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Articles from the December 31, 2020 edition

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Covid-19 vaccinations start

Above, Public Health Nurse Danelle Barlow on Monday administered Wahkiakum's first dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dan Bigelow, who serves with emergency medical services (EMS). Right, Sheriff Mark...

 

Mayor's vote breaks tie for on-street dining

On Tuesday, during a special Cathlamet Town Council meeting, the mayor’s tie breaking vote passed a motion allowing The Spar to work with town staff on a right-of-way permit for outdoor dining. The town invited the public to express thoughts on...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, the total number of covid-19 cases had risen to 54 in Wahkiakum County. According to the Washington Department of Health, one person is hospitalized and 990 tests have been conducted so far. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is not...

 
 By Robert Stowe    News    December 31, 2020

Contest winners announced

Cathlamet and its surrounding area did the town proud, as it decked the halls with twinkling lights, blowup santas, angels and reindeer, dragons and even minions in the Inaugural Cathlamet Holiday...

 

Town of Cathlamet's timberland

Aerial photograph of the Town of Cathlamet’s timberland near Abe Creek. Harvesting will begin this month. The projected amount of revenue from the timber harvest would increase the town’s reserve fund to $490,000, which would go towards capital...

 

Healing will happen with good government

To The Eagle: In the 1933 German federal election, Hitler’s party captured only 43% of the vote despite massive violence and voter intimidation by the Nazis, but it was enough to slink into power and legislate the Enabling Acts which accorded Der...

 

Slush fund: where our money goes

To The Eagle: I recently read about our government slush fund. I don't know how many of your readers know about this so I thought I'd enlighten them. Here is where some of our money is going: 10 m. to Pakistan for gender studies; 300 m. to the...

 

Social media is hypocritical

To The Eagle: Let me get this straight. The social media are not allowing you or me to say the word fraud on their platforms, but they are allowing themselves to perpetrate fraud on said platform? Gilbert Vik Puget Island...

 

What could we learn from history?

To The Eagle: Shall we take a step back in history when a certain Roman emperor fiddled while Rome burned? Nah...what could we possibly learn from that! James Roberts Cathlamet...

 

Christmas was quiet; crab feed canceled

OFF AND ON--As I begin this column, we're having some of that mixed weather where it sunshines one minute and rains the next and sometimes it does both at the same time! It looks like we are still in for some showers this week but it is mixed with...

 

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...

 

Nature Matters: Oregon's Lost Sea Otters

It is hard to appreciate the cultural importance and ecological significance of a species that disappeared from Oregon’s coastal waters over a century ago. What has the loss of sea otters meant to Oregon’s indigenous peoples? What does their...

 

Connie Nagasawa

Constance (Connie) Nagasawa, born January 24, 1952 in Alameda, CA, died on December 8, 2020 in Astoria, OR. On December 18, 2020 a private family graveside service was held at Seal River Cemetery in Rosburg where she was laid to rest. Connie, as she...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Westend Caroling Christmas traditions vary from place to place, so it didn't seem unusual to not have few or any trick-or-treaters on Halloween or to experience Christmas traditions in the remote...

 

Oaths of office

Wahkiakum County Auditor Nicci Bergseng last week issued oaths of office of county commissioner to Dan Cothren, left, and Lee Tischer. Cothren is starting his fifth term, and Tischer is starting his...

 

Robert Michael Pyle nominated for award

Gray's River author Robert Michael Pyle has been nominated to receive a $15,000 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Pyle's work Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays is one of 10 being considered for the award. Judges are...

 

Couple sentenced

According to a press release from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office, Skamokawa residents Paul and Daria Lacy pled guilty to three counts of animal cruelty, “successfully resolving the on-going legal process” in court proceedings delayed by...

 

Skamokawa creamery sold

You never know where you will find inspiration. For Becka Roland and Ronnie Rhyner, the new owners of Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery, it was a romantic movie on TV about a life changed and love found on a goat farm. Three weeks after watching the...

 

Inslee budget highlights

Compiled by the Faith Action Network Last week, Governor Inslee issued his proposed budget for the 2021-2023 biennium and policy recommendations, and here are highlights. For more detail, see the full text on his website. The total 2021-23 biennial...

 

Museum receives glass display cases

Wahkiakum Historical Society member Frans Eykel lent a hand as one of 12 glass display cases landed at the Wahkiakum County Historical Museum on Dec. 22. Curator Kari Kandoll said the cases came from...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 31, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 18 ¾ 4:39 p.m. A caller complained about a neighbor’s pigs, which were screaming and had no shelter...

 

One case of covid-19 confirmed on Monday; total rises to 55

On Monday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that another case of covid-19 had been confirmed in a Wahkiakum County resident, bringing the total number to 55. There is no known connection to the Wahkiakum School District or St. James...

 

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