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Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition

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Christmas spirit

These homes really showed their Christmas Spirit. Photos by Rick Nelson....

 

Oath of office

Judge Heidi Heywood, Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson, Wahkiakum County Assessor Falon Hoven, Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng, and Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 29, 2022

Commissioners set salaries, adopt budget

Wahkiakum County commissioners set salaries for elected officials and adopted the county's 2023 budget when they met Tuesday. The board also approved contracts for the Health and Human Service Department and a resolution and contract establishing a...

 

State Supreme Court to hear school board case in March

The date has been set. The Washington Supreme Court will hear Wahkiakum School District’s case against the State of Washington on March 14, 2023. The lawsuit, initially filed by the district a year ago in Wahkiakum Superior Court, argues that the...

 

Zelenskyy's speech condensed

To The Eagle: As the armed forces of Ukraine face their own Valley Forge this winter, their President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his address to this nation from our Capitol, has personally thanked the citizens of this community. The following is my...

 

Neither political party is perfect

To The Eagle: Now that Christmas is finally past, our CHINO (Christian in name only) friends can return to the thoughtless cruelty they're so good at. I well imagine the Lord and Savior was appalled that the powers that be in Texas couldn't even wait...

 

Retiring assessor says goodbye

To The Eagle: I have had 12 years serving the people of Wahkiakum County as Assessor. Being your Assessor is not a bed of roses, nor is it hell-on-earth. It is an important job that I have really, really enjoyed. I began in early January of 2011...

 

Part three of three

To The Eagle: RE: A Seaplane base at Cathlamet. We are concerned Cathlamet residents who love this city we call home. But while I am an aviation enthusiast myself (but not a pilot), my family and I wanted to urge our fellow citizens to contact and...

 

Covid update

By Diana Zimmerman The number of cases of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County rose by three in the last week, bringing the cumulative number to 630. The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus stand at 48 and 10,...

 

State regulators uphold $226,000 penalty against CenturyLink

Recently, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission upheld a $226,000 penalty against CenturyLink after five of its telephone companies violated an agreement with the Commission by raising customer rates without notifying the UTC. This...

 

Wahkiakum life

A Red-shouldered hawk on the lookout for lunch. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 

Please celebrate responsibly Dec. 31

PRETTY UGLY--I think we can all agree that last week's weather was pretty awful, as “Ole Man Winter” really made his debut a powerful one and that ice storm we had really came on fast and definitely made road travel treacherous. One stretch of...

 

Razor clam digs on all coastal beaches remain closed due to persistent marine toxin levels

The recreational razor clam season on all coastal beaches remains closed until further notice, shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced. Razor clam test results released on Dec. 22 indicate domoic acid...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Free Senior Fitness and Balance Class, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, enter via door on 3rd, 12:45-1:45 p.m. AA Meeting, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Citizen of the Year and Photo of the Week: During a December 10 ceremony in Cathlamet, Grays River resident Diane Hollenbeck was awarded the title of 2022 Wahkiakum County Citizen of the Year by the...

 

Amy Hunt re-elected as school board chair

On December 20, the Naselle GRV School Board met for the last time in 2022. Amy Hunt was elected to be Chair, continuing her time as interim chair in the latter portion of 2022. She stepped in as Interim Chair when former chair, Chuck Hendrickson, re...

 

CPC issues challenge to community

Submitted by Suzanne Holmes It’s hard to miss the Cathlamet Pioneer Center. It is the most prominent landmark in our community. The uniquely designed building, a former church, sits in the middle of town and its tall steeple peeks above the...

 

Notice of availability and public comment for amendment to 2022 coordinated public transit-human services transportion plan

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO), invites the public to comment on a proposed amendment to the 2022 Coordinated Public Transit-Hum...

 

Congressional and Legislative District recounts certified

Election recounts for the 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts and the 10th Legislative District have been completed, confirming the General Election outcomes certified by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs Dec. 7. The amended results certified by the...

 

Birth announcement

Axel Olmstead was born November 8, 2022 in Astoria. He weighed 8 lbs and 8 oz and was 21 inches long. Parents are Taci Madsen and Kyle Olmstead of Deep River. Maternal grandparents are Scott and...

 

New January reading challenge at Cathlamet Public Library announced

Experience all the feels this winter! Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully —all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card. From Jan. 1–31, Cathlamet...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 29, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 19 - 7:41 a.m. A caller reported that an Elochoman...

 

Notice of availability and public comment for amendment to 2023 unified planning work program

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO), invites the public to...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: Jan. and Feb.

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account and be signed into it--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux,...

 

Frosty day

Frosty leaves and knotwork on a Puget Island doorstep. Photo by Ian Brandon....

 

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