Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition

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HO-HO-HO

Santa Claus greets throngs of children on the newly landscaped Wahkiakum County Courthouse lawn on a surprisingly dry Dec. 2....

 

Town of Cathlamet secures new offices

The Town of Cathlamet’s offices are moving to the Scarborough Building, possibly as early as the end of January. The Cathlamet Town Council voted quickly and unanimously at their meeting on Monday night to authorize Mayor David Olson to sign a...

 

Analysis finds nearly all hatcheries hurt wild salmon populations

For much of the last century, fish hatcheries have been built in the Northwest, across the U.S. and around the world, to boost fish populations where wild numbers have gone down. But an analysis of...

 

Cowlitz Tribe Donates $1 Million to Lower Columbia College

On Monday, Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) announced that they will be the recipients of a $1 million-dollar gift from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. “The Cowlitz Indian Tribe invests in education because...

 

Some good news to end the year

To The Eagle: Happy New Year! Closing in on 2024, so I want to end the year with some good news, to hopefully grow more next year. Even though we are right at the poverty level of income, I feel we are rich. We have a comfortable home, a decent car,...

 

Readers deserve better

To The Eagle: Factual and unbiased reporting has always been the foundation of responsible journalism. When political bias infiltrates the journalistic process, we end up with claims of “fake news” and a general distrust of what is being reported...

 
 By Bill Lucia    News    December 21, 2023

Feds pledge $600 million for new I-5 bridge linking Washington and Oregon

The federal government will plunk down more than a half-billion dollars to help cover the cost of replacing the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River, between Washington and Oregon. A grant...

 

Inslee acts early to hand off power to a new governor

Come January 2025, a transition of power will occur for the first time in more than a decade in the Washington state governor’s office. The work to ensure the shift goes smoothly after a new governor is elected next year will begin long before the...

 

Merry Christmas!

BITTER COLD. While my weather app was telling me that I was sitting in mid-forties temperatures this past weekend, the truth of it was that we were experiencing below freezing temperatures with lots of frost everywhere. So they were off just a wee...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 21, 2023

December 11 12:39 p.m. A person who was issued a no contact order stepped outside a restaurant in Cathlamet when he saw the two people who were protected by it, he said. They ran away, but he believed they were harassing him. A deputy told the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Last evening many of us were on the roadside in Naselle watching the Christmas Light Parade. Disneyland could hardly provide more entertainment! We had horses, the high school band on a float playing...

 

Port 2 "goes big" on grants

Wahkiakum County Port 2 continues to look for ways to encourage small local businesses. Along with the new business incubators at the Appelo Annex and a grant workshop to help small business owners scheduled for the end of January, Port 2 Manager...

 
 By Grace Deng    News    December 21, 2023

More people are calling the 988 suicide crisis hotline

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. The number of Washington residents calling the state’s 988 suicide prevention hotline has climbed in the past year and is expected...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Westside Play & Learn Group, Valley Bible Church, 9:30-11 a.m. West End Food Pantry, Johnson Park, 1-5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Skamokawa...

 

Michael John McAvoy

Michael John McAvoy was many things in his full and unique life: son, big-brother, student, track star (self-proclaimed), veteran, dedicated worker, devoted husband, father, uncle, teacher, voracious...

 

Jeanne M. Buckley

by Jessie Hiller On Dec. 5, 2023, Jeanne M.  Buckley passed away peacefully with a musician playing harp at her side.  Jeanne (Jeanie) was born a connoisseur of procrastination in Seattle on November 1, 1956. Her parents had joked that she was...

 

Summer Boldt

In loving memory of Summer Joy Boldt, age 45, of Longview, who peacefully passed away on December 5, 2023. Born on June 8, 1978, in Longview, she is preceded in death by her brother, Edward L. Boldt. Summer is survived by her mother, Frances...

 

Port eyes upgrades to pump-out system

After receiving approval from port commissioners at their meeting last Thursday, Wahkiakum County Port 1 Manager Todd Souvenir will apply for grants to replace the aging pump out system at the marina, used to remove sewage waste from boats. Another...

 

Mules learn to transition, with strong results

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team is in transition, and they're winning. Last Thursday, the Mules flipped the Cardinals 81-46 in Winlock. "We started shooting lights out," Coach Rob Garrett...

 

Mules build their skills, step by step

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team is working on getting stronger this season, one game at a time. "With our young team it's really important to focus on developing and working on fundamentals...

 

Wohbots bwing howiday spiwit

Last Friday, students at Wahkiakum School District spent the afternoon showing off what they've learned in robotics at the Wahkiakum Wohbot Woundup, an event that started a few years ago, but which...

 

Living history at Fort Clatsop

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery's winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas. Beginning Dec. 26, Fort Clatsop will...

 

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