD seeks OK for enrichment levy

In February, an enrichment levy for the Naselle Grays River School District will be on the ballot. It is a replacement levy, traditionally called a Maintenance and Operations Levy, which is brought before voters in the district every three years....

 

Sheriff's Report, December 10, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 30 — 12:13 a.m. The Grays River ambulance provided a lift assist to a Grays River resident who had...

 

4-H member participates in Washington State 4-H Virtual Fair

Wahkiakum 4-H Senior member Taya Deal participated in the Washington State 4-H Virtual Fair. She has been a member of The Farmers 4-H Club for 12 years and her leaders are Deb Gribskov and Shawn...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has announced Ashden Niemeyer as the November Student of The Month. He is a motivated student who has been team captain in football and baseball, encouraging his teammates to...

 

Death Notice for Patty Ingersoll

Former Cathlamet resident Patty Ingersoll died Dec. 6 in a Portland area hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending....

 

Death Notice for Richard Damitio

Oct. 9, 1934-Nov. 26, 2020 Former Puget Island resident Rick Damitio passed away on Thanksgiving Day in Olympia. It was his favorite holiday because he was surrounded by family and friends. For more information, visit the Woodlawn Funeral Home's...

 

Enjoy a county wide virtual holiday event

The Wahkiakum County Lions Club extends a warm invitation to the public to share fellowship and celebrate Wahkiakum County. They will put together a virtual event called Night Out Wahkiakum (NOW) on December 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Although COVID...

 

Community Center welcomes new coordinator

The Wahkiakum Community Center is open with Cecile Bamer as their new Community Resource Coordinator for Wahkiakum Health and Human Services. They provide location-based services for anyone who needs them. These include two public computers, phone...

 

Survey on housing needs of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments is conducting a survey to assess the housing needs and issues of availability and affordability in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Results from this survey will be incorporated into the finalized Housing...

 

Witness King Tides and help build a picture of the future

The MyCoast app allows you to instantly share photos of the season’s biggest tides King tides, the annual extreme-high tides that occur whenever the moon is closest to Earth, are a dramatic feature of Washington winters – and offer a glimpse of w...

 

Agricultural tourism to be discussed

WSU Extension and Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network will host a local discussion on agricultural tourism on Monday, December 14 , from 7 to 8 p.m., with guest Trevor Lane, WSU Extension statewide agricultural tourism specialist. Lane will share...

 

December razor clam digs canceled

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through December 31 after test results on ocean beaches indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Prior to...

 

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