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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Christmas Stars bring happiness to young ones

By Diana Zimmerman When NovaLee Knopp joined the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department as a reserve deputy 20 years ago, she was surprised to learn that some of her duties came with the unofficial...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Holiday lighting festival set for Saturday

The annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for this Saturday, November 28 in downtown Cathlamet. Santa Claus will be at the Community Center from 3–6:30 p.m. and small family groups are welcome to stop by and say hello from the...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report on the meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council contained two errors. “Excise” tax is the correct term, not “excess tax;" and the council did not pass a motion to contract with ecological land services, it failed and was...

 

The beauty of our park is appreciated

To The Eagle: We are frequent visitors to Erickson Park with our yellow lab Berkeley enjoying our walks around the park. The park is being well maintained and looks great. Kudos to the town’s landscape person for doing such a fine job maintaining...

 

What are you going to do?

To The Eagle: Here we go again; another lockdown. I don’t like to label but it seems it’s mostly the Democrat states running the lockdown. President Trump is against lockdowns and would not order it saying it’s harmful to public health and the...

 

We need to check every corner

To The Eagle: "If you give a man enough rope he will hang himself." Right now the election situation is entertaining me. I don't care who won. I do care if the system works. If Trump is right, and there was fraudulent events during the election: We n...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    November 26, 2020 

New attorney comes to Cathlamet

What do music, magic, debating, basketball, and law all have in common? Meet Tom Garvey, Hanigan Law Office's newest associate. Garvey, 30, transplanted to Washington in 2015 after graduating from Kan...

 

New business to open in Grays River

PRETTY WET--The beginning of last week was pretty doggone wet and we were happy to have a bit of dryness show up on Thursday so our "lakes" could recede from our fields before the next batch of rain comes falling down! With the King Tides, we saw a...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 26, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 16 – 1:27 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident who had not responded to...

 

Open Public Meetings

This page was created in response to Gov. Inslee's amending proclamation to the Open Public Meeting Act and Public Records Act: "Whereas, transparency in state government and all of its political...

 

Council: Is sprinkler ordinance too restrictive?

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council was joined by representatives from Port District 1, the county’s building and planning department, Chamber of Commerce, fire department and River Mile 38 to deliberate whether a current fire sprinkler ordinance...

 

Is journalism really dead at The Eagle?

To The Eagle: It’s unfortunate that some folks think they should shoot themselves in the foot by declaring, “Please cancel my subscription to The Eagle” because they are displeased with not having enough complimentary coverage for their point o...

 

Writer: Eagle is fair and objective

To The Eagle: I take exception to Mary Fine’s letter claiming The Eagle was biased against President Trump. I’ve seen, read and published opinions in many of our nation’s newspapers and testified in their behalf before the U.S. House Judiciary...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 19, 2020

Commissioners limiting meeting room access to combat covid spread

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday acted on a variety of business, including agreeing to reduce in-person access to their meetings. The board supported Commissioner Gene Strong's suggestion to limit visitors to just the people speaking on...

 

New restrictions in place statewide

NASTY OUT--As this work week begins, we've got lots of rain to add to what we had over the weekend and those puddles have turned into "lakes" and with king tides this past weekend, the streams are full and fields have gotten even fuller and I think t...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 19, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 9 – 9:40 a.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about a neighbor in the Rosburg area who was...

 

Julia Butler Hansen biography published

The first major biography of Congresswoman Julia Butler Hansen, the granddaughter of Wahkiakum County pioneers, has been published by Legacy Washington, the oral history program of the Office of the...

 

Busy county board considers wi-fi plan, endorses new chair of legislature's resources committee

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners learned more about a project to extend wi-fi in Cathlamet, agreed to send a letter of support for a representative who hoped to succeed Brian Blake as the chair of the Rural Development, Agriculture and...

 

Port commission supports Cathlamet wi-fi proposal

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners adopted three resolutions and received an update on ongoing work and activities around the port property. In quick succession, commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2021 budget, totaling $938,201 in...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, there were 12 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 710 tests conducted so far. The number of positive cases in Pacific County went up exponentially over the last week when they added 28 last Thursday, and four more on...

 

Off the road

Above, waterfowl enjoy habitat on the white-tail deer refuge between Cathlamet and Skamokawa. Right, long lengths of lichen decorate an alder tree along Indian Jack Slough. Photo by Rick...

 

We are capable of acting like adults

To The Eagle: This is a quote that seems appropriate to share. “A person that normally cheats to win thinks the only way someone else could win would be by cheating.” What a sad indictment. Unimaginable road blocks were put up to discourage...

 

Mainstream media labeled extremist

To The Eagle: I hope many of you signed online and listened to the American Frontlines Doctors that I wrote about in a letter to the editor. I’d like to add info on HCQ (hydroxychloroquine). According to https://www.palmerfounda...

 

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