Articles from the December 23, 2021 edition

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Holiday lights

For enchanting displays of holiday lights, check out the Todd Wilson residence on Morgan Drive, above, and the Steve Powell residence on Jacobson Road, both Cathlamet. There are also light displays...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Council acts on proposals for parks, streets, utility rates...

The Cathlamet town council adopted its 2022 budget, approved measures for park and sidewalk improvement projects and addressed other issues when it met Monday. Council members rejected a bid for exterior improvements to the town hall. The bid came...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 23, 2021

Commission okays early interest saving HVAC loan payoff

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday headed into the Christmas holiday on a happy note. Thanks to Treasurer Tammy Peterson, the county will save around $186,000 in interest payments on a $1 million loan used to finance recent renovation of the...

 

School board reviews covid-19 protocols

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors listened to a presentation by the Robotics Club, heard about the covid-19 contact tracing and testing program, learned about a new grant awarded to the school, and more on Tuesday. Following an...

 

PUD board addresses variety of concerns

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners approved a pole attachment agreement, a new Clean Energy Implementation Plan, which is posted on their website, and listened to reports from the general manager and the auditor, as well as a...

 

Jefferson changed property to happiness

To The Eagle: I disagree with a writer’s opinion that the Founders could not have intended the Constitution to restrict citizen’s access to the ballot or allow the wealthy to dominate the politics of power. That’s exactly what the founders...

 

Two more years of Biden won't be picturesque

To The Eagle: The Connecticut People’s World Committee, a member of the CCP, presented its annual Amistad Awards on Saturday to mark the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party USA. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat...

 

No religious test shall be required

To The Eagle: Article six of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment states “no religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Article six is, in my opinion, a significant...

 

Mules win 2 of 3

Photos by Todd Wilson The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team won two games this week and lost one, bringing their overall record to 4-4, and their league record to 0-1. The Mules beat Morton/White P...

 

Lady Mules post 2 wins

Photos by Ian Brandon The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost one and won two this week, bringing their overall record to 7-2, and league record to 1-0. They also gained one more player, to...

 

Outside animals need extra feed in the cold

COLD/WET/SNOW?--Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? According to my current weather reports, that's exactly what they say is going to happen! Some may get excited about that, but if you have travel plans, that may make you rethink those. As we all...

 

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. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, fire/ambulance,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! So say we all as the blessed day comes. My prayer is for all travelers and loved ones to arrive safely with their families and have a loving, gentle...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 23, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 12 — 1:21 p.m. A young deer was found on a Puget Island property. It appeared to have been killed and...

 

Barge removal underway

In November, the Washington Department of Ecology received a report that an old barge was leaking oil into Deep River, and agencies came together to respond. Last week the derelict barge was moved to...

 

VFW post announces essay award winners

On Dec. 17, Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 presented certificates and cash awards to winners of the 2021-2022 Patriots Pen and Youth Essay contest at the middle and elementary schools....

 

Covid-19 update

One new case of covid-19 was reported in Wahkiakum County on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 264, with three cases considered to be potentially active. The number of reported hospitalizations remains at 18, and five deaths have been...

 

Wrestlers fall to covid-19

Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers were scheduled to participate in the Wyatt Draper Memorial Tournament at Ridgefield High School last Saturday, but the tournament was cancelled after many covid-19 positive cases were traced back to wrestling tournaments...

 

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